Halloween in Atlanta isn’t just for kids. It’s a weekend full of events and parties for adults, including costume contests with serious prize money, drink specials and live music. So put on your best costume and check out one of these events near MARTA if you’re commuting on transit. Service ends around 1:15 a.m., so plan accordingly.
7th Annual Midtown Halloween
Near the Midtown MARTA station, Ri Ra is hosting a Halloween block party on Friday night. Tickets include food and drink specials, live music and DJ entertainment. Tickets are $24.99 and subject to rise. For the shortest walk, take the Federal Reserve exit out of the station and walk through the pedestrian plaza to 11th Street and turn right.
Stranger Things and Creatures of the Night
Stranger Things tickets
Creatures of the Night tickets
Tongue and Groove has Halloween parties next to the Lindbergh Center MARTA station on both Friday and Saturday nights. All red and gold line trains stop at the station. Follow the signs to Main Street.
Atlanta Horror Story
You can’t get more transit-themed than at the Georgia Railroad Freight Depot on Saturday night. No admission for those in costumes — but be advised that several local colleges are connected to the event, so the crowd might be younger than at other locations. There’s a $500 prize for sexiest costume.
The Haunted Rooftop
Next to the Buckhead MARTA station, the W Hotel has its annual Halloween party on Saturday. Admission tickets are $30 per person.
Nightmare on 13th Street
CosmoLava is at it again with their 10th annual Halloween bash. Three DJs playing a variety of music, drink specials, costume contest and games make this party a one-stop shop for all your entertainment needs. Use the Federal Reserve exit at the Midtown MARTA station for the shortest walk.
Down the street from CosmoLava, Opera Nightclub hosts The Masquerade on Saturday. It’s a charity ball hosted by the Atlanta Social Club — and no Halloween costumes are allowed! That’s right. Just masks and your best night-out attire. Tickets starts at $30. Use the Midtown or Arts Center station.
Nightmare on Peachtree Street
One of the easiest Halloween events to get to on MARTA this year, Nightmare on Peachtree Street is above the Peachtree Center MARTA station in the 200 Peachtree Street building. The event includes three rooms of music and a $1,000 costume contest in three categories. Platinum VIP tickets include an open bar.
Halloween House Party
A short walk from the King Memorial MARTA station, the Village Theatre is hosting a Halloween House Party on Saturday. Enjoy comedy and all sorts of fun and games. Tickets are $10.
Haints and Saints Halloween Parade
Head to downtown Decatur on Sunday, Oct. 30 for a family-friendly parade and live music. Activities take place above the Decatur MARTA station on the blue line. Note that trains are every 20 minutes on the weekend.