Growing up in a small, southern community, Halloween usually consisted of the Fall Festival at church and maybe some trick-or-treating when we got a little older. Now that we live in the “big city,” we usually catch a parade, go trick-or-treating, and then head to a friend’s house for chili. We’ve loved starting new traditions as a family, and Birmingham sure has a lot to offer when it comes to Halloween festivities — for both adults and for families.
Even though I’ve lived in Birmingham over a decade, I’m always surprised and excited to see that this city offers so many unique events. Whether it’s Christmas movies at the Alabama Theatre or Pepper Place on Saturday mornings, I love discovering new things to do downtown. I love living just minutes away from all of the events these revitalized neighborhoods have to offer, and I can’t wait to participate in a few of these Halloween festivities.
This year, many of the downtown events take place over the weekend, so make sure to mark your calendars if you see something that catches your eye! There are great events taking place in other parts of the city as well!
Friday, October 27th
From the website:
Join us at 7:30 pm for Spooked: True Scary Stories
There will be coffee, water, and snacks available from Church Street Coffee.
VIP Tickets will be benefitting Alabama Possible.
BOO 22 will be open to adults 21 years of age and older. Admission fee is $25.00 cash at the door.A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Alabama!
Saturday, October 28th
“Roots & Revelry and the Thomas Jefferson Tower are pleased to bring you a Halloween experience like none other. Peaches & Scream, a Halloween Spectacular that once graced Birmingham every year, is BACK with a vengeance! We are thrilled to team up with some of the biggest acts in town, along with sponsors New Amsterdam Vodka, C4 Productions, Birmingham Mountain Radio, Avondale Brewing, Event Rentals Unlimited, and more to bring you this sophisticatedly spooky event…
Multiple rooms boasting different themes will provide different vibes to continue elevating your evening. Several djs and live acts to tickle everyone’s fancy will entertain all party-goers.”
“Dance with the dead and hundreds of your spooky friends to music provided by Birmingham’s favorite DJs – – NEON ELECTRIC! Mingle with mummies as they make your favorite mixers. Munch with monsters as they provide mouthwatering bites from Birmingham’s most popular food trucks. Party games, terrifying live actors, amazing special effects, and incredible monsters make this a fright night you won’t want to miss! Ages 21 and up.”
Sunday, October 29th
Proceeds will be used to upgrade the dog park.
My husband and I are looking forward to making the most of our daughter’s first real Halloween (last year she was five weeks old) by attending as many of these events as possible! She loves tutus, so if you see us around town, she’ll be the cutie in the Belle costume with the big, gold tutu.