- Kelly Sundstrom For the AJC
Make this Halloween one your children will never forget with not-too-scary events and activities for the whole family.
From hay rides and corn mazes, to storytelling and safe trick-or-treating, there are plenty of Halloween events in Atlanta for kids to keep your little ones occupied throughout the month of October.
Check out our lineup of kid-appropriate, spooktacular Halloween happenings in Atlanta:
Living Hope 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 celebration with trick-or-treating through a maze of decorated cars, a hayride, live entertainment, complementary snacks, games, prizes and more.
Garden Stories: P is for Pumpkin. 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25. $5 to $8 per person. Smith Gilbert Gardens. 2382 Pine Mountain Road, Kennesaw. 770-919-0248. www.smithgilbertgardens.com.
Smith Gilbert Gardens knows how to get children ages 3 through 6 in the Halloween spirit with garden-themed stories, pumpkin-related arts and crafts, dancing and activities.
Uncle Shuck's Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch. 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays. Through Nov 12. Prices vary. Uncle Shuck's. 4520 Highway 53 E, Dawsonville. 770-772-6223. www.uncleshucks.com.
You can't have Halloween without a visit to Uncle Shuck's, which features a massive corn maze, corn cannons, a goat walk, hayrides and pumpkins for sale.
Halloween Night on Callanwolde Mountain. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27. $10 per person. Callanwolde Fine Arts Center. 980 Briarcliff Road NE, Atlanta. 404-872-5338. www.callanwolde.freshtix.com.
Callanwolde transforms into a Halloween-themed festival Oct. 27, with stunning decorations, map-led trick-or-treating, art activities, fun games and prizes.
Stone Mountain Pumpkin Festival. 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Through Sunday, Oct. 29. $21.95 per person. Stone Mountain Park. Highway 78 E, Stone Mountain. 770-498-5690. www.stonemountainpark.com.
It's Pumpkin Festival time at Stone Mountain throughout October. This year's event will feature tons of Halloween events for kids, including a kid's carnival, inflatables, boardwalk games, live entertainment, storytelling, dancing, a pie-eating contest and more.
Trick or Treat Trot 2017. 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 21. $25 per racer, free to watch and trick-or-treat. Infinite Energy Center. 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. 404-569-0157. www.trickortreattrot.com.
Enjoy your candy while getting fit this October at the Trick or Treat Trot, which takes place at the Infinite Energy Center. This free costumed event includes a 5K Run/Walk, arts and crafts, face painting, games with prizes and safe trick-or-treating.
Howl on the Green. 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27. Free. City of Duluth City Hall. 3167 Main St., Duluth. 770-476-3434. www.duluthga.net.
Come on down to the final Food Truck Friday, Howl on the Green. The Duluth Town Green will be filled with food trucks and will feature a costume contest, arts and crafts, trick-or-treating, live entertainment and music.
Spooky Mill. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27. $5 per person. Autrey Mill Nature Preserve and Heritage Center. 9770 Autrey Mill Road, Johns Creek. 678-366-3511. www.autreymill.org.
Bring the kiddos over to Autrey Mill Nature Preserve on Oct. 27th for an evening filled with spooky and fun festivities. Along with a haunted house and haunted trail, guests will enjoy a visit from a mad scientist, a bouncy house, arts and crafts and more.
Trick or Treating at Avalon. 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28. Free. Avalon. 2200 Avalon Blvd., Alpharetta. 770-765-2000. www.experienceavalon.com.
Avalon celebrates Halloween in style this year, and will provide kids with a safe trick-or-treating experience throughout Avalon Boulevard. Pick up a map from the concierge and visit participating retailers, who will hand out candy and goodies throughout the day.
WoodRUFF Bark Halloween Dog Parade and Festival. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct 28. Free. Woodruff Park. 91 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta. 404-658-1877. www.woodruffpark.com.
Even dogs love Halloween, so let your kids bring along their best buddy to the WoodRUFF Bark Halloween Dog Parade and Festival on Oct. 28. The whole family will enjoy a costumed pet parade, prizes, a live DJ playing Halloween music and vendors onsite.
Chattahoochee Nature Center Halloween Hike. 7 p.m. Friday, Oct 27. $10 per person, free for children ages 2 and under. Chattahoochee Nature Center. 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. 770-992-2055. www.chattnaturecenter.org.
Take your children on a Halloween adventure that won't scare their pants off. The Chattahoochee Nature Center will host their annual Halloween Hike, which includes a well-lit forest hike where kids can meet costumed woodland creatures along the way.