October 25, 2021

Celebrate Halloween with these 11 Alabama events for kids and adults

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When one day a year simply isn’t enough time to properly celebrate spooky season, cities all over the state have Alabamians covered. With family-friendly trick-or-treat events and festivals, plus adults-only dinners, ghost hunts, and bar crawls, there’s something for Halloween lovers of all ages. Look no further for your ultimate guide to celebrating Hallow’s Eve all week long. 

For All Ages

Monster Movies at The Mill | Oct. 30 | Huntsville

Catch a special Halloween movie at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment this Saturday. Choose from one of two movies that start at 7 p.m. Admission is $20 per car, with a limited amount of front row, out-of-car seating available. Saturday’s movies include the kid-friendly “Hocus Pocus,” and the thriller “Fright Night.” 

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BOO! At Burritt | Oct. 29 | Huntsville

Enjoy a historical haunting that pays homage to the U.S.’s first Halloween celebrations in the 1800s. The Burritt Historic Park and Barnyard will host a day of fun featuring costumes, a fortuneteller, ghost tales, treats, crafts, and candy.

Night at the Museum | Oct. 29 | Mobile

Everything’s more fun in the dark! Head to the History Museum of Mobile on the Friday before Halloween for a special night of mysterious fun. Admission is $5, and activities include a historical scavenger hunt, storytelling, crafts, games, live music, and a costume contest for all ages. 

Hall-O-Wharf | Oct. 30 | Orange Beach

For Halloween with a coastal spin, head to The Wharf at Orange Beach entertainment district. Beginning at 6 p.m., The Wharf’s main street will be filled with activities including trick or treating, a bounce house, surf simulator, hayrides, rock wall, camel rides, costume contests, and more, all culminating in a fireworks and SPECTRA laser light show at 8:45 p.m.

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Halloween Fall Festival | Oct. 30 | Birmingham

Join The Cohill Foundation and LoveJoy Ministries for a free Halloween fall festival and haunted house. The event will have all the familiar Halloween suspects, including a costume contest, face painting, haunted house, games, candy, food and drinks, giveaways, and more.

Downtown Auburn Trick-or-Treat | Oct. 31 | Auburn

Spend Halloween night with your favorite local businesses and merchants in downtown Auburn. From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., kids can trick or treat between businesses, while the family enjoys live music, food and drink specials, games, shopping deals, and more.

For Adults

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Dining with the Dead | Oct. 29-30 | Calera

Enjoy a Halloween-themed dinner with other wombies (wine zombies) at Corbin Farms Winery in Calera. The $70 ticket includes a three-course dinner for two, as well as a glass of wine per guest. Diners are encouraged to come in costume and enjoy the spooky décor and unique dining experience.

Halloween Murder Mystery Dinner with Ghost Hunt | Oct. 29-30 | Birmingham

This two-in-one event starts off with a murder mystery dinner hosted in Birmingham’s historic Arlington Antebellum Home and finishes with a paranormal investigation of the mansion and grounds led by The Southern Ghost Girls. Don’t forget to wear your best costume for a spirited night out!

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Rocky Horror Masquerade Ball | Oct. 30 | Birmingham

Nothing says spooky season like a showing of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.” The Rocky Horror Masquerade Ball is a 28-year Birmingham tradition that’s moving back to its original location at Sloss Furnaces this year. Expect all the trappings of the cult classic event, including a costume contest and interactive show. 

4th Annual Halloween Bar Crawl | Oct. 30 | Birmingham

Enjoy Birmingham’s thriving bar scene with a themed bar crawl through some of the Lakeview Entertainment District’s hottest bars and breweries. Tickets include two free drinks or shots, cover at all participating venues, access to an after party, drink specials, and entry into a costume contest with a $1,000 prize. Participating venues include Steel Gastropub, Hop City, Mojo Pub, The Refinery, Trim Tab Brewing, and Carrigan’s Beer Garden.

HalloQueen’s Drag Brunch | Oct. 30 | Mobile
POST, a hot spot for craft cocktails and wine on Dauphin Street in Mobile, will host a special Halloween-themed drag brunch on Saturday, Oct. 30. Tickets include brunch, a mimosa, and the show. A costume contest will also be held for attendees! 

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