A magic dragon, an emo dance party and Memorial Weekend fun all happening in Birmingham this weekend, May 24-26

Birmingham, The Market at Pepper Place
Photo via The Market at Pepper Place

Looking to fill your Memorial Day Weekend with exciting plans? Look no further than these 50 events happening in Birmingham, May 24-26.

Featured Events

Hey Batter, Batter… Swing Batter

Take yourself out to the ballgame this weekend for the SEC baseball tournament. Read on for all the details. And be sure to save some crackerjacks for me!

From Excellent Herbs to At-Home ‘Shrooms

Celebrate biodiversity with the Birmingham Botanical Gardens during their Native Plant Conference. From May 30-June 2, take part in full-day workshops, presentations, field trips and more. Space is limited. Register now!


Hang a Flag on Your New Front Porch

Between Memorial Day Weekend flags and celebrations, swing by some of these 16 open houses taking place around Birmingham. 

Music, laughs and a bloodthirsty… plant?

Now through June 2, Little Shop of Horrors continues to delight musical theatre fans at Red Mountain Theatre Company’s Cabaret Theatre. Use code Bham7 at checkout and save $7!

Urban Meets Luxury

Here’s an inside look at Avenue A townhomes bringing urban luxury to Downtown Birmingham. 


Rugby on Wheels

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Photo via Lakeshore Foundation

Get your sports fix with weekend full of wheelchair rugby. Hosted by the Lakeshore Foundation, this free event will get your competitive side going.

Want even more weekend events?

Well aren’t you adventurous! Check out our Memorial Day Weekend guide for 20 more events. Be sure to check out the Dread River Distilling Co.’s open house taking place on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27.

All Weekend Long

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Little Shop of Horrors at RMTC in Birmingham. Photo via RMTC

Little Shop of Horrors

Where: Red Mountain Theatre Company Cabaret Theatre. 301 19th St. N., Birmingham, AL 35203
Time: Fri.–7:30PM; Sat.–2PM & 7:30PM; Sun.–2PM
Price: $19
Tickets


2019 SEC Baseball Tournament 

Where: Hoover Metropolitan Stadium. 100 Ben Chapman Dr., Hoover, AL 35244
Time: Game times vary
Tickets

Saturday and Sunday

Memorial Day Weekend 

Where: The Birmingham Zoo. 2630 Cahaba Rd., Birmingham, AL 35223
Time: 9AM-6PM
Price: General Admission–Varies by Age; Military–FREE 

Friday—May 24

Photo via Lakeshore Foundation

Wine with Jake + Big Bite Food Truck

Where: Hop City Birmingham. 2924 3rd Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Time: 5-7PM
Price: FREE


Rumba Latina Birmingham: Latin Night

Where: Saturn. 200 41st St. S., Birmingham, AL 35222
Time: 8PM
Age: 18+
Price: $10
Tickets

From the Tank Natural Box Wine Tasting

Where: LeNell’s Beverage Boutique. 1208 32nd St. N., Birmingham, AL 35234
Time: 5-7PM
Price: FREE

The Veer Union with NeverWake

Where: Iron City. 513 22nd St. S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Time: 8PM
Price: $15-$25
Tickets


Night Hike

Where: Oak Mountain State Park. 200 Terrace Dr., Pelham, AL 35124
Time: 7-9PM
Price: FREE 

Coppelia Act 2

Where: Virginia Samford Theatre. 1116 26th St. S., Birmingham, AL 35205
Time: 7-8PM
Price: $10-$20
Tickets 

Four Nations Wheelchair Rugby Invitational 

Where: Lakeshore Foundation. 4000 Ridgeway Dr., Birmingham, AL 35209
Time: Fri.–Noon-7PM; Sat.–10AM-1PM
Price: FREE


Emo Night

Where: Tin Roof. 2709 7th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Time: 9PM-1AM
Price: FREE

Open Mic Night

Where: Desert Island Supply Co. 5500 1st Ave N., Birmingham, AL 35212
Time: 6-7:30PM
RSVP 

One Year Anniversary Party

Where: Charm On 2nd. 2329 2nd Ave N., Birmingham, AL 35203
Time: 6-9PM
Price: FREE


2 Blu and The Lucky Stiffs 

Where: Daniel Day Gallery. 3025 6th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Time: 2:30-6PM
Price: $15 

Zinfandel, Syrah and Red Blends Wine Tasting

Where: The Vintage Wine Shoppe. 201 Cahaba Park Cir., Birmingham, AL 35242
Time: 5-6:30PM
Price: FREE 

Birmingham, Railroad Park
Get your workout started at Railroad Park in Birmingham. Photo via Railroad Park on Facebook

Get Healthy on the Railroad

Where: Railroad Park. 1600 1st Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Time: 6-7PM
Price: FREE


Ugly Baby Live

Where: Birmingham Improv Theatre. 2208 7th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Time: 9:30PM
Price: General Admission–$10; Students–$5
Tickets  

MtG – Friday Night Magic

Where: Card Addicts. 2015 Valleydale Rd., Birmingham, AL 35244
Time: 5-9PM
Price: $5-$13 

Saturday—May 25

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Salsa Showdown 2017. Photo via Salsa Showdown.

Salsa Showdown 

Where: Cahaba Brewing Company. 4500 5th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35222
Time: 2-6PM
Price: $15
Tickets


FunkFest 2019 

Where: Legion Field. 400 Graymont Ave W., Birmingham, AL 35204
Time: 4-11PM
Price: $45+
Tickets

Chocolate for Breakfast Pop Up 

Where: Filter-Coffee Parlor. 1927 11th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35205
Time: 10AM-4PM 

Happy Hour Yoga 

Where: Good People Brewing Company. 4500 5th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35222
Time: 11AM-Noon
Price: $10


Black Bear Encounter 

Where: The Birmingham Zoo. 2630 Cahaba Rd., Birmingham, AL 35223
Time: 1:30PM
Price: Members–$50; Non-Members–$65
Register

The Office Trivia Bar Crawl 

Where: Tin Roof. 2709 7th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Time: 4PM-Midnight
Price: $15-$20 
Tickets

Inflatable Aqua Park Grand Opening 

Where: Oak Mountain State Park. 200 Terrace Dr., Pelham, AL 35124
Time: $10-$15
Price: 10AM-5PM


Customer Appreciation Day 

Where: Books, Beans and Candles. 1620 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd S., Birmingham, AL 35205
Time: 11AM-5PM 

Prism: A Colorful Tap Takeover 

Where: TrimTab Brewing Co. 2721 5th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Time: 7PM-Midnight

Birmingham, Pepper Place, The Market at Pepper Place
Fun at the market. Photo via The Market at Pepper Place on Facebook

The Market 

Where: Pepper Place. 2829 2nd Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35205
Time: 7AM-Noon
Price: FREE


Wooden Garden Flag Workshop 

Where: Hammer & Stain. 3704 Lorna Rd., Hoover, AL 35216
Time: 4-7PM
Age: 18+
Price: $45
Tickets

Bham Emo Dance Party 

Where: Saturn. 200 41st St. S., Birmingham, AL 35222
Time: 9PM
Age: 18+
Price: $5
Tickets

90s Forever Dance Party 

Where: Rojo. 2921 Highland Ave, Birmingham, AL 35205
Time: 9-11PM 


90s Hip Hop 

Where: The Vault Bar and Lounge. 1920 3rd Ave N., Birmingham, AL 35203
Time: 8PM-1AM

Rickwood Volunteer Day 

Where: Rickwood Field. 1137 2nd Ave W., Birmingham, AL 35204
Time: 8AM-Noon
Price: FREE

4th Saturday Serve 

Where: Linn Park. 710 20th St. N., Birmingham, AL 35203
Time: 9AM
Price: FREE


Birmingham, Piff the Magic Dragon
Photo via Photo courtesy of Piff the Magic Dragon

Piff the Magic Dragon 

Where: Lyric Fine Arts Theatre. 1800 3rd Ave N., Birmingham, AL 35203
Time: 7:30PM
Price: Varies
Tickets

May Misfits 

Where: The Chapel Bar & Nightclub. 620 27th St. S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Time: 11:30PM 

Babes Who Wine & Dine 

Where: Rojo. 2921 Highland Ave, Birmingham, AL 35205
Time: 7-11PM 


Sunday—May 26

Girls Rock Birmingham Annual Art Auction 

Where: Saturn. 200 41st St. S., Birmingham, AL 35222
Time: 2-5PM
Price: FREE

Storytellers Comedy Show 

Where: Birmingham Festival Theatre. 1901 11th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205
Time: 7-8:30PM
Price: $10
Tickets

Ghost Train Rock & Roll Matinee 

Where: Ghost Train Brewing Co. 2616 3rd Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Time: 4-8PM


Cassette Kink Avondale Park Pop Up 

Where: Avondale Park. 4101 5th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35222
Time: 4-8PM
Price: FREE

Graham Harper Sunday Brunch 

Where: Avondale Common House. 4100 3rd Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35222
Time: 11AM-3PM

LGBTQ Walk and Jog 

Where: Birmingham AIDS Outreach. 205 32nd St. S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Time: 5-7PM
Price: FREE


Electric Blue Yonder 

Where: Saw’s Juke Joint. 1115 Dunston Ave, Birmingham, AL 35213
Time: 6-9PM

LoveRat Duo 

Where: Rojo. 2921 Highland Ave, Birmingham, AL 35205
Time: 6:30-9:30PM 
Price: FREE

Collide Soulful Sunday 

Where: The Chapel Bar & Nightclub. 620 27th St. S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Time: 7:30-10:30PM
Age: 18+


Views and Brews 

Where: Trips for Kids Recyclery. 3625 1st Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35222
Time: 2PM 

Upcoming Events

Birmingham, Vulcan Park and Museum
Celebrate Vulcan’s birthday in Birmingham. Photo via Vulvan Park and Museum

May 27: Open House @ Dread River Distilling Co. 1-5PM. $10 tastings.
May 29: Lunch & Learning: Growing and Arranging for Indoor Displays @ Birmingham Botanical Gardens. 11:30AM-12:30PM. FREE.
May 29: Rickwood Classic @ Rickwood Field. 12:30PM. $10. Tickets.
May 31 and June 1: Alabama Symphony Orchestra–”Ode to Joy” and Symphony No. 9 @ Alys Stephens Center. 7PM. Price varies. Tickets
May 30-June 2: Native Plant Conference @ Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Times vary. Members–$185; Non-Members–$205; Students–$150. Register.
June 2: Vulcan’s 115th Birthday Bash @ Vulcan Park and Museum. 1-5PM. Adults–$8; Kids 6-12–$6; Members and kids under 4–FREE. Tickets.
June 5: 2nd Open House @ Dread River Distilling Co. 5-8PM. $10 tastings.
June 7-8: Barber Small Bore @ Barber Motorsports Park. Fri.-Sat.–8AM-10PM; Sun.–8AM-6PM. $40. (Kids 15 and under–FREE) Tickets.
June 7-9: Alabama Symphony Orchestra’s Symphony in the Summer @ Alys Stephens Center. 7-9PM. FREE.