A food festival, consignment sale, parties and more—find all the details on what’s going on when this month.

1. Varsity Spartan Football

Friday Nights | 7 p.m.

Bring on the Friday night lights. Don your green and gold, and we’ll see you at Spartan Stadium (or away stadiums).

  • Sept. 6: Vs. Tuscaloosa County
  • Sept. 13: At Spain Park
  • Sept. 20: At Vestavia Hills


2. Jewish Food and Culture Fest

Sunday, Sept. 8 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Levite Jewish Community Center

Time for kosher barbecue, the When Pigs Fly Kosher BBQ Cook-Off to be specific. There will be lots of food of course, and also live music, kids’ activities and more, all open to the community. The Marvin and Ruth Engel Fund and the Unrestricted Fund of the Birmingham Jewish Foundation help make this event possible.

3. Family Night: Jim Aycock’s Music Show

Tuesday, Sept. 10 | 5:30 p.m.
Emmet O’Neal Library

 Come out for a night of family fun with Jim Aycock, a musician of more than 20 years whose kids’ album MIXED UP! is sure to get you dancing and singing.

4. 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony & Patriot’s Day Celebration

Wednesday, Sept. 11 | 9 a.m.
Homewood City Hall Plaza

Remember this fateful day and the way it has shaped our country at this annual ceremony held jointly with the cities of Homewood, Vestavia Hills and Mountain Brook.

5. Sweet Repeats Consignment Sale

Sept. 13-14
Friday 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | Saturday 9 a.m.-noon
Mountain Brook Community Church

Stock your kids’ fall and winter wardrobe while supporting MBCC’s short-term mission trips to places like San Diego, Peru, Hungary, Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Consignors receive 75 percent of the selling price, and 25 percent goes to MBCC Missions. You can also find many items half off on Saturday. 

6. Fall Plant Sale

Sept. 14-15
Saturday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Sunday 11 a.m. – 3 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.

7. Taste of Mountain Brook

Sunday, Sept. 15 | 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
101 Hoyt Lane | Next to City Hall
Crestline Village

Eat your way through all the villages in one sitting with tastes from your favorite Mountain Brook restaurants while taking in live entertainment. It all benefits All In Mountain Brook’s community programs and speaker events. Purchase tickets at tasteofmountainbrook.com.

8. 100 Things to do in Birmingham Before You Die

Tuesday, Sept. 17 | 6:30 p.m.
Emmet O’Neal Library

Author Verna Gates will speak about highlights from her book about the best 100 things to do in our city. Always a tourist in her hometown, Verna has worked with Alabama Tourism and has traveled the world writing travel stories about destinations from beaches to art openings to historic sites.

9. Meet Journalists Andrew Beck Grace & Chip Brantley, Creators of the White Lies Podcast

Thursday, Sept. 19 | 6:30 p.m.
Emmet O’Neal Library

Recently NPR ran a series of podcasts about the 1965 murder of Rev. James Reeb in Selma, Alabama. Three men were tried and acquitted, but no one was ever held to account. Fifty years later, two journalists from Alabama returned to the city where it happened, exposed the lies that kept the murder from being solved and uncovered a story about guilt and memory that says as much about America today as it does about the past. Join those journalists to discuss the podcast and its reception at this event.

10. Freedom from Addiction Coalition- Mayor’s Community Breakfast

Friday, Sept. 20 | 7:30 a.m. Breakfast, 8 a.m. Program
Canterbury United Methodist Church

Join the mayors of Vestavia Hills, Homewood, Mountain Brook and Hoover for breakfast and a talk on “Vaping: The New Gateway to Drug Addiction” by Dr. Susan Walley. The event is free.

11. Orchid Show and Sale

Sept. 20-22
Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Alabama Orchid Society will celebrate its favorite flower at this annual event. Come out to see the blooms and learn more about orchids. Learn more here.

12. Symphony 30 Picnic

Sunday, Sept. 29 | 4 p.m.
Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Musicians from the ASO will play a selection of music that the whole family will enjoy—plus there will be a kid zone with crafts and more and food from Jim N Nick’s. All proceeds go to supporting the Alabama Symphony Orchestra’s outreach missions in our communities. Find more details on tickets and more at Alsymphony.org/symphony30.

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