Things for foolish mortals to do this Halloween in the ATL!
It’s October, which means if you haven’t stared planning your Halloween plans then you better start soon! Luckily, we’ve complied this list of unmissable events and things to do this spooky season. From boozy bar crawls to pumpkin festivals, Atlanta’s got so much going on this Halloween. Check out our recommendations below.
Finding the perfect Halloween party can be difficult. So why not hit several? Thanks to this unmissable bar crawl, you and your friends can get costumed up and hit up some of Atlanta’s beloved bars. Your first drink at this ghoulish bar crawl will be included, and many of the bars will have spooky specials for food & drinks.
2-6. Pumpkin patches in Atlanta
What better way to celebrate the return of Halloween than go pumpkin picking? Transform your home into a pumpkin paradise, after heading to one of these pumpkin patches in and around the city. Click here for our full roundup of places to go pumpkin picking.
- Oakland Cemetery, Oakland
- Washinton Farms, Bogart
- Jaemor Farms, Alto
- Finca to Filter, West End
- Southern Belle Farm, McDonough
Extra special: Host a pumpkin carving party to remember with this spooky virtual mixology class. Learn how to make a delicious cocktail or mocktail in a 1 hour interactive class, guaranteed to get you in the mood for Halloween.
The beloved Candlelight concert series is getting a Halloween transformation. Gather up your every ounce of courage, and enter a beautiful venue turned eerie for a special concert featuring classic haunted soundtracks that will bust a chill down your spine! By the dim glimmer of candlelight, our eyes are tricked—and treated. Make sure you book your tickets for Candlelight’s Halloween special, as they are selling like pumpkin spice hotcakes!
From terrifying scares to haunted corn mazes, you’re guaranteed a spooky time at one of Atlanta’s scare mazes & haunted houses. Check out a few recommendations below, or our full roundup here.
11-13. Get some killer costumes!
Make sure you’re not running around the city on the 30th, searching for that perfect costume when most of them have already gone. Get an early start and head to one of these costume shops in the ATL.
- Spirit Halloween, Perimeter Center
- Costumes, ETC,Lindridge-Martin Manor
- Halloween HQ, Brighten Park
You are invited to join in for an evening of magic and mixology from the comfort of your home. Throughout the class, you’ll explore three mystical cocktail making techniques featuring smoke, fire, and transmutation. Embrace your inner witch for guaranteed ooky-spooky time!
15. Atlanta Botanical Garden
Scarecrows in the Garden is Atlanta Botanical Garden’s annual exhibit, bringing local art to the enchanting garden. Local artists, organizations, schools, and more, come together to create their own Scarecrow which is then placed on the enchanting grounds. For more information on this frightfully creative exhibition, click here.
If you’re an ATL ghost hunter, then you’re going to want to check out our recent roundup of the most haunted places in Atlanta. See below for a few recommendations.
- Fox Theatre, Midtown Atlanta
- Bulloch Hall, Roswell
- The Ellis Hotel, Peachtree Center
- Kennesaw Mountain National Park, Kennesaw
- Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse, SoNo
A family favorite, beloved by kids and parents who are young at heart, Pumpkin Fest is back and all set to take over Stone Mountain Park. By day, the gorgeous grounds will feature show-stopping entertainment and attractions. By night, the grounds will be lit up beautifully, as an array of lights and glowing pumpkins luminate the entire park! They’re even doing a Halloween special of their laser & firework spectacle.
22. Oakland Cemetery
Oakland Cemetery is Atlanta’s oldest public park and the final resting place of many of the city’s most noted and notorious citizens. Explore its grounds this fall at their unbeatable Halloween tour of the grounds, Spirit of Oakland.
If you’re a fan of Hammer horror, then Arches Brewing is the place for you this October. The brewery host an array fabulous events, both reoccurring and one-off specials. Their free film nights are hosting a Halloween takeover all month. Click here for more information.
24-25. Get your pumpkin spice fix!
Don’t worry about being basic. The pumpkin spice latte has become an institutional part of the best season of (f)all. Check out a couple of our recommendations below, or our full roundup.
- Hodgepodge Coffeehouse, Reynoldstown, Decatur, and Ormewood
- Dancing Goats Coffee, Buckhead, Midtown, Decatur, and more!