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All Aboard the Father’s Day Limited!

Choo Choo! Treat Dad to something special and make great memories with your Father by treating him to a day of fun on the Father’s Day Limited! Take Dad on a relaxing one hour train ride through the scenic forests of Shelby County aboard our restored historic train cars. Father’s ride at ½ regular coach ... Read More

The Friday Five: Top Picks for Weekend Fun! June 9th – June 11th

  It’s time for our Friday Five! Get out and enjoy the beautiful sunshine this weekend with 1 or more of these fun events happening around the Magic City! Friday Night Fireworks with the Birmingham Barons: The Barons take on Mobile, enjoy a 3-D Stadium Collectible Series, the first 1,000 adults, 13 & over, will ... Read More

Celebrate America at American Village

The summer season is in full swing at American Village and you can enjoy discounted rates from now until July 29th (July 5th excluded) Enjoy red, white and blue family fun! • learn colonial spy techniques in order to pass secret messages • become judge and jury to Blackbeard’s pirates • take Paul Revere’s midnight ... Read More

Birmingham Summer Bingo

So many things to explore, so little time! Here’s a fun printable to help with some of the items on your Summer Bucket List, it’s also a great way to get you out enjoying what the Magic City has to offer.. We’ve included many of our our own favorite spots and hope you will enjoy ... Read More

The Friday Five: Top Picks for Weekend Fun! June 2nd – June 4th

  Birmingham Barons V. Chattanooga: The Barons take on Chattanooga, enjoy the Tim Anderson hat giveaway, free  for the first 1000 adults (13& Over) and Friday Night Fireworks! Friday, June 2nd at 7:05pm Steel City Jazz Fest: Today’s Premier Jazz Artists Sprinkled With A Few Legendary R&B Performers & A-List MC, Tops Off Your Overall ... Read More

Coyote Drive In

Tips for Family Fun at Coyote Drive In

If you like movies and laid back fun with your family, you need to pay a visit to the Coyote Drive-In. My girls and I have a movie obsession, and we’ve quickly become big fans of the new(ish) drive in. We’ve been several times now and have several movies we’re planning to see once they’re ... Read More

Rail Safety Day: Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum

The Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum is teaming up with Operation Lifesaver to bring you Rail Safety Awareness Day. Free Train Rides & fun family activities! Alabama Operation LifeSaver, the Alabama Department of Transportation, and the Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum co-sponsor Rail Safety Day at the museum! Come see exhibits, safety activities, as well ... Read More

The Friday Five: Top Picks for Weekend Fun! May 26th – May 29th

  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 new Pirate train* and carousel*, enjoy Schaeffer Eye Center Wildlife Shows and experience all the Zoo has to offer. In honor of Memorial Day weekend, the Zoo is giving ... Read More

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