Birmingham Top Things to Do: August 2nd – 8th

Birmingham Top Things to Do July 19th through July 25
via J.H. Daniel

Time to add some August plans into your calendar. This new month means new events and more fun in the Magic City.

Ocean Disco, Giant Sunbeam and The Noise

Birmingham Top Things to Do Ocean Disco, Giant Sunbeam and The Noise at the Nick
via Bham Now Calendar
  • When: August 3rd at 10 pm
  • Where: The Nick Rocks
  • $6

Ocean Disco is a New Orleans based band that has plenty of NOLA influences. You’ll get some funk, jazz, dance, disco and even a bit of electronica when this group takes the stage. Giant Sunbeam and The Noise will be grooving as well on August 3rd. This group is Montevallo born but Birmingham loving. You can catch this jazz fusion group at the Magic City T’Night Show at Saturn too! More Information.

 

Party on the Porch

Birmingham Top Things to Do Birmingham AL Party on the Porch
via Alabama Outdoors Facebook
  • When: August 4th from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
  • Where: Alabama Outdoors
  • Free

Need something to do this Friday? This family friendly event might be just that. Alabama Outdoors will be hosting their fan favorite Party on the Porch event. Expect live music, local craft beer, and plenty of tasty eats. More Information.


Secret Stages

Birmingham Top Things to Do August
via Secret Stages Facebook
  • When: August 4th and 5th
  • Where: Downtown, Birmingham
  • $25-$80

Back again, for another year of music discovery. This festival has been going on since 2011 and has a very unique concept. Imagine over 60 bands coming to Birmingham’s Loft District all in various venues all within walking distance? Sounds amazing and you shouldn’t miss out. Tickets are still available so you should get them while you can!

Want to learn more? Producer Hunter will tell you all about this year’s Secret Stages.

Firehouse Ministries Shoes and Brews

Birmingham Top Things To Do August
via Bham Now Calendar
  • When: August 5th from 1 pm to 8 pm
  • Where: Good People Brewing
  • Free for bystanders, $40.00 per team

Spend your day supporting a good cause and having a good time. Good People Brewing is hosting Firehouse Ministries summer fundraiser and that means a lot of great beer and fun times. There will be live music, Jenga, and a lively corn hole tournament. You might even win some cool prizes. More information.


65 South Music Festival

Birmingham Top Things to Do
via Bham Now Calendar
  • When: August 5th at 2 pm 
  • Where: ZYDECO
  • $25 – $95

ZYDECO has got a stellar lineup for this year’s 65 South Festival. Featured artists include Riley Green, Muscadine Bloodline, Murphy Elmore, Adam Hood, Tyler Reeve, Trey Lewis, and much more! The festival is outdoors and bound to amp up your Saturday. More Information.

Magic City Mac N Cheese Festival

Birmingham AL Top Thing to Do August
via Community Grief Support Facebook
  • When: August 6th from 1 pm to 4 pm
  • Where: Avondale Brewing Company
  • $20

Honestly, this Mac N Cheese Festival might be the real reason we are called the Magic City. Hosted by Community Grief Support, this year’s festival is the first ever. So far some vendors include John City’s Diner, California Pizza Kitchen and Sol’s Sandwich Shop & Deli! If you like to eat and don’t happen to have a lactose allergy, you should definitely head on over to Avondale this Sunday. More Information. 

Get Healthy on the Railroad Cooking Class

Birmingham Top Things to do August
via Railroad Park Facebook
  • When: August 6th from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
  • Where: Railroad Park
  • Free

Been wanting to work on healthier eating habits? Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama has got you covered. Get Healthy on the Railroad will teach you healthy nutritional recipes and habits. This free event also offers free produce and a recipe card for the first 100 registered attendees. Take a chance and learn about becoming a healthier you at beautiful Railroad Park this Sunday. More Information.


The 7th Annual The Taste of Birmingham

Birmingham Top Things to Do August
via Taste of Birmingham Facebook
  • When: August 8th from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Where: The Club, Inc
  • $75 – $1,500

Another year, another taste of Birmingham. From 6 to 9 pm get the chance to try out 24 of Bham’s finest. From restaurants to breweries and coffee shops, you will get the chance to eat, drink, and vote for your favorite chefs. The whole evening is supported by Birmingham Boys Choir! More Information. 

Native Plant Group Summer Pollinator Sale

Native Plant Group Summer Pollinator Sale Top Things to do Birmingham AL August
via Bham Now Calendar
  • When: August 8th from 9 am to Noon
  • Where: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
  • Free

Next week will be the perfect time to get your local Alabama plants. Birmingham Botanical Gardens is hosting their annual summer pollinator sale at their Arrington Plant Adventure Zone. Grab your goldenrod wreaths or Spotted Beebalm, or maybe take a stroll and find a new local favorite. More Information.

Which Birmingham event strikes your fancy?


Author: Vicky Lewis

Senior at UAB, Poodle Enthusiast, Hiking Novice