The Friday Five: Top Picks for Weekend Fun! June 30th – July 2nd

Plenty of 4th of July Fun to be had in this week’s Friday Five!

  • Magic City Con

Magic City Con is a spectacular pop culture, comic, and fan convention that brings together the fans of cosplay, sci-fi, anime, fantasy, art, comics, film and TV, as well as table top and video gaming to celebrate their favorite fandoms, meet special guests, and enjoy a weekend of activities and events.
Announced Guests: Johnny Rees, Mike Laidlaw, Sean Patrick Fannon, and Cypress Bayou

Friday, June 30th 12pm – Midnight
Saturday, July 1st 9am – Midnight
Sunday, July 2nd 10am – 4pm

  • Birmingham Barons

V. Biloxi

Friday, June 30th 7:05
Saturday, July 1st 6:30pm
Sunday, July 2nd 3pm

  • Home Sweet Home Desoto Caverns

Celebrate Independence Day Weekend with DeSoto Caverns this July at our event, Home Sweet Home, a Food & Music Festival. Our park will be filled with the sounds of incredible singers and musicians, and the delicious smells of local Food Trucks with a variety of cultural delights and refreshing, sweet treats. We invite you to come make memories with your family and friends, in honor of the unity and freedom our Nation stands for. It’s time to share the stories of our country’s past, present, and future through music, taste, and celebration.

Free for children 3 and under
Free for veterans and servicemen and women

Saturday, July 1st 9am – 5:30pm
Sunday, July 2nd 9am – 5:30pm

  • 4th of July Weekend at the Birmingham Zoo

The Birmingham Zoo invites families and friends to come out and join in all the fun the Zoo has to offer over the Fourth of July holiday. In honor of this holiday, the Zoo is giving FREE admission to veterans as well as all active and retired military and their dependents. Bring your proof of military service (military ID card, dependent ID card, driver’s license, etc.) to take part in all the fun the Zoo has to offer. While you’re here, feed the lorikeets in the Schaeffer Eye Center Lorikeet Aviary*, take a ride on the Jane H. Brock Soaring Safari Zipline Adventure*, ride the Full Moon Bar-B-Que Wild Slide*, watch the Red Diamond Sea Lion Show and much more!

July 1st – July 4th

  • Tannehill Independence Celebration

Carnival Games, Balloon Animals, Bungee Jump, Backyard Maze, Face Painting, Petting Zoo, Rock Wall and More! Live Music by Exit 97. $5 wrist band gets you unlimited access to Rock Wall, Backyard Maze and Petting Zoo.

July 1st, 1pm – 4pm

Make sure to visit our list of 4th of July Celebrations to see where else you can celebrate this 4th of July.


Thank you to our Friday Five Sponsor, Ultra Blast Laser Combat Center! Make sure to 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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