The Friday Five: Tops Picks for Weekend Fun Sept 22nd – Sept 24th

So many options for fun in the ‘Ham this weekend, we’re getting into festival season and this weekend is a great preview with the Greek Festival and Homestead Hollow!!

  • World Rhino Day at the Birmingham Zoo

Enjoy special keeper chats at 10:30am, 11:30am and 1:30pm as well as learning stations throughout Trails of Africa and a special visit from Matt Lindenberg, founder of Global Conservation Corps and the Rhino Man project. In addition, the Birmingham Chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers will be selling unique items and all proceeds will be donated to conservation! World Rhino Day activities are free for Zoo Members and included in general admission for guests.

Friday 10am – 2pm

  • Disney on Ice Presents Follow your Heart

Follow your heart straight to adventure at Disney On Ice! Just keep swimming with Dory and new pal Hank from Disney Pixar’s Finding Dory as they set out to find her parents and discover the devotion of family. Cheer with Joy, Sadness, and the rest of the Emotions from Disney Pixar’s Inside Out as they work together to boost Riley’s spirit and win the big hockey game. Venture to wintery Arendelle where Olaf and Kristoff help reunite royal sisters Anna and Elsa from Disney’s Frozen and learn love is the most powerful magic of all. See Cinderella, Rapunzel, Ariel and the Disney Princesses make their dreams possible through virtues of bravery, kindness and perseverance. And celebrate true friendship with Buzz Lightyear, Woody and The Toy Story gang. Make unforgettable memories with Mickey, Minnie and all your Disney friends when Disney On Ice presents Follow Your Heart skates into your hometown! *Note: Costumes not permitted for guests 14 years & older.

BJCC Legacy Arena
Friday, 10:30am and 7pm
Saturday, 10:30. 2:30 and 6:30pm
Sunday, 1pm and 5pm

  • Birmingham Greek Festival

This is one of Birmingham’s oldest cultural food festivals and most highly anticipated events. The festival is an act of love of Birmingham’s Greek community going back to 4 generations. Besides delicious Greek cuisine, you’ll enjoy live Greek music, Greek dancing performances, and a warm, spirited atmosphere that embraces everyone as family. As thousands of returning patrons can attest, you will leave a devoted fan.

Free parking is available in the old Liberty National building on 3rd Avenue and 20th Street South.  Drive-Thru and Take-Out are available all three days. The event is free admission, offers indoor and outdoor dining, and food plates are individually priced. Be sure to visit The Greek Market Place which has imported food, icons, fine jewelry, art, and much more.

Holy Trinity Holy CrossGreek Orthodox Cathedral
Friday and Saturday, 10:30am – 9pm

  • Homestead Hollow Arts and Crafts Festival

Homestead Hollow 2017 festivals featuring fine arts, unique – one of a kind – hand made crafts, pioneer demonstrations of the old time days- see wood carving, blacksmithing, wood stove cooking, quilting, whiskey making at our original working still, tour our original cabins as they were built by the early settlers. Relax by one of our many streams and listen to Live local entertainment all day. Enjoy our great food that makes your mouth scream for more.

Children’s activities: circle in our wagon ride or jump in the moon walk.

Homestead Hollow’s General store is open for you to visit and shop for those home-made fried pies and other great items all day during show dates.

Homestead Hollow is located in Springville, Alabama, just 2 miles off I-59, exit 154. 27 acres of parking and our trams make it easy to park, get to the entrance and start having fun immediately.

Adults – $8 ~ Children (ages 3 to 12) – $4
Children (ages 2 and under) – Free.
Free Parking. NO PETS ALLOWED.

Friday, 9am – 5pm
Saturday, 9am – 5pm
Sunday, 9am – 5pm

  • Sensory Storytime at Homewood Library

This monthly, all-ages storytime introduces stories and songs in a variety of engaging ways in a sensory friendly atmosphere.

Saturday, 10:30am – 11am

Our Sponsor:

The Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum is the official railroad museum of the state of Alabama! Located just south of Birmingham in Calera, Alabama. The museum features operating standard gauge and narrow gauge trains, two restored depots, an indoor collection of railroad artifacts and memorabilia, and an outdoor collection of railroad cars, locomotives, and cabooses.

The museum is dedicated to the preservation, restoration, and operation of historically significant railway equipment. Our exhibits, operating railroads, and educational programs function as both a unique means of tourism and recreation, and also a way to preserve the rich history of Alabama and our nation.


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