Atlanta’s most hair-raising Halloween parties and events

Atlanta's most hair-raising Halloween parties and events.
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Halloween falls on a Monday this year, so if you’re feeling bummed out that you can’t get in on the fun, don’t worry! You still have plenty of time to celebrate during the weeks ahead. In fact, we’ve got your calendars ready to go with some of Atlanta’s most hair-raising Halloween parties and events.

So grab your favorite costume and accessories and get ready to party! Here’s the rundown:

Haunting on Howell Mill

Urban Tree Cidery is getting into the Halloween spirit with a spooktacular party that will include specialty cocktails, a DJ and a dance floor, a costume contest, haunted photo ops and horror movies on the big screen all night. This event is free; just show up and have a ghoulish time!

Location: Northeast Atlanta - 1465 Howell Mill Rd NW; Time: 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.; Date: Friday, Oct. 21; Admission: Free; Website:

Little 5 Points Halloween Festival and Parade

If you’re looking for an event that’s all about Halloween and community, look no further than the Little 5 Points Halloween Festival and Parade.

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Over two days, tons of entertainment will be available for kids and adults alike, including a monster hunt, ghost tours, local artists and music, food trucks, a skate park, the iconic parade and more.

Location: East Atlanta - 1083 Austin Ave NE; Time: 1-8 p.m.; Date: Saturday, Oct. 22 and Sunday, Oct. 23; Admission: Free; Website:

Midtown Halloween Block Party

Midtown Atlanta is being taken over by ghouls and goblins the Friday before Halloween! Ok, so maybe not literally, but it’s going to have one of the biggest parties in the city. Tickets include entry to more than 30 bars, clubs and restaurants and come with complimentary shots, drink specials, costume contests and more.

Location: Midtown - 1197 Peachtree Street, NE Suite 511; Time: 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.; Date: Friday, Oct. 28; Admission: $22.50+; Website:

Elsewhere Brewing’s Halloween Party

Get ready to help Elsewhere Brewing celebrate its second anniversary with a full-fledged Halloween bash. Each ticket comes with a festive shot or a non-alcoholic beverage. There will also be games, fire breathing and plenty of other fun activities!

Location: East Atlanta - 1039 Grant St SE Suite B34; Time: 9-11:30 p.m.; Date: Friday, Oct. 28; Admission: $10; Website:

Día de Muertos Festival

The Día de Muertos Festival is back for its third year in Roswell.

The festival will take place on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 2-8 p.m. at the Roswell City Hall grounds. This free event will be filled with fun, community spirit and remembrance as well as food and beverages, live entertainment and much more. The festival will also have an ofrenda — a traditional altar honoring friends and family that have passed — for guests who would like to bring a small memento or photo of a loved one.

Location: Roswell - 38 Hill St, Roswell, GA 30075; Time: 2-8 p.m.; Date: Saturday, Oct. 29; Admission: Free; Website:

RITUAL: A Halloween Experience

The Bakery and Render have partnered with South River Art Studios for the most epic Halloween experience you’ll ever have! RITUAL features an incredible array of programming, including live music, DJs, art and video installations, food trucks and much more! If you love the underground art scene, this is a party you won’t want to miss.

Location: Southeast Atlanta - 1300 Fleetwood Dr SE; Time: 8 p.m.; Date: Saturday, Oct. 29; Admission: $35; Website:

ARTS Atlanta Festival

Looking for something different to do Halloween weekend?

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Join Jaden Smith, Raury, and a host of great DJs at the ARTS Atlanta Festival for a weekend filled with fine arts, live music, poetry, film, food and performances.

Location: Downtown – 50 Upper Alabama Street; Date: Saturday, Oct. 29 and Sunday, Oct. 30; Admission: From $35; Website:

Halloween Cosplay Party

Come out to Battle & Brew for a spooky good time with a Halloween cosplay party for kids, teens and adults. There will be music, games, Halloween treats and themed drinks such as “Captain Howdy,” which is made with vanilla, butterscotch, cinnamon cream and matcha!

Location: Sandy Springs - 5920 Roswell Rd a120, Sandy Springs, GA 30328; Time: 8 p.m.; Date: Saturday, Oct. 29; Admission: Free; Website:

Halloween on The Roof

The Roof at Ponce City Market is the place to be for Halloween fun this year! From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., kids can trick-or-treat on the rooftop in costume, but nothing beats The Roof’s thrilling 21+ event, which runs from 5 p.m. to midnight.

Location: East Atlanta - 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE; Time: 11 a.m. to midnight; Date: Saturday, Oct. 29; Admission: $22-$40; Website:

Park Tavern’s Maskarade Halloween Party

Kick off Halloween with a costume party at Park Tavern!

The Maskerade Halloween Party is going down on October 29, and you won’t want to miss it. Attendees can expect drink specials, a live DJ and a live musical performance by Mo Lowda & The Humble. There are also some great prizes up for grabs — including a $500 grand prize.

Location: Midtown - 500 10th St NE; Time: 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.; Date: Saturday, Oct. 29; Admission: $22.50+; Website:

Halloween in the Highlands

It’s time to let your freak flag fly!

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At one of the most fun parties of the year in the Virginia-Highland neighborhood, you’ll be able to celebrate everything Halloween with your friends and neighbors. Tickets include entry to ten Virginia-Highland establishments, complimentary shots, food and drink specials, live music and the chance to win a $500 grand prize costume contest. The only thing better than partying in the Virginia Highland neighborhood is partying while dressed up!

Location: East Atlanta - 841 North Highland Ave NE; Time: 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.; Date: Saturday, Oct. 29; Admission: $22-$40; Website:

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