Best Atlanta Halloween Events, Festivals, and Carnivals 2011


The city of Atlanta, Georgia knows how to celebrate Halloween with a wide variety of entertainment for all ages. Dress up is play for both kids and adults. This Halloween 2011 in Atlanta it is all about over the top entertainment and fun with some major attractions also offering special Halloween events.

Top pick Atlanta Halloween Festival

Little 5 Points Halloween Festival & Parade

Atlanta’s Largest Halloween Party  – Saturday, October 22nd, 2011 from Noon-Midnight

The Little 5 Points Halloween Festival & Parade is the signature Halloween festival in the southeast and one of the top ten Halloween events in the country. It is staged in Little 5 Points, Atlanta’s premiere business, arts and music district. Each October, countless thousands of  people flock to Little 5 Points to enjoy great food and drink, live entertainment and the best Halloween parade in the South!

Top Pick Atlanta Halloween Event

Georgia A-Scary-Um – October 30-31, 2009

Join the Georgia A-SCARY-UM on Oct. 30 and 31, 2009 for Halloween and fa-BOO-lous
family fun, costumes and safe trick-or-treating for all ghouls and boys!

See the animals participate in fun Halloween activities on Friday and Saturday! Stop by the Asian small-clawed otter exhibit at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., the piranha exhibit at 2 p.m. and the American alligator exhibit at 3 p.m. to see how our animals celebrate Halloween. Also check out underwater pumpkin carving in the Ocean Voyager habitat at 1 p.m. Activities take place at the same time on Friday and Saturday.

FREE ADMISSION! Kids 12 and under in costumes will receive free admission when accompanied by an adult. Offer valid for up to two children in costume per one paid adult or Annual Pass member on Oct. 30-31.

Not only will the Aquarium be decked out with Halloween-themed decorations, but there will be music, Trick-or-Treat candy stations 
throughout the Aquarium, Halloween craft tables and costume contests for guests throughout the day!

 Boo at the Zoo

Saturdays and Sundays, October 22, 23, 29 and 30
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Atlanta’s favorite fun family Halloween festival returns for just four days! Explore magical paths, sample sweet treats*, meet the whimsical characters of Zoo Boo Town, and much more on two enchanted weekends with more than 1,000 animals from around the world. Don’t forget your costume! Activities run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m

Costume Contest
Enter the Boo costume contest and receive special prizes if you win! Located at Zoo Boo Town Castle (Ford Pavilion)

Ages 4 and under – 11:30 a.m.
Ages 5 to 9 – 12:30 p.m.
Ages 10 and up – 1:30 p.m.

Cell phone recycling during Boo at the Zoo
Help us raise money for gorilla conservation by bringing your old cell phones to Boo at the Zoo. As a thank-you from the gorillas, you’ll receive an extra special treat! Drop phones off at the designated treat booth near the Willie B. Gorilla Conservation Center. Find out more about our cell phone recycling program and how it helps gorillas >

A Bigger Better Hay Maze!
Find your way through the Zoo Boo Town labyrinth in a new Hay Maze presented by Mitcham Farm. This fun Boo extra is available to all at no extra charge. (Located in the Ford Pavilion.) Download the corn maze map (PDF) which contains a coupon for Mitcham farms!

*while supplies last.

Trick or Treat with The Children’s Museum of Atlanta

This event is sold out!

Saturday, October 22, 2011 from 6:30 PM-8:30 PM

Crafts, prizes, games, and surprises!  Come in costume and enjoy an evening full of fun, fall festivities!

Fernbank BOO-seum

Saturday, October 29

Follow the screams (of delight) to Fernbank BOO-seum for a day of frightening-ly fun Halloween-themed activities. Free treats for kids in costumes!*

Scheduled Activities**
Face Painting by Cio Prints Kids Events
10am – Noon, Great Hall (Line closes at 11:45 a.m.)
Choose from a variety of designs just for kids!

Felix the Flying Fox
10am – 2pm, Museum-wide
Enjoy photo opportunities with local performer Kevin Pittman in a special costume created for Fernbank.

Little Beat Music, Inc.
10am – 2pm, Great Hall
Enjoy kid friendly entertainment the whole family can enjoy.

Curious George
10am – 2pm, Museum-wide
Meet everyone’s favorite monkey, Curious George.

Halloween Necklace Craft
10am – 2pm, Great Hall
Put the boo in “Booseum” with this fun craft activity. 

Kidsville News Mascot
10am – 2pm, Museum-wide
Meet Truman, the green dragon mascot from Kidsville News! He likes reading, writing, puzzles, coloring and all the things that make a “Cool Kind Kid.”

Game Corner
10am – 2pm, Great Hall
Have fun with a variety of fun games for kids of all ages.

Halloween Treats
Beginning at 10am and while supplies last
Look for special treat stations throughout the Museum. Treats vary from candy to small dinosaur toys. May contain small parts.

Cost: All Fernbank BOO-seum activities are included with Museum admission and are free for members.

Goblins in the Garden – Atlanta Botanical Gardens

Sunday, October 23
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Bring young goblins dressed in their Halloween best for a costume parade, the ride-on-train, games, pony rides, tricks, treats and more!

Goblins in the Garden returns with chef demonstrations, storytelling, crafts, pumpkin decorating, musician Mr. Eric, a strolling banjo player and silly monster David Stephens.

The children’s costume parade begins at 3 p.m.

Plus, explore Scarecrows in the Garden. The Garden is stuffed with more than 100 wacky creations. Look for the live scarecrow from Serenbe Playhouse!

Rain or shine. Food and beverage available for purchase. Train rides $2. Pony rides $4.

Stone Mountain Park A Tour of Southern Ghosts

October 13- 30 (Thursday-Sunday) & Monday, October 31

Location: Antebellum Plantation

Thursdays, Sundays & Monday 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Fridays & Saturdays:  7:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Join the Atlanta family tradition and meet professional storytellers spinning their tales of famous (and not-so-famous) Southern Ghosts along the lantern-lit paths of the Antebellum Plantation grounds at Stone Mountain Park. "A Tour of Southern Ghosts" is held during the Halloween season so the stories are a little scary, many times humorous, but never too frightening and always appropriate for young children. Each night offers a different cast of six storytellers, which means audience members may return to "A Tour of Southern Ghosts" on additional nights to hear a new collection of stories. Call the number below for each night’s featured storytellers.

Advance Tickets
Adults: $12.00
online or at the ART Station located at 5384 Manor Drive in Stone Mountain Village. Box office hours at ART Station are Tuesday – Friday 10am – 5pm and Saturday 10am – 3pm.

Same Day Tickets
Adults: $15.00
Children (ages 12 and under): $7.00
Available at the box office of the Antebellum Plantation beginning at 6:45 p.m.

Have a safe and happy Halloween! 



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