This Halloween, are you prepared to be scared? Or are you looking for somethin' for your little pumpkins to enjoy?
Whether your definition of Halloween fun is spooky, kid-friendly or combination of the two, Atlanta offers fall fun for all ages (and scare levels). Below, check out our favorite haunted houses and spooktacular events sure to please the whole family this All Hallow's Eve.
Georgia A-Scary-Um at the Georgia Aquarium
Sept. 30 - Oct. 31
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The Georgia Aquarium is offering you a treat without the tricks – a full month of Halloween fun for adults and families alike! Each weekend in October is filled with something new, like a dance party among the fish with Dracula and friends, marine life encounters and trick-or-treat stations.
If you’re looking for a time to get away from the kids for a night, come to the aquarium after hours for “Sips Under the Sea – Something Wicked This Way Comes” to enjoy a cocktail party with the entire aquarium as your oyster.
For more information, visit georgiaaquarium.org.
Owl-O-Ween at Kennesaw State University’s Sports + Entertainment Park
Oct. 27- 28
Kennesaw State's 88 acres park transforms into a whimsical playground for all ages at this annual hot air balloon festival. Bring your best Halloween costume and watch the balloons take off while you enjoy live music, circus performers, trick-or-treating, an art show, children’s activities and more. With tickets at just $14 for adults and $6 for children, this is an event you won’t want to pass up. For more information, visit owl-o-ween.com.
Fright Fest at Six Flags Over Georgia
Sept. 23 - Oct. 31
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The park comes to life – or should we say afterlife? – at night, with zombies, witches, ghosts and ghouls coming out to play at Six Flags Over Georgia’s Fright Fest. Enjoy spooks from these scary monsters while exploring the park and in between riding the park's 12 rollercoasters. Nightly shows, scare zones, haunted houses and mazes await at this spooky Halloween event, starting at $48.99 for an all-day pass. For more information, visit sixflags.com/overgeorgia.
Netherworld Haunted House
Sept. 22 - Nov. 5
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Caution: For brave souls only! With over 125 actors and puppets, Netherworld Haunted House is one of the most popular fall attractions in Atlanta and is the only haunted house in the area with two haunted stories: “Primal Scream,” where beasts from below infect humans with diseases for their crimes against the earth, and “Mr. Grendel’s Fun House of Horror,” a 3-D experience where guests of Grendel desperately try to escape his flesh-eating clutch. For more information, visit fearworld.com.
Ghosts of Marietta Haunted Walking Tour at Marietta Square
Sept. 8 - Nov. 31
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You’ll want to grab your walking shoes and teddy bear for this one. Creep through historic downtown Marietta as a local guide leads you through a 90-minute walking tour through the city’s most haunted areas, including the old city morgue and several other known spots where ghosts love to linger. At $17 for adults and $12 for children, this spooky tour is a great way for newcomers and natives alike to learn a little more about the city's supernatural lore. For more information, visit ghostsofmarietta.com.