Featured Events

Veterans Day Parade

Downtown Birmingham, November 12
Join us as we honor our veterans, and celebrate the freedom that their dedication and sacrifice afford us every day. Stand and be counted. Parade begins at 1:30pm with a new route around Railroad Park.

More Info: http://nationalveteransday.org/

Dia de los Muertos

Pepper Place, November 2
This event has become one of the largest and most popular events in the city because of its attention to tradition and the cultural significance it celebrates. Personal remembrances (ofrendas), family crafts, puppet shows, music, procession, memorial roll call, local artists’ market (mercado), food and beverage vendors, face painters and more are all part of this unique cross-cultural celebration.

More Info: https://bhamdayofthedead.org/

College Basketball Tip-Off

College basketball is back in action and Birmingham is no stranger to strong teams. Check out the schedules and cheer on our local athletes.
Schedules: Birmingham-Southern Men • Birmingham-Southern Women • Miles Men • Miles Women • Samford Men • Samford Women • UAB Men • UAB Women

Live Hockey with the Birmingham Bulls

Pelham Civic Center
Birmingham’s professional hockey team returns for 5 home games this month. The action is non-stop! With heart pounding music, and contests, what are you waiting for? It’s an experience to remember.

More Info: https://www.bullshockey.net/schedule

Vulcan Run 10K

Railroad Park, November 3
This is the 44th running of this Birmingham classic 10k. This year’s 10k event is again the RRCA Alabama State 10k Championship Race.

More Info: http://www.birminghamtrackclub.com/vulcan-run-10k.php/

Moss Rock Festival

Moss Rock Preserve, November 3-4
Grab friends and family and get outside to the Moss Rock Festival at The Preserve in Hoover! Explore Nature, SmartLIVING, Art + Design at Alabama’s premier eco-creative festival. Innovation, imagination, and fun await 10,000 visitors under a blanket of fall colors at this idyllic neighborhood setting adjacent to Hoover’s own 350 acre Moss Rock Preserve.

More Info: http://www.mossrockfestival.com/

Winter Wonderland

McWane Science Center, Begins November 17
Guests can sled down the popular giant slide between the third and second floors in the museum. Or try the zip line, now longer than ever before! Children can even ride a train inside the museum! Families also have a chance to see toy trains of every shape and size zipping around the tracks in the Magic of Model Trains area.

More Info: https://www.mcwane.org/events/

Brrrmingham Ice Skating

Railroad Park, Begins November 23
Take a spin on the ice with the Birmingham cityscape as the backdrop. Ice skating opens the day after Thanksgiving and runs through January 6.

More Info: http://railroadpark.org/


Alabama Theatre, November 30
The Mutt-cracker, a new twist on a “classic tail,” is essentially Birmingham Ballet’s The Nutcracker with the addition of dogs. The holiday favorite is brought to life with masterful story-telling and exciting dancing by professionals as well as local talented aspiring youth.

More Info: https://www.birminghamballet.com/Performances/Mutt-cracker/

Holiday Shopping

It’s never too soon to start thinking about everybody on your holiday shopping list this year. Find them something special this year with one of Birmingham’s many different shopping options. We’ve broken down the selection into 4 different stops.

Learn more: https://www.birminghamal.org/2017/11/07/4-birmingham-holiday-shopping-stops-worth-caroling-about/