Atlanta events for October 2017. Best festivals, fun things to do, weekend street fairs, kids activities, and Halloween haunted houses in Atlanta, Georgia.

Best events for 12 months

Enjoy the best events, festivals, and things to do in Atlanta with this calendar of events.

Miles are from the Westin Peachtree Plaza hotel.

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Music festival

October 1, 2017

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.

Inman Park Restaurant Week

October 1, 2017

2 miles east

Get a special deal on a three-course fixed-price meal at 14 restaurants during Inman Park Restaurant Week in Inman Park. Repeats in March.

Victorian festival

October 1, 2017 (12 to 6 p.m.)

2 miles SE

Sunday in the Park is a Victorian street festival that offers food trucks, live music, a Victorian costume contest, artists’ market, history demonstrations, and tours at the historic Oakland Cemetery.

Candler Park festival

October 1, 2017

3 miles east

Fall Fest has live bands, 150 art booths, gourmet food trucks, a kids’ area, Saturday races (5K and one mile), and Sunday home tours.

Greek festival

October 1, 2017

9 miles NE

Enjoy the music, dance, foods, and traditions of Greece at the Atlanta Greek Festival at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral. The drive-through window is also open on Thursday.

Anime convention

October 1, 2017

11 miles north

Anime Weekend Atlanta has panels and workshops, games and videos, costume play, a dealer’s room, an art show, and a formal dinner & ball (Friday) at Cobb Galleria Centre.

Book sale

October 1, 2017

14 miles north

Atlanta AAUW Bookfair is a used-book sale at Perimeter Mall. Free admission, except the first evening costs $10 (Sept. 25 from 6 to 9 p.m.).

Pets in the park

October 1, 2017

16 miles NW

Woofstock [sound] features dogs that dive and perform tricks, pet adoptions, food trucks, kids’ inflatables, and arts & crafts at Smyrna Market Village, 2840 Atlanta Road, Smyrna. Free.

State fair - north

October 1, 2017

22 miles NW

North Georgia State Fair has rides, fair food, animals, and country/Christian concerts in Marietta. Expect lines.

Duluth Fall Festival

October 1, 2017

25 miles NE

Duluth Fall Festival features 250 booths of art, crafts and food, plus entertainment, a carnival, a parade 10 a.m. Sat., and a 5K race Sun. at Duluth Town Green.

Goldfish & koi sale

October 1, 2017

32 miles NE

See a variety of fish, and shop from vendors at the Koi and Goldfish Show at Gwinnett County Fairgrounds in Lawrenceville. Free.

Elegant car show

October 1, 2017

45 miles NE

The Atlanta Concours d’Elegance promises a “rare multi-million dollar collection of classic automobiles and vintage motorcycles displayed amidst the charm of the 3500-acre estate” at Chateau Elan Winery & Resort in Braselton. Drink estate wine, visit nine food trucks, shop from vendors, and meet the car owners.

Film festival

October 1 - 8, 2017

multiple locations

Out On Film shows 130 gay films and videos at three different theaters.

State Fair - south

October 1 - 8, 2017

30 miles south

Georgia State Fair offers rides, shows, music, animals, and vendors at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton.

Fashion show at Lenox Square

October 3, 2017 (5:30 to 7:30 p.m.)

8.3 miles north

The $75 Fall for Fashion Show serves food, fun, and fashion to support charity at Bloomingdale’s Lenox Square.

Black theater festival

October 4 - 7, 2017

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.

Cocktail party

October 5, 2017 (7:30 p.m.)

1.9 miles north

Your ticket to Cravin’ a Cocktail includes an open bar (beer, wine, and specialty cocktails), heavy hors d’oeuvres, a motivational speaker, and a silent auction to support breast cancer patients, at the Lava Lounge.

Georgia National Fair

October 5 - 15, 2017 (Oct. 5 opens 3 p.m.)

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.

Stimulate your mind

October 6, 2017 (SOLD OUT)

0.2 miles south

A dozen brilliant speakers illuminate topics like medicine, humor, cybersecurity, dieting, music, and travel at TEDxPeachtree at Rialto Center for the Arts.

Songwriters’ festival

October 6 - 7, 2017

25 miles north

Hear songwriters perform on indoor and outdoor stages at Wire & Wood Songwriters Festival, with food trucks, beer, and wine in Alpharetta. Free on Friday and for children 12 and younger. You can bring chairs.

Grilled Cheese Festival

October 7, 2017

1.8 miles NE

Buy $2 to $3 samples from competing restaurants and vote for your favorites at Atlanta Grilled Cheese Festival, with “food trucks, brews, live local music, and all kinds of contests and activities” at Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark for age 21+.

Weird fun run

October 7, 2017

2.2 miles NE

Can’t fly to Spain for the running of the bulls? Wear white and tie something red around your waist to be chased a mile by Rollergirls wearing horns at Atlanta Running of the Bulls at Piedmont Park plus after-party.

Macaroni & cheese festival

October 7, 2017 (SOLD OUT)

3.5 miles SE

A ticket to Edgewood Mac and Cheese Festival gets you unlimited samples of mac & cheese from local restaurants, with music by local bands at Walker Park. No pets.

Cocktail party

October 7, 2017 (9:30 p.m.)

5.5 miles NE

Wear cocktail attire to the $100 Gala After Party: Time after Timeless for an open bar, heavy hors d’oeuvres, dessert, live music, dancing, access to the Gladiators exhibit, and a silent auction to benefit Fernbank Museum of Natural History.

Soapbox derby

October 7, 2017

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 7, 2017 (1 to 7 p.m.)

8 miles SE

Destination East Point features live entertainment, acrobats, artists, and food vendors in downtown East Point. Free.

Chili cook off

October 7, 2017 (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.

Beer festival

October 7, 2017

12.4 miles NW

Sample 20 beers, cider, and wine at the giant Great Atlanta Beer Fest, which includes live music, football on big TVs, and food for sale at SunTrust Park.

Taste of Chamblee

October 7, 2017 (4 to 8 p.m.)

13 miles NE

Taste of Chamblee features food from 17 restaurants, live music, kids’ activities, and a car show. Free.

Taste of Tucker

October 7, 2017 (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.

Free gospel concert

October 7, 2017 (4 to 7 p.m.)

15.5 miles south

Bring a lawn chair or blanket to Gospel on the Green to hear performances from national and local gospel artists in the Amphitheater at Riverdale Town Center. Free, with food for sale. Free.

Art fair

October 7, 2017 (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.)

19 miles NE

Norcross Art Splash features entertainers, food vendors, and 140 artists selling folk art, ceramics, paintings, photography, sculpture, and jewelry. Free.

Taste of Suwanee

October 7, 2017 (noon to 5 p.m.)

32 miles NE

Buy food samples from 30 restaurants, shop for arts & crafts, hear live music, and visit the kids’ zone at Taste of Suwanee at Suwanee Town Center Park. Free.

Hip hop - Georgia Freight Depot

October 7 - 8, 2017

Atlanta locations

A3C Festival has two stages, food trucks, and games at Georgia Freight Depot, plus an optional conference.


October 7 - 8, 2017

11 miles NE

See World War II era aircraft, meet veterans, watch reenactments, and buy a ride at Atlanta Warbird Weekend at DeKalb Peachtree Airport. Free entry.

Small-town festival

October 7 - 8, 2017

12 miles NE

LakeFest offers local music, arts and crafts, a sand sculpting contest, food vendors, a parade of non-motorized boats (Sunday 12:15 p.m.), a pet parade (Sunday 4 p.m.), and a sandy beach in friendly Pine Lake. Free.

Cotton Pickin’ Fair

October 7 - 8, 2017

51 miles south

Enjoy art, antiques, crafts demonstrations, music, and kids’ shows near a 1910 farmhouse, cotton gin, and cotton warehouse at Cotton Pickin’ Fair in Gay. Repeats in May.

Seafood tasting

October 9, 2017 (6 to 9 p.m.)

0.8 miles SW

A ticket to Seafood Showdown gets you two beer tickets, appetizers, and tastes of seafood created by chefs competing for your votes at Smoke Ring.

Children’s Halloween party

October 9, 2017 (10 a.m. to 1 p.m.)

8 miles north

Kids 18 months to 5: Wear costumes, join a parade, make crafts, and trick or treat when Magic Monday: Historic Halloween comes to Atlanta History Center.

Pride festival and parade

October 13 - 15, 2017

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).

Fall festival

October 13 - 21, 2017

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.

Loft tour

October 14, 2017 (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

0.9 miles SW

See historic buildings converted into beautiful residential lofts on the Castleberry Hill Loft Tour, with local food trucks available.

Cemetery run

October 14, 2017

2 miles SE

Run Like Hell is a 5K race with a costume contest at historic Oakland Cemetery. Register by Oct. 11, 2017.

Neighborhood music festival

October 14, 2017 (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. It’s followed by more music at nearby Harmony Park. Free. Video.

Family Festival

October 14, 2017 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

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. Tickets are cheaper online.

Beer festival

October 14, 2017 (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

18 miles NW

Taste 100 beers at the Marietta Craft Beer Festival, part of the weekend Chalktoberfest listed separately.

Fall Farm Day

October 14, 2017 (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

20 miles north

Fall Farm Day 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 14, 2017

23 miles NE

Lilburn Daze has 150 arts and crafts vendors, food booths, and a kids’ zone at Lilburn City Park. Free.

Taste of Acworth

October 14, 2017

28.6 miles north

Join the crowds buying samples from 25 restaurants and 100 food booths at Taste of Acworth, with a dog show, entertainment, and children’s activities. Free.

Halloween train ride

October 14, 2017 (1 to 4:30 p.m.)

32.2 miles east

Ride onboard a miniature train past spooky Halloween decorations at North Georgia Live Steamers in Conyers for $2 cash. Kids can wear Halloween costumes.

Tasting at Lake Lanier

October 14, 2017 (1 to 5 p.m.)

44.5 miles NE

Sample 100 beers and ciders and 25 wines at Sunset Cove Beer & Wine Fest with live music and food for sale, overlooking the lake at Sunset Cove Beach Cafe and Club for age 21+.

Afropunk festival

October 14 - 15, 2017

2 miles south

Afro Punk Fest is a multicultural weekend of live music with an art and craft market, and food trucks at 787 Windsor Street SW.

Festival on Ponce

October 14 - 15, 2017

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.

Chalk art festival

October 14 - 15, 2017

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, and visit the art museum free during Chalktoberfest in Marietta.

International festival

October 14 - 15, 2017 (noon to 5 p.m.)

27.6 miles north

International Fall Festival has jewelry and art vendors, live music, children's activities, Russian and American food, and tours of St Mary of Egypt Orthodox Church in Roswell. Free for children 12 and younger.

Air show

October 14 - 15, 2017 (gate 10 a.m., show noon)

28 miles south

Atlanta Air Show promises “some of the nation’s top military and civilian air show performers” at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Free parking.

Apple festival

October 14 - 15 and 21 - 22, 2017

77 miles north

See 300 vendors of food and handmade items, plus craft demonstrations, an antique car show and a 5K race (both Oct. 14), and a parade (Oct. 21 at 10 a.m.) at Georgia Apple Festival in Ellijay. No pets.

Pet walk

October 15, 2017

2.7 miles north

Take a 1 or 3 mile Walk for the Animals with your leashed pet around Atlantic Station. Free. Fundraising optional.

Monthly family festival

October 19, 2017 (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 19, 2017 (5 to 9 p.m.)

27 miles NE

Taste samples from 10 local restaurants on small plates, and and watch cooking demonstrations at the $25 Good Taste at Infinite Energy Forum in Duluth.

LGBT festival

October 19 - 21, 2017

Atlanta locations

Atlanta LGBT Film and Music Festival (ALFF) serves “LGBTQ film makers, music lovers, creatives, and those who support the culture” and has a workshop for actors and directors.

Halloween at the history center

October 20, 2017 (6:30 to 9:30 p.m.)

6.3 miles north

Haunted Halloween features a haunted mansion, spooky trails, games, a carnival, food vendors, and a cash bar at the Atlanta History Center.

Taste of Atlanta

October 20 - 22, 2017 (Friday is a party)

1.8 miles NE

Try samples from 100 of Atlanta’s best restaurants, taste beer and wine, and watch celebrity-chef demos at Taste of Atlanta at Historic Fourth Ward Park.

Horror-film festival

October 20 - 22, 2017

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.

Scottish festival

October 20 - 22, 2017

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.

Halloween cemetery tour

October 20 - 29, 2017 (SOLD OUT)

2 miles SE

Buy tickets in advance for one-hour Capturing the Spirit of Oakland Halloween Tours to hear stories about the Oakland Cemetery’s famous residents told by actors in costume and see candlelit mausoleums.

Birthday bash for dogs

October 21, 2017 (2 to 5 p.m.)

4 miles north

Bring your dog to Bosley’s Birthday Bash to support rescue dogs and enjoy music, BBQ, drinks, games, prizes, and birthday cake for both people and pets at the dog park on Loring Drive NW.

Decatur beer festival

October 21, 2017 (noon to 5 p.m.)

6 miles east

Decatur Craft Beer Festival features 80 breweries, live music, and food for sale in downtown Decatur for age 21+.

Doggy party

October 21, 2017 (1 to 3 p.m.)

7.6 miles NE

A ticket to the family-friendly Pups N’ Treats Pawty gets your leashed dog a treat plus fun activities like a costume parade and a pie eating contest, and you get to taste beer at Wild Heaven Beer in Decatur.

Wine tasting in Roswell

October 21, 2017 (2 p.m., VIP 1 p.m.)

20.4 miles north

Taste 100 wines from 30 wineries at Grandiose Grape Wine Festival, with appetizers and live music outdoors at The Mill Kitchen and Bar in Roswell.

Beer festival - north

October 21, 2017 (2 p.m., VIP 1 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’re welcome to bring a lawn chair.

Health & wellness fair

October 21, 2017

32 miles NE

Alive! Festival features natural products, art, health & wellness vendors, live music, food for sale, and a kids’ area at a park in Suwanee. Free admission & parking.

Art festival

October 21 - 22, 2017

9 miles north

Brookhaven Arts Festival includes more than 140 juried artists, live music, a kids’ corner, and food vendors. Free.

Art fair

October 21 - 22, 2017

24 miles NE

Visit 130 artists’ booths at Johns Creek Arts Festival across from Atlanta Athletic Club. Free.

Air show

October 21 - 22, 2017

71 miles NW

Wings Over North Georgia has the Blue Angels jets, aerobatic performers, parachutists, aircraft on display, and food vendors in Rome.

Maker fair

October 22, 2017

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.

Family garden party

October 22, 2017 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

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. For Gainesvile location see Goblins in the Gainesville Garden.

Atlanta race

October 22, 2017

3 miles north

The Atlanta 10 Miler & 5K begin and end at Atlantic Station.

Make a glass pumpkin

October 23 - 31, 2017

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 24 hours. Children 10 to 17 OK with a parent.

Norcross haunted house

October 23 - Nov. 5, 2017

15 miles NE

Netherworld thrills and terrifies with stunt actors in intense makeup, movie-quality special effects, and detailed sets at a large house in Norcross. Open daily except Nov. 1 & 2.


October 23 - Nov. 30, 2017

multiple locations

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Ghost Tours

October 24 - 31, 2017

32 miles NE

Ghost Tours feature “Lawrenceville’s most interesting places and the stories behind its most bizarre events, hauntingly told with the charm and personality of a real Southern storyteller.” This 90-minute walking tour goes one mile and departs from Aurora Theatre.

Discount tickets $6.

Newnan haunted house

October 25 - Nov. 4, 2017

41 miles SW

13 Stories Haunted House [sound] has six terrifying attractions and “detail that Hollywood would be proud of” viewed in groups of 6 to 8 people. See schedule.

Coupon (print or show on phone).

Ghost stories on a plantation

October 26 - 29, 2017

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 in Stone Mountain.

Game festival

October 26 - 29, 2017

27 miles north

Play board games for four days at the Atlanta Game Fest at Atlanta Marriott Alpharetta. Repeats in May.

Carrollton haunted camp

October 26 - 31, 2017

56 miles SW

Camp Blood has a trail plus Nightmare Inn on the same ticket. Zombie Paintball Shoot is separate. Open Thursday, Friday, Saturday, plus October 29, 30, 31.

Rome haunted house

October 26 - 31, 2017

71 miles NW

Gates of Misery has two attractions filled with torture, torment, zombies, and cannibals. Open Fridays, Saturdays, and Oct. 26-31.

French cultural festival

October 26 - Nov. 3, 2017

multiple locations

France-Atlanta offers innovative films, performances, talks, exhibitions, and workshops that connect France and the Southeast. Most events are free.

Cocktails at the aquarium

October 27, 2017

0.5 miles NW

Adults can wander Georgia Aquarium enjoying live music, cocktails, and appetizers at Sips Under the Sea. Visit the website to buy tickets and see the theme.


October 27, 2017

0.6 miles north

Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse presents Macbeth, Shakespeare’s tragic story of a Scottish King, witch’s curses, and evil acts.

Discount tickets $13 to $15.

Adult party at the museum

October 27, 2017

4 miles NE

Fright Night is a Halloween party featuring a DJ and a costume contest, with craft beer and cocktails for sale, plus free carnival food at Fernbank Museum of Natural History for age 21+.

Halloween at Callanwolde

October 27, 2017

4 miles NE

Halloween Night on Callanwolde Mountain includes trick or treating, a family-friendly costume contest, an all-ages dance party, and food trucks.

Halloween bar crawls

October 27 - 28, 2017

Atlanta locations

Your ticket includes a costume contest, food and drink specials, and admission to multiple bars.

Family Halloween hike

October 27 - 28, 2017

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.

Hot-air-balloon festival

October 27 - 28, 2017

23 miles NW

Owl-O-Ween features balloon glows, tethered rides, trick-or-treating at the balloons, a food court, art vendors, beer and vodka, and entertainment on multiple stages at Kennesaw State University.

Gothic horror show

October 27 - 28, 2017

30 miles NE

Creatures dance and perform onstage and around you, with music and special effects at 30-minute Dracula: The Haunting in Lawrenceville.

Discount tickets $5 to $8.

Zombie, horror, sci-fi event

October 27 - 29, 2017

0.5 miles west

Walker Stalker Con has celebrities, panels, vendors, and a party at the Georgia World Congress Center.

Discount tickets $8 to $35.

Country Living Fair

October 27 - 29, 2017

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.

Pumpkin Festival

October 27 - 29, 2017

19 miles east

The Pumpkin Festival includes family shows, games, storytelling, kids’ activities, and a pie-eating contest at Stone Mountain Park. Open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Discount tickets $23.

Six Flags Halloween

October 27 - 31, 2017

13 miles west

Enjoy pumpkin painting & trick-or-treating in daylight, but beware of scary ghosts, ghouls, and zombies at night during Fright Fest at Six Flags over Georgia [website has sound] in Austell. Dates in 2017: Sept. 23-24, 29-30; Oct. 1, 6-8, 13-15, 20-22, 27-31.

Stockbridge haunts

October 27 - 31, 2017

26 miles SE

Fear the Woods includes a haunted house, a haunted trail, and haunted combat. Open Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Halloween.

Dawsonville haunted trail

October 27 - Nov. 5, 2017

52 miles NE

Hell’s Gates is an outdoor trail that leads you through nine shocking scenes with live actors and special effects in Dawsonville. Open Oct. 20 - 22, 27 - 29, and Nov. 3 - 5.

Halloween party

October 28, 2017 (9 p.m.)

0.1 miles south

Nightmare on Peachtree promises four top Atlanta DJs, two rooms of music, and a costume contest at 200 Peachtree Street.

Discount tickets $9.50.

Halloween at the aquarium

October 28, 2017 (11 a.m. to 3 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.

Halloween costume party

October 28, 2017 (9 p.m.)

2.2 miles north

Nightmare on 13th Street has three DJs, costume contests, and drink specials at Lava Lounge.

Kite flying

October 28, 2017 (1 to 6 p.m.)

2.2 miles NE

Bring a kite or buy one at the family-friendly Atlanta World Kite Festival and Expo at Piedmont Park. Free.

Halloween bash

October 28, 2017 (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 28, 2017 (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 28, 2017 (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

4 miles NE

Fernbank BOO-seum Trick-or-Treat features treats for kids in costume, games, entertainment, and music at Fernbank Museum of Natural History.

Halloween house party

October 28, 2017 (8 p.m.)

6 miles east

Scarendipity Halloween Bash is a “legendary” costume party in a private home with DJs, live music, burlesque and sideshow acts, beer, cocktails, a food truck, and a bonfire at 229 Howard Street NE for age 21+.

Outrageous Halloween party

October 28, 2017 (8 p.m.)

8.4 miles north

Enjoy DJ music, a live band, costume contests, laser lights, and alcohol at A Social Mess Halloween Party for age 21+ at Buckhead Theater.

Halloween in Chamblee

October 28, 2017 (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

13 miles NW

Halloween Spooktacular includes an all-ages costume contest, bounce houses, face painting, a cupcake walk, and a 5K race in costume at Keswick Park. Free.

Halloween party in Dunwoody

October 28, 2017 (8 p.m.)

14 miles north

Monster Bash has Latin DJ music, bars, and a costume contest at Eclipse di Luna in Dunwoody.

Classical music in Marietta

October 28, 2017 (7:30 p.m.)

18.6 miles NW

Marietta Symphony Orchestra plays music by living composers at Marietta’s New Theatre in the Square. They promise to talk to the audience about the music and to dress informally so you can too!

Discount tickets $25 to $30.

Arts festival

October 28, 2017

19 miles SW

UC Music & Arts Festival features art & food vendors and live music at Shannon Square in Union City. Free.

Zombie run

October 28, 2017 (7 p.m.)

64 miles north

Dodge zombies trying to grab your flag at the Running Dead 5K in Dahlonega, and make it to the finish line for a medal and fun activities.

Discount tickets $10.

Boo at the Zoo

October 28 - 29, 2017

4 miles NW

Boo at the Zoo is a Halloween festival with costume contests, treats, magical paths, decorations, a DJ dance party, and kid crafts at Zoo Atlanta.

Smyrna festival

October 28 - 29, 2017

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.

Douglasville haunted house

October 28 - 31, 2017

22 miles west

Explore the halls of a nightmarish hospital at Nightmare’s Gatein Douglasville on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays plus October 30 & 31.


October 28 - Nov. 25, 2017 (Saturdays)

1 mile east

Professional magician Peter Morrison performs classic magic and comedy at the Atlanta Magic Theater.

Discount tickets $17 to $23.

Family Halloween music

October 29, 2017 (3 p.m.)

2 miles north

Halloween Haunts with Harry, Hedwig, and Hexenritt features macabre music played by Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and a costume contest.

Halloween parade

October 29, 2017 (4 p.m.)

6 miles east

Watch floats, decorated hearses, classic cars, and marching bands in the Haints and Saints Halloween Parade, followed by a musical jam in Decatur. Free.

Celebrate ancestors

October 29, 2017 (12 to 5 p.m.)

6.3 miles north

Day of the Dead is an outdoor festival with Mexican food, entertainment, storytelling, altars honoring the departed, and free entry to Atlanta History Center.

Live show: Rocky Horror

October 29 - Nov. 5, 2017

2.4 miles NW

Like the film, The Rocky Horror Show is a campy cult musical with quirky characters and catchy songs like “Time Warp” live at Out Front Theatre Company.

Discount tickets $13.

Halloween variety show

October 30, 2017 (7:30 to 10 p.m.)

7.6 miles NE

Things that Go Bump is “a collection of spine-tingling short plays, monologues, and songs to tickle your funny bone and quicken your pulse” as local actors and singers perform songs and scenes celebrating the spooky fall season at OnStage Atlanta in Decatur.

Discount tickets $9.50.

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