Weekend Rundown Oct 11 – Oct 14

These are the events going on in the Magic City that YOU need to know about!

There's lots of things to do in Birmingham this weekend! Some of them are unique, some are even FREE! Here are a few of our favorite picks guaranteed to make this Magic City Weekend one you won't forget!


Barktoberfest 2018

COST: $20
TIME: Thur Oct 11 from 6pm – 10pm
WHERE: Cahaba Brewing Co.

🐶Dog & Beer Lovers UNITE🍺
Come celebrate in Oktoberfest fashion, Hand in Paw style, with your furry friend by your side! Drink local beer, participate in the popular doggie costume contest, listen to live music, and even get a caricature of your pup all while supporting Hand in Paw 💛

🎟 Tickets: https://give.classy.org/barktoberfest 🎟

🍺 one beer ticket
🐶 entry into the pet costume contest
🎟 one raffle ticket
🍻 entry into the stein hoist contest
🐩 access to free doggie caricature artist
🌭 entry into the hot dog eating contest
🥤 novelty Hand in Paw cup
👄 access to the HIP Therapy Dog Kissing Booth

Local vendors will be present for food!

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Things to do in Birmingham

Moonlight Movies at The Pizitz - Ghostbusters

COST: FREE to attend
TIME: Thur. Oct. 11 at 7:30pm
WHERE: The Pizitz

Head to the Pizitz courtyard for their fall movies series, “Moonlight Movies.” This week’s movie is “Ghostbusters”! Make a date for dinner, drinks and a movie all at The Pizitz Food Hall Courtyard (folding chairs encouraged.) Plus a weekly themed cocktail from The Louis Bar! Naughty But Nice Kettle Korn will be popping up in the courtyard for your snacking needs.


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Big Bounce America

The Big Bounce America

COST: $12 – $17
TIME: Fri Oct 12 at 2:15pm –  Sun Oct 14 at 5:45pm
WHERE: Central Alabama Paintball Park

We are proud to introduce The Big Bounce America, an action packed family-friendly day out featuring THE WORLD’S BIGGEST BOUNCE HOUSE! After a sell out tour in 2017 we’re now coming to Central Alabama Paintball Park, Calera AL on Friday 12th, Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th October. Tickets now on sale from only $12 – super fun, super value! Drop the cellphones, step away from the TV and spend some quality time with FAMILY & FRIENDS at THE WORLD’S BIGGEST BOUNCE HOUSE! This magical, candy-colored inflatable castle is 10,000 square feet of fun, games and laughter that can be enjoyed by all ages. This experience will sell out so make sure you claim your ticket before they are gone!

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Race for the Cure

Komen North Central Alabama Race for the Cure

COST: Adults $35 – Youth $25
TIME: Sat Oct 13 from 7am-11am
WHERE: Regions Field

Save lives right here in Alabama – Register, fundraise, and donate today! The Race for the Cure will take place at REGIONS FIELD on October 13. All event attendees must wear a Race bib to enter the venue. Adults $35, Youth (4-14) $25 and Virtual $35. Prices will increase $5 on Race day.

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Oak Mountain State Park Harvest Festival

Oak Mountain State Park Harvest Festival

COST: $2 – $5 Entry Fee
TIME: Sat Oct 13 from 9am-5pm
WHERE: Oak Mountain State Park

The Festival will be full of Music, Tons of food vendors including many traditional Fall favorites, Multiple Yard Games like corn hole and giant checkers, Fun Activities like mining for gems and painting pumpkins, Multiple Bounce Houses and an inflatable slide, Pony Rides provided by the Rusted Roof Barn, Meet and greet with the Alabama Wildlife Center‘s Education Ambassadors, Complimentary Hay Rides (ride as many times as you like!), SHOPPING with local vendors, an early morning yoga class on the beach, and so much more!

Regular Entrance Fees Apply
Age 3 and under are free, Age 4-11 are $2 each, Age 12-61 are $5 each, and Age 62+ are $2 each
*Military and Veterans FREE
*Annual Passes are Valid

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Nightmare on Oak Street Double Feature

Nightmare on Oak Street Double Feature

COST: FREE to ages 18 and up
TIME: Sat Oct 13 from 5pm-10pm
WHERE: Emmet O’Neal Library

Something wicked this way comes to the Emmet O’Neal Library every October…the Nightmare on Oak Street Horror Movie Double Feature! This free event for adults ages 18 and up is on Saturday, October 13th, 5pm-10pm. The first film is the 1960 Italian classic directed by Mario Bava, Black Sunday (1h 27m). We’ll make creepy Halloween crafts while we watch a vengeful witch and her fiendish servant return from the grave and begin a bloody campaign to possess the body of the witch’s beautiful look-alike descendant! Up next will be the exquisite 2016 New England folktale, The VVitch (1h 32m). In this slow burning historical chiller, a family in 1630s New England is terrorized by the forces of witchcraft, black magic, and possession.

Craft supplies, dinner, movie snacks, and soft drinks are provided. Please RSVP to Holley at hwesley@bham.lib.al.us or 205.445.1117

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Tall Bike Joust VI

Tall Bike Joust VI

COST: $10 Gen Admission $25 VIP
TIME: Sat Oct 13 from 6pm-12am
WHERE: Ghost Train Brewing Co.

We’re back for the sixth year in a row! Get ready for the most insane sporting event of the year – all benefitting your favorite non-profit bike shop!

Watch this space for details about tickets, competitors and the schedule of events. But for now – MARK YOUR CALENDAR!


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Breakin Bread

Breakin' Bread

COST: $35
TIME: Sun Oct 14 from 1pm-5pm
WHERE: Pepper Place

Join the Birmingham Originals at Pepper Place Sunday, Oct. 14 for the 16th annual Breakin’ Bread presented by Tito’s Handmade Vodka! Enjoy a day filled with unlimited food sampling along with craft beer and wine, our first Buffalo Rock Company Makers’ Market, a kid’s zone with special activities for children, live musical entertainment from Todd Coder Duo, Taylor Hunnicutt and Alvin Garrett! Proceeds from the event will benefit Jones Valley Teaching Farm‘s (JVTF) Urban Farm Project.

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