Atlanta events October 2019. Things to do in Atlanta.

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Atlanta events October 2019

Duluth science + art fair

October 1, 2019 (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.

Film festival

October 1 - 6, 2019
multiple locations
Out On Film screens 50 LGBT films and videos, plus short films at three different theaters.

Book sale

October 1 - 6, 2019
14 miles north
Atlanta AAUW Bookfair is a used-book sale at Perimeter Mall. Free admission, except Monday evening costs $10.

State Fair in Hampton

October 1 - 6, 2019
30 miles south
Georgia State Fair offers carnival rides, shows, music, animals, and vendors at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton. Children age 4 and younger are free.

Black theater festival

October 2 - 5, 2019
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.

Concert in the park

October 3, 2019 (7 p.m.)
11.9 miles north
Rock Chastain features four music acts (Gin Blossoms, Mama Dear, Ruby Velle, and the Soulphonics) performing in State Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park to support the park.

Georgia National Fair

October 3 - 13, 2019
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.

Wine tasting at the aquarium

October 4, 2019 (7 p.m., VIP 6:30)
0.5 miles NW
Sample 200 wines from around the world, taste local restaurant food, hear live music, and shop at a silent auction at Aqua Vino in the ballroom and galleries of the Georgia Aquarium for age 21+.

Steampunk convention

October 4 - 5, 2019
14.6 miles north
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 DoubleTree by Hilton Atlanta Perimeter Dunwoody.

International night market

October 4 - 6, 2019
23.9 miles north
Shop from 200 artisans and food vendors (with a vegan section) at Atlanta International Night Market, which has a kids’ zone and an international village in parking lot at North Point Mall in Alpharetta. Kids 12 and younger are free. No pets. Video (2 min.).

Jazz on the Lawn

October 4 & 11, 2019 (7:30 p.m.)
4 miles NE
Hear classic and contemporary jazz, swing, fusion, smooth, and blues with a ticket to Jazz on the Lawn at Callanwolde. Cash bar and BBQ food for sale. You are welcome to bring a blanket and a picnic.

Soapbox derby

October 5, 2019
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.

Family Festival

October 5, 2019
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 5, 2019 (4 to 8 p.m.)
13 miles NE
Taste of Chamblee features food from 29 restaurants, a kids’ zone, and football on large screens. Free.

Taste of Tucker

October 5, 2019 (1 to 6 p.m.)
13.7 miles NE
Buy tastes of food from 30 restaurants at the Taste of Tucker, with live music, a kids’ zone, and arts & crafts on car-free Main Street. Free admission and parking.

Archery tournament

October 5, 2019 (SOLD OUT)
22.5 miles SE
Everyone is welcome to participate in the Sam Randle Memorial Archery Tournament at Panola Mountain State Park. Bring your own equipment, or rent on the registration form. No crossbows or broadhead arrows.

Alpharetta scarecrow festival

October 5, 2019 (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
24.9 miles north
See 120 life-size scarecrows on display during Scarecrow Harvest, with DJ music and family activities at Brooke Street Park. Free.

Tasting in Duluth

October 5, 2019 (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+.

Beer festival - north

October 5, 2019 (1 to 5 p.m.)
30 miles NE
Grayson Brew and Que 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.

Free hip-hop festival

October 5 - 6, 2019
0.3 miles south
Atlanta Hip Hop Day features hip-hop performances and DJs on two stages at Woodruff Park. Free.

Candler Park festival

October 5 - 6, 2019
3 miles east
Fall Fest has live bands, 200 art booths, gourmet food trucks, a kids’ area, Saturday races (5K and one mile), and Sunday home tours.

Small-town festival

October 5 - 6, 2019
12 miles NE
LakeFest offers local music, arts and crafts, food vendors, a chalk art contest (Sat. 1 to 3 p.m.), a non-motorized boat parade called Floatzilla (Sun. 2 p.m.), a pet parade (Sun. 3:45 p.m.), and a children’s sand sculpting contest (Sun. 1 to 3 p.m.) in friendly Pine Lake. Free.

Art fair

October 5 - 6, 2019
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.

Serbian festival

October 5 - 6, 2019
24 miles NE
Enjoy Serbian food, music, folk dancing, and children’s activities during Serb Fest in Lilburn. Children younger than age 12 are free.

Cotton Pickin’ Fair

October 5 - 6, 2019
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.

Hip hop festival

October 8 - 13, 2019
Atlanta locations
A $249 ticket to A3C Festival includes performances at 20 different venues, plus a music conference with guest speakers at Atlanta Convention Center.

French cultural festival

October 8 - 17, 2019
multiple locations
France-Atlanta offers innovative films, performances, talks, exhibitions, and workshops that connect France and the Southeast. Most events are free.


October 11 - 12, 2019
1.8 miles NE
Oktoberfest Atlanta features beer (first one included), German food, live music, and games at Historic Fourth Ward Park. Children are free, but select a “designated driver” ticket for ages 16 to 20.

Songwriters’ festival

October 11 - 12, 2019 (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.

Pride festival and parade

October 11 - 13, 2019
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 11 - 19, 2019
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.

Portuguese dinner & cooking class

October 11, 2019 (7 to 9:30 p.m.)
14.6 miles north
Begin with wine and appetizers, help the chef prepare sea bass and clams, and then dine with wine and dessert during $80 Global Cooking & Wine Pairing Series: Taste of Portugal at Vino Venue in Dunwoody.

Loft tour

October 12, 2019 (11 a.m.)
1.1 miles SW
See historic buildings that have been converted into beautiful residential lofts and art galleries on the Castleberry Hill Loft Tour, which begins at 333 Nelson Street SW.

Cemetery run

October 12, 2019 (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 12, 2019 (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 (2 minutes). Free.

Free gospel concert

October 12, 2019 (6 to 9 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.

Farm festival

October 12, 2019
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 12, 2019
23 miles NE
Lilburn Daze has arts & crafts vendors, food trucks, and a kids’ zone at Lilburn City Park. Free.

Taste of Acworth

October 12, 2019
28.6 miles north
Join the crowds buying $1 to $4 samples of food from dozens of restaurants at Taste of Acworth, with a beer & wine garden, two stages of entertainment, a fashion show (noon), a dog show (3 p.m.), and a kids’ zone. Free.

Barbecue with bands

October 12, 2019 (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
32 miles NE
Taste of BBQ [formerly 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.

Mini train ride

October 12, 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.

Afropunk festival

October 12 - 13, 2019
2 miles south
Afropunk is an all-ages multicultural weekend with lots of live music, artwork on display, a crafts market, and food trucks at 787 Windsor Street SW.

Festival on Ponce

October 12 - 13, 2019
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 12 - 13, 2019
18 miles NW
Watch professional chalk artists compete, enter the amateur contest, see kids draw on the street, hear live music, attend Chalktoberfest Craft Beer Festival on Saturday, and visit the art museum free during Chalktoberfest in Marietta.

Air show in Hampton (south)

October 12 - 13, 2019
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.

Apple festival

October 12 - 13 and 19 - 20, 2019
77 miles north
See 300 vendors of food and handmade items, plus craft demonstrations, an antique car show (Oct. 12), a 5K race (Oct. 12), and a parade (10 a.m. Oct 19) at Georgia Apple Festival in Ellijay. No pets.

Tasting at Roswell nature center

October 13, 2019 (1 to 5 p.m.)
22.5 miles north
Taste food from 16 restaurants, sample craft beer, hear bluegrass music, tour the garden, meet farm animals, and play games during Harvest on the ‘Hooch at Chattahoochee Nature Center.

Children’s Halloween party

October 14, 2019 (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: Boo-ween comes to Atlanta History Center.

Monthly family festival

October 17, 2019 (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 shuttle (on Canton Street, in Roswell Square, and behind city hall). Free.

Tasting event

October 17, 2019 (6 to 9 p.m.)
27 miles NE
Taste samples from 15 local restaurants on small plates, watch cooking demonstrations, and visit vendors at Good Taste Gwinnett at Infinite Energy Forum in Duluth.

Halloween cemetery tour

October 17 - 27, 2019 (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.

Halloween at the history center

October 18, 2019 (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.

Hot-air-balloon festival

October 18 - 19, 2019
23 miles NW
Owl-O-Ween features balloon glows, tethered rides, trick-or-treating at the balloons, food trucks, a beer garden, art vendors, a kids’ zone, and entertainment on multiple stages at Kennesaw State University.

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Zombie, horror, sci-fi event

October 18 - 20, 2019
0.5 miles west
Walker Stalker Con has celebrities, panels, vendors, and a Saturday party for adults at the Georgia World Congress Center.

Taste of Atlanta

October 18 - 20, 2019
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+.

Scottish festival

October 18 - 20, 2019
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.

Decatur beer festival

October 19, 2019 (noon 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+.

Free art & music festival

October 19, 2019 (10 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
9 miles south
LocalMotion Visual and Performing Arts Festival promises artwork, local craft beer & wine on tap, food vendors, live music onstage, kids’ games, a pumpkin patch, and a petting zoo at Jess Lucas Y-Teen Park in Hapeville. Poster. Free.

Zinfandel tasting party

October 19, 2019 (3 to 5 p.m.)
14.6 miles north
National Zinfandel Day Wine & Food Festival is a $49 “two hour walk-around mini festival. Exclusive tastings of single vineyard, old vines, and other fine Zinfandel wines will be accompanied by samplings of fresh and flavorful regional cuisine, including live chef stations” at Vino Venue in Dunwoody.

Festival of India

October 19, 2019 (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
21.4 miles north
India Festival has Indian food, arts & crafts vendors, games, dance, and music at St. Mary’s Orthodox Church in Roswell. Free.

Dog festival

October 19, 2019
30.7 miles NE
Bring your dog on a leash to Pawfest, which includes a morning hike, a noon fashion show for dogs, Frisbee demos, contests, food, entertainment, and kids’ activities at Lawrenceville Lawn. Free.

Kids’ carnival

October 19, 2019
32 miles NE
Fun Fall Festival has entertainment, arts & crafts, food vendors, games, a kids’ zone, and a petting zoo at Gwinnett County Fairgrounds. Bring a chair or blanket. Free admission.

Elegant car show

October 19 - 20, 2019
7.3 miles SW
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 Tyler Perry Studios. Buy food and wine, browse vendors, and meet the car owners.

Art festival

October 19 - 20, 2019
9 miles north
Brookhaven Arts Festival includes 120 juried artists, live music, a kids’ corner, and food vendors. Free.

Art fair

October 19 - 20, 2019
24 miles NE
Visit 130 artists’ booths at Johns Creek Arts Festival, with a food court, a music stage, and a kids’ zone across from Atlanta Athletic Club. Free.

International festival

October 19 - 20, 2019 (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.

Atlanta race

October 20, 2019
3 miles north
The Atlanta 10 Miler & 5K begin and end at Atlantic Station.

Oyster & BBQ festival

October 20, 2019 (3 to 7 p.m.)
6.8 miles east
A $108 ticket to Landlocked includes food from 24 chefs, oysters from 15 farms, and cocktails & beer from 12 providers at Color Wheel in Decatur.

Birthday bash for dogs

October 20, 2019 (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.

Halloween variety show

October 21, 2019 (7:30 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.

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Ghost Tours

October 21 - 24, 2019
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.

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Macabre Macbeth

October 21 - 27, 2019
2.6 miles north
Women with cellphones play the characters in the grisly production Mac Beth at Synchronicity Theatre.

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Haunted house - Stone Mountain

October 21 - Nov. 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. Closed Nov. 4 to 7.

Music and wine

October 23 - Dec. 15, 2019
2 miles NE
Hear music in an intimate setting with optional food and wine at City Winery in Ponce City Market.

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Cirque du Soleil

October 23, 2019 - Jan. 5, 2020
3.2 miles north
Volta is the latest show performed by the amazing acrobats, aerialists, cyclists, comedians, dancers, and gymnasts of Cirque du Soleil in a heated tent at Atlantic Station.

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Pumpkin carving competition

October 24, 2019
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.

Ghost stories on a plantation

October 24 - 27, 2019 (7 p.m.)
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

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Game festival

October 24 - 27, 2019
26 miles north
Play board games for four days at the Atlanta Game Fest at Atlanta Marriott Alpharetta. Repeats in May.

Hitchcock comedy

October 24 - 27, 2019
37 miles NE
Four actors play dozens of characters in The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit farce about a wrongly accused man racing to clear his name while evading the law, live at Sylvia Beard Theatre in Buford.

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Haunted house - Carrollton

October 24 - Nov. 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+.

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Make a glass pumpkin

October 24 - Nov. 3, 2019
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.

Jekyll & Hyde

October 24 - Nov. 3, 2019
17.3 miles NW
Featuring a thrilling score of pop-rock hits, Jekyll & Hyde is a dark thriller about a doctor who tests a potion that unleashes his inner demons, based on the book “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” by Robert Louis Stevenson at Jennie T. Anderson Theatre in Marietta.

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October 24 - Nov. 9, 2019
2.4 miles NW
Based on the movie starring Robin Williams, La Cage aux Folles is a comic play about planning a wedding when the groom’s parents are gay and the bride’s are conservative at Out Front Theatre Company.

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Adult party at the aquarium

October 25, 2019 (7 to 10 p.m.)
0.5 miles NW
Adults can wander Georgia Aquarium enjoying DJ music, dancing, finger food, and cocktails from full service bars during Sips Under the Sea: Whodunnit? for age 21+. Buy tickets online because none will be sold at the door. This event features “a live interactive murder mystery.”

Adult party at the museum

October 25, 2019 (7 to 11 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 25, 2019
4 miles NE
Calloween includes trick or treating, a magic show, movie screenings, games, an all-ages dance party, a family-friendly costume contest, and food trucks.

Family Halloween hike

October 25 - 26, 2019 (7 to 10 p.m.)
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 a campfire at Chattahoochee Nature Center in Roswell. Bring cash for snacks. No pets.

Gothic horror show

October 25 & 26, 2019 (8 & 9 p.m.)
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.

Coming-of-age comedy

October 25 - 27, 2019
18.6 miles NW
Born in New York to Puerto Rican parents, Maria is treated as an outsider in both America and Puerto Rico until her uncle helps resolve her personality crisis in La Gringa at Marietta’s New Theatre in the Square.

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Country Living Fair

October 25 - 27, 2019
19 miles east
The Country Living Fair has 200 booths of antiques, crafts, and gourmet foods, plus workshops and a schedule of cooking, decorating, quilting, and craft-making demonstrations at Stone Mountain Park.

Haunted house - Stockbridge

October 25 - 31, 2019
26 miles SE
Attractions at Fear the Woods include a haunted house, a combat experience, and a haunted trail with terror transport. Recommended for age 13+. Open Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Oct. 31.

Six Flags Halloween

October 25 - Nov. 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 - Douglasville

October 25 - Nov. 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

October 25 - Nov. 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.

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Haunted house - Rome

October 25 - Nov. 2, 2019
71 miles NW
Gates of Misery delivers torture, torment, zombies, and cannibals on Fridays and Saturdays, plus Oct. 31. Children younger than age 12 require an adult.

Pumpkin Festival

October 25 - Nov. 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.

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Haunted trail - Dawsonville

October 25 - Nov. 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 for age 12+, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.

Kite flying

October 26, 2019 (1 to 4 p.m.)
2.2 miles NE
Bring a kite or buy one on the web page for Atlanta World Kite Festival and Expo, with music, food, arts & crafts, face painters, and bounce houses at Oak Hill in Piedmont Park for all ages. Free, no registration required.

Halloween bash

October 26, 2019 (7 to 10:30 p.m.)
2.5 miles NE
Sponsored by FM radio station 105.7, Saints & Sinners Ball has live bands, themed drink specials, and costume prizes in Piedmont Park outside Park Tavern for age 21+.

Tequila tasting

October 26, 2019 (noon)
3.5 miles NE
A ticket to Viva Tequila Festival includes unlimited “small-batch tequilas from Mexico paired with small plates from Atlanta’s top restaurants” in tents at The Promenade at Piedmont Park, with “live music, DJ, art, and culture” for age 21+. Optional after party.

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Halloween for kids

October 26, 2019 (10 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
4 miles NE
Dinosaur Trick-or-Treat features treats for kids, games, entertainment, an animal show, DJ music, and dancing at Fernbank Museum of Natural History.

Halloween party

October 26, 2019 (9 p.m.)
4.3 miles NW
A ticket to Nightmare in Atlanta includes five drinks, two top Atlanta DJs, two rooms of music, and a costume contest at 1611 Ellsworth Industrial Boulevard NW.

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Alien Halloween party

October 26, 2019 (8 p.m.)
5.2 miles NE
Freaks of the galaxy are heading to District 51: Extraterrestrial Halloween Party for multiple DJs and three entertainment areas at District Atlanta nightclub for age 21+.

Whisky expo

October 26, 2019 (5 to 9 p.m.)
8.5 miles north
Sample whiskies and spirits with food during Whiskies of the World at InterContinental Buckhead for age 21+.

Halloween party in Dunwoody

October 26, 2019 (8 p.m.)
14 miles north
Monster Bash has Latin music (live & DJ), bars, and a costume contest at Eclipse di Luna in Dunwoody.

Zombie run

October 26, 2019 (7 to 10 a.m.)
16 miles south
Dodge zombies trying to grab your flag, or be a zombie grabbing human flags for prizes at the 5K Outbreak Zombie Run at Clayton State University in Morrow. Adults who participate can register children age 12 and younger free.

Boo at the Zoo

October 26 - 27, 2019
4 miles NW
Costumes are welcome during Boo at the Zoo, with treats, a DJ dance party, a foam zone, storybook characters, pirates, and kid crafts at Zoo Atlanta.

Smyrna festival

October 26 - 27, 2019
15 miles NW
Fall Jonquil Festival has 125 arts & crafts booths, live music, festival food, puppet shows, and children’s activities at the Village Green in Smyrna. Free. Repeats in April.

Interactive Sleepy Hollow

October 26 - Nov. 3, 2019
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. See driving directions.

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Family garden party

October 27, 2019
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.

Halloween parade

October 27, 2019 (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.

Celebrate ancestors

October 27, 2019 (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.

Haunted house - Lithia Springs

October 27 - Nov. 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.

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Movies in the park

October 30, 2019 (7 p.m.)
0.3 miles south
“Bring your blankets, chairs, and friends to enjoy a movie under the stars” at Live from Woodruff Park. Free.
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Book festival

October 30 & Nov. 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.

Anime convention

October 31 - Nov. 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.

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