The insider’s guide to Halloween in Athens

Photo courtesy of Athens Clean & Safe Halloween



Halloween. In Athens.
It’s not a just a day… it’s a season of festive fun.



Friday, October 25, 6:00 PM – Midnight – B-Funk’s Fun House – The Halloween Party before The Party!

  • Two floors of the Athens Parking Garage dedicated to DJss playing music spanning several genres.

    The top floor will be dedicated to EDM, House, and Dance.
    The lower floor showcasing several forms of Bass Music (Dubstep, Trap, Riddim, etc)

    This is an 18+ event There is a $3 cover to enter. There will be a beer garden on site as well for those 21+



Honey for the Heart Parade – Photo by Joel Prince


Saturday, October 26th – 6:00 PM: Honey for the Heart parade on Court Street

  • Honey for the Heart is a group that brings the community together in creating larger than life puppets for the annual parade on Court Street. Expect a fantastic spectacle evoking joy and fascination at this amazing event.





Block Party photo by Joel Prince


Saturday, October 26 – The Infamous Annual Athens Halloween Block Party

  • From 1:00 – 6:00 pm:

    ? The Block on Union Street from Congress to Court Street will become a family-friendly carnival with activities including:

    ????Kiddie Dance Party by Rockin Reggie and DJ B-Funk! Line dances, contests and more!

    ? The Athens Public Library will be on site with their Pop Up Library with some additional activities (button making!)

    ? Face Painting

    ? Live Reptiles

    ? Cookie Decorating

     ?‍♀️ And more!

    The live music on Court Street begins at 6:00 PM. Both stages will be playing music from 6:00 pm until 11:00 pm.

    North Stage by Court Side Pizza will feature live bands, while the South Side Stage which will be on UNION this year in front of BW3’s will feature DJs of various genres.

    Also, new this year there will be a beer garden on the Union Block in front of the stage. Miller Lite, Bud Lite, White Claw, Coors Lite, Michelob Ultra, Blue Moon, and more will be on sale for those 21+ and interested in enjoying a brew during the day.

    Keep up with the lineups, & other info HERE.


Athens Block Party Photo by Joel Prince



? While in town for the fall festivities, stop by a few Athens favorites, including Jackie O’s Pub and Brewery for a Barking Pumpkin beer. Head off the bricks to visit our award winning craft breweries for brews & food only found in Athens.

? Block Party visitors cannot park in Ohio University campus parking lots. Alternative parking options include purchasing weekend passes at the Athens County Fairgrounds. There will be shuttle transportation to and from the festivities.

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

? Travel safely while in town by utilizing a cab or ride-share service.