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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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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Marist Holiday Traditions Arts & Crafts Show

Out of caution over COVID-19, Marist Holiday Traditions has been cancelled for 2020.

Looking for that special gift for that special someone? Marist Holiday Traditions is the place to find that one-of-a-kind item with one of the largest juried arts and crafts shows in the Southeast!

Event Details TBA

Location
Marist School
3790 Ashford-Dunwoody Road
Atlanta, GA 30319

Admission
$5 | No strollers

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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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Brookhaven Arts Festival

Out of safety concerns over COVID-19, the 2020 Brookhaven Arts Festival has been cancelled.

Mark your calendars for the 14th Annual Brookhaven Arts Festival! The two-day festival is the perfect opportunity to enjoy Fall in Atlanta with over 140 artists, musical performances, children’s activities, fantastic food, and more!

Festival Dates TBA

Festival Times
Saturday | 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday | 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Classic Car Show | Sunday, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location
4047 Peachtree Road NE
Behind Brookhaven MARTA Station (Apple Valley Road side)

Free Admission & Parking

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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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Fernbank After Dark: Weird Science

Atlanta’s favorite adult science night is back, offering exclusive Museum access after dark with a variety of hands-on activities for adults! Don’t miss live music, giant screen movies, craft beer and cocktails, and more at October’s Fernbank After Dark: Science & Spirits!

Event Details
Friday | October 9th, 2020
7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Continues Second Friday of Every Month

Location
Fernbank Museum of Natural History
767 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

Enjoy a spooky-themed evening featuring after-hours access to the Halloween-themed outdoor experience, Woodland Spirits. Live music will be performed by Russell Cook & the Sweet Teeth.

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12th Annual Taste of Chamblee

From Mexican to Italian cuisine, the 13th Annual Taste of Chamblee returns with a lineup of dishes that celebrate the diverse restaurant community of Chamblee!

Event Details
Saturday | October 3rd, 2020
3:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Location
Downtown Chamblee
Corner of Peachtree Road and Broad Street

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Oktoberfest Atlanta | Historic Fourth Ward Park

06190b_7279530000d84f7bb61ef0d8c51ba91amv2Put on your lederhosen for Oktoberfest Atlanta, and come enjoy a variety of deliciously cold beers, German food, live music, and an abundance of games and Oktoberkfest-themed activities!

Festival Dates
October 9th – 10th, 2020

Festival Hours
Friday | 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Saturday | 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Location
Historic Fourth Ward Park
680 Dallas Street
Atlanta, GA 30308

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Old Fourth Ward Park Arts Festival

Celebrate Emerging Artists with the art-rich history of Atlanta at the Old Fourth Ward Arts Festival! After being postponed earlier this year due to concerns over COVID-19, the festival is a great opportunity to jump into Fall and support local artists.

Festival Dates
October 3rd – 4th, 2020

Festival Hours
Saturday | 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday | 11:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Named “Best New Event” by the Southeast Festivals and Events Association, the beloved two-day arts festival has become the perfect embodiment of the neighborhood’s artistic innovation! The celebration of community and tradition is presented by the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces for people of all ages, races, customs and interests. 

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