The end of October is creeping up, which means if you haven’t started planning all your Halloween events, then you better start soon! Luckily, we’ve complied this list of unmissable events and things to do this spooky season. From boozy haunts to pumpkin festivals, Atlanta’s got so much going on this Halloween. So get that costume ready and get ready for an awesome Halloween in Atlanta. Check out our must-see recommendations below.
You may have missed a lot of these spooktacular events, but there’s enough going on to extend your spooky season through until mid-November!
1. Take this boozy journey through the legendary Sleepy Hollow
There’s a cocktail experience coming to Atlanta, bound to put you into the spirit of spooky season! Explore an immersive world based on the legendary novel Sleepy Hollow, meeting whimsical characters as you enjoy a collection of cocktails. But beware, you might meet a witch on your journey through the dark forest. Although that seems extremely fitting for Halloween.
2. Delve into the Upside Down at Stranger Things: The Experience
If you’re a fan of Netflix’s Stranger Things, then you’re probably very aware of Stranger Things: The Immersive Experience is on its way to A-Town. Transport yourself back to Hawkins in 1985, at Pullman Yard’s upcoming portal to a mini-verse dedicated to the 1980’s sci-fi. Expect epic audiovisual sets, supernatural mysteries and pulse-racing encounters, and more. Click the link below to get your tickets.
Explore Hawkins circa 1985 at Stranger Things: The Experience, coming to Pullman Yards this fall!
3. Enjoy an epic Halloween bar crawl around Atlanta
Get ready to experience the best bars that Atlanta has to offer—all in one night! Go back to the good old days of trick or treating with an adult twist. Every treat on your tracks will be a drink, so get your costume ready and prepare for an epic bar crawl around A-Town.
4. The return of Little Five Points Halloween Festival & Parade
One of Atlanta’s favorite Halloween traditions is returning this year, following two years of cancellations and altercations due to the pandemic. A-Town’s beloved quirky neighborhood will be completely transformed into a spooky-season-safe-haven, with so many awesome things to do for one weekend only on October 22 & 23. Don’t miss the parade on the Sunday, the stand-out offering from the Little Five Points Halloween Festival & Parade!
5-6. These eerily enchanting Candlelight Concerts
The beloved Candlelight concert series will be playing host to two unmissable Halloween specials. Enjoy those classic songs from creepy movies and Halloween-history, including Beetlejuice, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Psycho, and so much more. There’s an open-air and indoor concert on offer this spooky season, so click the appropriate link below to get your tickets.
- Candlelight: A Haunted Evening of Halloween Classics
- Candlelight Open Air: A Haunted Evening of Halloween Classics
7. Save the video store at this horror-filled theatrical experience
This hilarious immersive experience just finished its run in Marietta, moving locations to A-Town except with a horror twist for Halloween. Take on movie-inspired games, and attempt to save the video store from the mysterious sparkling vampires. This nostalgic throwback to the late 90s and early 2000s is the perfect way to celebrate Halloween. Click the link below for more details and tickets
Tickets & Info: Save the video store from vampires and the Y2K glitch at this epic Halloween theatrical experience
8. Explore the Scarecrows In The Garden exhibit
The Atlanta Botanical Gardens has turned scarecrows into an artform thanks to their annual Scarecrows In The Garden exhibition. Local artists and companies team up to transform the enchanting Piedmont Park attraction into a mystical love letter to the creepy farming practice. Click here for more information.
9-13. Stock up on pumpkins at these pumpkin patches!
From painting pumpkins at Ponce City Market to unbeatable farm experiences, there’s an awesome selection of pumpkin patches taking over the ATL this spooky season. Check out some recommendations below or click here for the full round-up.
- Ponce City Market, Old Fourth Ward
- Oakland Cemetery, Oakland
- Uncle Shuck’s Corn Maze, Dawsonville
- Jaemor Farms, Alto
- Mitcham Farm, Oxford
14. Stone Mountain Park’s Pumpkin Festival
If these plans seem a little too ooky-spooky for the whole family, then why not head to Stone Mountain Park for their annual celebration honoring the pumpkin, and all things Halloween? The grounds will come alive at night, with interesting characters and a glow-in-the-dark experience. However, you cannot miss their epic firework and laser show that frequently takes over the mountain.
15-18. Check out the scariest haunted houses in Atlanta
One of the scariest ways to honor Halloween is by heading to one of the haunted houses that take over A-Town during this harrowing time of year. With every rendition getting more extreme, gory, and fun as the years go by (if you’re into it that is), Atlanta promises a terrifying Halloween for those who are brave enough to explore the twisted horror worlds making their way to the city this season. Check out some of our recommendations below.
- Netherworld, Stone Mountain
- Nightmare’s Gate, Douglasville
- Fright Nights at Six Flags, Austell
- Buford’s Corn Maze, Buford
19-21. Get completely lost at one of our corn mazes!
Perhaps you’ve noticed a couple of iconic corn mazes already make an appearance on this list. As one of Atlanta’s favorite (and everyone’s, let’s be honest) family-friendly Halloween traditions, going to one of the corn mazes in and around the Metropolitan area is a great option for celebrating this creepy time of year. Check out or recommendations below.
- Uncle Shuck’s Corn Maze, Dawsonville
- Buford Corn Maze, Buford
- Mitcham Farm, Oxford
22. Wonder through Oakland Cemetery with their fall offerings
Oakland Cemetery is Atlanta’s oldest public park and the final resting place of many of the city’s most noted citizens. Explore its grounds this fall, as they host their awesome line-up of autumnal activities. From Halloween treats, to unmatched fall outings, there’s something for everyone! Click here for more information.
23-25. Enjoy as many PSL as humanly possible!
Yes, it’s Halloween-time which means its the anticipated return of the Pumpkin Spice Latte. The Starbucks staple has come a long way since its foundations, but ditch the ‘bucks for one of these local hotspots for a PSL fix in Atlanta this fall. Make sure to check out the full round-up for some more pumpkin spice inspiration!
- Hodgepodge Coffeehouse, Reynoldstown, Decatur, and Ormewood
- Rev Coffee, Smyrna, and Heritage Sandy Springs Market every Saturday
- Dancing Goats Coffee, Buckhead, Midtown, Decatur, and more!