10+ April fundraisers in Birmingham, including the 7th Annual CahabaQue

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Mutt Strut, Birmingham. Photo via Hand in Paw

Looking for a local Birmingham fundraiser to participate in? We’ve got over 10 to attend this April. Check it out!

Birmingham Funky Fun Run & 5K

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Gather your supporters, friends, family and more for the Birmingham Funky Fun Run & 5K. This run celebrates the unique abilities individuals with autism bring to the community.

Participate in the Funky Fun Run—an untimed, zero competition walk or time yourself in the 5K race. No matter which race you choose to take part in, all are welcome!

Where: Avondale Park. 44th Pl N., Birmingham, AL 35222
Date: April 6
Time: 8-11AM
Price:
Timed 5K (Youth):$25
Timed 5K (Adult): $35
Funky Fun Run (Youth): $20
Funky Fun Run (Adult):$30
Register

7th Annual CahabaQue

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CahabaQue at Cahaba Brewing Company. Photo via Cahaba Brewing Company

Get ready for some amazing eats during the 7th annual BBQ Cook Off benefitting the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama. Happening at Cahaba Brewing Company, be there as teams battle to see who makes the best barbecue. Yes, you’ll be able to sample it all!

Opt for the VIP experience and receive:

  • Crowd-free access to the event at 12PM (one hour before gates open to the public)
  • Cahaba swag gift
  • Access to VIP lounge presented by CommerceOne Bank
  • Vegetarian snacks from Tropicaleo
  • VIP laminate
  • Tour of Cahaba Brewing Co.
  • Meet and greet with select CahabaQue judges
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Cahabaque. Photo via Cahaba Brewing Company

Where: Cahaba Brewing Company. 4500 5th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35222
Date: Sat. April 6
Time: 1-5PM
Price:
Advance General Admission (Ends April 5 at 4PM): $15
VIP (Limited Availability) Flash Sale: $45
Advance General Admission (Ends April 5 at 4PM): $15
VIP (Limited Availability) Flash Sale: $45
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2019 Funky Fish Fry

April is autism awareness month. What better way to help raise money and awareness than to attend the 2019 Funky Fish Fry, benefitting the Alabama Autism Society and Mitchell’s Place. During the event:

  • Listen to funky music
  • Hang out with friends
  • Chow down on fried catfish
  • Enjoy a cold drink
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Photo via Funky Fish Fry 2018

There will be tons of kid-friendly entertainment, such as:

  • Face painting
  • Inflatables
  • A rock wall
  • Sensory-friendly stations
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Photo via Funky Fish Fry

Where: Avondale Brewing Company. 201 41st St. S., Birmingham, AL 35222
Date: Saturday, April 6
Time: 12PM
Price:
General Admission: $10
Food/Drink Tickets: Couples–$40; Single–$25
Tickets

9th Annual Girls Inc. Cajun Cook Off

On Saturday, April 6, make plans to attend the Girls Inc. Cajun Cook Off. This fun-filled, family-friendly event features a Cajun cooking competition set to the beat of live music. There will also be:

  • Face painting
  • A balloon artist
  • Games
  • And more!

During the event, you’ll have the chance to taste-test all of your cajun favorites and vote to determine the winner of the cook off. All funds benefit Girls Inc. of Central Alabama.

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Photo via Girls Inc. Cajun Cook Off

Where: Railroad Park. 1700 1st Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Date: Saturday, April 6
Time: 11AM
Price: $25 (Kids 12 and under–FREE)
Tickets

Run for a Reason 5K

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Participate in Sozo Children’s 8th Annual Run for a Reason. Photo via Sozo Children

On Sunday, April 7, hit the track for Sozo Children’s 8th Annual Run for a Reason 5K in Avondale. With your support, Sozo Children can continue their mission of providing care for children in Uganda, Africa.

This race welcomes those of all ages and abilities—including dogs! So bring the whole family out for this great event.

After the race, be sure to stick around for:

  • Food trucks
  • Donuts
  • Vendors
  • Cornhole
  • Inflatables
  • Awards

More info.

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Run for a reason during Sozo Children’s Run for a Reason 5K. Photo via Sozo Children

Where: Sozo Children. 4 41st St. S., Birmingham, AL 35222
Date: Sunday, April 7
Time: 1-4PM
Price:
5K Run/Walk (Chip Time): $35
5K Run for a specific child (chip time): $45
5K Walk-up Registration: $45
Register

Giveback Night Benefitting the Alabama Environmental Council

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Looking to give back? There’s no better time than at Ghost Train Brewing Co.’s Give Back Night benefitting the Alabama Environmental Council.

Enjoy food from The Hot Tag food truck and delicious brews from Ghost Train Brewing Co. A portion of all sales from the tasting room and food truck will be donated to the Alabama Environmental Council.

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Photo via Alabama Environmental Council

Where: Ghost Train Brewing Co. 2616 3rd Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Date:
Thursday, April 11
Time: 5PM-12AM
Price: Free to attend

Cornhole Classic Presented by UAB Callahan Eye Hospital

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Photo via Alabama Cornhole

For the 7th year, The Bell Center Junior Board will be hosting their annual Cornhole classic. Join in the fun and register to play. The winers of this tournament are the kids at The Bell Center.

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Photo via The Bell Center

Where: Good People Brewing Company. 114 14th St. S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Date: Saturday, April 13
Time: 11AM-7PM
Price: 
Social Teams (2 people per team) – $40 early registration; $50 day of
Competitive Teams (2 people per team) – $60 early registration; $70 day of
Tickets

BHM26.2 Race Series

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BHM 26.2 Race Series (2018) in Birmingham. Photo via BHM 26.2 Race Series

Start carbo loading now Birmingham, it’s almost time for the BHM 26.2 Race Series. Made up of a full marathon, half marathon, marathon relay and fun run, this is Alabama’s only fully charitable marathon event. And it benefits two very worthy charities—Magic Moments and Children’s of Alabama.

The race starts and finishes at Railroad Park and will show off a fresh, new course with no repeats or loops as it takes you past multiple iconic Birmingham landmarks.

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Run for Magic Moments and Children’s of Alabama. Photo via BHM 26.2 Race Series

As you cross the finish line, enjoy the after party featuring:

  • Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q
  • Live music from party of the Year by Black Jacket Symphony and local band August Night
  • Kids Zone
  • Refreshments
  • And more!
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BHM 26.2 (2018) in Birmingham. Photo via BHM 26.2 Race Series

Where: Railroad Park. 1600 1st Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Date: Sunday, April 28
Time: Full Marathon, Half Marathon and Full Marathon Adult 5 Person Relay–7AM; Fun Run–10AM; Awards Ceremony & Presentation–11:30AM; Party of the Year After Party–Noon-2PM
Price: Marathon $95; Half Marathon–$85; Full Marathon Adult 5 Person Relay–$260; Fun Run–$25
Register

Fly Fishing Film Tour benefitting Coosa Riverkeeper

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Photo via Coosa Riverkeeper

Calling all anglers! On April 18, venture over to Avondale Brewing Company for the Fly Fishing Film Tour (The F3T). Benefitting Coosa Riverkeeper, you’ll join anglers of all ages to view remarkable films, topnotch stories and imagery and so much more!

There will be huge giveaways, too. For a few bucks, you can enter to win prizes from:

  • Yeti
  • Costa
  • Patagonia
  • And more!
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Photo via Coosa Riverkeeper

Where: Avondale Brewing Company. 201 41st St. S., Birmingham, AL 35222
Date: Thursday, April 18
Time: 6-9PM
Price: $20 (Discount tickets available at Deep South Outfitters–$18)
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Mutt Strut – 10th Annifursary

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Mutt Strut 2016 in Birmingham. Photo submitted

It’s been 10 years since Hand in Paw’s Mutt Strut: Dog-Friendly 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run first began in Birmingham. What will they be doing for their 10th anniFURsary? All sorts of family and pup-friendly fun, such as:

  • Energetic races
  • Local vendors
  • Prizes
  • Food trucks
  • And more!

All proceeds benefit Hand in Paw to help bring animal-assisted therapy to those who need it most. 

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Mutt Strut 2017. Photo via Hand in Paw

Where: UAB Green. 1500 University Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35233
Date: Saturday, April 20
Time:
8AM-12PM
Price: 5K–$30; 1-Mile Fun Run–$25; Sleep In–$15; Sleep In Plus–$50
Register

2019 Bowl-a-Palooza

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Bowling for a cause at Oak Mountain Lanes (Pelham). Photo via Oak Mountain Lanes

Dust off those blowing shoes and hit the lanes for the 6th Annual Bowl-A-Palooza benefitting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama.

Taking place at Oak Mountain Lanes in Pelham, for just $20 you’ll receive:

  • 3 hours of bowling
  • Shoe rental
  • T-shirt
  • Unlimited soft drinks
  • Raffle entry

All proceeds benefit RMHCA.

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Photo via Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama

Where: Oak Mountain Lanes. 300 Bowling Ln., Pelham, AL 35124
Date: April 20
Time: 7-10PM (Walk up registration starts a 6PM.)
Price: $20
Tickets

Magic City Cocktail Challenge

Who’s ready for some cocktails? This April, the Birmingham Area Jr. Executive Board of the American Cancer Society is hosting the first ever Magic City Cocktail Challenge.

During the event, some of Birmingham’s finest bartenders and mixologists will be serving up incredible cocktails. There will also be:

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Photo via Magic City Cocktail Challenge’s website
  • Live entertainment
  • Silent auction
  • Hors d’oeuvres
  • Cocktail samplings

At the end of the night, guests will have the exciting opportunity to cast their votes for the city’s best cocktail!

Your support helps provide vital resources to help continue in the fight against cancer. Cocktails and a good cause? Count me in!

Where: B&A Warehouse. 1531 1st Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Date: Thursday, April 25
Time: -117PM
Price: General Admission Ticket–$40; VIP Ticket–$60; Designated Driver Ticket–$25
Tickets

What other fundraisers are happening in Birmingham during the month of April?