There are so many events that happen in Atlanta every weekend; it can be hard to keep track. October is a busy month because of all the Halloween events, fall festivals and of course, Pride weekend. These 11 things to do in Atlanta in October is a perfect way to stay in the know on what's  happening every weekend in October so you can go ahead and mark your calendars and grab your tickets. 

Weekend of October 4-6, 2019

Fall Festival in Candler Park

Price: Free

When: Oct. 5-6

Address: Candler Park DR and McLendon Ave NE. Atlanta, GA

Why You Need To Go: This is one of Atlanta's favorite festivals with a 5K, art market, specialty food and drink trucks, live music and tours of beautiful homes. 


Duluth Beer and Wine Festival

Price: $49

When: Oct. 5

Address: 3142 Hill Street Nw, Duluth, GA 30096

Why You Need To Go: There will be 75+ craft beers and 25+ wines for you to sample and a variety of food truck vendors serving up tipsy munchies. 


Georgia State Fair

Price: $10

When: Sept. 27-Oct. 6

Address: 1500 Tara Pl, Hampton, GA 30228

Why You Need To Go: This fair is at Atlanta Motor Speedway (ok, awesome!) and you can indulge in all the fried foods while you take a spin on the Ferris Wheel and see actual white tigers and giraffes. 


Weekend of October 11-13, 2019

Oktoberfest Atlanta

Price: $17-49

When: Oct. 11-12 

Address: 680 Dallas St. NE., Atlanta, GA 30308

Why You Need To Go: This two-day festival will feature the best, authentic German food and beer and be a huge party that you will not want to miss.


49th Annual Pride Festival

Price: Free 

When: Oct. 11-13

Address: 1530 DeKalb Ave NE, Atlanta GA 30307

Why You Need To Go: Atlanta Pride has so many events throughout the city. It's open to everyone and anyone who wants to celebrate and it's always an amazing time.


49th Annual Atlanta Pride Parade

Price: Free

When: Oct. 13

Address: Starts at 435 W Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30308

Why You Need To Go: This colorful and loving parade will take over the streets of Atlanta and be one of the most fun parades you will ever experience. 


Weekend of October 18-20, 2019

Taste of Atlanta

Price: $30+

When: Oct. 18-20

Address: 680 Dallas St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308

Why You Need To Go: You will be able to experience the best food of Atlanta all at one price that is affordable without having to restaurant hop. 


Little 5 Points Halloween Festival & Parade

Price: Free

When: Oct. 19

Address: Intersection of Euclid Avenue NE and Austin Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30307 

Why You Need To Go: You will be able to be as creative as you want at this Halloween event and there will be vendors and live music, too. 


Owl-O-Ween Hot Air Balloon Festival

Price: $14

When: Oct. 19-20

Address: 3300 George Busbee Pkwy NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144

Why You Need To Go: This event is Atlanta's largest hot air balloon festival and costume party. There will be costume contests, live music, tethered balloon rides and even a beer garden. 

Weekend of October 25-27, 2019

Midtown Halloween Block Party

Price: $18

When: Oct. 25

Address: 57 13th St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

Why You Need To Go: There is a chance for you to win $1,000 if you show up with the best costume. You will visit multiple bars and your ticket gets you special deals on drinks and even complimentary shots at all the bars. 

Doggies on The BeltLine

Price: $20+

When: Oct. 27

Address: 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30308

Why You Need To Go: Whether you have a dog, or if you are a dog lover, this event is for you. You will make your way down The Beltline in a parade and end up at Park Tavern where a Tito's drink will be waiting for you. There is also a costume contest so dress your pup to the 9's. 

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