Halloween Happenings and Special Events in Birmingham

If you’re already gearing up for some spooky halloween fun, you’re going to want to add these events to your list… Birmingham is making it easy celebrate with with all of these Halloween Happenings.

If you want even more Fall and Halloween Fun, don’t forget to check out these lists and guides:

Looking for Pumpkin Patches? You’ll find those HERE
Looking for Witches Rides? Click HERE
October Events not to miss… Find those HERE
Fall Festivals and Special Events? Click HERE

Hoots and Howls at the Birmingham Zoo

Calling all ghouls and goblins!
Trick-or-treat around the Zoo on the Candy Trail!
Join the Birmingham Zoo for the Hoots & Howls daytime Halloween festival of events. Wear your costumes and trick-or-treat through the Candy Trail, join in the Monster Mash dance party with the DJ, take a ride on the Red Diamond Express Train and Protective Life Carousel, meet animals of all shapes and sizes, and play yard games on Henley Lawn!

WHEN:  10:00 am – 4:00 pm every Saturday and Sunday the last 3 weekends in October (15-16, 22-23, 29-30)

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Boo Bash N’ Splash

Join Goldfish Swim School for an evening of ghouls, goblins, and Goldfish! Activities include open family swim, snacks, and Trick-or-Treat. This event is FREE for members or $5 per child.

WHEN: Friday October 14th | 5pm
WHERE: Goldfish Swim School

Harry Potter Overnight Adventure

Join McWane Science Center for a magical overnight adventure inside the museum. This night is for Wizarding Families and Muggle Groups alike. During our Overnight Adventures, guests get to spend the night in the museum, exploring science, sleeping under the exhibits, and of course, watching Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in IMAX. So bring your sleeping bags and your magic wands, and discover the magic of science at McWane Science Center.

WHEN: Friday, October 14th
WHERE: McWane Science Center

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Pumpkins on the Patio

Join Monday Night Social Club for Pumpkins on the Patio, a day of fall fun!
Starting at noon, they’ll have FREE pumpkins for painting and carving. The taproom team will be DJing your favorite spooky tunes. Design a gourd-geous masterpiece while enjoying their selection of seasonal brews and cocktails and indulge in their delicious Sunday brunch menu.
Pumpkins are first come first serve, so get there early to enjoy the day. All are welcome!

WHEN: Sunday October 16th | 12pm – 8pm
WHERE: Monday Night Brewing

Haunt the Hills

Trick-or-Treat on the Grand Lawn with local businesses from 4:00-6:00 pm!
Dress in your best family-friendly costume for a Costume Contest with prizes for Kids, Adults, Pets and Groups!

Bring a chair or blanket to watch the movie Hocus Pocus at 7:00 pm!

WHEN: Saturday, October 22nd | 4pm
WHERE: Wald Park

ArtPlay Presents ArtPlay Family Halloween Party

Get the whole family dressed up in your favorite costumes and join other families for fun Halloween activities, food and music at the ArtPlay house.

WHEN: Saturday, October 29th 1pm – 4pm
WHERE: UAB’s ArtPlay

Mystics of Mountain Brook Halloween Parade

Calling all ghouls and ghosts! October is creeping in and we all know what that means… It’s time for the The Mystics of Mountain Brook Halloween Parade!

WHEN: Monday, October 31st | 4pm

Trick or Treat at Homewood Library

Stop by every department with your spooktacular costumes for some tricks or treats from your local librarians. Bonus points if you dress up as a book character!

WHEN: Monday, October 31st | All Day
WHERE: Homewood Public Library

Trick or Treat at Hoover Library

Trick or Treat in the Library | All day

WHEN: Monday, October 31st | All Day
WHERE: Hoover Public Library

Trick or Treat at Trusville Library

Stations will be set up around the library for children to collect candy and prizes. The stations will be decorated with various literary themes – see if you can guess them all! Each child will be able to choose a book to keep from the last station (while supplies last). Dress up and bring a bag to join the fun!

Note: The library will close at 4:00pm.

WHEN: Monday, October 31st | All Day
WHERE: Trussville Library

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