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Halloween events around town
Halloween events around town

ATLANTA – Halloween is coming quickly and you dont have to go far to celebrate. Check out these neighborhood Halloween celebrations where you live.  

NORTHERN SUBURBS: Canton Main Street will host their 3rd Annual Great Pumpkin Festival at Cannon Park by the Gazebo. The festival will host a Scarecrow Contest, which is free to anyone. Entry to the Scarecrow Contest is open to everyone before October 29.

Trick-or-treating with merchants on the square, music, costume contests, hayrides and a haunted house are just a sample of the type of event that will be offered at this event. Check it out on Saturday, October 29 from 1:00 until 4:00 p.m. For more information call (770) 704-1548.

Acworth Parks and Recreation will hold their annual Halloween Carnival at Logan Park from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. The carnival will be held on Saturday, October 22; there will be about 15 carnival games and inflatable. Carnival game tickets can be purchased for $3.00 and tickers are good for ten carnival games or turns on the inflatables.

This event will, also, feature hayrides and costume contests. Vendors will be on site selling food and drinks. Logan Farm Park is located at 4762 Logan Road in Acworth.  

Hightower Elementary School in Doraville will be hosting their Fall Festival on October 28 from 5:00 until 8:00p.m. The fall festival will feature bowling, Pin the Tail on the Donkey, an inflatable house and a pie throwing contest for students the pie their favorite teachers.  Students can buy tickets for each station in increments of 25 tickets for $5, each. Proceeds from the ticket sales go to the Hightower Elementary PTA. Members of the Beta Club will be hosting a Bake Sale, on site.  

The Rubin Family Chiropractic Practice will host their Healthy Halloween Bash from 9:00 until 1:00 p.m. and at 3:00 until 7:00 p.m. at 255 Village Parkway in Marietta. The Halloween Bash will feature a costume contest, catered food and desserts, games, Starbucks coffee, prizes for the kids and all of the activities are free.

The Practice will also offer discounts for new patient exams. The exams will now cost $25, as opposed to the normal $100. Participants must RSVP to 770-937-6300 or email at rubinchiropractic@gmail.com or visit their website at www.theadjustment.com

Paulding Country will host their 15th Annual Trick or Treat Village on Saturday, October 29. The event will feature games, hay rides, trick or treating, a costume parade for children and food and drinks. The Trick or Treat Village will be held at Earl Duncan Park at Paulding Meadows which is located at 724 Paulding Meadows Drive in Dallas. Admission to this event is free.

SOUTHERN SUBURBS: Visit the Nightmare on Church Street Haunted House on October 21 and 22. The Haunted House chronicles the story of Dr. Herman Payne, a once celebrated Brain Surgeon and community leader and the story of his secret lab on Church Street. The Haunted House is open from 8:00 until 11:00 p.m. and admission is $5 per person; cash only. The Nightmare on Church Street is located at 7107 Church Street in Riverdale.  


WESTERN SUBURBS: Carrollton Main Street will be hosting their annual Tiny Tots Halloween Extravaganza on Saturday, October 29 from 10:00 a.m. until noon. The Halloween Extravaganza will be held in downtown Carrollton on Adamson Square. This event was created to make a safer environment for children to trick or treat, instead of doing the traditional door to door; now children will be able to go “store to store”.

The Tiny Tots Halloween Extravaganza will be held rain or shine and is open to kids of all ages. At the culmination of this event Carrollton Main Street will be hosting their annual Halloween costume contest at Little Hawaiian restaurant. For more information or questions visit their website at www.carrolltonmainstreet.com

Carrollton Parks and Recreation will be holding a Special Needs Boo Bash at the WPA Center on Wednesday, October 26 from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. The Boo Bash will feature food and activities from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m.

Also, a Fall Festival will be held at the Carrollton Cultural Arts Center Plaza on Saturday, October 29 from 10:00 a.m. until noon. The festival will feature decorating demonstrations, games, treats, activities, fun and a costume contest. The Cultural Arts Center Plaza is located at 251 Alabama Street in Carrollton.

EASTERN SUBURBS: The Chick-fil-A restaurant on Memorial Drive will be partnering with the DeKalb Police Department to Host their Trunk-or-Treat event. The event will be held on October 31, from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. Participating cars will be decorated with Halloween décor and will be parked in the Chick-fil-A parking lot and children will go trunk to trunk to trick-or-treat. The restaurant will partner with DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis, Commissioner Sharon Barnes-Sutton and the DeKalb County Police Department for this event.  

The City of Decatur will be hosting their Homegrown Halloween Parade and Monster Ball on Sunday, Oct. 30 from 3:00 until 7:00 p.m. on and around the square in downtown Decatur.  The event is geared for all ages and is free to the community. 

Put on your most ghoulish costume and come celebrate Halloween.  From 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. adults can enjoy the haunting sounds of The Dammages as they claim the bandstand for the Monsters’ Ball, an all-ages costumed dance and band party.  Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy live music, door prizes from local businesses and some tricks and treats to round out the festivities.  The event is sponsored by HomeGrown Decatur, an artists’ market at 412 Church St.  For more information, visit Homegrown Halloween on Facebook.

Decorate your home or business in the colors and traditions of the season and enter Decatur’s 2nd annual Halloween Decorating Contest.  Submit a photo to specialevents@decaturga.com by noon on Thursday, Oct. 27.  Be sure to include a name and address and it must be within the city limits of Decatur.  Judges will make their decision Thursday evening and the winners will be posted on the Decatur website, the Downtown Decatur Facebook page, and the Decatur Minute blog.  Winners will receive special yard signs on Friday, Oct. 29 to display throughout the weekend.  Once the winners are posted the community can ride around and see the winners.

Grab your mummy and dance if you dare at Leapin’ Lizards’ Halloween Bash Monster Mash Dance Party.  The party will be held on October 29 from 10 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. and it is especially for pin-sized boys and ghouls along with their adult companions. The Halloween bash includes unlimited fun on inflatables and a Monster Mash dance party, Halloween costume parade, trick or treat bags, age-appropriate activities and more.  Leapin’ Lizards is located at 185 Sams Street in Decatur.


iNTOWN: The Historic Fourth Ward Park Conservancy will be hosting  their Haunted Masquerade on Sunday, October 30 from 3:00 until 7:00 p.m. at 695 North Avenue in O4W. This event is their third annual Fall Fling and will feature music from Z-Force and Generations.

Attendees have a shot at winning a $100 Grand Prize for the having the best costume. The Fall Fling offers trick-or-treating and other surprises. Tickets are $10, at the door and free for Conservancy members and children under the age of 12. For more information, visit them online at www.h4wpc.org

Per Fernbank Museum: What happens when good proms go bad? Fernbank’s annual adult Halloween event is taking you back to the day of big hair with an ‘80s prom theme. Enjoy live music by Flux Capacitor, a special “screaming” of Carrie, a costume contest for best Prom King and Queen and more.

Standard Martinis & IMAX prices apply: $7 for general admission or general admission with Carrie screening (must purchase in advance to guarantee seating), $12 for general admission plus Carrie and/or an IMAX® film. Members receive free general admission and can purchase IMAX® tickets for $7.

Atlantans can spend Halloween weekend at MARKET Buckhead with their furry friends at Pups on the Patio Brunch on Sunday, October 30, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Attendees will enjoy MARKET’s a la carte brunch menu and breakfast cocktails including MARKET bloody marys, passion fruit sangria and blood orange mimosas on the patio with their pups and have a chance to win free prizes from Dixie Dog Pet Accessories in the dog costume contest. Call 404.523.3600 or visit www.marketbuckhead.com to make reservations.  MARKET is located in the W Buckhead at 3377 Peachtree Road NE.