Top Events #INAugust

FEATURED EVENTS 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 […]

Sidewalk Film Festival Schedule Released

Birmingham’s highly acclaimed Sidewalk Film Festival is less than a month away. It’s a weekend where you can take a break from the endless search through Netflix’s queue and get a taste of the latest films in the independent film industry. With over 200 films on deck, Sidewalk attracts talent from all over. MovieMaker magazine […]

Where to Celebrate the Upcoming Sales Tax Holiday

Looking for a place to celebrate our upcoming Sales Tax Holiday? (here’s a hint: it’s in Birmingham) The 2018 Alabama Sales Tax Holiday (a.k.a. Tax-Free Weekend) approaches. Beginning Friday, July 20th at 12:01 A.M, and ending Sunday, July 22nd at 12:00 midnight, Alabama will, for the 13th time, waive the sales tax on specific school-related […]

It’s Once Again Time for Sloss Tech & Sloss Fest

It’s that time of year again, when we feel a little restless in our flip-flops, when we can sense the approaching beat of one of the essential live music experiences you can have  this side of the Mississippi. Yep, it’s almost time for Sloss Fest (a.k.a. the Sloss Music and Arts Festival). And, as in […]

Top Events #INJuly

Featured Events Thunder on the Mountain Vulcan Park & Museum July 4 For decades, Thunder on the Mountain has been hailed as one of the largest and most extravagant Independence Day traditions in the state of Alabama. This year will be no exception! Thunder on the Mountain 2018 will once again illuminate the skies above […]

Barbecue in the Ham: The Top 15

It’s summer in the South, a time when we all turn out thoughts to one of the only truly American foods – barbecue. If you ask any Southerner about barbecue and they’ll have an opinion. A strong one. Aficionados of Carolina-style barbecue swear by a vinegar-heavy, thin sauce. Texans will argue that folks from the […]

Top Events #INJune

It’s summertime in the city and the events and festivals are starting to heat up. Whether you’re looking for music, food or other events to celebrate, Birmingham has a list to keep you busy all summer long. Vulcan’s 114th Birthday Vulcan Park & Museum June 3 Make plans to attend the biggest birthday bash in […]

50 Things You Simply Must Do In Birmingham

Don’t just take our word for it. The folks over at BuzzFeed have been pretty impressed with Birmingham, too. From sports and food to nightlife and the outdoors, enjoy this list they created that features lots of the coolest things we have to offer. Then turn off that device and come experience them all for yourself.

Birmingham Parks get National Recognition

The praise for Birmingham isn’t limited to the city sights and restaurants, our green spaces are also getting recognition on the national stage. Birmingham has no shortage of trails, waterways, golf courses and parks. To get in touch with Birmingham’s great outdoors, we gathered a list of the activities and locations. Southern Living Magazine names […]

The Comprehensive Guide to Birming-hamburgers

Sometime between about 1890 and 1905, an inventive cook somewhere in the United States put a piece of Hamburg Steak (which was already a thing) between two pieces of bread and called it a hamburger. We’ve been in love with it ever since. If you had to choose one food that Americans can’t resist, the […]