1. Taste of Hoover

Thursday, Oct. 5 | 5-8 p.m.
Aldridge Gardens

The annual Taste of Hoover event features some of the best culinary “tastes” in town. Forty one food and beverage vendors including Tre Luna Bar and Kitchen, K & J’s Elegant Pastries and Creamery, Jambo Grill, Brock’s Gap Brewing Company and more will be onsite, ready to serve patrons. Attendees will also enjoy live musical performances as they peruse vendors, too. In addition to parking at Aldridge Gardens, shuttle parking will be available at the Bed, Bath and Beyond parking lot in the Riverchase Shopping Center. Tickets are $45 for Aldridge Gardens’ members or $50 for non-members. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit here

2. The 60th Annual Bluff Park Art Show

Saturday, Oct. 7 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Bluff Park Community Park
517 Cloudland Drive

Calling all artists and enthusiasts! The Bluff Park Art Show is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year and will feature more than 100 artists with mediums including painting, drawing, woodworking, sculpting, metalwork, jewelry and more! Admittance is free, and this event is open to the public. Attendees can enjoy live musical performances by Jordan Beam from 10 a.m.-noon and The Bearded Gents from 2-4 p.m. Food trucks including Eugene’s Hot Chicken, GR’s Smokehouse, Southern Coffee and Waffles, Sno Biz Bham, Travelin’ Toms Coffee, Urban, Pops, Cookie Barr, Blacktop Bistro, Gumbo to Geaux and Alabama Peanut Co. will be on-site, ready to serve patrons. Learn more about this highly-anticipated event at bluffparkartassociation.org.

3. Back in Time Birthday Bash

Sunday, Oct. 8 | 6 p.m.
The Hoover Public Library

The Hoover Public Library is turning 40 years old! To celebrate, the library is throwing an ‘80s party! Attendees are encouraged to dress in their best ‘80s attire and come enjoy the event’s festivities including music, dancing, food, arcade games and more. This is an adults-only event. Find more details here

4. The Alabama Woodworkers Guild Exhibition

Sunday, Oct. 15-Thursday, Oct. 19 | All Day
The Hoover Public Library

Come see the talent of local artisans’ crafts! All works of art are handmade. There will be a contest with awards for the finalists and winners. The exhibition will take place in the Southern Voices Gallery, Friends Gallery and the Shakespeare Room, specifically. Learn more here

5. The Bluff Park Witches Ride

Sunday, Oct. 29 | 4 p.m.
Bluff Park Neighborhoods

Back and benefiting The WellHouse, the 2023 Bluff Park Witches Ride will feature community members dressed in their witchy-best, riding a 1.5-mile bike ride through Bluff Park neighborhoods and throwing candy to eager trick-or-treaters lining the sidewalks. All riders are encouraged to dress up and bring lots of candy. The ride will start at the park behind Bluff Park Elementary School and will finish at The Electric in the Piggly Wiggly Shopping Center, where there will be more opportunities for food, drinks, fellowship and more. Registration fees are $30 per rider. For more details to enter the ride, visit here

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