What’s Happening Around Atlanta: October/November 2018

Check out our top 16 picks for the next 30 days!

1. PumpKing Patch & Harvest Bar    Runs through October 31

If you live in the city but, do not want to drive country to enjoy a pumpkin patch then this is for you! King of Pops is hosting a PumpKing patch and Harvest Bar in The Yard at Ponce City Market. Open Monday – Friday from 3pm to 8pm and Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 8pm.

2. Six Flags Fright Fest    Select nights through October 31

This is sure to be the scariest Fright Fest of them all.  Featuring several new attractions such as two new mazes, the Bayou Burial Ground, and over 30 thrill rides.  Visit website for exact days, times and ticket prices.

3. Owl-O-Ween    October 19 and 20

Visit Kennesaw State University’s annual Owl-O-Ween hot air balloon festival.  Featuring balloon glows, tethered rides, trick-or-treating at the balloons, a food trucks, a beer garden, art vendors, a kids’ zone, and entertainment on multiple stages.  Tickets are $14 for adults and $6 for children ages three to 12.

4. Boo at the Zoo    October 20-21, 27-28

Dress in your Halloween costumes to come enjoy treats, a DJ dance party, storybook characters, pirates, a pumpkin carver, and kid crafts at Zoo Atlanta.  Bring the whole family out to visit your favorite animals and have some Halloween fun.  Adults $22.99 and Children three to 11 $16.99 when purchased in advance.

5. Netherworld Haunted House    Runs through November 4

All you thrill seekers out there make sure to check out the wildly popular Netherworld Haunted House. Open Sunday to Thursday from 7:30pm to 10:30pm and Friday/Saturday from 7:00pm to midnight. Tickets start at $23.

6. The Little 5 Points Halloween Parade    October 20 (noon-11pm)

Little 5 Points Halloween Festival and Parade offers entertainment on two stages, food vendors, an artists’ market, and a costume parade from 4 to 6 p.m. on Euclid and Moreland Avenues. Free.

7. Decatur Beer Festival    October 20 (noon-5 p.m.)

A ticket to Decatur Craft Beer Festival gets you unlimited samples from 80 breweries, live music, and food for sale in downtown Decatur for age 21+.  Tickets $50 per person.

8. Fall Festival on Ponce    October 20 – 21, 2018

Fall Festival on Ponce features fine arts and crafts, folk art, a children’s area, food trucks, and acoustic music in historic Olmsted Linear Park at N Ponce De Leon Ave NE. Repeats in April. Free.

9. Halloween at the aquarium    October 31 (4 to 8 p.m.)

Children wearing costumes get free admission (two kids age 12 or younger per paid adult) and treats at Georgia A-Scary-Um at Georgia Aquarium.



10. Haints and Saints Halloween Parade    October 27 (5pm)


Watch floats, decorated hearses, classic cars, and marching bands in the Haints and Saints Halloween Parade that goes east on W. Ponce de Leon Avenue (from Water Street to Church Street), followed by a musical jam in Decatur Square. Free.


11. Suwanee Wine Fest    November 3, 2018


Taste 150 wines, visit a craft-beer garden, shop food trucks, and hear live music at Suwanee Wine Fest.

12.  Chastain Park Arts Festival    November 3 – 4, 2018

See fine art and crafts, hear local acoustic musicians, shop at food vendors, and visit the children’s area at Chastain Park Arts Festival at Chastain Park. Repeats in May. Free.


13. Book Festival of the MJCCA    November 3 – 18


Billed as the South’s premier literary event, Book Festival of the MJCCA includes author book readings, signings, panel discussions, family events, and book sales in Dunwoody.



14. Fine food in the country    November 4, 2018 (1 to 4 p.m.)


Enjoy food from top restaurants, fine wines, premium micro-brews, live jazz, and a silent auction at Afternoon in the Country under tents on the lawn of Foxhall Resort & Sporting Club in Douglasville for age 21+.


15. Harry Potter pub crawl    November 9 (7 pm)

Potter Pub Crawl includes five bars in Virginia Highlands with food and drink specials plus a costume contest starting at Diesel Filling Station for age 21+.


16. King of Pops Field Day    November 11, 2018 (2 to 6 pm)



Featuring live bands, food trucks, games, races, face painting, a popsicle eating contest, and free popsicles outdoors at 552 Decatur Street SE.


*A look ahead as tickets tend to go fast:

A Christmas Carol

November 23 – Dec. 24, 2018

multiple locations

A Christmas Carol is Charles Dickens’ holiday classic about Scrooge, Tiny Tim, and three Christmas ghosts.


Nov. 23 – Dec. 22 Aurora Theatre with one man playing all of the characters in Lawrenceville

Nov. 29 – Dec. 23 Shakespeare Taverndowntown

Dec. 8 – 24 Theatre in the Square Marietta

Dec. 12 – 24 Alliance Theatre at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

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