Family fun in Athens this Halloween Season

Honey for the Heart Parade photo by Joel Prince

Halloween season is one of the busiest times of the year in Athens! Not only are the hills bursting with fall color, but the famous Halloween Block Party on the bricks of Court Street brings in thousands. From the costumes to the bands, local foods and a larger-than-life puppet parade, Halloween in Athens is a spectacle not to be missed!

Here are some can’t-miss family-friendly events:


Photo courtesy of The Athens Messenger


  • Kick off the annual Block Party with a family friendly party on Union Street! On Saturday, October 26 from 1:00 – 6:00 PM, head uptown for the first of its kind kiddie carnival. Get ready for costume contests, a dance party, face painting, cookie decorating and much more fun to get the party started; family style!


Honey for the Heart parade photo by Joel Prince

  • Giant puppets will gallivant down Court Street during the Honey for the Heart Parade, starting at 6:00pm on Saturday, October 26. These puppets are constructed from recycled materials by community members under the guidance of an artist-in-residence, an engineer and a puppet master. It’s like nothing you’ve ever seen before! Expect a fantastic spectacle evoking joy and fascination at this amazing event.



Halloween Trick-or-Treat photo by Joel Prince

  • Take the kids trick-or-treating. So many options for trick-or-treating! Athens and surrounding communities have planned for candy-consuming fun. Find a detailed list of dates and times HERE.



Costumes, candy, fun, oh my! Photo by Kristin Miller

  • For a night of family fun and ghoulish games, head to Halloween Game Night at the Athens Community Center on Thursday, Oct. 31, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Rockin’ Reggie will be on hand to lay down the tracks! We’re ready to ‘party like a monSTAR’, are YOU?!


Athens Uptown Business Association Trick or Treat photo by Kristin Miller


Find all Halloween Happenings around the county HERE.

Book a room at one of our local hotels, motels, B&Bs or cabins to make the season even more enchanting.