Top things to do in and around Atlanta this month

In any other year, this month would be full of concerts, live events, festivals and thousands of other fun things to do.

Unfortunately, with COVID-19 hanging around, the number of local events has been drastically reduced.

But that doesn’t mean everything has been canceled. Here are some things to do around Atlanta. But with things changing so quickly, please confirm the event is still happening before attending.

Oct. 22-Oct. 31

Haunted Wine Walk

Take a hike through Dahlonega’s Montaluce Winery, and learn about its colorful haunted history - from the legend of William Gilmore Simms' gold mining bandit, Guy Rivers, to James Mooney’s accounts of the mysterious disappearance of Yahula, a prosperous Cherokee stock trader.

Oct. 30

Halloween Hikes

A unique Halloween adventure that will take your child on a well-lit hike through the forest to meet woodland creatures and hear about how they live, Halloween Hikes lets guests experience the mystery of a guided night hike.

Oct. 29-Nov. 1

Movies on the Lawn

The Lawn at Uptown, the massive greenspace along Lindbergh Drive, will host a free, four-night film series featuring Halloween classics at dusk alongside socially distanced, family-friendly activities. The outdoor events will feature food trucks, crafts for all ages and special character appearances (such as giant lantern puppets). Movies include “E.T" on the 29th, “The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” and “Monsters Inc.” on the 30th, “Hocus Pocus” on Halloween night and “Coco” on Nov. 1.

Thursday, Oct. 29

Allman Betts Band at the Coca-Cola Roxy

The concert takes place with a reduced venue capacity in order to adhere to social distancing measures. The main floor of the venue will feature seated tables and there will be additional reserved seating available on the balcony. The Allman Betts Band live show features new music, songs from their solo projects and classic Allman Brothers and Gregg Allman tunes in honor of the 50th Anniversary of The Allman Brothers Band.

Friday, Oct. 30

Drive-in concert

Avalon will host its final drive-in concert of the season and it will be spook-tacular. Fan-favorite Bogey and the Viceroy will be performing! Tickets for the spooky soiree are $25 per car and parking spots will be awarded on a first-come first-served basis. All ticket proceeds will be donated to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta.

Blue Martini Lounge grand opening

Partygoers are invited to celebrate the grand opening of Blue Martini Lounge, a contemporary upscale martini bar located in the heart of Buckhead. Attendees will be among the first to experience the newly opened destination, enjoy live music, sip on hand-crafted martinis, delectable shareable plates, and much more.

Oct. 31

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Great American Tailgate Festival

The concert is a “drive-in” style music festival held in the Steeple Chase Field at the Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers. The event features Marc Broussard and Dalta Rae. It’s a ticketed, all ages event designed for the entertainment’s “New Normal” by requiring face masks be worn outside of the ticket holders designated pod, touchless/contactless point of sales system at all vendors and regular Covid-safe sanitation of all games/amusements.

Nov. 13 & 14

Blind wine tasting & dinner

The Sautee Nacoochee Center presents, Swirl, Sip, Savor – A Blind Wine Tasting Soiree. This gala evening of wine tasting, dinner, camaraderie, entertainment features the chance to win eight bottles of wine. Tables of four are available for $160. Each couple will also bring three identical bottles of their favorite wine.

Ongoing

Now - October 31st

Apple Picking at B.J. Reece Orchards

Head to Ellijay and pick some apples while enjoying fall activities. Apple picking is open daily, while Fall fun activities like hay rides and apple cannons are operating on Saturdays and Sundays only. Orchard hours are every day , 9 a.m. - 5p.m. Check out what kinds of apples are available here.


Now - Nov. 1st

Pumpkin Festival at Stone Mountain Park

Head to Stone Mountain for the annual Pumpkin Festival. This year’s festival is packed with more glow, more pumpkins, and more fun! Enjoy mini golf, live entertainment and some spooky fun for the whole family, including a Dino-glow experience. Social distancing guidelines will be in place. The Festival runs now through November 1st.

Scarecrows in the Garden at Atlanta Botanical Garden

Throughout October, both the Atlanta and Gainesville gardens will be stuffed with dozens of scarecrows created by artists, designers, schools, businesses and families. Participants will compete for prizes in the categories of Amateur, Professional and Business. Masks and purchase of timed tickets are required!

Now - Nov 8

Woodland Spirits Exhibit at Fernbank

Come face-to-face with dozens of ghostly visitors lurking among the trails outside in the wildwoods and Fernbank forest. The spooky exhibit is on view through November 8th.

Now-Nov. 10

Burt’s Pumpkin Farm

Pumpkin season is hear! Come on out to Burt’s Pumpkin Farm in Dawsonville, Ga. for some Fall fun for the entire family. Stock up on pumpkins, take a hayride, shop for delicious baked goods, produce, and specialty items at the country store. This is an outside venue, social distancing will be practiced.

Now through Nov. 14

Netherworld Haunted House

There will be new COVID-19 precautions taken, with proper social distancing being enforced. Tickets can be purchased online ahead of time. Also, guests must wear protective masks, and sanitizing stations will be available throughout the property.

Now through Nov. 15

The Buford Corn Maze

Pick out pumpkins, enjoy a hayride, animal viewing, and jump on the huge popcorn jumping pillow! For those ages 10 and up, check out the SPOOKY Haunted Forest, where creatures come alive!

Beginning October 1st

8th Annual Biketober

Power up and pedal! On October 1st, Georgia Commute Options presents Bikteober - The Atlanta Bike Challenge! Hop on your bike and ride wherever you want...whenever you want! Just be sure to log your miles, and you can win all kinds of prizes. Register here.




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