The ultimate guide to celebrating Halloween in Atlanta

Atlanta's most hair-raising Halloween parties and events.
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Get ready to howl with excitement because Halloween is creeping up on a Tuesday this year! That’s right, you’ve got plenty of time to celebrate, and we’ve brewed up a spellbinding list of Atlanta’s most spooktacular Halloween parties and events just for you.

So, grab your broomstick, put on your best costume, and unleash your inner ghoul. Here’s the rundown:

Bars and restaurants

  • Halloween-themed farewell to Noni’s: Get ready to party Noni’s style as they bid farewell with a spooktacular Halloween bash. Oct. 28.
  • Haunting on Howell Mill: Urban Tree Cidery’s Halloween pop-up bar features eerie cocktails, fun events, and wicked photo ops. Through Oct. 31.
  • Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice!: Located at Drawbar, this spooky pop-up is open every day beginning at 5 p.m. with special activations on Friday, Oct. 27. Through Oct. 31.
  • A Nightmare on Highland: October’s hauntingly delightful pop-up at Amore e Amore, “A Nightmare on Highland,” promises eerie ambiance and Italian delights. Through Oct. 31.
  • Halloween at Biltong Bar: Head into Biltong’s Halloween pop-up and enjoy wickedly good cocktails and delicious food. Through Oct. 31.
  • Haunted Underground Atlanta: Atlanta’s spookiest interactive haunted house bar is now open, exceeding all Halloween expectations! Through Oct. 31.
  • El Burro Pollo: Join the Dia de Los Muertos fiesta at El Burro Pollo with scrumptious tamales, mezcal, and more! Nov. 1.
  • Wicked Pig: Eat, drink and be scary at this Buckhead speakeasy turned Halloween pop-up! Through Nov. 4.

Festivals, parties and events

  • Little 5 Points Halloween Festival and Parade: Over two days, tons of entertainment will be available for kids and adults alike, including a haunted house, ghost tours, local artists and music, food trucks, a skate park, the iconic parade and more. Oct. 21-22.
  • HarvestFest at Marietta Square: Unleash your creativity at this festival with crafts, contests, touch-a-truck, and thrilling Halloween fun for everyone. Oct. 21.
  • The Great Pumpkin Fest: Get ready for Cherokee County’s epic Great Pumpkin Fest — music, crafts, food, games, and more! Oct. 21.
  • Great Pumpkin-Carving Festival: Head to the Atlanta Botanical Garden for the Great Pumpkin-Carving Fest, where music, cocktails, cookies, and fun await. Oct. 26.
  • Sips Under the Sea: The Georgia Aquarium hosts two Halloween-themed events exclusively for those 21+. Oct. 27 and 31.
  • “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” LIVE: Get ready to Time Warp at “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” LIVE at the iconic Plaza Theatre. Oct. 27.
  • Boo Ball: Don’t miss the third annual Boo Ball at Biggerstaff Brewing featuring a pop-up market, drag shows, DJs, and more. Oct. 27.
  • Cujo’s Carnival: Fetch Park Buckhead hosts this spooktacular event featuring costume contests, DJs, and scary-good specials. If you’ve got the perfect costume for your pup, now’s the time to show it off! Oct. 27.
  • Heroes and Villains: Unleash your inner hero or villain at The Battery’s epic Halloween showdown! Oct. 27.
  • Fright Night at Fernbank: Adults-only costume party, themed spirits, ghoulish tunes, and exclusive access to Fernbank’s exhibits after dark. Oct. 27.
  • Midtown Halloween Block Party: Tickets to Midtown’s “largest Halloween block party” include entry to 30+ participating bars and restaurants, complimentary shots, drink and food specials, and more. Oct. 27.
  • Atlanta Horror Story: Downtown Atlanta will never be the same, according to this epic costume party. Oct. 28.
  • “ESPOOKY”: Night market with Hispanic art, crafts, food, and a costume contest! Oct. 28.
  • 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 7 p.m., kids can trick-or-treat on the rooftop in costume, but nothing beats The Roof’s thrilling 21+ event, which runs from 7 p.m. to midnight. Oct. 28.
  • Monster Bash: Eclipse de Luna hosts this epic Halloween bash featuring hot DJs, food and drink specials, a cash and prizes costume contest and more. Oct. 28.
  • Halloween in the Highlands: Spend your Saturday night bar hopping in one of Atlanta’s most historic neighborhoods. The party continues until 2 a.m. at most establishments. Tickets tend to sell out, buy yours ASAP. Oct. 28.
  • The Atlanta Opera’s “Frankenstein”: The Atlanta Opera’s “Frankenstein” features a big-screen showing of the classic novel and film, set to the unique Atlanta Opera orchestra for an entertaining evening at the theater. A truly unique date night idea. Oct. 28.
  • Day of the Dead, Haints & Saints Halloween Parade at Decatur Cemetery: Get ready for a thrilling Halloween and Dia de los Muertos parade with skeleton puppets, superheroes, and more! The parade ends at Decatur Square. Oct. 29.
  • Drag-oween: Celebrate Drag-oween on Halloween night with comedy, cocktails, and fabulous drag performances. Oct. 31.

Exhibits and kid-friendly activities

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