Greater Birmingham Convention & Visitors Bureau Commemorates 60 Years of the Birmingham Civil Rights Movement, Celebrating Progress and Honoring the Past

US Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown-Jackson and filmmaker Spike Lee visited Birmingham and spoke at separate events last weekend on the 60th anniversary of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Sept 25, 2023) – A year-long commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Birmingham Civil Rights campaign reached a crescendo recently with multiple […]

The Birmingham Museum of Art to Present Landmark Disney Costume Exhibition

Presenting Sponsor PNC Bank Continues Decade-long Relationship with Museum Birmingham, AL (August 24, 2023) – The Birmingham Museum of Art (BMA) is thrilled to announce its presentation of the critically acclaimed exhibition Heroes and Villains: The Art of the Disney Costume created by the Walt Disney Archives and presented by PNC. Comprised of 70 costumes […]

St. Louis Cardinals, San Francisco Giants to play at Rickwood Field in Birmingham, AL, June 20, 2024

America’s Oldest Professional Ballpark to Host Special Regular Season Game in Tribute to The Negro Leagues and Its Greatest Living Player, Birmingham Native, Willie Mays; On Tuesday, June 18th, Rickwood Also Will Host Minor League Contest Between the Birmingham Barons and Montgomery Biscuits MLB Press Release June 20, 2023 — Major League Baseball today announced […]

National Association of Black Journalists Convene in Greater Birmingham for Convention & Career Fair

Largest convention in Birmingham since the pandemic generated an estimated economic impact of $7.5 million for Jefferson County BIRMINGHAM, AL (Aug. 8, 2023) — From August 2 through August 6, the Greater Birmingham area welcomed close to 4000 Black journalists from all four corners of the country for the 2023 National Association of Black Journalists […]

The Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen’s trip to Birmingham’s ‘Southern Museum of Flight’

BIRMINGHAM, AL (July 11, 2023) — The Greater Birmingham Convention and Visitors Bureau had the distinct pleasure of joining members of the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen on a recent tour of Birmingham’s own Southern Museum of Flight. 97-year-old Dr. Eugene Richardson, a former Tuskegee Airman, as well as 98-year-old Ms. Alma Bailey, […]

Inaugural FOOD+Culture Festival Plans to Highlight and Celebrate Birmingham Food Scene

FOOD+Culture Sets Sights on Bringing Big Economic Impact and Solidifying Birmingham as a Culinary Destination (Birmingham, Ala.) June 13, 2023— BHAM FOOD+Culture Festival is on a mission to celebrate the Magic City’s dynamic culinary landscape with events that highlight the epicurean accomplishments of our city. FOOD+Culture Fest launched with a reveal party in October 2022 […]

The Charmettes Celebrate 67th Annual Convention in Birmingham, Alabama

Sisterhood of women committed to improving the quality of life within its communities BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Nearly 400 women from across the country are in Birmingham, Alabama for the annual gathering of The Charmettes, a national organization committed to supporting cancer awareness and research in the Black community. Celebrating its 67th year, the convention will […]

Rails to Trails Magazine: Greater Birmingham’s Trail Magic – The Power of the Red Rock Trail System

Alabama’s Red Rock Trail System is a planned 750-mile network of trails, parks, bike lanes and sidewalks in Jefferson County being spearheaded by Freshwater Land Trust. Javacia Harris Bowser shares more about this important and exciting project for the Greater Birmingham region in the latest edition of Rails to Trails magazine. Click to read the […]

New York Times: Going Back in Time, M.L.B. Will Play a Game at Rickwood Field

The Birmingham, Ala., stadium was home to Willie Mays in his Negro leagues days. It will host a game between Mays’s Giants and the Cardinals in 2024. By David Waldstein June 20, 2023 Rickwood Field in Birmingham, Ala., believed to be the oldest professional baseball stadium in the United States, has played host to some […]

Birmingham, Alabama Announced as 2024 Main Street Now Conference Host City

Efforts to Welcome Downtown Revitalization Practitioners Underway Chicago, Ill. (June 15, 2023) – Birmingham, Alabama, will serve as the host city for the 2024 Main Street Now Conference, officials announced today. Hosted by Main Street America in partnership with Main Street Alabama, Sweet Home Alabama, and the Greater Birmingham Convention & Visitors Bureau, the industry-leading […]