Your Guide to Atlanta’s Halloween Happenings

Halloween is a special time of year for children.  The little ones can’t wait to dress up in all sorts of spooky and fun costumes and go trick or treating for candy.  However, parents and adults shouldn’t feel left out during October.  Parades, ghost tours, parties and so much more are happening all over the city this month.  Check out the list below for fun activities sure to appeal to everyone!    

Events for the Family

Nether World Haunted House

October 1-31, 2017 (6:30 to 9:30 p.m.)

Nether World Haunted House is a walk-through dark attraction filled with terrifying live actors, amazing special effects, and incredible monsters. 6624 Dawson Blvd Norcross, GA 30093


Halloween at the History Center

October 20, 2017 (6:30 to 9:30 p.m.)

Haunted Halloween features a haunted mansion, spooky trails, games, a carnival, food vendors, and a cash bar at the Atlanta History Center. Atlanta History Center
130 West Paces Ferry Road NW Atlanta, GA 30305


Halloween Festival & Parade

October 21, 2017

Enjoy food and drink, live entertainment, pumpkin carving, street vendors, and a 4 p.m. costume parade at Little 5 Points Halloween Festival and Parade. Free. Little Five Points Atlanta, GA 30307

*The parade route starts at Austin and Euclid and moves up Euclid to Moreland.  It will turn South on Moreland and proceed to the Wrecking Bar Brewpub where it will do a U-turn and then proceed to Freedom Parkway.


Family Halloween Hike

October 20 – 21 and 27 – 28, 2017

A guide leads you on a well-lit trail to meet costumed creatures of the woods at the non-scary Halloween Hikes at Chattahoochee Nature Center in Roswell. 9135 Willeo Rd 9135 Willeo Rd, Roswell, GA 30075


Halloween at Callanwolde

October 27, 2017

Halloween Night on Callanwolde Mountain includes trick or treating, a family-friendly costume contest, a concert band playing spooky music, and food trucks. 980 Briarcliff Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30306


Halloween in Chamblee

October 28, 2017

Halloween Spooktacular includes an all-ages costume contest, hayrides, games, a spooky fun house, a 5K in costume, and food vendors at Keswick Park. Free. Keswick Park – 3496 Keswick Drive


Halloween Party in Dunwoody

October 28, 2017

Monster Bash has live music and DJs, bars, and a costume contest at Eclipse di Luna in Dunwoody. 4505 Ashford Dunwoody Rd Atlanta, GA 30346


Family Halloween Music

October 29, 2017

Halloween Haunts with Harry, Hedwig, and Hexenritt features macabre music played by Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and a costume contest. 1280 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309


Halloween Parade

October 29, 2017 (4 p.m.)

Watch floats, decorated hearses, classic cars, and marching bands in the Haints and Saints Halloween Parade, followed by a musical jam in Decatur. Free. SITE UNDER CONSTRUCTION


Events for Children

Make a Glass Pumpkin

October 1 – 29, 2017 (begins Sept. 29)

The Pumpkin Class at Decatur Glassblowing includes safety instructions, a demonstration, and assistance making a pumpkin ornament to take home after it cools for 24 hours. Children 10 to 17 OK with a parent. Decatur Glassblowing250 Freeman Street, Decatur, GA 30030


Children’s Halloween Party

October 9, 2017

Kids 18 months to 5: Wear costumes, join a parade, make crafts, and trick or treat when Magic Monday: Historic Halloween comes to Atlanta History Center. Atlanta History Center130 West Paces Ferry Road NW Atlanta, GA 30305


Boo at the Zoo

October 21 – 22 and 28 – 29, 2017

Boo at the Zoo is a Halloween festival with costume contests, treats, magical paths, decorations, music, and kid crafts at Zoo Atlanta. 800 Cherokee Avenue SE, Atlanta GA 30315


Halloween for Kids

October 28, 2017 (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

Fernbank BOO-seum Trick-or-Treat features treats for kids in costume, games, entertainment, and music at Fernbank Museum of Natural History. 767 Clifton Road NE Atlanta, GA 30307

Events for Adults

Adult Party at the Museum

October 27, 2017

Fright Night is a Halloween party featuring a DJ and a costume contest, with craft beer, cocktails and small plates for sale at Fernbank Museum of Natural History for age 21+. 767 Clifton Road NE Atlanta, GA 30307


Halloween Bar Crawls

October 27 – 28, 2017

Your ticket includes a costume contest, food and drink specials, and admission to multiple bars.

Oct. 27 – Crawl-Oween

Oct. 27 – Midtown Halloween

Oct. 28 – Halloween in the Highlands

Oct. 28 – Halloween Pub Crawl

200 Peachtree
Halloween Party

October 28, 2017 (9 p.m.)

Nightmare on Peachtree Street promises four top Atlanta DJs, two rooms of music, and a costume contest at 200 Peachtree Street. Atlanta, GA 30303


Halloween Costume Party

October 28, 2017

Nightmare on 13th Street has three DJs, costume prizes, drink specials, and a food truck at CosmoLava. (Confirmed by phone but no 2017 web page yet)Lava Lounge 57 13th Street Atlanta, GA 30309


Halloween Bash

October 28, 2017 (7 to 11 p.m.)

Saints & Sinners Ball features live bands, themed drink specials, and a costume contest outside Park Tavern Park Tavern in Piedmont Park 500 10th St NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30309


Halloween Beer Party

October 28, 2017 (8 p.m.)

Boos and Brews is a Halloween party with beer, live music, and a costume contest at Center Stage Theater. 1374 West Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30309









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