Best Halloween Events in Atlanta

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.

Top Halloween Events

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. 14-31.

Mother/Son Halloween Dance at Roswell Area Park. Wear costumes to this party with music, dancing, prizes, refreshments and more. Oct. 15.

Murder On The Orient Express by Ken Ludwig at Ed Cabell Theatre. This classic whodunit features a mystery where an American tycoon has been murdered on a train, and the killer is still on the train. Oct. 15-23.

Truck-or-Treat at Swift-Cantrell Park. Get up close to tons of trucks, construction equipment, cool cars and more, walk a candy trail, participate in costume contests, play games and more. Oct. 16.

Little 5 Points Halloween Festival & Parade at Little 5 Points. Watch special ghoul appearances, join the costume contest, shop the Haunted Artist Market, and search for monsters designed by local artists. Tito’s Monster Cocktail Parade on Sun. Oct. 16-17.

History, Mystery, & More: Lantern Light Tour at Jarrell Plantation Historic Site. Take a guided tour of the historic site by lantern light and listen to tales of death by poison, frightful monsters and long-lost gold. Oct. 16, 23 and 30.

Supernatural Science Series at Fernbank Museum of Natural History. Different themed days include outdoor activities, monsters, bugs, insects, games, costumes and more. Oct. 16, 23 and 30.

Halloween Fun House at East Roswell Recreation Center. For ages 8 and younger, this event features face painting, carnival games, inflatables, hayrides, concessions and more. Oct. 22.

The Magic of Arthur Atsma: A Halloween Magic Show at Roswell Cultural Arts Center. Contemplate the impossible at this magic show from Arthur Atsma. Oct. 23.

Totally Awesome Halloween Science at Tellus Science Museum. Activities include making your own spider rings and spider webs, investigating light, learning how spiders see, looking into space and more. Oct. 23.

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. 23.

Train or Treat at Southeastern Railway Museum. Explore trick-or-treating stations around the museum, participate in costume contests and more. Oct. 23.

Boo at the Zoo at Zoo Atlanta. Sample treats throughout the Zoo, enjoy the sights and characters of the whimsical Zoo Boo Town, watch live entertainment, play carnival games, and more. Oct. 23-24 and 30-31.

Goblins in the Garden at Atlanta Botanical Garden. Show off little ones’ costumes on the Goblin Runway, and enjoy fall-themed games and activities. Oct. 24.

Mother & Son Halloween Dance at Gainesville Civic Center. Dance the night away, and enjoy a catered dinner, costume contest and raffles. Oct. 26.

Trunk or Treat at Brook Run Park. Celebrate Halloween with a live performance from an Elton John tribute band, food trucks, candy and costumes. Oct. 28.

Howl on the Green in Duluth. This family-friendly event includes sweet treats, great food, mystical creatures, aerialists, fairytale characters and entertainment. Oct. 29.

Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas” in Concert with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra at Atlanta Symphony Hall. Watch this story of Jack Skellington, Halloween Town’s beloved Pumpkin King, set to live music. Oct. 29-30.

Boo at the Zoo at North Georgia Wildlife & Safari Park. Come dressed in costume for a free feed cup, go trick-or-treating, learn about creepy and crawly animals, go on a scavenger hunt and more. Oct. 29-31.

The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Silly Hollow at Center for Puppetry Arts. Schoolteacher Ichabod Crane helps the Headless Horseman find a new head and a spookier image in this comedic puppet play. Oct. 29-Nov. 7.

Dinosaur Trick-or-Treat at Fernbank Museum of Natural History. This Halloween party includes a Giggy meet-and-greet, special treats for costumed kids and more. Oct. 30.

Sprayberry Trunk or Treat at Sprayberry High School. This community Halloween festival features food, a huge kid’s zone, spooky exhibits, live entertainment, costume contests and candy. Oct. 30.

Monster Mash at Center for Puppetry Arts. Wear your silliest or scariest costumes to celebrate Halloween with a decorated Center, goblins, skeletons, jack-o-lanterns and more for ages 6-10. Oct. 30.

Spooky Mill at Autrey Mill. Walk your way through a series of stations, including a bounce house, craft stations, carnival games and more, and travel a haunted hike. The Junior Spooky is from 1-4 p.m. and Ooky Spooky from 6-9 p.m. Oct. 30.

North GA Chamber Symphony Spook-tacular at Smithgall Arts Center. Listen to live music of spooky songs, including Saint-Saens’Danse Macabre, themes from “Harry Potter” and other seasonal favorites. Oct. 31.

Goblins & Giggles at Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center. Halloween-themed activities include a scavenger hunt, a Trick or Treat Expedition trail, Jack-o’-lantern Walk, an escape room featuring the villainous pirate  Blackbeard, Spooky Animal Encounters and more. Through Oct. 31.

Pumpkins at Callaway at Callaway Resort & Gardens. Wander the gardens with pumpkin sculptures, topiaries and mums, and at night, see an illuminating experience with Enchanted Forest, glow-in-the-dark mini golf and a Pumpkin Tree. Through Oct. 31.

Lawrenceville Ghost Tours at Aurora Theatre. Professional storytellers will regale you with stories of local legends and paranormal investigations on this 90-minute stroll. Through Oct. 31.

Fright Fest at Six Flags Over Georgia. Halloween entertainment includes family-friendly shows, attractions, thrilling rides and scary haunted houses at night. Through Oct. 31.

Pumpkin Festival at Stone Mountain Park. Play on family-friendly park attractions, enjoy special fall entertainment, watch a Nighttime Parade, see glowing experiences and more. Through Oct. 31.

Yule Forest Pumpkin Patch. Pick pumpkins, walk through a garden of sunflowers and zinnias, get lost in a corn maze, go on a hayride, see farm animals, and more. Each Saturday, listen to live music with the Fall Concert Series. Through Oct. 31.

Ghost Tours

Decatur Ghost Tours. Come meet some of Decatur’s ghosts on this historical, paranormal walking tour of downtown Decatur. Oct. 15-17, 21-24 and 27-31.

Lawrenceville Ghost Tours at Aurora Theatre. Listen to vivid stories of the strange and supernatural as guides lead groups on a 90-minute adventure around the square. Through Oct. 31.

Ghosts of Marietta in Marietta. Tour guides tell stories based on documented sightings, firsthand experiences and history. Fri.-Sun. in Oct.

Covington Ghost Tours in Covington. Experience haunting history and visit filming locations. Fri.-Sat. in Oct. and Oct. 31.

Capturing the Spirit of Oakland Halloween Tours at Oakland Cemetery. Be haunted by knowledge, as these Halloween tours enlighten rather than frighten with stories of the cemetery’s notable residents. Oct. 14-31.

Fox Theatre Ghost Tours. Brave guests will walk through the historic theatre to learn about the Fox Theatre’s 90 years of ghostly sightings and unexplained events. Oct. 21-23, 25-26.

Festivals

HarvestFest at Glover Park. This festival includes arts and crafts, touch-a-truck, inflatables, a DJ, candy, scarecrows, a costume contest and more. Oct. 16.

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. 23.

The Great Pumpkin Festival at Old Fayette County Courthouse Lawn. Enjoy a DJ, retail and craft vendors, food, kid’s crafts, a costume contest and more. Oct. 23.

Spirits & Spice Festival in Newnan. This event features live music, a craft market, kid’s activities and a Chili Cook-Off, and adults can walk to Downtown Spirits Trail for specialty cocktails. Oct. 23.

Pumpkin Festival at Stone Mountain Park. Enjoy park attractions, games, live shows, displays, a Glow by Night experience, pie eating contests and more. Through Oct. 31.

Fright Fest at Six Flags. Enjoy family-friendly fall activities during the day, and at night, the amusement park transforms into a ghoulish place with ghosts and goblins and haunted attractions. Through Oct. 31.

Parades

Little 5 Points Halloween Festival and Parade. Go on a monster scavenger hunt, listen to live music, watch special appearances and more. Oct. 16-17.

Wild Rumpus Parade and Spectacle in Downtown Athens. Enjoy Halloween festivities with the Wild Rumpus Art Show, parade and more. Oct. 29-30.

Costumed Fun

Halloween Hikes at Chattahoochee Nature Center. Go on a hike to meet costumed nature characters and learn about their lives in the wild. Oct. 22-23, 29-30.

Boo at the Zoo at Zoo Atlanta. Wear your costume to sample treats throughout the Zoo, enjoy the whimsical Zoo Boo Town, and see more than 1,000 animals from around the world. Oct. 23-24, 30-31.

Goblins in the Garden at Atlanta Botanical Garden. Show off little ones’ costumes on the Goblin Runway, and enjoy fall-themed games and activities. Oct. 24.

FANTAstic Halloween at World of Coca-Cola. Wear your costume to enjoy Halloween décor, spooky interactive activities, photos, fall aromas, a Flavor Hunt and more. Through Oct. 31.

Trick-or-Treats

Truck-or-Treat at Swift-Cantrell Park. Get close to dozens of vehicles, walk a candy trail, participate in costume contests, go on a scavenger hunt, and more. Oct. 16.

Trunk or Treat at Goldfish Swim School Roswell Village. Enjoy a trunk or treat party with stations for candy, prizes and spooky good fun. Oct. 16.

Train or Treat at Southeastern Railway Museum. Explore trick-or-treating stations around the museum, participate in costume contests and more. Oct. 23.

Trick or Treat on the Square at Historic Gainesville Square. Join in a costume contest for three different age groups, and go trick-or-treating. Oct. 26.

Trunk or Treat at Brook Run Park. Celebrate Halloween with a live performance from an Elton John tribute band, food trucks, candy and costumes. Oct. 28.

Munchkin Masquerade in Downtown Newnan. A trick-or-treat event for the little ones. Oct. 29.

Trick or Treat at Avalon. Get a trick-or-treat map to stop by the participating retailers and be entered to win a family fun prize package. Oct. 30.

Spooky Mill at Autrey Mill. Walk your way through a series of stations, including a bounce house, craft stations, carnival games and more, and travel a haunted hike. Oct. 30.

Sprayberry Trunk or Treat at Sprayberry High School. This community festival includes food, a huge kid’s zone, spooky exhibits, local entertainment, costume contests and candy. Oct. 30.

Halloween at Halcyon. Enjoy trick-or-treating, face painting, a DJ, a meet and greet with Spiderman and Belle and more. Oct. 30.

Brick-or-Treat at LEGOLAND Discovery Center. Join in Monster Mash Dance Parties, find spooky scenes in MINILAND, build Halloween-themed creations and more. Oct. 30-31.

Scarecrows

Conyers Scarecrow Showcase and Competition at Olde Town Conyers. View scarecrows created by individuals, families, groups, organizations, schools, churches and more. Through Oct. 16.

Scarecrows in the Garden at Atlanta Botanical Garden. View scarecrows handcrafted by businesses, individuals, schools and organizations on display throughout the garden. Through Sept. Oct. 31.

SquareCrow Village at McDonough Square. See tons of different scarecrow creations, and vote for your favorite. Through Oct. 31.

Scarecrows on Main in Kennesaw. See the creative scarecrow display from families, neighborhoods, organizations, businesses and more. Through Oct. 31.

Scarecrows In The Square at Glover Park. Stroll through the park to view the amazing scarecrow displays from local organizations, businesses and schools in this annual contest. Through Oct. 31.

Scarecrow Harvest at Downtown Alpharetta. Walk downtown Alpharetta to view colorful and creative life-size scarecrows. Through Nov. 1.

Haunted Houses

Spooky Halloween in Atlanta. This fun and scary haunted house was created for ages 6 and older. Oct. 30-31.

13 Stories Haunted House in Newnan. Brave your way through the Haunted House and Zombie Kill Event. Through Oct. 31.

Containment Haunted House in Lithia Springs. This haunted house experience includes interactive scenes, intense scares, amazing actors and more. Through Oct. 31.

The Village in Fairburn. Walk through this outdoor haunted attraction with intense effects. Through Oct. 31.

Paranoia Haunted House in Canton. Brave your way through two indoor haunted attractions. Through Oct. 31.

Folklore Haunted House in Acworth. Three different scary experiences include “The Manor,” “Asylum ‘67” and “Overload.” Through Nov. 6.

Netherworld Haunted House in Stone Mountain. Take on “Rise of the Netherspawn” or “Return to Planet X.” Through Nov. 13.

Dances and Shows

Mother/Son Halloween Dance at Bill Johnson Community Activity Building. Wear costumes to this party with music, dancing, prizes, refreshments and more. Oct. 15.

Murder On The Orient Express by Ken Ludwig at Ed Cabell Theatre. This classic whodunit features a mystery where an American tycoon has been murdered on a train, and the killer is still on the train. Oct. 15-23.

Halloween Magic Show at Roswell Cultural Arts Center. Magician Arthur Atsma captivates with sleight of hand magic, comedy and audience interaction. Oct. 23.

Mother & Son Halloween Dance at Gainesville Civic Center Ballroom. Dance all night in your Halloween costume, and enjoy a catered dinner and raffle prizes. Oct. 26.

The Addams Family at Jennie T. Anderson Theatre. Wednesday Addams has grown up and fallen in love with a “normal” man, and the spooky family hosts a dinner for him. Oct. 27-Nov. 7.

Howl on the Green in Duluth. This family-friendly event includes sweet treats, great food, mystical creatures, aerialists, fairytale characters and entertainment. Oct. 29.

Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas in Concert with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra at Atlanta Symphony Hall. Watch this story of Jack Skellington, Halloween Town’s beloved Pumpkin King, set to live music. Oct. 29-30.

The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Silly Hollow at Center for Puppetry Arts. Schoolteacher Ichabod Crane helps the Headless Horseman find a new head and a spookier image in this comedic puppet play. Oct. 29-Nov. 7.

Monster Mash at Center for Puppetry Arts. Come out in costume for decorations, goblins, skeletons, pumpkins and more. Oct. 30.

North GA Chamber Symphony Spook-tacular at The Arts Council. Listen to live music of spooky songs, including Saint-Saens’Danse Macabre, themes from “Harry Potter” and other seasonal favorites. Oct. 31.

Spooky Sights

The Dark Rows: Haunted Corn Maze at Uncle Shuck’s. When the sun goes down and the maze is lit by moonlight, families can enjoy a spooky night. Fri.-Sat. in Oct.

Halloween Fun House at East Roswell Recreation Center. This event features face painting, carnival games, inflatables, hayrides, concessions and more. Oct. 22.

Spooky Trail at Sprewell Bluff Park. See the haunted sights as you travel along this spooky trail. Oct. 22-23.

Haunted House and Spooky Trail by the Lake at Hard Labor Creek State Park. Walk through this haunted trail by Lake Rutledge to see scenes of your scary Halloween favorites. Oct. 23.

Halloween Trail of Tricks & Treats at Rubes Creek Trail. Celebrate Halloween with music, characters, fun displays, treats, games, activities, crafts and food vendors along this 1.4-mile trail. Oct. 30.

Tales by Lantern Light at Pickett’s Mill Battlefield Historic Site. Go on a guided hike to a secret destination where a storyteller will spin tales of history and lore. Oct. 30.

The Wren’s Nest Séance at The Wren’s Nest. Popular around the turn of the 20th century, this séance tries to solve the mysterious disappearance of a magician’s supply salesman. Through Oct. 30.

Woodland Spirits at Fernbank Museum of Natural History. Explore WildWoods and Fernbank Forest and encounter dozens of ghostly visitors who inhabit the shadows. Through Nov. 7.

Science Scares

Parents’ Night Out: Spooky Science at Discover Science Center. At this Halloween-inspired event, kids will create potions, conduct science experiments and make slime. Oct. 16.

Supernatural Science Fest at Fernbank Museum of Natural History. Celebrate Halloween ghostly figures, engaging activities exploring iconic scary characters, treats and more. Oct. 16, 23 and 30.

Totally Awesome Halloween Science at Tellus Science Museum. Activities include making your own spider rings and spider webs, investigating light, learning how spiders see, looking into space and more. Oct. 23.

Town Celebrations

Halloween Jambooree at Logan Farm Park. Children can participate in carnival games and activities to win candy and prizes. Oct. 23.

Spooky Springs at Abernathy Greenway Park North. Celebrate Halloween with trick-or-treat stations, face painting and more. Oct. 23.

Movie Nights

Dinner and a BOO-vie at Suwanee Town Center Park. Watch “Hotel Transylvania” and “Ghostbusters.” Oct. 23.

Hocus Pocus Interactive Movie at Roswell Adult Recreation Center. Watch the Halloween classic “Hocus Pocus,” and enjoy a goodie bag of interactive fun. Oct. 30.

Family-Friendly Halloween Movie Night: Hocus Pocus at The Hudgens Center. Wear costumes to watch the Halloween classic “Hocus Pocus.” Oct. 30.

Beyond Atlanta

History, Mystery, & More: Lantern Light Tour at Jarrell Plantation Historic Site. Take a guided tour of the historic site by lantern light and listen to tales of death by poison, frightful monsters and long-lost gold. Oct. 16, 23 and 30.

Haunted Hills Hayride at Victoria Bryant State Park. Take a scary hayride through haunting scenes before enjoying a movie under the stars. Oct. 29-30.

Boo at the Zoo at North Georgia Wildlife Park. Enjoy Halloween-themed fun, and come dressed in costume. Oct. 29-31.

Pumpkins at Callaway at Callaway Gardens. Wander the gardens with pumpkin sculptures, topiaries and mums, and at night, see an illuminating experience with Enchanted Forest, glow-in-the-dark mini golf and a Pumpkin Tree. Through Oct. 31.

Goblins & Giggles at Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center. Halloween-themed activities include a scavenger hunt, a Trick or Treat Expedition trail, Jack-o’-lantern Walk, an escape room featuring the villainous pirate Blackbeard, Spooky Animal Encounters and more. Through Oct. 31.

Past events:

Strand Movie Night: Young Frankenstein at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre. This spoof-tribute to the classic “Frankenstein” features a scientist who is able to revive a corpse. Oct. 8.

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