Can’t Miss Alabama: Magic City Classic and Halloween double the fun

Make one of the most exciting times of the year safe and enjoyable.

Magic City Classic

The Alabama State University Hornets and Alabama A&M University Bulldogs will kick off Saturday, October 29th at 2:30 pm at Legion Field in Birmingham. The winner could earn a berth in the Southwestern Athletic Conference Championships. Game festivities include a halftime show by ASU’s Mighty Marching Hornets and A&M’s Marching Maroon & White, the Magic City Classic kickoff, a parade, tailgate party, game and postgame performances by Big Boi and Birmingham’s Jermaine “FunnyMaine” Johnson officiating as a master of the game. ceremonies.

The Tuscaloosa Horror

Tuscaloosa’s spooky haunted attraction is back. Experience a massive haunted house with two themes that will test your sanity. Prepare for classic scares and new, terrifying visions as you traverse room after room of terror. Children under 13 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Entry at your own risk. No refunds. You can buy tickets here. Learn more on the website. The Horror is at 5477 Skyland Blvd. E. in Cottondale.

Auburn Downtown Trick or Treat

Collect candy from local businesses and organizations, enjoy music and take photos in front of the balloon backdrop Monday, October 31st from 6:00pm to 8:00pm in downtown Auburn. Costumed trick-or-treaters may be invited by the selection committee to participate in costume contests. Committee members will walk through the event and hand out buttons for each category. The competition will start at 18:30 and the DJ will start judging at 19:00. Streets will close at 5:00 PM Click for more information.

Halloween at The Wharf in Orange Beach

Enjoy these festivities at The Wharf on Main Street:

  • October 29: Take a friend for a spooky night at the Halloween Bash with live music by Hollard. The costume contest begins at midnight with cash prizes. The event is at Sandshaker from 9pm to 1am
  • October 30: Ghouls Just Want to Have Fun at the Shipwreck Halloween Party with Grits and Greens. Come dressed as your favorite nautical spot. The venue is YoHo Rum & Tacos Boat Bar from 5pm to 10pm. The costume contest starts at 9 p.m.
  • October 31st: Gather your devil children, hop on your broom and head to Trunk R Treat. Family fun will include children’s activities at 5:00 p.m., trunk or treat from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., a costume contest (on stage at Marlin Circle) at 7:00 p.m., fireworks at 8:45 p.m., and a Spectra laser light experience from 21-21:30 Some activities at the event are subject to a fee.

Click here for the full schedule.

Prattville’s Pumpkin Parade

The annual Pumpkin Show features carved and decorated pumpkins from the community along with festive window displays, seasonal displays and a new Pumpkin Barrel and Glow Trail that will transform historic downtown Prattville through October 31st.

Grab a pumpkin, tune in and share your creativity:

  • Carve, decorate or paint your pumpkin.
  • Bring your pumpkin to historic downtown Prattville.
  • Place it on display along the parade route or leave it in a designated pumpkin storage area.
  • The town has lights set up for your pumpkin every night. Candles are prohibited.
  • Enter the “Best Pumpkin” contest for a chance to win $100 in cash.

The Parade of Pumpkins features festive window displays by downtown merchants. Each participating location will be featured in the “Best Storefront” contest. While you enjoy the pumpkins, displays and creativity, choose your favorite downtown store by voting on the Prattville Facebook page. The family event is free and open to all.

Get into the spirit of the fall season with the Parade of Pumpkins in downtown Prattville on October 31st (contributed)

Warehouse 31

Check out some of the scariest shows of the year at Warehouse 31: Rigamortis, 3-D Experience, Escape Room and Lights Out Lantern Night. Learn more about each show. Warehouse 31 reserves the right to refuse acceptance. Participants will experience intense sound and lighting, extremely low visibility, strobe lights, fog, damp or wet conditions and physically demanding environments. Do not participate if you are pregnant, claustrophobic, prone to seizures, or have heart or respiratory problems. Participants who appear to be intoxicated will not be admitted. Security will remove anyone who touches the actors, props or sets. Flash photography or video recording is prohibited inside the attraction. There are no refunds. Entry at your own risk. Buy tickets online. Warehouse 31 is at 3050 Lee St. in Pelham.

B&A warehouse

Happy haunting at Boo 25 Back in Black. One of Birmingham’s best Halloween parties returns to the B&A Warehouse on Friday 28th October from 8pm to 2am. Entertainment includes a costume contest, karaoke, cash and prizes, live music and a DJ, psychic readings and a photo booth. Proceeds will benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Alabama. Tickets are $25 and attendees must be 21 or older. The complete schedule can be found at this link. B&A Warehouse is located at 1531 First Ave. WITH.

Birmingham Zoo Hoots & Howls

Join Birmingham Zoo for Hoots & Howls’ daytime Halloween event, which runs until Sunday 30 October. Dress up in costume and embark on a candy trail, join the Monster Mash dance party with a DJ, ride the train and carousel, meet the animals and play garden games on Henley Lawn. Visit the website to purchase tickets. View the map.

Halloween at OWA

Spooky season is back at OWA Parks & Resort in Foley with candy, costume contests and more.

  • 28-31 October: Chambers of Nightmares: The Horrible Return. Back by popular demand, Nightmare Chambers is back with more gore than ever. This Halloween, survive three twisted horror zones with spine-tingling screams and blood-curdling screams. You can buy tickets here.
  • October 29: Monster Bash Costume Contest. The annual OWA Monster Bash Costume Contest will be held at the OWA Island Amphitheater. Registration will start at 16:00, the competition starts at 17:00. Winners take home cash prizes in categories such as OWA’s Choice and Most Creative. Register here.
  • October 29: Halloween Movie Nights. The 4D experience will have you jumping out of your chair in fright as you watch classic horror movies in person with fog, lights and horror villains. Tickets are $15. Learn more here.
  • October 30: Halloween at OWA. Experience the transformation of the OWA Center into Foley’s very own Halloweentown with trick or treating, children’s activities, a fountain show and a scavenger hunt. Learn more here.

To see and do more at OWA, visit the website.

Magic City Classic event commemorating NASA’s James Webb Telescope

  • On October 27th from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) will host Classic STEM: Cocktails and Conversations on the Long Civil Rights Movement in STEM. The space race of the 1960s coincided with the civil rights movement, which illuminated and ultimately challenged the laws and norms that kept segregation in place. The panel will include African Americans who grew up in Birmingham and pursued careers in science during and after the civil rights movement. Information on panelists and a complete schedule of events can be found at
  • Birmingham Museum of Art (BMA) will host ‘Art After 5: Star Wars’ on October 28 from 5pm to 9pm. Space adventures abound in television, books and film, and few others match the popularity of the lightsaber-wielding Jedi heroes. BMA will be transformed into a cantina on Tatooine for a night full of music, drinks and art. For more information and free registration, visit

Playhouse in the Park presents “Nightmares”

Indulge your scary side in a performance of “Nightmares,” a collection of short stories by Edgar Allan Poe and more, on Saturday, October 29 at 7:30pm at the Playhouse in the Park. The performance is recommended for children aged 10 and over. Costumes will be judged during intermission. Three prizes will be awarded and refreshments provided. You can buy tickets here. Write an email for more information [email protected] or call 251-422-5434. The location is located at 4851 Museum Drive in Mobile.


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