The Friday Five: Top Picks for Weekend fun July 14th – July 16th

The weekend is here, it’s time to have some fun!

  • Sloss Music and Arts Festival – Sloss Furnaces

Ok, we know this one isn’t kid friendly but it’s one of the best things happening in the ‘Ham this weekend. If you’re looking for a date night or a night out with your adult friends, this is where you need to be!

Sloss Music & Arts Festival is a two-day music and lifestyle event that takes place at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark in Birmingham, Alabama.

Sloss Fest is 40 bands on 4 stages plus craft beer & creative cocktails, arts & crafts, live iron pouring demonstrations, and much more.

Sloss Fest is a celebration of the unique, creative culture that makes life in Birmingham so unique.

Saturday, Jul 15, 2017: 1:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Sunday, Jul 16, 2017: 1:30 pm – 11:30 pm

  • Design Dayz: Art at McWane Science Center

What does math have to do with art? Discover the connection between computation and creativity through video game design, stop motion animation, and mathematical art. Then put your skills to the test and explore our summer exhibit, Design Zone.

Saturday, July 15th, 9am -6pm

  • Float Your Boat Summer Festival – Turkey Creek Nature Preserve

The Friends of Turkey Creek Nature Preserve are pleased to announce that the eighth annual Float Your Boat Festival will be held on Saturday, July 15, 2017. Float Your Boat offers a fun-filled day at the Preserve that features balsa wood boat races with prizes, the City of Pinson’s “Beat the Heat” ice cream give-away, food, swimming and a fun zone for kids. Last year more than 2,000 people attended the event, and this year promises to be even more successful and fun for the entire family. The festivities will kick off with the family fun zone opening at 10:00 am and boat races starting at noon.

Saturday, July 15th, 10am – 4pm

  • Half Price Summer Fun Days at the Birmingham Zoo

Visit the Zoo during Half-Price Summer Fun Days to take advantage of discounted half-price admission, half-price rides, and $1 hot dogs in the cafes! Guests will have the opportunity to get up-close with the elephants in Trails of Africa, experience Predator Zone, enjoy a Red Diamond Sea Lion Show and be surrounded by and feed* beautiful lorikeets in the Schaeffer Eye Center Lorikeet Aviary. Come learn how the Zoo uses enrichment activities to help keep the animals mentally and physically fit. Guests can also see live animal demonstrations, feedings, chat with the keepers and more! *Additional cost.

Saturday, July 15th
Sunday, July 16th

Adults – $8*
Children 2 – 12 years old – $5.50*
Senior Citizens 65 years+ – $7*
Military (Active duty only- must show military ID)- $7*
*Plus tax

  • Tannehill Trade Days – Tannehill State Park

Shoppers and swappers come from far and near to Tannehill Trade Days in search of tools, clothing, jewelry, knives, furniture and other treasures. We have 350+ vendors to come and see. (March – November) rain or shine.

Please Note: No Pets or bicycles are allowed in the Trade Days Area

Park admission:
$5.00 Adults (12 years and older)
$4.00 Seniors (Ages 62 and older)
$3.00 Children (Ages 6-11) ages 5 and under free

Saturday, July 15th 8am – 4pm
Sunday, July 16th 8am -4pm

Thank you to our Friday Five Sponsor, Ultra Blast Laser Combat Center! Check out the newest, most advanced, and largest Laser Tag venue in Birmingham. A 9,000 square ft. arena and 4 party rooms. Located at:

157 Resource Center Pkwy, Ste 107
Birmingham, Alabama

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