Good news, Atlanta! The Little 5 Points Halloween Festival & Parade is back, for the first time since 2018!
It’s been a long time.
In 2019, the festival was rained out.
And in 2020… well, you know.
Then, in 2021, the event was restructured for social distancing, with no parade.
But it’s 2022 now, and Atlanta is ready for a frightfully good time!
The Little 5 Points Halloween Festival & Parade will take place over two days on the weekend of October 22nd and 23rd, 2022.
Admission is FREE.
Hours for the festival are noon to 8 p.m. on both days.
The annual Little Five Points Halloween Festival and Parade has been named by the Travel Channel as one of the top ten Halloween events in the country.
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2022 Little 5 Points Halloween Festival
Sunday, Oct. 23rd is parade day! The parade starts at 2 p.m. and has a new route this year. It will creep down Austin and Moreland Avenue to end at Freedom Parkway. It will NOT be on Euclid Ave. this year.
Find a spot along Moreland Avenue to watch from.
Haunted Vendor Market
This bizarre bazaar will feature over 50 vendors and food trucks — and booze!
It takes place both Saturday and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m., along Euclid Ave.
The Monster Hunt takes place on Saturday, Oct. 22nd.
This is a scavenger hunt of sorts, and you’ll be searching Little Five Points for “monsters” designed by local artists.
If you want to enter the hunt officially, you can make a $10 donation to get the Monster Map when you check in at tents stationed at Findley Plaza and the Community Center. Once you find all the monsters on the map, come back to the tent to claim your prize (limited to the first 300 people).
The 2022 music schedule has not been announced yet — so stay tuned!
The stage is usually at the L5P Community Center.
We know there will be Drag Queen Karaoke from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday at Findlay Plaza.
Halloween Photo Walk
The 4th annual L5P Photo Walk is happening all month long. During October, you can see 21 contest-winning photos displayed in the storefront windows of L5P merchants.
Want to do a photo crawl? There’s an interactive map for a self-guided tour (you can also view a gallery of the winners!)
L5P Ghost Tours
These storytelling tours are an easy walk, at just about one mile long. They are lead by clairvoyant tour guides on select dates in October and November. We have an article with more info, including dates, times, and ticketing information.
Complete details for L5P Ghost Tours
Getting there and parking
Parking around the L5P area is always a challenge, even on the best of days. With several streets closed to cars for the festival, it’s a good idea to leave the car at home. Walk, bike, scooter, ride MARTA, or take a rideshare service.
Coming from the suburbs? One option we’ve used in the past is to park at the Carter Presidential Library and walk to Little Five Points, using the walking route option in the Google Maps app.
The closest MARTA station is Inman Park / Reynoldstown, on the blue/green (east/west) line.
According to the event’s website, buses won’t be running from the station to L5P, so you’ll need to make the 15-minute walk to L5P or rent a Relay Bike or electric scooter at the station.
Walking directions from Inman Park Station to L5P:
- Exit the station, following the signs pointing to Inman Park.
- Turn left on Dekalb Avenue
- Turn left onto the ramp down to Moreland Avenue
- Turn left on Euclid Avenue
Alternatively, you could use the PATH trail through Inman Park (the actual park). To do this:
- Exit the station parking lot and turn left on Poplar Circle. The street becomes a Path sidewalk through the park — it will have a painted stripe down the middle.
- Turn right on Euclid Avenue, which is the first street intersection.
- Walk a few blocks to reach L5P.
NOTE: Google Maps now provides the best scooter route along with walking directions.
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Little Five Points business district