Halloween Fun in Birmingham

Children dressed up for trick or treating on halloween

Tis’ the Season for some spooky fun in Birmingham! If you’re looking for some frightful events good for all ages, here’s a list of things happening in and around the Magic City!

Children dressed up for trick or treating on halloween

Hoots and Howls at the Birmingham Zoo

Join your Birmingham Zoo during the month of October for our new daytime Halloween event, Hoots & Howls! Partake in the happy haunts by wearing your favorite costume. Enjoy trick-or-treating in the new Candy Cave* located in the Zoo’s Reptile Building. Take a wild ride around the Zoo on our Haunted Express Train* and go for a spin on the Cobweb Carousel*. Fun for the whole family, this wicked experience is sure to entertain children of all ages! Our re-imagined holiday event will be held from 10am until 3pm on Saturdays and Sundays starting October 17. Hoots & Howls is a limited socially-distanced event, purchase Hoots & Howls Wristband or Candy Cave tickets online before your visit.

Dates: Oct 17-18 | Oct 24-25 | Oct 30-31

McWane’s Halloween Hunt

Come celebrate Halloween with McWane Science Center at the Halloween Hunt on Friday, October 30 and Saturday, October 31!

With purchase of general admission, guests can participate in a science scavenger hunt throughout our museum. When you check-in at the ticketing counter, you will have the option to receive the scavenger hunt program. Those who complete the Halloween Hunt will receive a small take-home prize as well as be entered to win some other awesome prizes such as a Birmingham Candy gift card, and a free year membership to McWane!

Grab your masks, grab your costumes, and join us for McWane Science Center’s Halloween Hunt!

Halloween Festival at Tannehill

29th Annual Halloween Festival. A non-scary fun-filled holiday event focused on the campgrounds, annually attracts over 6,000 visitors, most of them children. Begun in 1992, the Halloween event features park-sponsored programs during the afternoon and traditional Halloween candy “trick or treat” stops  during the evening. A special tradition is the festival’s annual Halloween Festival T-shirt. Campground site decorations and lights are extensive, creative and surreal.

Saturday, October 31st | 11am – 4pm
Trick or Treat at 5pm

Halloween Bash at Briarfield Ironworks

Looking for something to do this year for Halloween. Come bring your kids out for some fun, and do some trick-or-treating and we will have other fun things for the kids to do. There will also be a concession stand. In a safe and friendly environment.
Park admission:
Adults: (12+) $4.00
Children: (6-11) $3.00
Seniors: (62+) $3.00

October 24th | 11am – 8pm

If you’re looking for some socially distanced Trick or Treating this year, make sure to check out our list HERE!


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