The ultimate guide to September events in Birmingham

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Oktoberfest, Cahaba Brewing Company
Oktoberfest 2020 at Cahaba Brewing Company. Photo via Cahaba Brewing Company’s Facebook

The countdown to September has begun. Make it one to remember by taking part in these events around Birmingham. *Be sure to stay safe when venturing out and mask up when necessary.

1. 12th Annual Cahaba River Fry-Down—Virtual

What: a virtual fundraiser for the Cahaba River Society that features a competitive catfish cooking competition and festival. More info.
When: Wednesday, September 1-Sunday, October 3 | Noon-4PM
Where: VIRTUAL
Price: FREE
Donate here

2. Historic Night Tour of Sloss Furnaces

What: a historic tour of Sloss Furnaces that delves into its scary history and why people believe it’s haunted. More info.
When: Friday, September 3 | 7:30-10:30PM
Where: Sloss Furnaces, 20 32nd St N, Birmingham, AL 35222
Price: $25
Register: email tyler.malugani@birminghamal.gov

3. Repticon Birmingham

What: two days of reptile fun, with over 100 tables of reptiles, amphibians, exotic pets and pet products, hourly seminars and presentations and door prizes. More info.
When:
Saturday-Sunday, September 4-5 | 9AM-4PM
Where:
Trussville Civic Center, 5381 Trussville Clay Rd, Trussville, AL 35173
Price:
$5-$15 | Teachers – FREE with teacher ID/pay stub
Tickets

Watcha talkin’ bout? Photo via The Birmingham Zoo’s Facebook

4. The Roaring 20s Zoo Rendezvous

What: a free virtual event with The Birmingham Zoo. Make a night of it by preordering a food/beverage package by Friday, August 27. More info.
When: Thursday, September 9 | 6:45-7:45 PM
Where: Birmingham Zoo YouTube and Birmingham Zoo on Facebook
Price: FREE to watch

5. Tune Up for City Fest

What: a concert with Artie Dean & Bourbontown to kick off Trussville City Fest.
When:
Friday, September 10 | 7-10:45PM
Where:
Trussville Entertainment District stage, Beech St, Trussville, AL 35173
Price: FREE

6. The Roaring 20s Zoo Rendezvous

What: a free virtual event with The Birmingham Zoo. Make a night of it by preordering a food/beverage package by Friday, August 27. More info.
When: Thursday, September 9 | 6:45-7:45 PM
Where: Birmingham Zoo YouTube and Birmingham Zoo on Facebook
Price: FREE to watch

7. Birmingham Artwalk

What: a two-day arts festival that transforms Birmingham’s loft neighborhood into an arts district, featuring the work of more than 50+ visual artists, live musicians, street performers, food and drink vendors and children’s activities. More info.
When:
Friday-Saturday, September 10-11 | Friday 5-10PM, Saturday 10AM-6PM
Where: Birmingham Loft District Sales Office, 2222 2nd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203
Price: FREE

8. Fall Plant Sale

What: an annual Fall Plant Sale with Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Shop hundreds of plants like natives, perennials, herbs and tropicals. More info.
When: Saturday, September 11 | 8AM-2PM
Where: Birmingham Botanical Gardens, 2612 Lane Park Rd, Birmingham, AL 35223
Price: FREE

9. BirmingFAM

What: a celebration of community with vendors, live music and local food. More info.
When: Saturday-Sunday, September 11-12
Where: TrimTab Brewery Co., 2721 5th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233
Price: $40 | Kids under 12 – FREE
Tickets

Trussville City Fest
Trussville City Fest 2021. Photo via Trussville Chamber of Commerce

10. Trussville City Fest

What: a yearly festival in Downtown Trussville with local food trucks and vendors, kids activities, live music, car show, etc. More info.
When: Saturday, September 11 | 9AM-10PM
Where: Downtown Trussville
Admission: FREE

11. Museum Ball 

What: Birmingham Museum of Art’s longest running event fundraiser featuring entertainment, community fellowship and dinner among masterpieces. More info.
When:
Saturday, September 11
Where:
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203
Reservation your ticket: Email eeverett@artsbma.org or call 205.297.8062.

Heart Gallery Alabama
Don’t miss the Heart Gallery Classic – Birmingham Barons event on September 12 at Regions Field. Photo via Heart Gallery Alabama’s Facebook

12. Heart Gallery Classic – Birmingham Barons

What: a day to cheer on the Birmingham Barons while helping Heart Gallery Alabama raise awareness for children waiting in Alabama’s foster care system. More info.
When:
Sunday, September 12 | 4PM
Where:
Regions Field, 1401 1st Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233
Price:
Single – $25 | Family 4 pack – $75
Tickets

13. Battle Of The Blues Bands

What: a competition of blues bands from across the state of Alabama. More info.
When: Sunday, September 12 | 2-11PM
Where:
Iron City, 513 22nd St S, Birmingham, AL 35233
Price:
$12
Tickets

14. Alabama Wildlife Federation Cook-Off

What: a time for Alabama Wildlife Federation members to interact, for non-members to learn more about the Alabama Wildlife Federation and to provide the opportunity to raise funds to support Alabama Wildlife Federation, its programs and projects. More info.
When:
Thursday, September 16 | 6PM
Where:
The Birmingham Zoo, 2630 Cahaba Rd, Birmingham, AL 35223
Price
: $50
Tickets

15. Shelby Humane Paws for the Cause

What: a family- and dog-friendly Tail Waggin’ Trek benefiting Shelby Humane with a 5K obstacle course. More info.
When: Saturday, September 18 | 8–11 AM
Where: Veterans Park, 4800 Valleydale Rd, Meadowbrook, AL 35242
Price: $30
Sign up

16. Rockfest 2021

What: a celebration of three years of online radio for K99 ROCKS benefiting the Firehouse Shelter of Birmingham. More info
When:
Saturday, September 18 | Noon-10PM
Where:
Ghost Train Brewing Co., 2616 3rd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233
Register

Cahaba Brewing Company
Which brew is your favorite? Photo via Cahaba Brewing Company’s Facebook

17. Oktoberfest

What: Join Cahaba at their Taproom for craft beer, local food, cocktails, and good times. You also don’t want to miss the release of their seasonal Oktoberfest beer. More info.
When: Saturday, September 18 | Noon-10PM
Where: Cahaba Brewing Company, 4500 5th Ave S, Building C, Birmingham, AL 35222
Price: FREE

18. St. Jude Walk/Run Birmingham

What: an inspiring, family-friendly event that unites people across the nation behind the lifesaving mission of St. Jude. More info
When: Saturday, September 18
Where: Railroad Park, 1600 1st Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233
Register
Donate

19. Wish Night

What: a fun night of activities and auctions to raise funds + awareness to provide wishes for Make-A-Wish Alabama. More info.
When:
Friday, September 24 | 6PM
Where:
Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Golf Resort + Spa, 4000 Grand Ave, Birmingham, AL 35226
Price:
Varies
Tickets

19. Furnace Fest

What: a music fest for all ages. More info.
When: September 24-26 | Gates open at 10 AM
Where: Sloss Furnaces, 20 32nd St N, Birmingham, AL 35222
Price: Single Day – $89
Tickets

20. Homestead Hollow Arts & Crafts Festival

What: A country fair and arts festival showcasing 150 arts and crafts exhibitors, food, kids activities, old-time demonstrations and live entertainment.  More info.
When:
Friday-Sunday, September 24-26 | 9AM-5PM
Where: Homestead Hollow, 1161 Murphrees Valley Rd, Springville, AL 35146
Price:
Adults – $8 | Kids ages 3-12 – $4 | Kids 2 and under – FREE | Groups of 20+ – $6
Tickets: Available at gate

21. Sanspointe Dance Company

What: an outdoor contemporary/modern dance performance. Family friendly. More info.
When: September 24-25 | 6PM
Where: Children’s Fresh Air Farm, 501 Park Ave, Hoover, AL 35226
Price: $10 | Kids 10 and under – FREE
Tickets

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The 2020 Fiesta Bham box. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

22. Fiesta Bham

What: the 19th annual celebration of Hispanic culture and heritage. Enjoy music, dance, children’s activities, soccer and authentic food. More info.
When: Saturday, September 25 | Noon-8PM
Where: Linn Park, 20th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203
Price: $10 | Kids 12 and under – FREE
Tickets

23. Head Over Teal

What: the 12th annual 5K/10K and family fun day benefiting the Laura Crandall Brown Foundation—an Alabama nonprofit organization whose research is dedicated to funding the early detection of ovarian cancer. More info.
When: Saturday, September 25, 8 AM
Where: The Preserve, 616 Preserve Pkwy, Birmingham, AL 35226
Price: $30-$35
Tickets

24. Vintage Market Days

What: a vintage-inspired fall market for all antique lovers. More info.
When: Saturday, September 29-October 2 | 10AM-4PM
Where: Finley Center, 5508 Stadium Trace Pkwy, Hoover, AL 35244
Price: $11 | Kids 12 and under – Free
Tickets

25. Widespread Grace 2021

What: a fundraiser benefiting Red Mountain Grace—an organization that provides affordable apartments for patients receiving long-term medical care at hospitals throughout the City of Birmingham. More info.
When:
September 30, 5:30-8PM
Where:
Haven, 2515 6th Ave S, Birmingham AL, 35233
Price:
Single – $75 | Stay at Home – $100
Tickets

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