B-There! Labor Day Weekend in B’ham




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8/27/2014 – 9/02/2014 




This Labor Day weekend, kick up your heels and enjoy these fun local events. From music festivals & concerts to kicking off football season, the city is in great spirits for a fun long weekend. Plus, check out our first-ever fiction writing contest and see how you can enter below! 
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Birmingham, AL 35205


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B-Published! Fiction Contest

Enter through October 15!

Are you a writer, storyteller, or avid reader? Have you ever dreamed of seeing your own written work published? In the first-ever B-Metro fiction writing contest, we invite you to submit an original story in one of our age divisions (student, college, or adult) for the chance to have your work published in our magazine.
Contest rules listed here! 

Email your story to [email protected]

Tonight at 6:30 PM
FoodBar Restaurant

Are you a Birmingham foodie? Tonight, FoodBar is partnering with farmer Will Doonan of Heron Hollow Farm to bring you a fresh and flavorsome 4-course menu. The menu includes 

fresh dug purple potato gnocchi, grilled bayou La Batre hoppers, pasture lamb and local figs. 

Call 205-876-8100 to see if spots are still open!

Birmingham Barons v. Blue Wahoos
August 28 – September 1
Regions Field

There is nothing better than baseball season in Birmingham–how many Barons games have you made it out to this year? Cheer on the Birmingham Barons as they take on the Pensacola Blue Wahoos this week at Regions Field.

 Click here for the full schedule!

Brasfield & Gorrie BBQ Cookoff
August 28 from 4:30 – 7:00 PM
Brasfield & Gorrie parking deck

For the past eight years, Brasfield & Gorrie has been raising serious funds for local charities through its annual BBQ cookoff. Join B&G at its 9th annual event as grill teams compete for the best BBQ–you’ll taste some great food while supporting nine local nonprofits.
More info + tickets here!

Leukemia Cup Kick-off
August 28 at 6:00 PM
Avondale Brewing Co.

Join the Birmingham Sailing Club at this fundraiser party that benefits the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. There is no cover charge to attend, so stop by and enjoy

a cold beverage, fabulous raffle prizes, and live music by the legendary Blue Devils band.  

Learn more about the LLS here!


Summer Concert Series
August 28 from 7 – 9:00 PM
Aldridge Gardens

This seasonal outdoor concert series ends with an incredible show by Alabama blues legend Foxxy Fatts. Bring blankets and chairs, your favorite refreshments, and grab dinner at the Cantina food truck when you arrive. Then just sit back, relax, and experience live music under the stars.

Get your ticket here! 


Eric Essix Jazz Escape
August 29 – 31
Renaissance Ross Bridge Resort & Spa

Get ready for the ultimate Labor Day weekend getaway that’s right here in Birmingham. In a relaxing resort setting, guests will enjoy fabulous parties and live jazz performances all weekend by Eric Essix Trio, Frank McComb, Kim Scott, Karen Briggs, Tracy Hamlin and headliner Rick Braun.

Ticket info available here! 


Pepper Place Market
August 30 from 7 AM – 12 noon
Pepper Place

Pepper Place Market brings the best Alabama growers, food producers, and artisans to Birmingham each week–rain or shine. While you shop, you’ll enjoy a live chef demo by Chef Chris Zapalowski of
Homewood Gourmet and live music by Charlie Hunter and Nathan Peek.
More here!


Kayak & Canoe Trip
August 30 at 9:00 AM
Tallapoosa River near Wadley, AL

Join Southeastern Outings for a relaxing canoe trip this Labor Day weekend. The trip will take place on a scenic stretch of the Tallapoosa River that is relatively easy to paddle. All skill levels are welcome, and canoes and kayaks will be available to rent. After the trip, you are invited to attend an optional dinner with the group.

More info + reserve your spot here!


Downright’s BrewFest
August 30 starting at 12:00 noon
Avondale Brewing Co.

This annual event hosted by the band Downright combines great music with a college football kickoff. Music begins at 6:30 PM and features performances by The Uri Band, NoeL, DJ Logic, and of course, Downright. You’ll also enjoy food trucks, football coverage, and a rock climbing wall.

Buy tickets online here! 


Labor Day Weekend @ The Zoo
August 30 – September 1
Birmingham Zoo

Visit the zoo this holiday weekend and take advantage of the Birmingham Zoo’s many activities! Meet the animals, take a ride on the zipline, feed the giraffes, and cool off in the splash pads. Don’t miss the Red Diamond Sea Lion Splash Show or the butterfly garden before the exhibit closes for the season. 

Check it out here! 


Legacy Credit Union Gameday Kickoff
August 30 at 1:00 PM
Iron City Bham

Every Saturday, Iron City will be showing SEC games all day long. Select games will be shown in the music venue on the 240 sq. ft. HD projector, where a full tailgating buffet will be available for purchase. Plus, Iron City Grill will be open every Saturday for eating, drinking, and watching football on its giant video wall.
More info here!

Blues Rock n’ Soul Party
August 30 at 8:00 PM

Get ready to hear some incredible live music by The Sassy Brown Band and 2BLU & The Lucky Stiffs. Lauren “Sassy” Brown brings a high-spirited, danceable beat to blues music, and 2BLU & The Lucky Stiffs are known for blending blues, rock, funk, and gospel into one unique sound.

Get tickets here! 


23rd Annual Labor Day Celebration
September 1 from 8 AM – 4:00 PM
Tannehill State Park

On Labor Day, you can participate in Alabama’s largest moon pie eating contest and compete for prize money in both children and adult categories. Across the park, the United Mine Workers hold their annual Birmingham District Labor Day celebration. There’s also plenty of good BBQ and some picking and singing, too.

More info here! 


A State of Teal
September 2 from 6 – 8:00 PM
Regions Field Banquet Room

Help raise awareness for ovarian cancer at this lighting ceremony at Regions Field. This event is open to the public and includes live music, food & drinks, and speakers to recognize families and survivors. At dusk, the “BIRMINGHAM” sign at the field will light up teal and will stay lit through the first week in September.
Learn more + get tickets here!

Save the date!
Harper’s Heart Run

September 6
Crestline Village

This inaugural 5K and 1-mile fun run benefits the Children’s Heart Foundation, the leading organization in funding congenital heart defect research in America. The run is named for a local baby girl, Harper, who was born with heterotaxy syndrome and will be undergoing open heart surgery sometime after her first birthday.
Learn more about Harper + register for the run here!


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