Little 5 Points Halloween Festival Parade

It's that time of year again where nights get a little colder, beer gets a little darker and things get a little weirder. Yes, it is the Little Five Points Halloween Festival... and we have been waiting all year. For the 14th year running, Little 5 Points Business Association will host its annual Halloween Festival and Parade . On October 18th, bring your party hat because the fun starts at 12PM and goes until 11PM (or until kick you get kicked out!). Guests will be treated to a daylong festival of food, fun and frightful frivolity. The festivities will consist of live entertainment on two stages, great food selections and shopping. Local businesses also offer a wide variety of offerings for festival attendees.

Labeled as one of the best Halloween parades in the South, the Little 5 Points Halloween Festival & Parade is the signature Halloween festival in the southeast and one of the top ten Halloween events in the country. I mean, 35,000 people can't be wrong, can they? It is staged in Little 5 Points, Atlanta's premiere business, arts and music district. Each October, the wildly weirdest people flock to Little 5 Points to enjoy great food and drink, live entertainment and some of the strangest crafts and gifts from local artists you could every imagine. Yes, costumes are not only allowed, but highly encouraged. History of Little 5 Points One of Atlanta's oldest and truly unique commercial districts, Little Five Points ('L5P') was the first commercial district outside of downtown Atlanta's Five Points.

Started shortly after the incorporation of Edgewood in 1908 (now known as Candler Park), Little Five Points grew into an offbeat arts and shopping district serving the in-town neighborhoods of Inman Park and Candler Park. By the mid 1930's, Little Five Points boasted three movie theaters (The Palace, The Euclid and the Little Five Points), three grocery stores (Kroger, Colonial and A&P), four drug stores, and three barbershops. From humble beginnings, Little Five Points today claims kinship to Manhattan's Greenwich Village and New Orleans French Quarter. 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 and black and white come to L5P to enjoy a slice of Atlanta and a piece of the South that is somewhat unexpected but always memorable. For more information about the author, Denielle D'Ambrosio, please visit my Google+ profile page.