Sidewalk Film Festival
Birmingham Theatre District
August 21 – 26
The 20th Annual Sidewalk Film Festival, a celebration of new independent cinema in downtown Birmingham, is set to take place August 21-26, 2018. Since its debut in 1999, filmmakers from across the country and around the world have come to Birmingham to screen their work at Sidewalk and have been thrilled to discover fresh, enthusiastic crowds eager to devour new independent cinema.
More Info: http://www.sidewalkfest.com/
Birmingham Restaurant Week
August 10 – 19
Birmingham Restaurant Week is the city’s premier dining out and tasting event. From fine dining to down-home cookin’, food lovers with a taste for adventure can enjoy sampling two and/or three course lunches or dinners from prix-fixe menus ranging from $10- $40 per person- making it easy and affordable for everyone to enjoy a taste of Birmingham’s diverse and flourishing culinary scene.
More Info: http://www.bhamrestaurantweek.com/
Avondale Historic District
August 3 – 4
Treat yourself to over 60 bands performing on the stages of Birmingham! All Secret Stages venues are close to each other and filled with up-and-coming or under-the-radar acts drawn from the nation, the region and our own back yard. So, come to Birmingham, park, and have walking access to all of our bands across a variety of venues, as well as the many restaurants, pubs, shopping and other things Birmingham has to offer.
More Info: https://www.secretstages.net/
Join us for the Birmingham Babypalooza Baby Expo at the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex North Exhibit Hall. If you’re thinking of having a baby, just found out your are expecting, or have had or adopted a child in the last twelve months then Babypalooza is for you.
More Info: http://www.babypalooza.com/birmingham-babypalooza/
Art on the Rocks
Birmingham Museum of Art
Join us after dark for the 14th season of Birmingham’s most popular summer series Art On The Rocks presented by Dale’s Seasoning. Enjoy artist collaborations, interactive performances, food, cocktails, and more! Don’t miss musical guests Tank and the Bangas, who propel every song with the grit, energy, and rawness of punk, the feeling of soul, and occasionally, a little jazz swing.
More Info: https://artsbma.org/major-event/art-on-the-rocks/
Rick & Bubba Outdoor Expo
August 24 – 26
The Rick and Bubba Expo will feature the best in hunting and fishing and other outdoor activities. It will be a weekend of fun and entertainment designed for outdoor enthusiasts of all kinds with hundreds of outdoor retailers. Plus you can meet and greet with Rick and Bubba and other celebrity guests throughout the weekend! The top outdoor retailers and organizations in the country will be on hand and families can pursue their passion for the great outdoors in a relaxed and entertaining setting all under one roof.
More Info: https://www.rickandbubbaoutdoorexpo.com/
College Football Kickoff
Celebrate the start of college football season with one of Birmingham’s own colleges. UAB, Samford and Birmingham-Southern all have home games on Thursday to get a jump start on the season.
See UAB’s Schedule · See Samford’s Schedule · See Birmingham-Southern’s Schedule
Birmingham Barons Home Games
A Double-A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox since 1986, the Barons have been a staple in the Birmingham community since 1885. The Barons have 15 home games in the final month of the season.
More Info: http://www.milb.com/schedule/index.jsp?sid=t247&m=8&y=2018