Haunts and Happenings: Things To Do in Marietta This Fall

Haunts and Happenings: Things To Do in Marietta This Fall

As the temperatures cool down and leaves change color, Marietta comes alive with a variety of exciting events and activities that celebrate the season. In this post, we’ll guide you through some of the must-attend fall happenings and delicious dining experiences Marietta has to offer.


October 14 and 15, 2023 >Location: Marietta Square

Chalktoberfest is the perfect way to kick off fall with a burst of color! This vibrant event showcases the incredible talents of local and national chalk artists as they turn the sidewalks of Marietta Square into stunning works of art. The Craft Beer and Wine Festival on Saturday will offer a chance to sample over 120 beers and 20 wine varieties. Enjoy live music, drinks, food vendors, and a creative atmosphere that’s perfect for the whole family.

HarvestFest & Scarecrows in the Square

October 21, 2023 >Location: Glover Park

HarvestFest is a beloved Marietta tradition that celebrates the spirit of fall. With handmade arts and crafts, Scarecrows in the Square, firetrucks, police cars and more to touch, a costume contest, and a pie eating contest, this event offers something for everyone.

Movies at the Strand

Various showings throughout October.>Location: Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre

Enjoy classic and contemporary films at the historic Strand Theatre. Movies at the Strand this month provide a mix of family favorites and spooky classics. From Hocus Pocus to The Rocky Horror Picture Show, there’s a movie that suits everyone’s taste.

Glover Park After Dark

Every Wednesday in October, 6 – 8 pm>Location: Glover Park

Experience the power of storytelling at Glover Park After Dark. This month-long event features master storytellers who will captivate your imagination with their tales. Every Wednesday, the storyteller series features a family-friendly dramatic reading of a children’s story or literary classic followed by an Open Mic session of writers, authors, and poets showcasing their literary works. It’s an enchanting experience that you won’t want to miss.

Halloween at the Museums

Various Dates Throughout October>Locations: Marietta History Museum & William Root House Museum and Garden

Prepare for spooky fun at Marietta History Center and William Root House Museum. Pop In for free fun at the Marietta History Center It’s a day of Halloween crafts on Saturday, October 21. During the month of October, the rooms inside the Root House are decorated for a Victorian-era funeral. Hannah and William Root’s eldest son, Willie Root, served as Cobb County coroner from 1883 to 1887. This lecture on October 20, will explore Willie’s curious relationship with death.  It’s a spine-tingling way to learn about Marietta’s past

Restaurants with Halloween-Inspired Themes

Marietta’s dining scene doesn’t disappoint when it comes to Halloween-inspired themes. Check out these restaurants for a spooky culinary adventure:

  • Two Birds Taphouse: Known for its inventive cuisine, Two Birds Taphouse is bringing the magical wizarding world of Harry Potter to life. The menu will feature themed drinks. You can expect giveaways and more. 
  • Marietta Melt Yard: Get your comfort food fix at the Marietta Melt Yard, where you can enjoy specialty drinks with a spooky twist.
  • Mami Taco: For those craving something different, Mami Taco serves up delectable tacos and cocktails with a Mexican twist that’s perfect for Dia de los Muertos. 


Fall in Marietta is a time for celebration, creativity, and community. Whether you’re enjoying chalk art, watching a spooky movie at the Strand, or indulging in Halloween-inspired cocktails, you’ll find plenty of ways to make the most of this enchanting season in Marietta. Don’t miss out on these fantastic events and experiences that make fall in Marietta truly magical!