This morning on the Field Trips with Sue segment on CBS Better Mornings Atlanta, we talked about Halloween in Atlanta and some of the fun activities going on this weekend through the end of the month. Watch Field Trips with Sue on select Thursday mornings on CBS Better Mornings Atlanta.
In the first Field Trips with Sue on CBS Better Mornings Atlanta (link to to CBS segment) we talked about the following:
- Little Five Points Halloween Parade – Sat. Oct. 20 at 4 pm is the Little Five Points Halloween Parade. This is one of the top ten Halloween events in the country according to the website.I’m not sure who gave it that title, but I believe it. Next to Dragon Con, this is the best parade in Atlanta. Kids bring a bag for candy – they throw LOTS. Parents – know some floats are a bit suggestive and some gruesome, but hey, it’s Little Five Points.
- Grant Park Lantern Parade –Oct. 27 is the Grant Park Halloween Lantern Parade starting at 6:30 pm. The fantastic Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons will be there and marching music by the Black Sheep Ensemble. Kids and adults are encouraged to bring lanterns. You can bring them from home or during one of several free lantern workshops including one this weekend at The Grant Park Farmer’s Market.
- Hike and Seek at Piedmont Park – Oct. 27 the National Wildlife Federation is hosting a fundraiser at Piedmont Park from 9 – 12. Hike and Seek is a 1.5 mile hiking adventure that helps kids connect with nature through five adventurous stop & study stations that focus on plants, insects, birds, reptile and mammal. They’ll also have live animals and prizes. $12 adult and $7 child if you register online prior to the event and slightly more if you register on-site.
In the second Field Trips with Sue on CBS Better Mornings Atlanta we talked about more Halloween fun in Atlanta (linked to the CBS segment) including:
- Bass Pro Shops Halloween fun – Oct. 19 through Oct. 31 stop by Bass Pro Shops for some free Halloween fun. Weekdays kids can take free photos and receive coloring sheets. On weekends they’ll have crafts, games, a costume contest and on Halloween, Trick or Treating.
- Ghastly Dreadfuls at Center for Puppetry Arts – I’ve been wanting to see this show for several years and finally did last night. It’s a fantastic combination of live actors and puppets in a haunted variety show. Darkly Dreadful’s rendition of Ghost Riders in the Sky is hysterical and the best line goes to Lady Dreadful “It isn’t drinking alone if your kids are in the house.” The show runs through Oct. 27. This is the final run for this tradition, so if you’ve wanted to see it, buy tickets now. If you’d rather a kids show, The Headless Horseman of Silly Hollow begins on Oct. 24 at the Center for Puppetry Arts.
- Trick or Treat in Atlanta – Lots of Atlanta area attractions are offering Halloween parties and trick or treating. It all starts the weekend before Halloween. We have a complete list in this post Halloween in Atlanta: Trick or Treating.