Featured Itinerary

Tripping the Night Eclectic

A Long & Delicious Foodie Weekend

Culinary delights from soul food to old-school soda shop fare, from white table delicacies to nationally popular new seafood restaurants – if you like exquisite new and different food experiences, carefully crafted cocktails, and a weekend you’ll be talking about months after you return home, well, you just can’t beat Birmingham.
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Featured Events

TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl

January 2
Legion Field
The college football post-season has made it to Birmingham. Boston College and Cincinnati are looking to end their season on a high note. Events will be happening all week long, including a pep rally and street festival at Uptown Birmingham.
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Monster Jam Triple Threat Series

January 4-5
Legacy Arena at the BJCC
It’s loud. It’s big. And it’s a guaranteed good time. Monster Jam is bringing some of the biggest names in the business to Birmingham for 2 days of non-stop action.
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MLK Day 5K Drum Run

January 18
4th Avenue Business District
Gathering the diverse groups in our beloved community to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in the spirit of sisterhood and brotherhood with fellowship and fitness. The race features drumlines from the metro area schools that will line up along the race course to keep the beat as the runners and walkers make their way.
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Birmingham Boat Show

January 23-26
BJCC Exhibition Halls
The show is now the oldest and largest in the State of Alabama. With over 250,000 square feet, the show highlights the latest in boats, motors, fishing gear, guides, outfitters and related outdoor gear.
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Les Miserables

January 7-12
BJCC Concert Hall
Broadway is coming to Birmingham. Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Miserables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption- a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit.
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Birmingham Dance Showcase’s Dance Across Birmingham

January 11
BJCC Theatre
Be sure to catch this free showcase and discover for yourself the talents and diversity of the Birmingham dance community. Bring the whole family and enjoy Dance Across Birmingham with free community dance classes!
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An Evening with Branford Marsalis Quartet

January 12
Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center
The three-time Grammy Award winner has continued to exercise and expand his skills as an instrumentalist and composer.
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Miranda Lambert Wildcard Tour

January 18
Legacy Arena at the BJCC
Country Star Miranda Lambert is taking her show on the road. The Wildcard Tour will stop in Birmingham on January 18, featuring special performances by Cody Johnson and Lanco.
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5th Annual Lyric Masquerade Ball

January 18
Lyric Fine Arts Theatre
This formal event will feature a The Matthew DeVine band, dancing on the stage of The Lyric, heavy hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, bourbon tasting presented by Coopers’ Craft plus an open bar including wine, beer, and a signature cocktail.
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Shades of Harmony: A Celebration of Black History

January 22-23
BJCC Concert Hall
Through music written by black composers, and compositions inspired by the African American Spiritual, the Alabama Symphony will tell the diverse story of the human experience. By way of narration and song, students will come to have a profound awareness of the struggles that have continued to inspire change, acceptance, and equal rights for all.
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The Pink Bride Wedding Show

January 19
BJCC Exhibition Halls
The must-visit show for people celebrating a December engagement. Formerly The Southern Bridal Show, this event has literally everything you’ll need to plan the biggest day of your life, from the area’s top vendors to breathtaking inspirational layouts and giveaways.
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Cabaret

Opens January 23
Virginia Samford Theatre
Cabaret takes place from 1929-1930, a time in Berlin at the beginnings of the rise of the Nazi Party. With a score featuring songs that have become classics of the American Musical Theater, Cabaret is a fierce, meaty musical that pushes the boundaries of the form and literally holds “the mirror up to nature.”
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Birmingham Feline Fanciers Cat Show

January 25 – 26
Zamora Shrine Temple
Fancy a feline? The Birmingham Feline Fanciers Cat Show is the event for you. There will be lots vendors with cat-related items for sale. Local rescue and humane organizations will have cats and kittens available for adoption.
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Art of the Drum | Drum TAO 2020

January 27
Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center
TAO’s stage is created through phenomenal performances and expressions consisting of incomparable Wadaiko-drums and the beautiful mesmerizing melody of Japanese flutes and harps. It is the Japanese entertainment for a new generation that completely surpasses expectations.
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Birmingham Bulls Hockey

Pelham Convention Center
Birmingham’s professional hockey team returns for 6 home games this month. The action is non-stop! With heart pounding music, and contests, what are you waiting for? It’s an experience to remember.
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College Basketball

Now that college football has passed, we’re moving on to college basketball to get our sports fix. Birmingham is no stranger to strong teams. Check out the schedules and cheer on our local athletes.
Schedules: Birmingham-Southern Men • Birmingham-Southern Women • Miles Men • Miles Women • Samford Men • Samford Women • UAB Men • UAB Women


Looking Ahead

2020 Festivals Calendar

It’s never too early to plan out your entire year, right? That’s what we thought. Here’s a rundown of all the big events happening in Birmingham this year. Make sure you’re in town.
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