• Things to do: Atlanta Pride, Afro Punk Fest and tons of Halloween fun

    By: Allie Goolrick

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    Friday, October 13

    Fernbank After Dark: Strange Science

    Take a walk on the stranger side of science through a variety of activities and "experiments" for a special Halloween event. Learn about cryptozoology and aluminum foil hats. Or take a self-guided tour through the museum − all indoor exhibits will be open. 

    Friday, October 13 - Sunday, October 15

    Atlanta Pride Festival

    Atlanta Pride is one of the oldest pride festivals in the U.S. and attracts an estimated 300,000 people a year. The Pride Parade on Sunday morning is definitely a highlight but the weekend includes tons of events to choose from, including a kick-off party, comedy shows, family fun zones, a car show and more.

    Saturday, October 14 

    Caffeine and Exotics Car Show

    Experience one of the largest exotic car shows in the country from 8am-11am at Lenox Mall. 250 amazing exotic cars including McLaren, Ferrari, Porsche, Lamborghini, Aston Martin, Rolls Royce, Bentley, Lotus, Fisker, Tesla, BMW, Mercedes, Panoz, Audi, GTR, NSX and more! $5 admission per person over the age of six.

    Oakhurst Porchfest

    A neighborhood grassroots music festival where you can walk around to hear diverse music shows on porches and in yards, plus by art from local artists. 

    Winship Win the Fight 5K

    Runners and walkers can choose to support one of 18 cancer research funds.The race is at Emory's quadrangle and moves through historic Druid Hills.

    Saturday, October 14 and Sunday, October 15

    Afro Punk Fest

    Solange, Miguel and Willow Smith headline this multicultural weekend of live music and good vibes. Come for the music, stay for "activism row," an arts and craft market and food trucks.

     

    Fall Festival on Ponce

    The Festival on Ponce is an Atlanta arts and crafts festival set in the historic park, Olmsted Linear Park. Features over 125 displays of fine arts and crafts, folk and “outsider art”. In addition to the fine arts, there will be a children’s area and local food and beverage. 

    Through October 29

    Georgia-A-Scary-Um

    Join Dracula, Igor, Frankenstein and his bride, and all their other chilling friends as they visit Georgia Aquarium for Halloween. But these monsters are here to party! The music brings the monsters alive as they sing and dance to hits of the ‘70s and ‘80s.

    Here are some more photos from Fright Fest at Six Flags.

    Through October 31

    Fright Fest (by night) -- Six Flags Over Georgia

    The freaks come out at night. Grab your buddies and head to Six Flags, where thrills turn to chills as the park transforms into a maze of haunted houses and hidden creatures. New this year: Run from a crazed camp counselor at Camp Slasher or corrupt pirates at Mariner's Cover.

    Through November 3

    Netherworld

    The Atlanta horror staple's last season in Norcross definitely won't disappoint: The mind-blowing special effects create two distinctly terrifying experiences with the clown-themed Mr. Grendel's Funhouse of Horror and Primal Scream. 

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