THE AMAZING LITTLE 5 POINTS HALLOWEEN PARADE & FESTIVAL BACK IN 2022

One of the best Halloween events in Atlanta is the Little 5 Points Halloween Parade, which takes place in the Little Five Points neighborhood of Atlanta during the Little Five Points Halloween Festival. 

Little 5 Points is such an eclectic neighborhood in Atlanta, Georgia, and the Halloween parade is just as much fun.

For the first time since 2018, the Little 5 Point Parade is back with a new route at a new time. Here’s everything you need to know about the Little 5 Points Halloween Festival and Parade in 2022.

LITTLE 5 POINTS HALLOWEEN PARADE & FESTIVAL BACK IN 2022
Courtesy Little 5 Points Halloween Festival

L5P HALLOWEEN PARADE

The Little 5 Points Halloween Parade will be back in 2022 with a new route.

In the past, the parade started at Austin Avenue and Euclid Avenue, before moving up Euclid to Moreland Avenue. This year, we know the route will be different, but details have not yet been released. Check for updates on their Facebook page.

There is a new time and date, as well! This year, the parade will take place on Sunday, October 23, 2022 at 2 p.m.

BIZARRE BAZAAR HAUNTED MARKET

On both days of the festival, October 22-23, 2022, from Noon to 6 p.m., you’ll find the BIZarre Bazaar Haunted Market on Euclid Avenue. Explore the artist market and see all the amazing handmade goods and art.

MONSTER HUNT

Are you ready to hunt some monsters?!

Local artists will reveal their monstrous creations throughout Little 5 Points on Saturday, October 22. Each artist will create a monster for you to find, and it’s up to you to find them all! Monster maps will be available at L5P Community Center and Findley Plaza for a donation.

The first 300 to complete the hunt will get a limited edition L5P Monster Magazine.

FREAK SHOW

Have you ever wanted to witness an old-school Freak Show? Well, now is your chance!

On both days of the festival, Rainy Day Revival is presenting their Freak Show at the L5P Community Center for $5. (Kids 5 and under are free.)

They guarantee you’ll be amazed by two-headed animals, cyclops, and a 6-foot man-eating chicken. Sounds freaky!

MONSTER BALL

To get into the spirit before the festival starts, head to the Monster Ball at The Star Bar on Thursday, October 20 at 7 p.m.

You’ll get to meet monster artists, hear live music, and dress up in your best costume. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door, and includes food and entertainment and a cash bar.

LITTLE 5 POINTS: ATLANTA’S ALTERNATIVE SHOPPING DISTRICT

Little Five Points was the first commercial district outside of downtown Atlanta.  The Little Five Points section forms the northeast boundary of the Inman Park neighborhood. From the beginning, L5P was an offbeat arts and shopping district. Locals refer to it as the “Southern version of Manhattan’s Greenwich Village.”  The local counter-culture makes for some great people-watching, as well an unique shopping and entertainment — and that’s on a normal day.

That same vibe comes through (and is even magnified) during the annual Little Five Points Halloween Parade.

Arrive early and stay late — it’s one of the best Halloween events in the country.  In addition to the parade, shopping and food vendors, the Little Five Points Halloween Festival includes live music on three stages – the Star Bar Stage, Wrecking Bar Brewpub/Findley Plaza Stage and the Star Bar Venue Stage.

TIPS FOR A GREAT EXPERIENCE AT THE L5P HALLOWEEN PARADE

  • Parking can be really tight in L5P, so it’s best not to drive there during the festival weekend. Walk, bike, scooter, Lyft, Uber or take MARTA, if possible. The Inman Park MARTA Station is a short walk away from the festival. If you decide to Uber or use Lyft, get dropped off on Dekalb Ave. Here is a map of L5P.
  • The Little 5 Points Halloween Parade is part of the L5P Halloween Festival, which will be held on October 22-23, 2022. There is the artists market, food vendors, and live entertainment on multiple stages.
  • Some of the costumes you’ll see can be quite intense and can be a bit much for young children, although we always see kids who don’t seem to be scared at all. You may want to warn kids beforehand that it’s all make believe.
  • For the most part, the floats and marchers in the parade are family-friendly, and there are lots of familiar characters for the kids too.
  • If you’re looking for more spookiness, consider take a Ghost Tour through Little 5 Points, and learn all about the neighborhood’s most eerie and historic landmarks. Runs on select dates in October and early November.

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