If you’re in South Fulton and you’re looking for ideas to celebrate Halloween, you won’t have to go far. Lots of events are planned in and around the city for kids and adults too.
The 7th Annual O.N.E. Freaky Friday Halloween Costume Bash kicks off on October 25 at Burn Lounge (3461 Roosevelt Highway). Door open at 9:00 p.m. Ladies are free all night.
The city of South Fulton will hold its annual Family Fall Festival at Welcome All Park (4255 Will Lee Road) on October 26. The event begins at 3:00 p.m. and features food trucks, candy, face painting, a video game truck, bounce houses and a youth costume contest. A screening of Disney’s 2019 production of “The Lion King” begins at 6:00 p.m. The event is presented in partnership with Councilwoman Helen Willis and the Parks and Recreation Department.
Sasha Sweets presents a Trick or Sweet Halloween Party on October 26 from 2-7:00 p.m. The kid-friendly event will be held at 3435 Roosevelt Highway, Suite 10 and includes a costume contest, games, prizes, food, drinks and more.
On Tuesday, October 29 the Taste of Sofu Halloween event takes place at Southwest Arts Center (915 New Hope Road) from 5:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. Come dressed in your favorite costume and enjoy food trucks, live entertainment and activities for adults and children. The event is hosted by Casual Cal.
Train or Die Compound will hold its inaugural free Costume Boot Camp & Party on October 29 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The training facility is located at 4855 Old National Highway, Unit C. The event will include a live DJ, meal prep raffles and more. The Kroger location along the Old National corridor, the event’s sponsor, will provide door prizes.
Councilwoman Rosie Jackson and the Candy Factory will take place on Thursday, October 31 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at Burdett Park (2945 Burdett Road). The event will include games, vendors, activities, a bounce house and a costume parade.
Connecting the Links presents A Halloween Trunk or Treat Stop the Violence Community Event on October 31 at the Crowe’s Nest Plaza (5495 Old National Highway). The trunk lineup begins at 5:30 p.m and the event will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. The event includes candy, refreshments, games and a prize for best costume. Registration is required at 404-867-9150.
IMHOTEP PTA presents a free Trunk or Treat & Spook-Tacular Golf Festival at the Cascade Golf Center (3520 Cascade Road) on October 31 from 5:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
If you’ll be trick-or-treating in your neighborhood, South Fulton Fire Rescue offers several tips for keeping children safe. Avoid costumes with long, trailing fabric and make sure kids can see clearly through their masks. Walk where there are streetlights if possible and bring a bright flashlight.
Use battery-operated candles or glow sticks in jack-o-lanterns if you’re decorating this year. And keep exits clear of decorations so nothing blocks escape routes in the event of a fire or other emergency.
The Observer wishes you a safe and happy Halloween!