10 Things to do in Birmingham this Summer

Are you ready to make the most of your summer in Birmingham? It’s time to explore all the fun and exciting things our city has to offer! Whether you’re a local looking for new experiences or a visitor seeking the best of the city, we’ve got you covered!

10 Things To Do in Birmingham This Summer!

Check out a Free Friday Flick in “Birmingham’s Living Room” every Friday night in June at Railroad park, enjoy a family movie night on the lawn. Bring a blanket or chairs and enjoy a movie under the stars. Movies start at dusk. For a full line up you can see a schedule here

Grab a discounted summer pass to McWane Science Center: If COOL was a thing, it’d be a McWane Science Center Summer Pass! Stay cool and explore science with McWane Science Center this summer with their $85 Summer Membership Pass. It allows you unlimited admission for 2 named adults and up to 4 kids under the age of 18 | Free parking in McWane Science Center’s parking deck when available and ASTC Passport Program – Free or discounted admission to over 300 science centers worldwide.

Take me out to the Ballgame! Go catch a Barons game! With promotions such as fun giveaways, family nights, and wet nose Wednesday where you can bring your furry friends, this is a Birmingham summer stable. Arrive early to grab a drink at Good People Brewing before the game, or take your little ones to the fun kid zone. There’s something for the whole family!

Catch a movie at Grand River Drive In: Thursday – Sunday during the summer time you can catch a double feature, dine at one of the many restaurants at The Backyard Leeds or play putt-putt. They have a wide variety of food options with a bar with handcrafted brews and cocktails. Movies start at approx. 8:30pm

Float the Cahaba to cool off! What’s more relaxing than floating down the river? Check out Limestone canoe and tube for info and plan a day!

Thunder on the Mountain at Vulcan. Birmingham’s Annual 4th of July fireworks show from atop red mountain. If you can see Vulcan, you can see the fireworks!

Photo from Rachel Callahan

Trussville’s Entertainment District: Now with two breweries; Ferus Ales and Steele Hall, and many options for restaurants, with live music and a few summer movies. There’s always something fun happening and plenty of space for the tiny humans to play!

Check out the Newest Trail at Oak Mountain! ​​The dirt trail features varying widths, and is designed to be a haven for mountain biking, running and walking. The path circles the lake and provides breathtaking views of the water as it meanders along the shoreline and through the forest.

Beat the heat at Alabama Splash Adventure! Open 7 days a week, if you’re looking for thrills on both rides and slides you’ll find it here at our amusement and water park. Offering free parking, free sunscreen and drink refills. (*and if you pre purchase your ticket online, everyone pays kids pricing, for a limited time)

Check out Birmingham’s CityWalk Downtown! One of our city’s newest attractions… City Walk offers 10 blocks of fun including a playground, skating rink, skatepark, and many other activity areas. The kids will love this new attraction.

If you’re looking for a list of FREE things to do with your kids this summer make sure to check out THIS LIST


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