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5/28/2014 – 6/3/2014 




Birmingham knows how to celebrate summer, and we’ve got tons of events for you to experience this week in the city. Whether you’re relaxing at Railroad Park, enjoying BBQ and live blues music, or just hanging out with the zoo’s baby animals, you’ll find fun wherever you go. 
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Brookwood Live!
May 29 from 5 – 9:00 PM
Colonial Brookwood Village

Wind down after a long day at Brookwood Live!, a free outdoor event at Brookwood Village. Enjoy live music and outdoor dining while you take part in fabulous shopping. This week, enjoy the sounds of Bicho Brothers.
More here!

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! 


Relax by the Tracks

May 30 from 5 – 7:00 PM 
Railroad Park

Relax by the Tracks is back for its third season. This free after-work concert series hosted by Railroad Park Foundation’s Junior Board invites you to hear the best in local music while enjoying food and drinks from the Boxcar Cafe. This Friday’s event features musical guests Craig Stilley and Shariff Simmons.

Check it out here! 


This is Vinyl Tap
May 30 from 7 – 9:00 PM
Iron City

This Friday, Iron City is going to turn it up to 11. Seasick Records will be spinning vinyl and Iron City will be serving tasty draft brews and appetizers prepared by head chef William Rogers. The first 25 guests will receive a complimentary Iron City Pilsner glass. Be sure to bring your favorite 80’s album to spin!
Get your tickets here!


Birmingham Barons vs. Chattanooga Lookouts
Now through May 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.
Click here for the full schedule!


Alabama Phoenix Festival
May 30 – June 1
Sheraton Hotel – Downtown Birmingham

This 3rd annual convention highlights the best in science fiction, fantasy, comic books, and the paranormal. This imaginative event is open to all ages, celebrates multiple genres, and features celebrity guests, authors, comic book writers, and artists, plus plenty of vendors.
See the full schedule + get tickets here!

Baby Bunch Weekend

May 30 – June 1

Birmingham Zoo

Have you met the new baby animals of the Birmingham Zoo? This Friday, receive half-price admission to the zoo when you bring a pack of diapers to be donated to First Light Women’s Shelter. This weekend, you’ll get the chance to meet The Baby Bunch and enjoy face painting, educational keeper chats, and more.


Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto

May 30 – 31

Alys Stephens Center


Alabama Symphony Orchestra closes this season with violin phenom Tai Murray performing Tchaikovsky’s beloved Violin Concerto. Get your tickets for the Friday or Saturday evening performances, or enjoy the relaxed coffee concert at 11 AM on Friday.
More info + tickets here!

Foodie Yard Sale

May 31 from 7 – 10:00 AM

Pepper Place

Come stock your kitchen for a good cause! Foodies across Birmingham are donating their gently used or new excess cookware, tableware, and cookbooks, all of which will be available for purchase by the public. Proceeds from sales will benefit the Community Food Bank of Central Alabama and Pepper Place Farmers Market.

RSVP here! 


Pepper Place Market
May 31 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 Chef Nadia Ruiz of Sur la Table and live music by Debbie Bond & The Trudats and Marvin & Wayne.
More here!


The Color Run   

May 31 at 8:00 AM



Known worldwide as “The Happiest 5K on the Planet,” the Color Run is less about your 10-minute mile and more about having the time of your life. Runners are asked to wear white as they are splashed with color along the course, which is followed by a massive post-race dance party.

Get your tickets here!  


Bob Sykes BBQ and Blues Festival

May 31 from 1 – 9:00 PM

DeBardeleben Park


This 5th annual fest promises good times and great BBQ. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy live blues music by Josh Garrett Band, Claudette King, Mr. Sipp “The Mississippi Blues Child,”  and more. The family-friendly event also includes activities for kids and an arts & crafts area.
Tickets available here!


Bump N’ Grind Race

May 31 – June 1

Oak Mountain State Park

Mountain bikers, this race is for you! Now in its 20th year, Bump N’ Grind continues to be one of the premiere mountain bike races in the nation. Whether you’re an expert mountain biker or a beginner, this year’s race offers courses for all racing levels.

Register here! 


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!


Scarlet & Gold Launch Party

May 31 from 6 – 9:00 PM

Iron City

Alabama business Scarlet & Gold is welcoming its newest line, C. Lowe, with a fabulous launch party this weekend. C. Lowe is a line of paper goods created by Catherine Lowe of The Bachelor, who will be in attendance at the launch party. Guests will enjoy light hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and a Scarlet & Gold gift bag.

Tickets available here! 


Black Market Bar Luau
May 31 starting at 6:00 PM
Black Market Bar – 5 Points South

Join BMB at its second annual Luau for an afternoon of drinks, food, music, and dancing. They’ll be roasting an entire pig as well as offering up a full menu of Hawaiian foods, tropical drinks, and Kona Island Beer specials. Plus, enjoy live music by Heath Green and live hula performances by the Moe O Hakina Hema Dancers.
RSVP here! 


Vulcan’s 110th Birthday Bash

June 1 from 12 – 4:00 PM

Vulcan Park and Museum

Vulcan may be the world’s largest cast iron statue, but he still needs help blowing out his birthday candles! Enjoy an afternoon for the whole family at this outdoor community celebration. With music, activities from the Lego store, a rock climbing wall, and a plane from the Southern Museum of Flight, you won’t want to miss this fantastic party. 

Learn more here! 


Woodlawn Community Fair

June 1 starting at 3:00 PM

Social Venture (5529 1st Ave South)

The Woodlawn Foundation is hosting this community fair to unveil the Woodlawn Innovation Network (WIN), a Birmingham City Schools initiative to transform education in Woodlawn schools. Guests will enjoy food, games, prizes, and first glimpse of the parent resource center, which is a repurposed, traveling school bus.

More info here! 


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