8 Best Halloween Events in Georgia

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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

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.

Official Website
Dates: October 29th, 2022

Wild Rumpus, Athens
Wild Rumpus Halloween Parade and Spectacle

Wild Rumpus, Athens

At the cross streets of North Hull and West Hancock Avenue, Athen’s 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 29th, 2022

Halloween in the Highlands, Atlanta
Halloween-themed cocktails

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 10 establishments in addition to other perks like complimentary shots and special food and drink offerings.

Official Website
Dates: October 29th, 2022

Run Like Hell 5k, Atlanta
Run Like Hell 5k

Run Like Hell 5k, Atlanta

In October, Oakland Cemetery will host the largest cemetery run in the United States. 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 afterward. Register early to ensure you’ll get your t-shirt—all proceeds are donated toward preserving the historic grounds.

Dates: October 8th, 2022

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

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: October 30th – October 31st, 2022

Haunted Hall of Fame, Atlanta
College Football Hall of Fame

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

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 PM to 8 PM 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 29th, 2022

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

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 22nd & 23rd, 2022

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