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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


    Brain Awareness Week

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    March 27 - March 31, 2017

    Brain Awareness Week is a worldwide celebration of the brain that brings together scientists, families, schools, and communities. Join UAB staff and graduate students for a chance to dissect...more

    National Parks Adventure - IMAX

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    May 20, 2016 - March 31, 2017

    A trio of adventurers’ quest to experience America’s wildest, most historic and most naturally beautiful places becomes the ultimate off-trail adventure in MacGillivray Freeman Films’...more

    First Saturday Tour

    Presented by Oak Hill Cemetery at Oak Hill Cemetery , Birmingham

    April 1, 2017

    Each Saturday a new tour. Join us this Sunday for a tour, featuring the stories behind the eight family mausolea in Oak Hill Cemetery. April's tour will be led by volunteer/docent Karen Downs....more

    David Puxley: Wedgwood’s First Studio Potter

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

    April 18, 2015 - April 2, 2017

    From the late eighteenth century when Josiah Wedgwood utilized the designs of artists like John Flaxman and Lady Elizabeth Templetown for many of his jasperware designs, the Wedgwood company has...more

    The Women Gather

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

    April 6, 2017

     An evening of poetry, drama and music featuring local artists to celebrate the contributions of women. April 6 at 6 pm at BCRI.


    Drink & Drop - Inaugural Adult Egg Drop Competition

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

    April 6, 2017

    In conjunction with the 28th Annual Brent Newman Memorial Egg Drop, Vulcan® Park and Museum will host its inaugural Drink and Drop adult egg drop competition and cocktail...more

    Cajun Cook-off

    Presented by Girls Inc. of Central Alabama at Railroad Park, Birmingham

    April 8, 2017

    Make plans to attend the this casual, family-friendly event featuring a Cajun cooking competition as well as live zydeco music in Birmingham's beautiful Railroad Park. Enjoy taste-testing all of...more

    Batson Bladesmithing Symposium & Knife Show

    Presented by Alabama Forge Council at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park, Bessemer

    April 7 - April 9, 2017

    Collectors and knife enthusiasts are encouraged to attend the Symposium and learn firsthand how modern knives are forged and made.

    Friday
    8:00 - 12:00 pm: Demonstrations...more

    Mutt Strut: Dog-Friendly 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run

    Presented by Hand in Paw at UAB Campus Green, Birmingham

    April 15, 2017

    The 8th Annual Mutt Strut Presented by Vet Eye Care in Memory of Christopher Nelms is set for Saturday, April 15, 2017 at the UAB Campus Green. This year's race is gearing up to be the...more

    Festival of Tulips

    Presented by American Village at American Village, Montevallo

    February 20 - April 15, 2017

    Beginning February 20 and running through mid April (depending on bloom time) the American Village is debuting a new seasonal spring event – The Festival of Tulips.

    Imagine strolling...more

    Spring Fever

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    March 1 - April 15, 2017

    Join us this spring at McWane Science Center for Spring Fever March 1st-April 15th! Symptoms include: science, wonder and fun!

    There is so much going on at McWane during Spring Fever! Join...more

    Breakfast with the Bunny

    Presented by Birmingham Zoo at Birmingham Zoo, Birmingham

    April 15, 2017

    The Easter Bunny is coming to the Birmingham Zoo for breakfast at 7:30am and 9am on Saturday, April 15! Make your reservations now for this event before it sells out. Enjoy a scrumptious scrambled...more

    Egstravaganza - Birmingham's Largest Easter Egg Hunt

    Presented by Birmingham Zoo at Birmingham Zoo, Birmingham

    April 15, 2017

    Hop on over to Birmingham’s biggest Easter Egg Hunt – Eggstravaganza at the Birmingham Zoo! Join the Easter Bunny and his friends during this rain or shine event that is sure to be fun for the...more

    Vinyl Cutting

    Presented by Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest at Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest, Vestavia Hills

    April 24, 2017

    Learn how to make your own custom vinyl decals using our vinyl cutter. Call Bethany at 205-978-4679 to register. Class takes place in the Electronic Classroom of the Vestavia...more

    Birmingham Revealed: Alvin Vogtle Escapes

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

    April 26, 2017

    Our 2017 Birmingham Revealed Cultural Series returns in March with “Alvin Vogtle Escapes,” the newest one-man play commissioned by Vulcan Park and Museum. Written and directed by Lee...more

    Feast of Saint Mark Italian Festival

    Presented by Feast of Saint Mark

    April 29, 2017

    Saturday, April 29, 2017, will be our 6th annual Feast of Saint Mark Italian Festival (FOSM) in Birmingham, Alabama. For years, many people in the community have hoped for such a “festa” or...more

    Magic City Art Connection

    Presented by Foundation for Art and Cultural Connections at Linn Park, Birmingham

    April 28 - April 30, 2017

    The 34th annual show and Birmingham’s largest festival will transform Linn Park with its blast of fresh artistic talent, sights, sounds, tastes, and aromas. #MagicCityArt...more

    Day Out With Thomas

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

    May 12 - May 21, 2017

    All aboard!  Thomas the Tank Engine™ is set to roll into the Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum for Day Out With Thomas™ on May 12-14, 20-21, 2017!

    Take a ride with everybody’s...more

    Genuine Care Home Services 4th Annual Community Cleanup

    Presented by Genuine Care Home Services

    May 27, 2017

    A community cleanup brings volunteers together to clean, repair, and improve public spaces or other areas such vacant lots, or abandoned properties that have been neglected or...more

    Extreme Weather - IMAX

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    January 20 - May 31, 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

    Dream Big - IMAX

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    February 17 - May 31, 2017

    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

    What's Lost is Found

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

    November 4, 2016 - June 11, 2017

    In May 2015, The Do Good Fund, a non-profit organization that acquires and exhibits photographs made in the American South, invited Lauren Henkin to be an artist-in-residence for a month in Hale...more

    Father's Day Limited

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

    June 17, 2017

    Make great memories with your Father and treat him to a day of fun this Father's Day on the Father's Day Limited! Take Dad on a relaxing one hour train ride through the scenic forests of Shelby...more

    Smith Lake Poker Run

    Presented by BAO (Birmingham AIDS Outreach)

    June 23 - June 24, 2017

    Smith Lake Poker Run is an annual fundraiser for Birmingham AIDS Outreach.  Guests attend the registration party on Friday evening and enjoy water, sun, and fun all day on Saturday. ...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

    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 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

    Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame

    Presented by Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame at Carver Theatre, Birmingham

    Ongoing

    This art-deco museum honors great jazz artists with ties to the state of Alabama. While furnishing educational information, the museum is also a place for entertainment. Exhibits convey the...more

    Karl C. Harrison Museum of George Washington

    Presented by Karl C. Harrison Museum of George Washington at Karl C. Harrison Museum of George Washington, Columbiana

    Ongoing

    The Karl C. Harrison Museum of George Washington collection focuses on art and artifacts from the colonial period through 1865. The collection contains paintings, letters, furniture, porcelain,...more

    Jesse Owens Memorial Park and Museum

    Presented by Jesse Owens Memorial Park at Jesse Owens Memorial Park, Danville

    Ongoing

    In the 1936 Olympic games in Berlin, a single man captured the attention of the world, winning 4 gold medals, an Olympic first. Sixty years later, thousands gathered to honor this man with the...more

    Ave Maria Grotto

    Presented by Ave Maria Grotto at Ave Maria Grotto, Cullman

    Ongoing

    Known throughout the world as "Jerusalem in Miniature," is a beautifully landscaped, four-acre park designed to provide a natural setting for the 125 miniature reproductions of some of...more

    Orr Park / Tinglewood

    Presented by Montevallo Parks and Recreation at Orr Park, Montevallo

    Ongoing

    One of the most unique parks and nature preserves in the South is Orr Park, located just south of Birmingham in the charming city of Montevallo, Alabama. A beautiful preserve along Shoal...more

    Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament

    Presented by Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament at Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Hanceville

    Ongoing

     

    The traditional artwork throughout the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament is intended to inspire devotion in the hearts of all who come here to pray. The Romanesque-Gothic...more

    Aldridge Gardens

    Presented by Aldridge Botanical Gardens at Aldridge Gardens, Hoover

    Ongoing

    Since Aldridge Gardens opened in 2002, the 30-acre former property of well-known horticulturist Eddie Aldridge and his wife Kay has become a popular attraction in the greater Birmingham area. The...more

    Trails of Africa Exhibit

    Presented by Birmingham Zoo at Birmingham Zoo, Birmingham

    Ongoing

    The Birmingham Zoo is uniquely poised to blaze new trails in the history of elephant conservation. The forces of expertise and opportunity are aligned perfectly for the advancement of elephant...more

    Heritage Hall Museum

    Presented by Heritage Hall Museum at Heritage Hall Museum, Talladega

    Ongoing

    Heritage Hall, located in the heart of Talladega's historic Silk Stocking District, has been open to the public since 1983. Housed in the former Jemison-Carnegie Public Library building originally...more

    Alabama Sports Hall of Fame and Museum

    Presented by Alabama Sports Hall of Fame at Alabama Sports Hall of Fame and Museum , Birmingham

    Ongoing

    The purpose of the ASHOF is to honor, preserve and perpetuate the names, deeds and records of those, living and dead, who by achievement or service, have brought lasting fame and honor to the...more

    Turkey Creek Nature Preserve

    at Turkey Creek Nature Preserve, Pinson

    Ongoing

    Where Unique Natural Wonders and Rich History Flow Together

    Turkey Creek Nature Preserve was established through a...more

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