Halloween weekend is here, and we’re ready to celebrate. Get decked out in your costumes to attend a Halloween bash, then burn off all that sugar by going on a nature walk or volunteering with a local charity. Scroll down to get all the details, because it’s going to be a good one.

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Druid Hills

Halloween Night on Callanwolde Mountain
Explore the majestic Callanwolde estate, which will be decked out with trick-or-treating spots, games with candy prizes and art activities. Catch live performances by the Callanwolde Concert Band, The Callanwolde Choir, and Atlanta Braves organist Matthew Kaminski. Build LEGO creations and watch movie screenings and surprise performances. Miss Ladybug will be bringing some cute animal friends for kids to meet and pet, and the night will be capped off with an all-ages dance party and costume contest (with big prizes!). Fri. Event details.

Fernbank Forest Bird Walk
Join an Atlanta Audubon Society volunteer to discover more about the birds that live in Fernbank Forest, both permanent residents and visitors. It’s a gentle hike for kids of all ages. Be sure to make advance reservations by calling 404-929-6400. Sat. Event details.


Walker Stalker Con Atlanta
Walking Dead fans will love meeting cast members and other fans at Walker Stalker Con. Little ones can go trick-or-treating, and kids with allergies can trade candy they can’t eat for small toys or allergen-free options. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Sid the Science Kid at Children’s Museum of Atlanta
Don’t miss the museum’s new traveling exhibit that brings the award-winning PBS KIDS TV series Sid the Science Kid to life. Kids will be able to step into Sid’s world and become “science kids” themselves as they discover and investigate everyday science questions around Sid’s home, at school in the Super Fab Lab and on the playground. Through fun, hands-on activities, kids will use scientific tools to learn about simple machines, the laws of motion, magnetism, air power and the five senses. Fri.-Sun. Event details.


Trunk or Treat
Get dressed up in your Halloween costume and compete to win Best Dressed at Crimson Academy’s Trunk or Treat. In addition to the sweet treats, get your fill of games, prizes, food, music and a spooky house that is a thrill for all ages. Fri. Event details.

Sandy Springs

American Girl Club
This monthly program will let participants travel through time via the perspectives of the brave and spunky history characters of the American Girl® series, learning history in an interactive and fun way. Each Club event will include a hands-on activity, craft, and snack. RSVPs requested and highly recommended. Sat. Event details.


Great Days of Service
Give back to the community by helping clean and paint The Single Parent Alliance and Resource Center (SPARC). After beautifying the center, join in on some spooktacular activities like pumpkin carving and face painting. Sat. Event details.

Celebrate the Net Generation with USTA
Introduce your little ones to tennis at the US Tennis Association’s free event. Meet Olympian and Tennis Hall of Famer Gigi Fernández and participate in activity stations, obstacle courses, video games and more. To register, click here. Sat. Event details.


Mummies and Milkshakes
Anubis, god of embalmers, will guide kids through the Egyptian galleries in a scavenger hunt exploring the art of making mummies and the rituals of the dead. Jake’s Ice Cream will be on hand to serve milkshakes before screenings of the hilarious Three Stooges short We Want Our Mummy, followed by Abbot and Costello Meet the Mummy. Limited space available; to register, click here. Sat. Event details.


Little Hands, Big LOVEFEST
Head to an annual family festival at Piedmont Park where your crew can actively engage in assembling projects that benefit other kids in Atlanta. Projects will teach little ones about service, compassion and celebrating diversity. Traditional festival activities will also be offered, including a jump house, face painting and cotton candy. Sun. Event details.

—Susie Foresman