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Salsa Showdown

Salsa Showdown

The 7th annual Salsa Showdown is a fundraising competition among local restaurants & catering companies to determine who offers the best salsa, guacamole, queso, and specialty dip.  Admission will include sampling privileges at each competitor’s station, a ballot for casting an “Audience Choice” vote, Piñata Smash with prizes, kids activities, access to live entertainment, cooking demos, ... Read More

Summer Fun and Activities in Birmingham

2017 Summer Events and Activities In Birmingham

It’s the Mother of all Summer Fun Lists, just in time for summer. We’ve taken the best of BirminghamMommy’s Resource Lists and put them all together for you here. Many of these activities are Free or Cheap, so you won’t have to worry about breaking the bank to keep the kiddos busy. Summer Events and ... Read More

Parrots and Pirates at the Birmingham Zoo

Pirates, parrots and more are invited to the Birmingham Zoo to join the celebration of Parrots and Pirates on Saturday, June 3, from 10am-2pm. Festivites are free for Members or with paid admission to the Zoo. Children are encouraged to dress up in their favorite pirate (or parrot!) costume for the exciting day when the ... Read More

Let Them Be Bored!

“I’m Bored!!” How many days into summer do think it will be before you hear that? Thinking back on your childhood, there was probably a lot of unstructured time in your summers. We hear so often that our moms sent us out and we came home when the street lights came on. This is untrue ... Read More

Birmingham Summer Festivals and Concerts

2017 Birmingham Area Summer Festivals And Concerts

Festivals and Concerts are a great way to get outside and enjoy some family time this summer, if music and festivals are your thing, here’s a list of what’s coming up this summer around Birmingham! Birmingham Area Summer Festivals and Concerts   Steel City Jazz Festival at Linn Park: Today’s Premier Jazz Artists Sprinkled With ... Read More

The Friday Five: Top Picks for Weekend Activities for May 19th-21st

McWane After Dark, Science of Sound: Gear up for McWane After Dark: The Science of Sound. Enjoy hands on science activities focused on sound while listening to some incredible acts brought to you by Secret Stages and Birmingham Mountain Radio. Admission includes three musical acts, access to four levels of McWane Adventure Halls, beer tastings ... Read More

Summer Tips for Children to Recharge and Relax

It’s important that your summer plans work well with your schedule and your children’s routine.  A full summer schedule defeats the purpose of children who are rested, academically engaged, physically moving, and happy. Dr. Paula Rainer says “planning out a schedule will help you to have a relaxed and recharged summer as a parent.”  Dr. ... Read More

McWane Science Center Becomes a Sensory Inclusive Organization

McWane Science Center has partnered with KultureCity to become a Sensory Inclusive organization to better serve our visitors with sensory processing needs. With this partnership, McWane Science Center will foster an inclusive environment for visitors with sensory processing needs by providing tools for a better experience in our center. KultureCity is a transformative movement to ... Read More

2017 Indoor Summer Fun in Birmingham

Let’s face it.. It gets downright hot here in the summer months and finding a place to cool off and still keep the kids busy becomes a must.. Here are some ideas for beating the heat with some indoor fun. Indoor Summer Fun in Birmingham Jump! We all love our trampoline parks and Birmingham has ... Read More

5 Quickie Recipes For Busy Moms

It’s almost summer!  The last place I want to be in the afternoon is slaving away in the kitchen, but the fam’s gotta eat, right? We’ve collected 5 snappy recipes to get you out of the kitchen and back to whatever it is you do 5-minute Pesto Pizza Ingredients: Baby spinach Pesto sauce roasted chicken ... Read More