Friday Five: Top Picks for Weekend Fun August 10th – August 12th

Blow off some of that first week of school steam with these fun weekend events happening around the ‘ham!


  • Family Friday Fun at Railroad Park

Get the entire family on track to better health with this fun hour of low to high impact activity designed to promote exercise for all ages. Families are invited to enjoy team activities like kickball, soccer or wiffle ball. Each class will begin with a warm up and light stretching, followed by the game of the week. In addition to providing physical benefits, Family Fun Friday also provides mental health benefits and social interaction for the entire family.

Friday, 6pm – 7pm

  • Homewood Library Block Party at Homewood Library

Enjoy cold beverages while you sample food from Ashley Mac’s, bartaco, Dave’s Pizza, Demetri’s BBQ, Farm Bowl, Fresh Market, Homewood Gourmet, Mason Dixon, Nabeel’s Café, Piggly Wiggly, Roly Poly, Ruth’s Chris, and Shiki. Beverage sponsors include Avondale Brewery, Buffalo Rock, Coca-Cola, Good People, Red Hills Brewery, and Rush Wines. Play corn hole and listen to live music while your kids enjoy the bounce houses, a climbing wall and more fun activities. Tickets are $25 for adults (ages 16+), $5 for children (ages 4-15).  Admission for children 3 and under is free with adult purchase. Buy tickets online for automatic entry into prize drawings
$25 Adults, $5 Kids

Saturday, 5pm – 8pm

  • Horse Pens 40 Family Fun Day

Come enjoy our large, one of a kind Slip ‘N’ Slide. Bouncy houses for kid and food. You will get wet!

 $10 Day Pass & Kids 3 & under are FREE! Receive $5 off your ticket when you donate one of the following school items: Backpack, Pencil Pouch, #2 Pencils, Ball Point Pens, Highlighters, Composition Notebook, 3 ring Binder, Notebook Paper, Washable Markers, etc. All items must be new! All donations received will go to our local Schools!
Saturday, 10am – 6pm
  • Rewind at the Zoo 80’s Fest at the Birmingham Zoo

Rewind the summer and relive the 80s at Henley Park in the Birmingham Zoo on Saturday, August 11. We’ll be dancing to our favorite music hits of the 80s with opening local 80s band, Legal Limit, followed by Electric Avenue from Atlanta! Meet VJ legend Alan Hunter, enjoy live entertainment, a video game Gaming Truck, a ride on the train, caricature artist, hula hoop artist, photo booth, lawn games, and more!

Your best 80s attire is encouraged, so tease back your hair, break out the neon clothing, stonewashed jeans, jelly bracelets, and jean jackets for our Rewind Costume Contest! It’s going to be a totally rad blast from the past with amazing prizes.

Enjoy a beverage from our cash bar including Blue Lagoons and Long Island Ice Teas, and some made-to-order food from Nourish 205 and Wild Burger as you sit outside in the new Henley Park Event Lawn. Be sure to bring your lawns chairs and blankets!

Rewind is a family-friendly event, and is a FUNdraiser for the conservation, education, and animal welfare efforts of the Birmingham Zoo.

Saturday, 7pm – 11pm

  • Trussville’s 2nd Saturday Get Downtown Music Festival – Downtown Trussville

Come join us for the biggest 2nd Saturday Downtown event yet! Get Down in Downtown Music Festival will be August 11th 3:00-10:00pm on Morrow Avenue. You don’t want to miss this one! Make sure to make plans to join in on the festivities and follow along on our event page for more details and updates.

Saturday, 3pm – 10pm

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