August Events Not to Miss in Birmingham

School might be back in session but that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop! Here are some August events happening in Birmingham you’re going to want to check out!

  • Pancakes and Princesses

Hear ye, hear ye – Princes and Princesses! Join your Birmingham Zoo for a magical morning with our court of Enchanted Princesses during the royal Pancakes and Princesses Breakfast! Taking place on Saturday, August 13 the first seating will be from 8:30 am to 10:00 am and the second seating will be from 10:15 am to 11:45 am at the Peak, the breakfast will be followed by Fairytales and Frogs Day from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm on Henley Lawn.

Guests will enjoy a delectable breakfast and have the opportunity to meet and take photos with a multitude of royals, create regal crafts, and enjoy a fun day at the Zoo with ride wristbands. Children and adults are encouraged to dress up in their favorite prince or princess costume. **Breakfast tickets are limited so purchase in advance!

When: Saturday, August 13th 8:30am – 10am

Location: Henley Lawn Park at The Birmingham Zoo

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  • Fairy Tales and Frogs

Festivities will take place on Henley Park Lawn and are included in the price of Zoo admission for the day (free for Members). All guests (children and adults) are encouraged to dress up in their favorite costumes while meeting and taking photos with a multitude of royals for a magical day where fairytales come to life.

When: Saturday, August 13th, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Location: Henley Park Lawn at Birmingham Zoo

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  • Woodlawn Street Market

Urban Street Market in the heart of Woodlawn! Local food, art dancing and more!

When: Saturday, August 13th 5pm – 9pm

Location: 55th Place South

  • Dragon Fest

Fancy lyrics, dancing, spirits, costume contests, Dungeons and Dragons and other gaming experiences, the Lost World of Dragons exhibit, and so much more. Ticket includes museum admission, access to the Lost World of Dragons exhibit, DJ and Dance Floor, brewery tastings, costume contests, Dungeons and Dragons and other board gaming experiences, and so much more.

When: Friday, August 19th, 7pm – 11pm

Location: McWane Science Center

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  • Jurassic Quest

Jurassic Quest opens its doors with its most beloved and unique experiences for the whole family including life-like dinosaurs, some of the largest rideable dinosaurs in North America, live dinosaur shows, interactive science and art activities including a fossil dig and real fossils like T-Rex teeth, a triceratops horn and life-size dino skull, a “Triceratots” soft play area for our littlest explorers, bounce houses and inflatable attractions, photo opportunities, and more.

When: Friday, Aug. 19th, 9am-8pm | Saturday, Aug. 20th,  9am-8pm | Sunday, Aug. 21st,  9am-6pm

Location: BJCC

  • Beer Bands and Bullies

Folks who love bullies (the four-legged kind) won’t want to miss out on Bama Bully Rescue’s 11th annual Beer, Bands & Bullies event. Join Bama Bully Rescue for our 11th Annual Beer Bands & Bullies music festival at Ferus Artisan Ales & the Trussville Entertainment District! $10 donation at the door, kids 12 and under are free.

When: Saturday, August 20th

Location: Ferus Ales Trussville


  • Paw Patrol Live, The Great Pirate Adventure

Do not miss this PAWsome opportunity to see the whole pack as they set sail in a pirate themed live touring stage performance. Join them for this adventure-filled high-seas mission aboard the Sea Patroller as they save their mateys, Carlos and Tracker, and find some pirate treasure too!

When: Saturday, August 20 10AM & 2PM  | Sunday, August 21 12PM & 4PM

Location: BJCC Concert Hall

  • Tannehill Trade Days

Shoppers and swappers come from far and near to Tannehill Trade Days in search of tools, clothing, jewelry, knives, furniture and other treasures. 350+ vendors to come and see. Rain or shine.

When: Saturday, August 20th | Sunday, August 21st

  • Sidewalk Film Festival

The 24th Annual Sidewalk Film Festival presented by Regions Bank is back with a festival footprint that includes the Sidewalk Film Center and Cinema, the Alabama Theatre, the Lyric Theatre, the Carver Theatre, First Church Birmingham, the Alabama School of Fine Arts Dorothy Jemison Day Theatre, Recital Hall and Lecture Hall as well as the Steiner Auditorium at the Birmingham Museum of Art.

When: August 22nd – August 28th

  • Touch a Truck

Lots of different types of vehicles (huge ones) that children can come see, touch, ask questions, take a photo with the vehicle and perhaps sit behind the wheel.  Several local Fire Departments, Police Departments, and Emergency Response Teams… will be there! Lots of fun. Come greet our community first responders and community leaders who take a special interest in our safety and the safety of our children

Come out and see all the fun trucks:
Modern Day Electric
Dixie Division Military Vehicle Club
Alabama Power Company
Southern Vintage Fire Apparatus Association
Leeds Police Department
Leeds Fire Department
Sherman Industries

Trucks will be set up in the front parking lot behind LOFT and COACH.

When: Saturday, August 27th, 10am – 2pm

Location: The Outlet Shops of Grand River


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