A New Year Trifecta: Uptown Street Fest, TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl plus WIN Monster Jam tkts


Photo from a previous TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl
Amazing shot from a previous TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl. Photo via Facebook

If you like a good party and football (and who in Birmingham doesn’t), the Uptown Street Fest and Pep Rally on January 1, 2020, and the TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl on January 2 will get your New Year started right. 

We’ve got all the details for you to make sure you have a fun-filled time, whether you’re local to the Magic City or coming in from out of town. Get tickets now. Also, enter our sweeps for a chance to win tickets to Monster Jam. Read on for all the details.

1—We know you want the Monster Jam sweeps details.

Monster Jam kids
Who doesn’t dream of driving a Monster truck? Photo supplied

You, yes you, could win a family pack of four tickets to Monster Jam, valued at $160!

  • When: Sat Jan 4, 2020, 1PM
  • Where: Legacy Arena at the BJCC

The link to enter will be featured in Bham Now’s newsletter.

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We plan to announce the winner in our Bham Now newsletter Friday, December 20, so be sure to enter for a chance to win!

2—The Uptown Street Fest and Pep Rally promises to be a party to remember.

Uptown Birmingham is the site of the Uptown Street Fest and Pep Rally
Uptown Birmingham is the site of the Uptown Street Fest and Pep Rally. Photo via Facebook

Whether or not you’re going to the game, the Uptown Street Fest and Pep Rally should be on your calendar. Here’s why.  You can cheer for a team, listen to some live music, enjoy tasty food and drink.  Bonus, your kiddos can play all day at this family-friendly event. There’s no cost for this great big Birmingham New Year’s Day party. 

  • What: Uptown Street Fest and Pep Rally 
  • Where: 2221 Richard Arrington Junior Boulevard North, Birmingham, AL 35203
  • When: Wednesday, January 1, 1-6PM
  • Hosted by: TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl
  • Admission: FREE and open to all

3—Watch Boston College vs. Cincinnati at the 14th Annual TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl.

The 2020 TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl will be a matchup between Boston College and Cincinnati
Vulcan and Vulcan. Photo via Facebook

After you’ve partied all afternoon on New Year’s Day, it’s time to head to the 14th Annual TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl. Kickoff is at 2PM on Thursday, January 2, 2020, at historic Legion Field. You don’t want to miss this “matchup of the year between the Atlantic Coast Conference and the American Athletic Conference.”

4–The TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl makes a big difference to the Crippled Children’s Foundation

For over a decade, the TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl has been donating money to the Monday Morning Quarterback Club. The money goes to its charitable arm, the Crippled Children’s Foundation. 

This foundation “provides direct financial support to charities providing vital medical services to area children.” In fact, since 2006, the bowl has generated over $340,000 for the foundation. Amazing, right?

5—Make New Year’s 2020 a Birmingham week to remember

Whether you’re local or from out of town, you can book a room at The Sheraton, The Westin or a number of other hotels and make an event of it. Be sure to check for TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl Fan rates. 

While you’re enjoying the festivities, consider exploring Uptown Birmingham. We even put together this piece a while back to give you a taste of all the area has to offer. 

If you want to have some fun at Uptown before New Year’s Eve, The Southern Kitchen & Bar is having an Ugly Sweater Holiday Party December 22 and a New Year’s Eve Party, too. 

  • Where: The Southern Kitchen & Bar, 2301 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd N, Ste 300, Birmingham, AL 35203
  • When: Sunday, December 22, 3-9PM
  • What: look for Christmas movies, a hot chocolate bar (yum), ugly sweater contest, and many prizes! Enter the prize raffle by bringing canned food to donate.

Aren’t you glad you stopped by Bham Now to help you plan your entire New Year’s week?

Now all you have to do is get tickets for the 2020 TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl and party like it’s 1999 at the Uptown Street Fest and Pep Rally beforehand. We hope to see you there!

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