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.
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A Nightmare on Congress Street Halloween Pub Crawl, Savannah (Nearby Hotels)
Kicking off at The Rail Pub on October 27, 2018 at 4:00pm 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 rack up on 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.
Wild Rumpus Halloween Parade and Spectacle, Athens (Nearby Hotels)
At the cross streets of North Hull and West Hancock Avenue, Athen’s artistic, community-fueled parade marches from October 26th-27th, 2018. Over the years, the popularity of this highly attended event has reached new heights—more activities like the Monster Mash, MonsterDash 5k and other side parties extend through the weekend.
Halloween in the Highlands, Atlanta (Nearby Hotels)
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 $1,000 costume contest. Neighbor’s Pub, Dark Horse Tavern, 10 High, Diesel, Atkins Park, American Roadhouse, GENKI Noodles & Sushi, Highland Tap, Taco Cowboy and The Warren City Club are some of the vendors set to be at the October 27th event.
Walker Stalker Con, Atlanta (Nearby Hotels)
The World Congress Center will be filled with all things Walking Dead on specific days in 2018 on October 26th, 27th and 28th. Saturday, where kids can dress up and trick or treat at vendor booths. Actors who portray Michonne, Daryl, Negan, Glen, Shane, Carl and Abraham are just a few of the stars who’ve signed on to be there. Dress up as a favorite character or go all out as a zombie.
Run Like Hell 5k, Atlanta (Nearby Hotels)
On October 13th, 2018, Oakland Cemetery will host the largest cemetery run in the United States, for the 11th year in a row. Everyone can participate in the Peachtree Roadrace qualifying event and the smooth, paved course accommodates strollers too. Runners are encouraged to dress festively and join the cemetery tour afterwards. Register early to ensure you’ll get your t-shirt—all proceeds are donated toward preserving the historic grounds.
Brick or Treat - Legoland Discovery Center, Atlanta (Nearby Hotels)
Legoland celebrates Halloween with its worldwide Brick or Treat extravaganza every year. Pumpkins made from blocks, life-size Dracula characters and lots of costumes turn Atlanta’s LEGO paradise into every kid’s trick or treating dream. The events take place on October 6th-29th, 2018.
Haunted Hall of Fame, Atlanta (Nearby Hotels)
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 from October 26th-28th, 2018.
Owl-O-Ween, Atlanta (Nearby Hotels)
Over 20 glowing hot air balloons at Kennesaw’s spooky, yet family-friendly Halloween festival fill the sky like giant jack-o-lanterns, and you can hop onboard or just let your kids collect candy from each one. Owl-O-Ween is a mesmerizing trick or treating experience with loads of bonuses like live performances on flashy stages, markets, play areas and local fool. Don’t forget to dress up, as it’s one of the biggest costume parties near Atlanta. The event runs October 19th 6:00pm-11:00pm through October 20th 4:00pm-11:00pm.
Thriller Parade and Halloween Street Party, Macon (Nearby Hotels)
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 take place in Tattnall Square every Thursday through October. On Friday, October 26th, from 7:00pm-10:00pm, be at the Cherry Street Plaza for races, a goulish prom and block party. The parade will start at 9:00pm.
Little 5 Points Halloween Festival, Atlanta (Nearby Hotels)
Little 5 Points is an artsy neighborhood in Atlanta with a reputation for. So when a place like this puts on a party and parade, it’s going to 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. The festival is held October 20th in 2018, and is from noon to 11 pm, the Parade starts at 4 pm.