About Little 5 Points Halloween Festival and Parade

The Little 5 Points (L5P) Halloween Festival and Parade is one of the top ten Halloween events in the country. The festival takes place in L5P, a premiere business, arts and music district and is one of the oldest and most eclectic neighborhoods in Atlanta. The festivals began in the 1970’s and the parades were added in 2000. Each October, thousands of people flock to Little 5 Points to enjoy great food and drink, live entertainment, local vendors, and the best Halloween parade in the South!

Important Festival Details:


HOURS:  Noon til 10 pm.  Parade starts at 4 pm.

ARE PETS ALLOWED?  NO, per City of Atlanta Ordinance.

PARKING:  Walk, bike, Lyft, Uber, or Take MARTA. There is very little parking.

For details about PARADE,  ENTERTAINMENT, VENDORS, and VOLUNTEERING see individual pages.

About Little 5 Points

Known for its independent ways, L5P boasts several independently owned and one-of-a-kind stores which includes several vinyl record and CD stores, an old fashioned pharmacy, the first community based credit union in Georgia, the southeast’s largest co-op grocery store, the first alternative FM radio station, beauty parlors, a barber shop, bike shop, piercing and tattoo stores, and other novelty shops.

Currently a mecca of dining options, L5P caters to diverse taste buds from bar eats to Indian, Cajun, Mexican, vegetarian, etc. L5P also has juice, ice cream, and coffee shops. The night life is always rocking with three live entertainment venues, two theaters, and a brewery. Still a popular stopover for famous musicians, the streets of L5P have seen the likes of Mick Jagger, Bono, John Hiatt, REM, Driving N Crying, the B-52’s, Black Crowes, the Indigo Girls, Jonathan Risban, the Ramones, Kris Kross, Outkast, and Radiohead.  Spike Lee and numerous famous comedians such as Tiffany, Fred Armisen, and Hannibal Buress are also known to frequent L5P.

Known for its diverse and eclectic offerings, L5P is a destination for locals and visitors who seek out counter-culture whether it’s for people watching, shopping, dining, or enjoying the arts. Both young and old, black, white, and purple come to L5P to enjoy a slice of Atlanta and a piece of the South that is somewhat unexpected but always memorable.