Spooky Halloween Events in DeKalb County!
Several Recreation Centers in District 6
October 26th-31st

DeKalb County Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs is excited to announce the Fall Festival Halloween events at several recreation centers in District 6. The Halloween events are free to attend and will include face painting, movies, games, a costume contest and tons of fun!

District 6 Halloween Events include:

Friday, October 26th:

  • Midway Recreation Center, 3181 Midway Road, Decatur, GA 30032, 7 – 9 p.m. Free admission with individually wrapped bag of candy.
  • N.H. Scott Recreation Center, 2230 Tilson Road, Decatur, GA 30032, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Free admission with individually wrapped bag of candy.

Wednesday October 31st:

  • Exchange Recreation Center, 2771 Columbia Drive, Decatur, GA 30034, 6 – 9 p.m. Free admission.
  • Gresham Recreation Center and Booster Club, 3113 Gresham Road, Atlanta, GA 30316, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Free admission with individually wrapped bag of candy.
  • Hamilton Recreation Center, 3263 Chapel Street, Scottdale, GA 30079, 6 – 8 p.m. Free admission with individually wrapped bag of candy.
  • Mason Mill Recreation Center, 1340-B McConnell Drive, Decatur, GA 30033, 6:30 – 8 p.m. Free admission.
  • Tobie Grant Recreation Center, 644 Parkdale Drive, Scottdale, GA 30079, 6 – 8:30 p.m. Free admission.

Additional Halloween community events include:

Haunted Farm Tour: Sponsored by Boy Scout Troop 477
Donaldson-Bannister Farm House, 4851 Chamblee-Dunwoody Road
October 27th, from 3 p.m. – 9 p.m.

The City of Dunwoody and the Boy Scout Troop 477 brings back to life for Halloween, the newly renovated, Dunwoody’s historic Donaldson-Bannister Farm.

With your help, this fun annual event will raise money to provide scholarships for boys that couldn’t normally afford to participate in scouting.

There will be plenty of free parking available at Independence Square (corner of Chamblee Dunwoody at Peeler) with regular shuttle bus service. Additional parking will be available just down the street at the Vermack Swim Tennis center.

Homegrown’s Decatur Haints & Saints Halloween Parade
Decatur Post Office, 520 W Ponce de Leon Ave
October 27th, 5 p.m.  

Join the fun-loving community of Decatur as they host their homegrown “Haints and Saints” Parade.  Vehicles, floats, large groups and bands must register first.

Vehicles and floats will begin the line-up at 4 p.m. at the Decatur Post Office. Parade walkers will begin at 4:30 p.m.

No costume is needed but if you want to dress up like ghouls and goblins you wouldn’t be out of place! Following the parade, jam out with the musical talents at the bandstand on the square.

Need more information? Visit, www.HomeGrownDecatur.com/parade 


Fall Festival & Haunted Trail
Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve, 2580 Pine Bluff Drive
October 27th, from 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

The Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve and Medlock Area Neighborhood Association will host a Fall Festival & Haunted Trail. There will be a bonfire, games, food, live music with Hot Tamale Ringwald, and the oh-so-scary haunted trail.

This year they are encouraging donations to help offset expenses and support the Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve.

Support a great effort by bringing your family and friends!


South Precinct/Galleria at South DeKalb
2801 Candler Rd, Decatur, GA 30034
October 27th, from 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Major K.D. Johnson and his South Precinct Officers are partnering with the Gallery at South DeKalb for a “trunk or treat” event.  Kids are invited to come out and get goodies and treats as well as to hob-knob with the officers who work diligently to keep our South DeKalb neighborhoods and community safe!

Sixth Annual Open Streets Emory Village
Village Streets-North Decatur Road from the roundabout to CVS and South Oxford
October 28, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.

It’s time for the whole family to break out the costumes and walk, bike, or roll on down to Open Streets Emory Village on Sunday, October 28, from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

The Halloween Parade kicks off at 2:00 pm, so dress accordingly and bring your pups for the Dog Costume Contests starting at 3:00 pm (Best Costume and Best-in-Show). Glenn Trunk or Treat will be back for the kiddos, and new activities include a pumpkin-carving contest at 4:30 pm (bring your own or purchase one from Glenn Memorial), a rubber duckie race at 5:00 pm, the Bubble Man (weather permitting), and the Callanwolde Dancers.

All your favorites will be there: live music, food and brews, face painting, the Puppet Factory, circus performers, street games, and more!

Village streets (North Decatur Road from the roundabout to CVS and South Oxford) will be closed to vehicular traffic, but open for free fun for the entire family. If you must drive a car to get there, park for free in Emory’s parking deck at Barnes & Noble.

Open Streets attendees can watch the daring performers of the Imperial OPA Circus, climb the giant rock wall, get their face painted, and sample food from the many Village businesses.

There will be non-stop music from a variety of performers, as well as dance demonstrations, a fire truck for children to touch, and games and activities for kids of all ages. Some activities may require a small fee.

Open Streets Emory Village is a pedestrian-friendly event presented in collaboration with DeKalb County by the all-volunteer Emory Village Alliance—a partnership of businesses, neighbors, and Emory University, whose mission is to continue to improve the vitality and accessibility of Emory Village as a work, play, and dine destination.

Visit emoryvillage.org for the full schedule and more details.