7 November Events Not To Miss in Birmingham

November is a month full of fun in Birmingham, as we move from Fall into the Christmas holidays, there is no shortage of things to do, and great weather to enjoy! Here are some events not to miss!

Dia De Los Muertos

Bare Hands, Inc.’s Día de los Muertos festival is one of the most intricate Day of the Dead celebrations in the Southeast. From massive art installations, music performances and beautiful costumes, to a procession with puppets, homemade altars (ofrendas) and food trucks, Día de los Muertos Número 21 will be an event you do not want to miss!

When: November 3rd and 4th | 4pm – 10pm
Where: Sloss Furnaces

Ticket Info:
$15 in Advance, $20 at the Gate, Free for Children 12 years of age & younger

Veteran’s Day at American Village

Attend Veterans Day at American Village as they host a special event honoring veterans, activity military + their families. Take part in a Service of Thanksgiving, wreath-laying + family-friendly activities.

When: November 10th | 10am – 4pm
Where: American Village
More Info HERE

Red Mountain Theatre: Play Day Bluey’s Thanksgiving Pageant

Play Days are one-day experiences that are designed to let imaginations run wild! Spend a day exploring the world as a character from one of your favorite stories. Students will learn introductory theatre skills in a fun, creative atmosphere!

Bluey is getting ready to perform a Thanksgiving pageant at his school, and he needs your help! Join us for this fun celebration before the real Turkey Day!

Ages 6-8
WHEN Saturday November 11th | 9am – 4pm
WHERE: Red Mountain Theatre Co

Veteran’s Day Parade

76th National Veterans Day Parade, live and in person, along the streets of downtown Birmingham!  The parade begins at 1:00pm, rain or shine!

WHEN: Saturday, November 11th | 1pm

Magic City Mac N Cheese Festival

Small cups of Mac N Cheese for taste testing festival

A day of family fun activities, delicious food and beverages, and some friendly competition among local eateries, food trucks, caterers, and cook teams! Held at Back Forty Beer Company rain or shine! All proceeds go to Community Grief Support to provide free counseling, support groups, and community grief education in the Birmingham area. May the best mac n’ cheese win!

When: Sunday, November 12th | 1pm – 4pm
Where: Back Forty Beer Company

Ticket Info:
$20 Day of Ticket
$5 Children 12 and under
Children 5 and under are free!
Purchase HERE

Glow Wild at the Birmingham Zoo

It’s the kick off of the Birmingham Zoo’s larger-than-life illuminated experience, Glow Wild: An Animal Lantern Celebration! This extraordinary event will be held on select nights from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm during the months of November, December, and January. Watch the Zoo come alive with larger-than-life, jaw-dropping wild animal and sea life lantern creations brilliantly lighting up the night! Take a ride on the Red Diamond Express Train* or go for a spin on the Protective Life Carousel*. Spend all winter long with your Birmingham Zoo and GLOW WILD into the new year!

Opens November 17th and runs select nights through January
More info HERE

Winter Wonder at the Summit

The most festive event of the season! Santa’s Arrival!  Get ready to kick off the holiday season in style with an event that promises fun for everyone! Here’s what you can look forward to:

– Get into the holiday spirit with live music featuring all your favorite festive tunes.
-Face painting for all ages.
-Various Food Trucks
-Adult Apple Cider and Hot Chocolate , Sip on seasonal delights and warm up with adult beverages.
-Regular Apple Cider and Hot Chocolate, Kid-friendly treats to keep everyone cozy.
-Photo Booths   Capture the memories with fun photo opportunities.
-Snow   Experience the magic of a winter wonderland, right here!
-Exclusive Meet and Greet with Santa   Don’t miss your chance to meet Santa in person and share your holiday wishes.

WHEN: November 17th, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
WHERE: The Summit Shopping Center


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