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Friday Five: Top Picks for Weekend Fun Memorial Day Edition

If you’re planning on hanging around the ‘Ham this Memorial Day Weekend, here are some things to keep you busy! Memorial Day Weekend at the Birmingham Zoo Spend your Memorial Day weekend at the Birmingham Zoo. Splash in the fountains, take a ride on the train* and carousel*, enjoy Wildlife Shows and experience all the ... Read More

Memorial Day Weekend at the Birmingham Zoo

Spend your Memorial Day weekend at the Birmingham Zoo. Splash in the fountains, take a ride on the train* and carousel*, enjoy Wildlife Shows and experience all the Zoo has to offer. In honor of Memorial Day weekend, the Zoo is giving FREE admission to veterans as well as all active and retired military and ... Read More

Salsa Showdown

8th Annual Salsa Showdown

It’s time again for the Sidewalk Film Festivals 8th Annual Salsa Showdown! All the chips and dip you can eat with the purchase of one ticket! Restaurants and vendors from across Alabama will convene to compete for best salsa, queso, guacamole, and specialty dip – both audience choice and jury choice. Live music, piñata smashes, ... Read More

Friday Five: Top Picks for Weekend Fun May 18th – May 20th

Summer time is THISCLOSE! Here are some fun happenings going on around Birmingham this last weekend of the school year! Shelby County Weekend at the Birmingham Zoo On Friday, May 18, and Saturday, May 19 all Shelby County residents and employees (with ID) will receive 50% off general admission to the Birmingham Zoo! The Zoo ... Read More

Celebrate Summer at McWane Science Center

School is out, and science is IN at McWane Science Center! Special days include McWane’s 20th Birthday Bash, camps, deals, IMAX films and much more! Dinosaurs in Motion: Dinosaurs in Motion engages and educates the visitor using magnificent, fully interactive, life-size metal dinosaur sculptures created by North Carolina artist John Payne. An amazing blend of science, ... Read More

Friday Five: Top Picks for Weekend Fun May 11th – May 13th

  Happy Mother’s Day Weekend, Mamas! Here are some great options for fun around the ‘Ham this weekend, use them together as a family or feel free to forward this list to Dad and get yourself a little down time in a quiet house! Birmingham Barons at Regions Field V. Pensacola Blue Wahoos Friday Night ... Read More

Do Dah Day 2018

In 1979, a small group of friends got together and decided to have a party — or so the story goes — and Do Dah Day was born. The following years saw the party grow into an event raising money for local charities such as the Birmingham Zoo, Avondale Library and the Alabama Theatre. With ... Read More

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 dam, the heavily wooded site together with the incredible stage provides a wonderful venue for people of all ages to enjoy crafts, children’s activities, great ... Read More

Friday Five: Top Picks for Weekend Fun May 4th – May 6th

May the fourth be with you, Happy Cinco De Mayo, It’s the weekend, Y’all! Lots of fun to choose from in this week’s Friday Five! May the Fourth Be With at McWane Science Center A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away, Star Wars hit the big screen. Celebrate Star Wars with themed ... Read More

Dino Days at McWane Science Center

Get ready for a roaring good weekend to celebrate dinosaurs! Visit the Dinosaurs in Motion exhibit, look for fossils, and dig into hands-on activities and special dinosaur programs. Meet a Paleontologist! Meet McWane Science Center’s very own paleontologist, Jun Ebersole, on Saturday 1:00 to 3:00 pm and on Sunday, 2:00 to 3:30 pm. Bring a ... Read More