50+ weekend events in Birmingham, October 4-6, including a Mac N’ Cheese Festival

Photo via Cahaba River Society on Facebook

Le Diner en Blanc, Magic City Mustang’s All Ford Show and more happening this weekend, October 4-6, in Birmingham.

Featured Events

Oh, the Things You Will See

Birmingham, houses
Photo via Greater Alabama MLS

You may want to grab your shades for these open houses. They. Are. Brilliant! 

Cars, a Good Cause and the Chance to Win Big

Birmingham, Adamson Ford, Sno Biz
Photo via Sno Biz on Facebook

October marks Breast Cancer Awareness month, and Adamson Ford is stepping up their fundraising game with a Magic City Mustang’s All Ford Show on Saturday, October 5. Here’s what to expectPsst! You could win $300. 


I See Fairies

Birmingham
Garden vibes. Photo submitted

Maybe you will, too, during an Evening in the Garden. This event will celebrate the growth of King’s Garden, while supporting the ongoing mission of King’s Home. Learn more.

We Hope to See You Again Elle Woods

Birmingham, Legally Blonde The Musical, Virginia Samford Theatre
You have to study to be Elle Woods. Photo via Virginia Samford Theatre

This weekend is your last chance to catch Legally Blonde: The Musical at Virginia Samford Theatre. Tickets for Sunday’s matinee are already sold out. Grab your tickets to Friday or Saturday’s performances now! Think the show is “too pink” for you? Bham Now’s Pat Byington has informed me that everyone will enjoy this show stopping musical. 

Attention Trendsetters!

Birmingham, Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens
The love of gardening shows. Photo via Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens is hosting its 14th Annual Antiques at the Gardens event. Browse curated collections from antique dealers and designers across the U.S., hear acclaimed speakers and tastemakers and more. The event lasts all weekend, so be sure to swing by Birmingham Botanical Gardens to check it out. Tickets.


Now That’s Fancy!

Birmingham, Southern Women’s Show
Get it girls. Photo via Southern Women’s Show

Fashion, jewelry and gourmet treats. Ooo, la la! Read up on the Southern Women’s Show happening at the BJCC all weekend long. Use discount code: BHAMNOW for a discount on tickets

Born to Be Wild 

Birmingham, Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum
Look at these sweet rides. Photo via Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum

The 15th Annual Barber Vintage Festival returns this weekend, October 4-6. Get your motor running with rad motorcycles, daredevil stunts and more

99 Years and Counting

Birmingham, Alabama Symphony Orchestra
Carlos Icaray, ASO Music Director. Photo via ASO

Can you believe the Alabama Symphony Orchestra is entering its 99th anniversary season this year? Incredible! 🥳 To celebrate, they’ll be opening their Masterworks Concert Series with a bang! It all happens Friday-Saturday, October 4-5. Here’s what’s in store. (Discount ticket code inside!) 


No Boos  About It

Birmingham, DeSoto Caverns
Kids under 12 can dress up, so be sure to wear your costume! Photo via DeSoto Caverns

It’s opening weekend for Tomb of the Risen Dead at DeSoto Caverns. If you’re seeking a family-friendly event with no scares, this is a great way to kick off the Fall season. Acrobats, fire dancers and s’mores are just a few reasons to attend. Discover moreTickets here.

Jazz and Blues

Eric Essex. Photo via ericessex.net

Eric Essex. Christone “Kingfish” Igram. Need I say more? Catch them live at Vulcan Aftertunes this Sunday, Oct. 6 starting at 3PM. Info and tickets here

Get Down with Peter Pan

Arrrr! Photo via Birmingham Children’s Theatre

Birmingham Children’s Theatre will be hosting its second annual Neverland Carnival this Sunday, October 6 from 1-4PM. With roaming characters and entertainers, crafts, food and dance floor, this is an event you won’t want to miss! Click here for all the deets.


Don’t forget to buy tickets to see the performers of The Watsons Go To Birmingham – 1963 at Birmingham Children’s Theatre. Learn more. Use discount code WILONA for 20% off tickets.

Shop and Save

You can get the SSS card online or find a paper copy around Birmingham. Photo by Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

You can get the SSS card online or find a paper copy around Birmingham. Photo by Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Shopping while saving. Ahh, the bargainers dream come true! Participate in the Junior League of Birmingham’s 14th Annual Shop, Save and Share fundraiser—now through October 13. Check it out


Video Time

Check out Now the Weekend—digital edition. Yikes, I’m in this one. 🤭

All Weekend Long—October 4-6

It’s time for the greek food festival in Birmingham. Don’t miss out! Photo via Greek Festival Birmingham AL on Facebook

47th Annual Greek Festival @ Holy Trinity + Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Cathedral. 10:30AM-10PM. FREE. 

The Watsons Go To Birmingham 1963 @ Birmingham Children’s Theatre. Ages 8+. $20. Tickets. DISCOUNT CODE: WILONA (20% off)

Legally Blonde: The Musical @ Virginia Samford Theatre. Fri.-Sat. 7:30PM; Sun. 2:30PM. $35-$50. Tickets.

14th Annual Shop Save & Share Fundraiser @ Participating Retailers. $40. 

Antiques in the Gardens @ Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Fri.-Sat. 10AM-5PM; Sun. 11AM-4PM. $15-$200. Tickets.

Southern Women’s Show @ The BJCC. Fri. 10AM-8PM; Sat. 10AM-7PM; Sun. 11AM-5PM. $6-$10. Tickets. DISCOUNT CODE: BHAMNOW ($8 tickets)

15th Annual Barber Vintage Festival @ Barber Motorsports Park. 7AM-3PM. $30-$120. Tickets.

Friday and Saturday—October 4-5 

Birmingham, DeSoto Caverns
Which characters await you at Tomb of the Risen Dead? Photo via DeSoto Caverns

Alabama Symphony Orchestra’s Masterworks Concert @ UAB’s Alys Stephens Center (Jemison Concert Hall). 7PM. $24+. Tickets. DISCOUNT CODE: PIANONOW (15% off)

Tomb of the Risen Dead @ DeSoto Caverns. 6:30-10:30PM. $Price Varies. (Kids 3 and under–FREE.) Tickets.

Alabama Butterbean Festival @ Main Street, Pinson, AL. Fri. 6-10PM; Sat. 9-4PM. FREE.

Fright Furnace @ Sloss Furnaces. 6PM. Prices vary. Tickets.

Pre-Anniversary Draft Beer Surprise List @ Hop City Birmingham. Noon-9PM. 


Saturday and Sunday—October 5-6

Brunch & Live Music @ The Yard Birmingham at Elyton Hotel. 11AM-2PM. Reservations.

Friday—October 4

Birmingham, The Summit
Food trucks, y’all! Photo via The Summit.

Spirits, Cars & Cigars @ Vulcan Park and Museum. 7-10PM. $39-$49. Tickets.

Food Truck Friday @ The Summit. 6-8PM. 

Sensory Inclusive Boo at the Zoo @ The Birmingham Zoo. 6-8PM. $2.50. Tickets

Generationals @ Saturn Birmingham. 9PM. 

Adelitas Way @ Iron City Bham. 8PM. $15-$25. Tickets.

Bad Suns @ WorkPlay. 8-11PM. $25. Tickets.

Swift Night Out @ Railroad Park. 6-9PM. FREE. Register.

Fall Scramble Kickoff: Cinema PSA @ Sidewalk Film Center and Cinema. 7-8PM. $40. Tickets.

The Story of My Life @ Terrific New Theatre. Fri-Sat. 8-10PM; Sun. 2:30-4:30PM. $25. Tickets.

Wine Tasting with Wes @ Hop City Birmingham. 5-7PM. 

ARTasting: Halloween Spirits @ UAB’s Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts. 6:30-8:30PM. $15. Tickets.

The Wellness of Sound @ Black Market Bar & Grill. 8-11PM. 

Vermouth Trio @ LeNell’s Beverage Boutique. 5-7PM. FREE.

Saturday—October 5

Birmingham, Tour de Brewers
Hop on your bike. Photo via Tour de Brewers on Facebook

Tour de Brewers XV – Oktoberfest @ Tin Roof Birmingham. 11AM-3PM. $40. Tickets.


Magic City Mustang’s All Ford Show @ Adamson Ford. FREE. 9AM-2PM. $10 per registered vehicle. Register.

Evening in the Garden @ King’s Ranch. 6PM. $125+. Tickets.

2nd Annual Wizard Crawl: Birmingham @ Tin Roof Birmingham + more participating bars. 5PM-Midnight. $22.50-$40. Tickets.

Mom’s Homecoming Dance @ Mom’s Basement. 8PM-2AM. 

OktoBARREfest @ Brat Brot. Noon-8PM. 

She Rock Live @ Cahaba Brewing Co. Noon-5PM. $25 suggested donation. Tickets.

Barre & Bubbly @ The Roof of the Redmont Hotel. 9:30-11AM. $10. Tickets.

Party with a Purpose @ Ensley Park. 11AM-3PM. FREE. 

Le Diner en Blanc After Party @ The Tutwiler Bar & Grill. 9:30PM-1AM. Tickets.

Start Your Christmas Now with Chris Cruz @ Alabama Art Supply. 10AM-Noon. $75. Register: 205.322.4741.

AFTM & The Talismen @ Zydeco. 9:30PM. $8. 18+. Tickets.

Monthly Blind Draw Doubles Pool Tournament @ Nana Funks. 6PM-Midnight. $10. 

Alabama Ballet Presents Blue Suede Shoes @ The BJCC. 2:30PM. $40-$65. Tickets.

Crestwood Crawl @ Crestwood South Neighborhood. Noon-7PM. $40. Tickets.

The Market @ Pepper Place. 7AM-Noon. FREE.

Alabama Parkinson Fighter Walk and 5K @ UAB Green. 8-11AM. $25-$35. Register.

Local Pedal Builder Expo @ Mason Music. 2-4PM. FREE. RSVP

Football Watch @ Brown Derby. 2:30-6:30PM. 21+. 

Sunday—October 6

Birmingham, Cahaba River Society
Team from the Girl Scouts competing in the 2016 Cahaba River Fry Down. Photo via Cahaba River Society

Cahaba River Fry-Down @ Railroad Park. Noon-4PM. $20. Kids12 and under – FREE. Tickets.

Vulcan AfterTunes @ Vulcan Park and Museum. 2PM. $5-$30. Tickets.

Neverland Carnival Benefitting Birmingham Children’s Theatre @ The BJCC. 1-4PM. Kids – $5; Adults – $10. Tickets.

La Celebración @ The Birmingham Zoo. 10AM-2PM. General Admission Prices.  

3rd Annual Magic City Mac N’ Cheese Festival @ 1119 Oxmoor Road, Homewood, AL 35209. 1-4PM. 

Municipal Waste, Napalm Death @ Iron City Bham. 8PM. $22-$27. Tickets

Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk @ Veterans Park (Hoover). 12:30-5PM. $3-$20.

Official Punk Rock Flea After Party @ Mom’s Basement. 5-8PM. 21+. FREE.

Brunch Bingo @ Topgolf Birmingham. 11AM-1PM. FREE.

Jazz Brunch @ Ghost Train Brewing Co. 11AM-2PM. 

Unspoken Moment–Gallery Events @ Ground Floor Contemporary. 1-4PM. 


Upcoming Events

Birmingham, DeSoto Caverns
Can you handle the fire? Photo via DeSoto Caverns

Oct. 7: Alabama Colloquium with NPR’s Michael Martin @ The Club. 11AM-1PM. $85. Tickets
Oct. 10: Smart Party @ Haven. 5:30-7:30PM. $85-$135. Tickets
Oct. 11-12: Tomb of the Risen Dead @ DeSoto Caverns. 6:30-10:30PM. $Price Varies. (Kids 3 and under–FREE.) Tickets.