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    Alabama Splash Adventure

    Presented by Splash Adventure Waterpark at Alabama's Splash Adventure Waterpark

    May 17 - September 1, 2014

    Alabama’s greatest water adventure! Create water fun your way, whether it’s relaxing by the wave pool and enjoying the lazy river or amping up the excitement with monster slides, Wipeout Adventure Course, Mist-ical Maze, Zip Line and more! Experience special events throughout the season

    Splash Adventure opens for the 2014 season on May 17.

    Free Parking!
    Free Sunscreen!
    Free ...more


    Ridge-2-Ridge Trail Race

    Presented by Mountain High Outfitters at the Summit at Oak Mountain State Park

    September 6, 2014

    The race will start with a long climb up the Yellow/White connector, then follow the red bike trail south to the aid station located on the Red Trail where the Green Trail splits off heading over...more

    The J's Informal Bike Time-Trial Series

    Presented by Levite Jewish Community Center at Levite Jewish Community Center

    August 26 - September 9, 2014

    OPEN TO ALL CYCLISTS 

    It's you against the clock for these fun events utilizing one of birmingham's best wooded mountain bike/hiking trails. The Series gives you the...more

    Southeastern Outings Kayak/Canoe Trip on Tallapoosa River nr. Heflin, AL

    Presented by Southeastern Outings

    September 13, 2014

    The section we will paddle is relatively easy with no classified rapids. This is a scenic stretch of river located in a very rural area. Forty-four SEO people participated in this very popular...more

    Southeastern Outings Four-Mile Moonlight Night Walk

    Presented by Southeastern Outings

    September 14, 2014

    Join friendly folks on an easy four-mile walk on a full moonlit night on the Hillsboro Trail in Helena, Alabama. This smooth trail is wide, paved and with only a few short hills. On this...more

    Southeastern Outings Canoe/Kayak and Potluck Picnic Lunch at Oak Mountain State Park

    Presented by Southeastern Outings

    September 20, 2014

    Southeastern Outings Potluck Picnic Lunch, Afternoon Canoe and Kayak or Afternoon Dayhike Outing

    Where: Lower Fishing Lake, Oak Mountain State Park, located at the back entrance to the...more

    Paws for the Cause 5K/1 Mile/Kids Fun Run

    Presented by The Animal League of Birmingham at Veterans Park - Hoover

    September 20, 2014

    The Animal League of Birmingham once again is hosting Paws for the Cause, a dog-friendly 5K race and fun run. 

    Participants can save a few dollars and...more

    Autumn at Moss Rock Preserve

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    September 27, 2014

    With the golden light and plants revealing their fall color, autumn is a beautiful time of the year to visit Moss Rock Preserve. One of the most fascinating natural areas in the Birmingham region,...more

    Southeastern Outings Dayhike on the Chief Ladiga Trail

    Presented by Southeastern Outings

    September 27, 2014

    Join friendly folks on an easy six to seven-mile dayhike and picnic on the Chief Ladiga Trail east of Piedmont, Alabama. Walk on Alabama’s first extended rails-to-trails conversion route on...more

    Southeastern Outings 28-mile bicycle ride on the Chief Ladiga Trail

    Presented by Southeastern Outings

    September 27, 2014

    Join friendly folks for a 28-mile bicycle ride on the Chief Ladiga Trail in the Piedmont, Alabama area. Ride on Alabama’s first extended rails-to-trails...more

    Boulevard Blast 5K in Historic Norwood

    Presented by Norwood Resource Center

    September 27, 2014

    The Boulevard Blast 5K in Historic Norwood benefits the Norwood Resource Center, a community-based 501(c)3 organization founded in 2001 as a grassroots initiative with the mission to provide...more

    Head Over Teal 5K & Family Fun Day

    Presented by Laura Crandall Brown Ovarian Cancer Foundation

    September 27, 2014

    Head Over Teal is a family friendly event consisting of a 5k Run that begins at 8:00 a.m. and a 1 mile fun walk immediately following. Participants will enjoy local ale from Good People Brewery,...more

    23rd Annual Magic City AIDS Walk

    Presented by Birmingham AIDS Outreach at Avondale Park--Birmingham Park and Recreation Board

    September 28, 2014

    The 23rd Annual Magic City AIDS Walk is produced and managed by Birmingham AIDS Outreach. This year's event will be at Avondale Park at 3:00 pm with the Step-Off at 5:00 pm. The event is...more

    Cahaba River Fry-Down

    Presented by Cahaba River Society at Trussville Springs

    September 28, 2014

    Join the Cahaba River Fry-Down for fun, friends and a good ole' fashioned fish fry!

    Learn more about the relationship between water quality and the health of humans and aquatic life...more

    Auto Racing at Shelby County Speedway

    Presented by Shelby County Speedway at Shelby County Speedway

    May 24 - October 4, 2014

    Classes: Pre Stock/Hogg, Thunder, Buzz, Super Pony, Street/Hobby and and Open Wheel classes


    6th Annual Birmingham VisionWalk

    Presented by Foundation Fighting Blindness at Homewood Central Park

    October 4, 2014

    The Annual Birmingham VisionWalk is held each year to benefit the work of the Foundation Fighting Blindness, which funds sight-saving research for people with blinding retinal diseases. This...more

    11th Annual Oktoberfest

    Presented by Moody Area Chamber of Commerce at Moody City Park

    October 4, 2014

    11th Annual Oktoberfest 2014 – Saturday, October 4, 2014 – which will include lots of family fun at Moody City Park including Football Games in the Big Screen TV at Aarons Tailgate...more

    Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW) Workshop

    Presented by Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources at Alabama 4-H Center

    October 3 - October 5, 2014

    BOW is a three day workshop designed for women ages 18 years or older. The workshop offers hands-on instruction in a fun and non-threatening learning environment. Participants choose from over 50...more

    4th Annual Magic City Mile and The Bell Center Festival

    Presented by The Bell Center for Early Intervention Programs

    October 5, 2014

    The 4th Annual Magic City Mile is a one mile fun run through SoHo square in Homewood, ending with The Bell Center Festival. The Magic City Mile is a kick-off weekend to begin training for the...more

    Sparks of Insanity

    Presented by Sparks of Insanity

    October 3 - October 5, 2014

    Custom Car, Truck, and Bike Show benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project!

    Get your ride clean with Sparkles Detail LLC!
    ...more

    Southeastern Outings Dayhike, Canoe, Kayak, Cookout, Bicycle, Car Camp

    Presented by Southeastern Outings at McDonald's across from the Galleria

    October 4 - October 5, 2014

    Paul Grist State Park is one of the state’s most uncrowded, yet scenic state parks containing hills, forests, fields and a large, beautiful, tree-lined lake.

    Dayhikes...more

    Introduction to Native Plant Conservation (core)

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    October 11, 2014

     This course is a general introduction to plant conservation, focusing particularly on Alabama plants. We will cover a broad set of topics, including rarity ranking systems, invasive species,...more

    2nd Annual Family Fun Run and 10K Ruck Challenge

    Presented by National Veterans Day at Veterans Park - Hoover

    October 11, 2014

    We are growing our sponsors list now and working to fill our “goody bag” for each competitor, which will include a race T-shirt and more! The winning Ruck Challenge teams will be...more

    Southeastern Outings Dayhike in Oak Mountain State Park

    Presented by Southeastern Outings and Oak Mountain State Park

    October 12, 2014

    Enjoy a moderate 4 mile walk in the woodlands near Birmingham on a Sunday afternoon. This is an excellent outing for introducing your friends to Southeastern Outings and for making new friends who...more

    Auto Racing at Talladega Short Track

    Presented by Talladega Short Track at Talladega Short Track

    May 24 - October 18, 2014

    Track Facts:  1/3 mile high banked (18°) red clay oval with 400 ft. straightaways.  The track has won National and Regional awards, including the North American Racing Insurance...more

    Fresh Start 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run

    Presented by West Homewood Farmer's Market at West Homewood Farmers Market

    October 18, 2014

    The West Homewood Farmer's Market is sponsoring our 2nd annual "Fresh Start 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run" on October 18th. The race will start at the market (160 Oxmoor Road, Homewood, AL...more

    Southeastern Outings Dayhike along the shore of Lake Martin

    Presented by Southeastern Outings

    October 18, 2014

    The Deadening Trail is among the most scenic and diverse hiking trails in Alabama. The cliffs of the Tallapoosa, the Needles Eye, and Lichen and Jasmine Bluffs are just a few of the unusual and...more

    Southeastern Outings Dayhike in Red Mountain Park

    Presented by Southeastern Outings

    October 19, 2014

    Would it excite you to hear that Birmingham has secured a recreational, public park space in excess of 1,200 acres—an area larger than New York's Central Park? Could you, your friends...more

    Helena 10 and Under Junior Team Tennis League

    Presented by 10 and Under Tennis Birmingham

    September 15 - October 20, 2014

     The 10 and Under Birmingham non-age eligible* junior team tennis league is here!! This league is for BEGINNERS who are between the ages of 7 and 10 years old. The league will run for six...more

    George Ward Park 10 and Under Junior Team Tennis League

    Presented by 10 and Under Tennis Birmingham at George Ward Park Tennis Center

    September 17 - October 22, 2014

    The George Ward Park 10 and under junior team tennis league will take place every Wednesday from 6 to 7:30pm for six weeks beginning September 17th and ending October 22nd.

    Birmingham...more

    Alabama’s Amazing Ecology (core)

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    October 25, 2014

     With sixty-four types of terrestrial ecosystems shaped by an unusual climate and rich geological history, Alabama's native plants number nearly 3,000 species. They are an important part...more

    Railroad Park's Get Healthy CRUNK FITNESS

    Presented by Railroad Park at Railroad Park

    March 3 - October 27, 2014

    Crunk Fitness, 6:00 pm Monday nights at Railroad Park, is a fun, high-energy, hip-hop dance workout for all levels. It involves a combination of basic aerobics movements and funky hip-hop dance...more

    Railroad Park's Get Healthy Bootcamp

    Presented by Railroad Park at Railroad Park

    March 4 - October 28, 2014

    Bootcamp, 6:00 pm Tuesdays at Railroad Park, is the class you will love to hate. By using just your body weight this workout routine will help tone your muscles, build your endurance, and boost...more

    Railroad Park's Get Healthy on the Railroad - ZUMBA

    Presented by Railroad Park at Railroad Park

    March 5 - October 29, 2014

    Zumba at Railroad Park is a Latin inspired dance fitness class. It blends easy Latin dance moves with aerobic steps. The class is fun, energizing, and easy to follow.

    GET HEALTHY...more

    Railroad Park's Get Healthy on the Railroad - YOGA

    Presented by Railroad Park at Railroad Park

    March 6 - October 30, 2014

    Yoga is a form of exercise that strengthens and tones the body. It promotes balance and flexibility, and quiets the mind. Yoga is for the beginning as well as advanced student.

    GET HEALTHY...more

    Railroad Park's Get Healthy HAPPY FEET FRIDAYS

    Presented by Railroad Park at Railroad Park

    March 7 - October 31, 2014

    Happy Feet Fridays-Get your feet moving in the right direction with a 60-minute low to high impact walk/run course designed to wake up, shape up, or maintain the inner athlete in your. Happy Feet...more

    Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes

    Presented by American Diabetes Association Alabama at UAB Campus Green

    November 1, 2014

    We Step Out to do our part to Stop Diabetes! Participants are changing the future and making a positive impact in the lives of those who are affected by diabetes.

    Step Out participants are...more

    Vulcan Run 10K

    Presented by Birmingham Track Club at Linn Park

    November 8, 2014

    Welcome to the 2014 edition of the Vulcan Run, the 2014 Alabama RRCA 10K State Championship! This is the 40th running of this Birmingham classic 10K. What started as...more

    Dirt Dash 5K Fun Run/Family Walk

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    November 15, 2014

    Run the great trails of The Gardens and support the #1 Free Attraction in Alabama.

    More information will be announced soon

     


    Family Yoga Series

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    September 3 - November 19, 2014

    Enjoy this unique opportunity for healthy fun with the family in the gardens. These classes encourage kids and families to explore and develop mind, body and being as they learn and practice...more

    Drag Racing at Holiday Raceway

    Presented by Holiday Raceway at Holiday Raceway

    March 15 - November 20, 2014

    Open Track Thursdays, Bracket Racing, Pro Mods, Footbrake, Junior Dragster, and more. See website for complete schedule.


    Magic City Half Marathon & 5K

    Presented by Magic City Half Marathon & 5K at Regions Field

    November 23, 2014

    The 4th annual Magic City Half Marathon Weekend promises to be the biggest ever! With a change in venue to Regions Field – home of the 2013 Southern League Champion Birmingham Barons –...more

    Tuesday Night Trail Run

    Presented by Alabama Outdoors at Red Mountain Park

    March 11 - November 25, 2014

    Beginning next Tuesday, March 11th, Alabama Outdoors begins our third season of group trail runs at Red Mountain Park on Tuesday evenings.

    Do you long to feel the good earth under your...more

    Great Southern Gun & Knife Show

    Presented by Great Southern Gun & Knife Shows, LLC at Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC) Arena and Exhibition Halls

    November 29 - November 30, 2014

    Ernie and Helen Bean of Great Southern Gun & Knife Shows, LLC have been in business 30 years producing high-quality shows that are consistently well attended by the public. Our hallmark of...more

    Dirty Thursdee Mountain Bike Ride

    Presented by Birmingham Urban Mountain Pedalers at Oak Mountain State Park

    August 7 - December 25, 2014

    Join us for Dirty Thursdee NIGHT, a co-ed group mountain bike ride at Oak Mountain. Intermediate to advanced skill levels are recommended due to night-riding conditions, pace, and mileage. The...more

    Chief Ladiga/Silver Comet Trail

    Presented by Chief Ladiga/Silver Comet Trail

    August 3, 2011 - on going

    The Chief Ladiga and Silver Comet travel over 100 miles when combined, and form the longest paved trail in America. Both trails are non-motorized and are great for walking, bicycling,...more

    Moss Rock Preserve

    Presented by Moss Rock Preserve at Moss Rock Preserve

    November 8, 2011 - on going

    A perfect balance of nature and community, Moss Rock Preserve is a beautiful 250 acre nature preserve abundant with trees and plants, rock outcroppings, streams, waterfalls, wildlife and other...more

    BBG Treasure Map

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    August 17, 2010 - on going

    Birmingham Botanical Gardens is Alabama's largest living museum with more than 10,000 different plants in its living collections. The Gardens' 67.5 acres contains 25+ unique gardens, 30+ works of...more

    Bama Belle

    at Bama Belle

    September 27, 2011 - on going

     TAKING A CRUISE ON THE BAMA BELLE - enjoy Dinner cruises, sunset cruises, private party charters, special cruises.

    General Information ...more

    Ruffner Mountain Nature Center

    Presented by Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve at Ruffner Mountain Nature Center

    December 19, 2011 - on going

    History and Background
    Ruffner Mountain Nature Coalition, Inc., a 501 ( c ) 3 non profit organization, founded in 1977 operates as the Ruffner Mountain Nature Center. From...more

    Red Mountain Park

    Presented by Red Mountain Park at Red Mountain Park

    April 25, 2012 - on going

     

    Red Mountain Park consists of more than 1,200 acres, stretching four-and-a-half miles between the cities of Homewood and Bessemer, along the ridges and hollows of the mountain from...more

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