What’s Happening in Atlanta this October

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Fall is here and Atlanta temperatures are finally cooling down, making it the perfect time to venture outside. This season is packed with a variety of social and seasonal events that are perfect for you and your friends to check out.

Here’s what’s happening in Atlanta this October:

Give your taste buds a treat:

  • Oct. 6 Taste of Chamblee

  • Oct. 6 Edgewood Mac and Cheese Festival at Walker Park

  • Oct. 13 Atlanta Chili Cookoff in Brookhaven Park

  • Oct. 13 Taste of Acworth

  • Oct. 19-21 Taste of Atlanta in Historic Fourth Ward

From cider and pumpkins to live music and local artists, everyone loves a good fall festival. Lucky for you, Atlanta has 6 festivals in full swing this October:

  • Oct. 12-14 Oktoberfest Atlanta in Historic Fourth Ward Park

  • Oct. 12-20 Georgia Mountain Fall Festival

  • Oct. 20 Little 5 Points Halloween Festival and Parade

  • Oct. 13, 14, 20, 21 Georgia Apple Festival in Ellijay

  • Oct. 27-28 Fall Jonquil Festival in Smyrna

  • Sept. 22-Oct 28 Stone Mountain Park Pumpkin Festival

If fitness is your thing, sign up for these seasonal (and spooky) races:

  • Oct. 21 Atlanta 10 Miler and 5k

  • Oct. 28 Halloween Half Marathon

In the mood for some spooktacular fun? Head over to these haunted houses and Halloween-themed parties:

  • Oct 19-20 Owl-O-Ween at Kennesaw State University

  • Oct. 26 Halloween Party at Georgia Aquarium

  • Oct. 26 Fright Night at Fernbank Museum

  • Oct. 27 Nightmare in Atlanta

  • Oct. 22, 23, 29, 30 Haunted Hall of Fame at College Football HOF

  • All Month Long! Netherworld Haunted House

It’s Football (and fútbol) season! Even if you aren’t a native Atlantan, you won’t want to miss these upcoming sporting events:

  • Oct. 14 Atlanta Falcons vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Mercedes Benz Stadium

  • Oct. 22 Atlanta Falcons vs NYG at Mercedes Benz Stadium

  • Oct. 28 Atlanta United vs Toronto FC at Mercedes Benz Stadium


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