How to Plan Your Birmingham Pilgrimage
People come from all over the United States to visit our most revered and soulful places just as the medieval English folk visited Canterbury. Literary types will tell you that Chaucer and his crew took about 8 days to make their pilgrimage to Canterbury and return home. We recommend you take 5 and do Birmingham. Here’s how you do it.
Alabama Bicentennial Fireworks Show
Vulcan Park & Museum
For decades, Vulcan Park and Museum has been hailed as presenting one of the largest and most extravagant Independence Day traditions in the state of Alabama. This year will be no exception as they will once again illuminate the skies above Birmingham’s beloved iron man, Vulcan. This year’s show will last approximately 20 minutes and will feature a variety of firework shells that will brighten the sky with new colors and patterns. The park will be closed, show can be viewed from most locations in downtown Birmingham.
More Info: http://visitvulcan.com/july-4th-fireworks/
Kelly Ingram Park
Freedom Fest is designed as a celebration of heritage and is poised to be the seminal event every year to celebrate the triumphs of Birmingham’s Civil Rights history and its commitment to forging a united future.
More Info: http://freedomfestbhm.com/
Art on the Rocks
Birmingham Museum of Art
For 15 years, Art On The Rocks has enlivened downtown Birmingham with electric Friday nights of art-centered entertainment. This year, Art On The Rocks will continue its mission of bringing the best of Birmingham by offering a dynamic roster of visual and performing arts, from live music and dj dance parties, to artist demos and interactive mural-making.
More Info: https://artsbma.org/event/art-on-the-rocks-feat-durand-jones-the-indications/
Fire on the Water
Oak Mountain State Park
Pelham’s annual fireworks show is lighting up the sky over Oak Mountain State Park. Get there early, the gates close at 7pm, the fireworks start at 9pm. There will be hiking, watersports, live music and more.
More Info: https://www.facebook.com/OakMountainSP/photos/a.10150157928815937/10157050171265937/
Summer Film Series
All Month Long
The 2019 Alabama Theatre Summer Film Series continues this month! Check out the schedule to see the featured films. There will be a sing-along with the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ before each film.
More Info: https://alabamatheatre.com/events/2019-07/
BJCC Exhibition Halls
Alabama Comic Con is a two-day event that and will bring together a diverse list of guests, vendors, artists, and fan groups, in an affordable, family friendly environment.
More Info: https://alabamacomiccon.com/
World Deer Expo
BJCC Exhibition Halls
Get ready for the ultimate sportsman’s paradise and the country’s largest three-day hunting consumer show! The Expo features a weekend full of fun for everyone who loves hunting, fishing and the great outdoors.
More Info: https://worlddeerexpo.com/
Alabama Adventure Amusement Park & Splash Adventure
Alabama Adventure & Splash Adventure, comprised of 89 acres, is both an amusement and water park that delivers wet and dry attractions for one low price. The parks provide numerous slides, thousands of gallons of water, exciting waves, lazy rivers, the Rampage Roller Coaster, and plenty of rides for young and old alike.
More Info: http://www.alabamasplash.com/
Birmingham’s favorite baseball team continues their 2019 season with 15 home games in July. Weekly events include Thirsty Thursday, Friday Fireworks and more.
More Info: https://www.milb.com/birmingham/schedule/2019-07
Birmingham Legion FC returns for 3 home games in July. A soccer club playing in the competitive USL, they have captured the hearts of many supporters in their inaugural season. Practice your chants before you go with this useful cheat sheet.
More Info: https://www.bhmlegion.com/2019schedule