Parade in Downtown Athens


Join the Crowds at the Pre-Parade RUMPUS RALLY at CREATURE COMFORTS!!!


Time: 5pm-8pm

Location: Creature Comforts Brewing Co.

Details: Grab a fresh brew and mingle with all the other Wild Things before the big parade, entertainment TBA!!!


Wild Rumpus Parade & Spectacle!!!

Date: Halloween weekend, Saturday, Oct. 28, 2023

Parade Time: 8:00 pm SHARP

Location: Intersection of W. Hancock St. and Pulaski St. in downtown Athens, GA (see map below)

Details: The Wild Rumpus Parade will start on West Hancock Ave. in downtown Athens adjacent to Creature Comforts Brewing Co.  The parade winds through downtown Athens, with parade artists (see locations on the interactive map below!), ending on W. Washington St. at Pulaski St. for a massive DJ dance party in the street* (entertainment TBA), with sound and lights, aerialists on trapeze, and more.  The Dance Party goes on until 11 pm


Open Container Festival Zones!

Time: 3:00 pm – 1:00 am

Details: Open containers of beer or wine will be allowed inside the barricaded “Festival Zone” which spans several street blocks of downtown, on Washington St. from Pulaski where the dance party happens, all the way up to Lumpkin St. Wristbands are required for outdoor drinking and may be purchased at Creature Comforts, Paloma Park, Ted’s Most Best, Rook & Pawn, and Trappeze Pub inside the festival zone.

(21+ only.  Drinking alcohol in the street or outdoors while outside the festival zone is illegal.)


 2023 Parade Route (tentative)

Get information on festival highlights, places, and music, as well as businesses who sponsor the event, places to stay during your visit, parking, and more.

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