Friday Five: Top Picks for Weekend Fun April 12th-14th


  • Leeds Downtown Carnival

Bring your kids to downtown historic Leeds across from Lehigh and Windstream to enjoy carnival festivities Wednesday through Sunday, April 10-14, 2019. There is no admission to attend. You may purchase armbands good for unlimited rides.

Friday 5p-10p
Saturday Session #1: 1p-5p | Session #2: 6p-10p
(new wristband required for each session)
Sunday 1p-5p

  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets at Samford University Wright Center

Cars fly, trees fight back, and monsters are on the loose in Harry’s second year at Hogwarts™ School of Witchcraft and Wizardry! See Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™ in high-definition, on a giant screen, while the Alabama Symphony Orchestra performs John Williams’ unforgettable score.

Friday, 7pm
Saturday, 2pm

  • Birmingham Barons at Regions Field

V. Tennessee Smokies.

A Double-A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox since 1986, the Barons have been a staple in the Birmingham community since 1885.

Tickets $7 – $15. Fans can choose from three different reserved seating sections. Dugout Premium seats located behind the Barons dugout on the first base side, Field Reserved seats located behind home plate and the visiting dugout and Baseline Box seats located on the first and third base lines.

General Admission seats remain the same price as in recent years with adult tickets available for $7.00. Children (12-years and younger), seniors (60 years and older) and members of the military receive $1.00 discounts on the listed prices for all reserved and general admission seats. General Admission seating is located in the right field bleachers and the berm seating areas.

Friday, 7:05pm
Saturday, 6:30pm
Sunday, 4pm

  • Ride the Cottontail Express at Heart of Dixie Railroad

Hop aboard the train and ride the Cottontail Express to Peter Cottontail’s meadow! Join in the fun at the meadow as we hunt for Easter eggs. A bounce house, temporary tattoos, coloring station, and a sandbox provide lots of family fun.  Bring your camera to take photos with Peter Cottontail

Saturday, 10:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM
Sunday, 2019 – 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM

  • Pinewood Derby Fest at the Riverchase Galleria

You’re invited!  Roll on over to the Riverchase Galleria for our family fun-a-thon celebrating Shelby County’s Pinewood Derby Day.

Enjoy family-friendly activities, snacks with all the fixin’s, and more. See you on the racetrack!

Saturday, 1pm – 5pm

If you’re looking for Easter Fun this weekend, there are plenty of events happening in and around town, check out our Birmingham Easter Egg Hunts and Activities List for all of those times and places!

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