Make your Labor Day Weekend epic with events, deals + more

Sun’s out, tongue’s out. Photo via @catsofinstagram

Wondering how to have an epic Labor Day Weekend in Birmingham? From exciting events to must-grab deals, get your scroll on.

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Long Weekend Deals

It wouldn’t be Labor Day Weekend without some stellar deals. Here are 5 to grab:

For more, check out our Small Business Guide bursting with over 600 local deals, curbside pickup and delivery. 

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Rock Chickens + Travel Itches

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Check out the coolest chicken around at the Rock Zoo in Fackler, AL. Photo by Rachel Fields Moraw via Facebook

Got the travel itch? I hear ya! We know 5 small towns to visit this Labor Day Weekend—and they’re all under 3 hours from Birmingham. One even leads you to an Animal Rock Zoo. So pack your bags and hit the road.

I’m a genie in a bottle baby

Need more time to shop for that new home? Consider me your genie because your wish has been granted. Since it’s Labor Day Weekend, you’ll have a whole extra day to consider which home is for you. The first step—checking out some open houses around Birmingham. 

3 Days of Brewskies

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Monday Night Brewing is now open in Birmingham’s Parkside. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Monday Night Brewing is officially OPEN in Parkside! Just in time for the long Labor Day weekend, too. It’s like they planned it or something. 😉 20+ unique beers on tap is just one thing you can expect from this brewery. Full list here.

Living that green thumb lifestyle?

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Photo via Shoppe’s Facebook page

Make it even more worth your while by becoming a member of Birmingham Botanical Gardens. The perks are unbelievable! Along with a complimentary plant at BBG’s annual Fall Plant Sale, priority registration for special events + more, but you’ll even score 10% off plant purchases at local shops like Botanica and Dorothy McDaniel’s Flower Market. Memberships start at less than $5/month. Sign up for a membership with BBG and score 10% with discount code GARDENS2020.

Keep the Arts Shining

The good: Birmingham has many amazing art organizations. The not-so-good: they are hurting right now due to COVID. Of course donations are a wonderful way to help them overcome the current hurtles, but there are more ways to get involved. From attending events to taking classes, here’s how you can support 5 of Birmingham art organizations right now.

Ain’t No Thang Like Chicken Wangs 

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Photo via J-Wings on Facebook

A new chicken joint is headed to The Pizitz Food Hall. Get pumped for J Wings. Home to dozens of tasty flavorings like sweet and sour, Cajun ranch or mild, hot + fiery, you’re sure to find your perfect plate of wings. Learn more.

Rounding the Bases 

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Michael Jordan during his days as a Birmingham Baron. Photo via

Michael Jordan was known as the king of slam dunks during his basketball career. But did you know this NBA all-star showed off cleats and a baseball bat as a Birmingham Baron? Say wha? More on Jordan’s time in the Magic City.

Looking Ahead

Get Your Read On

Downtown Birmingham has its very first little library. 🤩 Located in the plaza at Goodyear Shoe Hospital at 2016 3rd Avenue North, swing by for books, books + more books. Open Monday-Thursday, 10AM-3PM and Fridays until 4PM. You can also check out Trussville Public Library—reopening for in-person visits on Tuesday, September 8. 

Calling All Fur Babies!

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Boop! Photo via @lilah_golden_girl

Is your fur baby the cutest pet ever? Prove it once and for all by entering their photo into Hand in Paw’s Pet Photo Contest. Judges will vote on 3 categories: best dressed, best lookalike + best quaranteam mate. The lucky winner from each category receives a $100 gift card to Pet Smart, a social media spotlight, a personalized pet drawing and an assortment of treats and toys. 

  • Submissions due: September 20
  • Voting: September 23-October 7
  • Event + Winners Reveal: October 12

Donate $10 to HIP and enter now!

Weekend Entertainment

Some of the team walks us through 3 things you can do this weekend in Birmingham in Now the Weekend’s Video Edition. So mask up 😷, be safe and have an awesome Labor Day Weekend. 🎉

Friday, September 4

Art After 5 Happy B’Day VIRTUAL EVENT via Birmingham Art Museum. 5-9PM. FREE.

First Friday – Pizza & Pottery @ Do It Yourself Crafts. 6-9PM. 

Pioneer Chicken Stand @ Ghost Train Brewing Co. 7-10PM. 

Tragic City @ Avondale Brewing Co. 7:30-10:30PM. $10. Tickets.

Family Night + Fireworks @ Grand River Drive-In (Leeds). 8PM. General Admission. Tickets.

Funny Free Fridays @ Good People Brewing Co. 9-10:30PM. FREE.

Saturday, September 5

Family Night + Live Music @ Grand River Drive-In (Leeds). 6PM. General Admission. Tickets

Saturday Farmers Market @ The Market at Pepper Place. 7AM-Noon. FREE.

Barber Car Tag Day @ Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum. 10AM-Noon.

Kentucky Derby Watch Party @ Birmingham Greyhound Racing. 10:30AM-2PM. 

Kleos Mastiha Liqueur @ LeNell’s Beverage Boutique. 1-3PM.

Plant Bus Popup @ Good People Brewing Co. 2-5PM. 

Unity Market: Every Saturday Afternoon @ Unity Market. 4-7PM. FREE.

Vegan Brews and BBQ @ Good People Brewing Co. 4-9PM.

The Jake Gibson Band @ Oasis Bar. 7PM.

Labor Day Blow Out @ Red Mountain Revelers. 7-11:30PM. 

Sunday, September 6 

Barrel Room Yoga @ Cahaba Brewing Co. 11AM-Noon. $10. Tickets.

Brunch & Brews @ Cahaba Brewing Co. Noon-8PM. 

Labor Day Eve @ Tin Roof Birmingham. 6-9PM. 

Labor Day Sunday: The Stolen Faces of Avondale Brewing Co @ Avondale Brewing Co. 6:30-11PM. $15.

Pre Labor Day Drum Showcase/Masterclass by David Smith @ East Village Arts of Birmingham. 4-7PM.

Monday, September 7

Labor Day Brunch @ Tin Roof. 11AM-3PM. RSVP.

Live Trivia Night @ The Flying Biscuit Cafe – The Shops of the Colonnade. 6:30-8:30PM. 

Monday Lunch Special @ Bizarre: The Coffee Bar. 11AM-3PM.

Live Trivia Night @ TrimTab Brewing Co. 7-9PM. 

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