7 exciting events happening in Birmingham, July 13-15! Which will you choose?

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Photo via McWane Science Center.

July 13-14 is an exciting weekend in Birmingham with lots of cool things to see and do. Join in on the fun by attending one (or more!) of these awesome events. Which one will you choose?

Alabama Organ Center’s Donate a Life Coasterthon

Do you have what it takes to ride a roller coaster for eight hours straight? You can soon find out during the Alabama Organ Center’s Donate a Life Coasterthon.

The Alabama Organ Center and Alabama Splash Adventures have teamed up to host an eight-hour coaster marathon to raise funds and awareness for the Alabama Organ Center.

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Photo courtesy of Alabama Splash Adventures.

The event takes place at Alabama Splash Adventures on July 13 from 2am-10am. (Nope, that’s not a typo!)

Twenty-four individuals who raise at least $100 for this charity event will have the chance to ride Alabama Splash Adventure’s world-class roller coaster–Rampage. And yes, it’s for eight hours!

To help this worthy cause, start fundraising now!

Sloss Tech

Are you interested in technology? Then you won’t want to miss the Southeast’s premier technology and innovation conference, Sloss Tech.

Hosted by TechBirmingham and Telegraph, Sloss Tech brings together some of the best and brightest entrepreneurs nationally and locally. Exciting stuff!

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Featured Sloss Tech speaker Bozoma Saint John is the chief marketing officer at Endeavor. Photo via Teknoformat-Teknoloji-Haberleri, Flickr.

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Sloss Tech will take place from 8am-4pm on July 13 at The Lyric Theatre, located at 1800 Third Ave N., Birmingham, AL 35203.

Hurry and grab your tickets before it’s too late!

Sloss Music and Arts Festival

Hitting Birmingham July 14-15 is the Sloss Music and Arts Festival (a.k.a., Sloss Fest). If you’re a fan of music, vendors and festival fun, this is the event for you.

Sloss Fest, a two-day music and lifestyle event that takes place at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, is one of the largest annual music festivals that happens in the ‘ham.

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Sloss Fest 2017. Photo via Alice Coverage.

This year there will be 44 bands made up of incredible renowned headliners and emerging artists. Check out the lineup.

Music genres include everything from indie, pop and country to rap, soul and hip-hop.

If you haven’t already, grab your tickets now!

Artists with Disabilities

Don’t let a disability stop you from doing and experiencing the things you love, like art.

Join in on the Birmingham Museum of Art‘s Artists with Disabilities Visually Impaired Program. This free adult program offers the chance to experience and learn about art by three artists who turned their disabilities into extraordinary works of art.

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“Le Matin, temps brumeux, Pourville (Foggy Morning at Pourville)” Claude Monet, France, 1840 – 1926. Oil on canvas. Photo via the Birmingham Museum of Art.

The event takes place on July 14 from 10am-11am.

Space is limited. Reserve your seat by 4:30pm on Wed., July 11 by calling 205.254.2964.

2nd Saturday Downtown Trussville Gives Back Day 

This month, it’s all about giving back at Trussville’s 2nd Saturday Downtown Trussville Gives Back Day. Join in on the fun and help support a local cause in Trussville–Independence Place of Alabama.

Enjoy food trucks, vendors, music and karaoke, and even an old-school dunking booth!

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2nd Saturday Downtown’s Trussville Gives Back Day. Photo via 2nd Saturday Downtown series Facebook page.

All proceeds benefit the Independence Place.

Don’t miss the fun (and free admission!) on July 14 from 4pm-8pm at 107 Morrow Ave, Trussville, AL 35173.

McWane Science Center’s 20th Birthday Bash 

McWane Science Center is celebrating its 20th year in Birmingham this July, and you’re invited to celebrate this momentous occasion at their 20th Birthday Bash!

This two-day event features incredible demonstrations, interactive activities and, of course, cake!

Here are some of the activities happening throughout the event:

  • 20 years of Science Trivia
  • LED Birthday Cards
  • Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream
  • Boat Design Challenge
  • Exploding Birthday Balloons
  • Introduction to LEGO Robotics 2.0
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Photo via McWane Science Center.

Don’t miss the party, happening July 14-15 at McWane Science Center, located at 200 19th St. N., Birmingham, AL 35203.

Community Drum Jam with John Scalici 

Are you a drummer or have you always wanted to be? Then check out the Community Drum Jam hosted by John Scalici.

This is your chance to share your rhythmical spirit and creativity while building community relationships through the universal language of rhythm.

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Photo via the Community Drum Jam with John Scalici’s Facebook page.

Join the jam session on July 15 from 4pm-6pm at Cahaba Brewing Company, located at 4500 5th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35222.

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