A Birmingham Mom’s Ultimate Guide to October Events

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October is almost here and Birmingham, Alabama has plenty of fall festivities to keep you busy all month long. Get ready for pumpkin patches, fall festivals, trunk or treats, local markets, UAB football, food and music festivals, and more. We’d also love to meet you at our Homewood Birmingham Area Mom’s Park Hop! So break out the costumes and candy bags and enjoy these October events in Birmingham…

October events in Birmingham

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October Events

You can also view these events in calendar form here! See events on a specific day, future events, or try the search bar if you are looking for something specific. Be sure to refer to individual event pages for the most up-to-date info!

Oct
1
The Market at Pepper Place
Pepper Place Farmer’s Market is one of Birmingham’s most popular Saturday morning events. Made up of local farmers, makers, and retailers, it’s a great place to see everything Birmingham has to offer.  Located in the Pepper Place Entertainment District. Open every Saturda...
Oct
1
Mt. Laurel Farmers’ Market
This is the 12th year for the Mt Laurel Farmers’ Market & Craft Fair. The Market is located in the Town of Mt Laurel, on Manning Place (it fronts Highway 41) and features about 15-20 farmers every Saturday that sell fresh eggs, fresh cheeses, honey, fruits, vegetables, etc. – all f...
Oct
1
Vintage Market Days of Birmingham Metro
Vintage Market Days of Birmingham Metro is returning this September for their tenth annual fall event: “Celebrate.” This year’s event is bigger and better than ever. Vintage Market Days is an upscale, vintage-inspired market featuring original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, children...
Oct
1
59th Annual Bluff Park Arts Show
The Bluff Park Art Show will feature 130 artists across various mediums. Shop, explore, and find what moves you. There will be food trucks as well as music and entertainment. 
Oct
1
Alabama Butterbean Festival
The Alabama Butterbean Festival is back for 2022! This is the Southeast’s premier festival celebrating the legume we all love, the delicious butterbean! Enjoy great live music, carnival rides & food, a pet parade, fireworks, and rows of hundreds of local vendors along Main Street.
Oct
1
Cullman Oktoberfest 2022
The 41st Annual Cullman Oktoberfest celebrates Cullman’s rich German Heritage! This festival features a Biergarten with German and local craft beers, live music, food, kids and adult activities, and some fun events for your furry members of the family. There’s even a 5K and 10K races tha...
Oct
1
Discover Shelby Music Festival
Discover Shelby Music Festival will be in Columbiana, AL at Old Mill Square Park on October 1st, from 11:00am – 7:00pm. Admission is FREE featuring live music by The Wildflowers, Rollin’ in the Hay, Early James, Liz and the Grand Tour, Crisie Isbell, and more. The festival will also feat...
Oct
1
30th Annual Whistle Stop Festival
The 30th Annual Whistle Stop Festival will take place in Historic Downtown Irondale. You’ll find live music from local bands, character appearances from the Enchanted Princesses and the Chick-fil-A cows, over 100 vendors, and great food! Come be part of an Alabama tradition!
Oct
1
Market Saturdays at Vestavia City Center
Spend the first Saturday of each month shopping local vendors and enjoy live music on the back green space at the City Center (weather permitting).  August 25: Live After 5 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. (Kickoff football season at the City Center with live music, a photo booth, bounce house, kids...
Oct
1
Let Your Heart Take Flight with Amelia Earhart
Birmingham Children’s Theatre presents Amelia Earhart by Kathryn Schultz Miller. A curious reporter begins to uncover the story of Amelia Earhart’s mysterious disappearance, and what he finds along the way pieces together the thrilling life story of one of America’s most fasci...
Oct
1
Alabama Fire WNFC Tryouts
Alabama Fire Women’s Tackle Football will be hosting tryouts on 10/1/22 at 12pm CST. Women’s full contact tackle football is not a new sport. Many teams across the county compete in this competitive sport. Alabama Fire is seeking talented women from across the state to join other talente...
Oct
2
Trussville Makers Market
The second Trussville Makers Market! Free event, all ages. This curated market will feature local artisans and their works.
Oct
3
Story Lab – S.T.E.A.M.
Listen, laugh, and learn at Hoover Public Library! One story prompts lots of hands-on S.T.E.A.M. activities designed for 3 to 8-year-olds. Meets in the Youth Program Room.  Sep 12 = All Around Town Sep 19 = Small Forest Friends Sep 26 = Circle Up Oct 3 = Happy Harvest Oct 10 = Grossology Oct 17
Oct
4
Wee Ones Preschool Story Time
Join Miss Mary for a fun and energetic story time with lots of singing and dancing at Homewood Public Library! Meet in the Round Auditorium.
Oct
4
Together with Tots – Preschool Story Time
Stories and songs for 18 to 36-month-olds at the Hoover Public Library! Themes change bi-weekly. Meets in the Youth Program Room. Register online at events.hooverlibrary.org/events
Oct
4
Patty Cake – Lap Sit Story Time
  Guide your child through story time activities designed to boost development for infants to around 18 months at the Mountain Brook O’Neal Library. Early language & movement enrichment program composed of stories, rhymes, songs, motion, and sensory experiences, designed to nurture th...
Oct
4
Story Time – Columbiana Library
Weekly story time with stories and crafts at the Columbiana Public Library. 
Oct
4
Together with Tots – Preschool Story Time
Stories and songs for 18 to 36-month-olds at the Hoover Public Library! Themes change bi-weekly. Meets in the Youth Program Room. Register online at events.hooverlibrary.org/events
Oct
4
Patty Cake – Lap Sit Story Time
  Guide your child through story time activities designed to boost development for infants to around 18 months at the Mountain Brook O’Neal Library. Early language & movement enrichment program composed of stories, rhymes, songs, motion, and sensory experiences, designed to nurture th...
Oct
4
Story Time – Helena Library
Weekly story time with stories and songs at the Helena Jane B. Holmes Public Library. 
Oct
4
National Night Out 2022
The Pelham Police Department, along with the Pelham Fire Department and the City of Pelham present National Night Out 2022. This year’s event will be held Tuesday, October 4 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at Pelham City Park. Meet your first responders and find out how we keep you safe. See cool fi...
Oct
4
National Night Out 2022
Mark your calendars and join us on October 4th from 6-8PM at Oliver Park as Calera Police and Fire Departments host the 2nd Annual National Night Out!   National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police/community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. The aim ...
Oct
5
Kid Cow and Me Storytime
Join Chick-fil-A Helena for stories, songs, activities, and special guests (including everyone’s favorite cow)! Weather permitting, story time will meet on the front lawn at 8:30am for music and coloring, and stories will kick off at 9:00am. Breakfast specials for story time participants! Chec...
Oct
5
Preschool Story Time – Pelham Library
Ms. Rebecca & Ms. Ashley present stories, songs and more along with a craft and a snack at Pelham Public Library. 
Oct
5
Storypalooza – Preschool Story Time
Come to the Homewood Public Library for a good ol’ time with Miss Aaliyah’s energizing story time to get everyone ready for the day! Meet in the Round Auditorium. 
Oct
5
Story Sprouts – Preschool Story Time
Dance and play in this interactive movement story time at the Hoover Public Library! Designed for children 4 and under. Meets in the Youth Program Room. Register online at events.hooverlibrary.org/events
Oct
5
Toddler Tales Story Time
Directed movement (toddlers to around age 3) story time at Mountain Brook O’Neal Library. Establish routine & build attention and literacy skills for toddlers to around age 3. Meets in the Storytelling Room. Register online at emmetoneal.libnet.info/events (opens one week ahead of tim...
Oct
5
Story Time at Springville Road
Come hear stories, do crafts and have fun at Springville Road Regional Branch Library!
Oct
5
Mommy and Me Class Community Day
Community Day @ Vestavia Library in the Forest “StoryFriends + Mommy & Me” – 10:30 am in the Community Room Bring your babies and preschoolers and for Mommy & Me Music. Email Rebecca Reeves at [email protected] for more information!
Oct
5
Story Sprouts – Preschool Story Time
Dance and play in this interactive movement story time at the Hoover Public Library! Designed for children 4 and under. Meets in the Youth Program Room. Register online at events.hooverlibrary.org/events
Oct
5
Toddler Tales Story Time
Directed movement (toddlers to around age 3) story time at Mountain Brook O’Neal Library. Establish routine & build attention and literacy skills for toddlers to around age 3. Meets in the Storytelling Room. Register online at emmetoneal.libnet.info/events (opens one week ahead of tim...
Oct
5
Tot Time – Chelsea Community Center
Join Mrs. Emily at the Chelsea Community Center for this tot time story time to encourage parent/child bonding and lifelong reading! Story time with music and games for tots and their parents to learn early development skills. For toddlers and early preschoolers. 
Oct
5
Preschool Story Time – Pelham Library
Ms. Rebecca & Ms. Ashley present stories, songs and more along with a craft and a snack at Pelham Public Library. 
Oct
5
Movers & Makers – K Prep Story Time
Kindergarten prep story time at Mountain Brook O’Neal Library. Build cooperation, reading, and school readiness skills through stories, movement activities, and creative expression. For preschoolers aged 3-5 with a caregiver. Meets in the Storytelling Room. Register online at emmetoneal.libnet...
Oct
6
Toddler Story Time A – Calera Library
Weekly story time geared towards ages 0-4 years old at the Roy Downs Memorial Library in Calera.
Oct
6
Parent Power at Railroad Park
These workouts are for new and expecting parents and are tailored to the fitness levels of the participants. This class implements three categories of activity that the NIH states offer new parents the most health benefits: flexibility, balance, and strength. The group exercise setting also provides...
Oct
6
Tinker Tales – Preschool Story Time
Join Miss Erika for a fun-filled storytime at Homewood Public Library! After stories it’s time to fire up your imagination and tinker around with friends for some Loose Parts Play. Meet in the Round Auditorium. 
Oct
6
All Together Story Time at O’Neal Library
All ages, informal story time with lively music that seeks to build positive relationships with books and the library. In the Mountain Brook O’Neal Library meeting room or outside on the lawn when weather allows.
Oct
6
1-2-3 Play-With-Me Story Time
This program is for infants and toddlers at the Springville Road Regional Branch Library. Families play and read together.
Oct
6
Toddler Story Time B – Calera Library
Weekly story time geared towards ages 4 and older at the Roy Downs Memorial Library in Calera. 
Oct
6
All Together Story Time at O’Neal Library
All ages, informal story time with lively music that seeks to build positive relationships with books and the library. In the Mountain Brook O’Neal Library meeting room or outside on the lawn when weather allows.
Oct
6
Children’s Story Time at Trussville Public Library
Join Ms. Alicia for stories, songs, bubble time, and lots of fun at the Trussville Public Library! The event will be held in the library auditorium every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. All ages.
Oct
6
Tot Time – Chelsea Community Center
Join Mrs. Emily at the Chelsea Community Center for this tot time story time to encourage parent/child bonding and lifelong reading! Story time with music and games for tots and their parents to learn early development skills. For toddlers and early preschoolers. 
Oct
6
Story Time – Helena Library
Weekly story time with stories and songs at the Helena Jane B. Holmes Public Library. 
Oct
6
Meadow View Elementary Fall Festival
Meadow View Elementary will be hosting Fall Festival again this year! This family-friendly event will feature carnival games, inflatables, food trucks (hello, funnel cakes), vendor booths, concessions, and more!   Pre-purchase your $10 wristbands on MySchoolBucks or pay with cash or check at th...
Oct
6
PJ Story Time at Hoover Library
Wear your pajamas for stories, songs and fun at the Hoover Public Library! All ages. Meets in the Youth Program Room. 
Oct
6
PJ Story Time – Pelham Library
Wear your favorite PJs as you join Ms. Ashley for fun and stories along with a craft and a snack at the Pelham Public Library. 
Oct
7
Story Time @ Lee Branch
Join Hoover Public Library at East 59’s flagship café in Lee Branch and enjoy a fun story time for all ages! Meets in the East 59 Meeting Room. 
Oct
7
Toddler Tales – Alabaster Library
Weekly story time at the Alabaster Albert L. Scott Library. Singing, finger play, stories, movement and more will keep toddlers and caregivers busy. Takes place in the Nan Abbott Meeting Room.
Oct
7
Riverchase Community Church Fall Festival
Bring your family out for a fun, FREE, night. Eat, play, trunk or treat. Dunk tank, inflatables, hotdogs, popcorn, and games!
Oct
7
Family Fun Friday
This class invites collaboration and a little friendly competition with team activities like kickball, soccer, and whiffle ball. A new game each week keeps it interesting, with low to high impact games promoting exercise, mental health and fun. This class is FREE thanks to Blue Cross and Blue Shield...
Oct
8
The Market at Pepper Place
Pepper Place Farmer’s Market is one of Birmingham’s most popular Saturday morning events. Made up of local farmers, makers, and retailers, it’s a great place to see everything Birmingham has to offer.  Located in the Pepper Place Entertainment District. Open every Saturda...
Oct
8
Mt. Laurel Farmers’ Market
This is the 12th year for the Mt Laurel Farmers’ Market & Craft Fair. The Market is located in the Town of Mt Laurel, on Manning Place (it fronts Highway 41) and features about 15-20 farmers every Saturday that sell fresh eggs, fresh cheeses, honey, fruits, vegetables, etc. – all f...
Oct
8
Piney Woods Festival
Join the Albert L. Scott Public Library in Alabaster for their first annual Piney Woods festival! Located in the area beside the library with food and vendors. It will coincide with their fall book sale so there will be something for the whole family!
Oct
8
Shelby Iron Works Park Fall Festival
The Shelby Iron Works Park will again host its annual Fall Festival on Saturday, October 8th, from 9 am to 2 pm. Join in for a day of wholesome family fun! Watch demonstrations of old-time traditions like sorghum syrup making, blacksmithing, and operating a giant antique sawmill. There will be plent...
Oct
8
Montevallo’s 48th Annual Fire Prevention Parade
Montevallo’s Fire Prevention Parade starts at Island and Main Street going toward Shelby Street at 10:00am. An event in Orr Park will immediately follow the parade featuring fire engines, vendors, US Forest Service, Air National Guard Recruiting, food trucks, kid activities, and other informationa...
Oct
8
UAB Blazers Football
Watch the UAB Blazers at Protective Stadium. Tickets start at $20.  Home Schedule: Thurs 9/1 at 7:00 p.m. – Alabama A&M Sat 9/17 at 2:30 p.m. – Georgia Southern Sat 10/8 at 2:30 p.m. – Middle Tennessee Sat 10/15 at 2:30 p.m. – Charlotte Sat 11/5 at 2:30 p.m. – ...
Oct
9
Grand RiverFest
Get ready for the Fall Grand RiverFest with 80 vendors! Enjoy arts, crafts, fashion, food, face painting, balloon art, bounce houses, and more! Free admission. Located in the front parking lot. 
Oct
9
CahabaQue | Round Two
Are you looking for things to do in Birmingham to benefit a good cause? The Bi-Annual BBQ Competition is a kid-friendly, family-fun event in Birmingham at Cahaba Brewing Company. It is THE Barbecue cook-off of the season, with proceeds benefiting the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama. &nb...
Oct
9
Birmingham Walking Tour: First Avenue South Corridor
Since the city’s founding in 1871, First Avenue South has been closely tied to the fortunes of downtown Birmingham. The area was once known as “Railroad Reservation” due to the convergence of multiple rail lines which made it a prime spot for manufacturing, warehouses, and more. The tour begin...
Oct
9
Birmingham Legion FC
Launched in 2018 as an expansion member of the USL Championship, Birmingham Legion FC is the Magic City’s first and only locally owned and operated professional soccer franchise. Legion FC qualified for the USLC Playoffs following each of the club’s first three seasons, and currently plays all h...
Oct
9
Preschool Moms Night Out
Come spend some time with other moms and realize that you aren’t alone. Invite all your people to join you! We will have a panel of moms to answer all the questions and to encourage you where you are on your journey. Dinner will be provided. Registration is requested. We will meet on the campus
Oct
9
Preschool Moms Night Out
Come spend some time with other moms and realize that you aren’t alone. Invite all your people to join you! We will have a panel of moms to answer all the questions and to encourage you where you are on your journey. Dinner will be provided. Registration is requested. We will meet on the campus
Oct
10
National Night Out – Alabaster
National Night Out is a FREE family-friendly event bringing the Alabaster community together to meet their police officers and other public safety officials. Attendees will be able to see and have access to the equipment that we all use every day!   Featured Equipment and Guests: Alabaster poli...
Oct
10
Healthy Harvest Festival
The third annual Health Harvest Festival is brought to you by LifeStyle Management, Central Alabama Research, SpineGroup Alabama, Fyzical Therapy and Southeast Clinical Lab. Food trucks – Gumbo to Geaux and Southern Coffee and Waffles. There will be fall goodies to shop for and a kid’s o...
Oct
10
Kids Market and Mom
The largest consignment store in Alabama dedicated to children’s and maternity items with nearly 80,000 square feet of organized shopping space. Features top quality, gently worn children’s, junior’s and maternity clothing as well as children’s toys, games and furniture. Open Oct...
Oct
10
Story Lab – S.T.E.A.M.
Listen, laugh, and learn at Hoover Public Library! One story prompts lots of hands-on S.T.E.A.M. activities designed for 3 to 8-year-olds. Meets in the Youth Program Room.  Sep 12 = All Around Town Sep 19 = Small Forest Friends Sep 26 = Circle Up Oct 3 = Happy Harvest Oct 10 = Grossology Oct 17
Oct
11
Kids Market and Mom
The largest consignment store in Alabama dedicated to children’s and maternity items with nearly 80,000 square feet of organized shopping space. Features top quality, gently worn children’s, junior’s and maternity clothing as well as children’s toys, games and furniture. Open Oct...
Oct
11
Wee Ones Preschool Story Time
Join Miss Mary for a fun and energetic story time with lots of singing and dancing at Homewood Public Library! Meet in the Round Auditorium.
Oct
11
Together with Tots – Preschool Story Time
Stories and songs for 18 to 36-month-olds at the Hoover Public Library! Themes change bi-weekly. Meets in the Youth Program Room. Register online at events.hooverlibrary.org/events
Oct
11
Patty Cake – Lap Sit Story Time
  Guide your child through story time activities designed to boost development for infants to around 18 months at the Mountain Brook O’Neal Library. Early language & movement enrichment program composed of stories, rhymes, songs, motion, and sensory experiences, designed to nurture th...
Oct
11
Story Time – Columbiana Library
Weekly story time with stories and crafts at the Columbiana Public Library. 
Oct
11
Together with Tots – Preschool Story Time
Stories and songs for 18 to 36-month-olds at the Hoover Public Library! Themes change bi-weekly. Meets in the Youth Program Room. Register online at events.hooverlibrary.org/events
Oct
11
Patty Cake – Lap Sit Story Time
  Guide your child through story time activities designed to boost development for infants to around 18 months at the Mountain Brook O’Neal Library. Early language & movement enrichment program composed of stories, rhymes, songs, motion, and sensory experiences, designed to nurture th...
Oct
11
Story Time – Helena Library
Weekly story time with stories and songs at the Helena Jane B. Holmes Public Library. 
Oct
12
Kids Market and Mom
The largest consignment store in Alabama dedicated to children’s and maternity items with nearly 80,000 square feet of organized shopping space. Features top quality, gently worn children’s, junior’s and maternity clothing as well as children’s toys, games and furniture. Open Oct...
Oct
12
Preschool Story Time – Pelham Library
Ms. Rebecca & Ms. Ashley present stories, songs and more along with a craft and a snack at Pelham Public Library. 
Oct
12
Storypalooza – Preschool Story Time
Come to the Homewood Public Library for a good ol’ time with Miss Aaliyah’s energizing story time to get everyone ready for the day! Meet in the Round Auditorium. 
Oct
12
Story Sprouts – Preschool Story Time
Dance and play in this interactive movement story time at the Hoover Public Library! Designed for children 4 and under. Meets in the Youth Program Room. Register online at events.hooverlibrary.org/events
Oct
12
Toddler Tales Story Time
Directed movement (toddlers to around age 3) story time at Mountain Brook O’Neal Library. Establish routine & build attention and literacy skills for toddlers to around age 3. Meets in the Storytelling Room. Register online at emmetoneal.libnet.info/events (opens one week ahead of tim...
Oct
12
Tinker Tales
STEM story time at Central Library held at Story Castle (East 2nd Floor).
Oct
12
Story Time at Springville Road
Come hear stories, do crafts and have fun at Springville Road Regional Branch Library!
Oct
12
Mommy and Me Class
Bring your babies and preschoolers for Mommy & Me Music, every Wednesday from 10:30-11:30 in the Community Life Center Fireside Room! Email Rebecca Reeves at [email protected] for more information!
Oct
12
Story Sprouts – Preschool Story Time
Dance and play in this interactive movement story time at the Hoover Public Library! Designed for children 4 and under. Meets in the Youth Program Room. Register online at events.hooverlibrary.org/events
Oct
12
Toddler Tales Story Time
Directed movement (toddlers to around age 3) story time at Mountain Brook O’Neal Library. Establish routine & build attention and literacy skills for toddlers to around age 3. Meets in the Storytelling Room. Register online at emmetoneal.libnet.info/events (opens one week ahead of tim...
Oct
12
Tot Time – Chelsea Community Center
Join Mrs. Emily at the Chelsea Community Center for this tot time story time to encourage parent/child bonding and lifelong reading! Story time with music and games for tots and their parents to learn early development skills. For toddlers and early preschoolers. 
Oct
12
Preschool Story Time – Pelham Library
Ms. Rebecca & Ms. Ashley present stories, songs and more along with a craft and a snack at Pelham Public Library. 
Oct
12
Movers & Makers – K Prep Story Time
Kindergarten prep story time at Mountain Brook O’Neal Library. Build cooperation, reading, and school readiness skills through stories, movement activities, and creative expression. For preschoolers aged 3-5 with a caregiver. Meets in the Storytelling Room. Register online at emmetoneal.libnet...
Oct
12
Sensory Story Time
Families with special needs will enjoy this inclusive program at the Alabaster Albert L. Scott Library. This program is presented on a preschool level for all ages, children through young adult with autism, sensory processing, or other developmental needs. Meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the ...
Oct
12
Preschool Moms Postpartum Dinner
October 12th from 6:00-7:00. We want this to be an opportunity to let you know that you are not alone and rally alongside you. Consider shoulder tapping a friend in the community who might need this group too! We will meet on the campus of Shades Mountain Baptist Church. Contact Sarah Kent ([email protected]
Oct
13
Toddler Story Time A – Calera Library
Weekly story time geared towards ages 0-4 years old at the Roy Downs Memorial Library in Calera.
Oct
13
Parent Power at Railroad Park
These workouts are for new and expecting parents and are tailored to the fitness levels of the participants. This class implements three categories of activity that the NIH states offer new parents the most health benefits: flexibility, balance, and strength. The group exercise setting also provides...
Oct
13
Kids Market and Mom
The largest consignment store in Alabama dedicated to children’s and maternity items with nearly 80,000 square feet of organized shopping space. Features top quality, gently worn children’s, junior’s and maternity clothing as well as children’s toys, games and furniture. Open Oct...
Oct
13
Tinker Tales – Preschool Story Time
Join Miss Erika for a fun-filled storytime at Homewood Public Library! After stories it’s time to fire up your imagination and tinker around with friends for some Loose Parts Play. Meet in the Round Auditorium. 
Oct
13
All Together Story Time at O’Neal Library
All ages, informal story time with lively music that seeks to build positive relationships with books and the library. In the Mountain Brook O’Neal Library meeting room or outside on the lawn when weather allows.
Oct
13
Toddler Story Time B – Calera Library
Weekly story time geared towards ages 4 and older at the Roy Downs Memorial Library in Calera. 
Oct
13
All Together Story Time at O’Neal Library
All ages, informal story time with lively music that seeks to build positive relationships with books and the library. In the Mountain Brook O’Neal Library meeting room or outside on the lawn when weather allows.
Oct
13
Children’s Story Time at Trussville Public Library
Join Ms. Alicia for stories, songs, bubble time, and lots of fun at the Trussville Public Library! The event will be held in the library auditorium every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. All ages.
Oct
13
Tot Time – Chelsea Community Center
Join Mrs. Emily at the Chelsea Community Center for this tot time story time to encourage parent/child bonding and lifelong reading! Story time with music and games for tots and their parents to learn early development skills. For toddlers and early preschoolers. 
Oct
13
Birmingham Greek Food Festival
Become Greek for the weekend at the 49th Annual Greek Food Festival set for October 13-15th 2022 from 10:30am-9:30pm. The Greek Festival is Birmingham’s oldest and most anticipated cultural event that offers an abundance of delicious Greek cuisine. The festival has been an act of love from Birming...
Oct
13
Story Time – Helena Library
Weekly story time with stories and songs at the Helena Jane B. Holmes Public Library. 
Oct
13
PJ Story Time at Hoover Library
Wear your pajamas for stories, songs and fun at the Hoover Public Library! All ages. Meets in the Youth Program Room. 
Oct
13
PJ Story Time – Pelham Library
Wear your favorite PJs as you join Ms. Ashley for fun and stories along with a craft and a snack at the Pelham Public Library. 
Oct
14
Kids Market and Mom
The largest consignment store in Alabama dedicated to children’s and maternity items with nearly 80,000 square feet of organized shopping space. Features top quality, gently worn children’s, junior’s and maternity clothing as well as children’s toys, games and furniture. Open Oct...
Oct
14
Story Time @ Lee Branch
Join Hoover Public Library at East 59’s flagship café in Lee Branch and enjoy a fun story time for all ages! Meets in the East 59 Meeting Room. 
Oct
14
Toddler Tales – Alabaster Library
Weekly story time at the Alabaster Albert L. Scott Library. Singing, finger play, stories, movement and more will keep toddlers and caregivers busy. Takes place in the Nan Abbott Meeting Room.
Oct
14
Birmingham Greek Food Festival
Become Greek for the weekend at the 49th Annual Greek Food Festival set for October 13-15th 2022 from 10:30am-9:30pm. The Greek Festival is Birmingham’s oldest and most anticipated cultural event that offers an abundance of delicious Greek cuisine. The festival has been an act of love from Birming...
Oct
14
Family Fun Friday
This class invites collaboration and a little friendly competition with team activities like kickball, soccer, and whiffle ball. A new game each week keeps it interesting, with low to high impact games promoting exercise, mental health and fun. This class is FREE thanks to Blue Cross and Blue Shield...
Oct
14
Westwood Baptist Fall Festival & Trunk-or-Treat
You don’t want to miss this fun night! Invite your family and friends! Treats will be out of theme decorated trunks sponsored by Adult Life Group and individuals. There will be games, inflatables, special music, food trucks and more!   
Oct
15
The Market at Pepper Place
Pepper Place Farmer’s Market is one of Birmingham’s most popular Saturday morning events. Made up of local farmers, makers, and retailers, it’s a great place to see everything Birmingham has to offer.  Located in the Pepper Place Entertainment District. Open every Saturda...
Oct
15
Mt. Laurel Farmers’ Market
This is the 12th year for the Mt Laurel Farmers’ Market & Craft Fair. The Market is located in the Town of Mt Laurel, on Manning Place (it fronts Highway 41) and features about 15-20 farmers every Saturday that sell fresh eggs, fresh cheeses, honey, fruits, vegetables, etc. – all f...
Oct
15
Tannehill Trade Days
Tannehill Tradedays are every month through November. Tons and tons of vendors and food plus beautiful scenery. Remember to bring cash because most vendors cannot take cards due to a lack of cell service. Day-Use Admission: $5 Adults (12 years and older)     $4 Seniors (Ages 62 and older) ...
Oct
15
Warrior Day
Warrior day is one of the oldest continuously running festivals in the state of Alabama. There will be a car show, free rides for kids, live music, a rib and burger cook off, and vendors.
Oct
15
Kids Market and Mom
The largest consignment store in Alabama dedicated to children’s and maternity items with nearly 80,000 square feet of organized shopping space. Features top quality, gently worn children’s, junior’s and maternity clothing as well as children’s toys, games and furniture. Open Oct...
Oct
15
Mt Laurel Fall Festival 2022
The Mt Laurel Fall Festival returns October 15th! Celebrate fall in the beautiful Town of Mt Laurel, Alabama and enjoy a day shopping our vibrant street fair, savoring dishes from the best local food trucks, and strolling the idyllic streets of one of Birmingham’s best neighborhoods.
Oct
15
Chelsea Village Fall Festival
Save the Date! Eyes on Chelsea and Sara Beth’s Gymnasts are excited to host their annual Chelsea Village Fall Festival. Don’t miss out on this great community event full of entertainment, shopping, eating, book fair, trick or treating, games, and more. Come out and support these local businesses...
Oct
15
Colors on the Cahaba
Come out with the whole family to uptown Centreville on October 15th and enjoy the beautiful historic Courthouse Square. Fun for all ages! There will be arts and crafts booths, food trucks, live music, corn hole challenge, and a car show. Proceeds benefit Bibb County Sav-A-Life. 
Oct
15
Hoots & Howls at the Zoo
Join the Birmingham Zoo for the Hoots & Howls daytime Halloween festival! Wear your costumes and trick-or-treat through the Candy Trail, join in the Monster Mash dance party with the DJ, take a ride on the Red Diamond Express Train and Protective Life Carousel, meet animals of all shapes and siz...
Oct
15
9th Annual Pumpkin Festival
The Pumpkin Festival is the Grace House Junior Board’s signature fundraising event and is a day of family-friendly fun that the Birmingham community looks forward to each year. Highlights of the Pumpkin Festival include: A pumpkin included with each children’s admission! If you’re plan...
Oct
15
Sidewalk Film and Creative Media College Fair
Sidewalk is hosting its inaugural film and creative media college fair! Meet representatives from colleges & universities with notable film & creative media programs. Be sure to attend our panels and workshops throughout the event! Students interested in undergraduate and graduate programs a...
Oct
15
Birmingham Greek Food Festival
Become Greek for the weekend at the 49th Annual Greek Food Festival set for October 13-15th 2022 from 10:30am-9:30pm. The Greek Festival is Birmingham’s oldest and most anticipated cultural event that offers an abundance of delicious Greek cuisine. The festival has been an act of love from Birming...
Oct
15
Hay Hoover
Your weekend won’t be complete without attending Hay Hoover! Hay rides, pony rides, petting zoo, games, treats, and food trucks. Dress in costume! Shuttle service from Spain Park High School. 
Oct
15
Gypsy’s Halloween Market
Get ready for a fun filled day with the family at the Travelling Gypsy pickup location! There will be a variety of vendors passing out candy, costumes, food trucks, children and adult activities and so much more! This is a free event so don’t miss out!
Oct
15
UAB Blazers Football
Watch the UAB Blazers at Protective Stadium. Tickets start at $20.  Home Schedule: Thurs 9/1 at 7:00 p.m. – Alabama A&M Sat 9/17 at 2:30 p.m. – Georgia Southern Sat 10/8 at 2:30 p.m. – Middle Tennessee Sat 10/15 at 2:30 p.m. – Charlotte Sat 11/5 at 2:30 p.m. – ...
Oct
15
Birmingham Legion FC
Launched in 2018 as an expansion member of the USL Championship, Birmingham Legion FC is the Magic City’s first and only locally owned and operated professional soccer franchise. Legion FC qualified for the USLC Playoffs following each of the club’s first three seasons, and currently plays all h...
Oct
16
Tannehill Trade Days
Tannehill Tradedays are every month through November. Tons and tons of vendors and food plus beautiful scenery. Remember to bring cash because most vendors cannot take cards due to a lack of cell service. Day-Use Admission: $5 Adults (12 years and older)     $4 Seniors (Ages 62 and older) ...
Oct
16
Hoots & Howls at the Zoo
Join the Birmingham Zoo for the Hoots & Howls daytime Halloween festival! Wear your costumes and trick-or-treat through the Candy Trail, join in the Monster Mash dance party with the DJ, take a ride on the Red Diamond Express Train and Protective Life Carousel, meet animals of all shapes and siz...
Oct
16
Painting Pumpkins In The Park
Let your pumpkinagination go crazy! Come enjoy the outdoors and fresh fall air while you paint and decorate your own tiny pumpkin. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Painting sessions will be 30 minutes. All supplies are included.   Music In The Park will follow this program from 4:3...
Oct
16
Oak Mountain Presbyterian Church Fall Festival
Annual Fall Festival and Mobilization Fair on the OMPC Soccer Fields! This will be a great opportunity to connect with local ministry partners to learn about ways to get involved with these ministries. There will also be inflatables, face painting and food trucks for a fun and festive time for the w...
Oct
16
World Ballet Series: Swan Lake
Experience the legendary! A part of the World Ballet Series, the Swan Lake will be performed live by a multinational cast of 50 professional ballet dancers gathered to bring the most famous love story to life.  See the iconic Dance of the Little Swans, count the 32 fouettés performed by the Od...
Oct
17
Kids Market and Mom
The largest consignment store in Alabama dedicated to children’s and maternity items with nearly 80,000 square feet of organized shopping space. Features top quality, gently worn children’s, junior’s and maternity clothing as well as children’s toys, games and furniture. Open Oct...
Oct
17
Story Lab – S.T.E.A.M.
Listen, laugh, and learn at Hoover Public Library! One story prompts lots of hands-on S.T.E.A.M. activities designed for 3 to 8-year-olds. Meets in the Youth Program Room.  Sep 12 = All Around Town Sep 19 = Small Forest Friends Sep 26 = Circle Up Oct 3 = Happy Harvest Oct 10 = Grossology Oct 17
Oct
18
Wee Ones Preschool Story Time
Join Miss Mary for a fun and energetic story time with lots of singing and dancing at Homewood Public Library! Meet in the Round Auditorium.
Oct
18
Together with Tots – Preschool Story Time
Stories and songs for 18 to 36-month-olds at the Hoover Public Library! Themes change bi-weekly. Meets in the Youth Program Room. Register online at events.hooverlibrary.org/events
Oct
18
Patty Cake – Lap Sit Story Time
  Guide your child through story time activities designed to boost development for infants to around 18 months at the Mountain Brook O’Neal Library. Early language & movement enrichment program composed of stories, rhymes, songs, motion, and sensory experiences, designed to nurture th...
Oct
18
Story Time – Columbiana Library
Weekly story time with stories and crafts at the Columbiana Public Library. 
Oct
18
Kids Market and Mom
The largest consignment store in Alabama dedicated to children’s and maternity items with nearly 80,000 square feet of organized shopping space. Features top quality, gently worn children’s, junior’s and maternity clothing as well as children’s toys, games and furniture. Open Oct...
Oct
18
Together with Tots – Preschool Story Time
Stories and songs for 18 to 36-month-olds at the Hoover Public Library! Themes change bi-weekly. Meets in the Youth Program Room. Register online at events.hooverlibrary.org/events
Oct
18
Patty Cake – Lap Sit Story Time
  Guide your child through story time activities designed to boost development for infants to around 18 months at the Mountain Brook O’Neal Library. Early language & movement enrichment program composed of stories, rhymes, songs, motion, and sensory experiences, designed to nurture th...
Oct
18
Story Time – Helena Library
Weekly story time with stories and songs at the Helena Jane B. Holmes Public Library. 
Oct
19
Kid Cow and Me Storytime
Join Chick-fil-A Helena for stories, songs, activities, and special guests (including everyone’s favorite cow)! Weather permitting, story time will meet on the front lawn at 8:30am for music and coloring, and stories will kick off at 9:00am. Breakfast specials for story time participants! Chec...
Oct
19
Preschool Story Time – Pelham Library
Ms. Rebecca & Ms. Ashley present stories, songs and more along with a craft and a snack at Pelham Public Library. 
Oct
19
Storypalooza – Preschool Story Time
Come to the Homewood Public Library for a good ol’ time with Miss Aaliyah’s energizing story time to get everyone ready for the day! Meet in the Round Auditorium. 
Oct
19
Story Sprouts – Preschool Story Time
Dance and play in this interactive movement story time at the Hoover Public Library! Designed for children 4 and under. Meets in the Youth Program Room. Register online at events.hooverlibrary.org/events
Oct
19
Toddler Tales Story Time
Directed movement (toddlers to around age 3) story time at Mountain Brook O’Neal Library. Establish routine & build attention and literacy skills for toddlers to around age 3. Meets in the Storytelling Room. Register online at emmetoneal.libnet.info/events (opens one week ahead of tim...
Oct
19
Story Time at Springville Road
Come hear stories, do crafts and have fun at Springville Road Regional Branch Library!
Oct
19
Kids Market and Mom
The largest consignment store in Alabama dedicated to children’s and maternity items with nearly 80,000 square feet of organized shopping space. Features top quality, gently worn children’s, junior’s and maternity clothing as well as children’s toys, games and furniture. Open Oct...
Oct
19
Mommy and Me Class
Bring your babies and preschoolers for Mommy & Me Music, every Wednesday from 10:30-11:30 in the Community Life Center Fireside Room! Email Rebecca Reeves at [email protected] for more information!
Oct
19
Story Sprouts – Preschool Story Time
Dance and play in this interactive movement story time at the Hoover Public Library! Designed for children 4 and under. Meets in the Youth Program Room. Register online at events.hooverlibrary.org/events
Oct
19
Toddler Tales Story Time
Directed movement (toddlers to around age 3) story time at Mountain Brook O’Neal Library. Establish routine & build attention and literacy skills for toddlers to around age 3. Meets in the Storytelling Room. Register online at emmetoneal.libnet.info/events (opens one week ahead of tim...
Oct
19
Tot Time – Chelsea Community Center
Join Mrs. Emily at the Chelsea Community Center for this tot time story time to encourage parent/child bonding and lifelong reading! Story time with music and games for tots and their parents to learn early development skills. For toddlers and early preschoolers. 
Oct
19
Preschool Story Time – Pelham Library
Ms. Rebecca & Ms. Ashley present stories, songs and more along with a craft and a snack at Pelham Public Library. 
Oct
19
Preschoolers at Play – Trussville Library
Meet in the Trussville Auditorium for a preschool-aged playtime. A guided sensory time will begin at 10:30 a.m. with Ms. Alicia, followed by free play at several stations set up around the large auditorium with various toys. Parents will need to stay with their child as they move between stations. &...
Oct
19
Movers & Makers – K Prep Story Time
Kindergarten prep story time at Mountain Brook O’Neal Library. Build cooperation, reading, and school readiness skills through stories, movement activities, and creative expression. For preschoolers aged 3-5 with a caregiver. Meets in the Storytelling Room. Register online at emmetoneal.libnet...
Oct
20
Toddler Story Time A – Calera Library
Weekly story time geared towards ages 0-4 years old at the Roy Downs Memorial Library in Calera.
Oct
20
Parent Power at Railroad Park
These workouts are for new and expecting parents and are tailored to the fitness levels of the participants. This class implements three categories of activity that the NIH states offer new parents the most health benefits: flexibility, balance, and strength. The group exercise setting also provides...
Oct
20
Kids Market and Mom
The largest consignment store in Alabama dedicated to children’s and maternity items with nearly 80,000 square feet of organized shopping space. Features top quality, gently worn children’s, junior’s and maternity clothing as well as children’s toys, games and furniture. Open Oct...
Oct
20
Tinker Tales – Preschool Story Time
Join Miss Erika for a fun-filled storytime at Homewood Public Library! After stories it’s time to fire up your imagination and tinker around with friends for some Loose Parts Play. Meet in the Round Auditorium. 
Oct
20
All Together Story Time at O’Neal Library
All ages, informal story time with lively music that seeks to build positive relationships with books and the library. In the Mountain Brook O’Neal Library meeting room or outside on the lawn when weather allows.
Oct
20
Toddler Story Time B – Calera Library
Weekly story time geared towards ages 4 and older at the Roy Downs Memorial Library in Calera. 
Oct
20
All Together Story Time at O’Neal Library
All ages, informal story time with lively music that seeks to build positive relationships with books and the library. In the Mountain Brook O’Neal Library meeting room or outside on the lawn when weather allows.
Oct
20
Children’s Story Time at Trussville Public Library
Join Ms. Alicia for stories, songs, bubble time, and lots of fun at the Trussville Public Library! The event will be held in the library auditorium every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. All ages.
Oct
20
Tot Time – Chelsea Community Center
Join Mrs. Emily at the Chelsea Community Center for this tot time story time to encourage parent/child bonding and lifelong reading! Story time with music and games for tots and their parents to learn early development skills. For toddlers and early preschoolers. 
Oct
20
Story Time – Helena Library
Weekly story time with stories and songs at the Helena Jane B. Holmes Public Library. 
Oct
20
PJ Story Time at Hoover Library
Wear your pajamas for stories, songs and fun at the Hoover Public Library! All ages. Meets in the Youth Program Room. 
Oct
20
PJ Story Time – Pelham Library
Wear your favorite PJs as you join Ms. Ashley for fun and stories along with a craft and a snack at the Pelham Public Library. 
Oct
21
5th Annual Christmas On the Avenue
The Seasonal Event You’ve All Been Waiting For, the 5th annual…CHRISTMAS ON THE AVENUE!   Join in for seven hours of Christmas Joy and sales on Bessemer’s little corner of 2nd Avenue North. Of course you will also enjoy homemade Italian food, hot cocoa, guest vendors, and...
Oct
21
Kids Market and Mom
The largest consignment store in Alabama dedicated to children’s and maternity items with nearly 80,000 square feet of organized shopping space. Features top quality, gently worn children’s, junior’s and maternity clothing as well as children’s toys, games and furniture. Open Oct...
Oct
21
Storytime at the Gardens
Join us each week with your preschooler for a story followed by a creative craft at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens! Meet us in the Southern Living Garden, weather permitting, or in the Garden Center. This program is designed to promote a love of reading, creativity, and gardening, all while gainin...
Oct
21
Story Time @ Lee Branch
Join Hoover Public Library at East 59’s flagship café in Lee Branch and enjoy a fun story time for all ages! Meets in the East 59 Meeting Room. 
Oct
21
Toddler Tales – Alabaster Library
Weekly story time at the Alabaster Albert L. Scott Library. Singing, finger play, stories, movement and more will keep toddlers and caregivers busy. Takes place in the Nan Abbott Meeting Room.
Oct
21
Flicks Among the Flowers
Flicks Among the Flowers returns this fall! Join Birmingham Botanical Gardens for this special showing of The Addams Family presented by Gunn Dermatology and hosted by the Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens Junior Board.   This free family–friendly event, will feature a costume contest a...
Oct
21
Family Fun Friday
This class invites collaboration and a little friendly competition with team activities like kickball, soccer, and whiffle ball. A new game each week keeps it interesting, with low to high impact games promoting exercise, mental health and fun. This class is FREE thanks to Blue Cross and Blue Shield...
Oct
22
The Market at Pepper Place
Pepper Place Farmer’s Market is one of Birmingham’s most popular Saturday morning events. Made up of local farmers, makers, and retailers, it’s a great place to see everything Birmingham has to offer.  Located in the Pepper Place Entertainment District. Open every Saturda...
Oct
22
Mt. Laurel Farmers’ Market
This is the 12th year for the Mt Laurel Farmers’ Market & Craft Fair. The Market is located in the Town of Mt Laurel, on Manning Place (it fronts Highway 41) and features about 15-20 farmers every Saturday that sell fresh eggs, fresh cheeses, honey, fruits, vegetables, etc. – all f...
Oct
22
Oak Mountain State Park Harvest Festival
Help celebrate Fall and welcome the beautiful Autumn colors that grace our Oaks each year at the Annual Harvest Festival at Oak Mountain State Park!   Hay Rides! Bounce Houses! Shopping with LOCAL Artists! Food Trucks! Pony Rides! Yard Games! Guided Hikes! Crafts! Educational Treetop Nature Tra...
Oct
22
Kids Market and Mom
The largest consignment store in Alabama dedicated to children’s and maternity items with nearly 80,000 square feet of organized shopping space. Features top quality, gently worn children’s, junior’s and maternity clothing as well as children’s toys, games and furniture. Open Oct...
Oct
22
Pumpkin Day at Pepper Place Market
Decorate a pumpkin with FIT4MOM Birmingham! This is a free event at the Market at Pepper Place. Bring the kids down and enjoy the decoration station. Meet in the Kitchen on 29th Street South. 
Oct
22
Pumpkin Decorating at Pelham Library
Join us in the Maker Space at Pelham Public Library to get creative with pumpkins. Will it be a silly pumpkin? A spooky pumpkin? A cute pumpkin? It’s up to you! All materials including decorations and pumpkins will be provided.
Oct
22
Pelham Oaks Fall Festival
The Pelham Oaks Elementary School Fall Festival will feature vendors, games, a costume contest, and more!
Oct
22
Hoots & Howls at the Zoo
Join the Birmingham Zoo for the Hoots & Howls daytime Halloween festival! Wear your costumes and trick-or-treat through the Candy Trail, join in the Monster Mash dance party with the DJ, take a ride on the Red Diamond Express Train and Protective Life Carousel, meet animals of all shapes and siz...
Oct
22
OMES Fall Fun Fest
Fun for the entire family! There will be crafts, games, hayrides, food, a photo booth and vendors from local businesses! Football will be playing on a large projector screen. Performances by our Bluebird Choir, cheerleaders and a magician! Wristbands are $15 for pre-orders and $18 at the door, adult...
Oct
22
Book Babies – Baby Story Time
Encourage singing, playing, and socializing with your baby in this intimate story time with Miss Mary at Homewood Public Library. Ages 18 months and younger. Meet in the Round Auditorium. 
Oct
22
Let Your Heart Take Flight with Amelia Earhart
Birmingham Children’s Theatre presents Amelia Earhart by Kathryn Schultz Miller. A curious reporter begins to uncover the story of Amelia Earhart’s mysterious disappearance, and what he finds along the way pieces together the thrilling life story of one of America’s most fasci...
Oct
22
Harvest Festival
This community event will be packed with several activities for children. They will enjoy Trunk or Treats, several games, bounce houses, face painting, food and more! So please invite your family, friends and neighbors to this memorable fun affair.
Oct
22
Alabaster Jubilee #2
Alabaster Jubilee #2 is set for Saturday, October 22, 2022, on the green space by the old Siluria water tower near City Hall in Alabaster. Admission is FREE! This new fall event will feature a regional music lineup and local food. SCHEDULE 3 PM Event opens 3:30 PM Take 7 (local jazz) 5 PM The
Oct
22
Clearview Baptist Church Fall Festival
This is a family-friendly event with games, hayrides, a pumpkin patch, authentic Mexican food, cake walk, and more! Come out and make some memories!
Oct
22
Haunt the Hills 2022
Trick-or-Treat on the Grand Lawn at Wald Park with local businesses from 4:00-6:00 pm! Dress in your best family-friendly costume for a Costume Contest with prizes for Kids, Adults, Pets and Groups! Bring a chair or blanket to watch the movie Hocus Pocus at 7:00 pm!
Oct
22
BlackWatch Cheer & Sports Performance Fall Festival
Free event and open to the public! There will be trunk or treating, face painting, a cake walk, open gym, a costume contest, Hocus Pocus playing on the projector, and more!
Oct
22
Halloween Teen Movie Night
Teens, join in for a movie at Restore! The Addams Family will be showing with popcorn and water provided. Additional concessions will be available for $1 each. Movie open to ages 12-17.
Oct
23
Old Baker Farm Festival Weekend
Join Old Baker Farm as they celebrate the harvest season! There will be vendors, the pumpkin patch, hayride, petting barn and more!
Oct
23
Hoots & Howls at the Zoo
Join the Birmingham Zoo for the Hoots & Howls daytime Halloween festival! Wear your costumes and trick-or-treat through the Candy Trail, join in the Monster Mash dance party with the DJ, take a ride on the Red Diamond Express Train and Protective Life Carousel, meet animals of all shapes and siz...
Oct
23
Jeepers Creepers: Trunk or Treat
Iron City Wranglers has teamed up with The Backyard for the second year in a row! On October 23rd, get ready to make your way from Jeep to Jeep for the MOST UNIQUE trunk or treat experience in the Birmingham area, and all day festive food, drink, and live music.  Trunk or Tr...
Oct
23
TCAOT Fall Fest
TCAOT Fall Fest. We are looking forward to an incredible time with our community as we celebrate with a Trunk or Treat, Inflatables, Games, and more! Fall Fest will be from 3-6pm.
Oct
23
Asbury Methodist Church Trunk or Treat
Get ready for another spook-tacular event! This community celebration features food trucks, rides, games for the whole family, and of course, free popcorn and candy! Kids with sensory challenges can trick or treat exclusively from 3:30-4:00 p.m. And, a sensory area will be available inside the build...
Oct
23
Fall Festival and Chili Cook-Off
Join Christ Community Church for a family-friendly, free night of games, fun and fellowship. CCC chefs will bring chili to share. There will be live music, a carved pumpkin contest, a chili cook-off, food to share, a cupcake walk, games for kids and families, and lots of fun.
Oct
24
Greater Birmingham Area Mom’s Park Hop Series: Homewood Central Park
We are so excited to announce our Greater Birmingham Area Mom’s Park Hop Series, presented by UAB Callahan Eye Hospital! Meet us at the playground this Fall and let your kids enjoy the outdoors while you enjoy some coffee, swag, and quality time connecting with other local moms.   Whether...
Oct
24
Story Lab – S.T.E.A.M.
Listen, laugh, and learn at Hoover Public Library! One story prompts lots of hands-on S.T.E.A.M. activities designed for 3 to 8-year-olds. Meets in the Youth Program Room.  Sep 12 = All Around Town Sep 19 = Small Forest Friends Sep 26 = Circle Up Oct 3 = Happy Harvest Oct 10 = Grossology Oct 17
Oct
25
Wee Ones Preschool Story Time
Join Miss Mary for a fun and energetic story time with lots of singing and dancing at Homewood Public Library! Meet in the Round Auditorium.
Oct
25
Together with Tots – Preschool Story Time
Stories and songs for 18 to 36-month-olds at the Hoover Public Library! Themes change bi-weekly. Meets in the Youth Program Room. Register online at events.hooverlibrary.org/events
Oct
25
Patty Cake – Lap Sit Story Time
  Guide your child through story time activities designed to boost development for infants to around 18 months at the Mountain Brook O’Neal Library. Early language & movement enrichment program composed of stories, rhymes, songs, motion, and sensory experiences, designed to nurture th...
Oct
25
Story Time – Columbiana Library
Weekly story time with stories and crafts at the Columbiana Public Library. 
Oct
25
Together with Tots – Preschool Story Time
Stories and songs for 18 to 36-month-olds at the Hoover Public Library! Themes change bi-weekly. Meets in the Youth Program Room. Register online at events.hooverlibrary.org/events
Oct
25
Patty Cake – Lap Sit Story Time
  Guide your child through story time activities designed to boost development for infants to around 18 months at the Mountain Brook O’Neal Library. Early language & movement enrichment program composed of stories, rhymes, songs, motion, and sensory experiences, designed to nurture th...
Oct
25
Story Time – Helena Library
Weekly story time with stories and songs at the Helena Jane B. Holmes Public Library. 
Oct
26
Fall Story Time at the Park
Join Ms. Rebecca & Ms. Ashley at the Pelham Park Pavilion next to the volleyball courts for fall themed stories, songs and more along with a craft and a snack.
Oct
26
Storypalooza – Preschool Story Time
Come to the Homewood Public Library for a good ol’ time with Miss Aaliyah’s energizing story time to get everyone ready for the day! Meet in the Round Auditorium. 
Oct
26
Story Sprouts – Preschool Story Time
Dance and play in this interactive movement story time at the Hoover Public Library! Designed for children 4 and under. Meets in the Youth Program Room. Register online at events.hooverlibrary.org/events
Oct
26
Toddler Tales Story Time
Directed movement (toddlers to around age 3) story time at Mountain Brook O’Neal Library. Establish routine & build attention and literacy skills for toddlers to around age 3. Meets in the Storytelling Room. Register online at emmetoneal.libnet.info/events (opens one week ahead of tim...
Oct
26
Tinker Tales
STEM story time at Central Library held at Story Castle (East 2nd Floor).
Oct
26
Story Time at Springville Road
Come hear stories, do crafts and have fun at Springville Road Regional Branch Library!
Oct
26
Mommy and Me Class
Bring your babies and preschoolers for Mommy & Me Music, every Wednesday from 10:30-11:30 in the Community Life Center Fireside Room! Email Rebecca Reeves at [email protected] for more information!
Oct
26
Story Sprouts – Preschool Story Time
Dance and play in this interactive movement story time at the Hoover Public Library! Designed for children 4 and under. Meets in the Youth Program Room. Register online at events.hooverlibrary.org/events
Oct
26
Toddler Tales Story Time
Directed movement (toddlers to around age 3) story time at Mountain Brook O’Neal Library. Establish routine & build attention and literacy skills for toddlers to around age 3. Meets in the Storytelling Room. Register online at emmetoneal.libnet.info/events (opens one week ahead of tim...
Oct
26
Tot Time – Chelsea Community Center
Join Mrs. Emily at the Chelsea Community Center for this tot time story time to encourage parent/child bonding and lifelong reading! Story time with music and games for tots and their parents to learn early development skills. For toddlers and early preschoolers. 
Oct
26
Fall Story Time at the Park
Join Ms. Rebecca & Ms. Ashley at the Pelham Park Pavilion next to the volleyball courts for fall themed stories, songs and more along with a craft and a snack.
Oct
26
Movers & Makers – K Prep Story Time
Kindergarten prep story time at Mountain Brook O’Neal Library. Build cooperation, reading, and school readiness skills through stories, movement activities, and creative expression. For preschoolers aged 3-5 with a caregiver. Meets in the Storytelling Room. Register online at emmetoneal.libnet...
Oct
26
Sensory Story Time
Families with special needs will enjoy this inclusive program at the Alabaster Albert L. Scott Library. This program is presented on a preschool level for all ages, children through young adult with autism, sensory processing, or other developmental needs. Meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the ...
Oct
26
Shades Mountain Baptist Church Trunk or Treat
Join Shades Mountain Baptist Church for a night of free family fun! They will have a parking lot full of creatively decorated trunks, games, costumes, food trucks, and more!
Oct
26
Evangel Church PCA Pumpkin Palooza
Join Evangel Church PCA for this annual free event – Pumpkin Palooza! There will be food, inflatables, fellowship, pumpkin painting, and more. Located at the Evangel gym parking lot. Hotdogs, chips, and drinks to be served at 5:30 p.m.
Oct
26
Metropolitan Church Trunk or Treat
Join Metropolitan Church for a family friendly, safe and fun event! There is something for every age with hay rides, inflatables, games, food and best of all it’s completely FREE!  
Oct
27
Toddler Story Time A – Calera Library
Weekly story time geared towards ages 0-4 years old at the Roy Downs Memorial Library in Calera.
Oct
27
Parent Power at Railroad Park
These workouts are for new and expecting parents and are tailored to the fitness levels of the participants. This class implements three categories of activity that the NIH states offer new parents the most health benefits: flexibility, balance, and strength. The group exercise setting also provides...
Oct
27
Tinker Tales – Preschool Story Time
Join Miss Erika for a fun-filled storytime at Homewood Public Library! After stories it’s time to fire up your imagination and tinker around with friends for some Loose Parts Play. Meet in the Round Auditorium. 
Oct
27
All Together Story Time at O’Neal Library
All ages, informal story time with lively music that seeks to build positive relationships with books and the library. In the Mountain Brook O’Neal Library meeting room or outside on the lawn when weather allows.
Oct
27
Toddler Story Time B – Calera Library
Weekly story time geared towards ages 4 and older at the Roy Downs Memorial Library in Calera. 
Oct
27
All Together Story Time at O’Neal Library
All ages, informal story time with lively music that seeks to build positive relationships with books and the library. In the Mountain Brook O’Neal Library meeting room or outside on the lawn when weather allows.
Oct
27
Children’s Story Time at Trussville Public Library
Join Ms. Alicia for stories, songs, bubble time, and lots of fun at the Trussville Public Library! The event will be held in the library auditorium every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. All ages.
Oct
27
Tot Time – Chelsea Community Center
Join Mrs. Emily at the Chelsea Community Center for this tot time story time to encourage parent/child bonding and lifelong reading! Story time with music and games for tots and their parents to learn early development skills. For toddlers and early preschoolers. 
Oct
27
Story Time – Helena Library
Weekly story time with stories and songs at the Helena Jane B. Holmes Public Library. 
Oct
27
Live After 5
Come check out local vendors, music, a bounce house, photobooth sponsored by Shoe Station, and more over on the green space at Vestavia City Center for a night of family fun!
Oct
27
Downtown Calera Trunk or Treat
Calera Main Street, a revitalization program with a focus on economic development and historic preservation, will hold the fourth annual “Trunk or Treat” event in downtown Calera, on Thursday, October 27, 2022, from 5:30p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Collectivus Church is the presenting sponsor again for thi...
Oct
27
PJ Story Time at Hoover Library
Wear your pajamas for stories, songs and fun at the Hoover Public Library! All ages. Meets in the Youth Program Room. 
Oct
27
PJ Story Time – Pelham Library
Wear your favorite PJs as you join Ms. Ashley for fun and stories along with a craft and a snack at the Pelham Public Library. 
Oct
28
Storytime at the Gardens
Join us each week with your preschooler for a story followed by a creative craft at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens! Meet us in the Southern Living Garden, weather permitting, or in the Garden Center. This program is designed to promote a love of reading, creativity, and gardening, all while gainin...
Oct
28
Toddler Tales – Alabaster Library
Weekly story time at the Alabaster Albert L. Scott Library. Singing, finger play, stories, movement and more will keep toddlers and caregivers busy. Takes place in the Nan Abbott Meeting Room.
Oct
28
Alabaster YMCA Trunk or Treat
Join the Alabaster YMCA for their Annual Trunk or Treat. Enjoy Trick or Treating from each amazing Trunk Display, Food Trucks, Fun, and Games. Free to the public.
Oct
28
Oak Park Shopping Center Drive Thru Trick or Treat
Join the businesses of Oak Park Shopping Center for their 3rd annual drive thru trick or treat on Rocky Ridge Road. Visit the shops to fill your trick or treat bag without getting out of your car.
Oct
28
Family Fun Friday
This class invites collaboration and a little friendly competition with team activities like kickball, soccer, and whiffle ball. A new game each week keeps it interesting, with low to high impact games promoting exercise, mental health and fun. This class is FREE thanks to Blue Cross and Blue Shield...
Oct
28
Hoover Church of Christ Fall Festival
Come and enjoy a night of fun for all ages! There will be pizza, chips,& drinks, inflatables, games with candy prizes, a cake walk, popcorn, and cotton candy! There will also be a Halloween costume contest with awards for the cutest, funniest, best duo/group, and best overall cost...
Oct
28
Hocus Pocus at Veterans Park
Join The city of Alabaster at Veterans Park on Friday, Oct. 28 for a showing of the movie Hocus Pocus! The movie begins at 7 p.m. and there will be food trucks available starting at 6 p.m. Admission is free.
Oct
28
Hocus Pocus at Alabama Theatre
A curious youngster moves to Salem, where he struggles to fit in before awakening a trio of diabolical witches that were executed in the 17th century. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., show begins at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 each, with children ages two and younger free of charge. The screening will begin w...
Oct
28
Double, Double Toil and Trouble!
Calling all witches and wizards! Join the Hoover Public Library for a night of spellbinding fun with Harry Potter, the Wicked Witch of the West, the Sanderson Sisters and more! Cauldrons, broomsticks and costumes encouraged.
Oct
29
Halloween at the Y
Check out these events at Greater Birmingham area YMCA locations!
Oct
29
The Market at Pepper Place
Pepper Place Farmer’s Market is one of Birmingham’s most popular Saturday morning events. Made up of local farmers, makers, and retailers, it’s a great place to see everything Birmingham has to offer.  Located in the Pepper Place Entertainment District. Open every Saturda...
Oct
29
Mt. Laurel Farmers’ Market
This is the 12th year for the Mt Laurel Farmers’ Market & Craft Fair. The Market is located in the Town of Mt Laurel, on Manning Place (it fronts Highway 41) and features about 15-20 farmers every Saturday that sell fresh eggs, fresh cheeses, honey, fruits, vegetables, etc. – all f...
Oct
29
Art in the Lot
Presented by Trinity Studio, Art in the Lot returns Saturday, October 29! This is a fun and popular event where you can sell, shop and discover the talents of local artists. The event is from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm in Trinity’s large parking lot.
Oct
29
Fall Craft Fair
The Chelsea Community Center is hosting a Fall Craft Fair!  Several Vendors showcasing: -Clothing -Handmade Candles -Jewelry -Crafts -Baked Goods and much more!
Oct
29
Halloween in the Heights
Trick or Treat with the Cahaba Heights Businesses all day, Saturday October 29, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Businesses will be full of Treats for the entire family. There will be giveaways, a balloon artist, tattoos, face painting, music, yard games, and more!
Oct
29
Fall Fest on Buck Creek Trail
The City of Alabaster’s Fall Fest occurs on Oct. 29, 2022. It’s a great, fun filled community event that continues to grow each year. It will include: Arts and Crafts Vendors ($ required for purchases) Carnival Rides for children  Food Vendors ($ required for purchases) Hay Rid...
Oct
29
Hoots & Howls at the Zoo
Join the Birmingham Zoo for the Hoots & Howls daytime Halloween festival! Wear your costumes and trick-or-treat through the Candy Trail, join in the Monster Mash dance party with the DJ, take a ride on the Red Diamond Express Train and Protective Life Carousel, meet animals of all shapes and siz...
Oct
29
Bloom Gathering Baby Wearing 101
Join this FREE Bloom Gathering and learn about Baby Wearing 101 with Hannah Rigg, LMSW & Baby Wearing Consultant. Hear about basics, safety, types of carriers, and more! Please feel free to bring your own carrier and babe if you’d like some personal pointers. 
Oct
29
Old Town Helena Halloween
Join the businesses of Old Town Helena for a full day of free games, candy and a costume contest!
Oct
29
Owl-O-Ween
Bring the family out for Alabama Wildlife Center’s annual Owl-O-Ween! Encounter and learn about our birds of prey, get your picture taken with a live owl, and witness a rehabilitated owl’s release back into the wild.   Free with paid admission to Oak Mountain State Park: $5 per Adul...
Oct
29
Grace Covenant Montevallo 3rd Annual Fall Festival
Join Grace Covenant Community Church for their 3rd Annual Fall Festival at Orr Park in Montevallo. There will be games, food, and pumpkin painting!
Oct
29
ArtPlay Family Halloween Party
Get the whole family dressed up in your favorite costumes and join other families for fun Halloween activities, food and music at the ArtPlay house. This event is free and open to the public.
Oct
29
Avondale Trunk or Treat
Come in costume to this FREE family fun event, the 1st Annual Avondale Trunk or Treat! Don’t forget to bring a candy bag! Make your halloween celebrations complete with treats, games, trunk decorating contest, costume contest, not-so-scary Haunted House, music, photo booth, family friendl...
Oct
29
Abundant Life Church Alabaster Fall Festival
Join Abundant Life Church in Alabaster for a community-wide fall festival celebration. There will be free food, games, bouncy houses, puppet shows and more. Everyone is invited.
Oct
29
Campus 124 Trunk or Treat
Trunk or Treat in Pelham at Campus 124! Over 25 vendors to fill your basket with goodies. Hosted by Local Realty and Social Mortgage. 
Oct
29
Harvest Jam
Join CCW on Oct 29, 2022 from 3:00p – 6:00p for our Harvest Jam!  This event has previously been called “Trunk or Treat” but this year we are taking it to another level as there is much more to do this year! This completely FREE event will feature many activities including:&nb...
Oct
29
First United Methodist Church of Alabaster Trunk or Treat
Join First United Methodist Church of Alabaster for trick or treating, fun games and face painting! There is no charge for this event and everyone is welcome!
Oct
29
Hayride and Bonfire
Annual family friendly event at Gospel Light. There will be a hayride, bonfire, food, candy, games, and fellowship. This event is open to the public and is free of charge.
Oct
29
Heritage Place Church Wide Pumpkin Carving
On Saturday October 29th from 4-6 PM, participate in a late afternoon pumpkin carving for all ages. B.Y.O.P (Bring Your Own Pumpkin- Stencils and Carving Kits to be provided)   Refreshments to be served. At the end of the evening, you can either decide to take your pumpkin home w...
Oct
29
Shades Crest Baptist Church Fall Festival
Have fun at the fall festival with your favorite Liege waffles, espresso drinks, and other seasonal favorites!
Oct
29
Children’s Lighthouse Hoover Fall Festival/Trunk or Treat
Join Children’s Lighthouse on Saturday, October 29, 2022 from 5pm to 7pm for a Fall Festival and Trunk or Treat. There will be Live Music, a bounce house, treats, games and more!
Oct
29
YMCA of Greater Birmingham – Shades Valley Trunk or Treat
Trunk or Treat at the Shades Valley YMCA parking lot! Saturday, October 29th, 2022 from 5pm – 7pm. Put your costumes on, bring your family and join us for some Halloween fun! Free and open to the public.
Oct
29
Camp-o-Ween at Oak Mountain State Park
Save the date for this trick or treating event. More info to come!
Oct
29
Trunk-or-Treat & Haunted House
Fun and safe trunk-or-treat with indoor haunted house! Family friendly and free. 6-7pm is “not so scary”, 7-8pm has SPOOKTACULAR scares. Join the costume contest, and RSVP to enter the Best Trunk Decoration contest!
Oct
30
Hoots & Howls at the Zoo
Join the Birmingham Zoo for the Hoots & Howls daytime Halloween festival! Wear your costumes and trick-or-treat through the Candy Trail, join in the Monster Mash dance party with the DJ, take a ride on the Red Diamond Express Train and Protective Life Carousel, meet animals of all shapes and siz...
Oct
30
Barktoberfest 2022
Barktoberfest is Back! And with a lot more BARK! This family friendly, pet friendly event serves as the largest annual fundraiser for Two by Two Rescue. This year is extra special as they are celebrating their 20th Anniversary! Food trucks, merchandise vendors, Kid Zone, off leash dog...
Oct
30
Citizens Church Trunk or Treat
Join Citizens Church for family fun with lots of trunks, a bouncy house, music, door prizes, a chili cook-off and cookie bake-off.
Oct
30
NBMBC Annual Trunk or Treat Event
Bring your kids and family out for fun at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church’s Annual Trunk or Treat Event.
Oct
30
FBC Pinson Fall Festival
The FBC Pinson Fall Festival will be at Pinson Bicentennial Park on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022, from 2-4 PM. There will be candy, games, live music, and inflatables. This is a free community event.
Oct
30
Fall Fun in City Park
The Pelham Library and Pelham Parks and Rec are partnering to present Fall Fun in City Park on Sunday, October 30th from 2:30-4:00pm at Pelham City Park. There will be a fall festival complete with bounce houses, carnival games, and activities for the children. Area businesses and organizations will...
Oct
30
Valleydale Church Fall Fest
Mark your calendars for Valleydale’s Annual Fall Fest – a FREE event for the community! Trunk or Treat, inflatables, rides, hayride, cotton candy & popcorn, and more!  
Oct
30
Crossbridge Community Church Helena Trunk or Treat
Join Crossbridge Community Church in Helena for family fun and candy! There will be music, games, and treats!
Oct
30
Helena UMC Trunk or Treat
Join Helena United Methodist in the back parking lot for their annual Trunk or Treat! In case of rain, event will move inside. Please note: Helena UMC is on the Teal Pumpkin Project map as an allergy-friendly event and will have small toys available for kids at the event.
Oct
30
Heritage Place Church Trunk or Treat
Trunk or Treat Sunday October 30th, 4:00-6:00pm. Bring your friends for FREE food, fun, games, and prizes.
Oct
30
Woodland Hills Church Trunk or Treat
Do you like carnival games and free candy? Come see Woodland Hills Church on October 30th to play games and get LOADS of free candy at their Trunk or Treat.
Oct
30
The Church at Cahaba Bend Trunk or Treat
Visit the Church at Cahaba Bend for Trunk or Treat Family Fun. Costumes Encouraged. There will be Food Trucks as well.
Oct
30
Riverside Baptist Church Fall Harvest Party
Join Riverside Baptist Church (rain or shine!) for a Fall Harvest Party! Free dinner, inflatables for children, s’mores, hay rides, games, and more!
Oct
30
The Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit Trunk or Treat
Join The Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm on Sunday, October 30th, for TRUNK OR TREAT! Fun games and candy will be provided, and costumes are encouraged! We hope to see you there! Admission is FREE and open to all children in the community.
Oct
30
Summit Life Church Fall Fair
Summit Life Church’s annual Fall Fair is back! Expect the standard favorites like: trunk or treat, a hay ride, inflatables, and s’mores. BUT, for the first time ever.. they’ll have an inaugural pie eating contest!
Oct
30
CUMC Trunk or Treat
Trunk or Treat in the Methodist Church Parking Lot. Wear your costumes and come get some candy! There will be jump houses, chili, soup and hotdogs too! All free! Join in for this community event where everyone is welcome! Trunk or Treat will be in the parking lot on Main Street. Enter the line from
Oct
30
The Church at Brook Hills Trunk or Treat
MORE THAN 70 CARS with trunks open, creatively decorated, and filled with loads of great candy–that’s Trunk or Treat! You and your family are invited to be a part of it! Come in costume and prepare for a great time!   Don’t forget your bags or buckets! • A FREE, FAMILY EVENT OPEN T...
Oct
30
Marvel Themed Trunk or Treat – Hueytown
Hueytown Church of God is excited to invite you to their Marvel Themed Trunk or Treat event.
Oct
31
Trick or Treat at the Hoover Library
Trick or treat in the Hoover library all day!
Oct
31
Montevallo Hometown Halloween
The public is invited out for – MONTEVALLO HOMETOWN HALLOWEEN – to “Trick or Treat” Downtown Montevallo from City Hall to Jack’s on both sides of the street between the hours of 3:30-5 p.m. on Mon. Oct 31st. Business owners, community groups and college students will be...
Oct
31
Mr. Larry’s Hocus Pocus Halloween Magic Show
Families that love tricks, treats, and laughs will enjoy the skills and thrills of Mr. Larry Magic. All children must be with an adult.   Costume contest sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Prizes in two age categories 0-5 and 6+ for best overall and most creative costume and one for best ...
Oct
31
Drive Thru Trunk or Treat – Calera
A Trunk or Treat will be held at Christian Life Fellowship Oct 31st, from 6:00-7:30 pm. Everyone is invited to drive through! We hope to see you there!
Oct
31
The Branch at Mission Hills Fall Festival
Trunk or Treat, free food, fun and games at The Branch at Mission Hills in Alabaster. 

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