Birmingham Events Calendar: May 31st – June 7th

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

Summer is heating up and so is our weekly Calendar! The Library programs are in full swing with so many fun things to keep the kiddos busy! On Tuesday, head down to Linn Park and take part in the 10,000 scoop Ice Cream Challenge!

Vulcan is having a birthday party this week and we’re all invited! Make sure to check out the Birthday bash on Sunday!

Have a Great Week everyone!!

Sunday May 31st

Birmingham Barons – Regions Field
Vs. Jacksonville


Monday June 1st:

Share a Coke Day – Birmingham Zoo
Couldn’t find a name last year on a Coca Cola? Share a Coke is back and with hundreds of new names, it’s better than ever. Come out to the Birmingham Zoo and get one for yourself and one for a friend! #shareacoke
10am – 4pm

Birmingham Barons – Regions Field
Vs, Biloxi

Member Monday – McWane Science Center
As a thank-you to all of our members, McWane Science Center offers Member Mondays.

Every Monday, McWane Science Center members receive extra perks while visiting!

  • A Special Gift for kids when checking in at the Ticketing Counter
  • 30% Discount on all Really Cool Stuff purchases
  • $1 Small Popcorns at the IMAX Concession Stand


Tuesday June 2nd:

10,0000 Scoop Challenge – Linn Park
Enjoy FREE Ice Cream to Help Generate $10,000 for The Salvation Army of Birmingham.

Denali Flavors, developers of the legendary Moose Tracks flavor of ice cream, has partnered with Mayfield Ice Cream to host a FREE ice cream give-away on Tuesday, June 2 in downtown Birmingham.

Ten-thousand scoops of Mayfield Moose Tracks ice cream will be served at Linn Park as a 10,000 Scoop Challenge issued by Denali Flavors to Birmingham area residents. For each scoop served, Denali Flavors will donate $1 to The Salvation Army of Birmingham in an effort to raise $10,000 of new support for its vital community programs.

During the event ice cream lovers can tweet the hash tag #10KScoops for a chance to win free ice cream for a year from Denali @Moose_Tracks.
11am -3pm

LEGO My Hero Family Fun Night – Avondale Library
Now is the time to step up to the table and prove to the LEGO world that you are a hero. Successfully complete a number of LEGO challenges and claim your title as Master Builder. Limited space; 24-hour advance registration required.

Free LEGO Mini Build – Riverchase Galleria
LEGO Parrot
Visit your local LEGO Store on the first Tuesday of every month and you can 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. Models are not for sale and cannot be purchased. One free per child. Event is open to children ages 6 to 14 only.
5pm while supplies last

Aladdin Friends – Emmet O’Neal Library
MadCap Puppets presents Aladdin & Friends, a live, life-sized puppet show.

Birmingham Barons – Regions Field
Vs, Biloxi

Storytime – Barnes and Noble Summit
Otis is a tractor that will win your heart. He’s a hero because he is a good friend to others!

Family Tours, Flights of Fancy– 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?

Flights of Fancy: Discover fantastical creatures in the exhibition, Between Fantasy and Reality: Frank Fleming, and look for whimsy in the Museum collection!


Wednesday June 3rd:

Big Bam Bingo – Avondale Library
It’s time to take your place and get ready for a lightning fast round of Big Bam BINGO. You’ll be surprised at the big array of library prizes you may win when you yell out BINGO! 24-hour advance registration required.

Summer Reading Kickoff – Springville Road Library
Miss Kit’s Bubble School is a show that incorporates large bubble tricks with science and comedy. Children will enjoy giant bubbles, bubble rainbows, bubble sculptures, a bubble volcano. They will learn things that they can do at home to explore the science of bubbles on their own.

Birmingham Barons – Regions Field
Vs, Biloxi

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 4th:

Super Spy Night – Homewood Library
Learn super secret spy skills at this night of spy training fun!

Rail Safety Day – Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum
Free Train Rides & fun family activities!

Alabama Operation LifeSaver, the Alabama Department of Transportation, and the Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum co-sponsor Rail Safety Day at the museum! Come see exhibits, safety activities, as well as train rides! 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM Great for the whole family!

To be eligible for the free ride, you must attend Safety talk by Operation Lifesaver before hand so come early!

About Operation Lifesaver: Operation Lifesaver’s mission is to end collisions, deaths and injuries at highway-rail grade crossings and along railroad rights of way. A national network of volunteers provides free presentations on rail safety.

Train times: TBA. Train ride last around 1/2 hour to CR 301 and return.

Birmingham Barons – Regions Field
Vs, Biloxi


Friday June 5th:

Birmingham Barons – Regions Field
Vs, Biloxi


Saturday June 6th:

18th Annual Family Fishing Rodeo – East Lake Park
Enjoy angling, activity booths, information on local organizations, contests, giveaways, entertainment, and more!
Presented by City of Birmingham Park and Recreation Board. Call 205-254-2391 for more information.
Parking on 84th St No and 4th Av No.
7am – 1pm

Bart’s Art Cart – Play with Clay
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!

Play with Clay: Create a sculpture in the whimsical manner of Frank Fleming! Use self-hardening clay to create an animal, a make-believe figure, or whatever comes to mind!

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
Oh, the fun you’ll have at this Storytime! Join us as we celebrate the 25th anniversary of Oh, the Places You’ll Go!


Sunday June 7th:

Vulcan’s Birthday Bash – Vulcan Park and Museum
Make plans to attend the BIGGEST Birthday Bash in Birmingham! Vulcan may be the world’s largest cast iron statue, but he still needs help blowing out his birthday candles! Join us as we host a festive outdoor community celebration offering fun activities for the whole family in celebration of the BIG GUY’s 111th Birthday!
12pm – 4pm
Admission $5


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:

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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