Halloween events around Atlanta

Halloween events around Atlanta
FILE PHOTO: Neighborhood car washes are getting spooky this Halloween. (Saroj Baizu/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Oct. 17

Head to Swift-Cantrell Park in Kennesaw for Miss Gail’s Jumpin' Music Jam, costume contests, the Trick or Treat Trail, a “Witch Hunt”, and an outdoor movie showing of Walt Disney Pictures' Halloweentown.

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Oct 17 & 18, 24 & 25

On all five days, Boo-goers of all ages will enjoy a Zoo decked with Halloween décor as they sample sweet treats and enjoy the sights of whimsical Zoo Boo Town. In keeping with Zoo Atlanta’s current timed ticketing system, advance timed reservations are required for all Zoo guests and Members.

Oct. 22-Oct. 31

Take a hike through Dahlonega’s Montaluce Winery, and learn about its colorful haunted history - from the legend of William Gilmore Simms' gold mining bandit, Guy Rivers, to James Mooney’s accounts of the mysterious disappearance of Yahula, a prosperous Cherokee stock trader.

Oct. 23

It’s a frightening good time for a Friday night fright dinner and a movie. Watch Rocky Horror Picture Show- a cult classic and musical comedy horror film - on a 22 foot screen in a socially distant atmosphere at the Hard Rock Cafe.

Oct. 24

Check out the first annual trick or treating event at Halcyon in Forsyth County. In order to limit the size of crowds, it will be ticketed events. 100% of ticket sales will be donated to Bald Ridge Lodge to provide a safe haven for at-risk boys.

Dress in costume and trick or treat at Buford Village merchants and the first 50 kids to arrive will receive a free full-sized candy bar! There’s a fall photo booth, meet Spiderman and more Halloween fun.

Oct. 24 & 25, Oct. 31 & Nov. 1

Bring your kids to our NOT SCARY and SCARY KID FRIENDLY tour at 13 Stories Haunted House and meet our actors and crew. Choose the not scary version and meet our crew and get some candy while we social distance. Choose the scary version and have some fun inside with a few scares. This is an indoor and outdoor trick or treat event so have your kids dress up as their favorite character!

Oct. 25

Show off your child’s Halloween costume, go on a pumpkin hunt and enjoy a few socially-distanced fall family activities during this fall family festival.

Oct. 29

Hosted by Dunwoody Parks & Recreation, the Dunwoody Police Department, and community partners, the event at Brook Run Park is open to all and will run from 6 to 9 p.m. Residents and visitors are invited to drive through a haunted display of spooky decorations, timed special effects and music.

The Atlanta institution is hosting its annual Halloween costume party, featuring a costume contest with $500 in prizes. Partygoers who are dressed to kill can see if their costumes pass the test when judging begins at midnight.

Oct. 30

Avalon will close out its Drive-In Live concert series with a spook-tactular finale. From 6 to 8 p.m., guests are invited to kick off the haunted weekend with Halloween-themed festivities while jamming out to live music from Atlanta-favorite Bogey and the Viceroy, the dance and party band known for their unforgettable, high-energy performances. Concertgoers are encouraged to don their best Halloween costumes and decorate their cars in festive decor.

Atlantic Station kicks off the Halloween weekend with “Boos and Boogie.” Costumed guests can enjoy delicious food from the Slutty Vegan Food Truck, haunted performances by the Stayin' Alive dance crew and Trunk or Treat activities. The spooktacular event leads into the final Friday Night Laughs with Whole World Improv Theatre.

Haunted Trail hike at Henderson Park on October 30. The hike, which runs from 2-7 p.m., will utilize QR code technology to tell participants the story as they hike of the monster that is lurking in Lake Erin. The hike begins at the Lake Erin pavilion on the Livsey side of the park and anyone who completes the hike will be given a bag of candy at the end. To ensure social distancing, reservations are required for this event and can be made under the “Program Registration” tab at www.tuckerga.gov/parks.

Oct. 31

Blue Martini, a new a contemporary upscale martini bar located in the heart of Buckhead, will host a costume party with a costume contest at midnight. There’s $1,000 in prizes and giveaways.

From 11 a.m.- 3 p.m., kids can safely trick-or-treat at 10 stations spread out across Skyline Park, get temporary tattoos and make crafts. Complimentary popcorn and cotton candy will be available for the whole family. Mummy Dogs with green slime, funnel cake fries and Bloody Frozen Lemonades will be available for purchase.

From 5 p.m. -1 a.m., The Roof will transform into an adult-only Spooktacular, complete with complimentary popcorn and cotton candy, and the concessions, Zombie Deviled Eggs, Funnel Cake Fries, Bloody Frozen Lemonade and Belvedere Jell-O Shots. Guests can dance the night a way to music spun by DJ Xavier Blk at Rooftop Terra.

It’s the spookiest time of the year, and with that comes the resurrection of Haunted Hall of Fame! Ghouls and gals under 12 get in FREE w/ costume from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Explore the spooky halls and get ready for the many tricks, treats and pleasant shrieks! Don’t forget your costume. Festivities include candy (allergy friendly treats available), dance parties and games on the field and more. The 95,000 square foot facility allows for easy social distancing and our stringent cleaning procedures ensure a safe environment for everyone.

Celebrate Halloween and the first full moon on Halloween since 1944. Show off your masked costumes in the Cosplay contest.

Who says wearing a mask can’t be fun? Ghouls and goblins alike are invited to descend upon the popular hotspot in their most haunting costumes for this eerie and safely distanced Halloween bash. Enjoy a night of Howl-o-ween fun with electrifying live music, a chilling costume contest, a live DJ, and themed drink specials.

Eventide Brewing will be hosting trick-or-treating and pumpkin decorating from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31 for children. There will also be a kids costume contest at 6 p.m. where the winner will receive King of Pops and a t-shirt. At 8 p.m. the brewery will host costume contests for adults and dogs.

Family friendly festivities at Buckhead Village

Celebrate the spookiest day of the year at Buckhead Village! The community hub will offer family-friendly activities and happenings, including pumpkin painting, pre-packaged candy stations, complimentary Halloween cupcakes from Georgetown Cupcake and more. Plus, coffee and live music will be available in The Veranda, and guests can also enjoy Halloween cocktails at Biltong Bar and Le Bilboquet. There will also be a dog costume contest in collaboration with Fetch Park Buckhead.

(Sugar Factory)

Now-Oct. 31

Halloween may look a little different this year, but Sugar Factory in Midtown is celebrating the spooky season the only way it knows how … with candy! Try the milkshake which includes a monstrous chocolate-covered mug, filled with a vanilla milkshake and topped with whipped cream, orange chocolate drizzle, sour gummy worms and more! Or opt for the goblet which includes an alcohol-infused smoking candy goblet, made with Voli Vodka, strawberry pucker, pineapple juice, sweet & sour and is topped with gummy body parts and red licorice laces. Offered in both an alcoholic and non-alcoholic version.

Now-Nov. 1

Enjoy creative scarecrows handcrafted by businesses, individuals, schools and organizations, scattered throughout the Atlanta Botanical Garden.

During daylight hours, families and young thrill-seekers will experience five family-friendly holiday themed areas. Afternoons will include a trick-or-treat trail, a costume contest, Halloween themed shows, rides and attractions. After 6:00 p.m., all attractions take a wicked turn into the wide-open midways.

Fun things to do in the fall: Pumpkins, corn mazes, shooting corn guns

Now-Nov. 7

Spend an afternoon at this Cumming farm to search for a pumpkin, explore the corn maze, take a hayride and pet lots of animals.

Now-Nov. 15

Explore a15-acre corn maze and pumpkin patch in Dawsonville. It’s home to tons of farm fun, delicious farm food, and unforgettable family memories! On Friday and Saturday nights in October, brave the horror that is The Dark Rows, a unique haunted trail through some of the most twisted trails of the corn field!

Enjoy an afternoon of fun looking for a pumpkin, meeting all kinds of animals, exploring a haunted forest and more.