Play by Day, Glow by Night Pumpkin Festival at Stone Mountain Park

Annual event returns with all-new Pumpkin Lasershow, glow experiences

September 24, 2021

Stone Mountain Park’s Pumpkin Festival – Play by Day, Glow by Night, an outdoor extravaganza returns bigger, better, and brighter this year. Visitors are welcome to celebrate the splendor of autumn during the park’s Pumpkin Festival, a family tradition featuring an all-new glow-in-the-dark parade, thousands of jack-o-lanterns, a giant glowing pumpkin tree, costumed characters, glow-in-the-dark mini-golf, new storytelling adventures, glow-in-the-dark dinosaurs, and more nighttime family-friendly experiences. Discover a patch of fall fun on acres of natural beauty from Sept. 18 – Oct. 31 (select dates).

Guests can play by day and experience all of their favorite park attractions and special fall entertainment, then glow by night in a whole new light. Glow by night is an immersive experience with more glow and nighttime outdoor fun. New this year, celebrate all things Pumpkin with a special viewing of the Pumpkin Lasershow and fireworks. Guests can explore the all-new glow-in-the-dark experiences throughout the festival. And finally, end the night with an all-new glowing nighttime parade featuring new floats and favorite storybook characters, dancing their way throughout the festival.

Take an outdoor journey through classic storybook tales that come to life in 10 new themed areas with over 40 newly imagined scenes, thousands of glowing lights, massive carved pumpkins, bubbles, fog, and plenty of not-so-spooky, glow-in-the-dark adventures after sunset.

From fairytales to nursery rhymes, be part of the adventure as you encounter your favorite storybook characters! Discover an underwater marvel 20,000 leagues under the sea, catch a fairytale remix with Mother Goose, and join the 3 little pigs for an adventure on the scenic railroad. Come immerse yourself in outdoor picture-book settings with fun fall decor and much, much more!

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Listed in Frommer’s 500 Places to Visit with Your Kids Before They Grow Up and cited by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution as one of “35 Natural Wonders in Georgia You Must See Before You Die,” Stone Mountain Park is located 15 miles east of downtown Atlanta. For more information about Stone Mountain Park attractions and hours of operation, call 1-800-401-2407 or visit

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