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 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 food, and fabulous music.

Friday, May 12th 6pm – 10pm

  • Day Out with Thomas:

Take a ride with everybody’s favorite #1 engine, Thomas the Tank Engine, and enjoy Thomas-themed activities at the Imagination Station, including temporary tattoos and hands-on arts and crafts.  Have your photo taken with Sir Topham Hatt and enjoy Storytelling, Inflatable Bounce House, Carpet Golf, Bubble Station, Sandbox, Railroad Signal Yard, and Live Music!

Find exclusive (not available in any store!) Thomas merchandise in the Gift Tent!  Delicious food vendors will be on site.

A fun-filled family experience not to be missed so be sure and bring your camera!

Advance purchase recommended.

Tickets include one train ride with Thomas and all attractions for $22 plus processing fee for ages 2 and up. Processing fee $3.65 for tickets purchased online and $4.25 for for tickets purchased by phone. Children 0-24 months ride free of charge though required to sit in an adult’s lap at all times. For your safety, strollers and infant car seat carriers are not allowed on the train.

Ride Times for Friday, May 12:  9:45 am, 10:30 am, 11:15 am, noon, 12:45 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:15 pm, 3:00 pm, 3:45 pm

Ride Times for Saturday, May 13: 9:00 am, 9:45 am, 10:30 am, 11:15 am, noon, 12:45 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:15 pm, 3:00 pm, 3:45 pm, 4:30 pm

Ride Times for Sun May: 9:45 am, 10:30 am, 11:15 am, noon, 12:45 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:15 pm, 3:00 pm, 3:45 pm

  • 5th Annual International Street Fair:

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 world. Bring your lawn chairs and an adventurous spirit. No outside food please.
Saturday, May 13th 10am – 4pm, 3rd Avenue North & 20th Street

  • Patriot Park Spring Street Fest:

You, your neighbors, friends and family are invited to a free event featuring live music, local food and inflatables for the kids on the street right next to the beautiful Patriot Park.

Patriot Park in Homewood
Saturday, May 13th 4pm -9pm

Last but not least.. Celebrate Mother’s Day!! If you’re up for a little adventure, check our list of free things happening for Moms around Birmingham!

For more events happening in Birmingham this weekend, make sure to visit our Events Calendar

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