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Festival of Tulips at American Village

One of my favorite things about Spring is the beautiful flowers.. and Tulips are one of my favorite! Did you know that American Village in Montevallo has over 70,000 tulips just waiting to be picked? Festival of Tulips at American Village: Imagine strolling through over 70,000 blooming tulips with replicas of some of America’s most ... Read More

Spring Time at the Birmingham Zoo

Spring time is always one of our favorite times to visit the zoo, as the weather warms up it’s a great way to get out and enjoy the weather and hopefully catch the animals out enjoying it too! In addition to their Spring Break Camps, here are some other things you can expect to see ... Read More

Spring Break Ideas for Families in Birmingham

Spring Break doesn’t always mean traveling and if you’re planning on taking a Staycation right here in Birmingham, see if you can work your way through this list of local activities. Spring Break Ideas for Birmingham McWane Science Center Join McWane Science Center for Spring Fever March 1st-April 15th! Symptoms include: science, wonder and fun!There ... Read More

33rd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Put on some green and head out to The 33rd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade presented by REV Birmingham and Five Points South, led by the Ian Sturrock Memorial Pipe Band on Saturday March 11, 2017 from 1:30pm to 2:30pm. Come early or stay after the parade on Saturday to grab some lunch, dinner or a drink ... Read More

Family Camp-Out Night at Railroad Park

Join Railroad Park as they offer families the opportunity to pitch a tent and enjoy a night under the stars on Birmingham’s front lawn! This urban camping experience welcomes children and their families the chance to encounter nature through an interactive, educational setting. You’ll get to: sharpen your navigation skills with an orienteering lesson, discover ... Read More

McWane After Dark: Speakeasy Science

Join us for McWane After Dark: Speakeasy Science on March 10th! McWane After Dark is a new series of themed evenings exclusively for adults ages 21+. These events will be combining unique themes, live performances, activities and bar service—all with a splash of science. Speakeasy Science will take you back to the Roaring 20s with ... Read More

Chili Cook Off Benefiting The Exceptional Foundation

This is a fun, quirky, outdoor party offering good food, drink and friends at a “come as you are” event.  This event has developed a loyal following across a diverse audience base.  There seems to be an engaging atmosphere that you can’t quite put your finger on — a unique camaraderie exists amid the tongue ... Read More

Celebrate Black History Month in Birmingham

By: Nanci Scarpulla, M.Ed. Each year, a traditional rite of passage for Alabama fifth graders has been a trip to Washington, D.C. It’s a chance to see our nation’s capitol city and experience up close and first hand the many exhibits from around our country.  It is a life changing experience for most, filled with ... Read More

BIG Machines Day, McWane Science Center

The event that kids and kids at heart love is Back… BIG Machine’s Day at McWane Science Center! Get your motors running and head over to McWane Science Center for a truckload of fun. Spend a constructive day  getting up close and personal with some big machines. Saturday, February 18th Cost included in the price ... Read More

The LEGO Americana Roadshow

January 28 – February 12:  Head out to the Riverchase Galleria to see the Americana Roadshow! The Americana Roadshow is a traveling display of large scale LEGO models replicating some of our nation’s most well known landmarks. Your whole family will be entertained with stunning visuals and fun facts in a one-of-a-kind tour of America’s ... Read More