This Year’s Date!
Saturday, October 29th, 2016
Halloween in Athens has a long and much celebrated tradition that dates back all the way to 1974 when students would quite literally take over Court Street. Court Street, being a road only 3 blocks long that houses over 20 bars and restaurants, has been ground zero for Athens nightlife for as long as anyone can remember. The Athens Halloween Block Party has seen crowds as large as 30,000 people in years past.
The Halloween celebration on Court Street is put on by the volunteer work of the Athens Clean and Safe Halloween Committee, which is comprised of Committee chair Jonathan Holmberg and committee member Brandon Thompson. They are responsible for finding funding for the stages and sound, working with the city to close streets, and most importantly, ensuring that the event goes on without incident.