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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


    Herbal Plant Walk

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    September 12, 2015

    Join Herbalists Cameron Strouss and Antonia Viteri for a medicinal plant walk at the BBG! During this walk we will be discussing southern herbs their traditional and medicinal uses.Join Herbalists...more

    Rally to Improve Birth

    Presented by ImprovingBirth.org at Railroad Park, Birmingham

    September 12, 2015

    Thousands of men, women and children will gather again Labor Day, September 7th and September 12th, as part of an international movement. Improving Birth’s “Rally to Improve Birth” will host...more

    Read & Romp Birmingham

    Presented by United Way of Central Alabama, Inc. and Alabama Public Television

    September 12, 2015

    Read and Romp-Birmingham is an exciting, innovative FREE family literacy event. Read and Romp-Birmingham is unique in that it is a collaboration of organizations that have early childhood literacy...more

    Photography Class: What’s This Button Do?

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    September 12, 2015

    This class is designed for those who have just gotten their first digital camera, or for those who have had one for a while but never really felt comfortable shooting in any mode other than full...more

    Baking from the Heart: Mini Apple Tartes

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    September 13, 2015

    Creating something yummy for our tummy is the perfect way to celebrate back-to-school as we make lunchbox treats using garden favorites like apples and cinnamon! As we explore the story of the...more

    Adventure Days at Red Mountain Park

    Presented by Red Mountain Park at Red Mountain Park, Birmingham

    September 12 - September 13, 2015

    We would like to express our sincere thanks for your excitement surrounding Red Mountain Park-6,000 of you are visiting each month! To show our MEGA thanks, we will offer a discounted MEGA time on...more

    Baking from the Heart: Mini Apple Tartes

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    September 17, 2015

    Creating something yummy for our tummy is the perfect way to celebrate back-to-school as we make lunchbox treats using garden favorites like apples and cinnamon! As we explore the story of the...more

    Sushi with Kelly Viall

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    September 18, 2015

    Join veteran chef Kelly Viall for a night of fun and sushi! This 2 hour, hands-on beginner class will teach you all of the basics of sushi making, from rice to sauces, shopping, serving raw fish...more

    Flutter and Flight Fest

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

    September 19, 2015

    Join bird and insect enthusiasts from all over Jefferson County (and beyond!) as we celebrate all creatures that flutter and fly! Festival is from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm, with professionally led hikes...more

    Southeastern Outings Dayhike on the Black Creek Trail in Fultondale

    Presented by Southeastern Outings

    September 20, 2015

    Walk on a rails-to-trails conversion route on an old railroad right of way.  This smooth trail is wide and level.  No hills!  This finely-crushed rock surface trail goes through...more

    Birmingham Reggae In The Park

    Presented by Clarion Hotel

    September 25, 2015

    The kick off party be presented by Clarion and SLS Exprrres Reggae Night Live begain Oct 3rd ,2015  Show time 10-dawn  admission $20 and Neo Soul Nights Every Friday  nights RSVP...more

    Balancing Your body’s pH

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    September 26, 2015

    Celebrity Personal Chef, Registered Dietitian and Cookbook Author Melissa Petitto will be leading a discussion and cooking demonstration at Birmingham Botanical Gardens on why your body’s...more

    Southeastern Outings Dayhike at Point Mallard Park and Dancey Bottoms

    Presented by Southeastern Outings

    September 26, 2015

    The hiking route offers very scenic views. The Point Mallard Park portion of our walking will be on a trail right along Wheeler Lake, an impoundment of the Tennessee River.

    While we...more

    Walk to Defeat ALS

    Presented by The ALS Association - Alabama Chapter at Regions Field, Birmingham

    October 3, 2015

    More than just a few-mile trek, the Walk to Defeat ALS® is an opportunity to bring hope to people living with ALS, to raise money for a cure, and to come together for something you care about....more

    FIESTA presented by McDonald's, A Celebration of Every Taste

    Presented by FIESTA HISPANIC CULTURE at Linn Park, Birmingham

    October 3, 2015

    FIESTA presented by McDonald’s kicks off its 13th year with a Celebration of Every Taste on Saturday, October 3rd from Noon until 10:00 pm at Linn Park in Birmingham, AL. Alabama’s...more

    Bark in the Park

    Presented by Shelby Humane Society at Veteran's Park - Alabaster, Alabaster

    October 3, 2015

    Shelby Humane Society's 9th annual Bark in the Park will be Saturday, October 3, 2015 at Veteran's Park in Alabaster.   Hosted by Alabaster Parks & Recreation, this is a free,...more

    Whispers from the Past - A Native American Experience

    Presented by Aldridge Gardens at Aldridge Gardens, Hoover

    October 4, 2015

    Take a trip back in time to rediscover the culture and contributions of Native Alabamians at Whispers From the Past – A Native American Experience.

    Native American life will take...more

    How to Harvest

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    October 10, 2015

    Learn the method to the madness of wild harvesting medicine and food. We will cover identification, harvesting methods, tools, drying methods, and storage of herbs.

    It’s going to be a...more

    Seasonal Series

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    October 10, 2015

    This course will introduce the participant to techniques, tools and skills necessary to capture visually stunning and interesting images through the creation of a seasonal series of...more

    Southeastern Outings Dayhike in Oak Mountain State Park

    Presented by Southeastern Outings and Oak Mountain State Park

    October 11, 2015

    Enjoy a moderate 4 mile walk in the woodlands near Birmingham on a Sunday afternoon.  This is an excellent outing for introducing your friends to Southeastern Outings and for making new...more

    Southeastern Outings Sunday Stroll in Jefferson Co., AL

    Presented by Southeastern Outings

    October 18, 2015

    Southeastern Outings Sunday Stroll at Turkey Creek Nature Preserve

    You are invited to participate in an easy, fun Southeastern Outings short Sunday dayhike in the Turkey Creek Nature...more

    Taste of Hoover 2015

    Presented by Aldridge Gardens at Aldridge Gardens, Hoover

    October 22, 2015

    Taste of Hoover celebrates the variety of culinary styles found throughout the city. And it's all in one place! Enjoy an autumn evening with us, strolling through the Gardens and sampling...more

    Seasonal Series

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    October 24, 2015

    This course will introduce the participant to techniques, tools and skills necessary to capture visually stunning and interesting images through the creation of a seasonal series of...more

    Southeastern Outings Dayhike at Red Mountain Park in Birmingham

    Presented by Southeastern Outings

    October 24, 2015

    Please come with us for a tour of a new trail in the Park that was just opened this past spring.  This new trail is a loop at the SW end of the park (past the hoist house) that connects the...more

    Southeastern Outings Dayhike at Cloudland Canyon State Park, Trenton, Georgia

    Presented by Southeastern Outings

    October 31, 2015

    Hike along the highly scenic rim trail around this lovely canyon in Northwest Georgia and then down into the bottom of the canyon itself. The rushing stream in the bottom of the canyon has two...more

    Southern Tales at The Gardens

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    November 1, 2015

    Sallie Independence Foster lived in a world of high-top shoes, inkwells, and mail carried on horseback. But storyteller Dolores Hydock and musician Bobby Horton have brought her into the 21st...more

    Herbal 1st Aid

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    November 14, 2015

    Come learn how to address first aid situations such as: bug bites, sun burns, shock, and sprains with herbal medicine. Teachers Antonia Viteri and Cameron Strouss will guide you through the use of...more

    Up Close & Personal: Macrophotography

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    November 7 - November 14, 2015

    This course will focus on all aspects of capturing, processing and displaying macro-photographic (extreme close-up) images using the plants, features and environment of the Birmingham Botanical...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

    Photography Class: What’s This Button Do?

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    December 5, 2015

    This class is designed for those who have just gotten their first digital camera, or for those who have had one for a while but never really felt comfortable shooting in any mode other than full...more

    Flora Photography

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    December 19, 2015

    This class is designed to teach the student how to capture images of the plants - shrubs, flowers, and trees - specific to the Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

    The class is organized into...more

    Memorable Images

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    January 9 - January 16, 2016

    This class is designed to introduce the student to basic concepts in photography and digital camera operations including:

    Image Capture - understanding the light, know your camera, develop...more

    Spring Cleansing

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    February 13, 2016

    Ease your winter to spring transition with emerging spring plants. Cameron and Antonia will discus the traditional use of herbs to jump start your body with a spring cleaning.


    Herbal Remedies for Gardeners

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    March 12, 2016

    Learn Cameron and Antonia’s secret weapon recipes for safe non-toxic herbal alternatives to your home and garden woes.


    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

    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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