Trick-or-treating events planned for Halloween weekend

Halloween falls on a Monday this year, but plenty of trick-or-treating and other family-friendly events will take place during the weekend of Oct. 28 through Oct. 30.

From parades to parties with tons of sweet treats, check out how these municipalities are celebrating Halloween:

Chamblee
The city of Chamblee will hold a Halloween Block Party with trunk-or-treating from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Oct. 31. The event will be held at Dresden Park, 2301 Dresden Drive in Chamblee and will include music, food, games, a costume contest and candy.
For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/CityofChamblee.

Decatur
This year, Placita Latina and Haints and Saints have joined forces to reprise a popular Halloween-themed parade with Dias de los Muertos (“Day of the Dead”) elements on Oct. 30.
Attendees are encouraged to find a space on the sidewalk in downtown Decatur to watch giant Katrina (“skeleton”) puppets, ghouls, zombies, superheroes, marching bands and more wind through Decatur. The parade starts at 6 p.m. at the Decatur Cemetery, 229 Bell Street, and ends at the Decatur Square.
Visit www.visitdecaturgeorgia.com for more information.

Doraville
Attendees to this year’s trunk-or-treat event in Doraville can enjoy face painting, magic, games and candy. The free event starts at 1 p.m. on Oc. 29 at Honeysuckle Park. Costume contests will be held at 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. and attendees can vote for their favorite decorated trunk.
For more information, contact Brandis Bowie at (770) 936-3850 or visit https://www.doravillega.us/.

Dunwoody
Get those trick-or-treat bags and costumes ready. As the Dunwoody Food Truck Thursdays season at Brook Run Park winds down, a special trunk-or-treat event will be held on Oct. 27 with live music by the Adrian Duke Project, food trucks, and candy galore.
Presented by Dunwoody Parks and Rec and Dunwoody Homeowner’s Association, the event will be held 5 to 9 p.m. at Brook Run Park located at 4770 North Peachtree Road in Dunwoody.
For more information, visit www.dunwoodyga.gov.

Stonecrest
The city of Stonecrest will hold a Fall Festival and Costume Party on Oct. 29. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., attendees of all ages are invited to wear their favorite costumes and enjoy music, food, face painting and games.
The event will be held at 5101 Browns Mill Road in Stonecrest.
For more information, email parksinfo@stonecrestga.gov.

Tucker
Henderson Park in Tucker will be transformed with a “Ghostbusters” theme for this year’s Haunted Trail event. Attendees of all ages can have a fun and frightening walk in Henderson Park, located at 4000 Henderson Road in Tucker, from 4 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 28. Sweet treats will be available for those who attend.
For more information, visit www.tuckerga.gov.

Other events
Dino Trick-or-Treat
Fernbank Museum of Natural History will host Dino Trick or Treat on Oct. 29 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with themes of decorated tables including creepy crawlies, mad science, bones to behold, dino-mite dinosaurs and ghosts and graves. Additional activities include Woodland Spirits—Fernbank’s annual outdoor Halloween experience—witch’s hat ring toss and make your own candy bag craft with candy available while supplies last.
Dino Trick-or-Treat is included in the cost of admission; it is free to members. Fernbank Museum of Natural History is located at 767 Clifton Road in Atlanta.
For more information, visit www.fernbankmuseum.org.

Zombie Prom
Stage Door Theatre’s Performing Arts Academy’s will hold its production of “Zombie Prom” this coming Halloween weekend.
In addition to the show, patrons are encouraged to let their children attend the show in costume for trick-or-treating candy and a photo corner will be available in the theater lobby.
Tickets are currently on sale for Zombie Prom with performances running Oct. 28 at 7:30 p.m.; Oct. 29 at 7:30 p.m.; and Oct. 30 at 2:30 p.m.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for kids.
Stage Door Theatre is located at the Dunwoody Cultural Arts Building, 5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Road in Dunwoody. For more information, call (770) 396-1726 or visit Stagedoortheatrega.org.

Treats with a cop
DeKalb Police Community Policing Unit in partnership with Kroger will hold a Trunk-or-Treat with a Cop event at the Kroger located at 2385 Wesley Chapel Road in Decatur. From 5 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 31, awards will be presented for creative costumes and attendees can enjoy face painting, music, games and candy.

For more information, visit www.facebook.com/DeKalbCountyPD.

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