Halloween events in Atlanta aren’t just for kids. Here are the five most transit-friendly Atlanta events and parties if you’re ghosting around town without a car. If you plan to be out past 1 a.m., catch a ride with Uber or Lyft — use promo code MARTAGuide if you’re new to Uber to get $20 off your first ride. Have fun and be safe!
1. Little 5 Points Halloween Parade and Festival
The best pre-Halloween event in Atlanta, the Little 5 Points Halloween Parade and Festival is full of fun and debauchery on October 20, 2018. After the ghoulishly impressive parade, head into the heart of Little 5 for an artist market, music stages and plenty of bars and restaurants for showing off your costume (or just watching people in theirs).
2. Ghost Tours
Great for the whole family, the evening Halloween tours of Oakland Cemetery are a spooky way to celebrate the season. Advanced ticket purchase is required due to the popularity of the event, and tickets go on sale July and sell out before October. (Sorry, tickets are sold out for 2018.)
However, you can also check out the Decatur Ghost Tours that start above the Decatur MARTA station as another option. Tours are every Friday and Saturday nights in October plus additional days as Halloween nears. For extra fun, attend a tour on the the same day as the Haints and Saints Halloween Parade on the Saturday before Halloween.
3. Walker Stalker Con
A convention weekend full of zombies, horror and sci-fi the weekend before Halloween, the yearly Walker Stalker Con at the Georgia World Congress Center has celebrities, panels and an indoor trick-or-treat on Sunday before Halloween.
4. Nightmare on 13th Street
Get your party on at Nightmare on 13th Street, the annual big bash at Fox Trot and Lava Lounge on Saturday night. There’s a costume contest, games, plenty of drinks and multiple DJ’s and dance floors. Use the Midtown or Arts Center MARTA station to reach all the fun.
5. Boos and Brews
Boos and Brews is the beer-lovers Halloween party at Center Stage near the Arts Center MARTA station. Event tickets include drinks, live music, DJs and a costume contest. Choose the “beer lovers” ticket for free beer samples throughout the night.