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Black History Month

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
Each year beginning on February 1st, an entire month of events are planned nationwide honoring the history and contributions of African Americans.
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Mercedes Marathon

Starts at Railroad Park
February 14 – 16
In its 19th year, the Mercedes-Benz Marathon Weekend of events has become a Birmingham tradition. The event has helped raise millions of dollars for local charities throughout its history.
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O’Reilly Auto Parts World of Wheels Auto Show

BJCC Exhibition Halls
February 7 – 9
Featuring a wide variety of custom cars, trucks and motorcycles as well as restored and antique vehicles. The exhibitors, vendors and tens of thousands of spectators make these annual shows informative, exciting, and fun.
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Cottontail’s Village Arts, Crafts & Gifts Show

BJCC Exhibition Halls
February 28 – March 1
Are you looking for a one-of-a kind party dress for your little princess? Do you need a personalized Easter basket stuffed with candy, toys, and games? Or, are you shopping to update your home décor or garden accessories? Spring shopping is fun and simple, when new exhibitors join your favorite vendors from Christmas Village to display fresh new ideas and crafts
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Winter Market

The Market at Pepper Place
Every Saturday
The indoor Winter Market features seasonal veggies grown in Alabama, cheeses, honey, eggs and meat. Fresh breads, coffee, and a small variety of locally made home goods will be available, too.
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The Beach Boys Live

Alabama Theatre
February 12
The Beach Boys have become synonymous with the California lifestyle and are American icons to fans around the world and have sold over 100 million records worldwide.
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RENT on Stage

BJCC Concert Hall
February 17
In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world.
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Birmingham Bulls

Pelham Civic Complex
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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Right or Privilege? Alabama Women and the Vote

Vulcan Park & Museum
After a decades long fight, women gained the right to vote in 1920 with the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Vulcan Park and Museum will lead the year-long commemoration of this significant achievement. This exhibit and related programming will explore the challenges of suffragists in Alabama, the racial issues that shaped the Women’s Suffrage Movement and the fight for universal suffrage which continued long past 1920.
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Guitar: The Instrument that Rocked the World

McWane Science Center
Experience the science of sound and the cultural impact of the guitar by exploring more than 70 instruments and 100 historical artifacts-ranging from the rare and antique to the wildly popular and innovative. This special exhibition from The National GUITAR Museum features hands-on interaction for all ages, video performances, x-ray images of guitars’ inner workings and plenty of opportunities to strum and jam.
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College Basketball

It’s college basketball season, y’all. Birmingham is no stranger to strong teams. Check out the schedules and cheer on our local athletes.
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Looking Ahead

Bassmaster Classic

The 50th anniversary of the world bass fishing championship will be held March 6-8, 2020. 53 of the top anglers in the world will compete at Lake Guntersville with the weigh-in at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex in Birmingham.
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