UPDATED for 2020
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.
In 2019, it was mostly rained out.
And in 2020… well, you know.
This year’s events will be scaled down and spread over the whole month of October. The parade will be virtual.
You can catch the parade on this Facebook page, on October 17th at 4 p.m. There will be fun videos and surprises there all month long.
The event’s tagline is brilliant:
“It may be a ghost town but we are all still here in spirit”
There is merchandise!
You can buy 2020 Spookathon t-shirts at L5 Corner Tavern, Abbadabba’s, and L5PBA.com starting October 1st.
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Getting there and parking
(info you DO NOT need for 2020)
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.