14 exciting Halloween weekend events in Birmingham—Oct. 28-30

Boo! (Matthew Niblett / Bham Now)

Y’all, it’s officially Halloween weekend. I’m here to proclaim October to be the best month! Let’s finish it out strong with these spooky events in The Magic City, October 28-30.

Have news tips? Send to alert@bhamnow.com | Want to advertise? Send to hello@bhamnow.com

Gear up for game day


#NowPartner CELEBRATE THE CLASSIC: We’re celebrating The Magic City Classic with @Regions Bank + bringing you our top spots to celebrate + alllllll the recs.  👉 Here’s our itinerary:  🍳 Breakfast: East of the Mississippi Diner | 3103 Ensley 5 Points W Ave 🦪 Lunch: @letseatsocu | 1821 2nd Ave N #176 🍲 Dinner: @chezfonfon | 2007 11th Ave S 🍻 Drinks: @thelumbar | 212 29th St S Where’s YOUR favorite spot to celebrate your team? Let us know below how you’ll be spending The Magic City Classic! 👇 #foodtok #foodie #wheretoeat #placestoeatinbirmingham #bhamrestaurant #birminghamtiktok

♬ Smoked out Phonk – TREVASPURA

Bite-sized news

123402027 3714297905256531 9149773327580514107 n 14 exciting Halloween weekend events in Birmingham—Oct. 28-30
Join the fun on Wednesday, November 2 at the Birmingham Día de los Muertos. (Dia de los Muertos Alabama / Facebook)

14 weekend events in Birmingham

Birmingham Bulls 11 edited 14 exciting Halloween weekend events in Birmingham—Oct. 28-30
I’ve been waiting for the Birmingham Bulls season to start for so long. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

1. Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play

  • Why go: Watch this weird, wild and wacky production that takes inspiration from an episode of “The Simpsons.” Doh!
  • When: Thursday-Sunday, October 27-30 | 7:30-9PM
  • Where: Boren Courtyard Stage, 876 Montague Dr, Birmingham, AL 35229
  • Cost: $20 general admission | $10 students
  • Buy tickets

2. Art After 5: Star Wars

  • Why go: Feel like you’re in an X-wing Starfighter with a stellar view of the galaxy with a showing of the first images from the James Webb Space Telescope, music, beverages + art-making.
  • When: Friday, October 28 | 5-9PM
  • Where: Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Cost: Free admission
  • Register

3. Night of the Living Dread

  • Why go: This is a spooktastic extravaganza you won’t want to miss with groovy tunes by DJ Michael Myers, specialty cocktails, spooky shots, free snacks, prizes + more.
  • When: Friday, October 28 | 8PM
  • Where: Dread River Distilling Company, 2400 7th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233
  • Cost: Free admission (no cover)
  • Register

4. Boo Halloween Party

  • Why go: A spooky night with live music, karaoke, horror movie lounge, costume contest + photo booth? Count me in!
  • When: Friday, October 28 | 8PM-2AM
  • Where: B&A Warehouse, 1531 1st Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233
  • Cost: $25 entrance fee (must be 21+)

5. Pig Iron BBQ Cook-Off

  • Why go: Compete—or eat!—for the best BBQ Ribs, Boston Butt + Sauce to help Children’s Harbor’s mission to provide unique services to seriously-ill children and their families.
  • When: Saturday, October 29 | 1-4PM
  • Where: Cahaba Brewing Company, 4500 5th Ave S, Building C, Birmingham, AL 35222
  • Cost: $20 general admission | $1,000 competing team | $2,500-5,000 sponsorship packages
  • Register

6. Halloween in the Heights

  • Why go: The whole fam will love this Halloween event where everyone can dress up, trick or treat + shop at Cahaba Heights businesses. 
  • When: Saturday, October 29 | 10AM-5PM
  • Where: Participating Cahaba Heights businesses
  • Cost: Free

7. Trunk-or-Treat & Alpha Charlie Grill Car Show

  • Why go: Grab your costume and decorate your car to the nines for a time of candy-filled entertainment.
  • When: Saturday, October 29 | 10AM-3PM
  • Where: Southern Museum of Flight, 4343 73rd St. N, Birmingham, AL 35206
  • Cost: $10 for the car show
  • Register

8. Cahaba Heights Witches Ride

  • Why go: Dress up and hop on your bike for a cackling good ride through Cahaba Heights. Throw candy to looky-loos and support the Cahaba Heights Merchant Association Community Beautification Initiative.
  • When: Saturday, October 29 | 3-5PM
  • Where: Meet at New Merkel Senior Center, 2150 E.A. Hollis Dr, Vestavia Hills, AL 35243
  • Cost: $25
  • Buy tickets

9. The 5th Annual Halloween Bar Crawl

  • Why go: Cheers to Halloween weekend! This crawl is for or all who want to celebrate All Hallows’ Eve with costumes and drinks at participating bars in Lakeview. Participating bars include Moe’s, Mojo Pub, Carrigan’s Public House and TrimTab Brewing Company.
  • When: Saturday, October 29 | 4PM-Midnight
  • Where: Start at Moe’s Original BBQ – Lakeview, 731 29th St. S, Birmingham, AL 35233
  • Cost: $25 single ticket | $20 group tickets (must purchase four or more)
  • Buy tickets

10. Birmingham Bulls Home Opener vs Knoxville Ice Bears

  • Why go: Cheer on Birmingham’s hockey team at their season opener + be part of the exciting atmosphere. Make sure you wear red!
  • When: Saturday, October 29 | 7-10:30PM
  • Where: Pelham Civic Center, 500 Amphitheater Rd, Pelham, AL 35124
  • Cost: $15
  • Buy tickets

11. Two By Two Rescue Barktoberfest

12. 2022 Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Heart of Alabama

  • Why go: Dress in your favorite purple costume and enjoy family fun like lawn games, face painting, a balloon artist + more. All funds raised help support the Alzheimer’s Association’s life-changing work.
  • When: Sunday, October 30 | 1PM registration | 3PM ceremony
  • Where: Sloss Furnace, 20 32nd St N, Birmingham, AL 35222
  • Cost: Free (donations are encouraged)
  • Register

13. The Altamont School Fall Open House

  • Why go: Here’s your chance to explore and learn about The Altamont School and its many opportunities in arts, world languages, community service, clubs, class projects, science competitions and sports.
  • When: Sunday, October 30 | 2-3:30PM
  • Where: The Altamont School, 4801 Altamont Rd S, Birmingham, AL 35222
  • Cost: Free
  • Register

14. Homewood Witches Ride

  • Why go: We bet you’re a good witch if you come out to this spooktastic bike ride with a DJ, inflatables, food trucks + more fun to support the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB.
  • When: Sunday, October 30 | 2PM
  • Where: Homewood Central Park, 1632 Oxmoor Rd, Homewood, AL 35209
  • Cost: $40
  • Register

Looking Ahead

Moss Rock Festival
Have a fun weekend full of art, live music, food and drinks at the Moss Rock Festival. (Moss Rock Festival)

Deal of the Week

Get your caffeine fix for 10% off with code Magic10 at Magic City Coffee Co.

Find more deals + to add your own to our Small Business Guide.

For more upcoming events around Birmingham, follow Bham Now on FacebookInstagramYouTubeTikTok + LinkedIn

Selah Vetter
Selah Vetter
Articles: 233