B-There! Memorial Day Weekend Festivities




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5/21/2014 – 5/27/2014 




Memorial Day weekend always marks the start of summer, so kick the season off right with one of our top Memorial Day event picks. From an outdoor jazz festival to a sidewalk sale that benefits our country’s veterans, plenty of fun is in store for this long weekend.  
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Porsche Macan Launch Party
May 22 from 5 – 7:30 PM
Tom Williams Porsche

Join Tom Williams Porsche for the launch of the new Porsche Macan SUV. Bid in the live and silent auctions for exclusive prizes, including the chance to attend Porsche Sport Driving School. Guests will also enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and spirits from Kathy G & Co. as well as live entertainment.

Memorial Day Weekend @ the Zoo
May 23 – 26
The Birmingham Zoo

Spend your Memorial Day weekend at the Birmingham Zoo. Splash in the fountains, take a ride on the train or carousel, enjoy wildlife shows, and experience all the Zoo has to offer. In honor of Memorial Day weekend, all active, disabled, and retired military personnel and their dependents can enjoy free admission with military ID.

Learn more here! 


Memorial Day Sidewalk Sale
May 23 – 26
The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Kick off your summer vacation by shopping the hottest deals on the latest in summer fashion. Plus, join The Shops in honoring our veterans and their families on May 23 from 2-5pm at the Vettes-4-Vets Car Show. Bid on silent auction items donated by Grand River retailers during the show, with all proceeds benefiting local veterans and their families.

Check it out here! 


Iron City is hosting its first ever Crawfish Boil this Saturday, May 24th at 2pm. If you aren’t able to leave town for Memorial Day, join Iron City for delicious crawfish prepared by head chef William Rogers. Tickets are $15 all you can eat with live music all day. All ages are welcome and kids under 12 eat for free!  

 Click here for more information! 

RXR Fest
May 23 – 26
Russell Crossroads at Lake Martin

Those with Lake Martin in their blood eagerly await the official opening rite of summer: Memorial Day weekend. The inaugural RXR Fest includes musical acts like Joe Bagley, Ben Sutton Band, and The River Dan Band. Bring the family and enjoy fun outdoor activities as you soak up some great live music in the warm sunshine.

More info here! 


Pepper Place Market
May 24 from 7 AM – 12 noon
Pepper Place

It’s back! Pepper Place Market brings the best Alabama growers, food producers, and artisans to Birmingham each week–rain or shine. This week, enjoy a live cooking demo by Sprout & Pour and live music by Charlie Hunter and Grover Sheffield.
More here!


Spring Scramble 5K
May 24 at 8:00 AM
The Trak Shack – Downtown Homewood

This 8th annual 5K and fun run is organized by the UAB Pediatrics Residency Program. Funds raised will directly support the health and well being of the children in our community through Children’s of Alabama LESTER program (Let’s Eat Smart, Then Exercise Right) and the Reach Out and Read program.

Register here! 


Happenin Fest
May 24 starting at 3:00 PM
Good People Brewing Co.

What’s happening at Good People Brewing Company this Saturday? The 3rd annual Happenin Fest, a day-long celebration of musicians across the Southeast. The event includes live performances by JEFF the Brotherhood, Jacuzzi Boys, and Natural Child, among others.
Get tickets here!


Salsa Showdown
May 24 from 2- 6:00 PM
Avondale Brewing Co.

Local restaurants compete to win the title of best salsa, guacamole, queso, and specialty dip at this 4th annual event. Enjoy unlimited samples, kids’ activities, live entertainment, and the hot pepper eating contest. Proceeds will benefit the Sidewalk Film Festival children’s educational programming. 

Tickets available here!

Memorial Day Blues Concert
May 24 at 7:00 PM
Bill Harris Arena – Crossplex

This inaugural concert features an amazing lineup that features the most dynamic names in blues music. You’re invited to see live performances from Latimore, Mel Waiters, The Manhattans, Sir Charles, and Shirley Brown.

Learn more here! 


Neon Electric Dance Party
May 24 at 9:00 PM
Bottletree Cafe

In the mood for a dance party? Neon Electric is an 80’s multimedia music dance event featuring New Wave, Dreamwave, Synthpop, electronic music, and more. The event is hosted by DJ Stevo + DJ Maelstrom and features a video multimedia presentation by Katie & John Gaiser.

Get your tickets here! 


The Preserve Jazz Festival
May 25 from 12 noon – 11:00 PM
Sloss Furnaces

This annual outdoor jazz festival promises fabulous live jazz music amidst the historic Sloss Furnaces. Enjoy a craft beer and wine tasting as you hear jams by The Larry Mitchell Trio, Chieli Minucci & Special EFX, and Bob Baldwin, among many other talented musicians.
More info + tickets here!


Birmingham Barons vs. Chattanooga Lookouts
May 26 – 30
Regions Field

The 2013 season proved to be one of the most memorable in the long and storied history of Birmingham baseball as the Barons celebrated their return to downtown with the franchise’s 14th Championship. Cheer on the Barons as they play against the Chattanooga Lookouts next week.
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Beer Dinner in the Ballpark
May 29 at 6:30 PM
Regions Field

This second annual beer dinner hosted by Birmingham Originals takes place in the private banquet hall overlooking third base at Regions Field. Ten of Birmingham’s best restaurants have collaborated to prepare a five-course meal expertly paired with some of the Magic City’s best craft beers to benefit the Autism Society of Alabama.

Get your tickets before they’re gone! 


Throwback Fish Fry 
May 31 from 4 – 7:00 PM
Russell Cabins at The Ridge

The newest tree-top Russell Cabin at The Ridge has been completed just in time for summer, and you’re invited celebrate its opening. Tour the lovely lake cabin as you enjoy live music with River Dan Band and a lake-style fish fry with refreshments. 
More info here!


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