10 things to do in Atlanta this weekend

From live music under the stars to festive celebrations that bring neighbors together, the Town Green emerges as the epicenter of activity.
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Get ready for a spellbinding Halloween weekend in Atlanta! The city has an exciting lineup of events and festivals that promise unforgettable adventures.

Immerse yourself in Halloween extravaganzas, from dazzling drag shows to lively bar crawls, and even kid-friendly outdoor scary movie screenings. Don’t miss the vibrant Day of the Dead parade, cheer on the Atlanta Hawks at their Friday night home opener, or bid a fond farewell to a beloved Edgewood Ave institution. Check out all the weekend’s excitement below:

‘Teen Wolf’ Fan Convention

Calling all “Teen Wolf” fans! Starting Thursday and running through Sunday, the hit show’s Beacon Hill High School Reunion takes place in Conyers — meet stars, Q&A, photo ops, and rock out with Tyler Posey.

Location: Conyers at Costley Mill Park - 2455 Costley Mill Rd NE, Conyers, GA 30013; Date: Thursday, Oct. 26 through Sunday, Oct. 29; Admission: $50+; Website: beaconhillshigh.com

Boo Ball: Halloween Drag Show and Pop-up Market

Prepare for a spooktacular night at Biggerstaff Brewing Company for Boo Ball! Live music, a drag show, pop-up market, costume contest, and more witchy fun. Free entry.

Location: Edgewood at Biggerstaff Brewing Company - 537 Edgewood Ave SE; Time: 5-11 p.m.; Date: Friday, Oct. 27; Admission: Free; Website: eventbrite.com

Sips Under the Sea: Halloween

Dive into the deep, dark mysteries of the ocean at Sips Under the Sea: Halloween. Wear your best costume, enjoy cocktails, dancing, and more at this exclusive 21+ event! If you can’t make this Sips Under the Sea, mark your calendars for Halloween night, when a second event of its kind takes place.

Location: Downtown at the Georgia Aquarium - 225 Baker St NW; Time: 7-10 p.m.; Date: Friday, Oct. 27; Admission: $62; Website: georgiaaquarium.org

Atlanta Hawks vs. New York Knicks

Get pumped for the Hawks’ Friday opening night game — basketball is back, and the stars are ready to shine!

Location: Downtown at State Farm Arena - 1 State Farm Dr; Time: 7:30 p.m., Date: Friday, Oct 27; Admission: $40+; Website: events.accessatlanta.com

Flick or Treat

Join the Gwinnett Stripers for community trick-or-treating, games, candy, and prizes. Then, catch “Monsters Inc”. on the big screen. Admission is $2 in advance and $5 day-of.

Location: Gwinnett at Coolray Field - 2500 Buford Dr, Lawrenceville, GA 30043; Time: 3-7 p.m.; Date: Saturday, Oct. 28; Admission: $2; Website: fevo-enterprise.com

Halloween in the Highlands

Experience a Saturday night of bar-hopping in one of Atlanta’s most iconic neighborhoods. The fun keeps going until 2 a.m. Get your tickets now; this event tends to sell out!

Location: Virginia Highland District - 841 North Highland Ave NE; Time: 6 p.m. to 1 a.m.; Date: Saturday, Oct. 28; Admission: $35; Website: bigtickets.com

Bid farewell to Noni’s at ‘The Finale’

For over a decade, Noni’s has been the life of Edgewood Avenue, but now it’s sadly time to say goodbye. Join them on Saturday for “The Finale” Halloween party and celebrate the cherished memories of Atlanta’s beloved Italian-American eatery with dancing and good times.

Location: Edgewood at Noni’s - 357 Edgewood Ave SE; Time: 5 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.; Date: Saturday, Oct. 28; Admission: $1.50; Website: nonisdeli.com

Peachtree Corners’ Concert Series

This Saturday, Peachtree Corners’ Town Green will ignite with the grand finale of its Summer Concert Series, featuring the Nashville Yacht Club Band! Experience live music, a family-friendly vibe, and plenty of delicious food and refreshing beverages.

Location: Peachtree Corners Town Green - 5140 Town Center Blvd, Peachtree Corners, GA 30092; Time: 7 p.m.; Date: Saturday, Oct. 28; Admission: Free; Website: peachtreecornersga.gov

Haints and Saints Parade

Celebrate a fun Day of the Dead parade, starting at Decatur Cemetery and ending in Decatur Square. A fusion of “Day of the Dead” and Halloween, this multicultural extravaganza welcomes all with festive, diverse vibes.

Location: Decatur at Decatur Cemetery - 229 Bell St, Decatur, GA 30030; Time: 6 p.m., Date: Sunday, Oct. 29; Admission: Free; Website: events.accessatlanta.com

Nick Offerman LIVE!

Prepare for a stellar evening with renowned comedian and actor Nick Offerman, celebrated for “Fargo,” “Parks and Rec,” and his iconic role in “The Last of Us.” Expect a brilliant, enlightening performance exploring humor and humanity.

Location: Midtown at Atlanta Symphony Hall - 1280 Peachtree St NE; Time: 6:30 p.m., Date: Sunday, Oct. 29; Admission: $50+; Website: aso.org

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