Weekend Guide: The Halloween Edition

Hello, local readers! Hot off the press is this week’s edition of our weekend guide, filled with the best things to do in and around Atlanta this Thursday through Sunday. As always, be sure to add anything we missed in the comments section. Enjoy your weekend!!

Boos and Brews

Boos and Brews

Sweetwater Brewery. Friday, 9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. $38. 21+

Dress up in your best costume and head over to Sweetwater Brewery for Boos and Brews. This frightfully fun evening includes a souvenir pint glass, live music, a costume contest and of course, Sweetwater beer.

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Day of the Dead

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Day of the Dead

Atlanta History Center. Sunday, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Free.

The whole family can learn more about Dia de Muertos, or Day of the Dead, this weekend. The Mexican festival is a way for people to remember their loved ones while celebrating their children and generations to come. The festival includes authentic Mexican food, music and dance.

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Prom of the Living Dead 

Prom of the Living Dead

Center Stage. Friday, 9:00 p.m. $20 in advance; $25 at the door. 21+

Enjoy Center Stage’s take on Walking Dead this Friday night at the Prom of the Living Dead. This annual Halloween party will include a bounce castle, fortune tellers, and hookah rentals. There will also be a costume contest so give the zombie prom theme a try or make haunting new memories at the prom photo booth. Plan to arrive early, early guests will be treated to special drinks courtesy of the hosts.

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Goblins in the Garden

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Goblins in the Garden

Atlanta Botanical Graden. Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. $18.95 for adults; $12.95 for kids 3-12; free for kids under 3.

Bring your lil’ pumpkin in costume to the Garden this weekend for some fun! Enjoy pony rides, pumpkin decorating and a visit from Bettina the Friendly Witch. Story telling and an appearance from the living scarecrow make this an event not to miss!

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Marietta Zombie Walk

Marietta Zombie Walk

Marietta Square. Saturday, 5:00 p.m.; walk starts at 6:00 p.m.

The Living Dead will gather in Marietta Square this Saturday.  Don your undead attire and join them as they take a .8 mile stroll around the square.  Participants are encouraged to bring canned goods to donate to the living.

More info and directions

Decatur Halloween Parade

Homegrown Decatur Halloween Parade

Downtown Decatur Square. Sunday, 4:00 p.m.  Free.

The Homegrown Decatur Halloween Parade will be taking place this Sunday through the streets of Decatur.  There will be hearses, a marching band, floats, the Atlanta Roller Girls and plenty of fun to be had by all.

More info and directions

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