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October Events in Atlanta

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In October, Atlanta comes alive with exciting events and festivals for people of all ages to enjoy. From arts and culture to thrilling airshows, delicious food tastings, and spooky Halloween festivities, there’s something for everyone to embrace the spirit of autumn. Here are some of the most exciting things to do in October in Atlanta.

Festival on Ponce
In the historic Olmsted Linear Park, the Festival on Ponce is a celebration of arts and crafts. This event will take place on October 7-8th and features over 125 displays of fine arts and crafts from local and regional artists. Stroll through the scenic park, enjoy live music, and savor delicious food from local vendors. The Festival on Ponce offers a perfect opportunity to appreciate the beauty of autumn in Atlanta while supporting local artists.

Atlanta Air Show
If you’re a fan of high-flying aerobatics and aviation, the Atlanta Air Show is a must-visit event. Scheduled for October 7-8th, this thrilling spectacle showcases jaw-dropping aerial performances by some of the world’s top pilots and aerobatic teams. You’ll witness gravity-defying stunts and breathtaking displays by both military and civilian aircraft. The Atlanta Air Show is an unforgettable experience for aviation enthusiasts and families.

If you’re an art enthusiast or someone with a creative spirit, Chalktoberfest promises a unique and visually captivating experience. This event, scheduled for October 14th-15th, will take place in the heart of Marietta Square, where the entire area transforms into an enchanting open-air art gallery. Talented artists take to the sidewalks, crafting stunning chalk masterpieces that come to life before your eyes. As you stroll through this creative wonderland, you can watch these artists at work, engage in lively chalk art contests, and savor the blend of live music and delectable food and beverages. It’s an art lover’s paradise that also happens to be a fantastic family day out, and the best part is that the Chalk Fest is FREE to attend, with all proceeds contributing to the Marietta Cobb Museum of Art.

Taste of Buckhead
Calling all foodies! The Taste of Buckhead is a delectable event that allows you to savor culinary delights. Held on October 19th, this food festival features an array of gourmet dishes from Buckhead’s top restaurants. From fine dining to casual eats, you can sample a wide variety of cuisines while enjoying live music and mingling with food enthusiasts.

Harvest Fest in Marietta
As the leaves turn golden and the air becomes crisp, Marietta’s Harvest Fest welcomes the arrival of fall with open arms. This family-friendly event, held on October 21st, features a pumpkin patch, hayrides, carnival games, and a wide range of autumn-themed activities. It’s a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the changing seasons with friends and family.

Little Five Points Halloween Festival and Parade
Atlanta’s eccentric and artistic neighborhood, Little Five Points, is known for throwing one of the best Halloween parties in the city. The Halloween Festival and Parade, which will take place on October 21-22nd, features a costume contest, live music, food trucks, and a vibrant parade filled with imaginative and spooky floats. It’s a fantastic way to experience the playful and creative spirit of Halloween in Atlanta.

Great Pumpkin Carving Fest
Hosted by the Atlanta Botanical Garden on October 26th, the Great Pumpkin Carving Fest is an event for families and pumpkin enthusiasts. You can enjoy pumpkin carving demonstrations, marvel at intricate pumpkin designs, and even carve your own jack-o’-lantern. The garden’s beautiful autumn scenery adds to the enchantment of this event.

Dia de los Muertos Festival
Celebrate the Mexican tradition of Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. This annual event, which will be held on October 29th, combines vibrant music, stunning visuals, and cultural exhibitions to honor and remember loved ones who have passed away. It’s a beautiful and meaningful way to experience the Latin American culture.

October in Atlanta offers an incredible amount of events and festivals that capture the essence of autumn. Whether you’re interested in arts and crafts, aviation thrills, culinary delights, or Halloween fun, there’s an event for you to enjoy. Embrace the changing seasons and make the most of this month by attending these fantastic gatherings. Atlanta’s October events are sure to create cherished memories and leave you with a deeper appreciation for the city’s culture and community.

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