Birmingham Events Calendar: June 23rd – June 30th

Summer has officially arrived and we’ve got a rundown on all of the fun things happening around Birmingham this week.

Summer Movies are still going strong and the Barons are back all week for a home stretch.

If you like Puppets there are a couple of options to see those this week. Check out Jazz in the Park or the Bike Parade and Fishing Rodeo happening at Avondale Park.

Have a great week!

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

Sunday June 23rd

Monsters University Chest – Lowe’s Build and Grow Clinic
The monster fun continues at Lowe’s this weekend! Your child will love building this chest inspired by Disney•Pixar’s Monsters University. Registration going on now.

The Princess Bride – Alabama Theatre
A classic fairy tale, with swordplay, giants, an evil prince, a beautiful princess, and yes, some kissing (as read by a kindly grandfather). 98 min.

The movie will begin at 2 pm, with doors opening one hour before showtime. The Mighty Wurlitzer Organ will perform before each movie. Tickets are $8 and will be available at the door and through Ticketmaster.


Monday June 24th:

Birmingham Barons – Regions Park
vs. Huntsville Stars

Tot Time with Ms Eve – Avondale Library
Storytime for 2-4-year-olds with a caregiver. Includes stories, songs, and craft. 24-hour advance registration required.


Tuesday June 25th:

Birmingham Barons – Regions Park
vs. Huntsville Stars

Afternoon Movie and Popcorn – Emmet O’Neal Library
Wendy and her brothers are whisked away to the magical world of Neverland with a mysterious boy named Peter. (Rated G)

Beatin’ Path Rhythm – Emmet O’ Neal Library
An interactive drumming program with stories and music

Family Night – Homewood Library
We welcome international award-winning astrophysicist and former consultant to NASA, Kevin Manning, as he shares his passion for astronomy by transporting people of all ages into a fascinating world beyond their own. You will enjoy an educational and entertaining exploration of the universe, the stars and other celestial wonders, as well as a refreshingly large perspective gained by looking up to the stars. This dynamic program is open to everyone who would love to have the opportunity to view the amazing rings of Saturn, craters of the moon and other jewels of the night sky through a powerful telescope, weather permitting! Family programming at it’s best!

In the Large Auditorium.

Safari Greg – Hoover Public Library
Our favorite Nashville-based animal guy! Get ready for fun and lots of surprises in The Library Theatre.
10:30 am, 1:30 pm & 6:30 pm

Pepper Place Street Market
Farmers, Food Trucks and live music with Contra dancing! Music provided by Red Mountain White Trash. Bring your kids, dogs and dancing shoes and join the fun! Eat supper at one of our food trucks, Cantina, Bettola or Vittoria. Pick up a cocktail at The Red Cat or Cantina and enjoy the evening with friends and family.
4pm – 8pm


Wednesday June 26th:

Birmingham Barons – Regions Park
vs. Huntsville Stars

Safari Greg – Hoover Public Library
Our favorite Nashville-based animal guy! Get ready for fun and lots of surprises in The Library Theatre.
10:30 am & 1:30 pm

Walk About Puppets – Homewood Public Library
Puppet show of giant proportions!

Storytime – Barnes and Noble Summit
Join us as we read Rumble in the Jungle by Giles Andreae. Lions and tigers and bears — oh my! Enjoy a special activity and have fun with friends!

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 27th:

Birmingham Barons – Regions Park
vs. Huntsville Stars

Safari Greg – Hoover Public Library
Our favorite Nashville-based animal guy! Get ready for fun and lots of surprises in The Library Theatre.
10:30 & 1:30 pm

Thursday Morning Movie – Emmet O’ Neal Library
When a despicable criminal mastermind uses a trio of orphan girls as pawns for a grand scheme, he finds their love is starting to change him for the better. (Rated PG)

The Magic of Archie Wade – Clay Community Center
Join us for a magic show with Magician Archie Waid at the CLAY COMMUNITY CENTER!

Red String Shadow Puppets – Liberty Park Elementary School
Red String Shadow Puppets brings the rare and enthralling art of shadow puppetry to everyone. They will be performing two stories and children of all ages will be enchanted by something they rarely have the opportunity to see.


Friday June 28th:

Birmingham Barons – Regions Park
vs. Huntsville Stars

Dig into Painting – Springville Library
We will learn to make our own paints out of dirt and other materials that you can dig up, right out of your own backyard.


Saturday June 29th:

Avondale Park Bike Parade & Fishing Rodeo
A Bicycle Parade and a Fishing Rodeo for children will be held Saturday, June 29, 9 am until noon in Avondale Park. The Avondale Park pond will be stocked with hundreds of large Catfish, and there will be awards for the largest fish caught and for the best decorated ride: bicycle, tricycle, scooter or wagon, and awards will be presented for the greatest distance for a watermelon seed spit. There will be prize drawings every half-hour for valuable door prizes for all ages given by local businesses for all ages.
9am – 12pm

Bart’s 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! June is for Animals // Hippo mania is still going on at the BMA!

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
Join us as we read ABC Animal Jamboree by Giles Andreae. What’s your favorite animal? We’d love to know! We will also read Giraffe’s Can’t Dance!


Sunday June 30th:

Jazz in the Park – Avondale Park
Magic City Smooth Jazz (MCSJ) is pleased to unveil the lineup for the upcoming Jazz in the Park® summer concert series, which marks the entry of the series into its fourth full season.
6pm – 9pm


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: Flight of the Butterflies, Titians of the Ice Age

Unearthing Alabama’s Ice Age – through December 31st, 2013
McWane Science Center is home to Alabama’s second largest natural history collection. Made up of over 500,000 specimens and objects pertaining to the natural history of the state, this important collection focuses on the preservation, education, and research of Alabama’s rich biodiversity and paleobiodiversity. One of the more significant subsets of the collection is Alabama’s largest collection of Late Pleistocene faunal remains – or Ice Age fossils.

Made up of nearly 10,000 cataloged specimens, the McWSC Pleistocene collection contains a unique diversity of fauna that not only includes those native to North America, but migrants to the state from both South America and the Old World. This collection includes mammals, both extant and extinct, reptiles, amphibians, birds, fishes, and botanical remains collected from both cave and stream localities in the state. Extinct mammals represented in the McWSC collection include mammoths, mastodons, giant beavers, saber-toothed cats, giant armadillos, tapirs, peccaries, and giant ground sloths.

This spring, visitors will have an opportunity to view some of the fossils in the collection with a new exhibit titled — “Unearthing Alabama’s Ice Age.” This exhibit will not only highlight many of the Ice Age animals from the McWane Science Center Collection, but will highlight and dispel many of the common misconceptions surrounding the Ice Age in the state. The goal is for visitors to have a better understanding and appreciation for this time in Alabama. For example, guests might learn that Alabama was on average only five degrees colder than today, glaciers did not reach farther south than southern Illinois or that all the Ice Age animals did not go extinct at the end of the Ice Age. While the largest animals, such as mastodons, giant ground sloths, and saber-tooth cats died out, nearly all the animals that are living in Alabama today were also around in the Ice Age.

The Unearthing Alabama’s Ice Age Alabama display is located in the City Gallery on Level 2 of the museum. It is included in the cost of admission to the museum and free to members.

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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