Friday Five: Top Picks for Weekend Fun May 24th – 27th

Top picks for Weekend fun this Memorial Day Weekend!

  • After Hours on the Plaza at Hoover Public Library

We have a great selection of board games available but you are welcome to bring your favorite to share. Our friends at East 59 Vintage Cafe will be there for all of your hunger needs

Friday, 7pm

  • SEC Baseball Tournament at the Hoover Met Stadium

Catch some of the nation’s best baseball as the top teams battle it out for the 2019 SEC Baseball Tournament title May 21-26 at the Hoover Metropolitan Stadium. Find family-friendly fun for all ages at the FanFest, free to the public and open every day of the tournament. Learn more at

Friday, Saturday and Sunday

  • Salsa Showdown at Cahaba Brewing

Eat all the chips, salsa, queso, guac, and specialty dips you can from local restaurants and vendors! Vote for your favorites to crown this year’s champion! Watch your most daring friends embarrass themselves in our hot pepper eating contest!

Saturday, 2pm – 6pm

  • Memorial Day Weekend at the Birmingham Zoo

Spend your Memorial Day weekend at the Birmingham Zoo! Splash in the fountains, take a ride on the Red Diamond Express train* and Protective Life carousel*, enjoy Wildlife Shows and experience all the Zoo has to offer. In honor of Memorial Day weekend, the Zoo is giving FREE admission to veterans as well as all active and retired military and their dependents. Bring your proof of military service (military ID card, dependent ID card, driver’s license, etc.) to take part in all the fun the Zoo has to offer.
*Additional cost

Saturday, May 25 – 9am-6pm
Sunday, May 26 – 9am-6pm
Monday, May 27 – 9am-5pm

  • Memorial Day at American Village

Visit American Village for Alabama’s Bicentennial Year Memorial Day. It will be a day of veteran salutes and family-friendly fun from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Monday, 10:30am

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