Fall is here at last, so get ready for pumpkins, festivals and more around the hills.

1. Fall Fashion Show

Tuesday, Oct. 2 | 11:30 a.m.
400 Beaumont Drive

Come see the latest fall fashions modeled over lunch at this event presented by PNC and benefitting Vestavia City Schools Foundation. The foundation provides ongoing and dependable funding for critical academic “extras” such as professional development, technology and classroom enhancements for every grade level, every academic subject area and every student in Vestavia City Schools. Order tickets at vestaviafoundation.org.

 2. Vestavia Hills Community Night Out

Vestavia Hills City Hall
Tuesday, Oct. 2 | 5:30-8 p.m.

Join the Vestavia Hills Police and Fire departments for a night of fun and demonstrations. Kids can enjoy inflatables and a fire fighter obstacle course, and there will be live music, free food and a mugshot photo booth. Pets are welcome too!

3. Cahaba Fitness Crawl

Saturday, Oct. 6 | 8:30 a.m.
Starts at Fig Tree Café

Work out at three different fitness studios while discovering the Cahaba Heights neighborhood by foot—DJ’ed music included. There will be a CrossFit workout at CrossFit Mudtown, pilates Reformer exercises at Club Pilates, a low-impact workout that lengthens and tones the muscles at True40, and running or walking about 1.5 miles total between locations. IT all wraps up with an after party at Fig Tree Café. Find more info or register here. 

4. Eat Roll Rebel

Sunday, Oct. 7 | 2 p.m.
Vestavia Hills High School

Calling all kickball and cornhole fans! Participate in this tournament to raise money for Vestavia Hills High School. Plus find vendors and activities, food and drinks, and live entertainment. Contact vhhseatrollrebel@gmail.com for more information or questions, and purchase your tickets, T-shirts and sponsorships here. 

5. Rebels Varsity Football Games

Here’s to hoping the Rebels have some playoff games scheduled come November. Don your red and blue, and we’ll see you at Thompson Reynolds Stadium. All games start at 7 p.m. 

  • Oct. 5: vs. Hewitt-Trussville
  • Oct. 12: vs. Thompson
  • Oct. 19: vs. Hoover
  • Oct. 26: at Oak Mountain
  • Nov. 3: vs. Huffman

6. Shop Save & Share

Oct. 17-28
Shops of Vestavia Hills & 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 Vestavia Hills stores: Gigi’s Tween, The Lili Pad, Learning Express Toys, Fun Stuff, Little Soles, Prescription Aesthetic and Wellness Spa, Player’s Choice Tennis, Club Pilates, The Blue Willow, The Swanky Stork, Twisted Root Burger Company, True40 Fitness Studio and Newk’s Eatery. Plus these are new this year: City Bowls, Ryan Reeve, Vida-Flo Birmingham, Melanie’s Upscale Consignment, Palm Beach Tan and Pure Fitness. Visit shopsaveandshare.net for a complete retailer listing, to purchase a card and for more info.

7. Heights Heroes 5K and Fun Run

Saturday, Oct. 20
8 a.m. 5K | 9:30 a.m. Heroes Challenge
The Heights Village
Cahaba Heights

Run through the neighborhood streets of Cahaba Heights while benefitted the Vestavia Elementary Cahaba Heights PTO. The fun run will have age-based divisions. Registration is $20 for the 5K until Oct. 8 and $30 afterward. Register here.

8. Viva Vestavia Hills

Thursday, Oct. 25 | 6:30-9 p.m.
Hollywood Pools
1441 Montgomery Highway

Get a taste of area restaurants’ finest and try fine wines—all with a “scary” theme. The event is presented by the Vestavia Hills Chamber of Commerce and benefits the Vestavia Hills Chamber of Commerce Foundation. Tickets go on sale Oct. 1. For more information, call the chamber at 823-5011 or visit the event page here.

9. Spooktacular

Friday, Oct. 26 | 6:30-8 p.m. 
Library in the Forest

The children’s librarian will be telling “spooky” stories on the trail in the woods behind the library, and kids of all ages can take part in sing-along with the Ghoulish Gals, make crafts, play games, eat snacks and enter a costume contest.

10. Library in the Forest Storybook 5K

Saturday, Oct. 27
8 a.m. 5K, 9 a.m. Fun Run
Vestavia Hills City Hall

Dress as your favorite storybook character and get ready for a run and fun. After-race festivities will feature live music, a bouncy house, appearances by storybook characters and ballet dancers, food and drinks. It all benefits Children’s Department of the Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest and is hosted by the Junior Board of the Vestavia Hills Library Foundation. Register at runsignup.com and find more info at librarypals.org.

Save the Date

Deck the Heights

Thursday, Nov. 8 | 4-8 p.m.
Shops of Cahaba Heights

Get a head start on holiday shopping when businesses stay open late throughout Cahaba Heights. A trolley will make for easy transport between shops in the area.

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