Halloween Events 2014
From hayrides and trick-or-treating to parties and costume contests, we've got you covered
Below is our coverage and events for the 2014 Halloween.
BOO! AT THE BISHOP The Bishop welcomes families to celebrate Halloween with festive cookie decorating, candy for all and even witches' brew from a bubbly cauldron. Whether it's princesses, superheros or ghosts and ghouls, be sure to dress up the little ones up for a kids' costume contest at 5:30 p.m. No need to fill up on candy alone — a homemade chili bar with all the fixins will be ready for guests to enjoy. Fri., Oct. 31, 4-6 p.m. The Bishop, 124 N. Avondale Road. 404-692-5454. www.facebook.com/thebishopae.
ENJOY THE FILM: MONSTERS IN BLACK & WHITE A series of brilliant archival 35mm film and expertly restored Dolby Digital 3D screenings in glorious black and white. The inaugural series in Atlanta is "Monsters in Black & White," featuring Dracula (1931) in 35mm on Thurs. Oct. 30, at 7:30 p.m.; and The Creature from the Black Lagoon 3-D (1954), Dolby Digital 3-D presentation of the restored classic, on Sat., Nov. 1, at 3 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 30, 7:30-9:30 p.m.; Sat., Nov. 1, 3-5:30 p.m. $10. Cinevision Screening Room, 3300 NE Expy Building 2A. 770-455-8988. atlanta.enjoythefilm.org.
FON-BOO BASH Bring in the candy to dip and mix. Make your own potion of chocolate fondue using Halloween treats. Tell your ghouls and goblins to bring in their Halloween candy to dip and mix during the dessert course. Wear your costume to receive endless chocolate fondue. Sat., Nov. 1, 2 p.m. $15-$25. The Melting Pot, 754 Peachtree St. 404-389-0099. www.meltingpot.com.
GEORGIA A-SCARY-UM 2014 Celebrate Halloween at Georgia Aquarium as it transforms into Georgia A-Scary-Um on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. Georgia A-Scary-Um provides a safe and friendly environment for the whole family to have fun and trick or treat alongside longfin "bat" fish and Japanese "spider" crabs. There will be trick or treat stations in each gallery, Halloween-themed crafts, spooky story-telling and photo stations. Children should be in Halloween costume — adults are welcome to dress up also! No masks covering faces of adults, please. Fri., Oct. 31, 2-7 p.m.; Sat., Nov. 1, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Georgia Aquarium, 225 Baker St. N.W. 404-581-4000. www.georgiaaquarium.org.
HALLOWEEN AT CALLANWOLDE A night of music, costumes, tricking, and treating. Join the Callanwolde Concert Band with special guest Matthew Kaminski on Halloween evening for a musical program featuring selections from Night on Bald Mountain, Phantom of the Opera, and Pirates of the Caribbean. There will be trick or treating throughout the estate and a family-friendly costume contest with big prizes. Fri., Oct. 31, 6-9 p.m. $4-$5. Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, 980 Briarcliff Road N.E. 404-872-5338. www.callanwolde.org.
FOUR COURSE HALLOWEEN WINE DINNER Join Double Zero Napoletana for a "spooktacular" wine dinner on Halloween. For $59 per person, enjoy a special four course dinner featuring Halloween-inspired food with wine pairings from Castello di Magione. Guests are encouraged to attend in their best costume for a chance to win a bottle of wine. Fri., Oct. 31, 7-11 p.m. $59. Double Zero Napoletana, 5825 Roswell Road. 404-991-3666. www.doublezeroatl.com.
HALLOWEEN CANDY-INSPIRED COCKTAILS AT DAVIO'S ATLANTA Celebrate Halloween with candy-inspired cocktails at Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse. The Halloween cocktail menu features the Candy Corn Martini, Tootsie Roll and Candy Apple cocktail. Oct. 31-Nov. 2. Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse, 3500 Peachtree Road. 404-844-4810. www.davios.com.
HALLOWEEN EVE PUMPKIN LAUNCH Southern Polytechnic State University students will put their engineering prowess to the test during the fifth annual First-Year Experience Pumpkin Launch, as they use human or gravity-powered inventions to fling a large pumpkin nearly 100 feet to hit a small paper plate target. The event will take place in the field between Howell and Norton Halls. Thurs., Oct. 30, 2-6 p.m. Southern Polytechnic State University, 1100 S. Marietta Parkway, Marietta. 770-528-7200. www.spsu.edu.
HALLOWEEN INTERACT-ART EXHIBITION BY INTERACT ART MUSEUM Halloween meets street art in "Beyond the Obvious." Interact-art is a visual art with a built-in photo opportunity. Play with art like never before, take photos and share them with the world. IAM-ATL is raising money for a permanent location and inviting other artists to participate in the Interact-art movement. Thurs., Oct. 30, 6-9 p.m.; Fri., Oct. 31, 7-11 p.m.; Sat., Nov. 1, 1-6 p.m.; Sun., Nov. 2, 1-6 p.m. Free (suggested donation $5). Phase A, 482 Edgewood Ave. 678.907.3892. www.facebook.com/ArtInteract.
HALLOWEEN PHOTO AREA Pose with Halloween-themed cut outs in Central Park. Through Oct. 31, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Atlantic Station, 1380 Atlantic Drive. 404-733-1221. www.atlanticstation.com.
KINSEY FAMILY FARM'S FALL HAYRIDES The fall season is not complete without a country hayride! Enjoy a hayride around the Kinsey Family Farm. Hayrides will occur roughly at the top of each hour. 7170 Jot-em Down Road, Gainesville. Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Through Oct. 30. Free-$3. 770-887-6028. www.kinseyfamilyfarm.com.
MALL-O-WEEN TRICK-OR-TREATING EVENT Halloween trick-or-treating in a safe, indoor environment at North DeKalb Mall. Kids 12 and under are invited with their parents to put on costumes and participate. Fri., Oct. 31, 5-8 p.m. Free. North DeKalb Mall, 2050 Lawrenceville Highway, Decatur. 404-320-7960. www.northdekalbmall.com.
OAKLAND CEMETERY SCAVENGER HUNT Scavenger Hunt Atlanta makes its way through Oakland Cemetery. Teams will be given a list of clues and challenges to be completed among the mausoleums and tombs of Oakland. Free food and drinks afterward. Come enjoy some creepy, good fun. Sat., Nov. 1, 2 p.m. $35. Oakland Cemetery, 248 Oakland Ave. S.E. 404-688-2107. www.ScavengerHuntAtl.com.
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Following a sold-out tour of the United Kingdom, Cameron Mackintosh's new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera is hailed by critics as "bigger and better than ever before." This production boasts many exciting special effects including the show's legendary chandelier, new scenic and lighting designs, new staging and choreography. Thurs., Oct. 30, 7:30 p.m.; Fri., Oct. 31, 8 p.m.; Sat., Nov. 1, 2 and 8 p.m.; Sun., Nov. 2, 1 and 6:30 p.m. $30-$150. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. N.E. 404-881-2100. www.foxtheatre.org.
SIX FLAGS OVER GEORGIA'S FRIGHT FEST More than 200 monsters have been unleashed for Six Flag Over Georgia's Fright Fest. The annual event features a frightastic new live show, two new creepy scare zones and a new twisted maze. The new Fright Fest attractions for 2014 include ZX-1, a new haunted attraction, featuring a deadly infection that is rapidly wiping out mankind; Hidden Horrors, a new scare zone, will leave guests wishing they had eyes in the backs of their heads to watch the monsters stalking from behind in the fog and darkness; and Cemetery of the Undead, a new scare zone, features the spirits of the dead roaming the grounds of the cemetery for eternity. The event's signature attractions are also back this year including Terror Train, The Last Ride and Dr. Fright's Dead Man's Party at the Crystal Pistol Music Hall. Saturdays, 11-midnight; Sundays, 12-10 p.m.; Fri., Oct. 31, 6 p.m.-midnight. Through Nov. 2. Free-$61.99. Six Flags Over Georgia, 275 Riverside Parkway, Austell.
UNCLE SHUCK'S CORN MAZE Uncle Shuck's Maze is a 12 acre field of corn that has approximately 4 miles of trails, twisting and turning, and sometimes, coming to a deadend. The new and improved Haunted Maze is a nighttime adventure through the corn patch, lit only by the clear blue glow of the moon. Uncle Shuck's is located at 4520 Highway 53-East in Dawsonville. Fridays, Saturdays, 7-10 p.m. Through Nov. 1. $10. 1-888-674-8257. www.uncleshucks.com.
8TH ANNUAL NIGHTMARE ON 13TH STREET The back parking lot of CosmoLava will feature a costume contest with $1,000 in cash and prizes, a food truck, and Purgatory's Playground featuring Pumpkin Hole, Bones in the Haystack, and the Wheel of Death. There will be three DJs and four dance floors. Beer and shot specials along with Witches Brew, Donkey Punch, and Bacardi Zombie Buckets. Fri., Oct. 31, 9 p.m.-3 a.m. $10. CosmoLava, 45 13th St. N.E. 404-873-6189. www.cosmolava.com.
THE ARTMORE MASQUERADE The Artmore Hotel welcomes ghouls and guests alike to its Courtyard Masquerade. A wicked, wild night of Halloween festivities. Dressed-up guests will boogie to live music from DJ Teknology, and enjoy henna tattooing, Absolut craft cocktails, and a costume competition. RSVP: Participants may RSVP to Brooke@thereynoldsgroupinc.com. Thurs., Oct. 30, 5-9 p.m. Free. The Artmore Hotel, 1302 W. Peachtree St. N.W. 404-876-6100. www.artmorehotel.com.
THE ASYLUM HALLOWEEN EXTRAVAGANZA A Halloween party and showcase with Zoe La Rocc and Tishauntae Small. The event will feature Hookahs, food, giveaways, drinks, DJ and live performances, as well as a $100 cash prize for the best costume. Come dressed to impress. Fri., Oct. 31, 9 p.m. $5. SpaceCondo Live, 737 Veterans Parkway Suite 500, Jonesboro.
FRIGHT NIGHT AT THE DISTRICT DJ Kidd Star and DJ Lynch will be spinning all night. Also featuring live music by Chris Morrison in Stillhouse. Complimentary buffet from 8-10 p.m. in Andrews Upstairs. Fri., Oct. 31, 8 p.m. $5-$10. Andrew's Upstairs, 56 E. Andrews Drive N.W. 404-389-0856. www.andrewsdistrict.com.
HALLOWEEN BASH It's the Rocky Horror School Disco — the Fado staff will dress up as freaky school kids and the pub will be fully spooked-out in Halloween decor. Come in the best costume you can find because there will be a huge costume contest — first prize gets $250 cash. Live music, and great drink specials. Fri., Oct. 31, 9 p.m. $5. Fado Irish Pub & Restaurant, 273 Buckhead Ave. N.E. 404-841-0066. www.fadoirishpub.com/atlanta.
HALLOWEEN NIGHT IN THE HIGHLANDS 4 This year is sure to be bigger and better with the Metalsome Block Party across from Dark Horse and X107.1 hosting. With eight bars, a block party, three complimentary drinks, a barbecue slider, food and drink specials, three costume contests, DJs, and karaoke. This event is 21 and up. Bars include: Neighbor's Pub, Hand in Hand, 10 High, Limerick Junction, Dark Horse Tavern, Diesel, Sweet Auburn BBQ, and Metalsome Block Party. Registration is 7 p.m.-midnight and the event ends at 3 a.m. Fri., Oct. 31, 7 p.m.-3 a.m. $15-$25. Dark Horse Tavern, 816 N. Highland Ave. N.E. 404-873-3607. www.atlantabartours.com.
HALLOWEEN PARTY Buckhead Halloween party with $1,000 in cash and prizes, including a $500 cash prize for first place in the Costume Contest. DJ Counterstrike will spin all night. Fri., Oct. 31, 8 p.m.-3 a.m. Buckhead Saloon, 3227 Roswell Road. 404-963-7739. www.buckheadsaloonatlanta.com.
JAHARA PHOENIX'S DAY OF THE DEAD HAFLA & CARNIVAL Dia de los Muertos Hafla is presented by the Jahara Phoenix Dance Company. Don your Sugar Skull make-up and join them for an exciting lineup of local performers and live music with a Theatrical Bellydance flair, as well as pay-to-play midway games, photo booth, and concessions. Sat., Nov. 1, 7:30-10:30 p.m. $5-$20. The Dancing Goat Theatre, 10700 State Bridge Road, Johns Creek. 770-485-3143. www.performingartsnorth.org.
A NIGHTMARE ON CASCADE HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY Prize for the best costume and costumes are mandatory! Top shelf bar and free buffet. Fri., Oct. 31, 9 p.m.-3 a.m. $10-$20. Event Hall at Cascade, 1180 Fairburn Road. 404-629-9000. www.ehcascade.com.
NIGHTMARE ON KROG STREET COSTUME PARTY Werewolves and vampires and witches on brooms, will all come to party under the light of the moon, it's the Nightmare on Krog Street but don't you get scared, because partying and dancing and plenty of liquor will be there, so go get your costume and bring your ass on, and tell all your trifling friends to come on, because Hallow's Eve only comes once a year ... buy your ticket now and we'll see you there. Sat., Nov. 1, 9 p.m. $5-$10. 10 Krog St. www.nightmareonkrogst.com.
PARTY ON WHEELS PRESENTS A DARK RIDE TO NETHERWORLD HAUNTED HOUSE Take the party bus to the Netherworld Haunted House, which includes general admission to the haunt and a safe and secure pickup and drop off at select mall lot, as well as beverages, ice, cups, music, videos, and snacks. BYOB for guest 21+. Mondays-Thursdays, Sundays, 7-10:30 p.m.; Fridays, Saturdays, 7 p.m.-midnight; Mondays-Sundays, 7 p.m.-midnight. Through Nov. 7. $65-$75. Netherworld Haunted House, 6624 Dawson Boulevard, Norcross. 404-608-2484. www.partyonwheelsatlanta.com.
PARTY WITH THE PAST Party with the Past will be held at Westview Cemetery's Abbey Mausoleum. Come party with some of Atlanta's most influential, dearly departed leaders. Historical costumes encouraged. First Place takes home a prize. 21+. Thurs., Oct. 30, 5:30-9:30 p.m. Free. Westview Cemetery, 1680 Westview Drive S.W. 404-755-6611. www.atlantahistorycenter.com/party.
SINISTER: A HALLOWEEN ART PARTY Some of the best art comes from the darkest places. Come dressed to kill and see art that causes chills. Enjoy a wicked night of costumes, drinks, and live music. 21+. Sat., Nov. 1, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. $7. Paragon 7 Studio & Art Gallery, 556 Northside Drive S.W. 404-617-8810.
A SOCIAL MESS PRESENTS HALLOWEEN BOONANZA #5 Halloween BOOnanza returns to the Buckhead Theatre featuring DJs White Space, EU, and DK, live music by Reuben's Bell, costumes, dozens of full-service bars, and all the randomness and fun you've come to know and love about Social Mess parties. Prices start at $10 (with promo code "CAV") and will increase closer to the event. Fri., Oct. 31, 8 p.m.-2:30 a.m. $10 (enter Promo Code CAV). The Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road. 404-843-2825. www.asocialmess.com.
A VERY SCARY HALLOWEEN AFFAIR Water Boy Events presents "A Very Scary Halloween Affair." The ride begins with a stop at Dave and Busters Marietta for complimentary games and appetizers, then continues on to Netherworld Haunted House. Enjoy the ride with host and social networking, including free drinks and party give-a-ways. Thurs., Oct. 30, 6-10 p.m. $75. Netherworld Haunted House, 6624 Dawson Boulevard, Norcross. 404-608-2484. www.waterboyevents.com.
THE SLEEPY HOLLOW EXPERIENCEReturning after a sold-out season last year, Serenbe Playhouse’s The Sleepy Hollow Experience sets up shop at the Serenbe Stables for an immersive retelling of the story of Ichabod Crane, Katrina, Brom Bones, and, of course, the Headless Horseman. Minstrel storytellers guide attendees through the action while the Headless Horseman scurries in and out of scenes on horseback. Enjoy all of the spooky fun this Halloween season. $20. Through Nov. 2. Thurs.-Sun., 8 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 10:30 p.m. The Serenbe Stables, 9237 Selborne Lane, Chattahoochee Hills. 770-463-1110. www.serenbeplayhouse.com.
WHISKEY BLUE'S HAUNTED ROOFTOP HALLOWEEN Fright and delight on the rooftop of W Atlanta – Buckhead at Whiskey Blue's Haunted Rooftop Halloween party. Partygoers will dress to impress as DJ Rimby provides musical entertainment. The costume contest winner will cackle with delight and revel in a $100 bar tab, a one-night stay at W Atlanta – Buckhead, and more. The party will feature complimentary glow toys, party favors, and devilish specialty cocktails all night. Fri., Oct. 31, 9 p.m.-3 a.m. $20. Whiskey Blue at W Atlanta – Buckhead, 3377 Peachtree Road. 678-500-3190. www.atlantanightlife.com/whiskeyblue.