Pumpkin Festival at Stone Mountain Park / Photo by Steven Bridges

From haunted houses to parades and trunk-or-treating, our guide includes the best spooky, silly, candy-filled Halloween events in Atlanta for every boo and ghoul! Plus, have more fall fun with our list of corn mazes and pumpkin patches close to Atlanta and fall festivals. Not ready to head out and about? Check out our ideas for at-home celebrations.

Ms. Holmes & Ms. Watson – #2B at Synchronicity Theatre

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic duo is reimagined in this murder mystery comedy. Sept. 30-Oct. 23.

The Village Haunted Experience in Fairburn

This outdoor haunt features a cursed village, and The Courtyard is a carnival-style midway with games, food and music. Sept. 30-Oct. 31.

Fearopolis at Funopolis Family Fun Center

Special Halloween attractions include a haunted house experience and a haunted maze. Sept. 30-Oct. 31.

Paranoia Haunted House in Canton

This haunted house features two terrifying experiences for the brave to try to conquer. Sept. 30-Nov. 5.

Roswell Ghost Tour at Roswell Town Square

Learn about the paranormal phenomena experienced by Roswell residents, businesses and tour-goers with this walking tour. Through Sept. 30.

Happy Hauntings at Malibu Norcross

This family-friendly Halloween event occurs every Saturday and Sunday. Oct. 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-23 and 29-30.

Decatur Ghost Tour at Historic Town Square

This walking tour is led by professional psychic medium and paranormal investigator, Boo Newell. Oct. 1, 8, 14-15, 20-23, 26-31.

Scarecrows in the Garden at Atlanta Botanical Garden

Scarecrows in the Garden at Atlanta Botanical Garden

Search for your favorite scarecrow from dozens of creations by local artists, youth groups, businesses and more. Oct. 1-30.

Scarecrow Invasion at Downtown Woodstock

View inventive scarecrows from local businesses and groups, and vote for your favorite. Oct. 1-31.

Scarecrows In The Square at Historic Marietta Square

The square will be filled with creative, fun and colorful scarecrows from businesses, schools and groups from Marietta. Oct. 1-Nov. 3.

SquareCrow Village at McDonough Square

Tons of different scarecrows will come alive with fun designs, and you can vote for your favorite. Oct. 3-Nov. 3.

Scarecrow Harvest at Downtown Alpharetta

The downtown area features more than 150 scarecrows from tons of local groups. Oct. 3-Nov. 1.

Toddler Storytime: Pumpkin Palooza at Atlanta History Center

Learn all about pumpkins with arts and crafts projects, music and a storytime for ages 1-5. Oct. 5.

Movies On The Square at Colony Square

Watch “Halloween Town” on the jumbo screen, and grab takeout from an onsite restaurant. Oct. 6.

#ThrowbackThursday Movie Night at City Center Park

Sponsored by Brightmoor Healthcare, watch “Poltergeist” for a classic scary movie. Oct. 6.

Scaredy Cat Soiree at George Pierce Park Community Recreation Center

Dress up for a not-so-scary celebration with themed crafts, activities, characters and treats for ages 3-4. Oct. 7.

Boo Bash at Mall of Georgia

Enjoy a fall concert with the Atlanta Dance Party and a viewing of “Addams Family 2.” Oct. 8.

Pumpkin Patch at Oakland Cemetery

Enjoy the autumn season and Halloween activities with a variety of pumpkins, a seasonal photo booth, a kids’ area, a mini-scavenger hunt and more. Oct. 8-9.

Tot Spot at Atlantic Station

Designed for kids ages 5 and younger, enjoy a playtime with a Spooky Station. Oct. 11.

Mother/Son Halloween Dance at Bill Johnson Community Activity Building

Music, prizes, refreshments, pictures and fun as you dance the night away. Oct. 14.

Screen on the Green: Hocus Pocus at City Center Park

Enjoy a viewing of “Hocus Pocus.” Oct. 14.

Little Shop of Horrors at Marietta’s New Theatre in the Square

This sci-fi musical depicts floral assistant Seymour Krelborn who finds a new, out-of-this-world breed of plant. Oct. 14-31.

HarvestFest at Glover Park

HarvestFest at Glover Park

This festival includes an arts and crafts show, pie eating contest, touch-a-truck, Halloween Happenings for kids and more. Oct. 15.

Easterseals North Georgia Trick or Treat Trot Family Fall Festival & 5K at Thrasher Park

After the race, enjoy a festival with food, activities, games and prizes. Oct. 15.

Olde Town Fall Festival at Olde Town Conyers Pavilion

Arts and crafts vendors, food, kids’ activities, live entertainment, costume contests, a scarecrow showcase and more. Oct. 15.

Fall-O-Ween at Swift-Cantrell Park

Enjoy an evening of carnival games, trick-or-treating, a costume contest, a Monster Mash dance party and more. Oct. 15.

Pop-in for Family Fun at Marietta History Center

Participate in crafts and activities featuring Ghosts & Ghouls. Oct. 15.

Halloween Spooktacular at Atlanta Symphony Hall

Show off Halloween costumes as you listen to the theme music of superheroes, villains, princes, princesses and more. Oct. 16.

Fox Theatre Ghost Tours at Fox Theatre

Brave guests will walk through the historic theatre to learn about the Fox Theatre’s 90 years of ghostly sightings and unexplained events. Oct. 17-27.

Trunk or Treat at Johns Creek City Hall

Presented by the Johns Creek Recreation & Parks and Johns Creek Police, wear your best costume to enjoy candy, treats and kids’ activities. Oct. 19.

How to Snag a Sea Monster! at Center for Puppetry Arts

A monstrous waves washes a baby sea monster ashore, as the people of a small town try to figure out what to do with it. Oct. 20-23.

Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap at Newnan Theatre Company

Guests and staff at Monkswell Manor find themselves stranded during a snowstorm, and when a local woman is murdered, it becomes clear the killer is among them. Oct. 20-23 and 27-30.

Capturing the Spirit of Oakland Halloween Tours at Oakland Cemetery

Listen to the stories of the cemetery’s notable and notorious residents come to life as you walk through the cemetery’s beautifully lit Victorian Gardens. Oct. 20-30.

Fall Glow Festival at Lucky Shoals Park Community Recreation Center

Bring your bag for a fun night of trunk-or-treating, a hayride and glowing games for ages 5 and older. Oct. 21.

Halloween Hikes at Chattahoochee Nature Center

Explore the forest to meet woodland creatures and hear about how they live, along with music, crafts and a campfire. Oct. 21-22 and 28-29.

Halloween Magic Show at Aurora Theatre

Watch magician Arthur Atsma perform in this Halloween-themed special. Oct. 22.

Train or Treat at Southeastern Railway Museum

Train or Treat at Southeastern Railway Museum

Head to different decorated stations around the museum for trick-or-treating, join a costume contest, listen to live music and more. Oct. 22.

The Great Pumpkin Fest at Cherokee Veterans Park

Celebrate fall with a DJ, craft vendors, food, hayrides, axe throwing, a costume contest, trick-or-treating and more. Oct. 22.

Halloween Jambooree at Logan Farm Park

Come dressed up for a spooky good time with games, rides, food, music, costume contests and more. Oct. 22.

Annual Pumpkin Fest at Courthouse Square

Enjoy fall festivities with a DJ, an inflatable corn maze, petting zoo, a Trick or Treat Village, pumpkin displays and more. Oct. 22.

Spirits & Spice Festival in Downtown Newnan

Eat, drink and get spooky. Oct. 22.

Spooky Mill at Autrey Mill

Walk your way through a series of stations, including a bounce house, carnival games, campfire s’mores and a serpent house. Oct. 22.

Snellville Fall Festival at Snellville Towne Green

Play with inflatables, climb a rock wall, ride the train, participate in costume and dog costume contests and more. Oct. 22.

Halloween Fest at Bogan Park Community Recreation Center

Go trick-or-treating, have a blast in the kid’s zone, experience touch-a-truck, enjoy concessions and more. Oct. 22.

Boo Bash at Wills Park

Wear family-friendly costumes for a dance party, carnival games, treat bags, a movie after sundown and more. Oct. 22.

Creepy Crawlies at Fernbank Museum of Natural History

A spine-chilling day of family fun with creepy and crawly animals and spooky crafts. Oct. 22.

Haunted House at Mabry Middle School

Professor Fear has created a laboratory specifically designed to extract people’s deepest and darkest fears and turn them into nightmarish tools with “The Fear Master’s Lab.” Oct. 22.

Spooky Springs at Abernathy Greenway Park

Enjoy a not-so-frightful evening filled with Halloween fun, including trick-or-treating candy stations, a face painting station, photo op stations and food trucks. Oct. 22.

Parents’ Night Out: Halloween Science at Discover Science Center

At this Halloween-inspired event, kids will create potions, conduct science experiments and make slime. Oct. 22.

Family Movie Night at Lawrenceville Arts Center

Enjoy the Disney films “Hocus Pocus” and “Coco” in the Grand Stage Theatre. Oct. 22 and 29.

Candlelight: A Haunted Evening of Halloween Classics at The Chapel on Sycamore

This multi-sensory musical experience features “Thriller,” the theme from “The Addams Family” and more as performed by the Edgewood String Quartet. Oct. 22, 29 and 31.

Little 5 Points Halloween Festival & Parade at Little 5 Points

Hunt for monsters, shop the Haunted Market with goods from locals, see the nightmares of an Old-School Freakshow, and watch the parade on its new route. Oct. 22-23.

Boo at the Zoo at Zoo Atlanta

Boo at the Zoo at Zoo Atlanta

Visit Trick-or-Treat Lane, make Halloween-themed crafts, play carnival games, help catch the Candy Thief and more at this special festival. Oct. 22-23 and 29-30.

Goblins in the Garden at Atlanta Botanical Garden

Show off kids’ costumes with the Goblin’s Runway, enjoy fall activities, go on a train ride and more. Oct. 23.

Mother Son Halloween Dance at Gainesville Civic Center Ballroom

Enjoy dancing, a costume contest, catered dinner, raffles and more with separate dances for preschool to second grade and third grade and up. Oct. 25-26.

Truck or Treat at Brook Run Park

Dunwoody Parks and Recreation, Dunwoody Police and the Dunwoody Homeowners Association present this event with food trucks, live entertainment and trick-or-treating. Oct. 27.

The Turn of the Screw at Georgia Ensemble Theatre

A new governess arrives to take care of two children, and when strange occurrences befall them, she must discover if it’s ghosts, a joke or her mind playing tricks on her. Oct. 27-Nov. 14.

Kids Hallowink at Interactive Neighborhood for Kids

Celebrate with trick-or-treating, games, food and more. Oct. 28.

Halloween Fun House at East Roswell Recreation Center

Kids ages 8 and younger can come dressed in costumes for face painting, carnival games, inflatables, hayrides, concessions and more. Oct. 28.

BOO Fest at Lawrenceville Lawn

Collect goodies along the Treat Trail at this evening of thrills and adventure. Oct. 28.

Zombie Prom: Atomic Edition at Stage Door Theatre

Set in the 1950s, the class bad boy returns from a nuclear waste dump to reclaim pretty Toffee’s heart and take her to prom. Oct. 28-30.

Clue: On Stage at Marietta Theatre Company

On a dark and stormy night, the host of an unusual dinner party is dead – can you solve whodunnit? Oct. 28-Nov. 12.

Totally Awesome Halloween Science at Tellus Science Museum

Creepy-crawly activities include making your own spider web rubbings, watching the Super Awesome Science Squad, exploring the life cycle of stars and more. Oct. 29.

The Great Trick or Treat at Atlanta History Center

Come stroll through the Goizueta Gardens to gather early Halloween candy and enjoy entertainment, including decorations, a balloon artist, face painter and more. Oct. 29.

Dinosaur Trick-or-Treat at Fernbank Museum of Natural History

A Halloween party with treats, games and hands-on activities. Oct. 29.

Trick or Treating at Avalon

Pick up a trick-or-treating map to stop by participating retailers for candy and treats. Oct. 29.

Halloween at Halcyon

Enjoy trick-or-treating, farm animals, balloon twisting, meeting characters from “Encanto,” fall décor for photos and more. Oct. 29.

Howl on the Green in Duluth

Howl on the Green in Duluth

This family-friendly event includes sweet treats, great food, mystical creatures, aerialists, iconic characters and entertainment. Oct. 29.

Sprayberry Trunk or Treat at Sprayberry High School

Celebrate Halloween with festival food, activities for kids, spooky exhibits, costume contests, candy and more. Oct. 29.

Dinner & a Boo-vie at Town Center Park

Wear your costumes to enjoy two movies, and before the movies start, go trick-or-treating at several businesses. Oct. 29.

Peachtree City Fall Festival & Movie Night at Drake Field

Celebrate fall with delicious food, costume contests, games, entertainment and more. Oct. 29.

Trunk or Treat at Dunwoody Baptist Church

Enjoy inflatables, candy and fun at this community-wide event. Oct. 29.

Trunk-or-Treat at Shallowford Presbyterian Church

Stop by different cars for sweet treats. Oct. 29.

Tales from the Rails Ghost Tours at The Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History

Learn ghostly Civil War tales and railroad folklore on these special guided tours. Oct. 29.

Murder Mystery Lunch and Dinner at Gwinnett Historic Courthouse

Test your sleuthing skills while watching this crime unfold. Oct. 29.

Coco in Concert at Atlanta Symphony Hall

Watch “Coco” with the musical score performed live by the orchestra. Oct. 29-30.

Hocus Pocus Interactive Movie at Adult Recreation Center

This adaptive family-friendly movie will include a low-light setting, reduced volume, freedom to move around and light snacks. Oct. 30.

Halloween – Día de los Muertos at Plaza Fiesta

Enjoy candy, costume contests, music and prizes. Oct. 30.

Day of the Dead Haints & Saints Halloween Parade at Decatur Cemetery

This Halloween and Dias de los Muertos-themed parade will feature skeleton puppets, ghouls, zombies, superheroes, marching bands and more. Oct. 30.

The Phantom Of The Opera Silent Film with Live Organ Accompaniment at Strand Theatre

Get in the spooky spirit with this story about a menacing phantom and live organ pre-show. Oct. 30.

Pumpkin Festival at Stone Mountain Park

During the day, enjoy attractions and special fall entertainment with classic storybook characters, and at night, watch a nighttime parade and other glowing experiences. Through Oct. 30.

Kids Boo Fest at Six Flags Over Georgia

This new festival for younger ghosts and ghouls will include dressing up for fall themed activities, trick-or-treating, pumpkin decorating and more. Through Oct. 30.

Munchkin Masquerade at Main Street Newnan

This downtown trick-or-treat event is specifically for little ones. Oct. 31.

Hapeville Community Trick-or-Treat Map in Hapeville

Locations across Hapeville will be participating in a trick-or-treat. Oct. 31.

Halloween Trail of Tricks & Treats at Rubes Creek Trail

Walk along the trail to enjoy music, characters, fun displays and trick-or-treating, and participate in costume contests. Oct. 31.

Trunk or Treat at Cobb Vineyard Church

Enjoy a night of trick-or-treating and fall fun. Oct. 31.

Trick or Treat on the Square at Historic Gainesville Square

Trick-or-treat at downtown businesses with costume contests for four different categories. Oct. 31.

Lawrenceville Ghost Tours at Aurora Theatre

Walk through historic Lawrenceville as you learn about local legends and paranormal investigations from a professional storyteller. Through Oct. 31.

13 Stories Haunted House in Newnan

A haunted house themed after human phobias, a psych ward, clowns and a zombie apocalypse wasteland. Through Oct. 31.

Fright Fest at Six Flags Over Georgia

Watch your back in the Scare Zones, walk through a haunted house, listen to a spooky sing-a-long and more featuring the scariest frights by night. Through Oct. 31.

Containment Haunted House in Lithia Springs

This haunted house experience includes interactive scenes, intense scares, amazing actors and more in themed “The Awakening” and “Annihilation” experiences. Through Nov. 5.

Folklore Haunted House in Acworth

Three different scary experiences include for the brave. Through Nov. 5.

Woodland Spirits at Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Drawing inspiration from literature’s many dark forests, search for spirits as you walk through WildWoods. Through Nov. 6.

Netherworld Haunted House in Stone Mountain

Explore two thrilling haunted houses, “The Undying Horror” and “Parasitic,” before enjoying the midway with classic Halloween delights. Through Nov. 12.

Covington Ghost Tours in Covington

Explore the historic sites of Covington to learn about the town’s haunted history, and get a taste of the “Hollywood of the South.” Through Dec. 30.

Haunted Walking Tour in Downtown Marietta

Enjoy a lantern-led walk through Marietta listening to stories about the dead who still patronize the shops and restaurants. Through Dec. 31.

Escape Woods at Sleepy Hollow Farm

This outdoor escape room adventure includes a themed “Stranger Things” game, navigating a cursed forest, discovering an antidote to a terrible virus or outsmarting hunters who are trying to find your group. Through Dec. 31.

Georgia Tour Company in Senoia

Explore the filming sites for “The Walking Dead” or “Stranger Things,” or go a 90-minute stroll to see Senoia’s spirits. Through Dec. 31.

Goblins & Giggles at Gaylord Opryland Resort

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Goblins & Giggles at Gaylord Opryland Resort

Seasonal activities include an interactive show, a scavenger hunt with Spookley the Square Pumpkin, trick-or-treating, an escape room and more. Sept. 10-Oct. 31.

Pumpkins at Callaway at Callaway Gardens

Explore 2,500 acres of pumpkins, sunflowers, fall topiaries and a corn maze, and at night, walk through a transformed garden with illuminating experiences, including a Pumpkin Tree. Sept. 16-Oct. 30.

Ghost Train at Tweetsie Railroad

Go on a nighttime ride on the Ghost Train, trick-or-treat on Main Street, watch the Spooktacular Palace Show, enjoy frights in the Haunted House and more. Sept. 23-Oct. 29.

Howl-o-Ween at Great Wolf Lodge

All month long, enjoy spooktacular events and treats, such as Boo Bingo, arts and crafts, an immersive trick-or-treat trail and more. Sept. 30-Oct. 31.

Halloween Eerie Express at Tennessee Valley Railroad

Experience a spooky vintage train ride with an Eerie Fun House, storytelling, hot cider, blacklight mini golf, games, a bag of treats and more. Oct. 7-8, 14-15, 21-22 and 28-29.

Voices of the Past – Lantern Light Tour at Jarrell Plantation Historic Site

Take a tour under the moonlight for stories of history and mystery. Oct. 14-15 and 21-22.

Haunted Village at Hard Labor Creek State Park

Walk through the village filled with scenes of Halloween scares with a PG and a PG-13 tour. Oct. 22.

A Spooky Evening at Victoria Bryant State Park

Participate in the decoration and costume contests, play games, watch a fall movie, and enjoy delicious food. Oct. 29.

Wild Rumpus Parade and Spectacle in Downtown Athens

Enjoy this festive Halloween parade. Oct. 29.

BOO at the Zoo at North Georgia Wildlife & Safari Park

Come dressed in your costume to receive a free feed cup as you see animals in costume. Oct. 30-31.

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