Calling all FREAKS
You are invited to participate!
in Athens, GA's Halloween Extravaganza....
March in costume through the streets
with thousands of other Wild Things!
Scroll down to learn about the Wild Rumpus....

Welcome to the Official Site of Athens, GA's Own Halloween Mardi Gras, The WILD RUMPUS!!! Prepare to Rump.

The Wild Rumpus is an annual Halloween Event in Athens, GA… a small city known worldwide for it’s music, art, and creative energy. All are invited to be a part of the Wild Rumpus Parade by showing up in costume and romping through the streets of downtown with thousands of other Wild Things… shouting at the sky, pounding drums, and howling by the light of the Moon in the dark night!!!

Wild Rumpus October 25-26, 2019 - (Parade, Sat. Oct. 26) - Event Schedule Below


Thu. Sept 26 – 6-8pm – The Opening Reception for ‘FUN’- an art exhibition at Wild Rumpus partner Hotel Indigo + Hotel Indigo Gallery – fb event here
Fri. Oct 18 – NOON-3pm – The MONSTER MASH Halloween Party for Kids and Families – The Foundry
Fri. Oct. 25 – 7:30pm – The WILD RUMPUS Weekend KICKOFF PARTY ft. UNKNOWN HINSON with special guests SHEHEHE and ANDREA & MUDD – The Foundry
Sat. Oct. 26 – 7am registration | Fun Run 8:45am | 5k 9am –  The Wild RUNpus 5K and FUN RUN for Kids – Creature Comforts Brewery
Sat. Oct. 26 – 6pm-8:30pm – The RUMPUS RALLY ft. ELF POWER, CALICO VISION, DJ CHIEF ROCKA – Creature Comforts Brewery
Sat. Oct. 26 – 8:30pm SHARPThe WILD RUMPUS PARADE & SPECTACLE!!! – Downtown Athens, starting on W. Hancock Ave. at Pulaski St.

Wild Rumpus and Creature Comforts-Sponsored Music Venues Hosting Parties After the Parade

Sat. Oct. 26 – 10:30pm – The ROYAL RUMPUS BALL ft. BOOMBOX, special guest tba – Georgia Theatre – Sponsored by Creature Comforts Brewing Co. and Zero Mile
Sat. Oct. 26 – time tba – The KOURTESANS – 40 Watt Club
Sat. Oct. 26 – time tba – TBA – Caledonia Lounge
Sat. Oct. 26 – time tba – TBA – Flicker Theater and Bar


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EXPLORE the MAP to learn about the Parade Bands and Features, and find out about some of our wonderful sponsors! Click on the icons for info.

Wild Rumpus Swag - Rumpus All Year Long With These Great Gifts

Tshirts, Posters, Tote Bags and more!

Awesome Gift Ideas for your holiday monsters!!!

Collect all of the Wild Rumpus T-shirts from previous years, and be the first to wear the newest designs!

Click HERE or the Shop link in the top menu to see all items available!

Wild Rumpus Travel News - Visit Athens on A Fabulously Exciting Night!


“The Wild Rumpus is Athens’ Biggest Halloween Party. The vision of The Wild Rumpus is to provide an organized avenue for the massive array of Athens creativity which manifests with such awesome power every Halloween.” –Read More

And CHECK OUT the Wild Rumpus hotel package specials in Athens for the festival!

TEN YEARS of Wild Rumpus - Previous Themes, inspired by the signs of the Zodiac!

 Be a Partner of the Celebration – Your Guide to Wild Rumpus Sponsorships is Here.

Wild Rumpus welcomes all to be a part of the festivities- Anyone may contribute, at any amount. Check out the Sponsor Guide linked here, and click ‘Donate’ below to get started with your donation.

Click [HERE] to view 2018 Partner and Sponsor Guide

 This is the resource you need to be a Wild Rumpus Mover!  Please email with any questions, or to request a printed Sponsorship Guide.  Thank you!

Click “Donate” to Support Wild Rumpus and 2018 Non-Profit Partner, ATHENS AREA HOMELESS SHELTER!