The ultimate guide to Halloween parties and costume contests in Birmingham

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Planning the ultimate Halloween costume but don’t know where to show it off? Then check out our ultimate guide to Halloween parties and costume contests happening in Birmingham all month long!

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In the mood for an amazing night filled with thrills? Then haunt the dark halls of the B&A Warehouse at BOO 22 – Birmingham’s Biggest, Baddest and Oldest Halloween Party. Dress for the original Midnight Hairy and Scary Costume Contest for a chance to win over $1,000 in cash and prizes!

This hauntingly fun night will be filled with howls of entertainment:

  • Live music from Gentleman Zero
  • Disco Skeleton Cellar with DJ Mark AD
  • Scaryoke Karaoke with Mike Shell
  • Palm Reader Psychic Norrell
  • Henna tattoos
  • Horror movie lounge
  • Free photo booth

First 500 guests to arrive will receive a free BOO 22 T-shirt.

When: Friday, October 27

Time: 8p.m. – 2a.m.

Where: B&A Warehouse – 1531 1st Ave South

Cost: $25

Age: 21+

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It’s a spooky night benefiting the animals – and it’s sure to be a howlin’ good time! The Greater Birmingham Humane Society’s ANNUAL Halloween party is back: HOWLS & GROWLS – and it’s bigger and better than ever. Dress up for the costume contest and dance all night with Neon Electric.

Here’s what’s in store:

  • Costume contest with opportunities to win anywhere from $500-$2,000 cash
  • Top Birmingham DJs, Neon Electric
  • Party games
  • Door Prizes
  • Open bar
  • Food trucks
  • Live actors and terrifying monsters
  • Special effects lighting

Proceeds benefit the GBHS.

When: Saturday, October 28

Time: 7p.m. – 11p.m.

Where: Old Car Heaven – 3501 1st Ave S

Cost: $35

Age: 21+, humans only

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The Peaches and Scream Halloween Extravaganza is back this year for another sophisticated spooktacular event. Roots and Revelry and the Thomas Jefferson Tower team up with some of the biggest acts in town to entertain all party-goers around the ‘ham.

Highlights include:

  • Costume Contest – Prizes will be awarded to Best Costume, Best Couple Costume and Most Original Costume
  • Multiple themed rooms with spectacular props and lighting, and full bars in every room
  • Top Birmingham DJs
  • Dance floors
  • Halloween-themed cocktails

For the ultimate Peaches and Scream experience, tickets will award you exclusive access to a private parlor filled with a chef-inspired buffet, hand-crafted cocktails, full bar with top-shelf liquor, and a private tasting with Slag Heap Brewing Company.

When: Saturday, October 28

Time: 9p.m. – 2a.m.

Where: Roots and Revelry – 1623 2nd Ave North, Suite B

Cost: Single VIP, $100; Couples VIP, $180; Single General Admission, $40; Couples General Admission, $60

Age: 21+

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An artful night awaits you at Painting with a Twist’s first annual Halloween Paint Party and Costume Contest. Enjoy twisted Halloween fun with tricks, treats and lots of paint. Be sure to wear a costume for a chance to win a wicked awesome gift!

When: Tuesday, October 31

Time: 7p.m. – 9p.m.

Where: Painting with a Twist – 701 Doug Baker Blvd, #106

Cost: $35 per seat

Ages: 18+

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Get in the Halloween spirit and help a good cause when attending Kid One Transport’s fifth annual Trick or Trot 5K Costume Run. Awards will be given to:

  • Biggest Team
  • Most spirited team (Best costumes)
  • Most spirited individual (Best costume)
  • Most spirited kid (Best costume)
  • Most spirited owner and pet (Best costumes)

When: Saturday, October 21

Time: Run – 8a.m. Costume contest – 7a.m. – 7:45a.m.

Where: Sloss Furnace – 20 32nd Street North

Registration Fee: $30

Benefits: All proceeds from the Trick or Trot 5K benefit Kid One Transport and will raise funds to provide transportation to medical care for children and expectant mothers throughout Alabama.

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Join in on the spine-chilling fun at the Lakeview Horror Crawl – a unique Halloween-themed pub crawl that will take you through the haunted streets of Birmingham’s Historic Lakeview Entertainment District. Check out Halloween-themed drinks, live entertainment and a grand-prize costume contest. Purchase a wristband for $20 and get:

  • Full access to the pub crawl
  • Pub crawl cup
  • Free beer at registration
  • Free cover all night to some of Lakeview’s most popular bars

When: Saturday, October 28

Time: 6-10p.m.

Where: Tin Roof – 2709 7th Ave South

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