Photo Courtesy of the Hoover Sun

Photo Courtesy of the Hoover Sun

What to do this November

Hey, Springs! This November, be on the lookout for the following events if you’re searching for something to do around town.


Día de los Muertos: November 2

Come celebrate this Mexican festival that commemorates loved ones who came before us. The 15th annual Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), hosted by Bare Hands Inc., will be held at Pepper Place on Thursday, November 2, from 4:00-10:00 P.M., and will feature altars dedicated to the deceased, a ceremony honoring the artist Frida Kahlo, food vendors, kids’ events, and much more. Tickets are $10 for adults, $6 for kids age 7-12), and free for children 6 and under.


Slavic/Russian Food Festival: November 4-5

The 35th annual St. Nicholas Slavic/Russian Food Festival will be held at St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church in Brookside, AL, from 10:00 A.M.—4:00 P.M. on Saturday, November 4, and from 12:00-5:00 P.M. on Sunday, November 5. Enjoy kolbasa and kraut, holupki, halushki, kasha, and many other Eastern European culinary specialties. Other attractions include temple tours and a gift shop.


Moss Rock Festival: November 4-5

Celebrate art, design, and the environment at the 12th annual Moss Rock Festival, which will take place at the preserve in Hoover from 10:00 A.M.-5:00 P dash.M. on November 4,, and from from 10:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M. on November 5. There’ll be a range of outdoor activities, art exhibits, and live music. Tickets are $7 for adults ($10 for the whole weekend), $5 for seniors and students, and free for children under 15.


Magic City Run: November 19

The 7th annual Birmingham Magic City Run will be held on November 19 and will include half-marathon ($100 on-site), 5K ($50 on-site), and one-mile ($20 on-site) runs. The route of each run will showcase Birmingham’s tourist sites, including Railroad Park, Regions Stadium, and Legion Field.


Sam Lapidus Montclair Run: November 23

Help celebrate the life of Indian Springs student Sam Lapidus, who was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare form of cancer, in 2003, and died shortly before his 15th birthday. The Sam Lapidus Run takes place on Thanksgiving Day along Montclair Road in Birmingham, features  10K, 5K, and one-mile runs, and is hosted by the Levite Jewish Community Center (LJCC) of Birmingham. Donations can be made to Children’s Hospital for cancer research and also to LJCC. Come help support the Lapiduses and the fight against cancer.


- Jack Markert '19