Birmingham Events Calendar: June 22nd – June 29th

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

See what’s happening in Birmingham this week! Lots to do if you’re looking to keep the kiddos busy! The Barons are back home and it’s time again for the Rickwood Classic. If you’ve never done this, it’s definitely worth adding to the to-do list.

If you haven’t been taking advantage of the Free Fun at your local library, shame on you! Get to it! So much to do, so little time!

Have a great week!

Sunday June 22nd:

Tannehill Trade Days – Tannehill State Park
shoppers and swappers come from far and near to Tannehill Trade Days in search of tools, clothing, jewelry, knives, furniture and other treasures.
Park admission
$3.00 Adults (12 years and older)
$2.00 Seniors (Ages 62 and older)
$1.00 Children (Ages 6-11) ages 5 and under free
8am – 4pm

DJ Slim Robb’s Big Adventure – Railroad Park
Join us this Sunday as DJ Slim Robb takes you on a big adventure through music. Put on your dancing shoes and prepare to move as DJ Slim Robb spins all of the greatest hits. From country to pop with a little rhythm and blues, DJ Slim Robb has got you covered! So bring out the kids and your grandparents too and let’s have a good time! This family-friendlly event is free and rated E for everyone. So bring your lawn chairs, we will provide the lawn! Food, beverages and merchandise will be available for purchase. Oh, and don’t forget to tip the DJ!
2pm – 6pm


Monday June 23rd:

Marvels of Magic – Birmingham Central Library
Kids will be mesmerized with this exciting and educational exploration of science. They will learn about atoms, molecules, and matter. The show is full of experiments to impress and everyone is guaranteed a hair-raising good time. This program is truly booming with explosions, crazy chemistry, and volts and jolts. It will be a blast!

Princess Party with Ms Joy – Shelby County Arts Council Gallery, Columbiana
Calling all Princesses in Training! Party will include a dance lesson by Joy’s Dance and staff! Makeup, Nails, Movie, and photos! Every child will go home with a crown. Snacks and juice boxes will be served.
Admission Info:

2nd child in the SAME family add $30
9am – 1pm

Monday Movie – Homewood Library
Monday Movie at Homewood Public Library!

McWane Science Center Stardome Expereince – Homewood Public Library
Under the stars, with the McWane Science Center! Summer Readers welcome, ages 6-12.
Registration required, limited to 30.

Story Laboratory, Color – Hoover Public Library
Summer story time! Perfect for children under the age of four years.
9:30am and 10:30am

Tot Time with Ms. Eve. Investigation Splish Splash – Avondale Library
Calling all bath time scientist: join us for some good clean fun with soap and water! Stories, songs, and crafts geared for 2 to 4 year olds with a caregiver. 24-hour advance registration required.

Monday Movie – Homewood Public Library
Movie Monday at Homewood Public Library! Get comfy and watch one of our favorite movies with us!


Tuesday June 24th:

Birmingham Barons – Regions Field
vs. Mississippi Braves

Avondale Library and the Theory of Talent – Avondale Library
After many years of research, we theorize that Avondale children are at the top of the library’s talent gene pool. Join us for our 11th annual talent show as we prove our theory to be fact. Visit the Children’s Department today to register as a performer or as a member of the audience. 24-hour advanced notice of attendance required.

Science In Motion – Emmet O’Neal Library
Lew-E the clown has all kinds of tricks up his sleeve that you don’t want to miss. All ages. No registration required.

Eve’s Science Behind the Story – Leeds Library
Listen as Ms. Eve tells the background science plays in her stories. (This is a continuation of last week).

The Dr. Magical Balloons Fantastic Phantasmogorical Fun Time Balloon Show – Homewood Library
Join us as zany storyteller and balloon artist, Dewayne Reynolds, presents an interactive storytelling show featuring a mad scientist hosting a journey of scientific discovery through a dramatic interpretation of stories.

Program will be in the Large Auditorium.

Birmingham Zoo to You – Homewood Public Library
Join the Birmingham Zoo and Homewood Library to help celebrate summer reading!

Five Little Monkeys Storytime – Barnes and Noble Summit
Join us for zany monkey fun Storytime featuring Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed. Includes reading and activities.

Family Tours, Africa – 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?

Travel across the globe to Africa!

Storytime for All Ages – Homewood Public Library
Story Time


Wednesday June 25th:

19th Annual Rickwood Classic – Rickwood Field
Since 1996 the Birmingham Barons have traveled back to historic Rickwood Field once a year to celebrate Birmingham’s rich baseball past. The home of the Birmingham Barons from 1910-1987, Rickwood Field is America’s oldest in-use ballpark. The Friends of Rickwood, a non-profit organization, have helped preserve the timeless relic and part of the proceeds from each year’s Classic goes towards improvements and upkeep on the stadium.
All tickets are general admission for $10. Groups of 10 or more can purchase tickets for $8 a piece.

Radical Reactions, Fizz Bang… Wow. – Springville Road Library
Young scientists will experience fizzing foam, colorful concoctions, and many more science-filled surprises from the McWane Science Center.

May the Force Be with You – Avondale Library
Did you know that centrifugal force is a part of hula hooping? Be a member of the Centrifugal Force Club (CFC) as you listen to some tunes and learn how to move and groove with your hoop. The library is a circle of fun when the hoops start turning.

Storytime – Barnes and Noble Summit
Today we will read Penguin on Vacation by Salina Yoon, a story of how Penguin learns that it isn’t where you go that makes a vacation special — it’s who you spend it with!

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 June 26th:

Birmingham Barons – Regions Field
vs. Mississippi Braves

Thames and Kosmos Rubber Band Cars – Barnes and Noble Summit
Learn the cool aspects of physics by building your own speeding race car! For ages 7 and up.

Dr. Magical Balloon Program – Barnes and Noble Summit
Sponsored by Vestavia Public Library — Children’s Department. You won’t believe your eyes as you watch what DeWayne Reynolds sculpts with balloons, stories and fun! Everyone is welcome.

Ms Frizzies Fizz, Boom, Zap and Wow! – Hoover Public Library
Science Lab Demonstration. Registration begins June 5. For Grades 1-3
4pm and 6:30pm

Family Night with Farmer Jason – Clay Community Center
This highly acclaimed live show features sing-alongs, dancing, and discussions about nature appreciation, ecology, and farm animals. Farmer Jason performs solo with just his acoustic guitar, which adds to the spontaneous, high energy nature of his concerts
6pm – 9pm

Pirate Chris and his Matey’s – Homewood Public Library
A special musical pirates program and snacks!

LEGO Mania – Leeds Library
Come play with us! (Children old enough not to put Legos in their mouths are welcome!) We spend an hour creating new structures and having fun!


Friday June 27th:

Relax By the Tracks – Railroad Park
Relax by the Tracks is back for a 3rd season at Railroad Park! Join us for free music from Little House and Omari Jazz and fun. Food and drinks are available for puchase at George’s Boxcar Cafe. Leave work behind… Relax by the Tracks!

Barons home games begin at 7:05pm after every Relax by the Tracks event.
5pm – 7pm

Birmingham Barons – Regions Field
vs. Mississippi Braves

Columbiana Liberty Day – Main Street Columbiana
The City of Columbiana presents the 29th Annual Liberty Day Celebration. Live band and street celebration. Bad Brad and the Sipsey Slims will be performing.


Saturday June 28th:

Birmingham Barons – Regions Field
vs. Mississippi Braves

Homewood’s Pickin in the Park – Homewood Park
Do you play well with others? Bring your musical instrument to Homewood City Park! We promise shade, water, ice and lots of musicians to hang out with. Come early and get a t-shirt or button!
4pm – 8pm

Pinhole Camera Workshop – Makebhm
Build your own pinhole camera out of a paint can, cookie tin, oatmeal box, or any other light proof container. This is a great activity for all ages, and is a good introduction to chemistry, and the science of light waves for youngsters. Bring up to 3 light proof containers. All other materials will be provided. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. We want this to be a “team effort” workshop, one adult and 2 children per ticket please.
Noon – 5pm

Columbiana Liberty Day – Main Street Columbiana
The City of Columbiana presents the 29th Annual Liberty Day Celebration. Live band and street celebration.
Events start at 8:00 am.
Parade at 3:30 pm.
Bands and Fireworks at Shelby County High School Football field begins at 7:00 pm

Barts Art Cart – Birmingham Museum of Art
This drop-in art program for kids and families features a different theme from our galleries and art activity each month. Stop by to make art with Bart!
In June, we will create summer silhouettes! “Draw” with black lines and fill in the rest with color!.
11am – 1pm

Barts Books – Birmingham Museum of Art
Bart’s Books is a storytelling program for children ages 4-7. Bart selects a new book and related work of art each month that he thinks kids will enjoy.

This month, Bart has selected Mama is it summer yet?, by Nikki McClure.

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.

Storytime – Barnes and Noble Summit
Come and check out what fun Duck and Goose are up to now as we read Duck & Goose Go to the Beach by Tad Hills!


Sunday June 29th:

Jazz in the Park – Avondale Park
Jose Carr and Julian Vaughn –
6pm – 9pm
Free Event


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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