Your 2020 Guide to Halloween Happenings Around Atlanta

Now with even more festivities, we’ve updated our guide to help you get the most out of your socially-distanced spooky season.

It’s officially the season for spooking and bewitching! We couldn’t be more excited to get into the Halloween spirit with Your 2020 Guide to Halloween Happenings Around Atlanta.

This year may look a little different, but there are plenty of ways to get festive all month long. From family-friendly activities to virtual events and everything in between, 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:

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2020 Holiday Happenings at Atlanta Botanical Garden

It’s the most magical time of year, and the Atlanta Botanical Garden is filled with holiday wonder all season long!

In addition to the beloved Garden Lights, Holiday Nights spectacular display, there are plenty of ways to festive through the end of the year – all in one place! Come get your jolly on with the 2020 Holiday Happenings at Atlanta Botanical Garden.

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Atlanta World Kite Festival and Expo Goes Virtual

Let’s go fly a kite –  Virtually! The 9th annual Atlanta World Kite Festival and Expo returns this year with 2 days of fun. 

Event Details
October 24th – 25th, 2020

Things look a bit different this year due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, but there is no simpler joy than flying a kite. Stay safe with social distancing and head to your favorite park, beach, or open field and participate in this year’s festival!

The two-day virtual festival will feature fun giveaways and workshops on crafting and creating kites at home.

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Garden Lights, Holiday Nights Member Premier Night

The Atlanta Botanical Garden invites Members to a sneak peak of the 2020 Garden Lights, Holiday Nights display, and this year is more magical than ever!

Event Details
Thursday | November 12th, 2020
5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Location
Atlanta Botanical Gardens
1345 Piedmont Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30309

For one night only, Member tickets are $17.95 for both adults and children! While delighting in the return of Atlanta’s favorite holiday tradition, friends and families will experience a series of festive treats throughout the evening.

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Garden Lights, Holiday Nights at Atlanta Botanical Garden

‘Tis the Season! The 10th annual Garden Lights, Holiday Nights returns to the Atlanta Botanical Gardens with a holiday tradition that is perfect for faithful friends, a date night, or a night out with the whole family!

Event Details
November 14th, 2020 – January 16th, 2021
5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Where
Atlanta Botanical Gardens
1345 Piedmont Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30309

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Goblins in the Garden | Atlanta Botanical Garden

Treat your youngest goblins to a day of Halloween fun at Goblins in the Garden! The festive event will offer socially-distanced Fall crafts, dance performances, pumpkin decorating, and more.

Event Details
Sunday | October 25th, 2020
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location
Atlanta Botanical Gardens
1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

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Atlanta Botanical Gardens Fest-of-Ale

Celebrate the harvest season with Fest-of-Ale at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens in October! With live music and a selection of seasonal beers, you can experience the Atlanta Botanical Gardens after-hours unlike ever before.

Event Details
Tuesdays – Sundays | October 1st – 31st
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Bring a flashlight along as you explore Scarecrows in the Garden, the October exhibit filling the Botanical Gardens with nearly 100 scarecrows handcrafted by local businesses, individuals, schools, and organizations.

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Strings in the Garden | Atlanta Botanical Garden

Don your favorite garden attire for an evening of live music and hors d’oeuvres beneath the shaded beauty of the Atlanta Botanical Garden at Strings in the Garden!

Event Details
Monday | September 21st, 2020
5:30 p.m.

Location
Atlanta Botanical Garden
1345 Piedmont Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30309

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Scarecrows in the Garden | Atlanta Botanical Garden

Cooler temperatures are just around the corner, which means it’s time for Fall Fun at the Atlanta Botanical Garden! Back for another season of family fun, Scarecrows in the Garden showcases an array of creative scarecrows throughout the gardens. 

Event Details
October 1st – November 1st, 2020

Location
Atlanta Botanical Garden
1345 Piedmont Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30309

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Atlanta Beltline Lantern Parade-in-Place

Even while social distancing, you can help spread joy across the city in a unique way with the Atlanta Beltline Lantern Parade-in-Place! This year’s festivities are a great way to celebrate creativity and build community while keeping Atlanta safe

Event Details
September 21st – 26th, 2020

Map & Locations
Kicking off the week, the map will be published on Monday, September 21st. A digital map will contain live updates on where to see the best lantern light displays!  Walk, bike, or drive around town to get involved throughout the weekend. 

Be sure to check #BeltLineParadeInPlace for live map updates and to join the celebration!

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