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    BAAMfest!, the Avondale Music & Art Festival

    Presented by BAAMfest!

    August 15 - August 17, 2014

    The 5th Annual Birmingham Arts and Music Festival (BAAMfest!) is proud to present the Avondale Music & Art Festival. The 2014 event kicks off August 15-17 in the Avondale Park and Business District, and aims to offer patrons of all ages an unforgettable musical and cultural arts experience! Join us in emerging Avondale for more than 25 live performances, short films, artistic work created by area youth, ...more


    Lakeshore's Amazing Race

    Presented by Lakeshore Foundation

    July 26, 2014

    Modeled after the popular show, The Amazing Race, teams of four will be assembled representing a variety of age groups and affiliations. Teams will “race” throughout Lakeshore...more

    Bart's Art Cart: Super Scrolls

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art

    July 5 - July 26, 2014

    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!

    In July, we will extend the colors...more

    Christmas in July

    Presented by Oak Mountain State Park at Oak Mountain State Park

    July 26, 2014

    Who says we have to wait until December for Christmas? Let's celebrate it in July. Come out to the Campground Pavilion where we will make some ornaments and other Christmas crafts.


    Shrek the Musical

    Presented by Leeds Theatre and Arts Center at Leeds Theatre and Arts Center

    July 11 - July 27, 2014

    SHREK THE MUSICAL, based on the Oscar winning DreamWorks film that started it all, brings the hilarious story of everyone’s favorite ogre to dazzling new life on the stage. In a faraway...more

    Thy Kingdom Come Dance Concert

    Presented by Briarwood Ballet at Briarwood Presbyterian Church

    July 27, 2014

    Briarwood Ballet of Birmingham, AL presents “Thy Kingdom Come”, an inspiring evening dance concert event featuring professional, nationally known dancers from Hosanna Sacred Arts and...more

    Family Yoga

    Presented by Whole Foods Market Birmingham

    July 28, 2014

     We've teamed up with Villager Yoga to bring you a FREE Family Yoga Class! Bring your water bottle and a mat or towel, and join us for this family...more

    Back to School Celebration/ Painting a Community Mural

    Presented by Homecoming Coffee & Gifts at Homecoming Coffee & Gift Shop

    August 2, 2014

    Homecoming Café and the community is sponsoring a Back to school celebration for families. Free food, drinks and plenty of music. We will be painting a large mural on our building in the...more

    Tragic City Rollers vs. Red River Sirens of Clarksville, TN

    Presented by Tragic City Rollers at Zamora Shrine Temple

    August 9, 2014

    Come check out your local roller derby team and witness our hard-hittin' final bout of the season as the Tragic City All-Stars take on Red River Sirens of Clarksville, TN. Full...more

    Baby Steps Memorial Run

    Presented by Children's of Alabama at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park

    August 9, 2014

    The Baby Steps Memorial Run is an event that allows grieving families and their friends to come together to remember their loved ones in a supportive, caring environment. The Amelia center is a...more

    Kidfest

    Presented by Belk

    August 9, 2014

    Does your child dream of becoming a model? They can be the star of the show at Belk Riverchase's Kidfest on Saturday, August 9 from Noon - 3:00 PM. Join us for a back to school fashion show...more

    LOVE Carnival

    Presented by Knesseth Israel Congregation

    August 10, 2014

    Enjoy the last week of summer at the first annual LOVE Carnival!  Rides! Food! Games! Something for everyone! Family friendly!


    Movies in the Park

    Presented by Fultondale Arts Council at Black Creek Park, Fultondale

    July 1 - August 12, 2014

    We will be showing a series of free family movies in July and August at Black Creek Park 

    • July 1: Monsters U 
    • July 8: The Nut...more

    Bart’s Books: I, Doko

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art

    August 16, 2014

    Bart’s Books is a storytelling program for children ages 4-7. Bart selects a new book and related work of art each month that he thinks kids will enjoy.

    This month, Bart has selected...more

    Homewood Library Foundation Block Party!

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library

    August 16, 2014

    The Homewood Library Foundation Board is hosting a First Annual “Block Party” Fundraiser. Tickets go on sale July 21st in the Homewood Public Library Adult Services Department....more

    Run for One 5K

    Presented by Lifeline Children's Services at Veterans Park - Hoover

    August 16, 2014

    The R(un) for One 5K and 1 mile Fun R(un) is an event for the whole family! You will loop through the scenic Veteran’s Park cross-country course where you’ll pass by ponds and through...more

    CDF Community Fest

    Presented by Children's Dance Foundation and Children's Dance Foundation at Children's Dance Foundation

    August 17, 2014

    CDF Community Fest is a FREE event, and everyone in the community is invited!

    Activities are indoors and outdoors at our Community Arts Center in...more

    Montevallo Farmers' Market

    Presented by Montevallo Chamber of Commerce

    June 2 - August 18, 2014

    Montevallo's Farmers' Market will begin on June 2, convening every Monday until August 18. Come see us in the parking lot behind First Baptist Church (660 Main Street) from 3:00 - 6:00 PM...more

    Summer Dance 2014

    Presented by The Stevan Grebel Center for Dance and Alabama Youth Ballet Company (AYBC)

    June 2 - August 22, 2014

    Grebel Dance will host its Summer Programs for ages 3 and up. A variety of classes are designed for different levels and are taught by a team of talented instructors. There are many things to do...more

    Birmingham Restaurant Week

    Presented by Birmingham Restaurant Week

    August 15 - August 24, 2014

    Known as Birmingham’s premier dining-out event, BRW will again celebrate the city’s acclaimed culinary culture by offering incentives for Birmingham-area residents to revisit their...more

    16th Annual Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival

    Presented by Sidewalk Film Festival at Alabama Theatre

    August 22 - August 24, 2014

    Sidewalk 2014 will take place in the Theatre District of Downtown Birmingham on August 22, 23 and 24. The Alabama Moving Image Association was created to inspire, encourage and support films and...more

    Family Tour: What does a Warrior Wear?

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art

    August 26, 2014

    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...more

    Burningham Redux 8: Fire Ant Film Fest (FAFF)

    August 30, 2014

    If you attend 1 festival this year make it AUDEMUS. Or burn with us at the PIONEER campground in Oak Mtn State Park. We burn the man at nightfall Saturday Aug 30. 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm.


    Bart’s Art Cart: Folded Foil Fun!

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art

    August 2 - August 30, 2014

    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!

    In August, we will head to the...more

    Magic Chromacity

    Presented by Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Center and UAB Department of Art & Art History at Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Center

    August 28 - September 5, 2014

    In the first joint project for UAB’s Cultural Corridor, the Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center, the Department of Art and Art History and the new Abroms-Engel Institute for the...more

    Southern Samurai

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art

    September 6, 2014

    Samurai, armor, swords, and more! Join Bart and our samurai armor to celebrate the exhibition, Lethal Beauty. Taste tea, make art, and celebrate samurai and Japanese culture.


    4th Annual Casting for the Cure

    Presented by Casting for the Cure

    September 6, 2014

    Casting for a Cure is a local fundraising event to benefit The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer 3-Day. Casting for a Cure is a family friendly fishing tournament open to all. The tournament will be...more

    Foothills Festival

    Presented by City of Jasper: Public Works Department

    September 12 - September 13, 2014

    The Foothills Festival is a free music festival in the heart of downtown Jasper brought to you by the City of Jasper. Named for Jasper being in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, this...more

    Saint George Middle Eastern Food Festival

    Presented by Saint George Melkite Catholic Church at St. George Melkite Greek Catholic Church

    September 18 - September 20, 2014

    This year, Saint George will celebrate its 33rd annual Middle Eastern Food Festival. Food will be served all day, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10:30 am to 9:00 pm. Downtown...more

    Bart’s Art Cart: Native American Necklaces

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art

    September 13 - September 27, 2014

    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!

    Grind your own shell to create a...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

    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

    Family Tour: Serve It Up!

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art

    September 2 - October 28, 2014

    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...more

    Brian White Day

    Presented by Amazing Grace Girls

    November 1, 2014

    The Amazing Grace Girls are organizing an event for Brian White and his mom to raise funds for a wheelchair accessible van.  Brian has cerebral palsy.  The City of Sylacauga...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

    A Southern Christmas Bazaar

    Presented by Alabaster-Pelham Rotary Club at Pelham Civic Complex & Ice Arena

    November 1 - November 2, 2014

    More than 50 merchants from Alabama and surrounding states will participate in this premier shopping event. Shoppers will enjoy a wide variety of unique Christmas themed items. Merchants are...more

    Fall Festival & Silent Auction

    Presented by Episcopal Place

    November 8, 2014

    Fall Festival & Silent Auction will be a fun event to raise funds for Episcopal Place (EP) Residence Association to provide quality of life activities through the coming year. Contact the...more

    Blue Light Special Art Show

    Presented by Cahaba Clayworks and Cahaba Clayworks at Cahaba Clayworks and Earthborn Studios

    December 13 - December 14, 2014

    Celebrating its 26th anniversary, this unique event embraces the imperfect or flawed ‘seconds’ that never see the light of commerce, as well as the best each artist has to offer....more

    Wednesday Night Studio Night

    Presented by PaperWorkers Local

    June 25 - December 17, 2014

    Every Wednesday night Paperworkers Local will be hosting an Open Studio for making art, discussing art, group projects and generally building community. Occasionally we might even take a field...more

    Annual Community Kwanzaa

    Presented by Birmingham Civil Rights Institute at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

    December 30, 2014

    Join the spirit of family and community with its annual Kwanzaa program. The event kicks off with a hands-on workshop at 5:00 pm in the Abraham L. Woods Community Meeting Room. The community...more

    6th Annual Bob Sykes Bbq and Blues Festival

    Presented by Bob Sykes Bbq and Blues Festival

    May 30, 2015

    Get ready for the 6th Annual Bob Sykes Bbq and Blues Festival! The event will take place at the beautiful DeBardeleben Park located in Historic downtown  Bessemer, Alabama. It's a...more

    Earth Fare Burgers for Bucks

    Presented by Earth Fare -

    May 26, 2013 - on going

    Burgers for Bucks at Earth Fare Birmingham

     Come grill out with Earth Fare every Sunday from 12-3 pm! Enjoy $3 burgers and veggie burgers and $1.50 sides! Your family is better than...more

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