Hey, ATL! We hope you get plenty of rest during the week because this weekend is loaded with Halloween and fall fun. We’ve got some great events for you to check out this weekend, from Halloween parties to an outdoor movie night.
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Here are five of the best things to do in Atlanta this weekend:
Share true stories at The Moth’s pop-up porch
Not familiar with The Moth? The Moth is a non-profit organization that holds storytelling events around the country. They’re coming to Atlanta for a special pop-up porch from Oct. 26 through Oct. 30 and will be holding an open mic at 7 Stages Theatre on Thursday, Oct. 27.
It’s a great way to get up on stage and tell a story! And if you’re not much of a public speaker, just come for the show. It’s fun for everyone.
Location: East Atlanta - 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE; Date: Wednesday, Oct. 26 through Sunday, Oct. 30; Admission: Free; Website: events.accessatlanta.com
Eat, drink, and be scary
Whatever you do this weekend, make sure you attend a Halloween party or event! From the Georgia Aquarium’s Sips Under the Sea, to an underground art RITUAL, to a Y2K dance party, there’s plenty to choose from. For more Halloween parties, check out accessatlanta.com.
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Location: Various locations
Take the kiddos to Coolray Field for an inexpensive movie night
If you’re looking for a fun and relatively cheap family event, check out the Gwinnett Stripers’ Flick-or-Treat night at Coolray Field. Your kids will love dressing up in their Halloween costumes and trick-or-treating will be from 4-5 p.m. Then, enjoy “Scooby Doo” on the big screen starting at 5 p.m.
Tickets are only $2 per person in advance and $5 day of!
Location: Gwinnett - 2500 Buford Dr, Lawrenceville, GA 30043; Time: 4 p.m.; Date: Saturday, Oct. 29; Admission: $2 in advance, $5 day-of; Website: events.accessatlanta.com
Celebrate Día de Muertos in Roswell
Día de Muertos, traditionally celebrated from Oct. 31 through Nov. 2, is a time to remember those who have passed and celebrate their lives. It’s been celebrated for generations and is important to many, especially in the Latino community.
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Roswell City Hall is hosting its third annual Día de Muertos Festival on Saturday, Oct. 29. It will be a lively afternoon and evening filled with fun, community, remembrance, food, beverages, live entertainment and much more.
Location: Roswell - 38 Hill St, Roswell, GA 30075; Time: 2-8 p.m.; Date: Saturday, Oct. 29; Admission: Free; Website: events.accessatlanta.com
Join King of Pops for a fun-filled Fall Festival
Atlanta’s most well-known popsicle is hosting a fall festival at its headquarters this Sunday from 1-5 p.m.
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There will be plenty of activities, including tie-dyeing and face painting, drinks, food, live music, and, of course, King of Pops!
Location: East Atlanta - 552 Decatur St SE; Time: 1-5 p.m.; Date: Sunday, Oct. 30; Admission: Free; Website: events.accessatlanta.com