Food & Wine: 15 Best Tequila Places to Drink Tequila Around the US

If booking a trip to Mexico is out of the question, these bars and restaurants are your next best option By Kate Dingwall No matter how you drink your tequila — sipped, in a shot, with a side of fried chapulines, or stirred into a Oaxacan Old Fashioned — there are plenty of great places […]

Southern Living: The Best Things To Do In Birmingham, Alabama, According To A Local

Travel and culture editor shares her top picks for places that make the Magic City sparkle. By Tara Massouleh McCay Minus four years down the road in Tuscaloosa at The University of Alabama, I’ve spent my entire life in Birmingham, Alabama. Founded in 1871, Birmingham experienced a meteoric rise in the early 20th century as […]

Greater Birmingham Convention & Visitors Bureau Unveils Nationwide Civil-Rights Motorcoach

Launch of Civil Rights-branded bus launches campaign commemorating 60 years of the Birmingham Civil Rights Movement. BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (April 13, 2023) – A custom-designed, Birmingham Civil Rights-branded motorcoach will soon be traveling the country, serving as a nationwide commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Birmingham Civil Rights Campaign and encouraging people around the United […]

Perfect Game Renews Agreement with City of Hoover, Alabama on Multiyear Use of Hoover Met Complex

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (Tuesday, April 04, 2023) – Perfect Game, the world’s largest amateur baseball and softball platform and scouting service, today announced it has agreed to a three-year extension of its multiyear agreement with the City of Hoover, Alabama to use the Hoover Met Complex as a hub for tournaments and other baseball and […]

Birmingham Business Journal: Jefferson County designates ARPA funds to boost civil rights tourism

Civil rights tourism in Birmingham received a boost of more than $2 million this week. Jefferson County Commission approved allocating $2.7 million in federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to organizations in the Civil Rights District. Several institutions are slated to receive funding for specific projects that will improve physical facilities and the district’s […]

Birmingham Scores Big with NCAA Tournament

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (March 27, 2023) – It was a magic week for the Magic City. As host for the first and second rounds of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, Birmingham welcomed eight teams for two days of March Madness, March 16 and 18 at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC). The greater Birmingham area welcomed teams […]

Sports Business Journal: Best Sports Business Cities

Sports Business Journal ranked the top 50 cities in the U.S. for the best opportunity and environment to conduct sports business. Feedback from industry insiders about stability, market size, fandom, impact and culture also informed our report. As its reputation as a sports destination continues to grow, Birmingham, Ala. is proud to be #42 on […]

WBRC Fox 6: City officials say Birmingham is becoming ‘sports tourism destination’

By Lauren Harksen Published: Mar. 12, 2023 at 9:23 PM CDT BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) – City officials are calling Birmingham a sports destination. This week, the city will host the first and second round of the NCAA Tournament for Division 1 Men’s basketball. These games are only a few of the many sports events being […]

2023–2024 Broadway in Birmingham Series Announced

BIRMINGHAM, AL — The American Theatre Guild, the largest not-for-profit touring Broadway presenter in the nation, unveiled its highly anticipated 23–24 Season. The BROADWAY IN BIRMINGHAM SERIES will include the following Broadway touring productions performing at the BJCC Concert Hall. October 17-22, 2023: MEAN GIRLS November 14-19, 2023: Harper Lee’s TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD January […]

Sports Travel Magazine: Birmingham to Host 2024 Transplant Games of America

July 5–10 event in Alabama gathers nearly 10,000 members of the transplant community March 8, 2023 By: Justin Shaw Birmingham, Alabama, will host the 2024 Transplant Games of America with the July 5–10 event bringing together nearly 10,000 members of the transplant community, the Transplant Life Foundation has announced. The weeklong event features thousands of […]