1. Tapas and Taps
Wednesday, Oct. 11 | 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Back for the third year in a row, Tapas and Taps, a tasting event that is hosted by Crawford Square Real Estate Advisors, will feature food and beverage vendors, music and fun for all ages. Several vendors include Cahaba Brewing Company, Monday Night Brewing Company, Melt, Sol Y Luna, Habitat Feed & Social, Real & Rosemary and more. This event will benefit Birmingham-based non-profit Smile-A-Mile, which raises money and awareness for children’s cancer research. Admission is $35 per person. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit here.
2. Shop, Save and Share
Wednesday, Oct. 18-Sunday, Oct. 29
Select stores in Mountain Brook
Numerous Mountain Brook-based businesses are participating in The Junior League of Birmingham’s Shop, Save and Share fundraiser, which raises money for the JLB’s partnerships to “build a better Birmingham.” By purchasing a $40 Shop, Save and Share gift card, patrons will receive up to 20% off discounts at nearly 250 participating locations across Birmingham. Learn more information and purchase your card here. To see which of your favorite Mountain Brook businesses are participating in this fundraiser, visit here.
3. Pink Up the Pace 5k & Fun Run
Sunday, Oct. 22 | 1-5 p.m.
Crestline Field at Crestline Elementary School
Hosted by the Junior Board of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama, Benton Nissan and ABC 33/40, the sixth annual Pink Up the Pace 5K & Fun Run is back! The race includes a 5K and a “Dolly Dash,” which is a one-mile fun run for children. Kids are welcome to run, walk, bike or “scoot” to the finish line, according to this event’s sponsors. Whether you run or you walk, all are invited to sign up and raise awareness for breast cancer research. After the races conclude, participants are invited to join in on the event’s sponsored refreshments, live music, face painting, petting zoo and inflatable obstacle course. Registration fees are $35 for adults, $25 for children ages 4-12 and free for kids ages 3 and under. Check in begins at 1 p.m.; whereas, the races begin at 2 p.m. For more information or to register, visit here.
Sunday, Oct. 22 | 4-6 p.m.
Mountain Brook Baptist Church
Come dressed in your Halloween-best and join Mountain Brook Baptist Church for its annual Trunk-or-Treat event, which will have trunks set up in the lower parking lot of the campus. Volunteers will give out candy, food will be available and there will be safe, family-friendly fun for all. Learn more here.
5. The Mystics of Mountain Brook Parade
Tuesday, Oct. 31 | Time TBD
What began more than a decade ago as a way to incorporate a little bit of Mardi Gras into Mountain Brook is now one of the city’s most beloved traditions. Trent Wright and his sister Casey Wright Horn started this tradition to pay homage to their roots, and now, thousands of spectators line the streets in Crestline Village every Halloween, eager to view the parade. Parents, be advised to bring bags or buckets for children’s candy and arrive early! Stay updated on this event here.
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