Fall is my favorite season, not just because of the weather, and football, but because the Magic City comes to life with Festivals that will please the whole family! So, we’re sharing with you 10 things we love to do in the Fall in Birmingham!
Things to Do this Fall in Birmingham!
- Take an early Saturday morning stroll through Pepper Place. We love going during the summer, but we aren’t big fans of the heat. Fall is the perfect time to take in all the Saturday Morning Market has to offer while enjoying the crispness of a perfectly fall, fall morning.
- Whistle Stop Festival in Irondale. More than one hundred vendors will be selling art, crafts, and terrific food. Full on Family fun and the chance to see what the Fried Green Tomato Fuss is all about! Saturday, September 30th starting at 10am
- Pumpkin Patches, Fall Festivals and Halloween Happenings! Check our full guide to make your plans
- Music lovers will enjoy a chilled out afternoon listening to some tunes atop Red Mountain at Vulcan Aftertunes. Cool tunes, craft brews and sweet views with up-and-coming artists as well as everyone’s favorite cast iron statue, Vulcan. Three dates. October 1st, October 15th, and October 29th.
- Take a Hike! Birmingham and surrounding areas are home to endless possibilities for hiking and some are even great for camping (if that’s your thing.) Oak Mountain, Ruffner Mountain, Red Mountain Park, Moss Rock, up to Cheaha. Wait for the leaves to start changing and it makes the perfect family activity for fall.
- Homewood Witches Ride. A 2 mile ride benefiting the American Cancer Society. Women from all over Birmingham gather on their brooms to ride for a cause while tossing candy to the kid lined streets. ALL children are welcome to come out and enjoy the free candy. October 30th
- Moss Rock Festival. On the first full weekend in November, Moss Rock Preserve becomes the focus for art, design and environmental lovers everywhere with this 2 day festival. November 4th and 5th.
- Celebrate the 15th Day of the Dead Festival. November 2nd in the streets of Pepper Place. Celebrate the lives of those that came before and those that are still with us through music, memorial roll call, jazz street parade, the Frida Kahlo Ceremony, dance, food vendors, the Corona Beer Garden, art, kids’ activities and most importantly the altars erected to those we have loved.
- Oktoberfest at Das Haus. Authentic German food, beer and entertainment all Family Friendly! Currently scheduled for October 14th. Make sure to check their Facebook Page for more information.
- 13th Annual Barber Vintage Festival. One of the most highly anticipated motorcycle events in the world. The three-day festival features a fan zone, food and entertainment, Ace Corner, a Century Parade, a swap meet with hundreds of vendors, Wall of Death, Globe of Death and more. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit their website.
What are your favorite things to do during fall in Birmingham?