Top 22 Halloween Happenings Around Atlanta

You’ll be sure to get more treats than tricks this Halloween season with our list of the Top 22 Halloween Happenings Around Atlanta for 2017!

October is officially here, and there are plenty of ways to get festive all month long. From family-friendly activities to premier cocktail parties, we have you covered with all the highlights.

Check out our list below to ensure you get more treats than tricks all throughout the month:

    1. A Ghastly Gathering
      Saturday | October 7th
      Kick of the Halloween season a little early with A Ghastly Gathering at Center for Puppetry Arts! Mingle with the Ghastlies as they re-emerge from the grave, snack on free hors d’oeuvres, and enjoy a selection of beer and wine for purchase. In celebration on this one special night, entertainment includes live music from the Ghastlies, a spooky self-guided tour of the Worlds of Puppetry Museum, fortune telling, and other goulishly good fun!
    2. Atlanta History Center’s Haunted Halloween
      Friday | October 20th
      The Haunted Happenings each have a scare rating to help the spookiest – and the easily more frightened – decide where to go throughout the evening. Stroll through the foggy gardens and haunted historic gardens to find twists on old fairy tales, whimsical tea parties, nursery rhymes, and more!
    3. Hallowine Festival
      Saturday | October 21st
      Held at City Winery inside Ponce City Market, the first annual Hallowine Festival invites guests to boogie down to live music and sip on unlimited wine and craft beer tastings from a large array of both, as well as a selection of top-shelf liquors that are included with VIP tickets. 
    4. Georgia A-Scary-Um
      Weekends through October 31st
      The Georgia Aquarium will transform into your family’s one-stop shop for festive fun with Halloween decorations and music at every turn. Come enjoy dance hits of the ’70s and ’80s, Trick-or-Treat stations, Halloween-themed crafts, spooky story-telling, photo stations, and costumes!
    5. Goblins in the Garden
      Sunday | October 22nd
      Atlanta Botanical Gardens presents an afternoon filled with enthralling stories, pony rides, fall-themed crafts, stories, a Ride-on-Train, pumpkin decorating, and more! Admission also grants guests access to the annual Fall installation: Scarecrows in the Garden.
    6. Fernbank BOO-seum Trick or Treat
      Saturday | October 28th
      The Fernbank Museum invites goblins and princesses alike to participate in some family-friendly fun! The trick-or-treating event will feature treats for kids in costume, games, music, and other frightfully fun activities! Tickets to the Halloween events are free with museum admission and membership.boo_peacock_1427
    7. Boo at the Zoo
      Saturdays and Sundays | October 21st-22nd | October 28th-29th
      Zoo Atlanta is bringing back one of Atlanta’s favorite Halloween traditions! The whimsical Zoo Boo Town will be filled with special Halloween crafts and games, favorite characters, a costume contest, and music from a live DJ! And as always, Zoo Atlanta will have over 1,000 live animals from all around the world. Boo at the Zoo is free with General Admission, Zoo Members, and children under 3.
    8. Halloween Night in the Highlands
      Saturday | October 28th
      The annual Halloween themed pub crawl grants access to 14 Virginia Highlands bars, annual Block Party, drink offerings, great food specials, and a $1,000 grand prize costume contest!
    9. Brick-or-Treat
      Saturdays and Sundays | October 21st-22nd | October 28th-29th
      LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta is getting spooky for Halloween! Come out in costume and guess how many pumpkins are in MINILAND, collect delicious candy while trick-or-treating, and don’t forget about the Brick-or-Treat Costume Contest on Halloween weekend!
    10. Little 5 Points Halloween Parade & Festival
      Saturday | October 21st
      The all-day event returns with live music, food, vendors, costumes, and more! Known as one of the South’s best Halloween festivals, the day kicks off with its infamous parade of costumes, live performers, decorated vehicles, candy, and other spooktacular fun.
    11. Stone Mountain Pumpkin Festival
      Fridays – Sundays | Through October 31stactivitylist-tn-shows-pumpkinmeet-ashx
      Enjoy the beautiful Fall weather and changing leaves with your family at the annual Pumpkin Festival! The festival will feature a pie eating contest, Trick or Treat Scavenger Hunt, crafts in the pumpkin patch, live performances, a Parade, and of course Spookley’s Pumpkin Patch Meet & Greet!
    12. Halloween Night on Callanwolde Mountain
      Friday | October 27th
      A night of family fun for both kids and adults will celebrate Halloween with a live music program featuring selections of spooky music. Festivities will also include trick-or-treating, fun activities, and costume contests!
    13. Magic Monday: Historic Halloween
      Monday | October 9th
      At Atlanta History Center, toddlers and preschoolers are invited to show off their favorite costumes in a Halloween parade, participate in costume contests, and go trick-or-treating throughout the museum! Bring your crafty little creature to create Halloween-themed art projects while listening to age-appropriate, spooky tales.
    14. Sips Under the Sea
      Friday | October 27th
      It’s time for a relaxing night of fun at Atlanta’s most unique cocktail party, Sips Under the Sea: Something Wicked this Way Comes! Eat, drink, and be scary at the spooktacular chance to experience the Georgia Aquarium in a whole new way! Guests will mingle, enjoy live music, sip on signature cocktails, and sample delicious tapas. Sips Under the Sea is the perfect opportunity to enjoy the Georgia Aquarium after-hours – all without the kids!
    15. Nightmare on Peachtree Bash II
      Saturday | October 28th
      The Halloween bash features multiple rooms, dance floors, top Atlanta DJs, a 5 Hour VIP Open Bar, and much more!
    16. Monster Bash
      Saturday | October 28th
      At Eclipse Di Luna in Dunwoody, the 19th annual party will feature drink specials, giveaways, DJs, and the latest Latin and international music on the scene! And don’t miss $2,000 worth of prizes in this year’s costume contest!
    17. Saints and Sinners Ball
      Saturday | October 28th
      The 4th annual celebration takes place at Park Tavern with themed drink specials, and plenty of surprises throughout the night.
    18. Social Mess Halloween 8
      Saturday | October 28th
      A Social Mess takes over the Buckhead Theatre for its 8th straight year to present one of Atlanta’s biggest Halloween parties. The 21+ party will have costume contests, beer tents, lasers, live music, dancing, cocktails, and more. 
    19. Whiskey Blue’s Halloween Masquerade
      Saturday | October 29th
      Mask yourself in decadence at a ghoulishly elegant All-Hallows Eve celebration where you’re invited to don your best costumes and masks for a more sophisticated affair. Featuring Ketel One Vodka, DJ Stutter, psychics, and much more!
    20. Chamblee Halloween Spooktacular
      Saturday | October 28th
      The annual Halloween celebration kicks off with a 5K & 1-Mile fun Run followed by a full day of family fun. Come out for hay rides, costume contests, festival games, food, pumpkin painting, and more!
    21. Halloween Hikes
      Saturdays and Sundays | October 21st-22nd | October 28th-29th
      Take your family on a hike through the forest to meet woodland creatures as they talk about their lives! Chattahoochee Nature Center’s guided evening hikes will offer face painting, bon fires, arts and crafts, special treats, and hot cocoa to keep even your youngest goblins warm at night.
    22. Oakland Cemetery Halloween Tour
      Friday – Sunday | October 20th- 22nd & October 26th – 29th
      The gates stay open after dark for a tour sure to stir fright and delight! Oakland Cemetery’s “residents” will regale you with their tales as you are escorted through the cemetery after dark. Enjoy the offerings of beer, wine, and drinks as you take in the beautifully lit gardens of the cemetery.