Halloween Events 2018

Skeleton, witch, and vampire-friendly events going on in Atlanta this season

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Little Five Points Parade & Festival Be it zombies, goblins, or ghosts, the Little Five Points Parade & Festival brings to life monsters big and small for a jam-packed day of ghoulish bombast. Set in one of the city’s most vibrant neighborhoods, the family-friendly festival provides food vendors from all around, an art market, and two stages of live entertainment. Free. Noon-11 p.m. Sat., Oct. 20. Little Five Points. www.L5PHalloween.com.

Netherworld This one ain’t for the faint of heart. Hailed as one of the nation’s top haunted houses, Netherworld is a frightful delight complete with a labyrinth of monsters and demons poised to terrify, shock, and inspire nightmares. $23-$55. Through Nov. 4. Sun.-Thurs., 7:30-10:30 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 7 p.m.-midnight. Netherworld, 2076 West Park Place Blvd. 404-608-2484. www.fearworld.com.

Ghastly Dreadfuls The city’s favorite gaggle of ghosts is back for another month of terror-inducing tales, songs, and dances. Weaving together a frightfully fun and visually stunning performance of stories from Halloween past and present, this ghastly gathering proves that fun ain’t just for the wicked. 18+ $20-$35. 8 p.m. Wed.-Sat., Oct. 10-27. Center for Puppetry Arts, 1404 Spring St. N.W. at 18th. 404-873-3391. www.puppet.org.

Grant Park Halloween Lantern Parade Join the wild rumpus at Grant Park’s annual Halloween Lantern Parade with the Black Sheep Ensemble, Krewe of Grateful Gluttons, food trucks galore, and plenty of lanterns to light up the night sky. Free. 5-9 p.m. Fri., Oct. 26. Grant Park, 800 Cherokee Ave. S.E. 404-819-0697.

Carrie at Plaza Theatre The good people at WUSSY Magazine present Brian de Palma’s campy take on Stephen King’s 1974 classic, Carrie, featuring drink specials, a costume contest, and a demand to get rowdy and interact with the film. Hosted by 2018 WUSSY Prom Overlord, Molly Rimswell. $15. 7-10 p.m. Wed., Oct. 10. Plaza Theatre, 1049 Ponce de Leon Ave. N.E. www.plazaatlanta.com.

Movie in the Woods: Hocus Pocus Join fellow witches and spellcasters in the depths of the woods for an activity-packed screening of the cult classic Hocus Pocus. $10-$16. 6 p.m. Sat., Oct. 13. Foxhall Resort, 8000 Capps Ferry Road. 770-489-4380. https://secure.eventselevated.com/event/Movie-In-The-woods-Hocus-Pocus-Atlanta-GA---10-13-2018.

SweetWater Scream, a Haunted Brewery Crawl Experience Get your scare on at the SweetWater Brewery for a night of frights and pints. Enter the guts of the brewery for an interactive haunted journey to rescue 420 Strain G13 IPA from the grasps of the Fisherman. 21+ $30. 8 p.m.-midnight. Thurs.-Wed., Oct. 25-31. SweetWater Brewery, 195 Ottley Drive N.E. 404-691-2537. www.sweetwaterbrew.com/scream.''

ATL Collective Relives Thriller at Aisle 5 The ghost of the King of Pop is alive and well at the ATL Collective’s annual Halloween bash celebrating Michael Jackson’s seminal album Thriller. $18-$22. 8:30 p.m. Fri., October 26 & Sat., Oct. 27. Aisle 5, 1123 Euclid Ave. N.E. www.aisle5atl.com.

Atlanta Halloween Half Marathon & 5K Sprint through downtown in the company of skeletons, witches, and vampires in this annual half marathon and 5K. Price varies. 8 a.m. Sun., Oct. 28. Piedmont Park. https://halloweenhalfmarathon.com/events/atlanta/.''

Halloween at Hogwarts Throw on your cloak, grab your wand, and bring the whole family out to celebrate the magical universe of Harry Potter with the Atlanta Symphony. $15-$20. 1:30 p.m. & 3 p.m. Sun., Oct. 28. Atlanta Symphony Hall, 1280 Peachtree St N.E. 404-733-5000. www.atlantasymphony.org

DOGtoberfest EAV Humans aren’t the only ones who can have Halloween fun. Dress up the pooch and bring ’em out for DOGtoberfest, a parade benefiting nonprofits improving the lives of our furry loved ones. Free for humans, $5 per dog. Noon-3 p.m. Sun., Oct. 21. East Atlanta Village Farmers Market, 572 Stokeswood Ave. 404-692-2331. www.facebook.com/dogtoberfesteav.''

Haunted Heights — A Nightmare on Ponce A wicked good time awaits at Skyline Park at Ponce City Market with free rides and games, bloody brilliant beverages, and spooktacular creatures lurking all night long. 21+ $35. 5-11 p.m. Sat., Oct. 27. Skyline Park, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave. N.E. 770-999-1530. www.skylineparkatlanta.com.

Sleepy Hollow Experience Heads will roll at the Serenbe Playhouse for this interactive Halloween spectacle telling the classic tale of the headless horseman and the plot to stop him. Through Nov. 4. $30-$43. 8 p.m. Wed.-Sun.; 10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat.; 2 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Serenbe Playhouse, 10950 Hutchesons Ferry Road. 770-463-1110. www.serenbeplayhouse.com.

Owl-O-Ween Hot Air Balloon Festival Both young and old are invited for two nights packed with glowing hot air balloons, trick-or-treating, food vendors, circus performances, costume showdowns, and live entertainment aimed to please your creature comforts. $6-$14. 6-11 p.m., Fri., Oct. 19.; 4-11 p.m. Sat., Oct. 20. Kennesaw State Sports and Entertainment Park, 3200 George Busbee Parkway. 470-578-4849. www.owl-o-ween.com.

ALT 105.7 Saints and Sinners Ball The 5th installment of this annual masquerade at the Park Tavern brings Elle King, Albert Hammond Jr., and locals Camera Box for an evening of haunted musical debauchery. 21+ $25. 7 p.m. Sat., Oct. 27. Park Tavern, 500 10th St. 404-249-0001. www.parktavern.com.

Ghostly Gatherings Evoking the mystery and adventure that lies deep within the forest, Fernbank Museum will be teeming every Sunday in October with twilight tours, musical entertainment, and bewitchingly fun activities. $20. 6-9 p.m. Sun., Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28. Fernbank Museum of Natural History, 767 Clifton Road N.E. 404-929-6300. www.fernbankmuseum.org.

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