Memorial Day Weekend deals, events + more, May 22-25, in Birmingham

Birmingham, Oak Mountain State Park
Your nature escape awaits. Photo via @oakmountainstatepark

Happy Memorial Day Weekend, Birmingham! If you’re looking to have an awesome weekend, look no further. Enjoy!

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Hitting high heights

Birmingham, Crestline Bagel
I can’t quite decide which part of this meal seems the tastiest. Photo via Crestline Bagel’s Facebook page

Haven’t been to Cahaba Heights recently? You may want to pay it a visit during your next trip down Highway 280 because it is poppin’! 🤩 From tasty restaurants and all-new developments, check out what’s going on in the Heights.

Oh beakers…

Birmingham, McWane, McWane Science Center, experiments
Photo via McWane Science Center

As the school year wraps up, you’re probably wondering how you’ll entertain your kids during those long summer days. Here’s some good news! Mr. Science and more of the gang at McWane Science Center have shared some of their favorite at-home science experiments. From static electricity to extracting fruit DNA, your kids will love letting loose their inner scientist. 

Ahhh, memories! 

Birmingham, Iron City
Who else is ready to see another amazing concert at Iron City? Photo via Iron City on Facebook

Iron City has been rocking music fans for 7 years. And, as we await the post-COVID-19 reopening of this Birmingham favorite, take a stroll down memory lane as some of the Bham Now Team reminisces about their most beloved times at this music haven.

Holiday Weekend Deals

Our Small Business Guide is booming with OVER 490 local deals, curbside pickup + delivery. Here are 5 spots to grab some eats and drinks to celebrate the long weekend ahead:

Don’t forget to sign up your business or non-profit organization!

For more Memorial Weekend deals, check out our guide to food, retail and more. 

You go girls!

Birmingham, Junior League of Birmingham
Among many other efforts, Anna also works at the Bagley Fire Department as a volunteer EMT. She plans to pursue a degree in nursing. Photo courtesy of the Junior League of Birmingham

The Junior League of Birmingham is doing big things for young women in Birmingham. They’ve just awarded 10 female seniors with the Memorial Scholarship. Props to each of you for a job well done. Who received the scholarship? Get the full story

What a view! 

Birmingham, Cortland Vesta
Can you name a better view? I’m waiting. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Have you driven through Five Points South recently? If so, you’ve probably seen Cortland Vesta—a new high-rise apartment complex stretching high into the sky. Though interior construction is still in the works, we have a special sneak peek for you. Click here for the full story + photos

Weekend Events

Fri., May 22: Made forMay Pop Up Window Sale @ Filter-Coffee Parlor. 7AM.
Fri., May 22: Kevin Harrison Live Outside @ The Red Shamrock Pub. 6-10PM.
Sat., May 23: Memorial Day Trail Race @ Oak Mountain State Park. 8AM. Register
Sat., May 23: B.O.S.H. Bar @ Simply Infused Olive Oil Shop. 11AM-3PM. FREE.
Sat., May 23: Patio Pop Up @ The Essential. 4-8PM. 
Sat., May 23: Online Trivia Night: Saturday Morning Cartoons @ Matt “The Ostrich” Mitchell’s Facebook page. 8PM.
Sat., May 23-Sun., May 24: Margeaux & The Cats Meow – Virtual Event @ Bailey Bros. 7PM-8AM.
Sat., May 23-Sat., May 30: Tchaik5K Virtual Race benefitting Alabama Symphony Orchestra. $25-$35. Register
Mon., May 25: Memorial Day Workout in the Park @ Ross Park & Pool. 9:30AM. FREE.
Mon., May 25: MEMORIAL DAY party benefiting Jones Valley Teaching Farm @ The Essential. 

Discover more happenings this weekend with some of the Bham Now team in Now the Weekend: Quarantine Edition


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