Featured Itinerary

Birmingham is near perfect for playing golf, year round. It’s especially perfect this time of the year. Plan your golfing getaway with this weekend itinerary.
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Top Events

15th Annual Barber Vintage Festival

Barber Motorsports Park
October 4 – 6
“Awesome.” “Amazing.” “One of the best weekends of the year.” That’s how fans describe the annual Barber Vintage Festival. It’s three days of electric crowds, eccentric finds and electric races. From the swap meet to Ace Corner, from the AMSOIL Fan Zone to the Royal Enfield Block Party, it’s heaven on earth for the motorcycle enthusiast.
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1000Bulbs.com Weekend at Talladega Superspeedway

Talladega Superspeedway
October 11 – 13
A full weekend of events, beginning with the NASCAR Cup Series and Gander Trucks practice on Friday. Then, enjoy the Sugarlands Shine 250 on Saturday and the big race on Sunday, the Monster Energy Cup Series 1000Bulbs.com 500.
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Trucks by the Tracks

Railroad Park
October 13
Birmingham’s best food trucks will gather at American Family Care Presents Trucks by the Tracks, serving up everything from po boys, gourmet grilled cheese & specialty burgers to popsicles, snow balls and ice cream sandwiches.
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Magic City Classic

Legion Field
October 26
Alabama A&M University and Alabama State University go head-to-head in the largest HBCU Classic in the country. Don’t miss a minute of the game, pep rally, parade, concert, tailgating, block parties, and the halftime show.
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Looking for Spooks?

Boo at the Zoo

Birmingham Zoo
Beginning October 11
Prepare for over the top fun during the 28th annual Boo at the Zoo. Watch as the Zoo transforms into a destination of spooky attractions, themed rides and carnival games for 18 nights! Enjoy costumed characters, themed rides, carnival games and so much more for 18 nights in October.
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Haunted Houses #INBirmingham

Birmingham is home to several haunted houses, each with its own unique experience. If you’re looking for a classic fright this Halloween, start with one of these three.

  • Sloss Fright Furnace has created a terrifying experience that takes you into the deepest, darkest parts of Sloss Furnace.
  • Atrox Factory is the largest indoor haunted attraction in the Southeast with over ¼ miles of twisted hallways and shocking surprises.
  • Warehouse 31 is one of the newest and most intense haunted experiences in Birmingham.

The Great Pumpkin Patch Halloween Festival

Great Pumpkin Patch
All Month Long
Plenty of activities for kids! Enjoy the totally new inflatable park with a Great Jumpin’ Pumpkin, incredible Super Slide, the all new Bungee Run and the new Hay Pyramid for kids. The Petting Zoo, live entertainment and a Halloween Costume Contest are all part of the fun!
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Birmingham Ghost Walk

Downtown Birmingham
All Month Long
The Birmingham ghost walk will lead you through the darkest most fascinating history that the city has ever produced and is the signature tour that started the company.
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Rocky Horror Masquerade Ball

Alabama Theatre
October 18
It’s a night full of the weird and wonderful as newly engaged couple Brad and Janet encounter a problem when their car halts in the rain. They both look for contact only to find themselves at the castle of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite. A place to stay is offered, but will Brad and Janet want to remain there? Especially when a large group of Transylvanians dance to the ‘Time Warp’, Dr. Frank-N-Furter builds his own man and a whole host of participation for the audience to enjoy. Festivities include a costume contest and DJ Stevo spinning the Ghoulish Groove.
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College Football Rundown

College football season is all we can talk about during Saturdays in September. Catch a home game with one of Birmingham’s local teams.
UAB’s Schedule · Samford’s Schedule · Miles College’s Schedule · Birmingham-Southern’s Schedule

47th Annual Greek Festival

Holy Trinity-Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Cathedral
October 3-5
The festival has been an act of love from Birmingham’s Greek community to the city of Birmingham going back four generations. During the three-day festival you will experience the Greeks’ legendary zest for life and delicious authentic Greek cuisine. In addition to the food you will enjoy Greek music, dancing, and a warm spirited atmosphere that embraces everyone as family.
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Southern Women’s Show

BJCC Exhibition Halls
October 4 – 6
Shop, sample and share the fun at Birmingham’s favorite event for women. Discover hundreds of boutiques filled with the latest fashions, trendy jewelry, gourmet treats, health and beauty, and so much more. Enjoy fashion shows, top chefs, and celebrity guests.
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A Taste of Louisiana Food Festival & Cook-Off

Hoover Metropolitan Stadium
October 5
At this family-friendly event, visitors will enjoy delicious Louisiana food like jambalaya, gumbo, etouffee, red beans and rice, boudin, bread pudding and much more, prepared by local restaurants and individuals who will complete for bragging rights as the best Cajun dish.
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Cahaba River Fry-Down

Railroad Park
October 6
This event features fun for all ages with a carnival-like atmosphere, live music, amazing food, a climbing wall, hula-hoopers, face-painters, educational games, wildlife demonstrations, a beer garden and more! Come bring your family, bring your friends, and celebrate as they raise awareness on the importance of the Cahaba River, as well as party in celebration of all that river provides for this community, state & country!
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Vulcan AfterTunes Concert Series

Vulcan Park & Museum
October 6
Vulcan Park and Museum is proud to announce the 15th annual Vulcan AfterTunes concert series! This annual event invites hundreds across the Birmingham region to connect and enjoy cool tunes, craft brews and sweet views along with everyone’s favorite cast iron statue, Vulcan. Featured artist: Christone “Kingfish” Ingram.
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Breakin’ Bread Food, Wine & Beer Festival

Pepper Place District
October 20
Come and enjoy a day filled with unlimited food samplings along with craft beer and wine, a makers’ market comprised of craftsmen from Pepper Place Market, a kid’s zone with special activities for children, live musical entertainment and more.
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Christmas Village Festival

BJCC Exhibition Halls
October 30 – November 3
Christmas Village Festival is an Alabama tradition with deep roots not only in Alabama hearts, but in the hearts of customers all across the United States. Mothers and daughters, sisters, and friends begin their holiday shopping by meeting in Birmingham the first weekend in November to enjoy an amazing variety of gift ideas- all under one roof.
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Looking Ahead: #INNovember

Dia de los Muertos

The largest Dia de los Muertos celebration in the state is right here in Birmingham. Make plans to head to Pepper Place on November 2 for a cultural event unlike any other. Learn More →