This free and cheap weekend in and around Birmingham is ringing in some outstanding entertainment and wellness events for everyone. With the kids heading back into live sessions, spend some time with the family before it all gets too hectic.
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WHAT: 1st Annual community event to #GOTV prior to August 24th elections. Meet your electoral candidates for Mayor, City Council, and Birmingham School Board.
A plethora of fun including food trucks, live entertainment, and FREE school supplies, children’s activities, health and wellness resources, COVID-19 vaccinations, and more! (NOTE: Due to limited seating, organizers advise you to please bring a lawn chair or a blanket.
WHEN: Saturday, August 7 – 12;30 – 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Linn Park, 20th Street North, Birmingham AL 35203
COST: FREE (Register via Eventbrite here)
Candidate Forum Schedule:
City Council & Board of Education
- Districts 1, 2 and 3 – 1 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
- Districts 4, 5 and 6 – 2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
- Districts 7, 8 and 9 – 3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Mayor – 4:45pm-6:15pm
Adelante Alabama Worker Center
Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice
Alabama Poor People’s Campaign
Disability Rights & Resources
Greater Birmingham Ministries
Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama
League of Women Voters of Greater Birmingham
WHAT: Community Concert for the entire family featuring Country Music Artist, Matt Stillwell. Enjoy food vendors, inflatables, and games. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, and your own picnic if desired.
(NOTE: Rain or shine event. Will move the entire party indoors if there are inclement weather conditions.)
WHEN: Sunday, August 8, 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Meek Baptist Church, 360 Helicon Road, Arley, AL 35541
CONTACT: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 205-387-7731
COST: FREE (except food vendors)
- Inflatables/Games: 4:00-5:30pm
- Ministry Fair: 5:30-6:00pm
- Concert: 6:00-8:00pm
WHAT: Birmingham Parent magazine presents its 2021 Happy, Healthy Kids Fair, which will focus on returning kids back to school healthy and safe this fall. Wellness vendors will be on hand to provide a wealth of resources.
Adding to the excitement, the first 200 people to visit the Birmingham Parent booth will get a FREE swag bag from The Outlet Shops of Grand River, which will include coupons, prizes, and other hidden prizes from event vendors!
WHEN: Saturday, August 7, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: The Outlet Shops of GrandRiver, 6200 Grand River Parkway, Leeds, AL 35094
CONTACT: email@example.com or 205-624-2504
COST: FREE (except food and shop vendors)
WHAT: Community farmers’ market showcasing the best local vendors and artisans selling health products, jewelry, flowers, and clothing. Enjoy music from Ashley Vourlotis, face painting for the kids, and a variety of food trucks, including Eugene’s Hot Chicken!
WHEN: Friday, August 6, 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Ross Bridge Farmers Market, 2101 Grand Ave, Hoover, AL 35226
CONTACT: firstname.lastname@example.org or (205) 305-9457
COST: FREE (except food trucks and vendors)
WHAT: Popular Southern rock band, Alabama, will be live and in concert to continue their tour celebrating its 50th anniversary. Known for hits including “Love in the First Degree” (1981) and “Song of the South” (1988), Alabama will be joined by the iconic Charlie Daniels Band!
WHEN: Saturday, August 7, 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Oak Mountain Amphitheatre, 1000 Amphitheater Drive, Birmingham, AL 35124
COST: Starting at $20 (if you purchased through the Live Nation Groupon special; all remaining tickets are now $39 and up)