The fall season in Atlanta has no shortage of activities for the family to enjoy. Check out this Atlanta guide to fall festivals, fairs, and events.
Atlanta Fall Guide:: Festivals, Fairs, and Events
Dates: September 16 – October 29
Location: Stone Mountain Park
Description: Play by Day as you enjoy family-friendly park attractions and special fall entertainment featuring some of your favorite classic storybook characters! Then, after the sun goes down, you’ll Glow by Night in a whole new light with our nighttime parade, the NEW Pumpkin Drone Show, the World’s Largest Pumpkin Light Show, and plenty of other not-so-spooky glowing experiences!
Summit Skyride opens at 10 a.m. The Pumpkin Festival and other attractions open at 2 p.m.
Cost: Tickets are $39.95 (12+), $34.95 (3-11), and free for guests under 2. Tickets are good for all day and should be purchased in advance.
Date: September 16 and 17
Location: Suwanee Town Center
Description: Round up the whole family and visit over 200 vendors at the 39th Annual Suwanee Fest. Enjoy the parade, food, inflatables, and much more all weekend long!
Date: September 30 and October 1
Location: Duluth Town Green
Description: One of the most successful festivals in the southeast, the Duluth Fall Festival is celebrating its 40th year! Opening with a parade on Saturday morning and boasting more than 150 vendors and food options come kick off fall in Duluth!
Dates: October 21, 22, 28 and 29
Location: Zoo Atlanta
Description: Zoo Atlanta’s Boo at the Zoo is Atlanta’s favorite fun family Halloween festival! During the last two weekends of October from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., enjoy trick or treating, plenty of photo opportunities, themed entertainment and activities, costumed characters, and so much more. Costumes are welcome.
Boo at the Zoo is about creating special memories with the family, not necessarily to bring home the biggest haul of candy. Come for the candy but stay for the fun! This event is rain-or-shine; however, some activities may be delayed or canceled due to rain.
Cost: Boo at the Zoo is FREE for Zoo Atlanta Members and children under 3; and FREE with general admission tickets.
Dates: October 22 @ 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Atlanta Botanical Garden
Description: Show off the kids’ Halloween costumes on the Goblin’s Runway, participate in fall family activities, and enjoy pony and train rides all while exploring Scarecrows in the Garden!
Cost: Included in entry to garden for the day; $24.95 (13+); $21.95 (3-12)
Dates: September 29-October 8
Location: Atlanta Motor Speedway
Description: Carnival rides, live music, fair food, kiddie rides, petting zoo, pig races, Hollywood Circus, and more.
Cost: Admission to the park: $10 (13+), $5 (5-12) plus an unlimited ride wristband for $25 (all ages). Check the website for special deals, such as Free Admission on Mondays with a coupon, and 2 for 1 Thursdays.
Date: September 28-October 30
Location: Brooke Street Park, Alpharetta, GA
Description: This year Alpharetta is host to a record-breaking number of community scarecrows! The downtown area will overflow with more than 150 scarecrows from local schools & classrooms, non-profits, neighborhoods, families, and local businesses!
Dates: Check back for dates
Description: Apple Cider Days is a month-long celebration of the fall season, featuring weekly family events that are both educational and fun. All proceeds go towards educational programs and continuing historic preservation of Dunwoody’s early buildings and cemeteries.
Dates: October 21 & 22
Description: It is a time for thousands to come and see fall colors peaking and celebrate Dahlonega’s 1828 discovery of gold. Over 200 art and craft exhibitors and food vendors gather around the Public Square and Historic District in support of this annual event. It is estimated that a crowd of over 200,000 visits over the weekend to join in the fun and excitement!
The Gold Rush Days Festival has been voted one of the Top 20 Events in the Southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society.
Dates: October 14; 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Description: CJoin us for the 73rd Youth Day Celebration! This year’s celebration will include the Frances McGahee Parade, Art Block, Fall Farm Days, Touch-A-Truck, and Food Truck Alley.
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Be sure to check out our other fall guides for more fall family fun!