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Downtown Digest: Halloween Edition


Downtown Atlanta is the place to be for frights, fun, food and entertainment for the whole family. Whether you’re a native Atlantan or visiting for the weekend, there’s no shortage of Halloween themed things to see, do and experience in the heart of the city. Need help making plans? We’ve got you covered. Check out these fun Halloween events in and around Peachtree Center happening this month.

Run Like Hell 5k

Join the Historic Oakland Foundation for their 10th annual Run Like Hell 5k! The spooktacular event allows guests to experience the largest cemetery run in the country. The race is a Peachtree Road Race qualifier and covers several areas of Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta’s oldest public burial ground. Not interested in racing? Walkers, leashed dogs and strollers are all welcome and awards will be given out after the race for those with the best costumes.

All proceeds from the event benefit the Historic Oakland Foundation’s mission to preserve, restore and enhance the historic cemetery.

The event is on Saturday, October 14 from 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.  Register here.

Halloween Escape Room: Nightmare on Auburn Avenue

Room Escape Atlanta gets creepy this year with Halloween themed room options. Choose from a variety of spooky themed setups like a “Saw” inspired adventure where you must outsmart Jigsaw for a chance to survive, or a paranormal house where you try to escape ghouls and ghosts. The most brave escapees – or just fans of The Walking Dead – can even take on a bloodthirsty zombie!

Reserve your room today by visiting Room Escape Atlanta’s website.

Georgia A-Scary-Um: Graveyard Smash

Grab the little ones and head to the Georgia Aquarium to visit all your favorite creepy characters all month long! Frankenstein, Dracula, Igor and more hair-raising haunts will scare under the sea at the aquarium for Halloween. The monsters will descend at 12:30pm and 2:30pm on Saturdays and 12:30pm and 2:00pm on Sundays through October 31.