Best Halloween Events in Atlanta 2019
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.
Our Top 10 Picks:
Enjoy park attractions, games, live shows, displays, a Glow by Night experience Fri.-Sun. and more. Sept. 21-Nov. 3.
View scarecrows handcrafted by businesses, individuals, schools and organizations on display throughout the garden. Oct. 1-Nov. 3.
Explore WildWoods and Fernbank Forest and encounter dozens of ghostly visitors who inhabit the shadows. Oct. 5-Nov. 17.
Walk through foggy gardens and haunted historic houses, travel to a magical world of wizards and witches in the museum and trick-or-treat at Swan House. Oct. 18.
This festival and 5k run/walk features costumes, arts and crafts, food, face painting, games, prizes and a trick-or-treating experience. Oct. 19.
Wear your costume to sample treats and explore the sights, characters and adventures of Zoo Boo Town. Oct. 19-20, 26-27.
Wear your cape or bring your lightsaber to enjoy this performance of musical favorites. Oct. 20.
Dress in your costumes to enjoy special attractions, including a Haunted House, a bouncy house, games and more. Oct. 25-27.
Come dressed in your Halloween costumes for crafts, prizes, performances and trick-or-treating in this spooky funhouse. Oct. 26.
Go on a scavenger hunt, decorate a trick-or-treat bag, play batty bingo, enjoy snacks, watch a movie and more. Oct. 26.
Check out these Halloween events for all ages in metro Atlanta:
Folklore Haunted House has three haunted experiences: The Manor, Asylum 67 and Chromophobia. Sept. 13-Nov. 2.
Enter the world of “The Shadows,” where creatures feed off the energy created by fear and anxiety. Sept. 20-Nov. 2.
Adventures include a haunted house, a thrill ride, a haunted trail and an interactive combat zone with zombies. Sept. 27-Oct. 27 and Oct. 31.
Walk-through this dark attraction filled with terrifying live actors, amazing special effects and monsters. Sept. 27-28; Oct. 4-Nov. 3; Nov. 8-9.
Meet the headless horseman of Sleepy Hollow and enjoy this interactive retelling of the classic tale. Sept. 27-Nov. 3.
A haunted house with zombie paintball hay ride, mini golf, an axe throwing challenge and go karts. Sept. 28-Oct. 31.
Hay maze, hayride adventure, petting zoo, science center, dinosaur exhibit, pick-your-own pumpkin patch and more. Sept. 28-Oct. 31.
Take a partially-guided tour of some of the filming locations from “Stranger Things,” like Hopper’s cabin in the woods and Merrill’s pumpkin patch. Sept. 28-Oct. 26.
Take a walk through the square to glimpse local businesses’ scarecrow displays. Oct. 1-31.
Go on a scavenger hunt to collect pieces and build a model to take home, and meet and greet favorite LEGO characters every hour. Oct. 1-31.
Meet the monsters of space, including black holes, zombie stars and ghostly nebulae. Oct. 3-Nov. 2.
The amusement park transforms into a ghoulish place with ghosts and goblins and haunted attractions. Weekends through Nov. 2.
When the sun goes down and the maze is lit by moonlight, families can enjoy a spooky night. Fri. and Sat. in Oct.
Tour guides tell stories based on documented sightings, firsthand experiences and history. Fri., Sat. and Sun.
Led by professional psychic medium and paranormal investigator, Boo Newell, this tour discusses tales of murder, passion, vice, war and tragedy. Check website for full schedule.
Paranormal investigators tell of phenomena experienced by residents, businesses and tour agents. Fri., Sat. and Sun.
Experience haunting history and visit filming locations. Fri. and Sat.
Learn about the haunting history of Marietta’s past on this 90 minute trolley ride. Oct. 4-31.
More than 100 scarecrows line the streets. Oct. 5.
Strut your way around the museum in the annual costume parade for toddlers and preschoolers. Oct. 7.
Dress up for a not-so-scary Halloween celebration with themed crafts, activities, characters and treats. Oct. 11.
Dress in your Halloween costumes and showcase moves during a Monster Mash Dance Party, where judges will award prizes every half-hour to their favorite costumed participants. Oct. 12.
Witness the scarecrow invasion as local groups and businesses compete for the title of Best Squarecrow. Oct. 14-31.
Get creative and decorate a one-of-a-kind pumpkin. Oct. 17.
Each night offers a cast of storytellers and ghostly fun for the family performed by Art Station. Oct. 17-27.
Moms and sons dress in costumes and dance the night away. Oct. 18.
Zombie, horror and sci-fi fan convention celebrating “The Walking Dead.” Oct. 18-20.
Magician Arthur Atsma captivates with sleight of hand magic, comedy and audience interaction. Oct. 19.
Live music, street entertainment, vendors and street parade. Oct. 19.
A costume parade, food trucks, lantern decorating and music. Oct. 19.
Wear your costume to walk the trail and collect candy at the haunted houses. Oct. 19.
Dress in Halloween costumes, collect treats, and go on tours. Oct. 19.
Kids come dressed in their favorite costume and a trick-or-treat bag to play carnival games, climb in inflatable houses, enjoy candy and more. Oct. 19.
Celebrate with glowing hot air balloons, trick-or-treating, kids’ play area and costume contest. Oct. 18-19.
Watch this comedic version of the famous short story. Oct. 22-Nov. 3.
Visit a fortune teller, balloon artist or face painter, play games with candy prizes, show off your moves at the dance party, trick-or-treat and more. Oct. 25.
Enjoy face painting, carnival games, inflatables, hayrides and more. Oct. 25.
Watch the performances of fire dancers, aerialists and werewolves while you enjoy food and treats. Oct. 25.
Local businesses, organizations and community members decorate their trunk and pass out candy as kids trick-or-treat. Oct. 25.
Visit the store in costume for a sweet treat, a Halloween Boo Box craft and a photo op. Oct. 25 and Oct. 31.
Guided hike along well-lit trails where children meet friendly, costumed forest creatures. Enjoy world music and a campfire. Oct. 25-26.
Harry Potter soars across the big screen to a live symphony orchestra performing John Williams’ score. Oct. 25-27.
Enjoy live music, face painting, sand art, inflatables, a costume contest and more. Oct. 26.
A Halloween party with treats for kids in costumes, games and hands-on activities, music and more. Oct. 26.
Hunt for pumpkins to decorate in the leisure pool, and enjoy fall crafts, activities, a hayride and swimming. Oct. 26.
Trick-or-treat at decorated stations around the museum, enjoy wagon rides, and eat fall-themed refreshments. Oct. 26.
Children can participate in carnival games and activities to win candy and prizes. Oct. 26.
Join costumed characters for an evening of trick-or-treating, face painting and photos. Oct. 26.
Swim on in for popcorn, trick-or-treating, Halloween themed arts and crafts and a movie. Oct. 26.
Visit Concierge to pick up your trick or treat map and visit participating retailers. Oct. 26.
Trick or treat, crafts, costume and sidewalk chalk competitions. Oct. 26.
Kids can collect candy going car to car, play on the playground, enjoy games and contests and more. Oct. 26.
Trick-or-treating, petting zoo, games and tons of candy. Oct. 26.
Enjoy trick-or-treating, crafts, games and more. Oct. 26.
Show off Halloween costumes for a day of treats and activities. Oct. 27.
Wear a costume and trick or treat. Oct. 27.
Dance all night in your Halloween costume, and enjoy a catered dinner and raffle prizes. Oct. 29.
This special tour features the Southeastern Institute of Paranormal Research and recounts the history of the building and some unexplained occurrences that have happened over the years. Oct. 29.
Costume parade and contests, face painting, games, crafts, raffle and more. Oct. 30.
Dress in your Halloween costume and enjoy entertainment, treats and more. Oct. 30.
Downtown merchants pass out Halloween treats to costumed kids. Oct. 31.
Celebrate all things that go bump in the night with costumes and live music. Oct. 31.
Celebrate Halloween with trick-or-treat activities, games, inflatables, face painting, vendors and candy. Oct. 31.
Trick-or-treat at participating retailers. Oct. 31.
Wear your costumes to play games, enjoy treats, tour the city’s drinking water treatment facility and watch a movie. Oct. 31.
Trick-or-treat, win prizes, and take hayrides and photos with characters. Oct. 31.
Trick-or-treat with beluga whales and manta rays, enjoy treat stations in the galleries, create Halloween themed crafts, and take photos in the photo station. Oct. 31.
Kids wear costumes, pick their own pumpkin, meet Charlie, Lucy and Snoopy and enjoy hayrides and trick-or-treating. Weekends in Oct.
Experience “Terror in the Trenches” on the three-mile loop, visit a haunted house, go trick-or-treating and more. Fri. and Sat. until Oct. 26.
Board a vintage train then find storytelling, blacklight mini golf and a fun house. Weekends in Oct.
The Zoo is transformed with decorations and rows of scarecrows. Weekends in Oct.
Come in costume with your treat bag and meet mermaids and pirates as you trick-or-treat. Oct. 25.
The event includes many free and ticketed special events, including a costume parade, The Monster Mash for children, a kick-off party, a 5K race and fun run and more. Oct. 25-26.
Trick-or-treating, costume contests for you and your dog and more. Oct. 26.
Participate in different activities, including zombie archery, a scarecrow competition, a pumpkin contest, a fall costume parade and more. Oct. 26.
Celebrate fall in the Smoky Mountains with pumpkin decorating, a pumpkin scavenger hunt, costume contests and live music. Oct. 26.
Enjoy food trucks, s’mores, trick-or-treat trail, costume contest and more. Oct. 26.
See what’s haunting the state park, and enjoy treats and hay rides. Oct. 26.
Decorate your car and hand out treats to kids. Oct. 31.
Hike down into the spooky Providence Canyon after dark. Nov. 1.
We are working hard to bring you this year’s updates for the following events. Check back soon for the 2019 information.
Haints and Saints Halloween Parade in Decatur. Floats, bands and classic cars as well as community groups and families in costume celebrating Halloween. Oct. 27.
Haunted Hall of Fame at College Football Hall of Fame. The Field of Screams will include a spooky scavenger hunt with candy cauldrons. Ages 3-12 in costume receive free admission. Face painting and treat bags. Oct. 27-28.
Trick or Treat on Main Street. Downtown Fayetteville. See the jack-o-lanterns that decorate the Fayetteville Square during the Great Pumpkin Festival, and trick or treat at local businesses. Oct. 27.
Fox Theatre Ghost Tours. Fox Theatre. Guests will walk the haunted halls of the Fox to learn about ghastly sightings or unexplained bumps in the night. Oct. 25, 26 and 30.
Scarecrows on the Square. Marietta Square. Schools and school organizations make scarecrows each fall. Oct. 5-Nov. 2.
Scarecrow Daze. Smith-Gilbert Gardens. Scarecrows on display in the garden from individuals, community groups and families. Oct. 16-31.
Boo Bash. Sugarloaf Mills. Fall-themed crafts, giveaways and trick-or-treating. Stores participating will display a pumpkin sign in the store window; those with a teal pumpkin will offer allergy-friendly options. Oct. 28.
Trek or Treat. Suwanee Creek Park. Fall festival-themed games, contests, music, inflatables and more. Kids are encouraged to wear a costume. Ages 10 and younger. Oct. 29.
13 Stories Haunted House. Newnan. Take a tour through the different areas of this scary haunted house with themed rooms. Not recommended for small children and pregnant women. Through Nov. 11.
Spooktacular Skate Party. Pinckneyville Park. Bring your skates and have a spooky fun time with a DJ, costume contests, and more. Pre-register. Oct. 27.
Spooky Film Festival Series. Atlantic Station. A series of spooky films in Central Park including Hocus Pocus and Goosebumps. Sept. 29, Oct. 6 and 13.
Nevermore Hills Haunted Trail. Museum of Aviation. Stop by the free aviation museum and see planes of all types then visit the haunted trail and attic next door – if you dare. Oct. 19, 20, 26, 27, 31.
Fall Harvest Festival. Blue Ridge Scenic Railway. Games, live music, costumed characters, pumpkin decorating and more. Oct. 28.
Lawrenceville Ghost Tours. Start and end at Aurora Theatre. Listen to vivid stories of the strange and supernatural as guides lead groups on a 90-minute adventure around the square. Sun.-Thurs. Fri. and Sat.
Howl-O-Ween at Great Wolf Lodge. Stay the night at this water park to enjoy Halloween themed fun. Oct. 1-31.