Grab your ghoulfriends and hit the bar for the boos. (📷: SrdjanPav)

Grown-Up Guide to Halloween in Atlanta

Halloween isn’t just for kids. Many adults also enjoy the opportunity to dress up and be someone else for a few hours. For fun workshops, tours and spooktacular events, check out this grown-up guide to Halloween in Atlanta.

Eat, Drink and Be Scary 

Boo’s Bash at The Office Bar

The Office Bar (Epicurean Atlanta) is hosting a Halloween Bash on Halloween night. Show up in costume for a complimentary beer or wine, enjoy festive cocktails, drink specials, live music and more.

Candy Charcuterie Workshop

Charcuterie Boards have gained popularity in recent years and range from savory collections of meats, cheeses and nuts to downright decadent creations laden with sweet treats. Learn to build your own candy-themed charcuterie board at this special Halloween workshop on Oct. 20 at Ruby Bond in Buckhead Village. 

Magic and Mixology

Fancy yourself a budding bar keep? Sign up for this mystical mixology workshop where you will not only learn to create two handcrafted cocktails from top bartender Nick Middlebrooks of Bar Margot but also experience the close-up magic of Chris Moorman. Cocktail and selection of chef’s bites are included. Oct. 29

Sips Under the Sea: Halloween

“Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble.” Sips Under the Sea is a spooktacular event at Gerogia A-Scary-Um.

Don your best Halloween costume and swim on over to Georgia A-Scary-Um on Oct. 28 for this Halloween edition of Sips Under the Sea. Enjoy cocktails, dining options, live DJ and dancing for guests 21 and older.

Keep Calm and Spook On

Folklore Haunted House

Featured on USA’s Greatest Haunts as well as other media outlets, Folklore Haunted House in Acworth is a great place to visit for those who love to be scared. Noted for its incredible detail and elaborate displays, Folklore is offering two haunted houses this season, on select dates throughout October.

Fox Theatre Ghost Tours

The top rated ghost tours are back at the fabulous Fox Theatre in Atlanta. Many staff and patrons have experienced cold blasts of air, shadowy figures and other mysterious experiences. Will you? Oct. 17-28

Haunted Hunt at Oakland Cemetery

Find out who haunts Oakland Cemetery on this ghoulish tour.

Oakland Cemetery is hosting a month-long Haunted Hunt scavenger hunt. The hunt is family friendly and a great activity to share with friends. Visit the website to purchase the downloadable hunt packet. Proceeds benefit the care and upkeep of the historic cemetery.

Little Five Points Ghost Tour

See the spooky side of Atlanta in L5P.

Hear tales from the spooky side of Atlanta on the Little 5 Points Ghost Tour. Join clairvoyant tour guides on a mile long, 1 1/2 hour trek through the bohemian neighborhood’s most historic and eerie landmarks, in search of apparitions and lost souls. The tour runs every weekend through Nov. 5.

Netherworld Haunted House and Escape Rooms 

Beware. Netherworld promises a night full of jump scares.

Horror aficionados in Atlanta won’t want to miss Netherworld’s top-rated haunted house. Renowned for over-the-top special effects, spooky monsters and realism, Netherworld has been recognized internationally. Looking for a challenge without the scare factor? Check out one of the four themed escape rooms — all offer equally memorable experiences. 

Woodland Spirits at Fernbank

Woodland Spirits haunt the forest at Fernbank.

Fernbank conjures up all the spooky things that we read about in literature’s many dark forests in this collaboration with artist Laura Lewis. Her Woodland Spirits sculptures evoke mystery, imagination and adventure. This outdoor exhibit puts guests face-to-face and nose-to-snout with dozens of ghostly “visitors” lurking among the trails outside in WildWoods and Fernbank Forest.

Visit our Halloween page for a complete list of events and check out our list of not-so-spooky things to do for Halloween with kids in Atlanta.

Joleen Pete lives outside Atlanta with her husband and their son. On the weekends they enjoy going into the city for family fun and exploration. Joleen is the family travel and lifestyle blogger behind Love, Joleen.

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