If you’re looking to scare up a little entertainment in October, there’s plenty happening in Intown to keep you busy. Here’s a few highlights:

October at Oakland Cemetery
The historic Atlanta graveyard (oaklandcemetery.com) will host a wide range of events in October, starting with the 34th annual Sunday in the Park on Oct. 6. There will be an artists market, living history demonstrations, storytellers, Irish dancers, live music, carriage and walking tours, a children’s area and food from local restaurants. Halloween Tours will be held Oct. 18-19 and 24-27 with a chance to see inside the gorgeous mausoleums, along with guided tours. On Oct. 19, the annual Run Like Hell 5K & Run Like Heck Fun Run kicks off at 9 a.m. as participants run for their lives through the cemetery and Grant Park to raise money for the Historic Oakland Foundation.

Containment
A train derails at Atlantic Station (atlanticstation.com) in Midtown and unleashes a hellish host of ghouls and demons. This interactive, fright-fest runs Oct. 4 – Nov. 3. hosts this scary, interactive event.

Little 5 Points Halloween Festival and Parade
The 13th annual tradition (l5phalloween.com) sees thousands flock to L5P on Oct. 19 to enjoy great food, drink, live entertainment and one of the best Halloween parades the South has to offer. The parade begins at 4 p.m. Costumes are encouraged!

Fall Festival on Ponce
More than 125 arts and crafts vendors will be on hand Oct. 19-20 for the third annual festival at Olmsted Linear Park (festivalonponce.com). There will also be live entertainment, children’s activities and food from the local food trucks.

Pace Academy Fall Fair
The 50th anniversary edition of the Fall Fair (paceacademy.org) will be held Oct. 19. Attractions will include laser tag, karaoke, inflatables, bungee jumps, carnival games for all ages, food and much more.

Goblins in the Garden
Bring your little goblins dressed in their Halloween best to the Atlanta Botanical Garden (atlantabotanicalgarden.org) on Oct. 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for crafts, stories, pony rides, train rides and a costume fashion show.

World Kite Festival & Expo
There will be costume contests, a kids fun zone, pumpkin decorating contest, food vendors, arts and crafts vendors, music and, of course, kite flying at the second annual event (atlantaworldkitefestival.com) in Piedmont Park on Oct. 26 from noon to 5 p.m.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.