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    PARKS

    Birmingham has a rich and varied cultural heritage. Its diverse urban parks help to celebrate a history of industrial development and the artistic creativity of our great city. Birmingham Parks provide iconic venues for local recreation, family activities, music and concerts, and renowned cultural events, all connecting the inhabitants of a thriving city. You can find those activities by clicking here.

    Railroad Park

    Presented by Railroad Park at Railroad Park, Birmingham

    Ongoing

    Railroad Park is a 19 acre green space in downtown Birmingham that celebrates the industrial and artistic heritage of our great city. Situated along 1st Avenue South, between 14th and 18th Streets, the park is a joint effort between the City of Birmingham and the Railroad Park Foundation. Hailed as "Birmingham's Living Room," Railroad Park provides a historically rich venue for local recreation, family ...more


    Lunch & Learn: Native Flower Arranging

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    June 8, 2016

    Speaker: John Manion
    Wednesday, June 8, 2016 | 11:30-12:30 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Free

    Learn how to grow and use natives in flower...more

    Caribbean Festival in Linn Park

    Presented by Central Alabama Caribbean American Organization at Linn Park, Birmingham

    June 11, 2016

    Central Alabama Caribbean American Organization presents a vibrant, fun-filled, familiy friendly day of Caribbean culture, music, food and entertainment in beautiful Linn Park.

    Bring the...more

    Big Green Eggs in the Ham

    Presented by Easter Seals of the Birmingham Area at Regions Field, Birmingham

    June 11, 2016

    Join us for the 4th Annual Big Green Eggs in the Ham Presented by AllSouth Appliance.

    Event Details:
    • Saturday, June 11th at Regions Field
    • Open to public from...more

    Southeastern Outings Attendance at FREE Alabama Symphony Orchestra Concert in Railroad Park

    Presented by Alabama Symphony Orchestra

    June 11, 2016

    Thanks to the generous support of sponsors, the ASO is excited to play a free series of concerts in Birmingham's Railroad Park! Enjoy music under the stars with the Alabama Symphony...more

    Alabama Symphony Orchestra Symphony in the Summer

    Presented by Alabama Symphony Orchestra at Railroad Park, Birmingham

    June 10 - June 12, 2016

    Kick off the summer in musical style with three days of FREE concerts. Be serenaded under the stars with the beautiful music of your Alabama Symphony Orchestra.


    Celebrating Loving Day in Alabama

    Presented by ROJO at ROJO, Birmingham

    June 18, 2016

    Come celebrate at the 4th annual Loving Day event in Birmingham. On June 12th, 1967, in the Loving v. Virginia case, interracial marriage bans were considered unconstitutional. This finally...more

    Lunch & Learn: Aquatic Gardens

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    June 22, 2016

    Speaker: Chuck Thomas - Aquatic Gardens and Foundation
    Wednesday, June 22, 2016 | 11:30-12:30 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Free

    Learn about the plants,...more

    American Girl * Doll Camp

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    June 20 - June 24, 2016

    For children entering grades 5K-2nd
    June 20-24 | 9-1 p.m.
    $128 Members* | $160 Non-Members
    *Hydrangea Level and above

    Bring your favorite American Girl doll and...more

    The Color Theory of Flower Arranging

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    June 26, 2016

    Instructor: Zhaleh McCullers
    Sunday, June 26|2-4 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Members $20|Non-members $25
     

    This introductory class will provide...more

    Line, Face & Filler

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    June 7 - June 28, 2016

    Line, Face & Filler
    Instructor: Peggy Conway Fortier
    Classes Start Tuesday, June 7 | 9-noon
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    General Admission $200

    The...more

    Family Yoga in The Gardens

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    July 9, 2016

    For ages 3 and up
    Instructor: Annie Damsky
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Saturday, July 9 | 9-10 a.m.
    $15 drop-in (child+1 adult)
    $5 for an additional family...more

    Memorable Images

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    July 9, 2016

    Instructor: Hank Siegel
    Saturday, July 9, 2016| 9:00 am - noon
    Saturday, July 16, 2016| 9:00 am - noon
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Members $100|Non-Members...more

    Lunch & Learn: Oh Deer...

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    July 13, 2016

    Speaker: Andy Baril - Alabama Cooperative Extension System
    Wednesday, July 13, 2016 | 11:30-12:30 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Free

    Learn strategies on how...more

    Memorable Images

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    July 9 - July 16, 2016

    Instructor: Hank Siegel
    Saturday, July 9, 2016| 9-noon
    Saturday, July 16, 2016| 9-noon
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Members $100|Non-Members $120

    Capture...more

    Dig It! Dinosaurs Rock!

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    July 18 - July 22, 2016

    For children ages 4-5 years / Limited to 15 children
    July 18-22, 2016 | 9-1 p.m.
    $160 Members* | $200 Non-Members
    *Hydrangea Level and above

    Travel back in time...more

    Lunch & Learn: Better Veggies

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    July 27, 2016

    Speaker: William "Captain Compost" Cureton
    Wednesday, July 27, 2016 | 11:30-12:30 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Free

    From Soil to harvest, learn how to grow...more

    AWC Back to School Summer Day Camp for 1st-6th Graders

    Presented by Alabama Wildlife Center at Alabama Wildlife Center , Pelham

    July 25 - July 29, 2016

    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

    Flora Photography

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    July 30, 2016

    Instructor: Hank Siegel
    Saturday, July 30, 2016| 9:00 - 1:00 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Members $60|Non-Members $75

    Spring has sprung and this class...more

    Lunch & Learn: How Succulent

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    August 10, 2016

    Speaker: TBD
    Wednesday, August 10, 2016 | 11:30-12:30 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Free

    No time? No water? No problem! Se¬dums and other succulents thrive...more

    Family Yoga in The Gardens

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    August 13, 2016

    For ages 3 and up 
    Instructor: Annie Damsky
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Saturday, August 13 | 9-10 a.m.
    $15 drop-in (child+1 adult)
    $5 for an...more

    Photography Class: What’s This Button Do?

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    August 13, 2016

    Instructor: Hank Siegel
    Saturday, August 13 | 9-noon
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Members $50|Non-Members $60
     

    This class is designed for those who...more

    Lunch & Learn: Yard Art

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    August 24, 2016

    Speaker: Hope Long
    Wednesday, August 24, 2016 | 11:30-12:30 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Free

    Discover fun alternatives to plants in your landscape while...more

    Flora Photography

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    August 27, 2016

    Instructor: Hank Siegel
    Saturday, August 27 | 9:00 - 1:00 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Members $60|Non-Members $75

    this class is designed to teach the...more

    18th Annual Sidewalk Film Festival

    Presented by Sidewalk Film Festival at Sidewalk Film Festival, Birmingham

    August 26 - August 28, 2016

    The 18th Annual Sidewalk Film Festival will take place August 26-28, 2016 in downtown Birmingham's historic theatre district. 

    Sidewalk Film Festival has been named one of...more

    Alabama Splash Adventure

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

    May 28 - September 5, 2016

    Alabama Splash Adventure offers two theme parks including family rides and slides for one great price. The amusement park has grown to be Alabama’s premier destination offering a day of family...more

    Seasonal Series

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    September 10, 2016

    Instructor: Hank Siegel
    Saturday, September 10 | 9-1 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Members $65|Non-Members $75

    Learn the techniques, tools and skills...more

    Lunch & Learn: All About Bulbs

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    September 14, 2016

    Speaker: Amanda Clark
    Wednesday, September 14, 2016 | 11:30-12:30 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Free

    Easy care and low maintenance? Yes, and they bring...more

    Preserve Jazz - Over The Mountain Music Festival

    Presented by Moss Rock Management, LLC at Town Hall at The Preserve, Hoover

    September 17, 2016

    An early fall, world-class, outdoor jazz festival held annually in the Birmingham/Hoover, AL metro area.


    Lunch & Learn: Transplanting and Caring

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    September 28, 2016

    Speaker: David Doggett
    Wednesday, September 28, 2016 | 11:30-12:30 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Free

    Discover the tried and true techniques of planting,...more

    Lunch & Learn: Ask the Experts!

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    October 12, 2016

    Speaker: TBD
    Wednesday, October 12, 2016 | 11:30-12:30 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Free

    Bring your garden related questions and ask the panel. Trees,...more

    Lunch & Learn: They're So Wicked

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    October 26, 2016

    Speaker: Verna Gates
    Wednesday, October 26, 2016 | 11:30-12:30 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Free

    Discover what plants are harmful or toxic, how to control...more

    Life Time Cycle All-level Avondale Ride

    Presented by LIfe Time Fitness at Avondale Park--Birmingham Park and Recreation Board, Birmingham

    April 3 - October 31, 2016

    This is an all-level bike ride sponsored by Life Time Fitness that is open to all adults (members and non-members). We all meet at Avondale Park every Sunday ready to ride at 2:30. There are...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

    Eddie Kendrick Memorial Park

    Presented by Eddie Kendrick Memorial Park at Eddie Kendrick Memorial Park, Birmingham

    Ongoing

      The Eddie Kendrick Memorial Park honors Birmingham native and Temptations lead singer Eddie Kendrick, who traveled the world but never forgot his Alabama roots. Sculpted by Ronald Scott...more

    Lakeside Park

    Presented by Pell City Parks and Recreation Department at Lakeside Park, Pell City

    Ongoing

     Lakeside Park is located on 65 acres adjacent to the Pell City Civic Center. Picnic areas are available under the trees at no charge. Pavilions with individual restrooms are priced below....more

    Mercedes-Benz Visitor Center

    Presented by Mercedes-Benz Visitor Center at Mercedes-Benz Visitor Center, Tuscaloosa

    Ongoing

    From 1886 to the Present…
    Experience the star-studded history of Daimler-Benz, the world's premier automobile manufacturer. The story is chronicled in the Mercedes-Benz Visitor...more

    Moundville Archaeological Park

    Presented by Moundville at Moundville Archaeological Park, Moundville

    Ongoing

    The Moundville site, occupied from around A.D. 1000 until A.D. 1450, is a large settlement of Mississippian culture on the Black Warrior River in central Alabama. At the time of Moundville’s...more

    Brierfield Ironworks Historical State Park

    Presented by Brierfield Ironworks Historical State Park at Brierfield Ironworks Historical State Park, Brierfield

    Ongoing

    Brierfield Ironworks Historical State Park is located on the site of the historic Bibb Naval Furnace, the only ironworks owned by the Confederacy. Brieffield Ironworks Historical State Park...more

    Oak Mountain State Park

    Presented by Oak Mountain State Park at Oak Mountain State Park , Pelham

    Ongoing

    The day-use activities at Oak Mountain State Park set it apart from the rest. With the oldest continuously operating BMX Track in the nation, over 50 miles of hiking, biking and equestrian trails...more

    Ruffner Mountain Nature Center

    Presented by Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve at Ruffner Mountain Nature Center, Birmingham

    Ongoing

    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

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