Weekend zombie, cemetery celebrations around Atlanta
Zombie Walk 2008. It's gory, but also hilarious. AJC file photo
Maybe it’s because it’s October and Halloween is ever-closer, or it’s that the weather broke, and it’s a much better time for the undead to rise up from the ground.
Whatever it is, there’s an awful lot of zombie-horror-cemetery celebrating going on this weekend. Here’s a look at some special events, other than the usual haunted houses and ghost tours:
- Atlanta Horrorfest IV includes live music, an art show, film festival and Zombie Walk, at venues like Lenny’s Bar, 486 Decatur Street S.E., Atlanta and The Highlander, 938 Monroe Dr., Atlanta
- Zombie Walk, another part of Horrorfest, begins at Lenny’s Bar, continues to Oakland Cemetery, downtown Atlanta and ends with a MARTA ride from Five Points to King Memorial Station. The walk begins at 3 p.m., but show up as early as noon for proper zombie makeup. Free, but do bring MARTA fare.
- While those zombies are walking near Oakland Cemetery, there’s Sunday in the Park, a Victorian street festival that runs noon-6 p.m. $3 suggested donation, free parking. Oakland Cemetery, 248 Oakland Avenue S.E., Atlanta.