Brookhaven Arts Festival: 16 things to do this weekend in Atlanta

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Brookhaven Arts Festival: 16 things to do this weekend in Atlanta

It isn't Halloween just yet, but you wouldn't know it with all the exciting events happening all around Atlanta this weekend. 

Get spooked on a haunted trail, celebrate the season at a fall festival or hit the road at one of the many autumn-themed road races taking place throughout Cobb, DeKalb, Gwinnett and North Fulton.

Check out this spooktacular lineup you have to look forward to this weeekend in Atlanta:

Cobb

Haunted Trail at Allatoona High School. 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 20 and 21. $5 per person. Allatoona High School. 3300 Dallas Acworth Highway NW, Acworth. ahshairspray2018@gmail.com. www.allatoonahs.com.

Allatoona High School presents the Annual Haunted Trail this weekend, which includes live Halloween entertainment and a guided tour through a creepy, ghoulish trail onsite.

Have a colorful weekend with your family in Cobb at The Flavor Run. Courtesy of The Flavor Run/For the AJC

Flavor Run Atlanta 5K. 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 21. $20 per person, free for children ages 7 and under. Jim R. Miller Park. 2245 Callaway Road SW, Marietta. www.cooladmedia.com.

Celebrate a healthy lifestyle wit the Flavor Run taking place at Miller Park this Saturday. Featuring fruit-flavored color powder, you'll get covered from head to toe in pigment throughout the 5K, followed by fresh fruit, kid's activities and a Flavor Festival.

Living Hope's Fall Festival and Trunk or Treat. 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21. Free. Living Hope Church. 3450 Stilesboro Road, Kennesaw. 770-425-6726. www.livinghopega.com.

Join Living Hope Church for a free fall festival and Trunk or Treat event on Saturday. This family-friendly celebration will include a maze of Halloween-themed vehicles, live entertainment, games, prizes, a hayride and more.

The Cobb Tradeshow. 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 22. Cobb Galleria Centre. 2 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta. 800-841-8891. www.cobbtradeshow.com.

Experience a showcase of fashion like no other at The Cobb Tradeshow this Sunday at the Galleria. This year's event will feature over 600 brands and clothing lines filling the space.

DeKalb

Fernbank Forest Night Tour. 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20. $5 for members, $10 for non-members. Fernbank Museum of Natural History. 767 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta. 404-929-6400. www.fernbankmuseum.org.

Take a night tour of Fernbank Forest this Friday at a special family event just in time for fall. You'll experience the nocturnal sights and sounds of the forest on an unforgettable two-hour program guided by Fernbank Museum scientists.

Emory Wind Ensemble. 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20. Free. Emerson Concert Hall, Schwartz Center for Performing Arts. 1700 North Decatur Road, Atlanta. 404-727-5050. www.arts.emory.edu.

Take the whole family to the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts for a free Family Weekend concert. The Emory Wind Ensemble will play scores from the film "In Her Image," as well as a rendition of Leonard Berstein's "Mass."

Cade Green (left) holds onto his mother Marlene as she looks at the Urban Attic booth during the 9th Annual Brookhaven Arts Festival on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012.

Brookhaven Arts Festival 2017. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21 and 22. Free. 4047 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta. www.brookhavenartsfestival.com.

Don't miss the 3rd Annual Brookhaven Arts Festival this weekend, which will include live music, delicious local food and creative works from over 100 artists on display.

A Day in the Andes Family Event. Noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22. Included with admission, free for members. Michael C. Carlos Museum. 571 South Kilgo Circle NE, Atlanta. 404-727-4282.www.carlos.emory.edu.

Take a trip to the Andes without leaving the state at the Carlos Museum this Sunday. At this family event, guests can see special exhibits, interact with live animals from the Andes, sample Peruvian food and take part in interactive handicrafts.

Gwinnett

Gwinnett Great Days of Service. 8 a.m. Friday, Oct. 20. Free. Locations throughout Gwinnett County. 770-995-3339. www.gwinnettgreatdaysofservice.org.

Join the rest of your community to help make Gwinnett beautiful this Friday for a special volunteer event. With locations all around the county, there's a little something that everyone can do to help out.

Alive! Festival. 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21. Free. Suwanee Town Center Park. 330 Town Center Ave., Suwanee. 770-806-7492. www.aliveexpo.com.

Surround yourself with health and wellness this weekend at the Alive! Festival, which takes place at Suwanee Town Center Park. This year's event will include demonstrations and workshops, shopping from vendors, food, entertainment and more.

Despite years of reports of poison or foreign objects in Halloween candy, there is not a documented case of a child being harmed by candy obtained trick or treating.

Trick or Treat Trot 2017. 9 a.m. to noon. Saturday, Oct. 21. Free to attend, $25 to race. Infinite Energy Center. 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. 404-569-0157.

Bring the kids over to a free Halloween event at the Infinite Evergy Center this Saturday. Along with a 5K race, guests will enjoy costumes, arts and crafts, games, prizes, face painting, food and safe trick-or-treating.

S'mores 'N Snores at Rogers Bridge Park. 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21. $5 to $55 per camp site, RSVP required. Rogers Bridge Park. 4291 Rogers Bridge Road, Duluth. 770-476-3434. www.duluthga.net.

Camp out under the stars at a family campout event at Rogers Bridge Park this Saturday. It all starts at dusk, and will include live entertainment, yard games, arts and crafts, free s'mores, food trucks and camping under the stars.

North Fulton

CNC Halloween Hike. 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20. $10 per person, free for children ages 2 and under. Chattahoochee Nature Center. 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. 770-992-2055. www.chattnaturecenter.org.

Take a hike this Friday at CNC. You'll find whimsical woodland creatures all along the well-lit forest trails at this scare-free Halloween event. 

Inspired Practices Stroller-K: Push for Good. 10 a.m. to noon. Saturday, Oct. 21. $20 per person, free for children ages 12 and under. Riverside Park. 575 Riverside Road, Roswell. 770-552-0179. www.inspiredpractices.org.

Come out and run (or walk) to help benefit Project Infinity this Saturday at the Inspired Practices Stroller-K. This community-centered race will follow the banks of the Chattahoochee River and end at Riverside Park.

A German Requiem by Johannes Brahms. 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22. $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and students. Roswell United Methodist Church. 814 Mimosa Blvd., Roswell. 770-594-7974. www.mosingers.com.

The Micheal O'Neal Singers will perform "A German Requiem" by Johannes Brahms this Sunday at the Roawell United Methodists Church. This emotional choral work will leave you in awe and provide musical comfort for those grieving a loss. 

Earth's Angels Annual FUNdraising Gala. 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22. $55 per person, $100 per couple. The Metropolitan Club. 5895 Windward Parkway, Alpharetta. 678-508-9229. www.earthsangels.org.

Help provide expecting moms with the healthiest pregnancy and deliver possible by attending the Earth's Angels Annual FUNdraising Gala on Sunday. This event will include a silent auction, live auction, live music and more.

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