The Friday Five: Top Picks for Weekend Fun August 25th – August 27th

This little dip in temps is getting us excited for fall! We hope the cooler temps stick around for the weekend, while you enjoy our Weekend Picks for fun in the ‘Ham!

Sidewalk Film Festival

The 19th Annual Sidewalk Film Festival, a celebration of new independent cinema in downtown Birmingham, is set to take place August 22nd-27th, 2017. Since its debut in 1999, filmmakers from across the country and around the world have come to Birmingham to screen their work at Sidewalk and have been thrilled to discover fresh, enthusiastic crowds eager to devour new independent cinema.

With eleven venues located within Birmingham’s historic Theatre District (featuring the restored Alabama Theatre, a 2,200 seat movie palace built by Paramount in 1927 and the newly restored Lyric Fine Arts Theatre built in 1914 for B.F. Keith’s Vaudeville circuit), spontaneity rules the schedule of Sidewalk attendees. Low-priced weekend passes provide easy access to Sidewalk venues, encouraging attendees to seek out new films and sample programming they may not otherwise see. The result is a crowd rich in diversity and united in a hunger for new film.

For for information on the film lineup visit their website

Storytime on the Mountain at Ruffner Mountain

Nature inspires creativity. Come join us at the Nature Center as we will listen to nature-themed stories read by longtime Ruffner volunteer, Ms. Jerri. Then make a fun craft to take home!

Saturday, 10am – 11am

Dog Day Family Fest

Camp Fletcher is going to the dogs! This FREE family event will feature outdoor fun and activities, food, music, GBHS pet adoption drive, an epic hot dog eating contest between our local first responders and much more….you won’t want to miss it!

Join us from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 26th. Admission is FREE with donations welcome. Funds raised will be used to provide camp scholarships to children and youth who could not otherwise afford to attend our programs.

Fairy Tale Ball benefiting Childcare Resources

The 2017 Fairy Tale Ball features dance music, gourmet hors d’oeuvres, adult and children’s beverages, a “candy bar” and interactive entertainment. Your guests and you will delight in fairy tale characters and costumed stilt walkers, magicians, jugglers, and other entertainers. The setting for this year’s gala is the Birmingham Marriott Grandview.

Guests of all ages can enjoy a formal night out that includes fairy land activities and a silent auction, which features locally donated items, services, sports tickets and vacation packages. Presented by the Board of Directors and Junior Board of Childcare Resources, Fairy Tale Ball proceeds benefit the programs and services offered to the community by the agency. Corporate sponsors receive tangible benefits, such as tickets to the event, reserved tables and promotional consideration based on sponsorship level.  Entertain your family while supporting other children and their families served by Childcare Resources!

Saturday, 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Birmingham Barons at Regions Field

Barons v. Tennessee

Since a move back to downtown Birmingham from Hoover a few seasons ago, the Birmingham Barons continue to provide one of the finest experiences in all Minor League Baseball year in and out, resulting in the 2016 Don Mincher Organization of the Year. Regions Field has become the top downtown option in the area over spring and summertime; due in large part to a world-class ballpark and creative promotional schedule, the Barons have paced the League in attendance each of the last four seasons, including 418,361 in 2016.

Saturday – 6:30pm
Pyro-Palooza X
The largest fireworks show of the year, set to music from Star Wars.
Star Wars Night
Fans will have the opportunity to take photos with their favorite Star Wars characters, courtesy of the 501st Legion.

Sunday – 3:00pm
Salute to Armed Forces Sunday
$2 Military Discount when valid Military ID shown at ticket office.


Our Sponsor:

Thank you to our Friday Five Sponsor, Scott Butler with LAH Real Estate! Scott Butler specializes in resale and first time home buyers in the over the mountain community. Let me help you find or sell a home today! LAH Real Estate is Birmingham’s largest locally owned Real Estate Company. 1-205-706-5836


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