The Friday Five: Top Picks for Weekend Activities

There’s no shortage of fun to be had in Birmingham when it comes to the weekends. Here are our TOP 5 Picks for this weekend!

1. America’s Thrift Store Open House:

Stop by for some FREE family fun and goodies!
Saturday, April 22 10am – 4pm
Alabaster Location

Free hot dogs
Free drinks and cookies (while supplies last)
Free snow cones for the first 100 people from Kona Ice beginning at 1 p.m.
Free giveaways from Pepsi (shirts, caps, water bottles, etc.)
Face painting for the kids from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

You will also have the chance to register for a chance to win a 5 min all you can grab shopping spree (winner drawn at 4 p.m.)

2. Birmingham Barons:

Saturday April 22nd, 6:30pm.

David H. Smith is the highest flying Human Cannonball in the world today with his world record braking human cannonball shots and his dynamic personality. He will take flight after the completion of the game.

Sunday April, 23rd, 3pm

Salute to Armed Forces Sunday
$2 Military Discount when valid Military ID shown at ticket office.

Presented by: NAPA & Marion Military Institute
Autism Friendly Day
Regions Field creates an Autism Friendly environment for fans with Autism to enjoy the game.
Youth Baseball Clinic
Pre-game clinic held by Barons players on the field from 1 pm-2 pm. Encouraged for ages 5-9.

3. Gardendale Magnolia Festival: 

Friday April 21st, 5pm – 9pm
Saturday April 22nd, 9am – 5pm
Gardendale Civic Center

150 Vendor Booths, 3 Stages of LIVE Entertainment, Pooch Parade, Art Contest, Car Show,Free Art Classes, Free Kids Zone, Food! Food! Food!

4. Family Friday at Railroad Park:

Friday April 21st, 6pm

Get the entire family on track to better health with this fun hour of low to high impact activity designed to promote exercise for all ages. Families are invited to enjoy team activities like kickball, soccer or wiffle ball. Each class will begin with a warm up and light stretching, followed by the game of the week. In addition to providing physical benefits, Family Fun Friday also provides mental health benefits and social interaction for the entire family.

5. Earth Day Activities:

Saturday April 22nd

Several things happening around town this weekend to celebrate Earth Day.

Earth Day at McWane: 10am – 2pm
Party for the Planet at the Birmingham Zoo: 10am – 4pm
Earth Day at the Gardens, Birmingham Botanical Gardens: 11pm – 4pm

For more information on these Earth Day Activities, you can see the detailed post here.

Don’t forget to check our calendar for even more events happening in and around Birmingham!

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