How To Celebrate Halloween Weekend In Birmingham


Boo At the Zoo
Friday, Oct. 21-Tuesday, Oct. 31, 5-9 p.m.
The Birmingham Zoo
Watch as the Zoo transforms into a destination of spooky attractions for 16 nights. New this year, a Bug-A-BOO feature is full of larger than life animatronic bugs.

Hoover Hay Ride & Family Fun Night
Thursday, Oct. 27, 5-8 p.m.
Veterans Park
Dress your children up in their favorite costumes to gather treats from more than 70 Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce members. Parking is available at Spain Park High School where shuttles will transport you to the park

Cirque de la Symphonie Spooktacular
Friday, Oct. 28-Saturday, Oct. 30
Samford University’s Wright CenterSpooky fun abounds as Cirque de la Symphonie presents acrobatics and music in a Halloween-themed spectacular. Bring the whole family for this high-flying display.


Homewood Witches Ride
Sunday, Oct. 30, 5:45 p.m.
*Food trucks will be present from 4-7 p.m.
Begins in Homewood Central Park

Inspired by Paula Stringfellow Ford, the ride’s registration fees, silent auction donations, and sponsorships go to the American Cancer Society and its efforts to find a cure for cancer. Last year more than 350 witches rode and $10,000 was raised for ACS thanks to event organizers Janie Mayer and Daphne Dickinson.

Howls and Growls
Friday, Oct. 28, 7 p.m.
Iron City

Join the Greater Birmingham Humane Society for a night of spooky fun. Come in costume to see a performance from The Molly Ringwalds and plenty of Halloween fun, all to support neglected animals.


BOO Halloween Party
Friday, Oct. 28, 8 p.m. – 2 a.m.
B&A Warehouse

Celebrate Halloween while supporting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Alabama. Entertainment includes live music, “Scary”-oke chamber of karaoke, a photo booth, horror movie lounge, cash bar, and midnight costume contest with over $1,000 in cash and prizes.


Oak Hill Cemetery Horrorfest
Friday, Oct. 21-Saturday, Oct. 22
Oak Hill Cemetery

Get super spooked with two nights of independent horror films at the cemetery.  Saturday night’s program will feature short horror and sci-fi pieces that will fit the season. Saturday night will feature Paranormalice, a feature length Southern gothic horror piece that was shot in Central Alabama. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and enjoy a Japanese favorite, served up by Kyoto Yakitori.


Tricks, Treats & Trails
Saturday, Oct. 29, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Red Mountain Park

Bring the whole family to trick or treat at the park. There will be food trucks and live music. Remy’s Dog Park will feature a dog costume contest.


The Rocky Horror Masquerade Ball
Saturday, Oct. 29, 8:30 – 11 p.m.
Alabama Theatre

It’s not Halloween until a large group of Transylvanians dance to the “Time Warp.” Experience the weird and wonderful with a screening of classic film The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Come in costume.

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