13 Halloween parties happening in Birmingham this October, including BOO 23 and The Rocky Horror Masquerade Ball

Birmingham, Boo Halloween, Halloween, Boo 22, Boo 23, party
Costumes from Birmingham’s 2017 Boo 22 event. Photo via Boo Halloween

October has officially arrived, which means it’s time to start filling your calendar with fun Halloween events. Check out these 13 Halloween parties that are sure to scare, excite and entertain you.

Witches Ball 2018

When: Sat., Oct. 20
Where: WorkPlay. 500 23rd St. S., Birmingham, AL 35233.
Time: 7pm-2am
Price: $10 (Entrance fee is donated to Lone Warriors, a local organization that uses photography to support veterans.)
Age: 21+

Birmingham, Witches Ball, Magick City Witches Ball, Halloween, October
Witches Ball 2017 in Birmingham, AL. Photo via WorkPlay

Calling all witches and warlocks! This year marks the 15th annual witches ball—one of Birmingham’s best and largest Halloween parties. Trust me, it’s definitely a party you won’t want to miss.

During the event, there will be:

  • Live music
  • DJ jams
  • Food trucks
  • Drink specials
  • And more!

Be sure to wear a killer costume for a chance to win great prizes in the costume contest beginning at 11pm.

A Nightmare on 22nd Street

When: Wed., Oct. 31
Where: Iron City. 513 22nd Street S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Time: 8pm
Price: $5
Age: 18+

For a scary good time on Halloween night, head to Iron City for A Nightmare on 22nd St.

There will be music, a costume contest with prizes and giveaways, plus a Thriller dance-along. Awww, yeah!

The Midnight Effect: Halloween Edition Dark Dance Partygoers

When: Sat., Oct. 13
Where: Spike’s Bar Birmingham. 620 27th St. S., Birmingham, AL 35233.
Time: 8pm-2am
Price: $5

Birmingham, Witches Ball, Halloween, party
Witches Ball 2017. Photo via WorkPlay

Dress up or come as you are and hit the dance floor at this must-attend Halloween event.

Dance to the beats of DJs Geisha, Memorexx and Panzer Soldat who will be spinning Goth, Industrial, EBM, Synthpop, New Wave and more!

Three costumed finalists will be selected from the crowd for a chance to win a special prize. Be sure to enter your name into the drawing contest for more prize-winning opportunities.

Halloween Party at Mom’s

When: Sat., Oct. 27
Where: Mom’s Basement. 4411 3rd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35222.
Time: 8pm-2am
Price: Free to attend

Mom’s is the place to be this Halloween—Mom’s Basement that is! This will be the first annual Halloween bash at Mom’s, so you’ll definitely want to be a part of the action.

Be sure to dress as your favorite mom for a chance to win great prizes during the costume contest.

Highland Halloween

When: Wed., Oct. 31
Where: Highland Park Neighborhood
Time: 6pm-10pm
Price: Free

Birmingham, Halloween, party
Halloween, friends and fun in Birmingham.

Looking for a night of adult trick or treating? Then head to Highland Halloween for ultimate Halloween fun. (And it actually takes place on Halloween night!)

During the event, follow the trick or treat trail along Highland Ave for:

  • Drink specials
  • Pop ups
  • Porch parties
  • Ghoulish surprises
  • And more!

The trick or treat train starts at Rojo and Sheraton Laundry and continues West on Highland Ave.

There will also be great prizes for:

  • Best Haunted House Decorations
  • Best Porch Part
  • Best Trick or Treat Station

Here’s the when and where:

Rojo’s Haunted Party House (7pm-9pm)

  • Free photo booth
  • Fun, scary treats
  • Tarot readings and astrology from Magic City Mystics
  • Vendors
Birmingham, Halloween, party
Couple fun on Halloween in Birmingham. Photo via Kate Pollard.

O’Henrys Coffee

  • Surprise treats

Sheraton Laundry House of Crazies

  • Haunted Laundromat
  • Free hot dogs and pizza
  • Trick or treat surprises

Clubhouse on Highland’s Love Potion Room

  • Free tastings of wine and Avondale beer

EATS Highland’s Witches Brew

  • Witches brew drinks specials

Destination Birmingham’s Movie in the Park…ing Lot

  • Classic horror movies in the parking lot of EATS Highland (Niazuma and Highland Ave)
  • FREE pop corn and drinks

Boos and Brews

When: Wed., Oct. 24
Where: Back Forty Brewery
Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm
Price: $15 (includes a beer and commemorative cup)
Tickets: Purchase at door.

Birmingham, Halloween, Bama Bully Rescue
Pumpkins and pups in Birmingham. Photo via Bama Bully Rescue

Live music, beer, dogs and a good cause… what more could you want in a Halloween event?

Be sure to dress up your pup and enter them in the Halloween pet costume contest. The winner receives a pet portrait from Studio By the Tracks artist Dennis Brown.

Proceeds benefit Mitchell’s Place, Inc. and Studio By the Tracks.

During the event, receive 20% off all Back Forty Brewery merchandise.

Score some treats for your dog, too! Gaines Family Farmstead will be selling every dog’s fave—sweet potato dog treats.

Spooks and Spirits Halloween Bash

When: Sat., Oct. 27
Where: Black Market Bar and Grill. 20th Street South, Birmingham, AL 35205.
Time: 8pm-1am
Price: $10 donation (100% of donations go to Bama Bully Rescue)

Mark your calendars for the 28th annual Spooks and Spirits Halloween Bash benefiting Bama Bully Rescue.

There will be:

  • Costumes and contest
  • Decorations
  • Drink specials
  • Dancing
  • And more!

The Rocky Horror Masquerade Ball

When: Fri., Oct. 19
Where: Alabama Theatre. 1817 3rd Ave N., Birmingham, AL 35203
Price: $22.50 in advance; $25 at door

Birmingham, The Rocky Horror Masquerade Ball, Halloween, party, Alabama Theatre
The Rocky Horror Masquerade Ball at the Alabama Theatre. Photo via Mark Couto

Get ready for Birmingham’s most extravagant Halloween event—the Rocky Horror Masquerade Ball.

Happening at everyone’s fave spot, the AL Theatre, there will be lots to discover:

  • Best Rocky Horror Character look-a-like contest (winner receives cash!)
  • Ghoulish grooves from DJ Stevo
  • Costume contest registration
  • Prop bags ($5)

Want to dress up Rocky Horror style? These props are allowed:

  • Toilet paper
  • Rice
  • Toast
  • Cards
  • Small squirt gun
  • Newspaper
  • Noisemakers
  • Party hats
  • Rubber gloves
  • Bells

The Misfit Masquerade

When: Sat., Oct. 27
Where: Brennan’s Irish Pub. 20th Street South, Birmingham, AL 35205.
Time: 8pm-1am
Price: $8 no costume; $5 in costume

Birmingham, Halloween, party
Birmingham goes all out for Halloween. Photo via Deuces Lounge and Event Center

Great food. Strong drinks. Can you say fun?!

Check out art, vendors and awesome music by:

  • The McRyatts. (Birmingham’s premier horror punk band will be playing a full Misfits set.)
  • The Murder of Jane Crow. (Gothic cabaret.)
  • The Wu Tang Fan (Wu Tang Tribute set performed in costume.)

There will also be a costume contest, so be sure to dress up. The winner receives bags of art!

Thriller Halloween Bash

When: Sat., Oct. 27
Where: Sabor Latino Restaurant. 112 Green Springs Hwy., Birmingham, AL 35209
Time: 10pm-3am
Price: Free to attend

For some October fun, head to Sabor Latino Restaurant for their 2nd Annual Thriller Halloween Bash. Drink specials will be offered all night and a costume contest will occur, so dress up for a chance to win!

BOO 23

When: Fri., Oct. 26
Where: B&A Warehouse. 1531 1st Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Time: 8pm-1:30am
Price: $25
Age: 21+

Birmingham, Halloween, Boo 23, Boo 22, party
Halloween fun at Boo 22 in Birmingham. Photo via Boo Halloween

Grab your tickets for BOO 23—Birmingham’s longest running Halloween party, benefitting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Here’s why you should attend:

  • Live Music  featuring Fly By Radio
  • Live Dance Room  with DJ Mark AD
  • Live Scaryoke Karaoke  by Mike Shell Entertainment
  • Fortune Telling  by Psychic Norell
  • Hocus Pocus  by Magician Jun Kim
  • Free Fright Site seating
  • Free party pics  from Birmingham Photo Booths
  • Ghost Train Brewery Specials  from Cavalcade Ale Factory
  • Free BOO 23 Limited Edition T-Shirt  for first 500 guests

There will also be a Midnight Hairy and Scary Costume Contest. Top costumes receive cash and prizes!

Party Peaches and Scream 2018

When: Sat., Oct. 27
Where: Roots and Revelry. 1623 2nd Ave N., Birmingham, AL 35203
Time: 10pm-2am
Price: Early Bird General Admission: $30; Early Bird Couple GA – $50; Early Bird VIP – $100; Early Bird Couple VIP – $180 (Early Bird sale ends Oct. 16 at 6pm.)

Birmingham, Peaches and Scream, Halloween, October
Peaches and Scream in Birmingham, AL. Photo via Peaches and Scream

Go nuts at Birmingham’s wildest costume party—Peaches and Scream.


  • Live music
  • VIP accessible
  • Scare-tastic activities

If your costume game is strong enough, you’ll be awarded with prizes by some of Five Points top vendors.

Retro Gamer Halloween 

When: Sat., Oct. 27
Where: Courtyard Oyster Bar. 4643 Hwy. 280, Birmingham, AL 35242
Time: 7pm-2am
Price: $4.50 – link shots; $4.50 – level-up shots; $5.50 – subzero drinks

Are you a Mario, a Zelda or other? Dress up as your favorite retro game character for Courtyard Oyster Bar’s Retro Gamer Halloween Party. Enjoy drinks, music, games and more.

What’s your favorite Halloween party in Birmingham? Let us know if we missed any!

Patience Itson
Patience Itson
Articles: 1540