Traveling to the Birmingham Bowl to watch South Florida take on Texas Tech? Come early, stay after! With all there is to do in Birmingham, there’s just no sense in coming to the Birmingham Bowl day-of. But, we know what it’s like visiting a new city, so for all you newcomers to the Magic City, here’s a handy-dandy, two-day itinerary.
Between new traditions, holiday classics and can’t-miss events, December is the month to show off the best of Birmingham to all your holiday visitors.
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: