Birmingham Events Calendar: August 24th – August 31st

It’s Not Our Fault if Your Kids are Bored!

Just a week away from a long Labor Day weekend! Lots going on around Birmingham. It’s the last week to check out the Animation Exhibit at the McWane Science Center, the Birmingham Barons are home at the amazing Regions Field an in honor of Vulture Awareness Day there will be special programming happening at the Birmingham Zoo!

Have a great week!!

Sunday August 24th:

16th Annual Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival
Sidewalk 2014 will take place in the Theatre District of Downtown Birmingham on August 22, 23 and 24. The Alabama Moving Image Association was created to inspire, encourage and support films and filmmaking in Alabama. With eight venues located within Birmingham’s historic Theatre District (featuring the newly restored Alabama Theatre, a 2,200 seat movie palace built by Paramount in 1927), spontaneity rules the schedule of Sidewalk attendees. Low-priced weekend passes provide easy access to Sidewalk venues, encouraging attendees to seek out new films and sample programming they may not otherwise see. The result is a crowd rich in diversity and united in a hunger for new film.
For pricing and a schedule visit their site..

UniverSoul Circus – Legion Field
COME SEE THE MOST INTERACTIVE CIRCUS IN THE WORLD! Our show is a highly interactive combination of circus arts, theater, and music that spans genres including Pop, Classic R&B, Latin, Hip Hop, Jazz and Gospel. It embraces and celebrates the unique and familiar aspects of pop culture globally by bringing them center stage with a cast of international performers. UniverSoul Circus is rated as one of the top three circuses in America.

Our fresh approach to family friendly live entertainment has earned us a coveted spot as one of Ticketmaster’s top ten most requested family events. We hope you gather friends, family and relatives, and come out to our show. Purchase your tickets today!
3:30p and 6:30p


Monday August 25th:

Monday at the Movies – Hoover Public Library
Arthur Dent is an ordinary man until he discovers that his best friend is an alien, that the world is going to be destroyed, and ends up hitchhiking on a spaceship. His friend Ford gives him a guidebook that tells beginners everything they need to know as they hitchhike through the galaxy. One misadventure after another and Arthur realizes that his ordinary life and the galaxy are both utterly amazing.

Admission is free and refreshments are provided.


Tuesday August 26th:

American Girl Back to School Party – Hoover Public Library
Start the year off with Samantha and her friends, as they help you make some special school accessories of your own. Registration required. Grades K-6
4pm – 5pm
6:30p – 7:30pm

Family Tours, What does a Warrior Wear – Birmingham Museum of Art
FREE // Meet in the Main Lobby
Join the Museum educators to explore the galleries in a fun, interactive experience! Discover Bart the Art Bat’s favorite artworks during these FREE, drop-in tours. After your tour, visit Bart’s ArtVenture to make an art project inspired by what you saw. What will you discover?

Storytime – Barnes and Noble Summit
Join us for Back-to-School Storytime featuring Peanut Butter & Cupcake. Listen to stories and participate in activities celebrating new friendships.

Storytime for All Ages – Homewood Public Library
Story Time


Wednesday August 27th:

Family Story Time with Mr MacNorth Shelby Library
Storyteller Extraordinaire – Come join Mr Mac and his musical storytime complete with puppets! All Ages, no registration required.


Thursday August 28th:

Birmingham Barons – Regions Field
vs Pensacola Blue Wahoos


Friday August 29th:

Birmingham Barons – Regions Field
vs Pensacola Blue Wahoos


Saturday August 30th:

Birmingham Barons – Regions Field
vs Pensacola Blue Wahoos

Hikes for Tykes – Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Go on a magical storytelling hike with Fresh Air Family’s Verna Gates. Are there fairies and dragons in the Gardens? We will be on the lookout! Fairy house building to follow. Free.

Vulture Awareness Day – Birmingham Zoo
Visit the Birmingham Zoo to celebrate International Vulture Awareness Day! The Birmingham Zoo currently has three of the world’s 23 species of vultures. Vultures are an ecologically vital group of birds that face a range of threats.  Come learn about vulture conservation and the important role vultures play in our ecosystem while enjoying a full day of events at the Birmingham Zoo!

Schedule of Events:
10am: Scavenger Hunt near Zoo front entrance
10:30am: White-backed Vulture Keeper Chat near Birds
11am: Scavenger Wildlife Show at Wildlife Stage
11:45am: Cinereous Vulture Keeper Chat at Kiwanis Giraffe Encounter
12pm: Vulture “Vomit” Making to Ward Off Predators Activity at Kiwanis Giraffe Encounter
1:30pm: Black Vulture Keeper Chat at Activity Yard in Children’s Zoo

Bart’s Art Cart – Birmingham Museum of Art
Folded Foil Fun! In August, we will head to the sculpture garden to check out Craig Wedderspoon’s Quilted Vessels and then make our own! A vessel is an object that holds something. Go see what Craig Wedderspoon’s Quilted Vessels hold, and create your own piece using pieces of foil. What will yours hold?
11am – 1pm

Storytime Barnes and Noble – Summit
Join us for good books, activities and cool treats!
11:00 am.

Family Tours, What does a Warrior Wear – Birmingham Museum of Art
FREE // Meet in the Main Lobby
Join the Museum educators to explore the galleries in a fun, interactive experience! Discover Bart the Art Bat’s favorite artworks during these FREE, drop-in tours. After your tour, visit Bart’s ArtVenture to make an art project inspired by what you saw. What will you discover?

Family Storytime – Emmet O’Neal Library
Bring the entire family and join Mr. Mac for stories and music each Saturday morning.
10:30 a.m.


Sunday August 31st:

Birmingham Barons – Regions Field
vs Pensacola Blue Wahoos


Local Attractions Open Daily!

McWane Science Center:

McWane Science Center’s IMAX® Dome Theater puts you in the center of the action by projecting breathtaking quality images onto the 5-story-tall dome screen and delivering intense surround sound through almost 3 tons of speakers and subwoofers.
Now Showing: Tornado Alley, Great White Shark, To the Arctic, Island of Lemurs: Madagascar

Birmingham Zoo:

Lorikeet Aviary – Our Lorikeet Aviary has more birds than ever! Zoo guests can feed these exotic birds every day. You and your family will see these birds’ behavior as they eat nectar out of your hand.
Weekends 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

PELICAN FEEDING – A great way to see our pelicans in action is to witness them eating their favorite treats near the pelican boardwalk.

RHINO ENCOUNTER – Embark on an African adventure and experience one of the world’s most extraordinary animals, the Southern White Rhino. Watch from only feet away as our zookeepers engage in hands-on interaction with the animals inside their African-themed exhibit. Don’t miss this exciting encounter with one of the largest mammals on the planet!
Weekdays: 3pm – 3:30pm
Weekends: 11:30am – Noon & 3pm – 3:30 pm

GIRAFFE FEEDING – This up close and personal animal encounter is a memory you and your family will have for a lifetime.
Weekday: 11am – Noon
Weekends: 10am – 11am  & 2pm – 3pm

Vulcan Park and Museum:

Vulcan is the world’s largest cast iron statue; made of 100,000 pounds of iron and 56 feet tall, he stands at the top of Red Mountain overlooking the city of Birmingham. But, Vulcan is more than a statue. Vulcan Park and Museum features spectacular views of Birmingham, an interactive history museum that examines Vulcan and Birmingham’s story, and a beautiful public park for visitors and locals to enjoy. With an official information center that is operated by the Greater Birmingham Convention and Visitors Bureau, Vulcan Park and Museum serves as the first stop for visitors to the Birmingham area!

Railroad Park:

Railroad Park is a 19 acre green space in downtown Birmingham that celebrates the industrial and artistic heritage of our great city. Situated along 1st Avenue South, between 14th and 18th Streets, the park is a joint effort between the City of Birmingham and the Railroad Park Foundation. Hailed as “Birmingham’s Living Room,” Railroad Park provides a historically rich venue for local recreation, family activities, concerts, and cultural events, while connecting Birmingham’s downtown area with Southside and UAB’s campus.

Southern Museum of Flight:

Earn Your Wings – Bring your little pilot and soar above the clouds in our little pilots room. Kids enjoy building aircrafts, flying kites, and more.
Museum Open Tuesday – Thursday
9:30am – 4:30pm

Do you have or know of an event you would like to have added to our weekly calendar? Please email us at, subject line “Events Calendar” – We would love to hear from you!

** All information listed on our calendar is subject to change without notice to us or you… We do our best to keep the information accurate and will always update as soon as we learn that something has changed. It’s always best to double check with the event via their website or a quick call,  especially when weather can impact the event.

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