2023 Little 5 Points Halloween Festival & Parade - Day One
From the venue:
The 2023D Little 5 Points Halloween Festival & Parade is the biggest and spookiest Halloween celebration in the Southeast, running strong since the 1970s. Last year’s festival was our most successful and well attended festival ever. The festival returns this 2023 on October 21 and 22 for a wicked two day event featuring the world famous L5P Halloween Parade, live music from Atlanta’s best underground rock and hip-hop ate, our first ever 3D Haunted house, an artist market, neighborhood ghost tours, a skate park food and alcohol vendors, and a different kind of monster hunt.
NEW ROUTE on MORELAND AVE on Sunday, October 22 at 2 p.m.
The Parade will creep down Austin & Moreland Ave and end at Freedom Parkway Find a spot to watch on Moreland Ave! If you are on Euclid you will miss it.
Sat and Sun noon to dark: The spine-chilling centerpiece of this year’s celebration emerges as the bewitching 3D Haunted House, hosted at the L5P Community Center, 1083 Austin Ave, NE, designed by none other than Shane Morton’s Silver Scream FX Lab. Get ready to step into a world of terror and wonder, where 3D effects bring horror to life like never before.
Hear tales from the spooky side of Atlanta on the Little 5 Points Ghost Tour. Join our clairvoyant tour guides on a mile long, 1.5 hour trek through the neighborhood’s most historic and eerie landmarks. Tours meet at L5P Community Center and last from May until November 6, setting off once a week at 7pm. It will be a scary good time! More info and booking HERE.
Live music will keep the atmosphere electric, and thrill-seekers can test their skills at the skate ramp. It’s the perfect spot to soak in the festival’s lively energy. Bands will be at the Star Bar on Sunday and the Little 5 Points Community Center and Findley Plaza Sat and Sun. Bands performing: Los Gargoyles, the Pierres, Psychic Death, Downgrade, Mongo, Catfight, El Capitan, Saddam Death Cave, Josie, Nadia Vaeh, Divi.jpg, W8ing4ufo’s and more!
Sat and Sun noon to 6pm: Art enthusiasts will be enchanted by the artistic treasures scattered throughout Little 5 Points. From handcrafted halloween paintings to captivating taxidermy, our talented art vendors have something for every taste. Amidst the moonlit shadows and eerie fog, the sinister food trucks at the Halloween festival beckon with their tantalizing yet macabre offerings, each dish a sinister delight awaiting unsuspecting taste buds.
Sat noon to 6pm: But wait, there’s more! On Saturday, visitors of all ages are invited to participate in the Monster Sticker Hunt. Receive a reusable sticker book and embark on a hunt to collect monster stickers from participating stores all over L5P. It’s a fun and engaging activity for everyone.
Saturday at 7pm: As night descends, prepare for an eerie cinematic experience with W8ingforUFO’s performance at 7 pm, accompanying the silent movie “Hexen.” This unique fusion of live music and classic horror promises to send shivers down your spine.
October: Throughout the entire month of October, don’t miss our Self-Guided Halloween Photo Walk. Local photographers’ captivating images will be enlarged and displayed in L5P store windows, creating a unique and immersive visual experience for all.
The much-anticipated fest is one of the city’s best and packs Atlanta’s eclectic neighborhood with music, food trucks, a killer artists market, tricks, treats, debauchery, and, of course, the annual parade featuring morbidly decorated floats carrying candy-tossing and music-playing ghouls through the streets of L5P. Throw on your best costume and get there early.
The famous parade, consistently locally and nationally ranked as one of the top Halloween events in the country, also serves as a fundraiser benefiting the Little 5 Business Association. With thousands of patrons flocking to the Little Five Points area, parking will be almost nonexistent. Take public transit, a ride-sharing service, or walk to get the most out of your festival experience, and wear a costume! EDITOR’S TIP: Due to massive overcrowding, get to the festival early and set up shop at your favorite Little Five Points establishment.