11 spectacular weekend events—Sara Sells + Halloween fun—Oct. 21-23

Magic City Witches' Ball
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The amount of Halloween movies I’ve jammed in this past week proves it’s spooky season. Whether you’re looking for a reason to dress up in your best costume or plan to spend time outdoors, check out these events in The Magic City, October 21-23.

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11 weekend events in Birmingham

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1. Cahaba Dermatology’s 10th Annual Open House

  • Why go: Take advantage of two-day-only specials, amazing discounts of 20%-40% off, free consultations, all-day injectables, Spa Cahaba treatments, raffles, gift bags + more.
  • When: Thursday, October 20 + Friday, October 21 | 8AM-5PM
  • Where: Cahaba Dermatology, 2279 Valleydale Rd #100, Birmingham, AL 35244
  • Cost: $50-$100 service reservation fees, fee goes towards service
  • Book your spot for day-of services—other than that, walk ins are welcome

2. Flicks Among the Flowers

  • Why go: Get spooky by watching The Addams Family + dress up for the costume contest. Of course, there are delicious bites from The Gardens Café by Kathy G, Eugene’s Hot Chicken and Sweet Claire’s Caboose to munch on during the movie.
  • When: Friday, October 21 | 5-8:30PM
  • Where: Formal Lawn at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, 2612 Lane Park Rd, Birmingham, AL 35223
  • Cost: $5 suggested donation

3. Sara Sells October Birmingham Sale

  • Why go: Sara Sells’ furniture is my Pinterest in real life. This once-a-month shopping event is THE spot to find sofas, dining tables, bedroom furniture, lighting, home decor and more for up to 60% off retail price. Plus, you can take everything home with you on sale day or choose a pickup day or local delivery.
  • When: (In-person) Saturday, October 22 at 8AM-1PM | (Online) Sunday, October 23 at 11AM-8PM
  • Where: 3501 1st Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35222
  • Cost: Free admission

4. Trick or Trot 5K

5. Harvest Festival

  • Why go: Enjoy fall festivities with hay and pony rides, bounce houses, yard games, guided hikes, crafts, food trucks and shopping with local artists.
  • When: Saturday, October 22 | 9AM-4PM
  • Where: Oak Mountain State Park, 200 Terrace Dr, Pelham, AL 35124
  • Cost: $5 for ages 12-61 | $2 for ages 4-11 and 62+ | Free for ages 3 and under + military and veterans

6. Salsa Showdown

  • Why go: Come hungry and help pick the winners in the best salsa, best queso, best guac and best specialty dip competition. Sharpen your skills with salsa dancing and cooking demos, cheer on college football games across eight screens + groove to tunes on the patio with DJ Rod.
  • When: Saturday, October 22 | 2-6PM
  • Where: Cahaba Brewing Company, 4500 5th Ave S, Building C, Birmingham, AL 35222
  • Cost: $20 in advance |$25 at the event | Kids 5 and under are free

7. Magic City Witches’ Ball

  • Why go: Witches, get ready. The annual Magic City Witches Ball is back for another incredible night of drinks, dancing, music + tons of Halloween-themed fun.
  • When: Saturday, October 22 | 7PM
  • Where: TrimTab Brewing Company, 2721 5th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233
  • Cost: $15 at the door

8. The Rocky Horror Masquerade Ball

9. Pink Up the Pace 5K & Fun Run

  • Why go: Lace up your shoes and run to raise funds + awareness for local breast cancer research. The fun doesn’t stop after the race—there will be snacks, drinks, face painting, a petting zoo, an inflatable obstacle course + music.
  • When: Sunday, October 23 | 2-5PM
  • Where: Crestline Field at Crestline Elementary School, 3785 Jackson Blvd, Mountain Brook, AL 35213
  • Cost: $35 for ages 13+ | $25 for kids 4-12 | Free for kids under 3

10. Trunk or Treat

  • Why go: Your sweet tooth will love this free event with rides, games, prizes for the coolest decorated trunks, local food trucks, and, of course, candy.
  • When: Sunday, October 23 | 4-6PM
  • Where: Asbury United Methodist Church, 6690 Cahaba Valley Rd, Birmingham, AL 35242
  • Cost: Free admission

11. The Flourish Greenhouse Special: Grand Opening

  • Why go: The Flourish helps young artists find the space and opportunity to thrive. They’re now able to do that even better in their new event space, The Greenhouse. Get excited for live performances, a Q&A with the Flourish Team and more surprises.
  • When: Sunday, October 23 | 7PM
  • Where: 602 19th St Ensley, Birmingham, AL 35218
  • Cost: Free admission

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Selah Vetter
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