Railroad Park just announced that ice skating is officially returning in time for the holiday season. You haven’t experienced downtown Birmingham until you’ve skated on its front lawn. The rink will be larger than last year’s rink and is open 7 days a week, starting Saturday, November 25th. For more info, visit Railroad Park’s website.
You’re booked this November. With so many great events happening in Birmingham, it’s best that you go ahead and start planning. We’ve put together a list of a few of our favorites to get you started.
What started as an artistic act of love a decade and a half ago has grown into a celebration of life on the day of the dead. Almost 15 years ago, Birmingham lost an icon, an artist, a father, and one of the most influential people in the struggle for civil rights. A staff photographer for The Birmingham News, James “Spider” Martin took iconic photographs during the Selma marches and throughout the ‘60s that galvanized our nation and helped fuel the civil rights movement in its earliest days. In November of 2003, following his sudden passing that April, his daughter, artist Tracy Martin, chose to honor him by creating an installation in the style of a Mexican altar called an ofrenda at Bare Hands Gallery. Inspired by the altar, a small group of artists chose to continue the tradition the following November. Like the seed of a marigold blown into a crack in the pavement, the practice took hold. This year, its fifteenth (and a very important year in Mexican tradition), the event will attract several thousand people.
The Magic City Classic is just around the corner. So, here’s the perfect guide to the five things you can do that will ramp up the magic in your Magic City Classic trip.
The leaves are changing colors, the scent of pumpkin spice is in the air and Fall events are aplenty. We’ve compiled our favorite events for October into one list to help you avoid the scary problem of not knowing all the fun things happening in Birmingham.
The summer nights are coming to an end and cool weather is making its way across the city. If you’re looking for ways to make the most of this pleasant breeze, look no further than our list of must-attend events in Birmingham this month.
Fall in Birmingham means food. No, we’re not talking about tailgate parties; we’re talkin’ festivals! From butterbeans to baklava, Birmingham hosts more food festivals during the glorious months of fall than you can shake a fork at. Here are 10 you won’t want to miss:
The variety of annual food and art events nourishes the Birmingham vibe. Here are some of the festivals and events on the schedule for the remainder of 2017 and those to mark your calendar for in 2018.
Birmingham Restaurant Week cometh! And with it, your chance to try out those restaurants everybody always raves about. If the week of August 11th through 20th is not on your epicurean radar, you need to recalibrate.
Birmingham’s highly acclaimed Sidewalk Film Festival fast approaches. Whether you’re new to the independent film scene or not, if you’ve never been to Sidewalk, you owe it to yourself to go. After all, this is the film festival selected as one of the 25 coolest film festivals in the world by MovieMaker magazine – that’s right, IN. THE. WORLD. In other words, if you don’t go, you stand a high probability of being called “lame” by your cool friends.