7+ events, discounts and more happening this Labor Day Weekend in Birmingham

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Look at that view at Cheaha State Park. Photo via Vicky Lewis for Bham Now

Labor Day is Monday, September 2. Who’s ready for a much-deserved long weekend? Make it a good one with these fun events, discounts and more taking place this Labor Day Weekend in Birmingham.

Outdoor Adventures

Cheaha State Park

Beauty at Cheaha State Park. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

Feeling outdoorsy? Venture to Cheaha State Park for their naturalist Labor Day Weekend programs. 

Just one hour and 15 minutes via I-20 East from downtown Birmingham, the park stretches 2,799 acres and includes Cheaha Mountain—the highest point in the state of Alabama. 

Here are two labor day weekend programs to consider:

Arts in the Environment: Hiking Stick Workshop

Description: Learn how to make your own hiking stick. Supplies provided. Registration required.

Date: Monday, September 2
Time: 11AM-12:30PM
Price: $10
Location: Leave No Trace Bigfoot Pavilion
Register: 256.276.1859

Gorgeous waterfalls at Cheaha State Park. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

Take a Hike: Accessible and Interpretive Discovery Hike

Description: Hike across the highest mountain in Alabama with Cheaha Naturalist Mandy Pearson. Learn about the Cheaha ecosystem, plants, animals and history. Hike distance: 0.6 miles.

Date: Sunday, September 1
Time: 3-4PM
Price: FREE with gate admission and to overnight guests
Location: Bald Rock Board Walk

More programs.

Family Entertainment

McWane Science Center

Little scientists. Photo via McWane Science Center on Facebook

Schools may be out on Monday, September 2 for Labor Day, but science is still in session at McWane Science Center.

This Labor Day, McWane Science Center will host their monthly Home School Day where homeschoolers can take part in:

  • Special programs
  • live demonstrations
  • Design challenges
  • And more!

Discounts are also huge!

Kids: $7
Parents: FREE
Accompanying adults: $6

Cars and discovery. Photo via McWane Science Center on Facebook

McWane Science Center will also offer their Blue Star Military discount (now through September 2). This means FREE admission for active military with up to five family members.

Address: 200 19th St. N., Birmingham, AL 35203
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9AM-5PM; Sat. 10AM-6PM; Sun. Noon-6PM

The Birmingham Zoo

Look at that tongue! Photo via The Birmingham Zoo on Facebook

There’s no better place to spend a long weekend than at The Birmingham Zoo. Especially near Labor Day weekend. 

Now through September 8, The Birmingham Zoo is honoring Labor Day with discounted admission for First Responders. (Valid ID or badge is required to receive the discount.)

Well hello! Photo via The Birmingham Zoo on Facebook

Not a first responder? No worries! Everyone is always welcome at The Birmingham Zoo. 

During your visit:

  • Cool off in the splash pad
  • Ride the train
  • Zip down the wild slide
  • Discover animals from cuddly to creepy
  • And more!
Marching two by two. Photo via The Birmingham Zoo on Facebook

First Responder Discount Dates: Now through September 8
Time: Monday-Friday, 9AM-5PM; Sat.-Sun. 9AM-6PM
Price: First responders: $8 + $8 each for up to four guests; General
Admission: $12+ (Kids 2 and under – FREE)

Desoto Caverns

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Inside the cave at DeSoto Caverns. Photo via DeSoto Caverns

Beat the heat this Labor Day weekend with a visit to DeSoto Caverns—one of the most incredible and historic show caves in the United States. 

Open year-round, DeSoto Canvers offers hour-long cavern tours where you can learn about:

  • Prehistoric Native Americans who lived and died in the caves
  • Confederate soldiers who mined gunpowder
  • Early Native American traders who visited the cave and surrounding areas
  • Women’s Hall of Famer Ida Mathis and her involvement in purchasing the cave and its transformation into a destination for guests like yourselves.
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What will you find while gem panning? Photo via DeSoto Caverns

Want to brave the heat? DeSoto Caverns also offers over 20 outside attractions, including:

  • Gem panning
  • Crystal find
  • Wacky water golf
  • Archery
  • And more!

Learn more.

Address: 5181 Desoto Caverns Pkwy., Childersburg, AL 35044
Distance from Birmingham: 36 miles southeast down Highway 280. 
Times of Operations: Daily, March-December; Weekends Only, January
Hours: Monday-Saturday 9AM-5:30PM; Sunday 1-5:30PM
Price: $24.99+

Music and Drinks

Labor Day Sunday Funday at Tin Roof

Enjoy the show! Photo via Tin Roof Birmingham on Facebook

Enjoy a full day and night of live music and drink specials during Tin Roof’s Labor Day Sunday Funday event. 


  • 2PM – Jacob Brock 
  • 7PM – Trick Zipper
  • 10PM – DJ Bangerz

Drink Specials (2-7PM)

  • Domestic drafts – $3
  • Well drinks – $3

Drink Specials (7PM-Close)

  • Mimosas – $3
  • Mimosa Pitchers – $12
  • ML Tall Boys – $3
  • Bloody Mary’s – $5
Cheers to live music. Photo via Tin Roof Birmingham

Address: 2709 7th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Sunday, September 1
Time: 2PM-2AM

The Stolen Faces at Avondale Brewing Company

The Stolen Faces. Photo via The Stolen Faces on Facebook

Grab your crew for live music and local brews at Avondale Brewing Company’s 4th annual Labor Day Sunday celebration. 

Performing again this year will be The Stolen Faces. 

Date: Sunday, September 1
Address: 201 41st St. S., Birmingham, AL 35222
Time: 8-11PM
Age: All ages welcome
Price: $15

Shopping Discounts

Mountain High Outfitters

Get your apparel for hiking those trails in Birmingham. Photo via Mountain High Outfitters on Facebook

If you’re heading outdoors to one of Birmingham’s great state parks this Labor Day Weekend, be sure to swing by Mountain High Outfitters. They’ll be having some great deals!

  • Get 30-50% off select styles from:
  • ArcTeryx
  • Chaco
  • Patagonia
  • Chubbies
  • KÜHL
  • Mountain Khakis
  • Prana
  • And more!

Address: 310 Summit Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35243; 2800 Cahaba Village Plaza, Birmingham, AL 35243; 2000 Galleria Cir, Birmingham, AL 35244; 6200 Grand River Blvd. E., Leeds, AL 35094

La-Z-Boy Labor Day Sale

Looking for furniture? Check out La-Z-Boy’s Labor Day Sale.

Shop online or in stores for a variety of items, including:

  • Recliners
  • Ottomans
  • Sectionals
  • And more!
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Lazy-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries in Greystone. Photo via Hunter Nichols

Deals start at just $399!

Address: 2944 AL-150, Birmingham, AL 35244; 5401 US-280, Meadowbrook, AL 35242
Date: Now-September 2
Store Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10AM-8PM; Sun. Noon-6PM

Here are a few more places offering worthwhile deals this Labor Day Weekend:

Best Buy: up to $150 off Vizio TVs and more
Old Navy: 50% off all jeans, dresses and tees. (Aug. 29-Sept. 2)
Target: over 25% off on select items, including school supplies, technology, appliances and more
Sears: up to 40% off select appliances (now-Sept. 7)

What will you be doing this Labor Day Weekend? Let us know what else is going on around Birmingham.

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