Halloween is known for crazy costumes, booze and boos. There’s no denying Atlanta has a multitude of events, parties and festivals to attend to get in the spirit for the day of the dead. For those not in the mood for tricks and treats, there are a few great sports games that weekend including the longtime rivalry of Georgia vs. Florida. Dubbed the “World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party,” this year’s matchup should not disappoint!
Also on Halloween weekend, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets battle the Virginia Cavaliers at Bobby Dodd Stadium, and the Atlanta Hawks play the Pacers at Phillips Arena.
When: Saturday October 18th, 2014, 12pm-11pm
Where: Little 5 Points, Atlanta, GA
What: The Little 5 Points Halloween Festival & Parade is the signature Halloween festival in the southeas. Each October people flock to Little 5 Points to enjoy great food and drink, live entertainment and the best Halloween parade in the South!
When: Saturday October 25th, 2014, 8pm-2am
Where: The Masquerade, 695 North Ave. Atlanta, GA, 30308
What: Live Music, DJ’s, costume contest, full bar, great beers, and Chamber of Horrors Haunted House. Purchase a beer lover’s ticket which allows for all beer samples, all night long!
When: Wednesday October 29- Friday October 31st
Where: DooGallery, 205 Holtzclaw St. SE Unit J, Atlanta, GA 30316
What: The 8th Annual Atlanta Horror Film Festival presents the best independent films from across the world, celebrating the art of horror. The festival showcases horror, sci-fi, gore, thrillers, supernatural, dark comedies, animation, drama, and cult.
When: Friday, October 31st, 8pm
Where: Andrews Entertainment District, 56 E Andrew Dr. Atlanta, GA 30305
What: Buckhead’s biggest costume party with live music and grand prizes!
Atlanta traffic is always congested on Halloween. Which is why I suggest taking MARTA. Also, UBER is another great option for Halloween goers. Take $30 off your first ride with promo code FIRSTRIDE30.