Oakland Cemetery Events

Oakland hosts a wide range of events.  From Victorian Street Festivals, nighttime Halloween Tours, and weekly special topic tours.

Name of Event Event Date
Behind the Stones: Oakland Cemetery’s African American Grounds
This MLK Day, visit historic Oakland Cemetery for a "behind-the-stones" tour of the cemetery's 3.5-acre African American Grounds.
2018
January 15 —
January 15
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
HOF Members Only Event: Victorian Death and Mourning Traditions
Author Beth Dolgner will lead a discussion about Victorian death and mourning traditions, and how they relate to Historic Oakland Cemetery. 
2018
January 21 —
January 21
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Young Historians: Writers of Oakland
Discover the storytellers, novelists, poets, and journalists who brought words to life and entered Oakland’s gates through death.
2018
January 24 —
January 24
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
African American History Tours
Throughout February, Historic Oakland Foundation and the City of Atlanta host guided African American History walking tours at Oakland Cemetery.
2018
February 10 —
February 22
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Love Stories of Oakland
Meet a few Oakland Cemetery residents whose love lasts eternally.
2018
February 10 —
February 11
2:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Malts & Vaults of Oakland: Where Beer Meets History
Get a taste of Atlanta beer history at Malts & Vaults of Oakland!
2018
March 24 —
March 24
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Malts & Vaults of Oakland: Where Beer Meets History
Get a taste of Atlanta beer history at Malts & Vaults of Oakland!
2018
April 21 —
April 21
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Love Stories of Oakland: Mother’s Day Edition
Revamped especially for Mother's Day, Love Stories of Oakland features some of the cemetery's memorable tales of maternal affection.
2018
May 12 —
May 12
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Arts at Oakland Presents: Golden Hour
Arts at Oakland presents: Golden Hour will explore these moments through a series of site-specific installations that alter a viewer's perception.
2018
May 19 —
May 27
12:00 AM
Juneteenth at Oakland Cemetery
Historic Oakland Cemetery honors Juneteenth with programming and tours that are free and open to the public. 
2018
June 16 —
June 16
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tunes from the Tombs
Rock in Peace at Atlanta's most unique music festival!
2018
June 16 —
June 16
12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Sunday in the Park
Celebrate the change in season at Sunday in the Park, Historic Oakland Cemetery's signature fall festival.
2018
September 30 —
September 30
12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Run Like Hell 5K
Race for restoration at Run Like Hell, a 5K benefitting Historic Oakland Foundation's mission to preserve, restore, enhance, and share Oakland Cemetery.
2018
October 13 —
October 13
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Capturing the Spirit of Oakland Halloween Tours
Enjoy historic Oakland Cemetery after dark at the award-winning Capturing the Spirit of Oakland Halloween Tours, an autumn tradition in Atlanta!
2018
October 18 —
October 28
5:30 PM to 10:30 PM