October 15, 2016
It’s almost time for Halloween, which means lots of costumes, candy, and ghoulish surprises. This time of year may be known for being scary, but there are still lots of family activities happening around Georgia – some even free. Below we’ve highlighted some of our top picks that allow you to get into the Halloween spirit without getting scared out of your mind.
Halloween Bat Spectacular
Want something a little different than the typical haunted house, but want to keep with the spooky theme? Then check out the Halloween Bat Spectacular at the Savannah Wildlife Refuge on Saturday, October 29. The event is free and focuses on learning all about bats and seeing them in their natural habitat. The event runs from 1-4 PM, so it’s safe for early bed goers. There will be all sorts of bat-related activities as well as crafts and other activities.
For those of you in the Atlanta area, the Fernbank Museum of Natural History will transform for one day on October 29 into what they call the Fernbank Boo-Seum. It will feature all sorts of Halloween festivities for all ages. This event is included with museum admission or free if you are already a member. While you’re there you can also check out their other museum features including a huge IMAX screen, massive dinosaur display, and their Wildwoods forest that features a giant manmade forest that you can explore.
The Phantoms of the Orchestra
There’s no shortage of things to do in the Atlanta area around Halloween, and another option is the Phantoms of the Orchestra put on by the Atlanta Symphony Hall on October 30. They will be playing all sorts of popular Halloween music that is sure to delight but safe for all ages. Costumes are encouraged so feel free to dress up in your ghoulish best. Concert lasts approximately one hour.
Stone Mountain Pumpkin Festival
Want to get into the Halloween and fall spirit all throughout the month of October? Then you’re in luck. Stone Mountain will be hosting their annual Pumpkin Festival Fridays through Sundays in October. Aside from all the activities already at Stone Mountain, they will also feature a kid’s carnival, storytelling, a parade, and a pie-eating contest. Each week will feature a different theme, so if you come dressed up in a costume relating to that theme, you can get a discount on an Adventure Pass. Check the website for more details and theme weekends.