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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

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

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

Day out with Thomas

Day Out with Thomas, The Friendship Tour

All aboard! Thomas the Tank Engine invites little engineers to join him for a day of friendship and family fun at Day Out with Thomas: The Friendship Tour 2017. Children everywhere can spend a day with their friend Thomas when the #1 Engine pulls into Calera, Alabama on May 20-21, 2017. Day Out with Thomas: ... Read More

Dream Big Family Sleepover McWane

Dream Big Family Sleepover at McWane

How about a night inside of your favorite science museum? The McWane Science Center is hosting a family sleepover this summer and you’re invited! This family sleepover will make you Dream Big as you design, build, and test out feats of engineering genius. Create towers, catapults, and anything else you can imagine before heading to ... Read More

The Friday Five: Top Picks for Weekend Activities May 12th – May 14th

Another busy weekend with plenty of things to choose from! Here are our top picks for fun in the ‘Ham this weekend! Buck Creek Festival: The Buck Creek Festival is a free, family-friendly community event held on the second weekend of May in Helena’s Amphitheater Park. On the banks of Buck Creek, just below the ... Read More

Design Zone at McWane Science Center

We always love seeing what new exhibits come to McWane in the Summer, check out Design Zone! What does it take to create an addictive and fun video game? How many beats per second does a DJ need to get bodies moving on the dance floor? What goes behind creating a roller coaster or a ... Read More

Summer Fun at the Birmingham Zoo

The Big news at the Birmingham Zoo this summer is PIRATES! You’re invited to set rail on the all new Pirate Red Diamond Express Train Ride at the Zoo! The Zoo’s newest attraction promises to be both entertaining as well as inspiring and is designed to send an important message about water conservation. Guests of ... Read More

2017 Birmingham International Street Fair

It’s back! The 5th Annual Birmingham International Street Fair will take place Saturday, 10am – 4pm, May 13th in Downtown Birmingham on 3rd Ave N and 20th Street N! This free event celebrates the diversity of Birmingham through food, music, dance and art. Join us for dance lessons, drum circles and a taste of the ... Read More

Summer Fun at the McWane Science Center

McWane Science Center is packed full of fun year round, but we always love the unveiling of a new exhibit, this years Summer Exhibit is Design Zone, a highly interactive, hands-on exhibition where visitors can explore a variety of creative concepts to learn the processes and tools needed to create a successful design. In addition ... Read More