Get Spooky This Halloween

(L-R) Seniors Richard Ellis, Alex Tolliday, Canon Lynch, Catherine Sweeney, Daniel Blumen, and Zeke Diamond pose for a picture before heading into Netherworld. Photo: Alex Tolliday

Halloween is drawing near, and for those who are too old to trick-or-treat or just looking for something new this year, there are many festive activities to do around Atlanta during the coming weeks.


This spooky haunted house is not for the faint of heart. Creepy monsters and bloody zombies constantly jump out and then continue to follow the brave visitors around as they navigate throughout the multi-storied tower in the dark. Each year, there is a theme for the haunt. This year, the theme is “Primal Scream,” which will include “the Fungus Corpses, the Werewolves’ Wilderness and the Cavern of the Insects.” The plot involves mysterious creatures that have awakened and are on the prowl for humans. 

Little 5 Points Halloween Festival

Celebrate Halloween a week early with this free, all-day festival. This party will include an artist market with jewelry and psychic readings, as well as a parade filled with quirky costumes on display. Throughout the day, there will be various artists performing at three stages, ranging from DJs to country musicians. If attendees get hungry, there is a plethora of food options that will cater to all tastes.

Six Flags Fright Fest

Combining the thrill of roller coasters and monsters, this month-long event will be sure to make your stomach churn. The day is optimal for families, and includes storytelling and a costume contest. As the sun sets, the monsters begin to come out. Attractions include spooky mazes, which have monsters jumping out from every corner, as well as haunted rollercoaster rides. For the first time, the park will host live performances during Fright Fest.

Atlanta Halloween Half Marathon & 5K

Leading up to the big holiday on Oct. 29 is this annual run. Runners are encouraged to show up in full costumes and complete the race in the Halloween spirit. Not only will there be prizes for first, second and third place, but also for the best costumes. For those who aren’t avid runners and are looking for an easier path, the 5K is a great option. The race will start and finish in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward.