Atlanta, GA — The spookiest and spookiest day of the year is right around the corner. Here is a list of events that may haunt your calendar.
Trick-or-treating in local towns takes place on Monday, October 31, which typically begins between 17-18.
The Home Depot Backyard is hosting the fifth annual Fall-O-Ween Party on May 28-29. October. The event starts on Friday 28 October at 18-10. and continues on Saturday 29 October from 14-18.
This year’s edition of Fall-O-Ween will be headlined by a movie on the lawn showing “The Addams Family 2” on Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. 8.30 p.m. Additional attractions on Friday throughout The Home Depot Backyard include hayrides, tarot card readers, psychics and more, according to a press release.
Trunk-or-Treating, presented by Mercedes-Benz and Snickers, will highlight activities on October 29, with a fleet of Mercedes-Benz cars ready to help distribute various sweet treats courtesy of Snickers’ parent company, Mars, Incorporated. Saturday will also feature music provided by DJ Michael Blair, performances by Freddie Falcon and the Atlanta Falcons cheerleaders and train rides for children.
Slides, inflatables, lawn games, football combine and obstacle course will also be on hand during the two-day celebration, as well as photo ops for attendees with the 360 camera booth and a Halloween-themed green screen. In addition, there will be prizes for the best costume and other giveaways throughout the event.
Food trucks will be on site during the event and they include Sistahritas, Big Dave’s Cheesesteaks and Parlay Savory Saloon. Fall-O-Ween is a free event and open to the public, but registration is required for all participants. To register, click here.
Atlanta Watershed Management is hosting a trick-or-treating and fall festival on Monday, October 31 from 17-21. at the Hemphill Water Treatment Plant, 650 17th Street in Atlanta. Join the department for an evening of fun, games, a movie and treats. Costumes are encouraged and tours of the facility will be available. To register for the event, click here.
The Avondale Estates Halloween Spirit Awards are back. Dust off the Halloween lights and skeletons and enter your home or business for the annual Halloween Spirit Awards. Take a photo of the decorated home or business and submit an entry by midnight on Oct. 23, according to a press release.
Enter to compete in the following categories: Business Award, Children’s Appeal, Most Creative and Spookiest.
Online voting runs from Monday 24 October to Thursday 27 October. The ballot will be posted on the municipality’s website, on the municipality’s social media channels and in the weekly E-News.
The DeKalb County Public Library is hosting a screening of “Hocus Pocus” on Wednesday, October 19 from 18-19.30. at the Decatur Library, 215 Sycamore Street. Come in costume to receive a Halloween treat. All ages are welcome. Registration is required to participate. To register for the event, click here.
The city of Decatur hosts its annual Halloween decorating contest. Winners will have their decorations featured on Decorate Decatur’s Facebook page and special yard signs will be placed in their yards. The winners of the Commissioner’s Cauldron will be announced at the Decatur City Commission meeting on Nov. 7, said Renae Jackson, communications manager for the city of Decatur.
Community members can submit a photo of their decorations or nominate their neighbor by emailing Jackie Moore at [email protected] with their name and mailing address by Friday, October 21.
During the week of 24-31 October, kids and teens can dress up in costume and visit trick or treat stops throughout downtown Decatur. They receive candy and/or prizes after saying the secret code word “Trick or Treat”. There are over 20 spooky stops a year. Look for a “Trick or Treat Stop” pumpkin in the window of local businesses. To see a list of participating companies, click here.
The DeKalb History Center is hosting a “Spooky Soiree, circa 1922” on Wednesday, October 26 from 5:30-8 p.m. at the historic DeKalb Courthouse, 101 E Court Square in Decatur. Join the DeKalb History Center for an evening of ghostly storytelling, lively rides, a dive into the history of early 20th century spiritualism, and plenty of tricks and treats. Costumes are encouraged. Light snacks and desserts will be served as well as a selection of drinks.
Tickets for members are $20 and $27.50 for non-members. One drink tickets are included for beer, wine and mocktails. To buy a ticket, click here.
The Placita Latina festival concludes with the “Haints and Saints / Day of the Dead Parade” on Sunday, October 30, starting at 18.30. The parade starts at Decatur Cemetery and ends at Decatur Square.
Join Placita Latina for an evening celebrating community and Latinx culture. Contestants are encouraged to wear their best, weirdest, cutest or prettiest costumes. Cultural appreciation and costumes are encouraged. Get friends, families or colleagues together for a marching band, create a float or join that parade in classic cars. To register for the march, or register a float or car, click here.
Want to be a parade sponsor, volunteer or have a local musical act perform in the parade? Contact Susan Sparks at [email protected]
The DeKalb County Police Athletic League and the DeKalb County Police Department are hosting their inaugural PAL Pumpkin 5K run/walk on Saturday, October 22nd at 4 p.m. at 1960 W. Interchange in Tucker. There will be family fun after the race. Race registration is $35 and all participants receive a jersey and medal. All proceeds go to PAL mentoring programs. To register, click here.
The DeKalb County Community Policing Unit, in partnership with Kroger, is hosting trunk-or-treat with an officer on Monday, October 31 from 17-20. at Kroger located at 2385 Wesley Chapel Road. There will be face painting, music, games, candy and costume prizes.
The city of Stone Mountain is hosting a trunk-or-treat event on Tuesday, October 25 from 17.00. in the municipal parking lot at 922 Main Street in Stone Mountain. The event will feature games, activities and a costume contest. There will also be a pumpkin carving contest. Trunk-or-treaters can bring their carved pumpkins for a chance to win.
The Tucker Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a Haunted Trail on Friday, October 28 from 16-19. at Henderson Park, 4000 Henderson Park Road in Tucker. The Fun and Scary Walk at Henderson Park this year will have a “Ghostbuster” theme. Come join Tucker Parks and Recreation for some adventure and treats.
Mint Mobile Retail also put together a map of Halloween events. Click here to see more activities happening around Atlanta.
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