It’s the end of September already, and you know what that means! It’s the perfect time to start planning your October festivities and Halloween happenings!
We’re here to help you find all the fun, spooky and interesting events happening in Atlanta this Halloween season! From boozy haunts to pumpkin festivals, Atlanta’s got so much going on this Halloween. So get that costume (or costumes) ready because it’s time for an awesome Halloween in Atlanta. Here’s a list of 25 unmissable events and things to do this spooky season.
If you’re in the market for a haunting mystery party, look no further!
At this spooky dinner party, you can either participate as one of the descendants of Dracula’s destroyers or a voyeur, one hundred years after his demise. The dinner is supposed to be a celebration of ridding the world of the terrible force of Dracula, but plans change when one of the partygoers exhibits signs of turning into a vampire!
Work with your fellow party-goers to find out who the vampire is… all before dessert!
For tickets and more information, check out Fever’s website!
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, but 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.
Halloween is the perfect time to learn the history behind some of the most iconic Halloween caricatures! Mummies might be a spooky decoration to put on your front lawn for the trick-or-treaters, but they were also real people too!
Learn all about Ancient Egypt and mummies at the King Tut exhibit in Atlanta now! You’ll get to experience some of the life of the young pharaoh, and see all the wonders of the ancient world!
Don’t delay! Get your tickets now!
Don’t miss out on this bone-chilling, one-of-a-kind experience! Visit one of Atlanta’s most haunted locations, and listen to the tavern keeper tell you all about the dark tales that haunt the venue, all as you sip on delicious themed cocktails. This 4-part interactive journey is definitely one for the books… and the ghost that all the stories are about… well, it might even be in the room with you!
This haunting treat will take place at the Pigalle Theater and Speakeasy, 50 Alabama Street Southwest, Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 30303. For more information, and to get tickets, checkout the website here!
The Haunted Tavern waits for you!
One of Atlanta’s favorite Halloween traditions is returning this year to take Atlanta by storm! Atlanta’s favorite quirky neighborhood will be completely transformed into a spooky-season-haven for one weekend only on October 21 & 22. Attendees can expect tons of awesome things to do! And don’t miss the parade on the Sunday, the stand-out offering from the Little Five Points Halloween Festival!
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. Or enjoy the themes from Friday the 13th! Either way, you’re in for a lovely evening of Halloween classics.
While Jurassic Park might not be super scary to us now as adults, remember how spooky it was to us as kids! This family-friendly leap into the world of dinosaurs is a perfect Halloween event that’s not too scary to share with your kids!
Take a trip down memory lane and enjoy this incredible adventure with life-sized dinosaurs!
And, as we know, Laura Dern and Sam Neill is a top-tier Halloween costume for couples! (And pro tip, dress the kiddos up as dinos for some adorable photos!)
9. Explore the Scarecrows in the Garden Exhibit at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens
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.
Check out their website for more information!
From a carving contest 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 Pumpkin Patch
- Oakland Cemetery
- Jaemor Farms
- Burt’s Farm
- Uncle Shuck’s Corn Maze
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. You also can’t miss their epic fireworks and laser show that takes over the mountain.
One of the scariest ways to honor Halloween is by heading to one of the haunted houses that take over Atlanta during this scary 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 haunting recommendations below.
- Netherworld, Stone Mountain
- Nightmare’s Gate, Douglasville
- Fright Nights at Six Flags, Austell
- Buford’s Corn Maze, Buford
And check out the full haunted round-up here!
Perhaps you’ve noticed a couple of iconic corn mazes already make an appearance on this list. As one of Atlanta’s (and everyone’s, let’s be honest) favorite family-friendly Halloween traditions, going to one of the corn mazes around the Metropolitan area is a great option for celebrating this creepy time of year. Check out or recommendations below.
23. Wonder through Oakland Cemetery
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! And don’t miss out on their pumpkin patch either!
Yes, it’s Halloween-time which means its Pumpkin Spice Latte time. The Starbucks staple has come a long way since its foundations, but ditch the ‘bucks for one of these local hotspots for a PSL this fall. Make sure to check out the full round-up for some more pumpkin spice inspiration!
- Hodgepodge Coffeehouse, Ormewood
- Banjo Coffee, Avondale Estates
There are so many interesting ghost tours around Atlanta to learn about the residents who, uhh, never left! Get into the spooky mindset this season by checking out one of the haunting tours… if you dare!
Learn about the history of the city and the ghosts who stuck around on one of the amazing Atlanta Ghost tours the city offers!