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7 Best Halloween Events in Georgia

Fall festivals ooze from the pores of Georgia, and along with them come spooky-themed Halloween celebrations. If you’re looking for goosebumps and goblins in addition to your autumn festivities, you’ll find plenty of ghoulish fun all over the state. So start putting together your costume because the frightful fun is right around the corner.

A Nightmare on Congress Street, Savannah Bar Crawl Savannah
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A Nightmare on Congress Street, Savannah

Kicking off at The Rail Pub is Savannah’s booziest Halloween party. A costume contest wielding a $2,000 prize coincides with the “at your own pace” bar crawl, which leads through some of Savannah’s best bars. Participants get access to drink specials, ultimately ending up at the after-party— the first 250 ghouls to finish receive an official t-shirt. Scorecards get checked off regardless of whether the crawler is drinking or not.

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Dates: October 28th, 2023

Wild Rumpus, Athens Wild Rumpus Halloween Parade and Spectacle
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Wild Rumpus, Athens

At the cross streets of North Hull and West Hancock Avenue, Athens’ artistic, community-fueled parade marches. Over the years, the popularity of this highly attended event has reached new heights with more activities.

Official Website
Dates: October 28th, 2023

Halloween in the Highlands, Atlanta Halloween-themed cocktails
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Halloween in the Highlands, Atlanta

Sorry, kids, this block party is for those of drinking age. Basically, guests purchase a wristband and mingle through participating restaurants for free or discounted booze and food. Dance to live music and come dressed to win the costume contest. Tickets include free admission to over ten establishments in addition to other perks like complimentary shots and special food and drink offerings.

Official Website
Dates: October 28th, 2023

Brick-or-Treat - LEGOLAND Discovery Center, Atlanta Brick or Treat - LEGOLAND Discovery Center
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Brick-or-Treat - LEGOLAND Discovery Center, Atlanta

LEGOLAND celebrates Halloween with its Brick-or-Treat extravaganza every year. Pumpkins made from blocks, Bonesy, the Halloween mascot, and lots of costumes turn Atlanta’s LEGO paradise into every kid’s trick-or-treating dream.

Official Website
Dates: September 29th – October 31st, 2023

Haunted Hall of Fame, Atlanta College Football Hall of Fame
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Haunted Hall of Fame, Atlanta

Atlanta is home to the fittingly shaped College Football Hall of Fame, and they put on a neat, spooky celebration during Halloween. Keep an eye out on Facebook for more details on the family-oriented, sports-themed festival that takes place in October.

Official Website
Dates: TBA

Thriller Parade and Halloween Street Party, Macon Thriller Parade
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Thriller Parade and Halloween Street Party, Macon

Over 100 zombies hit the streets dancing for Macon’s annual Thriller Parade, which is brought to life by the Hayiya Dance Theater. Anyone can become a part of the undead dance crew. Rehearsals are open to everyone and are held every Thursday in October from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Tattnall Square Park. The 13th Annual Thriller Parade to include an all-new Zombie 5K Race & Fun Run, Children’s Literacy Nook and more! The big event is on Cherry Street Plaza in Downtown Macon.

Official Website
Dates: October 28th, 2023

Little 5 Points Halloween Festival, Atlanta Little 5 Points Halloween Festival
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Little 5 Points Halloween Festival, Atlanta

Little 5 Points is an artsy neighborhood in Atlanta. So when a place like this puts on a party and parade, it will be interestingly awesome. Floats, costumes and entertainment are overall funky, a little weird and slightly risqué—unusual shops and popular restaurants reside within the colorful nook as well. It’s an all-day event, so eat, socialize and join in on the quirky fun.

Official Website
Dates: October 21st & 22nd, 2023

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