As Halloween approaches, Athenians are ready to face their fears and transform through costume for a terrifyingly good weekend. Already known for its party atmosphere, Athens is taking the fun to the next level for this spooky celebration. Don't miss out on the spine-chilling and exciting Halloween festivities this weekend!

1. Lead by a mystery tour guide, the Athens Haunted History Tour visits haunted history, legends, ghostly lovers, restless Confederate soldiers and unearthed coffins. Folklore and history come alive beneath the Greek columns and magnolias of the Classic City. Follow your guide on a journey of Athens' darker history on this two-hour tour of downtown Athens and UGA's North Campus on Friday, Saturday or Monday at 7 p.m.

2. On Saturday, the annual Wild Rumpus Parade is ready to thrill and frighten the streets of Athens. For those who have never experienced it, the parade and festivities is truly mayhem and excitement in the streets. Come experience the vibrant Athens fun and self-expression in this parade full of costumes and spooky energy.

3. Held on Sunday at Sandy Creek Park, the 11th Annual Jack-O-Lantern Jog and Goblin Fun Run is a four-mile road race and one-mile fun run fundraiser that is sure to spark the Halloween spirit. The event benefits the Sandy Creek Nature Center and includes a costume contest for runners age 10 and under and prizes for the top finishers in each age division.

Still looking for something to do? Check out some other fun things around town this weekend!
  • The Rose of Athens Theater presents Huckleberry Finn at the Seney-Stovall Chapel on Friday and Saturday. This classic adventure down the Mississippi River is sure to be fun for the whole family! The show performs at 7 p.m. on Friday and both 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday.
  • Don't miss the exciting talent that will thrill the audience at the Eggs and Jam Talent Competition on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. The Morton Theatre stage will light up with the performances of kids aged 9 to 18 at this talent competition presented by Leading Role Productions.
  • If you love the nightlife around Athens, you're sure to have a spook-tacular time all weekend. The night scene doesn't get any better than on Halloween, when bands and fans dress in wild costumes. Make a weekend out of this ultimate adults-only Halloween party, all weekend long!  Check for performance schedules. 

Pick any combination of these fun and frightening events, and let the Halloween fun begin!