10 Spooky Halloween Events in Atlanta You Can’t Miss

We already know that otherworldly creatures roam Atlanta year-round, thanks to the city being a main filming site for productions such as “The Walking Dead,” “Zombieland,” “The Vampire Diaries” and “Stranger Things.” However, when fall rolls in, we welcome many new sinister spectres and wandering souls. Here’s a taste of Atlanta’s can’t-miss Halloween events. For more, see the full guide to things to do in Atlanta this Halloween.

Woodland Spirits at Fernbank Museum

Woodland Spirits is an outdoor Halloween experience where guests will encounter ghostly visitors in the shadows, up in the trees, deep in the vistas and waiting in plain sight while exploring  WildWoods and Fernbank Forest through Nov. 6 at Fernbank Museum of Natural History.

Fright Fest at Six Flags Over Georgia

Fright Fest at Six Flags Over Georgia brings the screams. (📷: Six Flags Over Georgia)

During the day, find family-friendly frights but as the night creeps in, beware of much scarier sights. Heart-pumping rides, new haunts and themed treats are captured within the seasonal spectacle of Fright Fest at Six Flags Over Georgia, through Oct. 31.

Buckhead Creepy Crawl

The Buckhead Creepy Crawl is your chance to eat, drink and get freaky with it on the dance floor. Enjoy drink deals from 10 participating bars and venues. Tickets are available online for Oct. 29 and 30. This event is for goblins age 21 and older.

Pumpkin Festival: Play by Day, Glow by Night at Stone Mountain Park

Pumpkin Festival: Play by day, glow by night. (📷: Stone Mountain Park)

Enjoy family-friendly entertainment during the day including a brand new magic show at Stone Mountain Park’s Pumpkin Festival. Then, glow by night with not-so-spooky fun and a parade after the sun sets. Enjoy it through Oct. 30.

Halloween Spooktacular at Atlanta Symphony Hall

Dress up and see the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra musicians in costumes while playing Halloween-themed music on Oct. 16.

Netherworld Haunted House

Be afraid at Netherworld Haunted House. (📷: Netherworld Haunted House)

Two haunts – The Undying Horror and Parasitic — terrorize in the best possible way with incredible over-the-top special effects, ghastly makeup, elaborate costumes and skilled stunt actors at Netherworld Haunted House. Laser tag and escape rooms also are available.

Ghost Train at Pine Mountain Gold Museum

Ride the annual Ghost Train in the nearby town of Villa Rica, Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 29 through Oct. 29. Also, visit the gold museum and go gem panning, all by reservation only.

Scarecrows in the Garden at Atlanta Botanical Garden

Scarecrows in the Garden is a showcase for artistry. (Photo courtesy Atlanta Botanical Garden)

It’s the 20th anniversary of Scarecrows in the Garden at Atlanta Botanical Garden. Scarecrows decorated by business and nonprofit organizations line the garden paths. Winners will be announced live at the garden’s Great Pumpkin-Carving Fest on Oct. 27. Kids can enjoy fall-themed activities the entire month of October.

Capturing the Spirit of Oakland

Capturing the Spirit of Oakland is spooky fun. (📷: Oakland Cemetery)

Capturing the Spirit of Oakland, popular nighttime tours of the historic cemetery, feature costumed docents leading tours through the beautifully lit Victorian gardens of Oakland Cemetery.

Self-Guided Virtual Ghost Tours

Take a self-guided 90-minute ghost tour around the historic Lawrenceville area, courtesy of Aurora Theatre through Oct. 31.

Boo at the Zoo

Bring the tots to Boo at the Zoo. (📷: Zoo Atlanta)

Join the animals for Halloween activities throughout Zoo Atlanta where decorations and much more add to the spirit of the season. Boo at the Zoo occurs Oct. 22, 23, 29 and 30 from 9 a.m. through 3 p.m.

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