How to kick off the 2021 football pre-season in Birmingham, Aug 26-27

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Bring on the football! Photo via USA Today

Football season is just around the corner, Birmingham. Whether you’re rooting for the Tide, the Tigers or anyone in-between, we’ve rounded up a couple of kick-off parties to help you celebrate football season in style!

1. The Arc of Shelby County tailgate party

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Kick-off the pre-season with drinks, food and fun! Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Although it’s not time to break out the face paint and pompoms, just yet, you can still get into the football spirit at the Arc of Shelby County Kick-off Tailgate Party on Thursday, August 26th.

The kick-off party will be held at Oak Mountain Brewing Company from 5:30 to 7:30PM. While you’re enjoying the game, music and food, make sure to try their classic and original beers!

  • Location: 110 Cahaba Valley Road, Pelham, AL 35124
  • Hours: Mon-Wed 4-10PM, Thurs 3-11PM, Fri-Sat 12PM-midnight, Sun 12-9PM

2. The WJOX kick-off party

Avondale Brewing Co. is the perfect place to catch a show. Photo by Libby Foster for The Bama Buzz.
Can’t make the first one, try Jox 94.5’s party at Avondale Brewing. Photo by Libby Foster for The Bama Buzz.

Celebrate the start of the college football season with Jox 94.5’s fun-filled kick-off party at Avondale Brewing Company on Friday, August 27th from 5:30 to 8PM.

Pro tip: Although the event is FREE, we reccomend you RSVP in case Avondale reaches full capacity.

WJOX’s kick-off party will have live music from vocalist Graham Harper as well as activities including:

  • A shooting contest (a $500 AAATix ticket credit prize)
  • Giveaways (state college game ticket prizes)
  • “Crack the Code” contest (winner can win a new GMC Sierra truck)
Avondale Brewing Co
Bring on the football! Photo via Beth Cunningham for Bham Now

Plus, you can watch sports connoisseur Paul Finebaum on Avondale’s big screen while enjoying a beer and great food from Cantina on Wheels or Little London Kitchen

  • Location: 201 41st Street South, Birmingham, AL 35222
  • Hours: Mon-Wed 12-10PM, Thurs 12-11PM, Fri-Sat 12PM-midnight, Sun 1-10PM

Do you know who else is hosting football pre-season kick-off parties? Tag us @bhamnow and let us know.

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