Your weekend guide to Birmingham, May 21-23—make your plans now

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Some gelato for your summer day. Photo via @Sweetz_4_Dessert

The weather is hot, which means summer is basically here and sunshine-rich adventures are ahead. Dive in to find out what’s ahead this weekend, May 21-23 in Birmingham.

This Weekend in the Magic City

Darter Fest
Don’t miss Darter Fest in Birmingham. Photo via Southern Environmental Center

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Blankets + bands

For a night of live bands and food trucks, venture to Oak Mountain State Park on Friday, May 21 for Songs on the Sand. On stage: The Swinging Medallions, Telluride, The Tams, The Coasters and The Drifters. Bring beach chairs or a blanket and enjoy the show from 5-11PM. Tickets are $55.

An outdoor adventure

Birmingham Children’s Theatre hosts a Storybook Adventure Hunt on Saturday, May 22. For a family-friendly outdoor scavenger hunt filled with characters from your favorite storybooks, grab your tickets now for $25 per family. Use discount code star for $5 off ticket price. 

Summer bod ready

F45 Training Liberty Park takes over Cahaba Brewing Co. on Saturday, May 22 for a FREE Bootcamp + Beer outdoor work from 11AM-Noon. Inside tip: you’ll burn up to 750 cals during this 45-minute HIIT workout. All fitness levels welcome. Bonus: join the afterparty for a chance to win a $50 bar tab. 

Reclaim your beads

Mardi Gras may have been a bit dull during the pandemic, but Easterseals of the Birmingham Area is celebrating it in an all-new way with Mardi Gras Reclaimed. On Saturday, May 22, head to the Highland Park Golf Course for beer, snacks, bourbon tasting, dinner coupons to local restaurants + a chance to win a BIG PRIZE. Register now

Can’t stop this feeling

Birmingham-based artist Andrea Really learned to DJ her way through the pandemic and she’s ready to show off her skills with a Summer of Love Dance Party. On Saturday, May 22 at 7PM, she’ll be rocking the dance floor at TrimTab Brewing Co. with all the beats from disco and tech to funk and soul. Cheer her on + prepare to dance! Admission is FREE. Ages 21+.

Cheers to nature

Show your support for the educational programs of Turkey Creek Nature Preserve during the Southern Environmental Center’s 8th annual Darter Festival on Sunday, May 23. The fundraiser takes place from Noon-5PM at Avondale Brewing Co. Expect live music, beer, food, raffles + more. Fun fact: the event celebrates the tiny Darter fish that can only be found in the clean, fresh waters of Turkey Creek. Tickets are $10

Feeling lucky?

We teamed up with McWane Science Center to give away 4 tickets + a swag bag for your next adventure through the museum. Visit us on Instagram for rules on how to enter. And hurry—the winner is announced Tuesday, May 25!

The events don’t stop here. Find more in Now the Weekend—Video Edition

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