October Events Not To Miss In Birmingham

The Fall fun continues this month with even more festivals and trick or treating happening around the Magic City. Get out and enjoy all of the fun Birmingham has to offer this time of year, there’s so much happening it will be hard to find time for all the fun!

If you’re looking for a list of Pumpkin Patches make sure to check out this years Pumpkin Patch guide for all the spots in and around Birmingham

October Party on the Porch

Celebrate a great season back on the porch at the final Party on the Porch of 2022! Food, fun, live music, and craft beer. Enjoy the sounds of The Edmond’s Butler Band while you sip on local craft beer, and tasty tacos and tamales from The Tamale Queen.

When: Friday October 7th | 6-8pm for
Where: Alabama Outdoors, Homewood

St Symeon Food and Culture Fair

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

When: Saturday, October 8th | 9am – 3pm
Where: St. Symeon Orthodox Church, Clairmont Ave

Grand Riverfest

Get ready for the Fall Grand RiverFest with 80 vendors! Enjoy arts, crafts, fashion, food, face painting, balloon art, bounce houses, and more!

When: Sunday, October 9th | 12pm – 5pm
Where: Outlet Shops of Grand River
Price: Free Admission

Greek Food Festival

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

When: Thursday October 13th – Saturday, October 15th | 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.

Grace House Pumpkin Festival

A day of family-friendly fun that the Birmingham community looks forward to each year.

-A pumpkin included with each children’s admission! If you’re planning to buy a pumpkin this Fall, let that purchase benefit girls in foster care!
-The “Spider Climb” climbing structure complete with a 45-foot slide!
-Tons of carnival style games, fun activities, and candy and prize giveaways!
-Exotic pet encounters with Ed’s Pet World!
-Food from Uncle G’s Pizza and sweet treats from other favorite local vendors!

When: Saturday, October 15th | 10am
Location: Homewood Central Park
Price: Children’s admission is just $10 and includes access to all festival activities! Adult admission to the festival is free.

Hoots and Howls at the Birmingham Zoo

Calling all ghouls and goblins! Trick-or-treat around the Zoo on the Candy Trail!
Join us for the Hoots & Howls daytime Halloween festival of events at your Zoo! 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)
Where: The Birmingham Zoo

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 October 15th | 10am – 3pm
Where: Town of Mt Laurel
Price: Charge for Activities

Flicks Among the Flowers

The Addams Family will be on the big screen for his free family–friendly event, featuring a costume contest and trick-or-treating for the kids. Gates open at 5 p.m. Movie will begin at sunset (around 6:30 p.m.). Bring a blanket or a low profile lawn chair.

When: Friday, October 21st | 6:30pm
Where: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Price: Free ($5 Donation encouraged)

Salsa Showdown

Save the date for the 11th annual Salsa showdown

When: Saturday, October 22nd
Location: Cahaba Brewing

Harvest Festival

Photo via 280 living.

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 22nd | 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)


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.

This event is free and open to the public.

When: Saturday, October 29th 1pm – 4pm
Location: UAB’s Artplay

Halloween in the Heights

Trick or Treat with the Cahaba Heights Businesses all day. The Businesses will be full of Treats for the entire family.

When: Saturday, October 29th | 10am -5pm
Location: Cahaba Heights


Dog-friendly activities, food trucks, vendors, hay rides, children’s activities, microchip clinic and more.

When: Sunday, October 30th | 11am
Where: Helena Amphitheater
Price: $5, 18 and under free

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