Fall is here at last, so get ready for festivals, antiques, jazz and more without venturing far from home.

1. Village Garden Walk Kick Off Party

Wednesday, Oct. 3 | 4-6 p.m.
Mountain Brook Village

It’s time for Antiques in the Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, and Mountain Brook Village wants to celebrate with garden-inspired windows. You’ll find music, food and shopping too at the Friday night party.

2. Antiques at the Gardens

Friday & Saturday, Oct. 5-6 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 7 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Antique dealers from across the country set up their wares at the gardens for quite the fair of antiques, furniture, porcelain, fine art, silver, garden accessories and jewelry. Architects, interior designers and landscape designers will also display curate themed areas with goods selected from the best of Birmingham and other sources. General daily admission is $15 a person.

3. Mary Badham Visit

Thursday, Oct. 11 | 6-8 p.m.
Emmet O’Neal Library

Remember Mary Badham playing Scout in the movie To Kill a Mockingbird? She is speaking to the Jefferson County Historical Association about her experience with the film and the tolerance and compassion the original novel expresses.

4. Varsity Spartan Football Games

Bring on the Friday night lights. Don your green and gold, and we’ll see you at Spartan Stadium. All games start at 7 p.m.

  • Oct. 12: At Hewitt-Trussville
  • Oct. 19: Vs. Thompson
  • Oct. 26: At Hoover
  • Nov. 2: Vs. Gardendale/Homecoming

5. Nightmare on Elm Street Craft and Movie Double Feature

Saturday, Oct. 13 | 5-10 p.m.
Emmet O’Neal Library

Kick off Halloween a bit early with a double movie feature at your favorite library featuring Black Sunday (1960) and The Witch (2015). Plus find more library events here.

6. Jazz in the Park

Sunday, Oct. 14 | 5-8 p.m.
Across from Emmet O’Neal Library

Grab your picnic blanket, and meet us on the grassy knoll in front of the library for an evening of picnics and a free jazz concert.

7. Shop Save & Share

Oct. 17-28
Shops of Mountain Brook & Beyond

Purchase a card or app for $40, receive a 20 percent discount on merchandise and food more than 500 participating stores and restaurants, and give toward Junior League of Birmingham projects. Here’s a sampling of returning Mountain Brook stores: Patina, Stella Blu, B. Prince, Brombergs, Village Sportswear, Mountain Brook Sporting Goods, Snoozy’s Kids, Once Upon a Time, Avani Rupa Fine Jewelers, The Dande’Lion, Swoop, Tonya Jones Salon Spa, Avo, Dram and Mountain Brook Creamery. Plus these are new this year: Outpost, Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe, Kinnucan’s Specialty Outfitter, Dermatology & Laser of Alabama, Trifusion, R&R Wine & Liquor, Total Fitness Consultants, Sara Walker Photography, Speed Spa, Eleven Eleven and Mountain High Outfitters. Visit shopsaveandshare.net for a complete retailer listing, to purchase a card and for more info.

8. Fall Plant Sale

Saturday, Oct. 20 | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 21 | noon – 4 p.m.
Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Find everything you need for your yard heading into colder weather with herbs, sustainable trees, fall annuals, shrubs, natives, perennials and more for sale. Plus, all the trees are natives selected especially for Birmingham’s climate and condition.

9. A Night Dark & Grimm Fairy Tale Festival

Friday, Oct. 26 | 6 p.m.
Emmet O’Neal Library/ Children

Fairytales and kids’ books come to life at this annual event, complete with a movie and carnival. Be sure to wear your costume!

10. Mystics of Mountain Brook Parade

Wednesday, Oct. 31 | 4 p.m.
Crestline Village

It’s tradition! Come out to the streets of Crestline for festive floats and candy throwing galore before starting your night of trick or treating.

11. Cahaba Village Fall Festival

Saturday, Oct. 27 | 2-5 p.m.
Cahaba Village

Here’s your excuse for Fido to have a Halloween costume this year. The festival fun kicks off at 2 p.m., but pet costume judging starts at 5 p.m. All benefits go to the Birmingham Humane Society.

Save the Date

Homecoming Parade

Friday, Nov. 2| 2:30 p.m.
Crestline Village

Join the MBHS football players and cheerleaders, Dorians and students, and, well, most of Mountain Brook in Crestline to build excitement for the homecoming game against the Oak Mountain Eagles.

Did we miss any events? Do you have an event coming up in a future month? Email mm@mountainbrookmagazine.com to submit yours.