A Spooktacular Halloween Weekend in Alpharetta

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Halloween at Avalon

The witches are back, along with Jack-o’-lanterns on the front stoop, spider webs lacing the bushes, pumpkin spice candles lit across the house, and a hint of mischief in the chilly air—that’s right, we’re rapidly approaching Halloween. Halloween is one of those holidays that can land smack dab in the middle of the week, or it can migrate to a weekend depending on the year. This year, Halloween falls on a Tuesday, but have no fear, we have the perfect excuse for a loooong weekend full of Halloween mischief. Fill out that PTO form and get ready to enjoy a getaway full of Fall festivities! Whether it’s a trip with friends, family, or your “boo”, there’s plenty of fun awaiting you in Alpharetta.

Let’s Get it Started! – Friday, October 27

      • Trick or Drink at Avalon – Whether throwing on a pair of kitten ears or executing an elaborate costume complete with hair and makeup, Avalon’s Trick or Drink event is the perfect place to rendezvous with your ghouls and gals. Enjoy tricks, treats and a live DJ from 6-9 PM. Admission required.
      • Avalon Nights Live – From 6 – 8 PM, enjoy live music at Avalon’s Plaza from Band X! Bring a basket of goodies to enjoy and listen to hauntingly good tunes as you help close out the Avalon Nights Live season. Free admission.
      • Harvest Moon River Date Night/BFF Night – From 7 – 9 PM, head to Painting with a Twist with your besties or your boo and enjoy learning to paint a Harvest Moon River. You can enjoy wine and other refreshments while learning tips and tricks from the talented instructor! Admission required.
      • Hamlet at Brooke Street Park – To be, or not to be, at Brooke Street Park on October 27th (or 28th) – that is the question! The answer is that you absolutely should! Produced in partnership with City of Alpharetta Recreation, Parks, Cultural Services, Hamlet is one of Shakespeare’s most popular, and most puzzling plays. Enjoy watching ACT1 Theater bring this mysterious work to life at 7:30 PM on the 27th, and noon and 7:30 PM the 28th! Free admission. 

Keep the Spooky Spirit Alive – Saturday, October 28

      • Alpharetta Farmers Market – While it isn’t quite the same as Trick-or-Treating, you’ll definitely fill a basket full of goodies when you stroll through the Alpharetta Farmers Market from 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM in Downtown Alpharetta. Featuring farm-fresh produce, locally sourced jams, jellies, honey, and plenty of other fantastic finds, the market is a favorite activity for residents and visitors alike. Free admission.
      • Trick or Treat at Avalon – From 10 AM – 12 PM, bring the kiddos to Avalon in their favorite costume and don’t forget their candy bucket! Drop by Avalon’s Concierge to pick up a Trick or Treat map and stop by participating retailers who will be handing out candy. Once you’ve collected all of your candy, return your completed map to Concierge for a chance to win an Avalon family fun prize! Free admission.
      • Fall Festival – From 2 – 5 PM, families can visit North Point Mall for a festive day of fall activities including a magician, balloon artists, immersive photo booths, trick-or-treating and more! Free admission.
      • Halloween with Hot Flash at Roaring Social – A Halloween party in a 1920s-style speakeasy? Sign us up! Live music from Hot Flash, an 80s New Wave Alternative Rock Dance Tribute band, will keep you groovin’ at this party that happening from 8 – 11:30 PM. Wear your best costume and enter the costume content for a chance to win $500! There is a $10 cover charge after 7 PM, but guests who come in costume will have the cover charge waived!

Resurrect Yourself After a Busy Saturday – Sunday, October 29

      • Bite into Brunch – Start your Sunday off in the best way possible—BRUNCH! For the low-down on Alpharetta’s awesome brunch scene, check out our brunch breakdown.
      • Kids Costume Party! at Painting with a Twist – Let your children learn how to paint a work of art at Painting with a Twist from 3 – 5 PM, where the kiddos can create a canvas painting of a Halloween Cat and enjoy free cookies! Admission required.
      • Halloween Spooktacular at Flour Power Kids Cooking Studios – Something yummy and spooky is on the menu for dinner at Flour Power from 5 – 7 PM. Miniature chefs can whip up delicious cupcakes and a scratch-made pizza for dinner! Admission required.

Have a Hauntingly Good Halloween – Tuesday, October 31

      • Halloween at Roaring Social – Hop on your broom and fly over to Roaring Social from 8 – 11 PM for an awesome Halloween party featuring DJ Q-Tip, spinning tracks that include oldies, goodies, pop, rock, hip-hop, dance and more. Guests dressed in their best costumes will receive a complimentary themed cocktail. Free admission.

All Weekend Long

If you find yourself with some extra free time, we’ve rounded up some frightfully fun activities that are available all weekend long!

      • Hocus Pocus Pop-Up Bar – Visit Mercantile Social through Halloween for a little HOCUS POCUS! The pop-up’s themed menu is downright delicious. Enjoy a “Black Flame Candle” cocktail, which is concoction created with gin, blackberry liqueur, lime, agave and a black salt rim, or have a “Oh Look, Another Glorious Morning” with a pumpkin spice espresso martini and a smoking cinnamon stick.
      • 18th Annual Scarecrow Harvest – One of Alpharetta’s favorite Fall traditions is the Scarecrow Harvest, taking place through October 30. This is a whimsical time in the city where the streets and green spaces of Downtown Alpharetta come alive with colorful and creative life-size scarecrows. Each scarecrow has its own personality and theme making it truly unique. Wander through downtown to see these fantastic works of creativity.

Alpharetta is your perfect destination to escape to for a happenin’ Halloween weekend! You’ll find a whopping 30 modern and upscale hotels to choose from throughout the city. Want to stay right in the heart of Downtown Alpharetta or Avalon? Maybe you want a continental breakfast to make mornings easy with the kids? Perusing for a pet-friendly option so your furry best friend can join the adventures? No problem. Check out our STAY page to find the best fit for you and complete your Alpharetta adventure in style.

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