Birmingham Events Calendar: March 30th – April 6th

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

Sunday March 30th:

Trussville Spring Carnival – Magnolia Park
The Trussville Chamber of Commerce is holding its annual Spring Carnival. The event is being held in Magnolia Park next to First Baptist Church of Trussville on Chalkville Road. The carnival features rides and activities, as well as festival foods.
1pm – 5pm


Monday March 31st:

Tot Time with Ms Eve – Avondale Library
Come celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day with stories and songs. Maybe we’ll find that pot of gold! Geared for 2 to 4 years olds with a caregiver.  24-hour advanced notice of attendance required.


Tuesday April 1st:

LEGO Mini Build – Riverchase Galleria
Learn how to build a cool mini model, and take it home – for free! Quantities are limited and offer is good while supplies last only.
LEGO Helicopter
Begins at 5:00 pm until supplies last.

Family Tours – Birmingham Museum of Art
FREE // Meet in the Main Lobby
Join us for an in-gallery family experience! Children aged 3 – 8 and their adult companions are invited to join Museum educators to explore our collection, discover activities that make looking at art fun and exciting, and create new family memories about art.

No reservations required. Family Tours are also available by appointment for groups of 10 or more children aged 3 – 8. For more information or to schedule a tour, call 205.254.2964.

Storytime for All Ages – Homewood Public Library
Story Time


Wednesday April 2nd:

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.

Storytime – Barnes and Noble Summit
What do you think happens when the Pigeon finds a hot dog? Join us for another fun adventure in Mo Willems’ Pigeon series.


Thursday April 3rd:

Mommy and Me Storytime – Homewood Public Library
Story Time for our younger patrons (birth to 30 mo.) and their lap partner.


Friday April 4th:

Holy Inappropriateness! We couldn’t find any special events happening in the ‘Ham today. Make sure to check our list below for fun exhibits happening daily at our local attractions.


Saturday April 5th:

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! We will create Woven Wonders!
11am – 1pm

NObesity Expo – Regions Field
In an effort to combat childhood obesity in Birmingham’s youth, the City of Birmingham Mayor’s Office Division of Youth Services (DYS) and the Junior League of Birmingham will host its YOUTH FIRST NOBESITY EXPO + 5K FOR KIDS at Legion Field on Saturday, April 5, 2014.

Beginning at 8:30 am, the young and young at heart can participate in a FREE festival that is sure to have something for everyone.
• 1-mile Fun…
• Kids Fun Zone
• Health Screening
• Games
• And much, much more!

8:30am – 11:00am

Clay Days Festival – Clay Ball Park
TOP NOTCH entertainers and events planned for the whole family. FREE ADMISSION – FREE PARKING.

The event will be at the Clay Ball Park on Old Springville Road. First class Arts and Crafts Vendors from all over the South and in Alabama and locally from Clay will be exhibiting the finest merchandise! Come take a look!

Children’s Activities with live entertainment and Carnival Rides! YUMMY FOOD is exactly what you will get! After a stroll visiting the vendor booths, sit down near the stage and enjoy the music and dancers while you relax.
9am – 5pm

Curtain Call Ball – Birmingham Children’s Theatre
Birmingham Children’s Theatre’s Patrons Board is excited to present an enchanted family evening to raise funds and awareness for the education and outreach programs that Birmingham Children’s Theatre has provided for more than 12 million children in the past seven decades.
Curtain Call Ball is a great way for you and your family to support BCT and have fun at the same time! Appropriate for kids of ALL ages, your family will be transported to a magical place in a night full of entertainment, food, and fun. Join us in costume for a night your family is sure to remember! Many of BCT’s most famous and adored characters will be in attendance and ready to spend time with you and your loved ones. Curtain Call Ball will be filled with music, a live and silent auction, show-inspired food, art activities, and interactions with costumed characters culminating with a performance showcasing BCT productions.

Family of Four: $125

Individual Adult: $50

Individual Child: $20

Cartoons and Cereal – Homewod Public Library
Saturday morning cartoons and cereal. Dry cereal only, available until 10:45am.
10am – Noon

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
It’s bath time, and Pigeon won’t go willingly! Join us for a reading of The Pigeon Needs a Bath!, followed by more stories and pigeon activities.


Sunday April 6th:

ETC Presents Vulcan Underpants – Railroad Park
Come get some fresh air and fresh comedy! Join ETC for our special brand of comedy – made up on the spot with your suggestions. Fun for your kids or your grandparents. Heck, we love the whole family! In case of inclement weather, we will update Facebook, Twitter and voicemail at (205) 687-5233.
3pm – 5pm

Whispers from the Past A Native American Experience – Aldridge Gardens
This spring take a trip back in time to rediscover the culture and contributions of Native Alabamians.

Native American life will take shape through demonstrations of flintknapping, cooking and hunting weapons, and activities like leaf pounding, beading, corn grinding, gourd painting and pottery. Children can try their hands at games and activities.

Hear the sounds of drums and flutes and the highlight of the day – three dance performances by the Sylestine Legacy, a family of Alabama Coushatta Native Americans—including a black-light performance at sunset.

Vendors will sell fry bread, Indian tacos and roasted corn as well as coins, antler carving and knives, beaded jewelry, carved shell jewelry and items for children including flutes and beaded jewelry.

$5 donation for visitors 18 and older
$3 passport is available for those school-age children wanting to participate in take-home crafts
11:30am – 7:30pm


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, Titans of the Ice Age

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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