This Week In Atlanta: Lantern Parade, Atlanta BOOtanical And More

Halloween-themed events are planned to happen this week in Atlanta. (Photo credit: Pexels)

Finish out the month of October by enjoying the brisk, autumn weather.

Take a night walk through the Fernbank Museum’s forest grounds. Or sip on Halloween-themed brews at the Atlanta Botanical Garden.

Here’s what to expect from this week’s events happening in Atlanta.


Fest-of-Ale: Atlanta BOOtanical

When: Oct. 31, 5 to 9 p.m.

Where: Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta

Cost: Free with Garden Admission or Membership

The Atlanta Botanical Garden is hosting a Halloween edition of its weekly beer fest. This event’s bartenders will be mixing up Dragons Blood and Witches Brew cocktails, and an award-winning magician will be showing off tricks. Tarot card readers, face painters and a live DJ will be there to keep the party going.


Grant Park Halloween Lantern Parade

When: Nov. 1, 6 to 10 p.m.

Where: Grant Park, 840 Cherokee Ave. S.E., Atlanta

Cost: Free

Keep the Halloween spirit going by bringing your own lantern to this parade coursing through Grant Park. The Grady High Marching Band will be leading the procession that will step off at 8 p.m.


Fernbank Forest Night Walk

When: Nov. 1, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Where: Fernbank Museum, 767 Clifton Road, Atlanta

Cost: $8 for members, $12 for non-members

Take a stroll through Fernbank Museum’s forest, which is inhabited with frogs, owls and bats. A scientist will be explaining the “unique nocturnal world” of the grounds.


Atlanta’s Largest Cocktail Party and Brunch

When: Nov. 2, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Live at the Battery Atlanta, 825 Battery Ave. S.E., Atlanta 

Cost: $30 for General Admission

Take brunch to a whole new level by attending the super-sized party that will have more than 20 food vendors. To accompany the eats, there will also be bloody mary and mimosa bars.

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