Vulcan celebrates 117 years in Birmingham—here’s how to party


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Vulcan during his 115th birthday celebration in Birmingham. Photo via Vulcan Park & Museum

Grab your birthday hats for the party of the year, Vulcan’s 117th Birthday Bash. Here are five reasons to celebrate the Big Guy in Birmingham at Vulcan Park and Museum on Sunday, June 6 from 1-5PM. Save time—but your tickets here in advance.

1. Music will be popping

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Hula your way to fun. Photo via Vulcan Park & Museum

Vulcan Park & Museum will be getting the party started with JAMM Entertainment on site mixing tracks throughout the celebration. 

Vulcan’s been known to bust a move, so be sure to grab a dance with the Big Guy during all your favorite songs. 

2. Food options will be endless

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Who needs more cow bell when you’ve got Bluebell? Photo via Vulcan Park & Museum

What does every good party need? Food, of course. This year, Vulcan Park and Museum is planning delicious choices for you and the whole family to enjoy. 

Some include:

  • Bluebell Ice Cream
  • Coca-Cola Products
  • Simone’s Kitchen ATL
  • ThirsTea
  • Who Dat Sno Cones

Bonus: Vulcan’s friends will be supplying party favor bags packed with some special gifts from Top Golf, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Bud’s Best Cookies and more. *Limited supply of bags available. Arrive early to get the goods.

More vendors are signing up as we speak to attend Vulcan’s Birthday, so expect even more options on Sunday, June 6 from 1-5PM at Vulcan Park and Museum.

3. Adult drinks will be stocked

Big news! 117 years later and Vulcan is finally old enough to drink. Just kidding. But Vulcan Park & Museum will be offering beer and wine during the event. You’ll have to show your ID to partake in adult beverages, so be sure to bring it along.

4. Activities will entertain all ages

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Crafts galore. Photo via Vulcan Park & Museum

Prepare to be entertained because there will be lots of activities for all ages to take part in during Vulcan’s 117th Birthday Bash. Check out the list:

  • Bounce houses
  • Game Stop interactive room
  • Misting tent
  • Train
  • And more!

Grab your tickets to Vulcan’s 117th Birthday Bash now.

5. Guest appearances will WOW you

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Vulcan’s 117th Birthday Bash is fun for the whole family. Photo via Vulcan Park & Museum

Vulcan may be the guest of honor for this birthday extravaganza, but he’s bringing along some friends to celebrate with him. Throughout the event, expect a variety of wowing performances from the Clog Wild Cloggers and the Corazon de Alabama Dance Studio.

There will also be special appearances from:

  • Moana
  • Princess Tiana
  • Spiderman
  • Glitter Tattoo fairies
  • Miss Alabama Teen USA 2021 Dailyn Swann
  • The World Games 2022

Important Event Details

What: Vulcan’s 117th Birthday
When: Sunday, June 6, 1-5PM
Where: Vulcan Park & Museum, 1701 Valley View Dr, Birmingham, AL 35209
Admission: Adults – $8 | Kids (5-12) – $6 | Vulcan Park & Museum Members + Children Under 4 – FREE
Admission includes: all activities, entrance to Vulcan Museum and access to Vulcan’s observation tower.
Save time—buy your tickets here in advance.

More info to know:

  • Safety: all guests will be asked to wear masks while on site. Hand sanitizing stations will be available throughout the park. Social distancing will be encouraged.
  • Parking: limited on-site parking. FREE shuttles will be available from the parking lot at the Jefferson County Board of Education across Valley Avenue.
  • Refund Policy: this is a rain or shine event. No refunds.

It wouldn’t be a celebration without Vulcan Park & Museums sponsors. Vulcan’s 117th Birthday Bash is presented by UAB Callahan Eye Hospital with additional support from Piggly Wiggly, Coca-Cola Bottling United, Game Stop, Alabama Family Connection Magazine, Top Golf, Redmont Distilling, Babypalooza and our media sponsors CBS 42, Birmingham Parent, Birmingham Mom’s Blog, La Jefe and Latino News.

To learn more about Vulcan Park & Museum, check out their website and follow them on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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