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    Secret Stages

    Presented by Secret City Productions at Downtown Loft District, Birmingham

    July 31 - August 2, 2015

    Secret Stages is a two-day walking music festival that takes place in downtown Birmingham, AL on the first weekend of August. For two nights a diverse group of music enthusiasts are treated to around 60 bands performing on the stages of neighborhood establishments. These acts were drawn from the nation, the region, and our own back yard, and all are up-and-coming or buzz-worthy acts on the cusp of making a big ...more


    2nd Annual Alabama Launchpad Innovation Conference Poetry Contest

    Presented by Economic Development Partnership of Alabama (EDPA)

    July 1 - July 31, 2015

    In partnership with Create Birmingham, the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama (EDPA) Foundation is holding a statewide poetry contest. Contestants are asked to submit an original...more

    McCalla Walla Music, Art & Rescue

    at Tannehill State Park, McCalla

    August 1, 2015

    McCalla Walla is a grass-roots festival, the brainchild of McCalla residents looking to gather talented local and regional artists of all genres together for a day of food, fun,...more

    Sci-Fi & Fantasy Festival

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    August 1, 2015

    To wrap up our summer long celebration of all things Sci-Fi and Fantasy, join us for an all-day Sci-Fi and Fantasy Festival!

    - Author programs featuring fantasty author Katherine Harbour...more

    Sci-Fi & Fantasy Festival

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    August 1, 2015

    To wrap up our summer long celebration of all things Sci-Fi and Fantasy, join us for an all-day Sci-Fi and Fantasy Festival! 

    - Author programs featuring fantasy author Katherine...more

    McCalla Walla Festival - Music, Art & Animal Rescue

    Presented by McCalla Walla Festival at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park, Bessemer

    August 1, 2015

    Come dance with us in a field between the Alabama pines as Rollin' In The Hay, Mandi Rae - Music, Brad Shirley Music, Nathan Peek & The New Thread, Heath Green &...more

    Schaeffer Eye Center CityFest

    at Railroad Park, Birmingham

    August 1, 2015

    The Schaeffer Eye Center CityFest will be held on Saturday, August 1 at Railroad Park and feature a phenomenal music lineup including the Grammy Award winning hip hop band, The Roots. Opening for...more

    Kids Ultimate Fitness Challenge - Birmingham

    Presented by All-Star Active at UAB Campus Green, Birmingham

    August 8, 2015

    The Kids Ultimate Fitness Challenge—held at UAB Campus Green has been re-scheduled to Saturday, August 8th, from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm.  

    The Kids Ultimate Fitness...more

    Fantabulous Summer Art Sale

    Presented by Naked Art Gallery at Naked Art Gallery, Birmingham

    July 17 - August 8, 2015

    From 10% up to 50% on art!

    Sale starts with a reception on Friday July 17th in coordination with Third Friday, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm. 

    Guest bartenders: Sidewalk Film...more

    Southern Traveler Swing and Shag

    Presented by Rhythm N Motion at Hilton Birmingham Perimeter Park, Birmingham

    August 7 - August 9, 2015

    Southern Traveler Swing and Shag

    www.BamaDance.com

    Aug 7-9, 2015

    Birmingham/Hoover, Alabama

    affordable weekend of social dancing and workshops

    Hilton Hotel...more

    4th Annual Habitat Dragon Boat Festival

    Presented by Gadsden-Etowah Habitat for Humanity

    August 15, 2015

    4th Annual Habitat Dragon Boat Festival. Teams of 20 paddlers race on the Coosa River in an authentic 46' long Chinese dragon boat.The race course is 250 meters and each team races at least twice....more

    Babypalooza Baby & Maternity Expo

    Presented by Babypalooza at Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC) Exhibition Halls, Birmingham

    August 15, 2015

    New, expectant, and hopeful parents don't miss the BlueCross BlueShield of Alabama Babypalooza Tour as it comes to Birmingham. The expo...more

    High Five Fest Four with Jesse Payne, Quadrajets

    Presented by Saturn Birmingham at Saturn Birmingham, Birmingham

    August 15, 2015

    High Five Fest Four with Jesse Payne, Quadrajets
    with guests The Whitey Herzogs, Null, Pen Pals, Feather Canyon, Nerves Baddington

    Buffalo. Harmony and balance. Purification...more

    Summer Film Series at the Alabama Theatre

    Presented by Alabama Theatre at Alabama Theatre, Birmingham

    June 12 - August 16, 2015

    Join us for the 2015 Summer Film Series! There will be a sing-along and Mighty Wurlitzer performance before each film.


    June 12 - Monty Python and the Holy Grail, 7pm
    June...more

    Greater Birmingham Festival of Hope

    Presented by Greater Birmingham Festival of Hope at UAB Bartow Arena, Birmingham

    August 14 - August 16, 2015

    Don't miss this LIVE event with Kirk Franklin, the Newsboys, Lacey from Flyleaf, Michael W. Smith, Tasha Cobbs and many others! Plus, Franklin Graham will deliver a powerful message following...more

    Sweet Home Brews

    Presented by Ronald McDonald House Young Leadership Board at Railroad Park, Birmingham

    August 16, 2015

    Join us for craft brews, music, and food trucks at Railroad Park on Sunday August 16th from 1:00 – 5:00.

    Patrons will have an opportunity to participate in a beer tasting from...more

    1st Annual Birmingham Zine Fest Kick-off & Zine Reading

    Presented by Continental Bakery Downtown at Continental Bakery Downtown, Birmingham

    August 21, 2015

    "The 1st Annual Birmingham Zine Fest kicks off at Continental Bakery Downtown with a night of reading and performances from zine makers, poets, performers and more from Alabama, Tennessee and...more

    Beer, Bands & Bullies

    Presented by Bama Bully Rescue at Avondale Brewing Company, Birmingham

    August 22, 2015

    Our 5th Annual Beer Bands & Bullies is almost here! Are you ready? We are!! Here's the line up we have for you:

    Special Sets by:
    DJ LeeJ & the Mad Hatter Dance...more

    Sidewalk Film Festival Opening Night Film: Raiders

    Presented by Sidewalk Film Festival at Alabama Theatre, Birmingham

    August 28, 2015

    In 1982, in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, Chris Strompolos, eleven, asked Eric Zala, twelve, a question: “Would you like to help me do a remake Raiders of the Lost Ark? I’m playing Indiana...more

    Burningham Birmingham 9 & Fire Ant Film Fest (FAFF)

    Presented by Burningham Birmingham

    August 29 - August 30, 2015

    Burningham Birmingham is a family friendly burning man style event. All ages, abilities, and gender identities welcome. Our 9th annual celebration of Art, Music, and Dance welcomes the...more

    Twoadays

    Presented by Joe's Crab Shack

    May 3 - August 31, 2015

    Twoadays

    $2.00 Drinks and appetizers

    All day, every Tuesday

    Open from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m everyday

    $2.00...more

    STEM Program Launch Party

    Presented by Highlands School

    September 1, 2015

    Please join us as we launch our new STEM program at Highlands School.   As part of our Highlands 21 initiative--with a focus on 21st century learning--we have enhanced our curriculum to...more

    City of Jasper, Al Foothills Festival

    Presented by City of Jasper, Alabama and City of Jasper: Public Works Department

    September 11 - September 12, 2015

    Sister Hazel to Headline Free Festival

    JASPER, AL – The City of Jasper, AL will be hosting its annual Foothills Festival with headliner, Sister Hazel. The Foothills Festival is a free...more

    Magic City Steel

    Presented by Naked Art Gallery at Naked Art Gallery, Birmingham

    August 21 - September 19, 2015

    “Magic City Steel” by Rodney Lawley and Reuben Halpern

    Opening receptions:
    ~ Friday August 21st, 5:00 - 9:00 pm. 
    In coordination with Third Friday
    Guest...more

    Saint George Middle Eastern Food Festival

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

    September 17 - September 19, 2015

    Underneath a huge white tent, the parish of Saint George Melkite Catholic Church will host its 34th Annual Middle Eastern Food Festival. With homemade Middle Eastern Food, live music and dance,...more

    12th Annual Oktoberfest

    Presented by Moody Area Chamber of Commerce at Moody City Park, Moody

    October 3, 2015

    12th Annual Oktoberfest 2015 – Saturday, October 3, 2015 – which will include lots of family fun at Moody City Park including Football Games on the Big Screen TV at Aarons Tailgate Party, Arts...more

    11th Annual Barber Vintage Festival presented by Triumph Dealers of North America

    Presented by Bruno Event Team at Barber Motorsports Park, Leeds

    October 9 - October 11, 2015

    The 11th Annual Barber Vintage Festival presented by Triumph Dealers of North America returns to Barber Motorsports Park on October 9 - 11, 2015! Come on out to the beautiful Barber...more

    Heritage Festival

    Presented by Jefferson Christian Academy at Jefferson Christian Academy, Birmingham

    October 17, 2015

    Families can enjoy a variety of entertainment such as carnival rides, huge inflatables, live music, arts and crafts vendors, informational booths, several food choices, great values in the silent...more

    Warrior Day 2015

    Presented by Regional Library & Arts Center (RLAC)

    October 31, 2015

    "...small towns evoke the best of what Southerners are as a culture. They're places with a beating heart, where tradition is the lifeblood, a helping hand is a given, and neighbors gather on front...more

    Fall into Folklife Symposium and Expo

    Presented by Alabama Folklife Association at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    November 12 - November 14, 2015

    Alabama Folklife Association's special annual meeting this year will be a Symposium and Expo in Birmingham, Alabama, Nov. 12-14, 2015.

    Thursday night, Nov. 12 at 5:30 p.m. a reception with...more

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