Parade in Downtown Athens


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


Date: SATURDAY OCT. 26!!

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. 26, 2024

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. from Lumpkin St. to Pulaski St. for a massive spectacle with multiple stages, sound & lights, trapeze and pole performers, fire performers, dance and step troupes, installations, and a MASSIVE DJ THROW DOWN in the street*!!!  The Dance Party and Spectacle goes on until 11 pm 😀

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CATCH OUR WILD RUMPUS MERCANTILE ON SITE… pick up dynamite Athens, GA WILD RUMPUS souvenirs!!!  Our merchandise pop-up on Washington St. in the Festival Zone will have awesome T-shirts, spankin’ new beanie hats and 5-panel caps with embroidered patches, commemorative Twin Laser Kittens II pins (!!), custom printed sweatshirts, hand-screened Wild Rumpus posters from RubySue Graphics and loads more!!!


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, Cheba Hut, Rook & Pawn, Ted’s Most Best, Trappeze Pub, Flicker, Clocked, and El Paso Tacos + Tequila inside the festival zone.  See the interactive map below to locate these places!

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


 2023 Parade Route (2024 TBA)

Zoom in to explore 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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