This is Halloween! This is Halloween!

The weather in Alabama is actually season appropriate this year (it feels like fall!) and minds are turning towards scary movies and trick-or-treating. Get in the mood for monsters with some of these fun (but potentially frightening) Halloween themed family activities:

A half-mile of chills and thrills await you at historic Sloss Furnaces, which is taken over every October by Sloss Fright Furnace.






Any Walking Dead fans out there? Get your undead fix by dressing up zombie style and hitting the Alabama Theatre on October 25th for a showing of Night of the Living Dead and the first ever Magic City Zombie Fest.








For sans kids fun, hit up the Spooks and Spirits Halloween Party at Black Market Bar and Grill in 5 Points. Admission is free, but donations to the Big Oak Girls Ranch are appreciated (and who doesn’t like combining fun with fundraising?!).


Oak Hill Cemetery is the city of Birmingham’s first burial ground! Learn more about the history of Birmingham and Alabama by taking a Fall History Tour on Sunday, October 27 or celebrate all things spooky on Saturday, Novemeber 2 with a Zombie Walk!








For little ones who don’t need too much of a scare, there’s plenty of fun things to do all over the city. Boo at the Zoo is in full swing and SPIDERMAN is going to be there on October 25 and 26!

To explore more Halloween festivals, parties and movies scaring near you, check out the calendar listings on