Halloween, All Hallows Eve, All Souls’ Day; whatever the name, we look forward to the spooky events of October. Planning your costume, decorating your home, and indulging in some confectionery treats top the list of things to do. To revel and celebrate in good company we have compiled a list of all the best Halloween events happening in Georgia.
The Haunted Campus In Atlanta
Starting on the 18th, The Atlanta History Center offers a 33-acre campus which transforms itself into several different locations for fun. A vampire saloon, a haunted hospital, and scattered creatures are some of the attractions for every age range. They even offer a large scale trick-or-treating event for one night only. This helpful page breaks down the times and “scare levels” for each activity.
Thriller Dance Off In Macon
Join in on the largest Thriller parade in Georgia! This three-hour event is held on October 26th, in downtown Macon. Completely open to the public, rehearsal is held this weekend on the 17th, lead by the Hayiya Dance Theater. Dress in Zombie, dance the night away, and enjoy the music and food following the group dance. Learn more about the 13th annual Thriller Parade here.
Savannah Haunted Pub Crawl
A spooky pub crawl for those 21+. This event takes place in downtown Savannah, and for two hours you can learn about the ghost stories of the south. Lead by local experts and a flame from handheld candles, you can come join in costume and rejoice in local spirits. Pun intended. These pub crawls are offered every night from now until Halloween, book your times here.
Wild Rumpus Parade In Athens
Let the Wild Rumpus start! Become a creature of the night and join in the festivities! This two-weekend long Halloween event kicks off on Friday, October 18th. A family friendly event starts the celebration, followed by a 5K, live DJ dance offs, and the main attraction of the wild rumpus parade! Sponsored and hosted by several local breweries and restaurants, ticket information can be found here.
Whichever Halloween event you choose this year, please do so safely and with proper planning. Be sure to agree beforehand on how you will get home. Ride services like Uber often offer deals for the weekend and events sometimes give designated drivers discounted rates on tickets.Have a spooky and safe holiday!