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    Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

    Presented by Birmingham Civil Rights Institute at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Birmingham

    Ongoing

    The mission of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) is to promote civil and human rights worldwide through education. BCRI presents an in-depth look at the Civil Rights Movement through time, from before the movement's inception through today’s international struggle for universal human rights. BCRI is more than just a museum; it is a place of research, a teaching facility and an acknowledged learning ...more


    Movies at Avondale Park: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

    Presented by Forest Park South Avondale Business Association at Crestwood Park, Birmingham

    June 27, 2017

    Phone home and tell family and friends to join us for Movies at Avondale Park presented by Wells Fargo on Tuesday, June 27 for a showing of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial in Crestwood Park. Lay out a...more

    Tannehill Independence Day Festival

    Presented by Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park, Bessemer

    July 1, 2017

    Outside event.


    Jazz in the Park

    Presented by Magic City Smooth Jazz at Ensley Park and Recreation Center, Birmingham

    July 2, 2017

    Each summer, MCSJ presents JAZZ IN THE PARK, a series of free performances in various local parks. Local Alabama jazz musicians open for headlining acts, thereby providing a platform for them to...more

    Jazz in the Park

    Presented by Magic City Smooth Jazz at Kelly Ingram Park, Birmingham

    July 4, 2017

    Each summer, MCSJ presents JAZZ IN THE PARK, a series of free performances in various local parks. Local Alabama jazz musicians open for headlining acts, thereby providing a platform for them to...more

    Thunder on the Mountain 2017

    Presented by Vulcan Park and Museum at Five Points South, Birmingham

    July 4, 2017

    For decades, Thunder on the Mountain has been hailed as one of the largest and most extravagant Independence Day traditions in the state of Alabama—and this year will be no exception. On...more

    Antique Engine and Tractor Show

    Presented by Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park, Bessemer

    July 8, 2017

    All types of antique tractors, engines and cars.

    Outside event


    Jazz in the Park

    Presented by Magic City Smooth Jazz at Helena Amphitheater, Helena

    July 9, 2017

    Each summer, MCSJ presents JAZZ IN THE PARK, a series of free performances in various local parks. Local Alabama jazz musicians open for headlining acts, thereby providing a platform for them to...more

    Movies at Avondale Park: Hook

    Presented by Forest Park South Avondale Business Association at Crestwood Park, Birmingham

    July 9, 2017

    Get hooked at Movies at Avondale Park presented by Wells Fargo on Sunday, July 9 with a showing of Hook in Crestwood Park. Lay out a blanket or plop down a lawn chair with family and friends and...more

    Southeastern Outings Short Hike and Glorious, Long Swim

    Presented by Southeastern Outings

    July 15, 2017

    Strenuous walk through the woods and down a short, but very steep hill in DeSoto State Park to the huge pool which many of you have seen from above when at DeSoto Falls.  We’ll be swimming...more

    Jazz in the Park

    Presented by Magic City Smooth Jazz at Wiggins Park & Recreation Center, Birmingham

    July 16, 2017

    Each summer, MCSJ presents JAZZ IN THE PARK, a series of free performances in various local parks. Local Alabama jazz musicians open for headlining acts, thereby providing a platform for them to...more

    Jazz House Poetry

    Presented by WordSpeak Literary Entertainment / We Are Rtists and REV Birmingham

    June 16, 2016 - July 20, 2017

    There is poetry, painting, opera! There will be amazing drinks (brought by You)!! This is the Ensley Your Grandparents remember.  The Ensley that is Alive with art!  The open mic at the...more

    Art On The Rocks!

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art and Junior Patrons of the Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    July 21, 2017

    From illusionists to contortionists, breakdancing to Bollywood, and pop-up opera to body painting, Art On The Rocks is gearing up to be the most dynamic event of the summer! The...more

    Jazz in the Park

    Presented by Magic City Smooth Jazz at W. C. Patton Park , Birmingham

    July 23, 2017

    Each summer, MCSJ presents JAZZ IN THE PARK, a series of free performances in various local parks. Local Alabama jazz musicians open for headlining acts, thereby providing a platform for them to...more

    Throwback Thursday Kids Club

    Presented by Alabama Theatre at Alabama Theatre, Birmingham

    July 6 - July 27, 2017

    Join us Thursday mornings in July for the Throwback Thursday Kids Club!

    9 a.m.: Kid’s activities, prizes and pre-show fun
    10 a.m.: Sing along with the Mighty Wurlitzer and TBT...more

    Alabama Wildlife Center Summer Day Camp for 1st-6th Graders

    Presented by Alabama Wildlife Center at Alabama Wildlife Center , Pelham

    July 24 - July 28, 2017

    Does your child love animals or enjoy being outdoors surrounded by nature? Is your child a future wildlife biologist or veterinarian who needs a place to develop his or her interests? If your...more

    Jazz in the Park

    Presented by Magic City Smooth Jazz

    July 30, 2017

    Each summer, MCSJ presents JAZZ IN THE PARK, a series of free performances in various local parks. Local Alabama jazz musicians open for headlining acts, thereby providing a platform for them to...more

    Jazz in the Park

    Presented by Magic City Smooth Jazz at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, Birmingham

    August 6, 2017

    Each summer, MCSJ presents JAZZ IN THE PARK, a series of free performances in various local parks. Local Alabama jazz musicians open for headlining acts, thereby providing a platform for them to...more

    Southeastern Outings Beach Party NOT on the Gulf Coast

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

    August 12, 2017

    Enjoy a beach party on a beautiful, fine-grained sand beach in Alabama without having to endure the long drive to and from the Gulf of Mexico.  The area is an extensive sand beach on the...more

    Jazz in the Park

    Presented by Magic City Smooth Jazz at Arlington Antebellum Home and Gardens, Birmingham

    August 13, 2017

    Each summer, MCSJ presents JAZZ IN THE PARK, a series of free performances in various local parks. Local Alabama jazz musicians open for headlining acts, thereby providing a platform for them to...more

    Art On The Rocks!

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art and Junior Patrons of the Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    August 18, 2017

    From illusionists to contortionists, breakdancing to Bollywood, and pop-up opera to body painting, Art On The Rocks is gearing up to be the most dynamic event of the summer! The...more

    Jazz in the Park

    Presented by Magic City Smooth Jazz at DeBardeleben Park in Downtown Historic Bessemer, Bessemer

    August 20, 2017

    Each summer, MCSJ presents JAZZ IN THE PARK, a series of free performances in various local parks. Local Alabama jazz musicians open for headlining acts, thereby providing a platform for them to...more

    Sports Car Club of America

    Presented by Sports Car Club of America at Barber Motorsports Park, Leeds

    August 26 - August 27, 2017

    Barber Motorsports Park is one of the most challenging and fun tracks to drive in the Southeast. Challenge the intense elevation, blind turns, and speed.


    19th Annual Sidewalk Film Festival

    Presented by Sidewalk Film Festival at Sidewalk Film Festival, Birmingham

    August 22 - August 27, 2017

    The 19th Annual Sidewalk Film Festival, a celebration of new independent cinema in downtown Birmingham, is set to take place August 22nd-27th, 2017. Since its debut in 1999, filmmakers from across...more

    Thursdays At Arlington

    Presented by Arlington Historic Home and Gardens at Arlington Antebellum Home and Gardens, Birmingham

    June 1 - August 31, 2017

    Every Thursday in June, July and August the public is invited to have lunch with us. Dine in another century. Built in the 1840s, Arlington prepares delicious Southern gourmet cuisine. Menu varies...more

    Alabama Splash Adventure

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

    May 26 - September 4, 2017

    Alabama Splash Adventure is two theme parks that delivers wet and dry attractions with one low price all in one location. Opening day is May 26, 2017. Miles of slides, thousands of gallons of...more

    26th Annual Labor Day Celebration and Moon Pie Eatin' Contest

    Presented by Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park, Bessemer

    September 4, 2017

    On Labor Day you can participate in Alabama’s largest moon pie eating contest and compete for prize money in both children and adult categories. Across the park, the United Mine Workers hold...more

    Spring Valley Beach

    Presented by Spring Valley Beach at Spring Valley Beach, Blountsville

    May 27 - September 4, 2017

    Spring Valley Beach Waterpark is a family owned and operated waterpark located in Blountsville, Alabama. The water park is approximately 60 minutes north of Birmingham, Alabama right off of...more

    Extreme Weather - IMAX

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    January 20 - September 28, 2017

    Weather is one of the most dynamic forces shaping our planet, but now it’s more extreme and complex than ever. Extreme Weather takes us to the frontlines where few have gone. Travel...more

    Ride the Calera & Shelby RR Train

    Presented by Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum at Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum, Calera

    March 18 - September 30, 2017

    Take a trip back in time as you board vintage railroad coaches restored to their former glory! The Calera & Shelby Railroad runs on a portion of the former L&N Alabama Mineral Railroad,...more

    Alabama Wildlife Center's Owl-O-Ween

    Presented by Alabama Wildlife Center at Alabama Wildlife Center , Pelham

    October 28, 2017

    Owl-O-Ween features children’s activities, games, storytime, owl prowl, live bird of prey shows, and complimentary candy. Meet Alabama's native owls up close, see the world's largest owl...more

    Saturday Souvenir Lunch Train

    Presented by Ozan Winery at Ozan Vineyard and Cellars, Calera

    March 18 - October 31, 2017

    Souvenir Wine Tasting, Gourmet Box Lunch, and Train Excursion


    Under the Big Top: American Art at the Circus

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    June 13 - November 7, 2017

    On May 21, 2017, “The Greatest Show on Earth” will come to an end, when Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus closes after 146 years. Consisting of 11 works of art in a variety of...more

    Homage to the Square: Ten Works by Joseph Albers

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    June 13 - November 7, 2017

    Josef Albers is best known for the hundreds of paintings and prints from his series Homage to the Square, which explores the interaction of colors within a composition of three or four...more

    Afterlife: Asian Art from the Weldon Collection

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    November 4, 2017 - January 28, 2018

    AFTERLIFE: Asian Art from the Weldon Collection journeys across Asia to explore the fascinating role of art in this life and the next. Inspired by the bequest of Henry and June (“Jimmy”)...more

    Pueblo Ceramics

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    February 17, 2017 - March 18, 2018

    A new installation of 19 contemporary Pueblo ceramic objects are on view in the Native American gallery. Pueblo pottery, traditionally made by women, has been integral to Native American...more

    Dream Big - IMAX

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    February 17, 2017 - April 29, 2018

    Leveraging the scale of the giant screen, Dream Big showcases engineering’s impressive impact on our world and our lives. From Dubai’s record-high skyscrapers to bridges soaring through...more

    Southern Thunder: The Legacy of Alabama Auto Racing

    Presented by Vulcan Park and Museum at Vulcan Park and Museum, Birmingham

    June 1, 2017 - December 31, 2018

    Inspired by The Alabama Gang’s influence on auto racing, Vulcan Park and Museum will host its latest Linn-Henley Gallery exhibition starting June 1, 2017 and will run through...more

    Alabama Historical Radio Museum

    Presented by Alabama Historical Radio Museum at Alabama Historical Radio Museum, Birmingham

    Ongoing

    The society was founded in June of 1989 by Don Kresge, a retired General Electric engineer, to provide an opportunity for men and women of all ages to join together and persue their interest in...more

    Alabama Mining Museum

    Presented by Alabama Mining Museum at Alabama Mining Museum, Dora

    Ongoing

    Focusing on the total concept of coal mining in Alabama from 1890 to 1940. In 1984 the Alabama Mining Museum was designated by the Alabama State Senate as "The Official State Coal Mining...more

    Alabama Museum of the Health Sciences - Temporarily Closed

    Presented by Alabama Museum of the Health Sciences at UAB Lister Hill Library, Birmingham

    Ongoing

    The Alabama Museum of the Health Sciences will close at the end of the day on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 for renovations.
    They expect to be closed about 5...more

    Alabama Veterans Memorial

    Presented by Alabama Veterans Memorial Park at Alabama Veterans Memorial, Birmingham

    Ongoing

    The Alabama Veterans Memorial is far more than just a park... It is a message from all Alabamians, recognizing the price of freedom and peace.

    Amid peaceful Alabama woodlands, you can...more

    Bessemer Hall of History

    Presented by Bessemer Hall of History Museum at Bessemer Hall of History , Bessemer

    Ongoing

    The Bessemer Hall of History offers something for everyone. Plan to visit the Hall soon to "relive" the history of the area through photographs, machinery, books and many other...more

    BBG Treasure Map

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    Ongoing

    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

    Oak Hill Cemetery

    Presented by Oak Hill Cemetery at Oak Hill Cemetery , Birmingham

    Ongoing

    In 1871 the City of Birmingham purchased from the Elyton Land Company 21.5 acres of land for a city cemetery (later named Oak Hill). The deed was issued December 29, 1873. As the first city...more

    Alabama Museum of Natural History

    Presented by Alabama Museum of Natural History at Alabama Museum of Natural History, Tuscaloosa

    Ongoing

    Experience the natural diversity of Alabama through exhibits from the Age of Dinosaurs, the Coal Age, and the Ice Age. View the extensive displays of geology, zoology, mineralogy, paleontology,...more

    Birmingham History Center

    Presented by Birmingham History Center at Birmingham History Center, Birmingham

    Ongoing

    The Birmingham History Center collects and preserves an array of historic objects, books, clothing, photographs, machinery, documents and other items of historic significance to Birmingham and...more

    Mt Laurel Farm School

    Presented by Jones Valley Urban Farm at Mt Laurel Farm School, Birmingham

    Ongoing

    The Mt Laurel Farm School is a 25 acre organic, neighborhood farm, located only 1.5 miles down the road from the center of town. With over 75 different crops growing throughout the year, there are...more

    Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum

    Presented by Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, Birmingham

    Ongoing

    Dedicated to the presentation, interpretation, exhibition and history of motorcycles, vintage vehicles and motorsports. Home to the world's best motorcycle collection, the museum now has over...more

    Arlington Antebellum Home and Gardens

    Presented by Arlington Historic Home and Gardens at Arlington Antebellum Home and Gardens, Birmingham

    Ongoing

    Arlington is a fine example of Greek Revival architecture dating from the 1840s. The house was built by Judge William S. Mudd, one of the ten founders of Birmingham. The house is furnished with a...more

    Kelly Ingram Park

    Presented by Kelly Ingram Park at Kelly Ingram Park, Birmingham

    Ongoing

    Kelly Ingram Park is a four acre park located in between 16th and 17th Streets and 5th and 6th Avenue North in the Birmingham's Civil Rights District. The park, just outside the doors of the...more

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