So many festivals. So little time.

It seems like there’s always something happening here. More big events. More new festivals. More of everything. To the point where you’ll wish you had more time.


Festivals and Events in Birmingham

Birmingham is quickly becoming the go-to festival destination in the Southeast. It’s about music. It’s about art. It’s about film. It’s about food. The festival scene around here is about a lot things, and it’s about time you experienced it for yourself.

Featured Festivals and Events In Birmingham
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Current & Upcoming Events


2019 Labor Day Smoked BBQ Sale Fundraiser VFW Post 12185

08-31-2019

Presented by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 12185 at Siluria Brewery, Alabaster
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Aug 24 @ 12:00 am Tue, Aug 27 @ 12:00 am Wed, Aug 28 @ 12:00 am + 4 more dates and times

Thu, Aug 29 @ 12:00 am Fri, Aug 30 @ 12:00 am Sat, Aug 31 @ 12:00 am Sat, Aug 31 @ 7:00 am - less dates and times

2019 Labor Day Smoked BBQ Sale

Boston Butts $35.00

Slab, Baby Back Ribs $25.00

Whole Chicken $15.00

Preorders will be taken at the Siluria Brewery until 28 August.

Reserve your BBQ today!

Cash or Checks Only, Payable to: VFW Post 12185

Donations...

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2019 Labor Day Smoked BBQ Sale

Boston Butts $35.00

Slab, Baby Back Ribs $25.00

Whole Chicken $15.00

Preorders will be taken at the Siluria Brewery until 28 August.

Reserve your BBQ today!

Cash or Checks Only, Payable to: VFW Post 12185

Donations to Post 12185 are always Welcome

Want to join the VFW?  Please come to this Event with your DD-214 and/or proof of service during an overseas campaign.

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Shop Belk’s Back-to-School Charity Sale and Support Local Nonprofits

08-24-2019

Presented by Belk at Belk, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Aug 24 @ 7:00 am

Just in time for back-to-school, the Belk Charity Sale returns to offer customers exclusive discounts on top designer brands, plus an opportunity to give back to local charities. To access the sale, customers are encouraged to purchase a $5...

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Just in time for back-to-school, the Belk Charity Sale returns to offer customers exclusive discounts on top designer brands, plus an opportunity to give back to local charities. To access the sale, customers are encouraged to purchase a $5 ticket from a partnering nonprofit, or at their local Belk store. The $5 will ultimately be deducted from the customer’s purchase when they shop at the event on August 24. All proceeds from the sale will benefit partnering nonprofits that support local education initiatives and other charities dedicated to community enrichment.

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Southeastern Trail Series

08-24-2019

Presented by Mountain High Outfitters at the Summit at Oak Mountain State Park, Pelham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Aug 24 @ 7:30 am

The series consists of 6 Trail Races.

April 13th -Tranquility Lake - 3 or 6 Miles
May 4th - Run for Kids Challenge - 10K, 50K or 12 Hour
May 25th - Memorial Day Trail Race - 6 or 12 Miles
July 13th - Hotter 'N Hell Trail Race - 9 or 18...

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The series consists of 6 Trail Races.

April 13th -Tranquility Lake - 3 or 6 Miles
May 4th - Run for Kids Challenge - 10K, 50K or 12 Hour
May 25th - Memorial Day Trail Race - 6 or 12 Miles
July 13th - Hotter 'N Hell Trail Race - 9 or 18 Miles
August 24th - Ridge to Blazing Ridge - 10.5 or 21 Miles
November 23rd - Blood Rock 25K or 50K

Southeastern Trail Series, sponsored by Mountain High Outfitters, consists of six races all right here in the Birmingham area. The series is designed for three purposes. First, to provide great races for everyone that enjoys trail running. Second, running the series races is a great training tool for major trail races such as Blood Rock 100 Mile, Lake Martin 100, or even the Leadville 100 and Western States 100. Finally, the series is designed to prepare runners to successfully run their first ultra. Each race will have at least two distance options, a short race, one lap of the course, and a long race, two laps. Each race in the series is longer and more difficult than the previous.

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Hueytown Harvest Farmers Market

08-31-2019

Presented by Hueytown Harvest at Hueytown Stadium Park, Bessemer
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Aug 24 @ 8:00 am Sat, Aug 31 @ 8:00 am
Hueytown Harvest is a state sanctioned, CERTIFIED farmers market, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization featuring Alabama-grown fruits and vegetables, local artists, food producers, musicians, a Children’s Tent, an Educational Tent and our new...
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Hueytown Harvest is a state sanctioned, CERTIFIED farmers market, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization featuring Alabama-grown fruits and vegetables, local artists, food producers, musicians, a Children’s Tent, an Educational Tent and our new 'Blue Zone' offering chef demonstrations. Bring your lawn chair, your furry friend and plan to stay awhile. Spend the day with us to experience a laid back atmosphere while shopping and supporting local!
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Valleydale Farmers Market

08-31-2019

Presented by Valleydale Farmers' Market at Valleydale Farmers' Market, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Aug 24 @ 8:00 am Sat, Aug 31 @ 8:00 am

At Valleydale Farmers' Market, you'll find a great line up of growers selling fresh, local produce, Alabama honey, eggs, dairy, jams/jellies, and homemade goods, as well as our wonderful artisans, selling all types of baked goods, handmade soaps,...

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At Valleydale Farmers' Market, you'll find a great line up of growers selling fresh, local produce, Alabama honey, eggs, dairy, jams/jellies, and homemade goods, as well as our wonderful artisans, selling all types of baked goods, handmade soaps, handmade art, artisan pasta, woodworks, metalworks, jewelry, childrens clothing and accessories, dog treats and collars, locally roasted coffee, and more!

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Mitchell's Place Dragon Boat Festival

08-24-2019

Presented by Mitchell's Place at East Lake Park, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Aug 24 @ 8:00 am

Dating back 2,300 years, dragon boat racing is a unique cultural event featuring adrenaline-pumping action. Teams of 21 people race in authentic 46-foot long Hong Kong style dragon boats. Competitors rave about the excitement, friendly...

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Dating back 2,300 years, dragon boat racing is a unique cultural event featuring adrenaline-pumping action. Teams of 21 people race in authentic 46-foot long Hong Kong style dragon boats. Competitors rave about the excitement, friendly competition and community spirit surrounding the sport. All ages, skill levels and physiques perfect their stroke and timing for the ultimate teamwork experience! See how well your team can compete against other local, corporate and community teams – and who will win off the water raising money for children with Autism!

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Southeastern Outings Moderately Strenuous Dayhike and Creekwade in Collier Creek, Bankhead Forest

08-24-2019

Presented by Southeastern Outings at Hayden/Corner Park and Ride is meeting place, Warrior
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Aug 24 @ 8:15 am

We hope to see at least six waterfalls running on this outing if we are lucky.  Collier Creek is located in a heavily forested area with lots of hemlock trees.

Participants on this hike will be expected to be able and willing to walk at least 4...

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We hope to see at least six waterfalls running on this outing if we are lucky.  Collier Creek is located in a heavily forested area with lots of hemlock trees.

Participants on this hike will be expected to be able and willing to walk at least 4 ½ miles off trail over rugged terrain including wading 2 miles in two creeks, portions of which may sometimes be knee deep, wear hiking boots and long pants to hike through the woods to and from the creek, and bring and wear old shorts or swim suit and wading shoes for the creek wade.  Sturdy foot protection you don’t mind getting wet and dirty is required to wade in the creeks.  Old sneakers work well.  Bare feet, flip-flops, loose slip-ons and thin-soled “beach shoes” are not acceptable!  Also please do bring a large plastic bag with twist tie or Ziploc in which to put your wet shoes and a hand towel to dry your feet before putting your socks and hiking boots back on for the walk out.  You are strongly encouraged to bring a hiking stick or hiking poles (preferably two of them) with you on this outing for use when you are wading in the creek.  The creek bottom is rocky and uneven.  Poles help you keep your balance and aid in preventing falls.  Also please bring a towel, your picnic lunch and at least a quart of drinking water.  Please come only if you are willing to get wet!

Enjoy an adventure.  Bring a friend.  Well-behaved, properly supervised children age 9 and over welcome.

Note-To view photos of what we will see on this trip, please click on this link:

 

https://photos.app.goo.gl/0pyEamMGZbl2Zq3u2

 

Please be sure to click on the link and view the photographs.

After the outing we are planning to go to a restaurant for an optional dinner.  You can shower and change clothes at a campground a few miles from the restaurant.  If you would like to shower and/or clean up and have dinner with us at the restaurant, please bring a change of clothes for dinner and your shower things.  No charge to use the campground rest room just to wash up and change clothes.  If you wish to shower, please bring $2.00 exact change cash for shower fee and be sure you give your shower fee to the trip leader on August 24 to forward to the campground owner!.

Depart 8:30 a.m. from the Hayden/Corner Park and Ride or 9:00 a.m. from the Mile 300 Rest Area on I-65 just south of Cullman, Alabama.  Please note that the group will NOT be meeting at Double Springs at all on this outing.  This outing is in the eastern section of the Bankhead National Forest and not near Double Springs or the Sipsey Wilderness.

Info: Dan Frederick, seoutings@bellsouth.net or 205/631-4680

 

DIRECTIONS TO MEETING PLACE

Hayden/Corner Park and Ride—171 State Highway 160, Warrior, AL 35180. Exit 284 off I-65 North, take right on AL 160 at end of exit ramp, immediate right on U.S. 31 and then enter fenced parking lot on right.

 

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Juan M. Lopez-Bautista

08-31-2019

Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Aug 24 @ 9:00 am Sun, Aug 25 @ 9:00 am Mon, Aug 26 @ 9:00 am + 5 more dates and times

Tue, Aug 27 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 28 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 29 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 30 @ 9:00 am Sat, Aug 31 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

George P. Farmer Gallery Jul 2 - Aug 31, 2019

Juan López-Bautista is a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and a College of Arts and Sciences Leadership Board Faculty Fellow at The University of Alabama. He received his Ph.D. in...

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George P. Farmer Gallery Jul 2 - Aug 31, 2019

Juan López-Bautista is a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and a College of Arts and Sciences Leadership Board Faculty Fellow at The University of Alabama. He received his Ph.D. in plant biology from Louisiana State University, a Master of Science degree in biology from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, and was a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He was recently elected as the 2013 president of the Phycological Society of America and his most recent project funded by the National Science Foundation is the assembling of the tree of life for green and red algae. He is currently pursuing his MFA degree at the University of Alabama.

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Christina Renfer Vogel

09-30-2019

Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Aug 24 @ 9:00 am Sun, Aug 25 @ 9:00 am Mon, Aug 26 @ 9:00 am + 35 more dates and times

Tue, Aug 27 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 28 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 29 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 30 @ 9:00 am Sat, Aug 31 @ 9:00 am Sun, Sep 01 @ 9:00 am Mon, Sep 02 @ 9:00 am Tue, Sep 03 @ 9:00 am Wed, Sep 04 @ 9:00 am Thu, Sep 05 @ 9:00 am Fri, Sep 06 @ 9:00 am Sat, Sep 07 @ 9:00 am Sun, Sep 08 @ 9:00 am Mon, Sep 09 @ 9:00 am Tue, Sep 10 @ 9:00 am Wed, Sep 11 @ 9:00 am Thu, Sep 12 @ 9:00 am Fri, Sep 13 @ 9:00 am Sat, Sep 14 @ 9:00 am Sun, Sep 15 @ 9:00 am Mon, Sep 16 @ 9:00 am Tue, Sep 17 @ 9:00 am Wed, Sep 18 @ 9:00 am Thu, Sep 19 @ 9:00 am Fri, Sep 20 @ 9:00 am Sat, Sep 21 @ 9:00 am Sun, Sep 22 @ 9:00 am Mon, Sep 23 @ 9:00 am Tue, Sep 24 @ 9:00 am Wed, Sep 25 @ 9:00 am Thu, Sep 26 @ 9:00 am Fri, Sep 27 @ 9:00 am Sat, Sep 28 @ 9:00 am Sun, Sep 29 @ 9:00 am Mon, Sep 30 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

Friends Gallery / Jul 12 - Jul 31, 2019
Plaza Gallery / Aug 1 - Sep 30, 2019

Christina Renfer Vogel holds an MFA from the Massachusetts College of Art and a BFA from Tyler School of Art, Temple University. She currently serves as an associate...

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Friends Gallery / Jul 12 - Jul 31, 2019
Plaza Gallery / Aug 1 - Sep 30, 2019

Christina Renfer Vogel holds an MFA from the Massachusetts College of Art and a BFA from Tyler School of Art, Temple University. She currently serves as an associate professor of painting and drawing at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Vogel has been an artist-in-residence with the JSS in Civita program (Civita Castellana, Italy), Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts (Rabun Gap, GA), the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (Amherst, VA), the Vermont Studio Center (Johnson, VT) and the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts (Nebraska City, NE). She is a recipient of a Lighton International Artists Exchange Program grant and an Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation grant, among other awards.

 

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Sattva Yoga Series

08-31-2019

Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Aug 24 @ 9:30 am Sat, Aug 31 @ 9:30 am

This new elemental yoga series fuses all aspects of yoga. In these classes, you will learn multiple modalities including Himalayan kriya and kundalini practices, breath work, Hatha/vinyasa, freedom movement, chi and Laya movements, meditation and...

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This new elemental yoga series fuses all aspects of yoga. In these classes, you will learn multiple modalities including Himalayan kriya and kundalini practices, breath work, Hatha/vinyasa, freedom movement, chi and Laya movements, meditation and more. The Sattva practice can awaken and transform, leading to a life filled with a sense of purpose, greater harmony, expansion, and liberation. These practices meet you where you are—meaning they are accessible for all bodies. Cost is $20 per class or $45 for package of three classes. For more information, visit https://bbgardens.org/sattva-yoga.php

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Bionic Me

09-02-2019

Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Aug 24 @ 10:00 am Sun, Aug 25 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Aug 26 @ 9:00 am + 7 more dates and times

Tue, Aug 27 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 28 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 29 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 30 @ 9:00 am Sat, Aug 31 @ 10:00 am Sun, Sep 01 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Sep 02 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

Control a computer using the power of your mind, race against a Paralympian, and see how a bionic eye works in Bionic Me coming to McWane Science Center this summer.

Control a computer using the power of your mind, race against a Paralympian, and see how a bionic eye works in Bionic Me coming to McWane Science Center this summer.

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Spring Valley Beach Waterpark

09-02-2019

Presented by Spring Valley Beach at Spring Valley Beach, Blountsville
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Aug 24 @ 10:00 am Sun, Aug 25 @ 10:00 am Mon, Aug 26 @ 10:00 am + 7 more dates and times

Tue, Aug 27 @ 10:00 am Wed, Aug 28 @ 10:00 am Thu, Aug 29 @ 10:00 am Fri, Aug 30 @ 10:00 am Sat, Aug 31 @ 10:00 am Sun, Sep 01 @ 10:00 am Mon, Sep 02 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

Spring Valley Beach Waterpark is a family owned and operated waterpark located in Blountsville, Alabama. The water park is approximately 60 minutes north of Birmingham, AL and approximately 60 minutes south of Huntsville, Alabama right off of...

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Spring Valley Beach Waterpark is a family owned and operated waterpark located in Blountsville, Alabama. The water park is approximately 60 minutes north of Birmingham, AL and approximately 60 minutes south of Huntsville, Alabama right off of Highway 231.

Beginning May 25th, we will be open 7 days a week from 10am - 6pm.

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World Class Tae Kwon Do Grand Opening Open House

08-24-2019

Presented by Master Scarsella's World Class Tae Kwon Do at Master Scarsella's World Class Tae Kwon Do, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Aug 24 @ 10:00 am

Join us for the Grand Opening of our newest World Class Tae Kwon Do facility in Hoover! If you're interested in our program and how our classes can benefit you or your family, message us or reserve your time to visit! We have programs available...

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Join us for the Grand Opening of our newest World Class Tae Kwon Do facility in Hoover! If you're interested in our program and how our classes can benefit you or your family, message us or reserve your time to visit! We have programs available for ages 4 to 74 plus classes that you can train together as a family! All guests of our Grand Opening will receive a 2 Week Free Trial plus a FREE Uniform.

Friday, Aug. 23rd
11:30 - Ribbon Cutting with Hoover Chamber of Commerce
12:00 - Adult Noon Class - Open to Guests!
1-6pm - Free tours, pizza & learn to break a board!

Saturday, Aug. 24th
10:00 - Guest Class Option 1
11:00 - Black Belt Demonstration
11:30 - Guest Class Option 2

Master Scarsella's World Class Tae Kwon Do

3417 Old Columbiana Road

Hoover, AL 35226

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Local Author Lectures – Jim Baggett, "Getting in Their Heads"

08-24-2019

Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Avondale Regional Library (BPL), Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Aug 24 @ 10:00 am

Birmingham Public Library archivist Jim Baggett will give a lecture on the topic "Getting in Their Heads: Using Archives to Understand Ordinary People in the Past."

Birmingham Public Library archivist Jim Baggett will give a lecture on the topic "Getting in Their Heads: Using Archives to Understand Ordinary People in the Past."

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Alabama Splash Adventure

09-02-2019

Presented by Alabama Splash Adventure at Alabama's Splash Adventure Waterpark, Bessemer
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Aug 24 @ 10:30 am Sun, Aug 25 @ 11:00 am Sat, Aug 31 @ 10:30 am + 2 more dates and times

Sun, Sep 01 @ 11:00 am Mon, Sep 02 @ 10:30 am - less dates and times

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...
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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. Visitors can create fun their own way, whether it’s relaxing by the wave pool and enjoying the lazy river or amping up the excitement with monster slides, Mist-ical Maze, Laser Maze Challenge or more. Great for the family or a larger group outing.
All guest’s admissions enjoy free parking, free sunscreen, free access to inner tubes and free in-park WiFi. Alabama Adventure & Splash Adventure are located at exit 110 off I-20/59 between Birmingham and Tuscaloosa.
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Tiny Tyke Tales

09-07-2019

Presented by Birmingham Children's Theatre at Birmingham Children's Theatre, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Aug 24 @ 10:30 am Tue, Aug 27 @ 10:30 am Thu, Aug 29 @ 10:30 am + 3 more dates and times

Tue, Sep 03 @ 10:30 am Thu, Sep 05 @ 10:30 am Sat, Sep 07 @ 10:30 am - less dates and times

A new offering from Birmingham Children's Theatre, join us for an interactive story adventure! Together we'll journey through the pages of some of your favorite children's books with physical, musical and creative stimulation for your very...

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A new offering from Birmingham Children's Theatre, join us for an interactive story adventure! Together we'll journey through the pages of some of your favorite children's books with physical, musical and creative stimulation for your very youngest theatre makers. For ages 6 weeks - 3 years. Tiny Tyke Tales will feature a 30 minute guided interactive adventure followed by 30 minutes of open exploration and play.

ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE! - We all know ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE inside our favorite stories! Together we’ll explore the farthest reaches of what one can do with a little determination and a lot of imagination.

“Giraffes Can’t Dance” by Giles Andreae - Tues. August 20 * Thurs.  August 22 * Sat. August 24
”But No Elephants” by Jerry Smath - Tues. August 27 * Thurs. August 29
”Buggly Bear’s Hiccup Cure” by True Kelley - Tues. September 3 * Thurs. September 5 * Sat. September 7

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Write Club

08-24-2019

Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Aug 24 @ 10:30 am

Write Club offers the opportunity for burgeoning writers to share a five-minute selection from their current endeavors (novels, short stories memoirs, poetry, plays, script, articles, essays, etc.) and then receive feedback from their...

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Write Club offers the opportunity for burgeoning writers to share a five-minute selection from their current endeavors (novels, short stories memoirs, poetry, plays, script, articles, essays, etc.) and then receive feedback from their peers. It also provides a friendly and welcome atmosphere to discuss different topics concerning the craft of writing. This event is open to everyone and no registration is required.

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Taste of 4th Ave Jazz Festival

08-24-2019

Presented by Urban Impact Inc. at Fourth Avenue Historic District, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Aug 24 @ 2:00 pm

As a hub for black commerce and culture during the days of segregation, the historic 4th Avenue Business District is one-of-a-kind. The district set the scene for the taste makers of yesterday and stands today as a testament to the resilience of...

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As a hub for black commerce and culture during the days of segregation, the historic 4th Avenue Business District is one-of-a-kind. The district set the scene for the taste makers of yesterday and stands today as a testament to the resilience of a people. Seeking to celebrate the spirit of the district, the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame, inspired by the “Taste of Chicago,” launched the first Taste of 4th Avenue Jazz Festival in 2003. Now approaching its 16th year, this one-day event has become a popular summer staple and continues to be presented at no cost to attendees, in collaboration with Urban Impact, Inc., the Fourth Avenue Merchants Association, and the City of Birmingham. Nationally-recognized and homegrown artists that have performed on the main stage include: Bobbi Humphrey, Kim Waters, Ben Tankard, Norman Brown, Euge Groove, Ronnie and Deborah Laws, Michael Ward, Joey Summerville, Dee-Lucas, the Birmingham Heritage Band, Bo Berry, Daniel “Jose” Carr, Lonnie Liston Smith.

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16th Annual Taste of 4th Avenue Jazz Festival

08-24-2019

Presented by Urban Impact, Inc. at Fourth Avenue Historic District, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Aug 24 @ 3:00 pm

The 16th Annual Taste of 4th Avenue Jazz Festival will consist of a Main Stage that will consist of local and national music artists featuring Jazz and R&B along with a DJ, Poet, and    Comedians. A Kid's Zone that will feature creative,...

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The 16th Annual Taste of 4th Avenue Jazz Festival will consist of a Main Stage that will consist of local and national music artists featuring Jazz and R&B along with a DJ, Poet, and    Comedians. A Kid's Zone that will feature creative, artistic and educational engaging   activities for children to include a petting zoo, face painting and balloon creations, carnival games and more. The Health & Wellness Village will focus on free health screening services to engage and educate the community about the importance maintaining a healthy life style. The Vendor Bays will consist of a variety of food vendors and unique merchandise vendors.

The festival will take place in the Historic Fourth Avenue District on 4th Avenue between 16th and 18th Street North surrounded by local merchants. Come, enjoy and explore the district.

 

 

 

 

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Back to School Bash

08-24-2019

Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Patriot Park, Homewood
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Aug 24 @ 4:30 pm

(All Ages) Join us at the Back to School Bash at Patriot Park to learn all about our Fall programming!

(All Ages) Join us at the Back to School Bash at Patriot Park to learn all about our Fall programming!

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Drag Racing at Holiday Raceway

10-24-2019

Presented by Holiday Raceway at Holiday Raceway, Woodstock
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Aug 24 @ 5:00 pm Thu, Aug 29 @ 5:00 pm Thu, Sep 05 @ 5:00 pm + 16 more dates and times

Sat, Sep 07 @ 5:00 pm Thu, Sep 12 @ 5:00 pm Fri, Sep 13 @ 5:00 pm Sat, Sep 14 @ 5:00 pm Thu, Sep 19 @ 5:00 pm Sat, Sep 21 @ 5:00 pm Thu, Sep 26 @ 5:00 pm Sat, Sep 28 @ 5:00 pm Thu, Oct 03 @ 5:00 pm Fri, Oct 04 @ 5:00 pm Sat, Oct 05 @ 5:00 pm Thu, Oct 10 @ 5:00 pm Sat, Oct 12 @ 5:00 pm Thu, Oct 17 @ 5:00 pm Sat, Oct 19 @ 5:00 pm Thu, Oct 24 @ 5:00 pm - less dates and times

SPECIAL EVENTS
APRIL 6TH- CRUISE IN CAR SHOW, SWAP MEET, TEST AND TUNE AND TRACTOR PULL

APRIL 18-20- CARNIVAL IS COMING TO HOLIDAY RACEWAY

GRUDGEFEST
-APRIL 13TH
-AUGUST 17TH

FRIDAY DAILY DRIVER SHOOTOUT, TEST AND TUNE AND POWER WHEELS...

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SPECIAL EVENTS
APRIL 6TH- CRUISE IN CAR SHOW, SWAP MEET, TEST AND TUNE AND TRACTOR PULL

APRIL 18-20- CARNIVAL IS COMING TO HOLIDAY RACEWAY

GRUDGEFEST
-APRIL 13TH
-AUGUST 17TH

FRIDAY DAILY DRIVER SHOOTOUT, TEST AND TUNE AND POWER WHEELS RACE
-APRIL 26TH
-MAY 17TH
-JUNE 21ST
-AUGUST 2ND

FRIDAY SHOOTOUT, GOLF CART SCOOTER RACE AND SATURDAY 5k, 1.5k and JD
-MAY 10TH AND 11TH
-JUNE 7TH AND 8TH
-JULY 19TH AND 20TH
-SEPTEMBER 13TH AND 14TH

OUTLAW PRO MODS
-MAY 25TH
-JUNE 29TH
-AUGUST 24TH

HEADS-UP
-APRIL 27TH – 7.0
-MAY 4TH – 6.0
-MAY 18TH – 5.30
-JUNE 1ST – 7.0
-JUNE 22ND – 6.0
-JULY 13TH – 5.30
-AUGUST 3RD – 7.0
-AUGUST 10TH – 6.0
-SEPTEMBER 21ST – 5.30

KING OF THE BEACH
-SEPTEMBER 7TH

MARCH
SAT. March 30th – FIRST SATURDAY TEST AND TUNE OF 2019 – 12 PM – 5 PM
SUN. March 31st – RALLY YOUR HEART SHOOTOUT – RALLY CARS BATTLING IT OUT ON THE TRACK! www.rallyyourheart.com
Rally Your Heart is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization dedicated to raising donations and awareness for charitable organizations that help Military Veterans.

APRIL
THUR. April 4th – Open Track Thursday 5 pm – 9 pm
SAT. April 6th – OPEN TRACK, CRUISE IN CAR SHOW, SWAP MEET AND TRACTOR PULL
THUR. April 11th – Open Track Thursday 5 pm – 9 pm
SAT. April 13TH – GRUDGEFEST
THUR. April 18TH – Open Track Thursday 5 pm – 9 pm
SAT. April 20th – CLOSED HOLIDAY WEEKEND
THUR. April 25th – Open Track Thursday 5 pm – 9 pm
FRI. APRIL 26TH – DAILY DRIVER SHOOTOUT, OPEN TRACK PLUS POWER WHEELS RACE
SAT. April 27th– PRO, FOOTBRAKE, JUNIOR DRAGSTERS AND 7.0 HEADS-UP

MAY
THUR. May 2nd – Open Track Thursday 5 pm – 9 pm
SAT. May 4th – PRO, FOOTBRAKE, JUNIOR DRAGSTER AND 6.0 HEADS-UP
THUR. May 9th – Open Track Thursday 5 pm – 9 pm
FRI. May 10th – TEST AND TUNE, 32 CAR SHOOTOUT IN PRO, 16 CAR SHOOTOUT IN FB, GOLF CART SCOOTER RACE
SAT. May 11th – $5,000 IN PRO, $1,500 IN FB, JUNIOR DRAGSTERS
THUR. May 16th – Open Track Thursday 5 pm – 9 pm
FRI. MAY 17TH – DAILY DRIVER SHOOTOUT, TEST AND TUNE AND POWER WHEELS RACE
SAT. May 18th – PRO, FOOTBRAKE, JUNIOR DRAGSTER AND 5.30 HEADS-UP
THUR. May 23rd – Open Track Thursday 5 pm – 9 pm
SAT. May 25th – PRO MODS!!!! PRO, FOOTBRAKE AND JUNIOR DRAGSTER
THUR. May 30th – Open Track Thursday 5 pm – 9 pm

JUNE
SAT. June 1st– PRO, FOOTBRAKE, JUNIOR DRAGSTER AND 7.0 HEADS-UP
THUR. June 6th – Open Track Thursday 5 pm – 9 pm
FRI. June 7th – TEST AND TUNE, 32 CAR SHOOTOUT IN PRO, 16 CAR SHOOTOUT IN FB, GOLF CART SCOOTER RACE
SAT. June 8th – $5,000 IN PRO, $1,500 IN FB, JUNIOR DRAGSTERS
THUR. June 13th – Open Track Thursday 5 pm – 9 pm
SAT. June 15th– PRO, FOOTBRAKE AND JUNIOR DRAGSTER
THUR. June 20th – Open Track Thursday 5 pm – 9 pm
FRI. JUNE 21ST – DAILY DRIVER SHOOTOUT, TEST AND TUNE AND POWER WHEELS RACE
SAT. June 22nd – PRO, FOOTBRAKE, JUNIOR DRAGSTER AND 6.0 HEADS-UP
THUR. June 27th – Open Track Thursday 5 pm – 9 pm
SAT. June 29th – PRO MODS!!! PRO, FOOTBRAKE, JUNIOR DRAGSTER

JULY
THUR. July 4th – CLOSED HOLIDAY WEEKEND
SAT. July 6th – CLOSED HOLIDAY WEEKEND
THUR. July 11TH – Open Track Thursday 5 pm – 9 pm
SAT. July 13th – PRO, FOOTBRAKE, JUNIOR DRAGSTER AND 5.30 HEADS-UP
THUR. July 18th – Open Track Thursday 5 pm – 9 pm
FRI. July 19th – TEST AND TUNE, 32 CAR SHOOTOUT IN PRO, 16 CAR SHOOTOUT IN FB, GOLF CART SCOOTER RACE
SAT. July 20th – $5,000 IN PRO, $1,500 IN FB, JUNIOR DRAGSTERS
THUR. July 25th – Open Track Thursday 5 pm – 9 pm
SAT. July 27th – PRO, FOOTBRAKE AND JUNIOR DRASGTER

AUGUST
THUR. August 1st – Open Track Thursday 5 pm – 9 pm
FRI. August 2nd – DAILY DRIVER SHOOTOUT, TEST AND TUNE AND POWER WHEELS RACE
SAT. August 3rd – PRO, FOOTBRAKE, JUNIOR DRAGSTER AND 7.0 HEADS-UP
THUR. August 8th – Open Track Thursday 5 pm – 9 pm
SAT. August 10th – PRO, FOOTRBAKE, JUNIOR DRAGSTER AND 6.0 HEADS-UP
THUR. August 15th – Open Track Thursday 5 pm – 9 pm
SAT. August 17th – GRUDGEFEST
THUR. August 22nd – Open Track Thursday 5 pm – 9 pm
SAT. August 24th – PRO MODS!!! PRO, FOOTBRAKE, JUNIOR DRAGSTER
THUR. August 29th – Open Track Thursday 5 pm – 9 pm
SAT.August 31st – CLOSED HOLIDAY WEEKEND

SEPTEMBER
THUR. September 5th – Open Track Thursday 5 pm – 9 pm
SAT. September 7th – KING OF THE BEACH – PRO, FOOTBRAKE AND JUNIOR DRAGSTER
THUR. September 12th – Open Track Thursday 5 pm – 9 pm
FRI. September 13th – TEST AND TUNE, 32 CAR SHOOTOUT IN PRO, 16 CAR SHOOTOUT IN FB, GOLF CART SCOOTER RACE
SAT. September 14th – $5,000 IN PRO, $1,500 IN FB, JUNIOR DRAGSTERS
THUR. September 19th – Open Track Thursday 5 pm – 9 pm
SAT. September 21st – PRO, FOOTBRAKE, JUNIOR DRAGSTER AND 5.30 HEADS-UP
THUR. September 26th – Open Track Thursday 5 pm – 9 pm
SAT. September 28th – MULLIGAN BRACKET RACE

OCTOBER
THUR. October 3rd – Open Track Thursday 5 pm – 9 pm
FRI. October 4th – HOUSE OF SMOKE
SAT. October 5th – HOUSE OF SMOKE
THUR. October 10th – Open Track Thursday 5 pm – 9 pm
SAT. October 12th – PRO, FOOTBRAKE AND JUNIOR DRAGSTER
THUR. October 17th – Open Track Thursday 5 pm – 9 pm
SAT. October 19th – PRO, FOOTBRAKE AND JUNIOR DRAGSTER
THUR. October 24th – Open Track Thursday 5 pm – 9 pm
SAT. October 26th – CLOSED
November – Open Track Thursdays weather permitting

ALL DATES AND DETAILS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME.

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2019 Labor Day Smoked BBQ Sale Fundraiser VFW Post 12185

08-31-2019

Presented by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 12185 at Siluria Brewery, Alabaster
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Aug 24 @ 12:00 am Tue, Aug 27 @ 12:00 am Wed, Aug 28 @ 12:00 am + 4 more dates and times

Thu, Aug 29 @ 12:00 am Fri, Aug 30 @ 12:00 am Sat, Aug 31 @ 12:00 am Sat, Aug 31 @ 7:00 am - less dates and times

2019 Labor Day Smoked BBQ Sale

Boston Butts $35.00

Slab, Baby Back Ribs $25.00

Whole Chicken $15.00

Preorders will be taken at the Siluria Brewery until 28 August.

Reserve your BBQ today!

Cash or Checks Only, Payable to: VFW Post 12185

Donations...

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2019 Labor Day Smoked BBQ Sale

Boston Butts $35.00

Slab, Baby Back Ribs $25.00

Whole Chicken $15.00

Preorders will be taken at the Siluria Brewery until 28 August.

Reserve your BBQ today!

Cash or Checks Only, Payable to: VFW Post 12185

Donations to Post 12185 are always Welcome

Want to join the VFW?  Please come to this Event with your DD-214 and/or proof of service during an overseas campaign.

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Shop Belk’s Back-to-School Charity Sale and Support Local Nonprofits

08-24-2019

Presented by Belk at Belk, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Aug 24 @ 7:00 am

Just in time for back-to-school, the Belk Charity Sale returns to offer customers exclusive discounts on top designer brands, plus an opportunity to give back to local charities. To access the sale, customers are encouraged to purchase a $5...

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Just in time for back-to-school, the Belk Charity Sale returns to offer customers exclusive discounts on top designer brands, plus an opportunity to give back to local charities. To access the sale, customers are encouraged to purchase a $5 ticket from a partnering nonprofit, or at their local Belk store. The $5 will ultimately be deducted from the customer’s purchase when they shop at the event on August 24. All proceeds from the sale will benefit partnering nonprofits that support local education initiatives and other charities dedicated to community enrichment.

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Southeastern Trail Series

08-24-2019

Presented by Mountain High Outfitters at the Summit at Oak Mountain State Park, Pelham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Aug 24 @ 7:30 am

The series consists of 6 Trail Races.

April 13th -Tranquility Lake - 3 or 6 Miles
May 4th - Run for Kids Challenge - 10K, 50K or 12 Hour
May 25th - Memorial Day Trail Race - 6 or 12 Miles
July 13th - Hotter 'N Hell Trail Race - 9 or 18...

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The series consists of 6 Trail Races.

April 13th -Tranquility Lake - 3 or 6 Miles
May 4th - Run for Kids Challenge - 10K, 50K or 12 Hour
May 25th - Memorial Day Trail Race - 6 or 12 Miles
July 13th - Hotter 'N Hell Trail Race - 9 or 18 Miles
August 24th - Ridge to Blazing Ridge - 10.5 or 21 Miles
November 23rd - Blood Rock 25K or 50K

Southeastern Trail Series, sponsored by Mountain High Outfitters, consists of six races all right here in the Birmingham area. The series is designed for three purposes. First, to provide great races for everyone that enjoys trail running. Second, running the series races is a great training tool for major trail races such as Blood Rock 100 Mile, Lake Martin 100, or even the Leadville 100 and Western States 100. Finally, the series is designed to prepare runners to successfully run their first ultra. Each race will have at least two distance options, a short race, one lap of the course, and a long race, two laps. Each race in the series is longer and more difficult than the previous.

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Hueytown Harvest Farmers Market

08-31-2019

Presented by Hueytown Harvest at Hueytown Stadium Park, Bessemer
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Aug 24 @ 8:00 am Sat, Aug 31 @ 8:00 am
Hueytown Harvest is a state sanctioned, CERTIFIED farmers market, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization featuring Alabama-grown fruits and vegetables, local artists, food producers, musicians, a Children’s Tent, an Educational Tent and our new...
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Hueytown Harvest is a state sanctioned, CERTIFIED farmers market, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization featuring Alabama-grown fruits and vegetables, local artists, food producers, musicians, a Children’s Tent, an Educational Tent and our new 'Blue Zone' offering chef demonstrations. Bring your lawn chair, your furry friend and plan to stay awhile. Spend the day with us to experience a laid back atmosphere while shopping and supporting local!
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Valleydale Farmers Market

08-31-2019

Presented by Valleydale Farmers' Market at Valleydale Farmers' Market, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Aug 24 @ 8:00 am Sat, Aug 31 @ 8:00 am

At Valleydale Farmers' Market, you'll find a great line up of growers selling fresh, local produce, Alabama honey, eggs, dairy, jams/jellies, and homemade goods, as well as our wonderful artisans, selling all types of baked goods, handmade soaps,...

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At Valleydale Farmers' Market, you'll find a great line up of growers selling fresh, local produce, Alabama honey, eggs, dairy, jams/jellies, and homemade goods, as well as our wonderful artisans, selling all types of baked goods, handmade soaps, handmade art, artisan pasta, woodworks, metalworks, jewelry, childrens clothing and accessories, dog treats and collars, locally roasted coffee, and more!

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Mitchell's Place Dragon Boat Festival

08-24-2019

Presented by Mitchell's Place at East Lake Park, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Aug 24 @ 8:00 am

Dating back 2,300 years, dragon boat racing is a unique cultural event featuring adrenaline-pumping action. Teams of 21 people race in authentic 46-foot long Hong Kong style dragon boats. Competitors rave about the excitement, friendly...

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Dating back 2,300 years, dragon boat racing is a unique cultural event featuring adrenaline-pumping action. Teams of 21 people race in authentic 46-foot long Hong Kong style dragon boats. Competitors rave about the excitement, friendly competition and community spirit surrounding the sport. All ages, skill levels and physiques perfect their stroke and timing for the ultimate teamwork experience! See how well your team can compete against other local, corporate and community teams – and who will win off the water raising money for children with Autism!

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Southeastern Outings Moderately Strenuous Dayhike and Creekwade in Collier Creek, Bankhead Forest

08-24-2019

Presented by Southeastern Outings at Hayden/Corner Park and Ride is meeting place, Warrior
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Aug 24 @ 8:15 am

We hope to see at least six waterfalls running on this outing if we are lucky.  Collier Creek is located in a heavily forested area with lots of hemlock trees.

Participants on this hike will be expected to be able and willing to walk at least 4...

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We hope to see at least six waterfalls running on this outing if we are lucky.  Collier Creek is located in a heavily forested area with lots of hemlock trees.

Participants on this hike will be expected to be able and willing to walk at least 4 ½ miles off trail over rugged terrain including wading 2 miles in two creeks, portions of which may sometimes be knee deep, wear hiking boots and long pants to hike through the woods to and from the creek, and bring and wear old shorts or swim suit and wading shoes for the creek wade.  Sturdy foot protection you don’t mind getting wet and dirty is required to wade in the creeks.  Old sneakers work well.  Bare feet, flip-flops, loose slip-ons and thin-soled “beach shoes” are not acceptable!  Also please do bring a large plastic bag with twist tie or Ziploc in which to put your wet shoes and a hand towel to dry your feet before putting your socks and hiking boots back on for the walk out.  You are strongly encouraged to bring a hiking stick or hiking poles (preferably two of them) with you on this outing for use when you are wading in the creek.  The creek bottom is rocky and uneven.  Poles help you keep your balance and aid in preventing falls.  Also please bring a towel, your picnic lunch and at least a quart of drinking water.  Please come only if you are willing to get wet!

Enjoy an adventure.  Bring a friend.  Well-behaved, properly supervised children age 9 and over welcome.

Note-To view photos of what we will see on this trip, please click on this link:

 

https://photos.app.goo.gl/0pyEamMGZbl2Zq3u2

 

Please be sure to click on the link and view the photographs.

After the outing we are planning to go to a restaurant for an optional dinner.  You can shower and change clothes at a campground a few miles from the restaurant.  If you would like to shower and/or clean up and have dinner with us at the restaurant, please bring a change of clothes for dinner and your shower things.  No charge to use the campground rest room just to wash up and change clothes.  If you wish to shower, please bring $2.00 exact change cash for shower fee and be sure you give your shower fee to the trip leader on August 24 to forward to the campground owner!.

Depart 8:30 a.m. from the Hayden/Corner Park and Ride or 9:00 a.m. from the Mile 300 Rest Area on I-65 just south of Cullman, Alabama.  Please note that the group will NOT be meeting at Double Springs at all on this outing.  This outing is in the eastern section of the Bankhead National Forest and not near Double Springs or the Sipsey Wilderness.

Info: Dan Frederick, seoutings@bellsouth.net or 205/631-4680

 

DIRECTIONS TO MEETING PLACE

Hayden/Corner Park and Ride—171 State Highway 160, Warrior, AL 35180. Exit 284 off I-65 North, take right on AL 160 at end of exit ramp, immediate right on U.S. 31 and then enter fenced parking lot on right.

 

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Juan M. Lopez-Bautista

08-31-2019

Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Aug 24 @ 9:00 am Sun, Aug 25 @ 9:00 am Mon, Aug 26 @ 9:00 am + 5 more dates and times

Tue, Aug 27 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 28 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 29 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 30 @ 9:00 am Sat, Aug 31 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

George P. Farmer Gallery Jul 2 - Aug 31, 2019

Juan López-Bautista is a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and a College of Arts and Sciences Leadership Board Faculty Fellow at The University of Alabama. He received his Ph.D. in...

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George P. Farmer Gallery Jul 2 - Aug 31, 2019

Juan López-Bautista is a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and a College of Arts and Sciences Leadership Board Faculty Fellow at The University of Alabama. He received his Ph.D. in plant biology from Louisiana State University, a Master of Science degree in biology from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, and was a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He was recently elected as the 2013 president of the Phycological Society of America and his most recent project funded by the National Science Foundation is the assembling of the tree of life for green and red algae. He is currently pursuing his MFA degree at the University of Alabama.

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Christina Renfer Vogel

09-30-2019

Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Aug 24 @ 9:00 am Sun, Aug 25 @ 9:00 am Mon, Aug 26 @ 9:00 am + 35 more dates and times

Tue, Aug 27 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 28 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 29 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 30 @ 9:00 am Sat, Aug 31 @ 9:00 am Sun, Sep 01 @ 9:00 am Mon, Sep 02 @ 9:00 am Tue, Sep 03 @ 9:00 am Wed, Sep 04 @ 9:00 am Thu, Sep 05 @ 9:00 am Fri, Sep 06 @ 9:00 am Sat, Sep 07 @ 9:00 am Sun, Sep 08 @ 9:00 am Mon, Sep 09 @ 9:00 am Tue, Sep 10 @ 9:00 am Wed, Sep 11 @ 9:00 am Thu, Sep 12 @ 9:00 am Fri, Sep 13 @ 9:00 am Sat, Sep 14 @ 9:00 am Sun, Sep 15 @ 9:00 am Mon, Sep 16 @ 9:00 am Tue, Sep 17 @ 9:00 am Wed, Sep 18 @ 9:00 am Thu, Sep 19 @ 9:00 am Fri, Sep 20 @ 9:00 am Sat, Sep 21 @ 9:00 am Sun, Sep 22 @ 9:00 am Mon, Sep 23 @ 9:00 am Tue, Sep 24 @ 9:00 am Wed, Sep 25 @ 9:00 am Thu, Sep 26 @ 9:00 am Fri, Sep 27 @ 9:00 am Sat, Sep 28 @ 9:00 am Sun, Sep 29 @ 9:00 am Mon, Sep 30 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

Friends Gallery / Jul 12 - Jul 31, 2019
Plaza Gallery / Aug 1 - Sep 30, 2019

Christina Renfer Vogel holds an MFA from the Massachusetts College of Art and a BFA from Tyler School of Art, Temple University. She currently serves as an associate...

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Friends Gallery / Jul 12 - Jul 31, 2019
Plaza Gallery / Aug 1 - Sep 30, 2019

Christina Renfer Vogel holds an MFA from the Massachusetts College of Art and a BFA from Tyler School of Art, Temple University. She currently serves as an associate professor of painting and drawing at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Vogel has been an artist-in-residence with the JSS in Civita program (Civita Castellana, Italy), Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts (Rabun Gap, GA), the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (Amherst, VA), the Vermont Studio Center (Johnson, VT) and the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts (Nebraska City, NE). She is a recipient of a Lighton International Artists Exchange Program grant and an Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation grant, among other awards.

 

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Sattva Yoga Series

08-31-2019

Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Aug 24 @ 9:30 am Sat, Aug 31 @ 9:30 am

This new elemental yoga series fuses all aspects of yoga. In these classes, you will learn multiple modalities including Himalayan kriya and kundalini practices, breath work, Hatha/vinyasa, freedom movement, chi and Laya movements, meditation and...

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This new elemental yoga series fuses all aspects of yoga. In these classes, you will learn multiple modalities including Himalayan kriya and kundalini practices, breath work, Hatha/vinyasa, freedom movement, chi and Laya movements, meditation and more. The Sattva practice can awaken and transform, leading to a life filled with a sense of purpose, greater harmony, expansion, and liberation. These practices meet you where you are—meaning they are accessible for all bodies. Cost is $20 per class or $45 for package of three classes. For more information, visit https://bbgardens.org/sattva-yoga.php

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Bionic Me

09-02-2019

Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Aug 24 @ 10:00 am Sun, Aug 25 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Aug 26 @ 9:00 am + 7 more dates and times

Tue, Aug 27 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 28 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 29 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 30 @ 9:00 am Sat, Aug 31 @ 10:00 am Sun, Sep 01 @ 12:00 pm Mon, Sep 02 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

Control a computer using the power of your mind, race against a Paralympian, and see how a bionic eye works in Bionic Me coming to McWane Science Center this summer.

Control a computer using the power of your mind, race against a Paralympian, and see how a bionic eye works in Bionic Me coming to McWane Science Center this summer.

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Spring Valley Beach Waterpark

09-02-2019

Presented by Spring Valley Beach at Spring Valley Beach, Blountsville
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Aug 24 @ 10:00 am Sun, Aug 25 @ 10:00 am Mon, Aug 26 @ 10:00 am + 7 more dates and times

Tue, Aug 27 @ 10:00 am Wed, Aug 28 @ 10:00 am Thu, Aug 29 @ 10:00 am Fri, Aug 30 @ 10:00 am Sat, Aug 31 @ 10:00 am Sun, Sep 01 @ 10:00 am Mon, Sep 02 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

Spring Valley Beach Waterpark is a family owned and operated waterpark located in Blountsville, Alabama. The water park is approximately 60 minutes north of Birmingham, AL and approximately 60 minutes south of Huntsville, Alabama right off of...

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Spring Valley Beach Waterpark is a family owned and operated waterpark located in Blountsville, Alabama. The water park is approximately 60 minutes north of Birmingham, AL and approximately 60 minutes south of Huntsville, Alabama right off of Highway 231.

Beginning May 25th, we will be open 7 days a week from 10am - 6pm.

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World Class Tae Kwon Do Grand Opening Open House

08-24-2019

Presented by Master Scarsella's World Class Tae Kwon Do at Master Scarsella's World Class Tae Kwon Do, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Aug 24 @ 10:00 am

Join us for the Grand Opening of our newest World Class Tae Kwon Do facility in Hoover! If you're interested in our program and how our classes can benefit you or your family, message us or reserve your time to visit! We have programs available...

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Join us for the Grand Opening of our newest World Class Tae Kwon Do facility in Hoover! If you're interested in our program and how our classes can benefit you or your family, message us or reserve your time to visit! We have programs available for ages 4 to 74 plus classes that you can train together as a family! All guests of our Grand Opening will receive a 2 Week Free Trial plus a FREE Uniform.

Friday, Aug. 23rd
11:30 - Ribbon Cutting with Hoover Chamber of Commerce
12:00 - Adult Noon Class - Open to Guests!
1-6pm - Free tours, pizza & learn to break a board!

Saturday, Aug. 24th
10:00 - Guest Class Option 1
11:00 - Black Belt Demonstration
11:30 - Guest Class Option 2

Master Scarsella's World Class Tae Kwon Do

3417 Old Columbiana Road

Hoover, AL 35226

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Local Author Lectures – Jim Baggett, "Getting in Their Heads"

08-24-2019

Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Avondale Regional Library (BPL), Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Aug 24 @ 10:00 am

Birmingham Public Library archivist Jim Baggett will give a lecture on the topic "Getting in Their Heads: Using Archives to Understand Ordinary People in the Past."

Birmingham Public Library archivist Jim Baggett will give a lecture on the topic "Getting in Their Heads: Using Archives to Understand Ordinary People in the Past."

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Alabama Splash Adventure

09-02-2019

Presented by Alabama Splash Adventure at Alabama's Splash Adventure Waterpark, Bessemer
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Aug 24 @ 10:30 am Sun, Aug 25 @ 11:00 am Sat, Aug 31 @ 10:30 am + 2 more dates and times

Sun, Sep 01 @ 11:00 am Mon, Sep 02 @ 10:30 am - less dates and times

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...
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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. Visitors can create fun their own way, whether it’s relaxing by the wave pool and enjoying the lazy river or amping up the excitement with monster slides, Mist-ical Maze, Laser Maze Challenge or more. Great for the family or a larger group outing.
All guest’s admissions enjoy free parking, free sunscreen, free access to inner tubes and free in-park WiFi. Alabama Adventure & Splash Adventure are located at exit 110 off I-20/59 between Birmingham and Tuscaloosa.
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Tiny Tyke Tales

09-07-2019

Presented by Birmingham Children's Theatre at Birmingham Children's Theatre, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Aug 24 @ 10:30 am Tue, Aug 27 @ 10:30 am Thu, Aug 29 @ 10:30 am + 3 more dates and times

Tue, Sep 03 @ 10:30 am Thu, Sep 05 @ 10:30 am Sat, Sep 07 @ 10:30 am - less dates and times

A new offering from Birmingham Children's Theatre, join us for an interactive story adventure! Together we'll journey through the pages of some of your favorite children's books with physical, musical and creative stimulation for your very...

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A new offering from Birmingham Children's Theatre, join us for an interactive story adventure! Together we'll journey through the pages of some of your favorite children's books with physical, musical and creative stimulation for your very youngest theatre makers. For ages 6 weeks - 3 years. Tiny Tyke Tales will feature a 30 minute guided interactive adventure followed by 30 minutes of open exploration and play.

ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE! - We all know ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE inside our favorite stories! Together we’ll explore the farthest reaches of what one can do with a little determination and a lot of imagination.

“Giraffes Can’t Dance” by Giles Andreae - Tues. August 20 * Thurs.  August 22 * Sat. August 24
”But No Elephants” by Jerry Smath - Tues. August 27 * Thurs. August 29
”Buggly Bear’s Hiccup Cure” by True Kelley - Tues. September 3 * Thurs. September 5 * Sat. September 7

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Write Club

08-24-2019

Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Aug 24 @ 10:30 am

Write Club offers the opportunity for burgeoning writers to share a five-minute selection from their current endeavors (novels, short stories memoirs, poetry, plays, script, articles, essays, etc.) and then receive feedback from their...

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Write Club offers the opportunity for burgeoning writers to share a five-minute selection from their current endeavors (novels, short stories memoirs, poetry, plays, script, articles, essays, etc.) and then receive feedback from their peers. It also provides a friendly and welcome atmosphere to discuss different topics concerning the craft of writing. This event is open to everyone and no registration is required.

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Taste of 4th Ave Jazz Festival

08-24-2019

Presented by Urban Impact Inc. at Fourth Avenue Historic District, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Aug 24 @ 2:00 pm

As a hub for black commerce and culture during the days of segregation, the historic 4th Avenue Business District is one-of-a-kind. The district set the scene for the taste makers of yesterday and stands today as a testament to the resilience of...

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As a hub for black commerce and culture during the days of segregation, the historic 4th Avenue Business District is one-of-a-kind. The district set the scene for the taste makers of yesterday and stands today as a testament to the resilience of a people. Seeking to celebrate the spirit of the district, the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame, inspired by the “Taste of Chicago,” launched the first Taste of 4th Avenue Jazz Festival in 2003. Now approaching its 16th year, this one-day event has become a popular summer staple and continues to be presented at no cost to attendees, in collaboration with Urban Impact, Inc., the Fourth Avenue Merchants Association, and the City of Birmingham. Nationally-recognized and homegrown artists that have performed on the main stage include: Bobbi Humphrey, Kim Waters, Ben Tankard, Norman Brown, Euge Groove, Ronnie and Deborah Laws, Michael Ward, Joey Summerville, Dee-Lucas, the Birmingham Heritage Band, Bo Berry, Daniel “Jose” Carr, Lonnie Liston Smith.

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16th Annual Taste of 4th Avenue Jazz Festival

08-24-2019

Presented by Urban Impact, Inc. at Fourth Avenue Historic District, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Aug 24 @ 3:00 pm

The 16th Annual Taste of 4th Avenue Jazz Festival will consist of a Main Stage that will consist of local and national music artists featuring Jazz and R&B along with a DJ, Poet, and    Comedians. A Kid's Zone that will feature creative,...

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The 16th Annual Taste of 4th Avenue Jazz Festival will consist of a Main Stage that will consist of local and national music artists featuring Jazz and R&B along with a DJ, Poet, and    Comedians. A Kid's Zone that will feature creative, artistic and educational engaging   activities for children to include a petting zoo, face painting and balloon creations, carnival games and more. The Health & Wellness Village will focus on free health screening services to engage and educate the community about the importance maintaining a healthy life style. The Vendor Bays will consist of a variety of food vendors and unique merchandise vendors.

The festival will take place in the Historic Fourth Avenue District on 4th Avenue between 16th and 18th Street North surrounded by local merchants. Come, enjoy and explore the district.

 

 

 

 

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Back to School Bash

08-24-2019

Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Patriot Park, Homewood
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Aug 24 @ 4:30 pm

(All Ages) Join us at the Back to School Bash at Patriot Park to learn all about our Fall programming!

(All Ages) Join us at the Back to School Bash at Patriot Park to learn all about our Fall programming!

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Drag Racing at Holiday Raceway

10-24-2019

Presented by Holiday Raceway at Holiday Raceway, Woodstock
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Aug 24 @ 5:00 pm Thu, Aug 29 @ 5:00 pm Thu, Sep 05 @ 5:00 pm + 16 more dates and times

Sat, Sep 07 @ 5:00 pm Thu, Sep 12 @ 5:00 pm Fri, Sep 13 @ 5:00 pm Sat, Sep 14 @ 5:00 pm Thu, Sep 19 @ 5:00 pm Sat, Sep 21 @ 5:00 pm Thu, Sep 26 @ 5:00 pm Sat, Sep 28 @ 5:00 pm Thu, Oct 03 @ 5:00 pm Fri, Oct 04 @ 5:00 pm Sat, Oct 05 @ 5:00 pm Thu, Oct 10 @ 5:00 pm Sat, Oct 12 @ 5:00 pm Thu, Oct 17 @ 5:00 pm Sat, Oct 19 @ 5:00 pm Thu, Oct 24 @ 5:00 pm - less dates and times

SPECIAL EVENTS
APRIL 6TH- CRUISE IN CAR SHOW, SWAP MEET, TEST AND TUNE AND TRACTOR PULL

APRIL 18-20- CARNIVAL IS COMING TO HOLIDAY RACEWAY

GRUDGEFEST
-APRIL 13TH
-AUGUST 17TH

FRIDAY DAILY DRIVER SHOOTOUT, TEST AND TUNE AND POWER WHEELS...

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SPECIAL EVENTS
APRIL 6TH- CRUISE IN CAR SHOW, SWAP MEET, TEST AND TUNE AND TRACTOR PULL

APRIL 18-20- CARNIVAL IS COMING TO HOLIDAY RACEWAY

GRUDGEFEST
-APRIL 13TH
-AUGUST 17TH

FRIDAY DAILY DRIVER SHOOTOUT, TEST AND TUNE AND POWER WHEELS RACE
-APRIL 26TH
-MAY 17TH
-JUNE 21ST
-AUGUST 2ND

FRIDAY SHOOTOUT, GOLF CART SCOOTER RACE AND SATURDAY 5k, 1.5k and JD
-MAY 10TH AND 11TH
-JUNE 7TH AND 8TH
-JULY 19TH AND 20TH
-SEPTEMBER 13TH AND 14TH

OUTLAW PRO MODS
-MAY 25TH
-JUNE 29TH
-AUGUST 24TH

HEADS-UP
-APRIL 27TH – 7.0
-MAY 4TH – 6.0
-MAY 18TH – 5.30
-JUNE 1ST – 7.0
-JUNE 22ND – 6.0
-JULY 13TH – 5.30
-AUGUST 3RD – 7.0
-AUGUST 10TH – 6.0
-SEPTEMBER 21ST – 5.30

KING OF THE BEACH
-SEPTEMBER 7TH

MARCH
SAT. March 30th – FIRST SATURDAY TEST AND TUNE OF 2019 – 12 PM – 5 PM
SUN. March 31st – RALLY YOUR HEART SHOOTOUT – RALLY CARS BATTLING IT OUT ON THE TRACK! www.rallyyourheart.com
Rally Your Heart is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization dedicated to raising donations and awareness for charitable organizations that help Military Veterans.

APRIL
THUR. April 4th – Open Track Thursday 5 pm – 9 pm
SAT. April 6th – OPEN TRACK, CRUISE IN CAR SHOW, SWAP MEET AND TRACTOR PULL
THUR. April 11th – Open Track Thursday 5 pm – 9 pm
SAT. April 13TH – GRUDGEFEST
THUR. April 18TH – Open Track Thursday 5 pm – 9 pm
SAT. April 20th – CLOSED HOLIDAY WEEKEND
THUR. April 25th – Open Track Thursday 5 pm – 9 pm
FRI. APRIL 26TH – DAILY DRIVER SHOOTOUT, OPEN TRACK PLUS POWER WHEELS RACE
SAT. April 27th– PRO, FOOTBRAKE, JUNIOR DRAGSTERS AND 7.0 HEADS-UP

MAY
THUR. May 2nd – Open Track Thursday 5 pm – 9 pm
SAT. May 4th – PRO, FOOTBRAKE, JUNIOR DRAGSTER AND 6.0 HEADS-UP
THUR. May 9th – Open Track Thursday 5 pm – 9 pm
FRI. May 10th – TEST AND TUNE, 32 CAR SHOOTOUT IN PRO, 16 CAR SHOOTOUT IN FB, GOLF CART SCOOTER RACE
SAT. May 11th – $5,000 IN PRO, $1,500 IN FB, JUNIOR DRAGSTERS
THUR. May 16th – Open Track Thursday 5 pm – 9 pm
FRI. MAY 17TH – DAILY DRIVER SHOOTOUT, TEST AND TUNE AND POWER WHEELS RACE
SAT. May 18th – PRO, FOOTBRAKE, JUNIOR DRAGSTER AND 5.30 HEADS-UP
THUR. May 23rd – Open Track Thursday 5 pm – 9 pm
SAT. May 25th – PRO MODS!!!! PRO, FOOTBRAKE AND JUNIOR DRAGSTER
THUR. May 30th – Open Track Thursday 5 pm – 9 pm

JUNE
SAT. June 1st– PRO, FOOTBRAKE, JUNIOR DRAGSTER AND 7.0 HEADS-UP
THUR. June 6th – Open Track Thursday 5 pm – 9 pm
FRI. June 7th – TEST AND TUNE, 32 CAR SHOOTOUT IN PRO, 16 CAR SHOOTOUT IN FB, GOLF CART SCOOTER RACE
SAT. June 8th – $5,000 IN PRO, $1,500 IN FB, JUNIOR DRAGSTERS
THUR. June 13th – Open Track Thursday 5 pm – 9 pm
SAT. June 15th– PRO, FOOTBRAKE AND JUNIOR DRAGSTER
THUR. June 20th – Open Track Thursday 5 pm – 9 pm
FRI. JUNE 21ST – DAILY DRIVER SHOOTOUT, TEST AND TUNE AND POWER WHEELS RACE
SAT. June 22nd – PRO, FOOTBRAKE, JUNIOR DRAGSTER AND 6.0 HEADS-UP
THUR. June 27th – Open Track Thursday 5 pm – 9 pm
SAT. June 29th – PRO MODS!!! PRO, FOOTBRAKE, JUNIOR DRAGSTER

JULY
THUR. July 4th – CLOSED HOLIDAY WEEKEND
SAT. July 6th – CLOSED HOLIDAY WEEKEND
THUR. July 11TH – Open Track Thursday 5 pm – 9 pm
SAT. July 13th – PRO, FOOTBRAKE, JUNIOR DRAGSTER AND 5.30 HEADS-UP
THUR. July 18th – Open Track Thursday 5 pm – 9 pm
FRI. July 19th – TEST AND TUNE, 32 CAR SHOOTOUT IN PRO, 16 CAR SHOOTOUT IN FB, GOLF CART SCOOTER RACE
SAT. July 20th – $5,000 IN PRO, $1,500 IN FB, JUNIOR DRAGSTERS
THUR. July 25th – Open Track Thursday 5 pm – 9 pm
SAT. July 27th – PRO, FOOTBRAKE AND JUNIOR DRASGTER

AUGUST
THUR. August 1st – Open Track Thursday 5 pm – 9 pm
FRI. August 2nd – DAILY DRIVER SHOOTOUT, TEST AND TUNE AND POWER WHEELS RACE
SAT. August 3rd – PRO, FOOTBRAKE, JUNIOR DRAGSTER AND 7.0 HEADS-UP
THUR. August 8th – Open Track Thursday 5 pm – 9 pm
SAT. August 10th – PRO, FOOTRBAKE, JUNIOR DRAGSTER AND 6.0 HEADS-UP
THUR. August 15th – Open Track Thursday 5 pm – 9 pm
SAT. August 17th – GRUDGEFEST
THUR. August 22nd – Open Track Thursday 5 pm – 9 pm
SAT. August 24th – PRO MODS!!! PRO, FOOTBRAKE, JUNIOR DRAGSTER
THUR. August 29th – Open Track Thursday 5 pm – 9 pm
SAT.August 31st – CLOSED HOLIDAY WEEKEND

SEPTEMBER
THUR. September 5th – Open Track Thursday 5 pm – 9 pm
SAT. September 7th – KING OF THE BEACH – PRO, FOOTBRAKE AND JUNIOR DRAGSTER
THUR. September 12th – Open Track Thursday 5 pm – 9 pm
FRI. September 13th – TEST AND TUNE, 32 CAR SHOOTOUT IN PRO, 16 CAR SHOOTOUT IN FB, GOLF CART SCOOTER RACE
SAT. September 14th – $5,000 IN PRO, $1,500 IN FB, JUNIOR DRAGSTERS
THUR. September 19th – Open Track Thursday 5 pm – 9 pm
SAT. September 21st – PRO, FOOTBRAKE, JUNIOR DRAGSTER AND 5.30 HEADS-UP
THUR. September 26th – Open Track Thursday 5 pm – 9 pm
SAT. September 28th – MULLIGAN BRACKET RACE

OCTOBER
THUR. October 3rd – Open Track Thursday 5 pm – 9 pm
FRI. October 4th – HOUSE OF SMOKE
SAT. October 5th – HOUSE OF SMOKE
THUR. October 10th – Open Track Thursday 5 pm – 9 pm
SAT. October 12th – PRO, FOOTBRAKE AND JUNIOR DRAGSTER
THUR. October 17th – Open Track Thursday 5 pm – 9 pm
SAT. October 19th – PRO, FOOTBRAKE AND JUNIOR DRAGSTER
THUR. October 24th – Open Track Thursday 5 pm – 9 pm
SAT. October 26th – CLOSED
November – Open Track Thursdays weather permitting

ALL DATES AND DETAILS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME.

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