Guide to Halloween Events in Atlanta 2013 | Trick-or-Treat and Trunk-or-Treat around Atlanta

Our family tradition is that our now 4yo gets to pick out our family Halloween costumes. Last year I ended up being the Cat-in-the hat, while our Munchkin was “Thing 1” and Daddy was “Thing 2”.  It is always a hoot what he comes up with. It looks like this year I will be sporting a Yellow Power Ranger outfit. That is a much better option than Munchkin’s initial decision of him being a hand-dryer, while his Daddy and I were hands!  Whatever we end up being, we love the family opportunity to get out in unison and in costume.

However, if you want to get more mileage out from the costume you have made or purchased this year, there are several fun Halloween events in Atlanta that your kids will sure love to check them out.

If you are looking for other Fall fun activities, don’t forget to check out our Guide to Fall Fun in Atlanta.

Guide to 2013 Halloween Events: Trick or Treat (& Trunk or Treat) Around Atlanta

Please note that most malls will not allow costume with mask or toy weapon for safety reason.

Acworth: Halloween Carnival

Join the Acworth Parks and Recreation Department on Saturday at Logan Farm Park from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. for our annual Halloween Carnival. For a minimal charge each child can participate in many different games and activities where they can win candy and prizes. There is also a costume contest that is broken up into different age groups. Parking is limited. Shuttles run from Roberts School and the corner of Cherokee Street and Northside Drive. The event begins at 3:00 p.m. and ends at 7:00 p.m.

Place: Logan Farm Park, Acworth GA
Date: October 26, 2013 (Saturday)
Time: 3pm-7pm
Cost: FREE haunted hayrides; $3 per child gets them 10 tickets to use for games and inflatables

Atlanta: Brick or Treat @ LEGOLAND Discovery Center

The spookiest time of year is almost here! LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta invites families to celebrate Halloween with Brick-or-Treat Weekends in October. As part of the festivities, LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta is also hosting a Best Pumpkin Build contest! Children are encouraged to create a festive pumpkin from LEGO bricks during their visit, and the staff will select the best build to win a Family 4 Pack of tickets. The Best Pumpkin Build contest runs throughout the entire month of October. Entries can be submitted by building a pumpkin on site and leaving it in the attraction’s Pumpkin Patch. The winner will be announced via Facebook on November 1.

On Saturday, October 26 and Sunday, October 27, children are invited to put on their pointiest witch hats, best zombie attire and favorite Halloween ensembles to compete in LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta’s costume contest. First place will receive an annual pass for LEGOLAND Discovery Center, second place will be awarded a Family 4 Pack of tickets and third place will win a free activity lanyard or mini-build!

Place: LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta, 3500 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA
Date: Saturdays and Sundays during October, 2013
Time: 10:00 AM– 7:00 PM
Cost: See site for admission price.

Atlanta: Trick or Treat @ Fernbank BOO-seum

Dust off those costumes, practice your monster-mash and prepare your teeth for sugar overload. Ghosts, goblins, princesses and pirates are invited to Fernbank BOO-seum for a safe, not scary, trick-or-treating event for the whole family, featuring treats for kids in costume, games, music and more. Visit for a list of scheduled activities.

BOO-seum admission is free with a Museum ticket

Place: Fernbank Museum of Natural History, 767 Clifton Road, NE, Atlanta, GA
Date: October 26, 2013 (Saturday)
Time: 10am-2pm
Cost: All Fernbank BOO-seum activities are included with Museum admission and are free for members.

Atlanta: Boo at the Zoo @ Zoo Atlanta

It’s that time of year when Atlanta’s favorite fun family Halloween festival returns! Sample the treats, sights, characters and adventures of the whimsical Zoo Boo Town on four magical days with more than 1,500 animals from around the world. Don’t forget your costume!

Place: Zoo Atlanta, 800 Cherokee Avenue, SE, Atlanta, Georgia 30315
Date: October 19-20 & 26-27, 2013 (Saturday & Sunday)
Time: 9:30am-3pm
Cost: Free with General Admission; Boo at the Zoo is FREE for Zoo Members and children under 3

Atlanta: Goblin in the Garden @ Atlanta Botanical Garden

Bring young goblins dressed in their Halloween best to show off on the Goblin Runway, participate in fall-themed crafts, listen to stories, ride a pony or hop on board the ride-on-train.

Battina the Friendly Witch will tell stories at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. in Day Hall. Show off your costume on the runway at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. or 3:30 p.m.

Plus, explore Scarecrows in the Garden. The Garden is stuffed with more than 100 wacky creations.

Place: Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
Date: October 27, 2013 (Sunday)
Time: 10am-4pm
Cost: Free with General Admission. Food and beverage available for purchase. Train rides $3 per passenger. Pony rides $4. Last train and pony ride tickets sold at 3:30pm

Atlanta: Georgia A-Scary-Um @ Georgia Aquarium

Join us this October 31 – November 2, 2013, when Georgia Aquarium transforms into Georgia A-Scary-Um! Georgia A-Scary-Um provides a safe and friendly environment for the whole family to have fun in costume and trick-or-treat alongside longfin batfish and Japanese spider crabs. The Aquarium will be decked out with Halloween decorations and music. Enjoy Trick-or-Treat stations in each gallery and Halloween-themed crafts, photo stations and costume contests! Join Radio Disney from 4pm – 6pm on Thursday, October 31 for fa-BOO-lous family fun. There will be music, games, contests and SPOOK-tacular prizes for all!

And to make this event even more exciting, October 31 – November 2, kids 12 and under in costume will receive FREE general admission with each paid adult or Annual Pass holder (up to 2 free kids per paying adult).*

*Children should be in Halloween costume – adults are welcome to dress up also! No masks covering faces of adults, please.

Place: Georgia Aquarium, 225 Baker St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30313
Date: October 31, 2013 (Thursday), November 1-2, 2013 (Friday and Saturday)
Time: Trick or treat hours- Thursday: 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Fri and Sat: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Cost: All kids 12 and under in costume will receive free general admission. Up to 2 free kids with each paid adult or Annual Pass. Offer includes Aquarium general admission only.

Atlanta: Simon Kidgits Club Ghostly Halloween Party @ Northlake Mall

Calling all ghosts and goblins it’s time to party at the Kidgits Club Ghostly Halloween Party on Thursday, October 31 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Join the party in the Food Court with a balloon artist, bounce house and more! Attendees who join or renew their Kidgits Club membership at the event will receive a special gift, while supplies last. There will also be mall-wide trick-or-treating at participating stores! Guests can even purchase Halloween photos to remember the fun. Join in on the festivities and get into the spooky spirit!

Place: Northlake Mall, 4800 Briarcliff Rd., Atlanta GA
Date: October 31, 2013 (Thursday)
Time: 6pm-8pm
Cost: FREE

Atlanta: Trunk or Treat @ Second-Ponce de Leon Baptist Church

Get in on the Trunk or Treat fun from 5:30–7 p.m. in the church parking lot. We need individuals or groups to decorate their car trunks or tailgates in fun (not scary) themes and pass out candy to children. So far, we’re about one-third the way to our goal of having 25–30 trunks. Some decorating theme ideas include: Bible stories, Disney characters, Dr. Seuss, kid-friendly movies or TV shows, occupations, seasons or sports. If you don’t want to host a trunk, but would be willing to serve in other ways, we need volunteers for greeting, games and activities. To host a trunk or for more information about other volunteer opportunities, contact Lindsey Richardson (404.591.4357 or [email protected]).

Place: Second – Ponce de Leon Baptist Church , 2715 Peachtree Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30305
Date: October 30, 2013 (Wednesday)
Time: 5:30pm-7pm
Cost: FREE

Atlanta: Trunk or Treat + Food Trucks @ Shallowford Presbyterian Church

All are welcome to this family-friendly, joy-of-life, fun-together event, Trunk or Treat at Shallowford Presbyterian Church.

Place: Shallowford Presbyterian Church, 2375 Shallowford Road, NE , Atlanta, GA
Date: October 31, 2013 (Thursday)
Time: 5:30pm-8:30pm
Cost: FREE

Buford: Trick or Treat @ Mall of Georgia

Mall of Georgia invites families to a mall-wide trick-or-treat event, beginning at 6 p.m. Stores throughout the mall will provide treats for all of the ghouls and goblins that attend, so be sure to wear a costume! In addition to a safe trick-or-treating experience around the mall, there will be plenty of fun activities for families and children of all ages to enjoy, including prize giveaways, a Halloween photo booth and more! Arrive early to get in on all the festive fun!

Place: Mall of Georgia, 3333 Buford Dr., Buford, GA
Date: October 31, 2013 (Thursday)
Time: 6pm-candy run out
Cost: FREE

Cumming: Forsyth County Trunk or Treat

Bring the whole family and have fun learning how to stay safe. The event will include stranger danger, fire safety and traffic safety information.  Also, participants can enjoy candy, face painting, tattoos and food. All ages are welcome. Please bring one bag of candy per family for admission to the event. Also, bring a bag to collect candy!

Place: Coal Mountain Park, 3560 Settingdown Road, Cumming, GA
Date: October 26, 2013 (Saturday)
Time: 6pm-9pm
Cost: FREE

Cumming: Trick or Treating & Storytime @ The Avenue Forsyth

It’s Trick-or-Treat time at Barnes & Noble. Join us for Halloween Storytime featuring Go Away, Big Green Monster! There will be fun activities, costume parades and treats.

Place: Barnes & Noble, The Avenue Forsyth, 410 Peachtree Parkway , Cumming, GA
Date: October 26, 2013 (Saturday)
Time: 11am
Cost: FREE

Cumming: Fall Family Fun @ First Redeemer Church

Annual Fall Family Fun Festival with games and activities for children of all ages. There will be plenty of candy and children are encouraged to come dressed in kid-friendly costumes. Admission is one bag of individually wrapped candy.

Place: First Redeemer Church, 2100 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming, GA 30041
Date: October 31, 2013 (Thursday)
Time: 6pm-9pm
Cost: FREE

Duluth: Halloween on the Green

Don’t miss this SPOOKTACULAR event with LOTS of family-friendly activities, trick or treat, costume contest, kids zone, hay rides & MORE! Event details still be worked out and will be released soon. For more updated info, please visit

Place: Duluth Festival Center, 3142 Hill Street, Duluth, GA
Date: October 26, 2013 (Saturday)
Time: 2pm-7pm
Cost: FREE

Duluth: Train or Treat @ Southeastern Railway Museum

Come celebrate Halloween at the museum. Costume Contest at noon and 4pm. Make special fall crafts, trick or treat around historic trains, take a wagon ride, participate in a costume contest and more.

Place: Southeastern Railway Museum, 3595 Buford Hwy, Duluth, GA
Date: October 26, 2013 (Saturday)
Time: 10am-5pm
Cost: Adults, $8; children 2-12, $5; under 2, free

Johns Creek: Spooky Mill @ Autrey Mill

Two evenings of Family Halloween Fun with Trick-or-Treating in the Heritage Village, haunted house, games, and more.

Special Preschool Jr Spooky Mill activities during daytime of October 25th, 11am-1pm.

Place: Autrey Mill Nature Preserve and Heritage Center, 9770 Autrey Mill Road, Johns Creek, GA
Date: October 25-26, 2013 (Friday – Saturday)
Time: 5pm – 9pm
Cost: FREE entry, activity tickets can be purchased at the event for the Haunted House and other activities.

Johns Creek: Trunk or Treat Family Festival@ Johns Creek Baptist Church

Johns Creek Baptist Church’s annual Trunk or Treat family festival will be from 5-7 p.m. Oct. 30 at 6910 McGinnis Ferry Road. From 5-6 p.m., there will be food trucks and hayrides; from 6-7 p.m. will be music, cool cars, and family fun.  Due to various ages, scary costumes are not allowed.  Bring a bag of individually wrapped candy, trinkets or party favor toys from each family attending.

Place: Johns Creek Baptist Church, 6910 McGinnis Ferry Road, Alpharetta, GA
Date: October 30, 2013 (Wednesday)
Time: 5pm – 7pm
Cost: FREE

Kennesaw: Kidgits Boo Bash @ Town Center at Cobb

Saturday, October 26, 6-8pm. Halloween is here and Town Center at Cobb invites families to its annual Simon Kidgits Club Boo Bash outside the Food Court Main Entrance (weather permitting). Children can enjoy a frightfully fun evening of face painting, bounce houses, balloon artists and more! Radio Disney will be at the mall to host a costume contest and play fan-favorite music! Halloween photos will also be available for purchase in Center Court. In addition to the Boo Bash fun, Mall-wide trick-or-treating will take place at the same time from 6 – 8 p.m. and participating stores will have signs in their windows. Little ones will enjoy a howlin’ good time!

Place: Town Center at Cobb, 400 Barrett Pkwy, Kennesaw, GA
Date: October 26, 2013 (Saturday)
Time: 6pm-8pm
Cost: FREE

Kennesaw: Trunk or Treat @ Kennesaw United Methodist

Join us on October 20th from 4-6pm on the front lawn for some fall fun! Come in your costumes and enjoy fun games, bounce house and getting treats for decorated trunks. There will also be a chili cook off and free hot dogs, chips, popcorn and drinks. If you would like to participate in the event by providing a decorated trunk or a pot of chili for for the cookoff, please contact Lin Cason at lin @ or Melody Abel at melody @

Place: Kennesaw United Methodist, 1801 Ben King Rd. Kennesaw, GA
Date: October 20, 2013 (Sunday)
Time: 4pm-6pm
Cost: FREE; Admission is a bag of candy and a canned food item.

Kennesaw: Trunk or Treat @ Kennesaw First Baptist Church

Join us for a night of special “trunks” full of candy and other treats. Fun for preschoolers and children through 5th grade.  Costumes are welcome, but we encourage friendly themes.

Place: Kennesaw First Baptist Church, 2958 North Main Street, Kennesaw, Georgia
Date: October 31, 2013 (Thursday)
Time: 5:30pm-6:45pm
Cost: FREE

Kennesaw: Trunk or Treat @ Living Hope Church

Bring your children and all of your friends and trick or treat for FREE through a maze of decorated vehicles, play games and win prizes, and feast on popcorn and apple cider while watching football on the big screen! You can also shop for fall items from local crafters and vendors (portions of proceeds to benefit the Living Hope Youth 2014 Mission Trip and the 2014 Family Fun Fest).  Contact [email protected] for additional information or to serve as a crafter or vendor!

Place: Living Hope, 3450 Stilesboro Rd NW, Kennesaw, GA
Date: October 19, 2013 (Saturday)
Time: 3pm-5pm
Cost: FREE

Lawrenceville: Halloween Bash & Trick-O-Treat @ Discover Mills

Halloween is here and Sugarloaf Mills is inviting all little ghouls, goblins and boo’tiful princesses to come have a frightfully good time at our Kidgits Halloween Bash on Wednesday, October 30 from 5:00-7:00pm. Event will be held in the food court. Wear your cool costume and join us for fun Halloween crafts.  It’s sure to be a howling good time. Mall wide Trick-O-Treat from 6:00-8:00pm. Participating stores will have a pumpkin in their window.

For the safety and security of our customers and staff the Code of Conduct for Discover Mills includes no toy weapons, no masks allowed, no hoods or hoodies covering the head and face, costumes only during event hours. Please note: All standard mall code of conduct apply.

Place: Discover Mills, 5900 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Lawrenceville, GA
Date: October 30th, 2013 (Wednesday)
Time: 5pm-8pm
Cost: FREE for Kidgit Club member, $5 to become a member

Marietta: Fall Festival of Fun

The Cobb County Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department along with Cobb County 4-H and the Cobb Safe Kids are hosting the 14th Annual Fall Festival of Fun on Thursday, October 31, 2013 at the Cobb Safety Village. The event will begin at 4pm and end at 7pm. This event will provide the children of Cobb County a safe alternative to the traditional Trick-or-Treat in their neighborhood.

The Festival will include an array of entertainment: arts and crafts, games, inflatable rides, police and fire prevention activities, costume and coloring contest, a photo booth decorated just for pictures you may want to take and lots more for the entire families’ enjoyment. Parking, admission, games, candy and contests are free. Kids – costumes are encouraged and don’t forget to bring a bag large enough to carry all your candy home. There is a small fee for concessions and inflatables.

Place: 1220 Al Bishop Dr SW, Marietta, GA 30008 (Cobb Safety Village)
Date: October 31, 2013 (Thursday)
Time: 4pm-7pm
Cost: FREE

Marietta: Trunk or Treat & Chili Cook Off @ East West Church

Looking for a fun, life-affirming alternative to Halloween? This is a family-friendly, joy-of-life, fun-together event. In a trunk-or-treat, kids go from car to car and get treats, but there’s tons of fun for everyone. Join us for: food, games, activities and prizes! Costumes are optional.

Place: East West Church, 1521 Hurt Rd, Marietta, GA 30008
Date: October 26, 2013 (Saturday)
Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Cost: FREE

Newnan: Munchkin Masquerade

Join us for this Halloween tradition where downtown merchants pass out Halloween treats to costumed little ones.

Place: Downtown, Main street, Newnan, GA
Date: October 31, 2013 (Thursday)
Time: 10am-noon
Cost: FREE

Norcross: BOOfest

Norcross’ BOOfest combines the colorful Mexican celebration Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead) with the lighter side of Halloween. Kids and adults are invited to join in mask-making crafts, storytelling, ghost tours and hay rides, as well as participate in a costume parade through Norcross’ historic downtown. The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (Monday, October 28) and Instituto de Mexico’s colorful Aztec dancers are slated to perform in addition to a photography exhibit and a variety of interactive activities.

Event for Saturday, October 26- Kids’ crafts downtown (outside) 11:30am – 2:30pm MaskParade – begins at 4:30pm in Lillian Webb Park Hay Rides downtown – 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Place: Downtown, Norcross, GA
Date: October 26 & 28, 2013 (Saturday & Monday)
Time: 11:30am – 8:30pm
Cost: All outdoor activities are FREE (except for ghost tours which is a privately owned tour)

Powder Springs: Trunk or Treat @ Powder Springs First United Methodist

FREE family-fun event! Don’t miss Trunk-or-Treat on October 20th from 5-7pm at Powder Springs First United Methodist located at 4329 Marietta Street in Powder Springs, GA. Car “trunks” will be decorated and packed full of fun treats and games for the kids. Hayride, games, inflatables, candy, crafts, praise music from our Refuge worship team. A hotdog dinner will be available for sale.

Place: Powder Springs First United Methodist Church, 4329 Marietta St., Powder Springs, GA 30127
Date: October 20, 2013 (Sunday)
Time: 5pm-7pm
Cost: FREE; but donations to support Spirit Lake Ministry Center’s Shoebox Christmas are appreciated. Ideas are: cardboard or plastic shoebox, winter hat, toboggans, gloves, mittens, scarf, barbie or small doll, hot wheels or small car, small stuffed animal, nail polish, hair clips or barrettes, pencils and sharpeners, crayons, markers, writing or drawing pad, coloring books, hand held games, small balls, yoyo, jump rope, slinky, toy jewelry and watches, tooth brush and tooth paste, candy, small kids bible. Anything children would like that will fit in a shoe box.

Roswell: 4th Annual Allergy Friendly Halloween Party @ The Summit Autism Center

Bring the family out and join us next Saturday for a fun and exciting Halloween event!  This year’s event includes lots of activities, both indoors and out. Costume Awards (3PM – all children will receive awards), trick-or-treating, dancing, games, arts & crafts, climbing fun, Trace’s Bounce House, basketball, games, Fire & Rescue Trucks, Roswell Fire Department & Rescue Unit – Station #6       (2PM) Please have your children listen for their arrival! Hosted by the Food Allergy Kids of Atlanta; sponsored by Omni Allergy, Immunology & Asthma Center and The Summit Autism Center.

Place: The Summit Autism Center,1000 Holcomb Woods Parkway, Suite 440, Roswell, GA

Date: October 19, 2013 (Saturday)
Time: 1pm-4pm
Cost: FREE with membership; RSVP at [email protected]. Please include the number of adults and children attending.  This is a member’s only event. Membership is free!

Smyrna: Trunk or Treat @ St. Benedict’s Episcopal Church

St. Benedict’s will be hosting our 4th annual Trunk or Treat in the parking lot at 5PM on October 26th! We are asking for volunteers to decorate their trunk or the back of their vehicle and hand out candy. People who sign up are responsible for their own candy and decorations.

Place: Saint Benedict’s Episcopal Church, 2160 Cooper Lake Rd SE, Smyrna, GA
Date: October 26, 2013 (Saturday)
Time: 5pm
Cost: FREE

Suwanee: Trek or Treat

Youngsters are invited to dress in costumes and enjoy festival games, inflatables, dance competitions, and pictures with Parker at the City’s Trek or Treat event from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, October 26, at Suwanee Creek Park. A free hot dog lunch will be available while supplies last. This event is free and open to the public.

Place: Suwanee Creek Park, 1170 Buford Hwy., Suwanee, GA
Date: October 26, 2013 (Saturday)
Time: 11am-1pm
Cost: FREE

Woodstock: KidsFest 2013

Halloween trick or treat activities in downtown Woodstock for our younger ghouls and goblins include moonwalks, DJ, Tim the Magician, Adam the Juggler, games, the ever-popular stringed apple and pumpkin bowling games, face painting, costume contest and candy give-away, all in the safety of The Park at City Center (101 Arnold Mill Rd.). Euro Bungee ride for a minimal fee. Come early and enjoy dinner with our downtown restaurants and park vendors.

A costume contest will be held at 6 p.m. in front of the gazebo. Trophies and prizes for the funniest, scariest and best costume

Place: The Park at City Center (Downtown City Park), Woodstock, GA
Date: October 31, 2013 (Thursday)
Time: 3pm-7pm
Cost: FREE

Note: Please double check websites for time, date, schedule and admission fee for accuracy.