Atlanta events October 2018. Things to do in Atlanta.

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Atlanta events October 2018

Film festival

October 1 - 7, 2018
multiple locations
Out On Film [website has sound] shows 65 LGBT films and videos, plus short films at three different theaters.

State Fair in Hampton

October 1 - 7, 2018
30 miles south
Georgia State Fair offers rides, shows, music, animals, and vendors at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton. Children age 4 and younger are free.

Party for a cause

October 3, 2018 (7 p.m., VIP 6 p.m.)
4.1 miles NW
A ticket to Eats & Beats gets you unlimited restaurant food, open bars, live entertainment, and a silent auction for charity at The Fairmont.

Black theater festival

October 3 - 6, 2018
11 miles SE
Atlanta Black Theatre Festival delivers 40 plays in 4 days, including single acts, solos, youth theater, and full-length plays mostly at Porter Sanford III Performing Arts Center in Decatur.

Benefit rock conert

October 4, 2018 (7 p.m.)
11.9 miles north
Rock Chastain features four music acts, including 10,000 Maniacs, performing in State Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park to support the park.

Georgia National Fair

October 4 - 14, 2018
108 miles south
The Georgia National Fair offers livestock and horse shows, agricultural exhibits, fair food, midway rides and games, vendors, family entertainment, music concerts, and nightly fireworks in Perry.

International night market

October 5 - 7, 2018
23.9 miles north
Shop from 75 artisans & retailers plus 50 food vendors (with a vegan section) at Atlanta International Night Market, which has a kids’ zone, a carnival, and an international area in the upper parking lot at North Point Mall in Alpharetta. Kids 12 and younger are free. Video (2 min.).

Fried chicken festival

October 6, 2018 (11 a.m., VIP 10 a.m.)
3 miles NE
The inaugural ATL CluckFest promises the “best fried chicken dishes” from 25 restaurants at Candler Park. Your ticket includes three samples of 3 ounces each, and you also can purchase full servings.

Soapbox derby

October 6, 2018
5.9 miles east
Bring a chair to watch 100 drivers compete in the Madison Avenue Soapbox Derby, with food vendors, a bake sale, a beer tent, and live music. Cars are judged at noon, and races are 1 to 4 p.m. on Madison Avenue at Johnston Place in Decatur. Schedule. Free.

Destination East Point

October 6, 2018 (1 to 7 p.m.)
8 miles SE
Destination East Point features live entertainment, art vendors, circus performers, and food vendors in downtown East Point. Free.

Family Festival

October 6, 2018
13 miles NE
Atlanta Parent’s Family Festival offers family activities, a petting zoo, pony rides, games, entertainment, food & craft booths, and music at Mercer University in Atlanta.

Taste of Chamblee

October 6, 2018 (4 to 8 p.m.)
13 miles NE
Taste of Chamblee features food from 24 restaurants, a kids’ zone, and football on large screens. Free.

Taste of Tucker

October 6, 2018 (1 to 6 p.m.)
13.7 miles NE
Buy tastes of food from 25 restaurants at the Taste of Tucker, with live music, a kids’ zone, and arts & crafts on car-free Main Street. Free admission and parking.

Tasting in Duluth

October 6, 2018 (12 to 5 p.m.)
25 miles NE
Sample 75 craft beers and 25 wines at the inaugural Duluth Beer & Wine Festival, which also has food vendors at Duluth Town Green for age 21+.

Hip hop - Georgia Freight Depot

October 6 - 7, 2018
Atlanta locations
A3C Festival has three stages, food trucks, and live art at Georgia Freight Depot on the weekend, plus a music conference with guest speakers the preceding week.

Hip hop - Woodruff Park

October 6 - 7, 2018
0.3 miles south
Atlanta Hip Hop Day Festival features hip-hop performances on two stages, b-boy and b-girl exhibits, emcee battles, turntablism, and graffiti artists at Woodruff Park. Free.

Films about music

October 6 - 7, 2018
0.6 miles SE
Watch music documentaries, concert films, music videos, silent films with live scores, and animated musicals at ATLarge Music Film Festival, plus live performances, Q&A sessions, and discussions with movie directors at Georgia State University. Free.

Music festival

October 6 - 7, 2018
0.8 miles east
Sweet Auburn Music Fest [sound] is an R&B, hip-hop, and gospel music festival with food trucks and vendors at 320 Irwin Street NE. Free.

Small-town festival

October 6 - 7, 2018
12 miles NE
Pine LakeFest offers local music, arts and crafts, food vendors, a chalk art contest (Sat. 1 to 3 p.m.), a non-motorized boat parade (Sat. 3:30 p.m.), a pet parade (Sun. 1:15 p.m.), and a children’s sand sculpting contest (Sun. 1 to 3 p.m.) in friendly Pine Lake. Free.

Art fair

October 6 - 7, 2018
19 miles NE
Norcross Art Splash & Wine Festival features entertainers, food vendors, and 90 artists selling folk art, ceramics, paintings, photography, sculpture, and jewelry. Free, but wine tasting requires a ticket.

Cotton Pickin’ Fair

October 6 - 7, 2018
51 miles south
Enjoy art, antiques, craft demonstrations, music, and kids’ shows near a 1910 farmhouse, cotton gin, and cotton warehouse at Cotton Pickin’ Fair in Gay. No pets. Repeats in May.

Children’s Halloween party

October 8, 2018 (10 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
8 miles north
Children from 18 months old to age 5 can wear costumes, join a parade, make crafts, and trick or treat when Magic Monday: Historic Halloween comes to Atlanta History Center.

Science night in Duluth

October 12, 2018 (6 to 8 p.m.)
25 miles NE
See real-world applications and investigations designed by students in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math (STEAM), with food trucks, music, and live artist demonstrations at Duluth Town Green. Free.

Songwriters’ festival

October 12 - 13, 2018 (5 to 10 p.m.)
25 miles north
Hear songwriters perform on indoor and outdoor stages at Wire & Wood Alpharetta Songwriters Festival in Alpharetta. Food trucks, beer, and wine are available starting 4 p.m. You can bring chairs but no dogs. Free.

Oktoberfest

October 12 - 14, 2018
1.8 miles NE
Oktoberfest Atlanta features beer (first one is free), German food, live music, and games at Historic Fourth Ward Park. Children age 1 to 15 are free, but 16 to 20 need a “designated driver” ticket. The dog parade and costume contest begins Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

Pride festival and parade

October 12 - 14, 2018
2 miles NE
The highlight of Atlanta Pride Festival for gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgender persons is the Pride Parade beginning Sunday at noon on Peachtree Street (from Ralph McGill Blvd NE to Piedmont Park).

Loft tour

October 13, 2018 (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
1.1 miles SW
See historic buildings that have been converted into beautiful residential lofts on the Castleberry Hill Loft Tour, which begins at 333 Nelson Street SW.

Beer festival

October 13, 2018 (1 to 5 p.m.)
2 miles south
Sample beer, cider, and wine at the giant Great Atlanta Beer Fest, which includes football on big TVs, live music, a DJ dance party, and food for sale in Georgia State University Stadium for age 21+. No pets.

Cemetery run

October 13, 2018 (9 a.m.)
2 miles SE
Run Like Hell is a 5K race with a costume contest at historic Oakland Cemetery.

Neighborhood music festival

October 13, 2018 (12 to 7 p.m.)
7 miles east
Walk around a Decatur neighborhood to hear diverse music on porches and in yards during Oakhurst Porchfest, a grassroots music festival. You’re welcome to bring folding chairs, blankets, and food. Video. Free.

Chili cook off

October 13, 2018 (1 p.m., VIP noon)
10 miles NE
Buy a wristband to taste chili (spicy, mild, chicken, beef, vegetarian) and stew from 75 teams, and then vote for your favorite at Atlanta Chili Cook Off, with live music and beer & wine for sale at Brookhaven Park. Children age 12 and younger are free.

Zombie run

October 13, 2018 (9 a.m.)
16 miles south
Dodge zombies trying to grab your flag, or be a zombie grabbing human flags for prizes at 5k Zombie Run/Walk at Clayton State University in Morrow.

Beer festival

October 13, 2018 (12 to 5 p.m.)
18 miles NW
Taste 120 beers and 25 varieties of wine at the Craft Beer & Wine Festival to support the art museum, part of the weekend Chalktoberfest listed separately.

Farm festival

October 13, 2018 (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
20 miles north
Fall Farm Days features 19th-century farm activities like blacksmithing, open-hearth cooking, spinning, and weaving. Children play games, pet farm animals, and take wagon rides. Free except gold panning, food, and tours at Archibald Smith Plantation in Roswell.

Art fair in Lilburn

October 13, 2018
23 miles NE
Lilburn Daze has 150 arts and crafts vendors, food trucks, and a kids’ zone at Lilburn City Park. Free.

Taste of Acworth

October 13, 2018
28.6 miles north
Join the crowds buying $1 to $4 samples of food from 30 restaurants at Taste of Acworth, with a beer & wine garden, two entertainment stages, and a kids’ zone. Free.

Mini train ride

October 13, 2018 (1 to 4:30 p.m.)
32.2 miles east
Pay $2 cash to ride a miniature train at North Georgia Live Steamers in Conyers. Minimum age is 18 months.

Afropunk festival

October 13 - 14, 2018
2 miles south
Afro Punk Fest is a all-ages multicultural weekend with lots of live music, artwork on display, a crafts market, and food trucks at 787 Windsor Street SW.

Chalk art festival

October 13 - 14, 2018
18 miles NW
Watch professional chalk artists compete, enter the amateur contest, see kids draw on the street, hear live music, attend a craft beer festival (Sat.), and visit the art museum free during Chalktoberfest in Marietta.

International festival

October 13 - 14, 2018 (12 to 5 p.m.)
27.6 miles north
International Fall Festival has Russian and American food, art and jewelry vendors, live music, children’s activities, and tours of St. Mary of Egypt Orthodox Church in Roswell.

Air show in Hampton (south)

October 13 - 14, 2018
28 miles south
Atlanta Air Show promises “some of the nation’s top military and civilian air show performers” at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, with aircraft and helicopters displayed on the infield. Gates open at 10 a.m. and flights are 12 to 3 p.m. Free parking.

Air show in Rome (north)

October 13 - 14, 2018
77 miles NW
Wings Over North Georgia has U.S. Air Force jets, aerobatic performers, parachutists, aircraft on display, and food vendors at Richard B. Russell Airport in Rome. Gates open at 10 a.m. Flights 12:30 to 3 p.m.

Taste of California

October 14, 2018 (3 to 5 p.m.)
14.6 miles north
A $69 ticket to Discover Napa Valley includes unlimited tastes of wine from Napa Valley and gourmet food as you walk around Vino Venue in Dunwoody.

Tasting at Roswell nature center

October 14, 2018 (1 to 4 p.m.)
22.5 miles north
Taste food from 22 restaurants, sample craft beer, hear bluegrass music, tour the garden, meet farm animals, and play games during Harvest on the ‘Hooch at The Chattahoochee Nature Center. Discount for children ages 10 to 17, younger than 10 free.

Monthly family festival

October 18, 2018 (5 to 9 p.m.)
22 miles north
Alive in Roswell has live bands, food trucks, craft beer, vendors, kids’ games, entertainment, and socializing in three locations connected by a free trolley (on Canton Street, in Roswell Square, and behind city hall). Free.

Tasting event

October 18, 2018 (5 to 9:30 p.m.)
27 miles NE
Taste samples from 15 local restaurants on small plates, watch cooking demonstrations, and visit vendors at Good Taste Gwinnett [formerly Good Taste Atlanta] at Infinite Energy Forum in Duluth.

Halloween cemetery tour

October 18 - 28, 2018 (SOLD OUT)
2 miles SE
Buy tickets in advance for Capturing the Spirit of Oakland Halloween Tours to hear stories about the Oakland Cemetery’s famous residents told by actors in costume for an hour during a one-mile walk.

Party for young professionals

October 19, 2018 (8 p.m.)
2.8 miles north
A ticket to Costumes & Cocktails at the Castle includes cocktails, light hors d’oeuvres, dessert, dancing, psychic readings, and a costume contest at The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation for ages 21 to 39.

Halloween at the history center

October 19, 2018 (6:30 to 9:30 p.m.)
6.3 miles north
Haunted Halloween features haunted historic houses, spooky trails, games, Halloween movies, a DJ dance, food vendors, and a cash bar at the Atlanta History Center. See the “scare factor rating” for each event.

Hawaiian dinner & wine class

October 19, 2018 (7 to 9:30 p.m.)
14.6 miles north
Begin with wine and appetizers; help the chef prepare Hawaiian chicken, salmon, and potato salad; and then eat dinner with wine and dessert at $79 Fusion Flavors Series: Hawaiian Fusion Cuisine at Vino Venue in Dunwoody.

Hot-air-balloon festival

October 19 - 20, 2018
23 miles NW
Owl-O-Ween features balloon glows, tethered rides, trick-or-treating at the balloons, a food trucks, a beer garden, art vendors, a kids’ zone, and entertainment on multiple stages at Kennesaw State University.

Fall festival

October 19 - 20, 2018
112 miles north
Georgia Mountain Fall Festival features arts & crafts, live music including fiddling, a flower show, and demonstrations of cider pressing and blacksmithing in Hiawassee. No pets. Kids age 12 and younger are free.

Taste of Atlanta

October 19 - 21, 2018
1.8 miles NE
Try samples from 90 of Atlanta’s best restaurants, taste beer and wine, and watch celebrity-chef demos at Taste of Atlanta at Historic Fourth Ward Park. The Friday event is a food & dance party for age 21+.

Coupon code “social” saves $5

Scottish festival

October 19 - 21, 2018
19 miles east
Hear Scottish pipes and drums, eat Scottish food, watch athletic games, browse artisan booths, and see tartan-clad dancers at the Stone Mountain Highland Games at Stone Mountain Park.

French cultural festival

October 19 - 24, 2018
multiple locations
France-Atlanta offers innovative films, performances, talks, exhibitions, and workshops that connect France and the Southeast. Most events are free.

Family Halloween hike

October 19 - 20 and 26 - 27, 2018
22 miles north
A guide leads you on a well-lit trail to meet costumed creatures of the woods at the non-scary Halloween Hikes, with drumming, dancing, and a campfire at Chattahoochee Nature Center in Roswell. Bring cash.

Gothic horror show

October 19 - 20 & 26 - 27, 2018
30 miles NE
Creatures dance and perform onstage and around you, with music, strobe lights, fog, and projections during the show Dracula’s Nutcracker in Lawrenceville.

Ticket deal $7.50

Pumpkin Festival

October 19 - 28, 2018
19 miles east
The Pumpkin Festival includes family shows, games, storytelling, kids’ activities, a pie-eating contest, and “thousands of carved jack-o-lanterns” at Stone Mountain Park. Open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Discount price if you wear a costume (no masks).

All attractions pass $25

Spooky stories

October 19 - 31, 2018
3.9 miles SW
Experience four famous and thrilling tales by scary author Edgar Allan Poe during The Poe Experience at The Wren’s Nest.

Ticket deal $25

Six Flags Halloween

October 19 - 31, 2018
13 miles west
Enjoy afternoon trick-or-treating & pumpkin painting (Sat. & Sun.), but beware of scary ghosts, ghouls, and zombies after dark (Fri., Sat., Sun, and Oct. 29 - 31) during Fright Fest [website has sound] at Six Flags over Georgia in Austell. No costumes.

Douglasville haunted house

October 19 - 31, 2018
22 miles west
Explore the halls of a nightmarish hospital at Nightmare’s Gate at Southern Lanes in Douglasville. Open Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Oct. 29 to 31.

Stockbridge haunts

October 19 - 31, 2018
26 miles SE
Fear the Woods includes a haunted house, a haunted trail, and a ride on the terror transport. Laser tag “Pandemic” costs more. Open Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Halloween.

Carrollton haunted camp

October 19 - 31, 2018
56 miles SW
A ticket to Camp Blood includes both a walk on the haunted trail plus a visit to the Nightmare Inn. See schedule.

Rome haunted house

October 19 - Nov. 3, 2018
71 miles NW
Gates of Misery has two attractions filled with torture, torment, zombies, and cannibals. Open Fridays, Saturdays, Oct. 31, and Nov. 1.

Stone Mountain haunted house

October 19 - Nov. 4, 2018
20 miles NE
Netherworld thrills and terrifies with stunt actors in intense makeup, movie-quality special effects, and detailed sets in Stone Mountain. Open every evening.

Interactive Sleepy Hollow

October 19 - Nov. 4, 2018
34 miles SW
Beware of the headless horseman in a new version of The Sleepy Hollow Experience, as roving minstrel storytellers lead you through the haunted grounds of the meadow at Serenbe in Chattahoochee Hills.

Ticket deal $10 to $25

Newnan haunted house

October 19 - Nov. 11, 2018
41 miles SW
13 Stories Haunted House [sound] has a “Haunted Pink Trap House” plus two add-on attractions, and it promises “detail that Hollywood would be proud of” viewed in groups of 6 to 8 people. See schedule.

Make a glass pumpkin

October 19 - Nov. 17, 2018
7 miles NE
The Pumpkin Class at Decatur Glassblowing includes safety instructions, a demonstration, and assistance making a pumpkin ornament to take home after it cools for 48 hours. Kids age 10 to 17 need a parent.

Halloween festival & parade

October 20, 2018 (noon to 11 p.m.)
3 miles NE
Little 5 Points Halloween Festival and Parade offers entertainment on two stages, food vendors, an artists’ market, and a costume parade from 4 to 6 p.m. on Euclid and Moreland Avenues. Free.

Decatur beer festival

October 20, 2018 (12 to 5 p.m.)
6 miles east
A ticket to Decatur Craft Beer Festival gets you unlimited samples from 80 breweries, live music, and food for sale in downtown Decatur for age 21+.

Beer festival - north

October 20, 2018 (2 to 6 p.m.)
30 miles NE
Grayson Blues & Brews is a craft beer festival with live music in Grayson City Park (south of Lawrenceville) for age 21+. You can bring a lawn chair but not pets.

Health & wellness fair

October 20, 2018
32 miles NE
Alive! Festival features art, natural products, health & wellness vendors, live music, food for sale, and a kids’ area at Suwanee Town Center Park. Free, including parking.

Festival on Ponce

October 20 - 21, 2018
5 miles NE
Fall Festival on Ponce features fine arts and crafts, folk art, a children’s area, food trucks, and acoustic music in historic Olmsted Linear Park at N Ponce De Leon Ave NE. Repeats in April. Free.

Art festival

October 20 - 21, 2018
9 miles north
Brookhaven Arts Festival includes 120 juried artists, live music, a kids’ corner, and food vendors. Free.

Art fair

October 20 - 21, 2018
24 miles NE
Visit 130 artists’ booths at Johns Creek Arts Festival, with a food court and a kids’ zone across from Atlanta Athletic Club. Free.

Art fair in Peachtree City

October 20 - 21, 2018
33.1 miles south
Magnolia Fine Arts Festival has a juried art market, food vendors, and live performances at Drake Field in Peachtree City. Free.

Apple festival

October 20 - 21, 2018
77 miles north
See 300 vendors of food and handmade items, plus craft demonstrations, an antique car show (Oct. 13), a 5K race (Oct. 13), and a parade (10 a.m. on Oct. 20) at Georgia Apple Festival in Ellijay. No pets.

Ghost stories on a plantation

October 20 - 27, 2018
17 miles NE
Hear ghost stories of the South on a 45-minute lantern-lit walk at Antebellum Plantation during A Tour of Southern Ghosts at Stone Mountain Park. PG-13

Ticket deal $8.50

Boo at the Zoo

October 20 - 21 and 27 - 28, 2018
4 miles NW
Costumes are welcome during Boo at the Zoo, with treats, a DJ dance party, storybook characters, pirates, a pumpkin carver, and kid crafts at Zoo Atlanta.

Disney musical

October 20 - Nov. 4, 2018
17.3 miles NW
Newsboys take on a ruthless newspaper tycoon to fight for what’s right in the high-energy Broadway hit Newsies at Jennie T. Anderson Theater in Marietta.

Ticket deal $20 to $27

Dawsonville haunted drama

October 20 - Nov. 4, 2018
52 miles NE
Hell’s Gates is an outdoor trail that leads you through nine shocking scenes with live actors and special effects such as fires, explosions, and gunfire in Dawsonville for age 12+, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.

Ticket deal $5 to $9

Atlanta race

October 21, 2018
3 miles north
The Atlanta 10 Miler & 5K begin and end at Atlantic Station.

Birthday bash for dogs

October 21, 2018 (2 to 5 p.m.)
15 miles NW
Bring your dog to Bosley’s Birthday Bash for music, BBQ, drinks, lawn games, a raffle, and puppies to adopt in Smyrna to support rescue dogs.

Experience being a refugee

October 21 - 28, 2018
1 mile west
Aid workers from Doctors Without Borders guide you through Forced from Home, a one-hour interactive tour that includes virtual reality, 360-degree video, and artifacts from refugee camps and sea rescues in West Park Plaza for age 12+. Free.

Pumpking carving competition

October 25, 2018 (5 to 9 p.m.)
2.5 miles NE
Watch master carvers compete at the Great Pumpkin Carving Contest at Atlanta Botanical Garden, and bring a flashlight to look for scarecrows and join other activities after dark in the garden. Admission cost.

Horror-film festival

October 25 - 27, 2018
2.6 miles north
See horror, sci-fi, gore, zombie, creepy, mystery, and dark comedy films at Atlanta Horror Film Festival at the Synchronicity Theatre.

Adult comedy

October 25 - 28, 2018
12.1 miles north
Based on the classic film, The Graduate follows a college graduate on a journey toward finding himself and love at ACT3 Productions in Sandy Springs.

Ticket deal $10

Game festival

October 25 - 28, 2018
26 miles north
Play board games for four days at the Atlanta Game Fest at Atlanta Marriott Alpharetta. Repeats in May.

Adult party at the aquarium

October 26, 2018 (7 p.m., VIP 6 p.m.)
0.5 miles NW
Adults can wander Georgia Aquarium enjoying DJ music, finger food, and cocktails from the full service bars during Sips Under the Sea for age 21+. Buy tickets online because none will be sold at the door.

Adult party at the museum

October 26, 2018 (7 to 11:30 p.m.)
4 miles NE
Fright Night is a Halloween party featuring a costume contest, dancing, new exhibit tours, and sales of beer, cocktails, and small plates at Fernbank Museum of Natural History for age 21+.

Halloween at Callanwolde

October 26, 2018 (6 to 9 p.m.)
4 miles NE
Halloween Night on Callanwolde Mountain includes trick or treating, a family-friendly costume contest, a live band, dance performances, an all-ages dance party, movie screenings, food trucks, and a bar.

Irish festival

October 26 - 27, 2018
14.7 miles north
IrishFest Atlanta has traditional evening concerts both days. Saturday includes workshops, performances, children’s activities, whiskey tasting, a marketplace, and a silent auction at DoubleTree by Hilton Atlanta Perimeter Dunwoody.

Zombie, horror, sci-fi event

October 26 - 28, 2018
0.5 miles west
Walker Stalker Con has celebrities, panels, vendors, and a Saturday party for adults at the Georgia World Congress Center.

Ticket deal $8 to $50

Steampunk convention

October 26 - 28, 2018
12.3 miles NW
Combine mad science with the Victorian era and you have Atlanta Steampunk Exposition, with special guests, panel discussions, live music, vendors, a Friday party, and a Sunday masquerade ball at Atlanta Marriott Northwest at Galleria.

Country Living Fair

October 26 - 28, 2018
19 miles east
The Country Living Fair has 200 booths of antiques, crafts, and gourmet foods, plus demonstrations of cooking, painting & pottery at Stone Mountain Park.

Haunted brewery

October 26 - 31, 2018 (8 to 11:59 p.m.)
5.5 miles north
A ticket to SweetWater Scream includes “an interactive haunted journey” in “winding paths of darkness and confusion” at SweetWater Brewing Company, plus a free pint for age 21+.

Halloween costume party

October 27, 2018 (9 p.m.)
2.2 miles north
Nightmare on 13th Street has three DJs, four dance floors, games, a costume contest, and drink specials in both Lava Lounge and Foxtrot Liquor Bar.

Kite flying

October 27, 2018 (1 to 6 p.m.)
2.2 miles NE
Bring a kite or buy one at family-friendly Atlanta World Kite Festival and Expo, with music, food, arts & crafts, face painters, and bounce houses at Piedmont Park. Free.

Family show: Peter Pan

October 27, 2018 (1 p.m.)
2.5 miles north
Peter Pan is a story about Peter, Wendy, Tinker Bell, pixie dust, and pirates at the Center for Puppetry Arts for age 4+.

Ticket deal $13

Halloween bash

October 27, 2018 (7 to 11 p.m.)
2.5 miles NE
Saints & Sinners Ball features live bands, themed drink specials, and a costume contest outside Park Tavern for age 21+.

Halloween beer party

October 27, 2018 (8 p.m.)
2.5 miles north
Boos and Brews is a Halloween party with beer, live music, and a costume contest at Center Stage Theater.

Halloween for kids

October 27, 2018 (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
4 miles NE
Dinosaur Trick-or-Treat features treats for kids in costume, games, entertainment, music, and dancing at Fernbank Museum of Natural History.

Halloween party

October 27, 2018 (9 p.m.)
4.3 miles NW
Nightmare in Atlanta promises two top Atlanta DJs, two rooms of music, a costume contest, and an open bar at 1611 Ellsworth Industrial Boulevard NW.

Outrageous Halloween party

October 27, 2018 (9 p.m.)
5.2 miles NE
Enjoy DJ music, a costume contest, and alcohol at A Social Mess Halloween Party at District Atlanta for age 21+.

Halloween house party

October 27, 2018 (8 p.m.)
6 miles east
Scarendipity Halloween Bash is a “legendary” costume party at a private home with live bands and DJs in a music tent, burlesque entertainment, an open bar, and food trucks at 229 Howard Street NE for age 21+.

Halloween parade

October 27, 2018 (5 p.m.)
6 miles east
Watch floats, decorated hearses, classic cars, and marching bands in the Haints and Saints Halloween Parade that goes east on W. Ponce de Leon Avenue (from Water Street to Church Street), followed by a musical jam in Decatur Square. Free.

Halloween party in Dunwoody

October 27, 2018
14 miles north
Monster Bash has Latin music (live & DJ), bars, and a costume contest at Eclipse di Luna in Dunwoody.

Maker fair

October 27 - 28, 2018
0.9 miles south
See exhibits about science, creativity, innovation, and art, and meet the people of all ages who made them at Maker Faire Atlanta at Georgia Freight Depot. Free.

Smyrna festival

October 27 - 28, 2018
15 miles NW
Fall Jonquil Festival has 175 arts & crafts booths, live music, festival food, puppet shows, and children’s activities at the Village Green in Smyrna. Free. Repeats in April.

Family Halloween music

October 28, 2018 (1:30 and 3 p.m.)
2 miles north
Halloween at Hogwarts features macabre music played by Atlanta Symphony Orchestra with a costume contest.

Family garden party

October 28, 2018
Atlanta & Gainesville
Children can show off their costumes on the Goblin Runway, make fall-themed crafts, hear a storyteller, and ride a pony or a train at Goblins in the Garden, with scarecrows in the garden and a cash bar for adults at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Also held in Gainesville.

Celebrate ancestors

October 28, 2018 (12 to 5 p.m.)
6.3 miles north
Day of the Dead is an outdoor festival with Mexican food, entertainment, altars honoring the departed, and free admission to the Atlanta History Center.

Halloween at the aquarium

October 31, 2018 (4 to 8 p.m.)
0.5 miles NW
Children wearing costumes get free admission (two kids age 12 or younger per paid adult) and treats at Georgia A-Scary-Um at Georgia Aquarium.