Food, football and festival galore—no wonder people love fall. Here are the top 25 events happening this November in Birmingham, and trust me, you won’t want to miss them.
1. Día de los Muertos
What: the 19th annual Day of the Dead celebration with: individual, public + pet altars, artist Mercado, food trucks, music, memorial roll call + Modelo Beer Garden. More info.
When: Tuesday-Thursday, November 2-4 – 5-9PM | Friday, November 5 – 5-10PM
Where: Pepper Place, 2829 2nd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205
2. Christmas Village Festival
What: the Southeast’s premier Christmas shopping event with hundreds of arts and crafts vendors. More info.
When: Wednesday-Sunday, November 3-7 | Wednesday 9AM-4PM, Thursday-Saturday 9AM-7PM, Sunday 11AM-5PM
Where: The BJCC, 1 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham, AL 35203
Price: VIP $22 | Adults $12 | Kids $5
3. The Black Jacket Symphony performing Pearl Jam’s Ten + Nirvana’s Nevermind
What: an incredible night of entertainment with The Black Jacket Symphony as they perform two popular albums: Pearl Jam’s Ten + Nirvana’s Nevermind. More info.
When: Friday, November 5 | 7:30PM
Where: Avondale Brewing Co, 201 41st St S, Birmingham, AL 35222
4. Spiffy’s Shopping Shindig
What: two days of amazing deals on curated collections like rugs, sofas, chairs, dining tables, accessories + more. More info.
When: Friday-Saturday, November 5-6 | Friday – Noon-6PM, Saturday – 10AM-3PM
Where: Spiffy Staging & Design, 1218 2nd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203
Price: Free admission
5. Vulcan Run 10K
What: part of the Birmingham Track Club (BTC) Race Series, the Vulcan 10K is one of the most popular road races in the Southeast with more than 1000 runners each year. More info.
When: November 6 | 8AM
Where: Race begins at 19th St at 7th Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203
6. Bark in the Park
What: the 15th annual event benefiting Shelby Humane. Enjoy adoptable pets, bounvce houses, costume contest, dachshund races + more. More info.
When: Saturday, November 6 | 9AM-2PM
Where: Veterans Park, 7305 Highway 119, Alabaster, AL, 35007
What: an immersive art experience with Formations Dance Company as they celebrate the changing of the seasons through athleticism, passion + comedy. More info.
When: Saturday, November 6 | 2PM + 7:30PM
Where: The Dance Foundation, 1715 27th Ct S, Homewood, AL 35209
8. Moss Rock Festival
What: an outdoor eco-creative festival with a regional focus on art + design. More info.
When: Saturday-Sunday, November 6-7 | Saturday 10AM-5PM, Sunday 10AM-4PM
Where: Hoover Metropolitan Complex, 5500 Stadium Trace Parkway, Hoover, AL 35244
Price: Advance – $10 | At Gate – 12 | Kids 15 + under – FREE
9. Out of the Darkness Walk
10. Sidewalk’s 12th Annual $10K Party
What: A high-stakes soiree with Sidewalk Film that offers the chance to win huge prizes including a $10K grand prize. Attend the event in person or watch the livestream. More info.
When: Wednesday, November 10 | 8-10PM
Where: Sidewalk Film + Cinema, 1821 2nd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203
Price: $10K Ticket – $150 | Sidewalk Superfan Ticket – $75
11. Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony
What: A performance with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra that captures the drama, elation + intensity that solidified Beethoven’s status as a cultural composer + icon. More info.
When: Friday-Saturday, November 12-13 | 7PM
Where: Alys Stephens Center’s Jemison Concert Hall, 1200 10th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35294
12. Hope Festival
What: a free family-friendly event featuring a fishing rodeo with Major League Fishing’s Randy Howell + area fishing teams, cornhole tournament, live music, food trucks, kids’ activities, vendors + more. Proceeds benefit King’s Home. More info.
When: Saturday, November 13 | 10AM-3PM
Where: Veterans Park, 4800 Valleydale Rd, Meadowbrook, AL 35242
13. 4th Annual Magic City Mac N’ Cheese Festival
What: The cheesiest event in The Magic City. Expect: tastings from local restaurants, caters + corporate teams, family- + pet-friendly activities, live music + more. Proceeds benefit Community Grief Support. More info.
When: Sunday, November 14 | 1-4PM
Where: Back Forty Beer Co, 3201 1st Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35222
Price: Early Bird – $15 | Day Of Event – $20 | Kids 5-12 – $5 | Kids 5 + under – Free
14. Alabama Bridal & Wedding Expo
What: Meet hundreds of wedding industry vendors, check out bridal fashion shows, hear live DJ + band demos + more to help make planning your big day easy. More info.
When: Sunday, November 14 | 1-5PM
Where: The BJCC’s North Hall, 2100 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham, AL 35203
Price: Register here for free admission | At Door – $10
15. Beyond Van Gogh
What: an immersive and stunning journey through Van Gogh’s artwork. More info.
When: Wednesday, November 17-Jan. 2, 2022 | Time varies
Where: The BJCC, 1 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham, AL 35203
16. Market Noel
What: a must-attend shopping event with 100+ regional and national vendors featuring fashion, home decor, jewelry, holiday items, kids clothes, gourmet food + more. Proceeds benefit the Junior League of Birmingham. More info.
When: Wednesday-Saturday, November 17-20 | 5-8PM
Where: Finley Center, 5508 Stadium Trace Pkwy, Hoover, AL 35244
17. Head Over Heels—a Birmingham-Southern College theatre production
What: a whimsical theatre production with Birmingham-Southern College about love and battles won and lost. More info.
When: Thursday-Saturday, November 18-20 – 7:30PM | Sunday, November 21 – 2:30PM
Where: Birmingham-Southern College, 900 Arkadelphia Rd, Birmingham, AL 35254
Price + Tickets: Call the College Theatre Box Office at 205.226.4780.
18. All is Bright
What: Vestavia Hills’ annual tree lighting + holiday kick off event. More info.
When: Thursday, November 18 | 6-8PM
Where: Vestavia City Center, 700 Montgomery Hwy, Vestavia Hills, AL 35216
19. Madagascar A Musical Adventure Jr.
What: a musical production with Virginia Samford Theatre featuring story and characters from the popular film Madagascar. More info.
When: Thursday-Sunday, November 18-21 | Thursday – 7PM, Saturday – 11AM + 2:30PM, Sunday – 2:30PM
Where: Virginia Samford Theatre, 1116 26th St S, Birmingham, AL 35205
Price: Reserved Seating – $35 | Students – $23
20. Totally Christmas
What: a must-attend Christmas shopping event showcasing 100+ vendors selling arts, crafts, clothes, jewelry + more. More info.
When: Friday-Saturday, November 19-20 | Friday 9AM-8PM, Saturday 9AM-4PM
Where: Trussville Civic Center, 5381 Trussville Clay Rd, Trussville, AL 35173
21. The Fab Four: The Ultimate Tribute
What: Emmy Award Winning Beatles Tribute Band Fab Four performs live at the Alabama Theatre. Expect live renditions of Beatles’ classics like Can’t Buy Me Love, Yesterday, A Day In The Life, Twist And Shout, Here Comes The Sun, and Hey Jude. More info.
When: Friday, November 19 | 7:30PM
Where: Alabama Theatre, 1817 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203
22. Magic City Half Marathon
What: Alabama’s most iconic fall running event featuring a half marathon, 5K, 1-Mile Fun Run, two-person relay + lots of swag. Proceeds benefit the Ruben Studdard Foundation for the Advancement of Children in the Music Arts and Girls on the Run of Birmingham. More info.
When: Sunday, November 21 | Half Marathon – 8AM-Noon, 5K – 8:10AM-Noon, 1-Mile Fun Run – 8:15AM-Noon, 2 Person Relay-Half Marathon – 8AM-Noon
Where: Regions Field, 1401 1st Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233
Price: Half Marathon – $110, 5K – $35, 1 Mile – $20, 2-Person Relay/Half Marathon – $110
23. Holiday Drive-In with Santa
What: Birmingham Mom Collective’s 2nd annual event at the Grand River Drive-In in Leeds. Expect the movie feature A Christmas Story, visits with Santa, swag bags + more. More info.
When: Sunday, November 21 | 4-8PM
Where: Grand River Drive-In & The Backyard, 1451 Grand River Pkwy, Leeds, AL 35094
24. Sam Lapidus Montclair Run
What: The 45th annual Thanksgiving Day run with 1500 runners of all ages. It’s the largest fundraising event supporting the Levite Jewish Community Center. More info.
When: Thursday, November 25 | 5K + 10K – 8:30AM, 1-Mile Fun Run – 10AM
Where: 3960 Montclair Rd, Birmingham, AL 35213
Price: 5K + 10K – $36 | 1-Mile Fun Run – $18
25. 3rd Annual Community Caroling and Tree Lighting Ceremony
What: a community varying and tree lighting ceremony at the mall in Trussville. More info.
When: Sunday, November 28 | 4:30-6:30PM
Where: Trussville Mall, 360 N Chalkville Rd, Trussville, AL 35173