Check out our lineup of kid-appropriate, spooktacular Halloween happenings in Atlanta Join Living Hope Fall Festival and Trunk or Treat a hayride, live entertainment, and complementary snacks You can't have Halloween without a visit to Uncle Shuck's, which features a massive corn maze and a goat walk Callanwolde transforms into a Halloween-themed festival Oct. 27, with stunning decorations It's Pumpkin Festival time at Stone Mountain throughout October The Chattahoochee Nature Center will host their annua
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Trick or Treating at Avalon: 16 things to do this weekend in Atlanta

It's Halloween weekend, and all around the metro Atlanta you'll find countless ways to get your scare on.

Whether you have little ones who want a safe place to trick-or-treat, or simply love to dress up and have fun at a costume party, Atlanta has you covered.

So, get out your best witch hat, grab your broom and get ready for the most spooktacular weekend of the year.

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Check out this creepy (and cooky) lineup of events for Halloween in Atlanta:


Garden Gallop 5K. 7 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28. $35 per racer. Kennesaw First Baptist Church. 2958 North Main St., Kennesaw. 770-919-0248.

The Garden Gallop 5K is back, and will benefit the educational programs and collections at Smith Gilbert Gardens. Runners travel through Downtown Kennesaw and Swift Cantrell Park at this timed Peachtree Road Race Qualifier. 

Breast Cancer Cruise. 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28. Donations accepted. Cumberland Mall. 1000 Cumberland Mall SE, Atlanta. 678-438-7828.

Help support breast cancer awareness by coming out for the Breast Cancer Cruise, hosted Outkast Vettes and Thriving and Surviving Breast Cancer Support Group.

Fall Family Spectacular at Chastain Horse Park. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28. Free. Chastain Horse Park. 4371 Powers Ferry Road, Atlanta. 404-252-4244.

Chastain Horse Park will host a Fall Family Spectacular this Saturday with free pony rides, guided barn tours, relay races, a horse show, games, prizes and more. 

Superhero Halloween Party. 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28. Free. Meehan's Public House Vinings. 2810 Paces Ferry Road SE, Atlanta. 770-433-1920.

Put on your best Wonder Woman costume, because Meehan's is throwing a Superhero Halloween Party this Saturday, which will include a costume contest, food and drinks at the pub. 


Halloween Night on Callanwolde Mountain. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27. $10 per person. Callanwolde Fine Arts Center. 980 Briarcliff Road NE, Atlanta. 404-872-5338.

Bring the whole family to Callanwolde this Friday for a Halloween event you'll never forget. Guests will have a map that leads to trick-or-treating locations onsite, and will get to take part in games, prizes and art activities. 

Fright Night at Fernbank. 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27. $20 for members, $25 for non-members. Fernbank Museum of Natural History. 767 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta. 404-929-6400.

Don't miss Fright Night at Fernback this Friday, with creepy carnival rides, a costume contest, a live DJ, after hours access to exhibits and even a Ferris wheel.

Amnesty International USA Southern Regional Conference. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28. $15 to $40. Courtyard Marriott Decatur. 130 Clairemont Ave., Decatur.

Celebrate human rights activism at the Amnesty International USA Southern Regional Conference. At this community-centered event, visitors can network, take part in workshops, attend seminars and more.

Fernbank BOOseum Trick-or-Treat. 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28. Fernbank Museum of Natural History. 767 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta. 404-929-6400.

Your kids will have a blast celebrating Halloween at Fernback BOOseum on Saturday, which will provide guests with safe trick-or-treating, hands-on activities, games, treats and music.

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Purple Orchids, Survivors and Thrivers Brunch. 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28. $40 per person. Lionheart Theatre. 10 College St., Norcross. 678-938-8518.

Encourage the empowerment of women at the 2nd Annual Purple Orchids, Survivors and Thrivers Brunch. This important event will highlight resources to help survivors of domestic violence and their families and will introduce the Girls of Virtue Empowered (G.O.V. E) program.

Don't miss the annual Train or Treat at the Southeastern Railway Museum in Gwinnett.
Photo: Courtesy of Southeastern Railway Museum/For the AJC

Train or Treat. 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28. Free with museum admission. Southeastern Railway Museum. 3595 Buford Highway, Duluth. 770-476-2013.

The Southeastern Railway Museum will throw one of the biggest Halloween bashes around with their Train or Treat event taking place this Saturday. Kids will have a blast at this family-friendly celebration, which will feature a costume contest, trick-or-treating at decorated stations, wagon rides, hand car rides and refreshments. 

Trek or Treat. 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28. Free. Sims Lake Park. 4600 Suwanee Dam Road, Suwanee. 770-945-8996.

Sims Lake Park will host Trek or Treat this Saturday, which will include inflatables, festival games, contests, pumpkin-carving demonstrations, music and Parker the Dog in costume.

Spooktacular Skate Party. 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28. Free to $5 per person. Pinckneyville Park. 4758 S Old Peachtree Road, Norcross. 678-277-0920.

Bring your roller skates along to a free Halloween-themed skating party at Pinckneyville Park. Along with free skating, guests will enjoy a costume contest, hayrides, arts and crafts, s'mores, games and a live DJ.

North Fulton

Haunted Sandy Springs Cemetery Tour. 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27. $15 per person. Heritage Sandy Springs. 6110 Blue Stone Road NE, Atlanta. 404-851-9111.

Experience an eerie night learning about some of the local history in Sandy Springs and getting totally creeped out at the Sandy Springs United Methodist Church Cemetery. You'll enjoy psychic readings, live music, a s'mores bar, a screening of the movie "Hocus Pocus," a fire pit and food trucks.

Get spooked and take in a little local history at the Haunted Sandy Springs Cemetery Tour.
Photo: Courtesy of Heritage Sandy Springs/For the AJC

Trick or Treating at Avalon. 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 28. Free. Avalon. 2200 Avalon Blvd., Alpharetta. 770-765-2000.

Avalon makes trick-or-treating safe and easy this Saturday at a special Halloween event down Avalon Boulevard. Pick up a map at the Concierge desk to locate participating retailers, who will greet kids in costume with treats and goodies. 

Battle & Brew Halloween Party. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28. Free. Battle & Brew. 5920 Roswell Road A120, Sandy Springs. 678-560-1500.

Even grown-ups enjoy celebrating Halloween, especially when it involves a jack-o’-lantern contest, costume contest, YouTube filming and food. 

Haunted Hike at Big Trees. 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28. Free. Big Trees Forest Preserve. 7645 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs. 404-851-9111.

Take a hike this Halloween with the Heritage Sandy Springs Outdoors Club. Costumes are encouraged at this exciting flashlight hike through Big Trees Forest Preserve.

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