Fall Festivals and Special Events in Birmingham

Get ready to celebrate the magic of autumn with your little pumpkins!  We’ve got the best that Birmingham has to offer when it comes to Fall Festivals and special events!

Fall Festivals and Special Events in Birmingham

Whistle Stop Festival

Live music, food, vendors, children’s activities and more.

When: Saturday September 30 | 10am – 5pm
Where: 310 29th Street South, Irondale
Price: Free

Fiesta Birmingham at Linn Park

Music, dance, performing arts, visual arts, children’s activities, cultural education, authentic Latin food as well as community and health-related resources are all part of the event. This year, Fiesta is bringing back a favorite component, Lucha Libre, which will feature the Blue Demon from Mexico, Iguana hailing from Guatemala, and other famous Mexican professional wrestling acts.

When: September 30th, Noon – 8pm
Where: Linn Park

World Wide Playday at Vulcan Park

Vulcan Park & Museum is partnering with Nickelodeon and The Association of Children’s Museums for Worldwide Day of Play! As a day dedicated to experiencing joyful learning through play, this event focuses on getting kids and families up, out, and playing around.

Lawn games, DIY arts projects, food and mascot V. Click to purchase your tickets to join in on the fun!

When: Saturday: September 30th, 10am – 1pm
Where: Vulcan Park and Museum

Picnic at Railroad Park

Community event featuring music, food, children’s activities and more!

When: Sunday, October 1st | 12pm – 5pm
Where: Railroad Park
Price: Free Admission

Moundville Native American Festival

Traditional dances, listen to stories and music, and support local and Native American businesses at an ancient city on the Black Warrior River.

When: Wednesday October 4th – Saturday October 7th | Wednesday and Thursday, and 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Where: Moundville Archaeological Park
Price: Admission is $10 per person. Children 5 years old and under are free.

Greek Food Festival

Birmingham’s oldest and most anticipated cultural event that offers an abundance of delicious Greek cuisine.

When: Thursday October 5th – Saturday, October 7th| 10:30am -9:30pm each day
Where: Holy Trinity-Holy Cross
Price: The open air festival offers free admission. Outside tented seating for dining will be available. Food plates are individually priced and the Greek pastries will be pre-packaged and sold in the food lines.

Buck Creek Festival

Two day festival that includes live bands, arts, crafts and retail vendors, kids play area, beer tent, food trucks and the iconic rubber duck race. This is a family friendly event.

When: Friday, October 6th & Saturday October 7th | Friday 6pm – 10pm, Saturday 7pm
Where: Helena Amphitheatre

Alabama Butterbean Festival

Vendors, food booths, crafts tables, music, cooking contests, children’s activities, fireworks and more.

When: Friday, October 6th & Saturday October 7th | 6pm – 10pm Friday and 8am – 4pm Saturday
Where: Downtown Pinson
Price: Free

Grand Riverfest

Get ready for the Fall Grand RiverFest! Enjoy arts, crafts, fashion, food, face painting, balloon art, bounce houses, and more!

When: Sunday, October 8th | 12pm – 5pm
Where: Outlet Shops of Grand River
Price: Free Admission

Flicks Among the Flowers

Flicks Among the Flowers is back! This free event features the 1993 movie Hocus Pocus starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy. Movie rating: PG. Gates open at 5 p.m. Come dressed for our costume contest! Bring a blanket or a low-profile lawn chair. Movie begins at sunset (around 6:30 p.m.).

When: Friday, October 13th | 6:30pm
Where: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Price: Free ($5 Donation encouraged)

Harvest Festival

Celebrate Fall and welcome the beautiful Autumn colors that grace our Oak Mountain each year!
Hay Rides! Bounce Houses! Shopping with LOCAL Artists! Food Trucks! Pony Rides! Yard Games! Guided Hikes! Crafts! Educational Treetop Nature Trail Tours! Pet Friendly! MORE!

When: Saturday, October 14th | 9pm – 4pm
Where: Oak Mountain State Park
Price: Age 3 and under are free | Age 4-11 are $2 each | Age 12-61 are $5 each |  Age 62+ are $2 each *Military and Veterans FREE*
(Annual Passes are Valid)

St Symeon Food and Culture Fair

Outdoor marketplace with food and gifts, choir concert, church tours throughout the event.

When: Saturday, October 14th | 9am – 3pm
Where: St. Symeon Orthodox Church, Clairmont Ave

Dia De Los Muertos

Commemorative altars, art installation, memorial roll call, food trucks, beer garden, music and more. Festival is inspired by traditions in Mexico, paying tribute to loved ones who’ve passed away. Hosted by Bare Hands Inc., a nonprofit organization.

When: Thursday, November 2nd | 4pm – 10pm and Friday, November, 3 from 4 to 10 p.m.
Where: Sloss Furnaces
Price: $15 in advance | $20 at the gate | 12 and younger are free

Mt Laurel Fall Festival

The Mt Laurel Fall Festival returns October 15th! Celebrate fall in the beautiful Town of Mt Laurel and enjoy a day shopping our vibrant street fair, savor dishes from the best local food trucks, and strolling the idyllic streets of one of Birmingham’s best neighborhoods.

When: Saturday November 4th| 10am – 3pm
Where: Town of Mt Laurel
Price: Charge for Activities

Moss Rock Festival

The perfect outdoor eco-creative festival with a regional focus on art + design.

When: Saturday-Sunday, November 4-5 | Saturday 10AM-5PM, Sunday 10AM-4PM
Where: Hoover Metropolitan Complex, 5500 Stadium Trace Parkway, Hoover, AL 35244
Price: Advance – $11 | At Gate – 12 | Kids 15 + under – FREE

Magic City Mac N Cheese Festival

Family/pet friendly outdoor event showcasing the ultimate comfort food: mac n’ cheese! Live music, kids’ zone, food & drink benefitting CGS.

When: Sunday, November 12th | 1pm – 4pm
Where: Back Forty Beer Company
Price: $15 Early bird | $20 Day of tickets | $5 children 12 and under | Children under 12 are free


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