Top Birmingham Events #INJanuary

Attend more of Birmingham’s great events in 2018. January is packed with opportunities to see everything that Birmingham has to offer.

2017 #INBirmingham: A Year of Props, Projects, and Popularity

Years from now, historians will look back at 2017 and say, “Hokey smokes, what the heck happened in Birmingham, Alabama?” It’s been that kind of year. Read on to see for yourself.

A Snowy Day in Birmingham

A week later and we still can’t believe the snow that covered Birmingham last Friday. While our snow days may be few-and-far-between, Birmingham’s own showed they know how to make the most of the moment. Many of you took to Instagram to forever immortalize the event.

How About a Little Old School Farm-to-Table Fare? Birmingham’s Soul Food

Meats and threes, steam tables, buffet lines steaming with food prepared the way we love it down here—the aroma of cornbread baking, greens bubbling in a pot with a big old hunk of ham hock, creamed Silver Queen corn.  If your mouth isn’t watering yet, then you might not be the audience for this blog entry.

Holiday Getaways in Birmingham

Head somewhere new this holiday season. Home to hundreds of shopping destinations, Birmingham is the perfect place to find a gift for everyone on your list. Pair that with the best dining in the South and an assortment of holiday events, and your visit becomes a mini-vacation.

4 Birmingham Holiday Shopping Stops Worth Caroling About

Every year, the holiday season seems to come at us faster and furiouser! We start talking about it at Halloween, and by the time the celebrated time arrives we’re all in a stressed out frenzy. But not here in Birmingham. Here, things are different. We embrace the holidays with just that right mix of things to do that get you in the spirit, and places to shop for those perfect gifts. Let’s explore, shall we? For your convenience, we’ve divided up our holiday and shopping options into four different areas.

John Oros Named Birmingham CVB President

John Oros has been selected to succeed Jim Smither as president of the Greater Birmingham Convention & Visitors Bureau. Oros, who assumes his new position August 3, is currently chief operating officer and executive vice president of the Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau, overseeing a staff of 24 convention sales, convention services, sports sales and tourism professionals.

Why We Come to Work: Activities at the Convention & Visitors Bureau

The Marketing & Communications Department is interested to know how you like the new format of this newsletter. Somebody told us that nobody reads the copy; they just look at the pictures. That was discouraging, but we’re here to accommodate. While you’re voicing opinions, please check out the new design on the CVB website, too, that now includes bold areas on the home page to better accommodate social media. Do you like it? Please let us hear from you by sending your thoughts to dhilley@birminghamal.org. And remember, bad thoughts are better than no thoughts at all….