Finally, Halloween is just a few days away, and just in case you haven't finalised all the elements of your spooky costume yet, we've got you covered. The only thing you need to worry about is making sure you have a costume (or two) available and prepared.
Halloween is usually a great opportunity to enjoy autumn, indulge in lots of candy, and don fantastic masks in Atlanta (think spooky, not quarantine). This year's Halloween festivities in Atlanta are so numerous that it is also difficult to attend them all. But don't worry—we've compiled a list of some of our favourite Atlanta events that are sure to make you squeal with delight.
Here are some of the best things to do on Halloween in Atlanta this year.
When the city's children get ready for Halloween trunk-or-treating, Aliens 21 and older may go on a wild bar crawl. At noon, the 10-hour travelling party begins at Fado Irish Pub in Midtown Atlanta. From there, crawlers will be treated to delectable meal deals at each participating establishment and maybe conned into humiliating themselves in a singing competition. Don't forget your costume, of course.
Fall Fun at the Atlanta Botanical Garden is about to begin as the weather begins to cool off. Scarecrows in the Garden, which features a variety of artistic scarecrows around the gardens, is back for another season of family entertainment. View scarecrows made by people, corporations, organisations, and educational institutions that are on exhibit around the garden.
These scarecrows are made by Garden Members, as well as by private persons, businesses, and educational institutions. Both professional and nonprofessional scarecrows are competing for awards in this wacky and wild category. At one of the Botanical Garden's seasonal events, be sure to choose your particular favourite!
When it comes to full-time entertainment, Stone Mountain Park has you covered! In summary, Stone Mountain Park is the best location for a pleasant family outing. Children may find the Fall events that take place at night to be too much. All of the activities taking place at Glow-By-Night, Stone Mountain Park's brand-new addition to their annual Pumpkin Festival, are very kid-friendly, especially for the youngest members of the family. Several of Mother Goose's favourite tales are illustrated on pumpkins that are scattered throughout the park, many of which have been carved with spooky or humorous faces for Halloween.
You may join Mother Goose for storytime or join the Mad Hatter for a dance party under the black light. The entire family will undoubtedly find something to enjoy.
On October 26, Spooky Springs makes its third appearance at Abernathy Greenway Park. This time around, it will have trick-or-treating booths, face painting, food trucks, and wandering costumed characters. The public is welcome to attend the event, which runs from 5 to 7 p.m. At Sandy Springs Christian Church, parking will be provided.
Fright Fest, which bills itself as "Atlanta's greatest and most horrifying scare," offers several brand-new activities for this year. This year's event, which has 16 haunted attractions, 12 rollercoasters, and more than 200 zombies, is separated into "Thrills by Day and Fright by Night."
In addition, there are four brand-new attractions, including Piggy's Blood Shed, a scary labyrinth, Dismantled, Seeds of Samhain, another horror zone, and Alien Abduction (a haunted maze). For those who want a chance to win $600 in cash and prizes, the 30-hour Coffin Challenge is back for a second year. The year Fright Fest takes place on a few nights until November 2. Check the website to see a complete schedule of events.
For the eighth consecutive year, the Fox Theatre welcomes guests to join a guided tour of the historic building and hear about its 90 years of eerie occurrences. The tours last 60 minutes and take visitors into the hospital room, power room, and sub-basement regions. Notable figures from Fox's past will emerge throughout the visits and tell their stories. On October 9, October 15, and October 17, the excursions may be booked starting at 6 p.m.
Atlantic Station will hold Harvest at the Station on October 19 from 4 to 8 p.m. This event is geared at families and is jam-packed with autumnal and Halloween-themed activities. Consider face painting, chalk art, and decorating pumpkins. Bring your chairs and blankets and settle in for a screening of "Hocus Pocus" at dusk. Everything you do is free. For the quickest access to the event, park close to Stairwells 11 (green) and 12 (orange). Park for no charge for the first two hours.
creating yourself a much-needed vacation at the Kimpton Sylvan Hotel in Buckhead will allow you to accomplish two goals at once if the notion of Halloween weekend's late-night costume festivities and more sleep appeal to you equally. You may enjoy the subtle elegance of the Kimpton during the day in your hotel room, and after hours, you can attend one of the hotel's Halloween events. The bizarre movie showing is also available in the Willow Bar's garden, and participants may eat and drink during the event, which is free and open to the public. In addition, the Willow Bar will become a little livelier with a silent DJ party, a costume contest, and a picture booth, all of which are free to attend just like the movie night.
The original Newnan location of the 13 Stories Haunted House, another of Metro Atlanta's most spooky Halloween events, will host haunting and laser tag matches from now until Halloween night. Unexpectedly, the 13 Stories crew has joined forces with the Georgia Renaissance Festival staff to create a brand-new, original outdoor haunt. The haunted walk, "The Village," is their creation, and it is based on a sleepy, cursed village that has suddenly come back to life with demonic spirits. It is only suitable for ages 13 and older and is rated as "very" frightening. On Halloween night, visit the Georgia Renaissance Festival Grounds if you feel up to facing The Village.
The College Football Hall of Fame transforms into a zombie-infested wasteland complete with candy cauldrons, zombies, and a Field of Screams on the weekend of October 26–27. Fans aged 3 to 12 who arrive in costumes will be admitted free. Additionally, they may trick-or-treat within the structure and take advantage of face painting. The 36-foot TV display will let fans who are anxious about missing their favourite team's game view it.