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Atlanta events November 2019

Six Flags Halloween

November 1 - 2, 2019
13 miles west
Enjoy afternoon trick-or-treating & pumpkin painting (Sat. & Sun.), but beware of scary ghosts, ghouls, and zombies after dark (see schedule) during Fright Fest at Six Flags over Georgia in Austell. No costumes.

Haunted house - Lithia Springs

November 1 - 2, 2019
15 miles west
Containment is a walk-through haunted house “filled with movie like sets, live actors, animatronics, and cutting edge special effects” that you tour in groups of 6 to 8, in Lithia Springs for age 13+. See schedule.

Haunted house - Douglasville

November 1 - 2, 2019
22 miles west
Explore the halls of a nightmarish hospital at Nightmare’s Gate at 3931 Longview Drive in Douglasville. See schedule.

Haunted house - Newnan

November 1 - 2, 2019
41 miles SW
13 Stories Haunted House [sound] is “designed to be very intense from start to finish” as you walk through it in groups of 6 to 8 people. Apocalypse Zombie Kill Experience is optional. Bring this waiver signed by a parent if you are under age 18. See schedule.

Haunted house - Carrollton

November 1 - 2, 2019
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. Weather closures. Recommended for age 12+.

Haunted house - Rome

November 1 - 2, 2019
71 miles NW
Gates of Misery delivers torture, torment, zombies, and cannibals on Fridays and Saturdays. Children younger than age 12 require an adult.

Gift show

November 1 - 3, 2019
10 miles south
Atlanta Christmas Gift Show promises 200 exhibitors selling “Christmas gift items, decor, crafts, and more” at Atlanta Expo Center North. Children age 18 and younger are free.

Anime convention

November 1 - 3, 2019
11 miles north
Anime Weekend Atlanta has panels and workshops, games and videos, costume play, a dealer’s room, an art show, a formal dinner & ball (Friday), and a rave dance (Saturday) at Cobb Galleria Centre.

Pumpkin Festival

November 1 - 3, 2019
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.

Haunted trail - Dawsonville

November 1 - 3, 2019
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 on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Recommended for age 12+.

Hemlock festival

November 1 - 3, 2019
65 miles north
Enjoy music, arts & crafts, camping, and canoeing at the eco-friendly HemlockFest near Dahlonega.

Haunted house - Stone Mountain

November 1 - 9, 2019
20 miles NE
Netherworld thrills and terrifies with stunt actors in intense makeup, movie-quality special effects, and detailed sets in Stone Mountain.

Cabbagetown festival

November 2, 2019
2 miles SE
Chomp & Stomp has a chili cook-off (tasting at 12:30 p.m.), food vendors, old-time music, an artists market, and a 5K run in Cabbagetown. No dogs.

Cocktail party for animal rescue

November 2, 2019
(5:30 to 10 p.m.)
21.1 miles NE
A $50 ticket to Paws For Cocktails gets you an open bar, “heavy hors d’oeuvres,” live music, and a silent auction at Anderby Brewing in Peachtree Corners.

Day of the Dead Festival

November 2, 2019
(2 to 8 p.m.)
22.8 miles north
Dia de los Muertos Festival and Parade has live music, dancing, a parade, Mexican food, margaritas, and tequila tasting on the grounds of Roswell City Hall. A lantern parade on Canton Street begins at dusk. Free.

Taste of Kennesaw

November 2, 2019
26 miles NW
Buy restaurant samples, visit a beer garden or kids’ zone, and hear the bands at Taste of Kennesaw. Free.

Wine festival

November 2, 2019
(1 p.m., VIP noon)
32 miles NE
Taste 150 wines, visit a craft-beer garden, shop food trucks, and hear live music at Suwanee Wine Fest in Suwanee Town Center Park.

Mini train ride

November 2, 2019
(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.

Free baseball event

November 2, 2019
(gates open 12:30 p.m.)
33.9 miles NE
Gwinnett County Home Run Derby has live music, a silent auction of signed sports memorabilia, photos with Santa, a bouncy house, local mascots, face painting, food vendors, and special guests Mark DeRosa & Nick Green (former Atlanta Braves) at Coolray Field in Lawrenceville. At 2 p.m., high school “superstars” start competing to hit home runs. Free.

Chastain Park Arts Festival

November 2 - 3, 2019
9 miles north
Chastain Park Arts Festival
See fine art and crafts, hear local acoustic musicians, shop at food vendors, and visit the children’s area at Chastain Park Arts Festival at Chastain Park. Repeats in May. Free.

Cat show

November 2 - 3, 2019
27 miles NE
Watch hundreds of cats compete, and shop from cat-supply vendors at the Cotton States Cat Show at Infinite Energy Center in Duluth.

Southern music and food festival

November 2 - 3, 2019
(noon)
48 miles north
Taste & Brews Country Fest features tastes of Southern foods and beverages, live music from Georgia and Nashville, arts & crafts, pony rides, and a kids’ zone at Etowah River Park in Canton. Free admission.

Book festival

November 2 - 18, 2019
18 miles NE
Billed as the South’s premier literary event, Book Festival of the MJCCA includes author book readings, signings, panel discussions, family events, and book sales in Dunwoody.

Fine food in the country

November 3, 2019
(1 to 4 p.m.)
36 miles SW
Enjoy food from top restaurants, fine wines, premium micro-brews, live jazz, and a silent auction at Afternoon in the Country under tents on the lawn of Foxhall Resort & Sporting Club in Douglasville for age 21+.

Sandy Springs Restaurant Week

November 3 - 9, 2019
12 miles north
Two dozen restaurants offer lunch and dinner specials during Sandy Springs Restaurant Week.

Indian powwow

November 7 - 10, 2019
19 miles east
Native American Festival and Pow Wow showcases dancing, drumming, bow making, open-fire cooking, storytelling, and artistry at Stone Mountain Park. No pets.

Wizard Pub Crawl

November 8, 2019
(7 to 11 p.m.)
3 miles NE
Wizard Pub Crawl includes five bars in Virginia Highlands with food and drink specials plus a costume contest starting at Diesel Filling Station for age 21+.

Irish festival

November 8 - 9, 2019
20.4 miles north
IrishFest Atlanta has traditional evening concerts both days. Saturday includes an afternoon tea, traditional Irish music and dance, workshops, and a whiskey tasting in Roswell.

Veterans Day parade

November 9, 2019
(11:11 a.m.)
0.2 miles north
Georgia Veterans Day Parade begins at Harvy Ivy Park and is followed by a festival with military vehicles and a band at Pemberton Place until 2:30 p.m. Free.

Wine & cheese tasting

November 9, 2019
(1 to 5 p.m.)
2.5 miles SE
Sample 50 varieties of wine plus cheese from around the world at Grant Park Wine & Cheese Festival in Grant Park Recreation Center for age 21+.

Wine tasting in Decatur

November 9, 2019
(12:30 to 4:30 p.m.)
6.5 miles east
Taste 500 wines, buy restaurant food, and hear music during Decatur Wine Festival at 101 E. Court Square for age 21+.

Wine tasting in Roswell

November 9, 2019
(2 p.m., VIP 1 p.m.)
20.4 miles north
Taste 100 wines from 40 wineries at Grandiose Grape Wine Festival, with food pairings and live music outdoors at The Mill Kitchen and Bar in Roswell.

Vegetarian festival

November 9, 2019
26.4 miles NE
Atlanta Veg Fest offers speakers and vegan vendors in The Forum at Infinite Energy Center. Donation.

Acworth beer festival

November 9, 2019
(1 to 5 p.m.)
30 miles NW
Acworth Beer & Wine Fest features 100 beers, wines, mimosas, live music, and food for sale in Acworth for age 21+. No pets.

Obstacle race

November 9, 2019
33 miles east
Feel like a kid again at The Great Inflatable Race, which includes at least eight blow-up obstacles you must get over, under, around, or through at Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers.

Women’s show

November 9 - 10, 2019
0.5 miles west
Atlanta Ultimate Women’s Expo features keynote speakers, shopping, classes, and a beauty lounge at Cobb Galleria Centre.

Indoor art fair

November 9 - 10, 2019
3.3 miles NE
Shop for paintings, sculpture, fashion, and gift items from artists at Art Visions Artist Market at Paideia School in the building at S. Ponce de Leon Avenue & Oakdale Road NE. Free.

Dessert convention

November 9 - 10, 2019
11 miles NW
The Ultimate Sugar Show has a weekend vendor expo in Cobb Galleria Centre, which is free for children younger than age 12. To pay for classes, click the “classes & demos” link on the top of their web page.

Slime convention

November 9 - 10, 2019
11 miles NW
Join crowds of people squishing and stretching gooey stuff at Slime Expo Atlanta, which has vendors, contests, workshops, and a food court at Cobb Galleria Centre.

Make a Christmas ornament

November 9, 2019 - Jan. 5, 2020
7 miles NE
The Ornament Class at Decatur Glassblowing includes safety instructions, a demonstration, and assistance making a glass ornament to take home after it cools for two days. Children age 10 to 17 OK with a parent.

Block party

November 10, 2019
(12 to 4 p.m.)
1.7 miles SE
King of Pops Field Day features live bands, food trucks, games, races, face painting, a popsicle eating contest, and free popsicles outdoors at 552 Decatur Street SE.

Veterans Day Celebration

November 11, 2019
(11:30 a.m.)
13.2 miles north
Veterans Day Celebration includes a keynote speech at the City Green in Sandy Springs. Free.

Concert honoring Anne Frank

November 12, 2019
(7 p.m.)
3 miles north
Clark Atlanta University Philharmonic Society performs Annelies: The Diary of Anne Frank to honor the girl born 90 years ago whose World War II diary is “a universal tale of spiritual strength and the triumph of the human soul over its physical surroundings” at The Temple. Free.

Horror-film festival

November 13 - 17, 2019
2.4 miles NE
See a juried selection of disturbing and scary independent horror films at the Buried Alive Film Fest at 7 Stages Theatre.

Holiday home

November 14 - Dec. 8, 2019
11.1 miles north
Walk through a giant home in Sandy Springs decorated for the holidays during Home for the Holidays Designer Showhouse. Closed Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Nov. 28.

Christmas extravaganza

November 14 - Dec. 23, 2019
32 miles NE
Christmas Canteen is a variety show with sketch comedy, theatrical numbers, and singing galore at Aurora Theatre.

Country concert

November 15, 2019
(5 p.m.)
0.8 miles SW
Hear big-name artists perform at ATLive, including Keith Urban, Blake Shelton, Sam Hunt, Sugarland, Judah & the Lion, and Cale Dodds at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Video-game festival

November 15 - 17, 2019
0.5 miles west
“Explore worlds of esports, art, music, cosplay, tabletop, arcade, indies, panels, LAN, PC, console, mobile, virtual reality, screenings, expo hall and more” during Dreamhack at Georgia World Congress Center.

Fantasy convention

November 15 - 17, 2019
9.2 miles south
Conjuration promises interactive programming for all ages who love Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and Narnia at Hilton Atlanta Airport, with adventure games, live animals, magical workshops, live wizard chess, live music, panel discussions, and a fashion show/craftsman contest.

Christmas lights - Callaway Gardens

November 15, 2019 - Jan. 4, 2020
82 miles SE
Fantasy in Lights is a giant holiday light and sound show, with 8 million lights, 15 scenes, 2 shows, a Christmas village, and Santa Claus at Callaway Gardens. Open every night. Reserve holiday meals.

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Tasting event

November 16, 2019
(12 to 4 p.m.)
4.1 miles NW
Uncorked Atlanta Wine Festival includes wine tasting, craft beer, live music, and food for sale at The Fairmont for age 21+. Repeats several times a year.

A Christmas Carol

November 16 - Dec. 24, 2019
multiple locations
“A Christmas Carol” is Charles Dickens’ classic holiday play about Scrooge, Tiny Tim, and 3 Christmas ghosts.

Holiday lights - Botanical Garden

November 16, 2019 - Jan. 11, 2020
2.5 miles NE
Garden Lights, Holiday Nights features illuminated attractions, synchronized light and sound, model trains, s’more roasting, and food for sale at the 30-acre Atlanta Botanical Garden. Open every day, but cheaper on “value nights.”

Save on blue value nights

Thanksgiving Cabaret

November 17, 2019
(7 to 9 p.m.)
7.6 miles NE
Musical cabaret Grateful for Family is “a feast for the senses and a joyous way to usher in the spirit of the season” at OnStage Atlanta.

Taste of California

November 17, 2019
(3 to 5 p.m.)
14.6 miles north
A $69 ticket to Discover Napa Valley and Sonoma Wine & Food Festival includes “ a multitude of wines from Napa and Sonoma accompanied by samplings of fresh and flavorful cuisine, including live chef stations” at Vino Venue in Dunwoody.

Thanksgiving celebration

November 21, 2019
(7 to 8:30 p.m.)
19.4 miles north
All religions join in welcoming you to this year’s Ecumenical Thanksgiving Celebration, which offers “thoughts, prayers, music, and humor to express solidarity through our multiple faiths for the cause of true peace in our world” in Marietta. Arrive early. Free.

Holidays at Centennial Park

November 21, 2019 - Jan. 5, 2020
0.3 miles west
  • Atlanta Christkindl Market has German food, beverages, and gifts in a festive atmosphere at Ring Fountain Plaza, daily through December 24, 2019.
  • Chinese Lantern Festival has displays depicting 25 kinds of animals, with Asian food and performers. Open daily through January 5, 2020.

Holidays around the world

November 22, 2019 - Jan. 12, 2020
4 miles NE
Winter Wonderland celebrates Christmas, Hanukkah, and other holidays with twinkling lights and trees hung with ornaments and cultural objects at Fernbank Museum of Natural History. Closed Nov. 28 and Dec. 25.

Snow sports

November 22, 2019 - Feb. 23, 2020
45 miles NE
Play in the snow, ice skate, go snow tubing, take carnival rides, join a scavenger hunt, and visit the fire pits during License to Chill Snow Island at Lanier Islands. Closed on some dates between Jan. 2 and Feb. 21.

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Tree lighting - Atlantic Station

November 23, 2019
(1 to 8 p.m.)
3 miles north
Enjoy kids’ activities, hear live music, visit Santa’s reindeer, watch a parade (7 p.m.), and see the Christmas tree lighting (8 p.m.) during Light the Station at Atlantic Station. Free.

Glassblowing open house

November 23, 2019
(6 to 10 p.m.)
7 miles east
Watch glassblowing demonstrations at the family friendly Anniversary Party, with food, drinks, music, and art for sale at Decatur Glassblowing. Free.

Holidays at the aquarium

November 23 - Dec. 31, 2019
0.5 miles NW
Winter Waterland features tree lightings (Nov. 29 & Dec. 7), photos with Santa, a Santa underwater show, a song & dance show with snowfall, and “The Polar Express” film at Georgia Aquarium. See schedule.

Tree lighting - Lenox Square

November 24, 2019
(6:30 to 8 p.m.)
8 miles NE
Macy’s Great Tree Lighting Show includes pre-show performances at 6:30 p.m., a visit from Santa, and the tree lighting. The tree stays lit through Jan. 1.

Light Up Dunwoody

November 24, 2019
(3 to 5:45 p.m.)
15 miles north
Light Up Dunwoody is a neighborhood Christmas village with vendors, Santa, live reindeer, and a tree-lighting + menorah ceremony at 5:30 p.m. outside Cheek-Spruill House in Dunwoody. Free.

Holidays at Six Flags

November 24, 2019 - Jan. 5, 2020
12.5 miles west
Holiday in the Park has holiday entertainment, carolers, Christmas lights, and a 6 p.m. tree lighting at Six Flags Over Georgia. Scroll down their page to see dates.

Thanksgiving race

November 28, 2019
3 miles south
Atlanta Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon
The Thanksgiving Day: Half Marathon (plus 5K, mile, and dash) begin and end near Georgia State Stadium.

Christmas lights - Marietta

November 28 - Dec. 31, 2019
17 miles NW
Lights of Life is open every day with 1.5 miles of holiday lights, displays, pony rides, train rides, a petting zoo, and concessions at Life University. Open every night, but cheaper Dec. 2 - 5 and 9 - 12.

Hip Nutcracker

November 29, 2019
(7:30 p.m.)
1 mile north
The Hip Hop Nutcracker gives Tchaikovsky’s score a modern twist with 12 hip-hop dancers (including “King of Rap” Kurtis Blow), an on-stage DJ, an electric violinist, and a digital background with an urban vibe at Fox Theatre.

Christmas at the mansion

November 29 - Dec. 7, 2019
4 miles NE
Tour a Tudor Revival mansion decorated by designers, and shop in an artists’ market during Christmas at Callanwolde. See the schedule of special events.

Christmas spectacular

November 30 - Dec. 1, 2019
1 mile north
Cirque Dreams Holidaze has flying reindeer, jumping gingerbread men, rousing music, amazing costumes, and Santa Claus at Fox Theatre.

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