Boo! Halloween is just around the corner, which means there are a slew of events happening in Atlanta this week and next. Secure a costume (or two!) and get ready to haunt the town with your ghoulfriends.
Hot Mess Halloween Dance Pop Party
October 21, 10pm
Kick the celebration off early with this pop dance party in East Atlanta! Put together a hot mess of a costume for your chance to win questionable prizes: plastic goat trophies, unsharpened Halloween pencils, creepy witch fingers, and more! Enjoy music from pop princesses like Dua Lipa, Lady Gaga, Charli XCX, Kim Petras, and more. Tickets at basementatl.com.
Little Five Points Ghost Tour
October 22-23 and 27-30, 7pm
L5P Community Center parking lot
Hear tales from the spooky side of Atlanta on the L5P Ghost Tour. Join clairvoyant tour guides on a mile-long, 1.5-hour trek through the neighborhood’s most historic and creepy landmarks. Encounter Lady Sintana from House of Ravenwood, 7Stages ghosts, Deacon Lunchbox, Gregory Davis, and more. Tickets at l5pbiz.com.
Little Five Points Halloween
Festival and Parade
Head over to the Little Five Points neighborhood this weekend to enjoy a variety of Halloween festivities, like the Rainy Day Revival Old School Freak Show, the Bizarre Bazaar artist market, drag queen karaoke feature Alt3r, and more! This year’s parade takes a new route on Moreland Ave, ending at Freedom Parkway, on Sunday at 2pm. Learn more at l5phalloween.com.
Shalloween with Crystal Methyd
October 22, 9pm to 3am
My Sister’s Room
Get ready for Atlanta’s biggest Halloween drag show and costume contest! WUSSY presents their 7th annual Shalloween with guest ghoul Crystal Methyd from “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” along with performances from Brigitte Bidet, Deacon Slanders, EllaSaurus Rex, JayBella Banks, Mo’Dest Volgare, Mystery Meat, Saliva Godiva, and more! Tickets via Eventbrite.
That’s So Fetch: Y2K Pop Dance Party – Halloween Edition
October 28, 11pm
Throw on your matching Britney and Justin denim fantasy, your Juicy Couture velour tracksuit, or your spookiest Ghostface getup for the Y2K-themed costume contest and dance the night away to Gewn Stefani, Lady Gaga, the Pussycat Dolls, Fergie, Shakira, and more. Tickets at venkmans.com.
Halloween on the Roof
October 29, 11am to midnight
THE ROOF at Ponce City Market
Enjoy all treats and no tricks during the kids’ Rooftop Trick or Treating from 11am to 4pm. Then, after 5pm, mystical fortune and magical cirque acts set the stage. Sip on Halloween cocktails, dare to try a Jell-O shot before you enter the costume contest for the $1,000 value grand prize. Tickets at poncecityroof.com.
Atlanta Leather Pride Contest
October 29, 11:30am
Barking Leather and The Eagle
The official Atlanta Leather Pride contest begins at Barking Leather at with interviews at noon followed by the contest at The Eagle at 7:30pm. Judges and contestants will meet at 11:30am and 6:30pm respectively. An ASL interpreter will be on hand during the contest. Learn more at atlantaleatherpride.com.
Creatures of the NightOoky Dance Party and Monster Orgy
October 29, 9pm
Celebrate Halloween at Mary’s with a costume contest, music from DJ Neon Horror, and only a $5 cover!
Atlanta Leather Pride:Victory Block Party and Halloween Extravaganza
Celebrate Halloween with a Latin twist this year! Candela is a Latin fusion event and Atlanta’s hottest monthly party. Enjoy music from DJ EU and DJ Eduardo Franco. Tickets at districtatlanta.com.
Atlanta Leather Pride: Tea Dance
October 30, 3pm
Close out Atlanta Leather Pride weekend by dancing the day away at The Eagle’s new location. Learn more at atlantaleatherpride.com.
October 30, 9pm to 3am
Don your best costume for a chance to win a prize for sexiest costume, most creative costume, or best couple/group costume! Come early and enjoy the open bar until 11:30pm with early bird tickets. Tickets via Eventbrite.