So many festivals. So little time.

It seems like there’s always something happening here. More big events. More new festivals. More of everything. To the point where you’ll wish you had more time.


Festivals and Events in Birmingham

Birmingham is quickly becoming the go-to festival destination in the Southeast. It’s about music. It’s about art. It’s about film. It’s about food. The festival scene around here is about a lot things, and it’s about time you experienced it for yourself.

Featured Festivals and Events In Birmingham
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Independent filmmakers and cinephiles converge on Birmingham August 20-26 for screenings, panel discussions and an overall celebration of great filmmaking.

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  • Ross Bridge Farmers Market

    Presented by Ross Bridge Farmers Market, Ross Bridge Welcome Center, Hoover

    Join us every Friday night from 4-8pm for some Farmers Market Fun! This is your chance to stock up on Fresh Produce, Shop Local Vendors, Enjoy A Night of Family

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  • Thursdays at Arlington

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

    Every Thursday of June, July and August the public is invited to have lunch with us. Seatings at 11:30 and 1:00. Each week the menu is different. Arlington Antebellum Home &

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  • Pandas

    Presented by McWane Science Center, McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    At Chengdu Panda Base in China, scientists are dedicated to protecting the species by breeding adult Giant Pandas in order to introduce cubs into the wild. This film follows one

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  • Alabama Splash Adventure

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

    Alabama Splash Adventure opens for the summer season on Saturday, May 19th, and is proud to announce the largest expansion in park history. The park has added six new amusement

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  • Celebrate Summer at McWane

    Presented by McWane Science Center, McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    School is out, and science is IN at McWane Science Center! Join us for special days including McWane’s 20th Birthday Bash, camps, deals, IMAX films and much more! Dinosaurs in Motion: Dinosaurs

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Common Bonds: Birmingham Snapshots, 1900-1950 Exhibit

08-31-2018

Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Birmingham Public Library - Central Branch, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Aug 20 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 21 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 22 @ 9:00 am + 9 more dates and times

Thu, Aug 23 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 24 @ 9:00 am Sat, Aug 25 @ 9:00 am Sun, Aug 26 @ 2:00 pm Mon, Aug 27 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 28 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 29 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 30 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 31 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

One of the Birmingham Public Library (BPL) Archives’ most popular exhibits, Common Bonds: Birmingham Snapshots, 1900-1950, will again be on display in the Central Library’s Fourth Floor Gallery.

Including almost 300 images from the...

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One of the Birmingham Public Library (BPL) Archives’ most popular exhibits, Common Bonds: Birmingham Snapshots, 1900-1950, will again be on display in the Central Library’s Fourth Floor Gallery.

Including almost 300 images from the Archives’ collections and private collections, the exhibit highlights the simple snapshot photos that preserve a moment, tell a story, and record life’s milestones. Snapshots illustrate the common bonds of people creating their own visual biographies—mothers chronicling their children’s growth, young men and women proudly leaning against automobiles, families playing in snow, friends being goofy. And for Birmingham, a place often remembered for its divisions, snapshots show the common interests, affections, and aspirations of people—black and white, wealthy and not—who shared far more than even they realized.

Originally displayed at BPL in 2002, Common Bonds traveled to Samford University in 2003, the Reykjavik (Iceland) Museum of Photography in 2003-2004, and Vulcan Park and Museum in 2006.

Common Bonds was funded by a generous grant from the Alabama Humanities Foundation, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Merrilee Challiss

08-30-2018

Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Aug 20 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 21 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 22 @ 9:00 am + 8 more dates and times

Thu, Aug 23 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 24 @ 9:00 am Sat, Aug 25 @ 10:00 am Sun, Aug 26 @ 2:00 pm Mon, Aug 27 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 28 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 29 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 30 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

Opening Reception and Artist Talk - July 19, 2018 5:30pm - 7:30pm

 

 

 

 

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Opening Reception and Artist Talk - July 19, 2018 5:30pm - 7:30pm

 

 

 

 

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Storypalooza

08-27-2018

Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Aug 20 @ 10:30 am Mon, Aug 27 @ 10:30 am

Join Ms. Cristina for an interactive and playful storytime to start off the week perfect for all ages!

Join Ms. Cristina for an interactive and playful storytime to start off the week perfect for all ages!

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Bossypants Book Club

08-20-2018

Presented by Homewood Public Library at Nabeel's Cafe and Market
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Aug 20 @ 6:30 pm

Bossypants Book Club –

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

Monday, August 20, from 6:30-8 p.m. at Nabeel’s Café

Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a...

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Bossypants Book Club –

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

Monday, August 20, from 6:30-8 p.m. at Nabeel’s Café

Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett’s son, Davis.

Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.

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Karaoke Nights with Rickey Smiley

08-27-2018

Presented by Comedy Club at the StarDome at Comedy Club Stardome, Hoover
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Aug 20 @ 7:00 pm Mon, Aug 27 @ 7:00 pm
Birmingham's own, Rickey Smiley is taking over the StarDome on Monday nights. Come join Rickey, his band and whatever else he has up his sleeve as he brings Karaoke to a whole new level.- 17+ Show -
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Birmingham's own, Rickey Smiley is taking over the StarDome on Monday nights. Come join Rickey, his band and whatever else he has up his sleeve as he brings Karaoke to a whole new level.- 17+ Show -
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Def Leppard & Journey

08-20-2018

Presented by BJCC at Legacy Arena at the BJCC, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Aug 20 @ 7:00 pm

Def Leppard and Journey are touring together this summer.

Def Leppard and Journey are touring together this summer.

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An Interview with God

08-22-2018

Presented by Fathom Events at Carmike Patton Creek 15 + IMAX, Hoover
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Aug 20 @ 7:00 pm Tue, Aug 21 @ 7:00 pm Wed, Aug 22 @ 7:00 pm

The event will be shown at the Summit 16, Patton Creek 15 and Lee Branch 15 theatres.

AN INTERVIEW WITH GOD is a thought-provoking film that will be in theaters for three consecutive nights only, August 20-22. Following the movie’s...
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The event will be shown at the Summit 16, Patton Creek 15 and Lee Branch 15 theatres.

AN INTERVIEW WITH GOD is a thought-provoking film that will be in theaters for three consecutive nights only, August 20-22. Following the movie’s conclusion, experience an engaging discussion based on the film’s thought-provoking themes.
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The Birmingham Ghost Walk - Spring Tours

09-30-2018

Presented by Birmingham Historic Touring Company at Birmingham Ghost Walk, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Aug 20 @ 7:30 pm Tue, Aug 21 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Aug 22 @ 7:30 pm + 39 more dates and times

Thu, Aug 23 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Aug 24 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Aug 25 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Aug 26 @ 7:30 pm Mon, Aug 27 @ 7:30 pm Tue, Aug 28 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Aug 29 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Aug 30 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Aug 31 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Sep 01 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Sep 02 @ 7:30 pm Mon, Sep 03 @ 7:30 pm Tue, Sep 04 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Sep 05 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Sep 06 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Sep 07 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Sep 08 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Sep 09 @ 7:30 pm Mon, Sep 10 @ 7:30 pm Tue, Sep 11 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Sep 12 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Sep 13 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Sep 14 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Sep 15 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Sep 16 @ 7:30 pm Mon, Sep 17 @ 7:30 pm Tue, Sep 18 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Sep 19 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Sep 20 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Sep 21 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Sep 22 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Sep 23 @ 7:30 pm Mon, Sep 24 @ 7:30 pm Tue, Sep 25 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Sep 26 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Sep 27 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Sep 28 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Sep 29 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Sep 30 @ 7:30 pm - less dates and times

Two tours available:

The Birmingham Ghost Walk - Hotels, Churches, and Riots: This tour covers the earliest history of the city, two of our haunted hotels and three of our founding churches, along with the saga of one of the most infamous...

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Two tours available:

The Birmingham Ghost Walk - Hotels, Churches, and Riots: This tour covers the earliest history of the city, two of our haunted hotels and three of our founding churches, along with the saga of one of the most infamous murders and riots in early Birmingham...along with all the dark and unusual history. It is the first of the two Ghost Walks of Birmingham.

The Birmingham Ghost Walk - Theaters, Freemasons, & Bodysnatcher's: All the dark and interesting places on the west side of downtown Birmingham. We cover the other two haunted hotels in the city, murderous mothers and our most famous Madam. We also enjoy the lights and spirits of our only 2 remaining historic downtown theaters along with discussions of Victorian funeral practices, fraternal orders, and body-snatching.

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Elvis ’68 Comeback Special

08-20-2018

Presented by Fathom Events at Regal Trussville Stadium 16, Trussville
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Aug 20 @ 7:30 pm

The event will be shown at the Patton Creek 15 and Trussville Stadium 16 theatres.

Iconic Television Special starring singer Elvis Presley, originally aired on December 3, 1968. It marked Elvis Presley’s return to live performance and...
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The event will be shown at the Patton Creek 15 and Trussville Stadium 16 theatres.

Iconic Television Special starring singer Elvis Presley, originally aired on December 3, 1968. It marked Elvis Presley’s return to live performance and re-launched Presley’s singing career. This anniversary event includes the legendary television special, plus an exclusive look at the making of the special, featuring a walkthrough of the NBC soundstage with insights from director/producer Steve Binder and others influenced by Presley, his music and this iconic event.
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Backyard Wilderness

08-31-2018

Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Aug 21 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 22 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 23 @ 9:00 am + 8 more dates and times

Fri, Aug 24 @ 9:00 am Sat, Aug 25 @ 10:00 am Sun, Aug 26 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Aug 27 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 28 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 29 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 30 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 31 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

“Wi-fi is not the only connection that matters”

“Wi-fi is not the only connection that matters”

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Pandas

08-31-2018

Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Aug 21 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 22 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 23 @ 9:00 am + 8 more dates and times

Fri, Aug 24 @ 9:00 am Sat, Aug 25 @ 10:00 am Sun, Aug 26 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Aug 27 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 28 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 29 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 30 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 31 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

At Chengdu Panda Base in China, scientists are dedicated to protecting the species by breeding adult Giant Pandas in order to introduce cubs into the wild. This film follows one such researcher, whose passion leads her to initiate a new technique...

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At Chengdu Panda Base in China, scientists are dedicated to protecting the species by breeding adult Giant Pandas in order to introduce cubs into the wild. This film follows one such researcher, whose passion leads her to initiate a new technique inspired by a black bear program in rural New Hampshire. What starts as a cross-culture collaboration becomes a life-changing journey for an American biologist who crosses an ocean to join her; a scientist from Inner Mongolia; and a very curious female cub named Qian Qian, born in captivity.

Captured with IMAX® Cameras, join Qian Qian on an exciting new adventure in the mountains of Sichuan as she takes her first steps outside her protected habitat, discovering her true animal nature…even as she faces the challenges of the unknown.

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Alabama Wildlife Center Baby Bird Season

09-15-2018

Presented by Alabama Wildlife Center at Alabama Wildlife Center, Pelham
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Aug 21 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 22 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 23 @ 9:00 am + 19 more dates and times

Fri, Aug 24 @ 9:00 am Sun, Aug 26 @ 9:00 am Mon, Aug 27 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 28 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 29 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 30 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 31 @ 9:00 am Sun, Sep 02 @ 9:00 am Mon, Sep 03 @ 9:00 am Tue, Sep 04 @ 9:00 am Wed, Sep 05 @ 9:00 am Thu, Sep 06 @ 9:00 am Fri, Sep 07 @ 9:00 am Sun, Sep 09 @ 9:00 am Mon, Sep 10 @ 9:00 am Tue, Sep 11 @ 9:00 am Wed, Sep 12 @ 9:00 am Thu, Sep 13 @ 9:00 am Fri, Sep 14 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

AWC’s dual mission is to provide medical and rehabilitative care for Alabama’s injured and orphaned native birds in order to permit their return to the wild, and to provide conservation education to people of all ages in order to heighten...

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AWC’s dual mission is to provide medical and rehabilitative care for Alabama’s injured and orphaned native birds in order to permit their return to the wild, and to provide conservation education to people of all ages in order to heighten awareness and appreciation of Alabama’s precious wildlife resources, and how we can responsibly preserve and protect them. Every day, 9am – 5pm visitors can observe the care of Alabama native wild bird patients in the nurseries, solarium and raptor flight cages via camera monitors or one-way glass viewing windows. As new patients are admitted and rehabilitated, patients are released back into the wild; one never knows from one day to the next who the patients will be. Free after paid admission to Oak Mountain State Park.

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Dinosaurs in Motion

09-03-2018

Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Aug 21 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 22 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 23 @ 9:00 am + 11 more dates and times

Fri, Aug 24 @ 9:00 am Sat, Aug 25 @ 10:00 am Sun, Aug 26 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Aug 27 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 28 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 29 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 30 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 31 @ 9:00 am Sat, Sep 01 @ 10:00 am Sun, Sep 02 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Sep 03 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

Dinosaurs in Motion engages and educates the visitor using magnificent, fully interactive, life-size metal dinosaur sculptures created by North Carolina artist John Payne. An amazing blend of science, art and innovation, these life-sized metal...

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Dinosaurs in Motion engages and educates the visitor using magnificent, fully interactive, life-size metal dinosaur sculptures created by North Carolina artist John Payne. An amazing blend of science, art and innovation, these life-sized metal sculptures will captivate visitors while their exposed mechanics illustrate science and technology principles in a fun and engaging way.

Payne’s dinosaur sculptures also weave the principles of kinetics, biomechanics and robotics in their exposed mechanics and movable features. Visitors have the unique ability to manipulate the dinosaurs via lever and pulley systems, as well as with remote controls, offering large-scale dinosaur interaction unprecedented in a museum setting. Principles of innovation, observation and experimentation are also encouraged throughout the exhibition and are reinforced as the visitor takes on the roll of an “apprentice” in Payne’s studio.

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Celebrate Summer at McWane

09-03-2018

Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Aug 21 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 22 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 23 @ 9:00 am + 11 more dates and times

Fri, Aug 24 @ 9:00 am Sat, Aug 25 @ 10:00 am Sun, Aug 26 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Aug 27 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 28 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 29 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 30 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 31 @ 9:00 am Sat, Sep 01 @ 10:00 am Sun, Sep 02 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Sep 03 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

School is out, and science is IN at McWane Science Center! Join us for special days including McWane’s 20th Birthday Bash, camps, deals, IMAX films and much more!

Dinosaurs in Motion: Dinosaurs in Motion engages and educates the visitor using...

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School is out, and science is IN at McWane Science Center! Join us for special days including McWane’s 20th Birthday Bash, camps, deals, IMAX films and much more!

Dinosaurs in Motion: Dinosaurs in Motion engages and educates the visitor using magnificent, fully interactive, life-size metal dinosaur sculptures created by North Carolina artist John Payne. An amazing blend of science, art and innovation, these life-sized metal sculptures will captivate visitors while their exposed mechanics illustrate science and technology principles in a fun and engaging way.

IMAX: Two new films are coming to the IMAX Dome this spring. ‘Backyard Wildness’ and ‘Pandas’‘Everest’ which first debuted in the IMAX Dome 20 years ago is back! Check below for special IMAX giveaways and combo ticket deals.

Blue Star Museum PartnershipLabor Day through Memorial Day, McWane is partnered with Blue Star Museums to provide FREE admission to active duty military and their family.

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Everest

09-30-2018

Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Aug 21 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 22 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 23 @ 9:00 am + 38 more dates and times

Fri, Aug 24 @ 9:00 am Sat, Aug 25 @ 10:00 am Sun, Aug 26 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Aug 27 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 28 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 29 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 30 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 31 @ 9:00 am Sat, Sep 01 @ 10:00 am Sun, Sep 02 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Sep 03 @ 9:00 am Tue, Sep 04 @ 9:00 am Wed, Sep 05 @ 9:00 am Thu, Sep 06 @ 9:00 am Fri, Sep 07 @ 9:00 am Sat, Sep 08 @ 10:00 am Sun, Sep 09 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Sep 10 @ 9:00 am Tue, Sep 11 @ 9:00 am Wed, Sep 12 @ 9:00 am Thu, Sep 13 @ 9:00 am Fri, Sep 14 @ 9:00 am Sat, Sep 15 @ 10:00 am Sun, Sep 16 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Sep 17 @ 9:00 am Tue, Sep 18 @ 9:00 am Wed, Sep 19 @ 9:00 am Thu, Sep 20 @ 9:00 am Fri, Sep 21 @ 9:00 am Sat, Sep 22 @ 10:00 am Sun, Sep 23 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Sep 24 @ 9:00 am Tue, Sep 25 @ 9:00 am Wed, Sep 26 @ 9:00 am Thu, Sep 27 @ 9:00 am Fri, Sep 28 @ 9:00 am Sat, Sep 29 @ 10:00 am Sun, Sep 30 @ 12:00 pm - less dates and times

“Everest” is the dramatic true story of a team of climbers who found hope, strength and triumph in the wake of tragedy. Their successful ascent of Mount Everest just days after fellow mountaineers and friends died there, is a compelling story...

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“Everest” is the dramatic true story of a team of climbers who found hope, strength and triumph in the wake of tragedy. Their successful ascent of Mount Everest just days after fellow mountaineers and friends died there, is a compelling story about the human spirit and a mountain they love, respect and sometimes fear.

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Storytime Yoga for ages 1 - 6 years

08-28-2018

Presented by Villager Yoga at Villager Yoga, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Aug 21 @ 9:30 am Tue, Aug 28 @ 9:30 am

This playful class brings yoga poses to life through well-loved children’s stories and songs. Through enchanting yoga adventures, your child will explore movement, language, rhythm and rhyme, all while developing strength, balance, and...

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This playful class brings yoga poses to life through well-loved children’s stories and songs. Through enchanting yoga adventures, your child will explore movement, language, rhythm and rhyme, all while developing strength, balance, and flexibility. Class is designed for ages 1-6 and a caregiver., however siblings of all ages are welcome.

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Wee Ones

08-28-2018

Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Aug 21 @ 9:30 am Tue, Aug 21 @ 10:30 am Tue, Aug 28 @ 9:30 am + 1 more dates and times

Tue, Aug 28 @ 10:30 am - less dates and times

Join Ms. Mary for a fun and energetic storytime for ages three and under.

Join Ms. Mary for a fun and energetic storytime for ages three and under.

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Spring Valley Beach Waterpark

09-03-2018

Presented by Spring Valley Beach at Spring Valley Beach, Blountsville
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Aug 21 @ 10:00 am Wed, Aug 22 @ 10:00 am Thu, Aug 23 @ 10:00 am + 11 more dates and times

Fri, Aug 24 @ 10:00 am Sat, Aug 25 @ 10:00 am Sun, Aug 26 @ 10:00 am Mon, Aug 27 @ 10:00 am Tue, Aug 28 @ 10:00 am Wed, Aug 29 @ 10:00 am Thu, Aug 30 @ 10:00 am Fri, Aug 31 @ 10:00 am Sat, Sep 01 @ 10:00 am Sun, Sep 02 @ 10:00 am Mon, Sep 03 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

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, AL and approximately 60 minutes south of Huntsville, Alabama right off of...

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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, AL and approximately 60 minutes south of Huntsville, Alabama right off of Highway 231.

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Libby: Library ebooks & Audiobooks for Mobile Devices

08-21-2018

Presented by Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest at Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest, Vestavia Hills
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Aug 21 @ 10:00 am

 Call 205-978-4679 to register. Class takes place in the Electronic Classroom of the Vestavia Hills Library.

 Call 205-978-4679 to register. Class takes place in the Electronic Classroom of the Vestavia Hills Library.

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Alabama Splash Adventure

09-03-2018

Presented by Alabama Splash Adventure at Alabama's Splash Adventure Waterpark, Bessemer
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Aug 21 @ 10:30 am Wed, Aug 22 @ 10:30 am Thu, Aug 23 @ 10:30 am + 11 more dates and times

Fri, Aug 24 @ 10:30 am Sat, Aug 25 @ 10:30 am Sun, Aug 26 @ 10:30 am Mon, Aug 27 @ 10:30 am Tue, Aug 28 @ 10:30 am Wed, Aug 29 @ 10:30 am Thu, Aug 30 @ 10:30 am Fri, Aug 31 @ 10:30 am Sat, Sep 01 @ 10:30 am Sun, Sep 02 @ 10:30 am Mon, Sep 03 @ 10:30 am - less dates and times

Alabama Splash Adventure opens for the summer season on Saturday, May 19th, and is proud to announce the largest expansion in park history. The park has added six new amusement attractions, the Pirates High Dive Show, and many more enhancements...

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Alabama Splash Adventure opens for the summer season on Saturday, May 19th, and is proud to announce the largest expansion in park history. The park has added six new amusement attractions, the Pirates High Dive Show, and many more enhancements to provide more fun all summer long. The park combines water and amusement attractions together, so the entire family can enjoy waterslides and rides in one location for one low price. Depending on your mood, enjoy a relaxing lazy river ride or amplify the excitement with monster slides and waves. On the amusement end, check out the Rampage Wooden Roller Coaster that reaches speeds of 56 mph and family thrilling rides.

Owners, Dan Koch, and his Mom Pat also called “The General” have over 60 years of experience in the amusement and waterpark industry. Over the past five years, the Koch family has added numerous amusement attractions to the park, restored the world famous Rampage wooden roller coaster, and introduced many valuable extras such as free parking, free unlimited Pepsi drinks, free sunscreen, free inner tubes and free Wi-Fi.

Both Dan and Pat Koch are at the park daily from open to close greeting customers, cleaning, and you may even see them in the restaurants making funnel cakes. Pat Koch 86 years old says “We have an incredible staff and you really feel like family when entering, everything must be spit spot clean and all you have to do is relax and have fun.”

Alabama Splash Adventure has received a series of positive rankings. In 2017, Alabama Splash Adventure was chosen as one of the top five friendliest parks in the world by readers of Amusement Today, a national amusement industry news leader. The park was named as one of the best theme park values in the USA by MSN News. The Rampage Roller Coaster was ranked as one of the top 25 wooden coasters in the world. Owner Dan Koch says “We will build upon these honors. We are definitely moving in the right direction. Thank you, guests, team members and the great state of Alabama.”
Six new Attractions and Entertainment include:
1. Scrambler: Enjoy a spinning frenzy ride on this family favorite.
2. Yo-Yo: Experience the feeling of flight. This spinning attraction takes you into the air in open air seats.
3. Tilt-A-Whirl: Encounter a series of spins and twists.
4. Rocking Tug: Enjoy rocking and spinning motions with the entire family in this wild ship.
5. Royal Express: A gentle train ride off the rails throughout the park
6. Splash Island: kids slides and play area
7. High Dive Show with Pirates theme

New Enhancements:
Newly renovated Island Cafe Restaurant with new Pepsi Oasis where free drinks are served every day.
Additional lockers in the waterpark
More seating
More shade structures
More dining tables
Additional premium cabanas
Newly renovated Pepsi Amphitheater area
More food choices including gluten-free items

Accomplishments and Pricing/Promotions:
Named one of the top 5 friendliest parks in the world
Named one of the best theme park values in the USA
Rampage named one of the top wooden coasters in the world
96% positive ratings
Season pass pricing has been lowered
Buy online or bring Pepsi product to receive $5 off or $10 of bonus cash

What stays the same in 2018:
Free Parking
Free Pepsi drinks all day every day
Free Sunscreen
Free inner tubes
Free Wi-Fi
Continued family ownership

Contact:
Alabama Splash Adventure
4599 Splash Adventure Parkway
Bessemer, Alabama
205-481-4750. www.alabamasplash.com
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Common Bonds: Birmingham Snapshots, 1900-1950 Exhibit

08-31-2018

Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Birmingham Public Library - Central Branch, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Aug 20 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 21 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 22 @ 9:00 am + 9 more dates and times

Thu, Aug 23 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 24 @ 9:00 am Sat, Aug 25 @ 9:00 am Sun, Aug 26 @ 2:00 pm Mon, Aug 27 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 28 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 29 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 30 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 31 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

One of the Birmingham Public Library (BPL) Archives’ most popular exhibits, Common Bonds: Birmingham Snapshots, 1900-1950, will again be on display in the Central Library’s Fourth Floor Gallery.

Including almost 300 images from the...

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One of the Birmingham Public Library (BPL) Archives’ most popular exhibits, Common Bonds: Birmingham Snapshots, 1900-1950, will again be on display in the Central Library’s Fourth Floor Gallery.

Including almost 300 images from the Archives’ collections and private collections, the exhibit highlights the simple snapshot photos that preserve a moment, tell a story, and record life’s milestones. Snapshots illustrate the common bonds of people creating their own visual biographies—mothers chronicling their children’s growth, young men and women proudly leaning against automobiles, families playing in snow, friends being goofy. And for Birmingham, a place often remembered for its divisions, snapshots show the common interests, affections, and aspirations of people—black and white, wealthy and not—who shared far more than even they realized.

Originally displayed at BPL in 2002, Common Bonds traveled to Samford University in 2003, the Reykjavik (Iceland) Museum of Photography in 2003-2004, and Vulcan Park and Museum in 2006.

Common Bonds was funded by a generous grant from the Alabama Humanities Foundation, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Merrilee Challiss

08-30-2018

Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Aug 20 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 21 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 22 @ 9:00 am + 8 more dates and times

Thu, Aug 23 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 24 @ 9:00 am Sat, Aug 25 @ 10:00 am Sun, Aug 26 @ 2:00 pm Mon, Aug 27 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 28 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 29 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 30 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

Opening Reception and Artist Talk - July 19, 2018 5:30pm - 7:30pm

 

 

 

 

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Opening Reception and Artist Talk - July 19, 2018 5:30pm - 7:30pm

 

 

 

 

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Storypalooza

08-27-2018

Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Aug 20 @ 10:30 am Mon, Aug 27 @ 10:30 am

Join Ms. Cristina for an interactive and playful storytime to start off the week perfect for all ages!

Join Ms. Cristina for an interactive and playful storytime to start off the week perfect for all ages!

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Bossypants Book Club

08-20-2018

Presented by Homewood Public Library at Nabeel's Cafe and Market
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Aug 20 @ 6:30 pm

Bossypants Book Club –

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

Monday, August 20, from 6:30-8 p.m. at Nabeel’s Café

Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a...

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Bossypants Book Club –

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

Monday, August 20, from 6:30-8 p.m. at Nabeel’s Café

Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett’s son, Davis.

Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.

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Karaoke Nights with Rickey Smiley

08-27-2018

Presented by Comedy Club at the StarDome at Comedy Club Stardome, Hoover
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Aug 20 @ 7:00 pm Mon, Aug 27 @ 7:00 pm
Birmingham's own, Rickey Smiley is taking over the StarDome on Monday nights. Come join Rickey, his band and whatever else he has up his sleeve as he brings Karaoke to a whole new level.- 17+ Show -
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Birmingham's own, Rickey Smiley is taking over the StarDome on Monday nights. Come join Rickey, his band and whatever else he has up his sleeve as he brings Karaoke to a whole new level.- 17+ Show -
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Def Leppard & Journey

08-20-2018

Presented by BJCC at Legacy Arena at the BJCC, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Aug 20 @ 7:00 pm

Def Leppard and Journey are touring together this summer.

Def Leppard and Journey are touring together this summer.

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An Interview with God

08-22-2018

Presented by Fathom Events at Carmike Patton Creek 15 + IMAX, Hoover
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Aug 20 @ 7:00 pm Tue, Aug 21 @ 7:00 pm Wed, Aug 22 @ 7:00 pm

The event will be shown at the Summit 16, Patton Creek 15 and Lee Branch 15 theatres.

AN INTERVIEW WITH GOD is a thought-provoking film that will be in theaters for three consecutive nights only, August 20-22. Following the movie’s...
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The event will be shown at the Summit 16, Patton Creek 15 and Lee Branch 15 theatres.

AN INTERVIEW WITH GOD is a thought-provoking film that will be in theaters for three consecutive nights only, August 20-22. Following the movie’s conclusion, experience an engaging discussion based on the film’s thought-provoking themes.
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The Birmingham Ghost Walk - Spring Tours

09-30-2018

Presented by Birmingham Historic Touring Company at Birmingham Ghost Walk, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Aug 20 @ 7:30 pm Tue, Aug 21 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Aug 22 @ 7:30 pm + 39 more dates and times

Thu, Aug 23 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Aug 24 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Aug 25 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Aug 26 @ 7:30 pm Mon, Aug 27 @ 7:30 pm Tue, Aug 28 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Aug 29 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Aug 30 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Aug 31 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Sep 01 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Sep 02 @ 7:30 pm Mon, Sep 03 @ 7:30 pm Tue, Sep 04 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Sep 05 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Sep 06 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Sep 07 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Sep 08 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Sep 09 @ 7:30 pm Mon, Sep 10 @ 7:30 pm Tue, Sep 11 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Sep 12 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Sep 13 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Sep 14 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Sep 15 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Sep 16 @ 7:30 pm Mon, Sep 17 @ 7:30 pm Tue, Sep 18 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Sep 19 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Sep 20 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Sep 21 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Sep 22 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Sep 23 @ 7:30 pm Mon, Sep 24 @ 7:30 pm Tue, Sep 25 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Sep 26 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Sep 27 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Sep 28 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Sep 29 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Sep 30 @ 7:30 pm - less dates and times

Two tours available:

The Birmingham Ghost Walk - Hotels, Churches, and Riots: This tour covers the earliest history of the city, two of our haunted hotels and three of our founding churches, along with the saga of one of the most infamous...

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Two tours available:

The Birmingham Ghost Walk - Hotels, Churches, and Riots: This tour covers the earliest history of the city, two of our haunted hotels and three of our founding churches, along with the saga of one of the most infamous murders and riots in early Birmingham...along with all the dark and unusual history. It is the first of the two Ghost Walks of Birmingham.

The Birmingham Ghost Walk - Theaters, Freemasons, & Bodysnatcher's: All the dark and interesting places on the west side of downtown Birmingham. We cover the other two haunted hotels in the city, murderous mothers and our most famous Madam. We also enjoy the lights and spirits of our only 2 remaining historic downtown theaters along with discussions of Victorian funeral practices, fraternal orders, and body-snatching.

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Elvis ’68 Comeback Special

08-20-2018

Presented by Fathom Events at Regal Trussville Stadium 16, Trussville
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Aug 20 @ 7:30 pm

The event will be shown at the Patton Creek 15 and Trussville Stadium 16 theatres.

Iconic Television Special starring singer Elvis Presley, originally aired on December 3, 1968. It marked Elvis Presley’s return to live performance and...
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The event will be shown at the Patton Creek 15 and Trussville Stadium 16 theatres.

Iconic Television Special starring singer Elvis Presley, originally aired on December 3, 1968. It marked Elvis Presley’s return to live performance and re-launched Presley’s singing career. This anniversary event includes the legendary television special, plus an exclusive look at the making of the special, featuring a walkthrough of the NBC soundstage with insights from director/producer Steve Binder and others influenced by Presley, his music and this iconic event.
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Backyard Wilderness

08-31-2018

Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Aug 21 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 22 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 23 @ 9:00 am + 8 more dates and times

Fri, Aug 24 @ 9:00 am Sat, Aug 25 @ 10:00 am Sun, Aug 26 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Aug 27 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 28 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 29 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 30 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 31 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

“Wi-fi is not the only connection that matters”

“Wi-fi is not the only connection that matters”

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Pandas

08-31-2018

Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Aug 21 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 22 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 23 @ 9:00 am + 8 more dates and times

Fri, Aug 24 @ 9:00 am Sat, Aug 25 @ 10:00 am Sun, Aug 26 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Aug 27 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 28 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 29 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 30 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 31 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

At Chengdu Panda Base in China, scientists are dedicated to protecting the species by breeding adult Giant Pandas in order to introduce cubs into the wild. This film follows one such researcher, whose passion leads her to initiate a new technique...

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At Chengdu Panda Base in China, scientists are dedicated to protecting the species by breeding adult Giant Pandas in order to introduce cubs into the wild. This film follows one such researcher, whose passion leads her to initiate a new technique inspired by a black bear program in rural New Hampshire. What starts as a cross-culture collaboration becomes a life-changing journey for an American biologist who crosses an ocean to join her; a scientist from Inner Mongolia; and a very curious female cub named Qian Qian, born in captivity.

Captured with IMAX® Cameras, join Qian Qian on an exciting new adventure in the mountains of Sichuan as she takes her first steps outside her protected habitat, discovering her true animal nature…even as she faces the challenges of the unknown.

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Alabama Wildlife Center Baby Bird Season

09-15-2018

Presented by Alabama Wildlife Center at Alabama Wildlife Center, Pelham
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Aug 21 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 22 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 23 @ 9:00 am + 19 more dates and times

Fri, Aug 24 @ 9:00 am Sun, Aug 26 @ 9:00 am Mon, Aug 27 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 28 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 29 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 30 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 31 @ 9:00 am Sun, Sep 02 @ 9:00 am Mon, Sep 03 @ 9:00 am Tue, Sep 04 @ 9:00 am Wed, Sep 05 @ 9:00 am Thu, Sep 06 @ 9:00 am Fri, Sep 07 @ 9:00 am Sun, Sep 09 @ 9:00 am Mon, Sep 10 @ 9:00 am Tue, Sep 11 @ 9:00 am Wed, Sep 12 @ 9:00 am Thu, Sep 13 @ 9:00 am Fri, Sep 14 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

AWC’s dual mission is to provide medical and rehabilitative care for Alabama’s injured and orphaned native birds in order to permit their return to the wild, and to provide conservation education to people of all ages in order to heighten...

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AWC’s dual mission is to provide medical and rehabilitative care for Alabama’s injured and orphaned native birds in order to permit their return to the wild, and to provide conservation education to people of all ages in order to heighten awareness and appreciation of Alabama’s precious wildlife resources, and how we can responsibly preserve and protect them. Every day, 9am – 5pm visitors can observe the care of Alabama native wild bird patients in the nurseries, solarium and raptor flight cages via camera monitors or one-way glass viewing windows. As new patients are admitted and rehabilitated, patients are released back into the wild; one never knows from one day to the next who the patients will be. Free after paid admission to Oak Mountain State Park.

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Dinosaurs in Motion

09-03-2018

Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Aug 21 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 22 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 23 @ 9:00 am + 11 more dates and times

Fri, Aug 24 @ 9:00 am Sat, Aug 25 @ 10:00 am Sun, Aug 26 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Aug 27 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 28 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 29 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 30 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 31 @ 9:00 am Sat, Sep 01 @ 10:00 am Sun, Sep 02 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Sep 03 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

Dinosaurs in Motion engages and educates the visitor using magnificent, fully interactive, life-size metal dinosaur sculptures created by North Carolina artist John Payne. An amazing blend of science, art and innovation, these life-sized metal...

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Dinosaurs in Motion engages and educates the visitor using magnificent, fully interactive, life-size metal dinosaur sculptures created by North Carolina artist John Payne. An amazing blend of science, art and innovation, these life-sized metal sculptures will captivate visitors while their exposed mechanics illustrate science and technology principles in a fun and engaging way.

Payne’s dinosaur sculptures also weave the principles of kinetics, biomechanics and robotics in their exposed mechanics and movable features. Visitors have the unique ability to manipulate the dinosaurs via lever and pulley systems, as well as with remote controls, offering large-scale dinosaur interaction unprecedented in a museum setting. Principles of innovation, observation and experimentation are also encouraged throughout the exhibition and are reinforced as the visitor takes on the roll of an “apprentice” in Payne’s studio.

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Celebrate Summer at McWane

09-03-2018

Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Aug 21 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 22 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 23 @ 9:00 am + 11 more dates and times

Fri, Aug 24 @ 9:00 am Sat, Aug 25 @ 10:00 am Sun, Aug 26 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Aug 27 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 28 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 29 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 30 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 31 @ 9:00 am Sat, Sep 01 @ 10:00 am Sun, Sep 02 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Sep 03 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

School is out, and science is IN at McWane Science Center! Join us for special days including McWane’s 20th Birthday Bash, camps, deals, IMAX films and much more!

Dinosaurs in Motion: Dinosaurs in Motion engages and educates the visitor using...

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School is out, and science is IN at McWane Science Center! Join us for special days including McWane’s 20th Birthday Bash, camps, deals, IMAX films and much more!

Dinosaurs in Motion: Dinosaurs in Motion engages and educates the visitor using magnificent, fully interactive, life-size metal dinosaur sculptures created by North Carolina artist John Payne. An amazing blend of science, art and innovation, these life-sized metal sculptures will captivate visitors while their exposed mechanics illustrate science and technology principles in a fun and engaging way.

IMAX: Two new films are coming to the IMAX Dome this spring. ‘Backyard Wildness’ and ‘Pandas’‘Everest’ which first debuted in the IMAX Dome 20 years ago is back! Check below for special IMAX giveaways and combo ticket deals.

Blue Star Museum PartnershipLabor Day through Memorial Day, McWane is partnered with Blue Star Museums to provide FREE admission to active duty military and their family.

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Everest

09-30-2018

Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Aug 21 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 22 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 23 @ 9:00 am + 38 more dates and times

Fri, Aug 24 @ 9:00 am Sat, Aug 25 @ 10:00 am Sun, Aug 26 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Aug 27 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 28 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 29 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 30 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 31 @ 9:00 am Sat, Sep 01 @ 10:00 am Sun, Sep 02 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Sep 03 @ 9:00 am Tue, Sep 04 @ 9:00 am Wed, Sep 05 @ 9:00 am Thu, Sep 06 @ 9:00 am Fri, Sep 07 @ 9:00 am Sat, Sep 08 @ 10:00 am Sun, Sep 09 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Sep 10 @ 9:00 am Tue, Sep 11 @ 9:00 am Wed, Sep 12 @ 9:00 am Thu, Sep 13 @ 9:00 am Fri, Sep 14 @ 9:00 am Sat, Sep 15 @ 10:00 am Sun, Sep 16 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Sep 17 @ 9:00 am Tue, Sep 18 @ 9:00 am Wed, Sep 19 @ 9:00 am Thu, Sep 20 @ 9:00 am Fri, Sep 21 @ 9:00 am Sat, Sep 22 @ 10:00 am Sun, Sep 23 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Sep 24 @ 9:00 am Tue, Sep 25 @ 9:00 am Wed, Sep 26 @ 9:00 am Thu, Sep 27 @ 9:00 am Fri, Sep 28 @ 9:00 am Sat, Sep 29 @ 10:00 am Sun, Sep 30 @ 12:00 pm - less dates and times

“Everest” is the dramatic true story of a team of climbers who found hope, strength and triumph in the wake of tragedy. Their successful ascent of Mount Everest just days after fellow mountaineers and friends died there, is a compelling story...

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“Everest” is the dramatic true story of a team of climbers who found hope, strength and triumph in the wake of tragedy. Their successful ascent of Mount Everest just days after fellow mountaineers and friends died there, is a compelling story about the human spirit and a mountain they love, respect and sometimes fear.

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Storytime Yoga for ages 1 - 6 years

08-28-2018

Presented by Villager Yoga at Villager Yoga, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Aug 21 @ 9:30 am Tue, Aug 28 @ 9:30 am

This playful class brings yoga poses to life through well-loved children’s stories and songs. Through enchanting yoga adventures, your child will explore movement, language, rhythm and rhyme, all while developing strength, balance, and...

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This playful class brings yoga poses to life through well-loved children’s stories and songs. Through enchanting yoga adventures, your child will explore movement, language, rhythm and rhyme, all while developing strength, balance, and flexibility. Class is designed for ages 1-6 and a caregiver., however siblings of all ages are welcome.

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Wee Ones

08-28-2018

Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Aug 21 @ 9:30 am Tue, Aug 21 @ 10:30 am Tue, Aug 28 @ 9:30 am + 1 more dates and times

Tue, Aug 28 @ 10:30 am - less dates and times

Join Ms. Mary for a fun and energetic storytime for ages three and under.

Join Ms. Mary for a fun and energetic storytime for ages three and under.

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Spring Valley Beach Waterpark

09-03-2018

Presented by Spring Valley Beach at Spring Valley Beach, Blountsville
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Aug 21 @ 10:00 am Wed, Aug 22 @ 10:00 am Thu, Aug 23 @ 10:00 am + 11 more dates and times

Fri, Aug 24 @ 10:00 am Sat, Aug 25 @ 10:00 am Sun, Aug 26 @ 10:00 am Mon, Aug 27 @ 10:00 am Tue, Aug 28 @ 10:00 am Wed, Aug 29 @ 10:00 am Thu, Aug 30 @ 10:00 am Fri, Aug 31 @ 10:00 am Sat, Sep 01 @ 10:00 am Sun, Sep 02 @ 10:00 am Mon, Sep 03 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

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, AL and approximately 60 minutes south of Huntsville, Alabama right off of...

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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, AL and approximately 60 minutes south of Huntsville, Alabama right off of Highway 231.

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Libby: Library ebooks & Audiobooks for Mobile Devices

08-21-2018

Presented by Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest at Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest, Vestavia Hills
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Aug 21 @ 10:00 am

 Call 205-978-4679 to register. Class takes place in the Electronic Classroom of the Vestavia Hills Library.

 Call 205-978-4679 to register. Class takes place in the Electronic Classroom of the Vestavia Hills Library.

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Alabama Splash Adventure

09-03-2018

Presented by Alabama Splash Adventure at Alabama's Splash Adventure Waterpark, Bessemer
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Aug 21 @ 10:30 am Wed, Aug 22 @ 10:30 am Thu, Aug 23 @ 10:30 am + 11 more dates and times

Fri, Aug 24 @ 10:30 am Sat, Aug 25 @ 10:30 am Sun, Aug 26 @ 10:30 am Mon, Aug 27 @ 10:30 am Tue, Aug 28 @ 10:30 am Wed, Aug 29 @ 10:30 am Thu, Aug 30 @ 10:30 am Fri, Aug 31 @ 10:30 am Sat, Sep 01 @ 10:30 am Sun, Sep 02 @ 10:30 am Mon, Sep 03 @ 10:30 am - less dates and times

Alabama Splash Adventure opens for the summer season on Saturday, May 19th, and is proud to announce the largest expansion in park history. The park has added six new amusement attractions, the Pirates High Dive Show, and many more enhancements...

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Alabama Splash Adventure opens for the summer season on Saturday, May 19th, and is proud to announce the largest expansion in park history. The park has added six new amusement attractions, the Pirates High Dive Show, and many more enhancements to provide more fun all summer long. The park combines water and amusement attractions together, so the entire family can enjoy waterslides and rides in one location for one low price. Depending on your mood, enjoy a relaxing lazy river ride or amplify the excitement with monster slides and waves. On the amusement end, check out the Rampage Wooden Roller Coaster that reaches speeds of 56 mph and family thrilling rides.

Owners, Dan Koch, and his Mom Pat also called “The General” have over 60 years of experience in the amusement and waterpark industry. Over the past five years, the Koch family has added numerous amusement attractions to the park, restored the world famous Rampage wooden roller coaster, and introduced many valuable extras such as free parking, free unlimited Pepsi drinks, free sunscreen, free inner tubes and free Wi-Fi.

Both Dan and Pat Koch are at the park daily from open to close greeting customers, cleaning, and you may even see them in the restaurants making funnel cakes. Pat Koch 86 years old says “We have an incredible staff and you really feel like family when entering, everything must be spit spot clean and all you have to do is relax and have fun.”

Alabama Splash Adventure has received a series of positive rankings. In 2017, Alabama Splash Adventure was chosen as one of the top five friendliest parks in the world by readers of Amusement Today, a national amusement industry news leader. The park was named as one of the best theme park values in the USA by MSN News. The Rampage Roller Coaster was ranked as one of the top 25 wooden coasters in the world. Owner Dan Koch says “We will build upon these honors. We are definitely moving in the right direction. Thank you, guests, team members and the great state of Alabama.”
Six new Attractions and Entertainment include:
1. Scrambler: Enjoy a spinning frenzy ride on this family favorite.
2. Yo-Yo: Experience the feeling of flight. This spinning attraction takes you into the air in open air seats.
3. Tilt-A-Whirl: Encounter a series of spins and twists.
4. Rocking Tug: Enjoy rocking and spinning motions with the entire family in this wild ship.
5. Royal Express: A gentle train ride off the rails throughout the park
6. Splash Island: kids slides and play area
7. High Dive Show with Pirates theme

New Enhancements:
Newly renovated Island Cafe Restaurant with new Pepsi Oasis where free drinks are served every day.
Additional lockers in the waterpark
More seating
More shade structures
More dining tables
Additional premium cabanas
Newly renovated Pepsi Amphitheater area
More food choices including gluten-free items

Accomplishments and Pricing/Promotions:
Named one of the top 5 friendliest parks in the world
Named one of the best theme park values in the USA
Rampage named one of the top wooden coasters in the world
96% positive ratings
Season pass pricing has been lowered
Buy online or bring Pepsi product to receive $5 off or $10 of bonus cash

What stays the same in 2018:
Free Parking
Free Pepsi drinks all day every day
Free Sunscreen
Free inner tubes
Free Wi-Fi
Continued family ownership

Contact:
Alabama Splash Adventure
4599 Splash Adventure Parkway
Bessemer, Alabama
205-481-4750. www.alabamasplash.com
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