21 March events to plan for now in Birmingham

Holi
Holi: A Festival of Color. Birmingham Museum of Art (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

The month of March means the arrival of spring, a sun that sets at 7PM and tons of events. So plan now, Birmingham, and make your March one to remember with our guide to the top events.

1. Fat Tuesday

What: A Fat Tuesday celebration with food from Red Mountain Crawfish and live music from Tragic City. More info.
When: March 1 | 4PM
Where: Avondale Brewing Company, 201 41st St S, Birmingham, AL 35222
Price: Free admission

2. Magic City Mix-O-Logy

Birmingham Restaurant Week
Are you ready for Magic City Mix-O-Logy? (Birmingham Restaurant Week)

What: An extension of Birmingham Restaurant Week 2022 – Winter Edition, Magic City Mix-O-Logy is a cocktail and Latin dish tasting event. Enjoy samples from local mixologists, hors d’oeuvres and music. More info.
When: March 1 | 4:30-7PM.
Where: Haven, 2515 6th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233
Price: $30-$35
Tickets

3. Vintage Market Days presents “Here comes the sun” 

What: A one-of-a-kind spring market featuring over 90 dealers with unique vintage and antique goods, handmade treasures, clothing + jewelry and food. More info.
Where: The Finley Center, 5508 Stadium Trace Pkwy, Hoover, AL 35244
When: Thursday-Saturday March 3-5 | 10AM-4PM
Price: $11-$15
Tickets

4. Alabama Boat Show 

What: An all-new boat show featuring boat inventory from dealers across Alabama, boat dock systems, ATVs, kayaks and more. Bonus: The first 100 kids ages 12 and under in attendance each day of the event receive a FREE youth fishing rod and reel. More info.
When: Friday-Saturday, March 4-6, 11AM-7PM | Sunday Noon-5PM
Where: Barber Motorsports Park, 6040 Barber Motorsports Pkwy, Leeds, AL 35094
Price: Free admission

5. Humphrey’s Dog Resort Grand Opening

What: The grand opening of Humphrey’s Dog Resort with food trucks, local vendors, giveaways, a tour and a free nail trim for your dog. Learn more about Humphrey’s. More info.
When:
Saturday, March 5 | 10AM-4PM
Where:
Humphrey’s Dog Resort, 2630 7th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233
Price:
Free

6. Taste of Teal Gala 

Laura Crandall Brown Foundation
Buy your tickets now for Taste of Teal 2022. (Lloyd E Beard)

What: Laura Crandall Brown Foundation‘s largest fundraising event that supports their mission of expanding early detection ovarian cancer research, supporting those in the community faced with a gynecologic cancer diagnosis and providing awareness about GYN cancer. During the fundraising gala, expect food and drinks, silent and live auctions and casino games. More info
When:
Saturday, March 5 | 6-11PM
Where: The Wynfrey Hotel, 1000 Galleria Cir, Birmingham, AL 35244
Price: $150
Tickets

7. 18th Annual MortgageBanc Chili Cook-Off benefiting The Exceptional Foundation

What: The Exceptional Foundation‘s largest annual fundraiser. This family-friendly event features live music, a kid zone and all the chili you can eat! More info.
When: Saturday, March 5 | 10:30AM-3PM
Where: Macy’s Parking Lot – Brookwood Village, 614 Brookwood Village, Mountain Brook, AL 35209
Price: $15 | Kids 12 + under – free
Tickets
Donate to The Exceptional Foundation.

8. International Women’s Day

International Women's Day 2020, Forge
International Women’s Day 2020. (Forge)

What: Forge’s fourth annual International Women’s Day event, celebrating the way women are making an impact in Birmingham, the contributions they are making to our society and more. Find out which local women are being highlighted at the event.
When: Tuesday, March 8 | 7:45-9:30AM
Where:
Forge, 120 19th St N, Ste 200, Birmingham, AL 35203
Price: Free
Register

9. End Addiction BHAM Walk benefiting Addiction Prevention Coalition

Addiction Prevention Coalition
(Addiction Prevention Coalition)

What: Addiction Prevention Coalition‘s annual walk to raise funds and awareness about substance use disorder in Birmingham. More info.
When: Saturday, March 12 | 10AM-2PM
Where: Railroad Park, 1600 1st Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233
Price: Free to walk | $25 to fundraise (includes T-shirt)
Register

10. The Original Cahaba Brewing Company ShamROCK

What: A St. Patrick’s Day celebration with craft beer, cocktails, live local music and a whole lot of green. More info.
When: Saturday, March 12 | Noon-10PM
Where: Cahaba Brewing Company, 4500 5th Ave S, Building C, Birmingham, AL 35222
Price: Free admission

11. Sweet Ham Alabama’s Spring Clean Sale benefiting First Light

Sweet Ham Alabama
Discover cool finds during Sweet Ham Alabama’s Spring Clean Sale, March 12. (Matthew Niblett / Bham Now)

What: A spring clean-out shopping event benefiting First Light in Birmingham. Learn how to be a vendor, donate items to the sale and shop the event. More info.
When: Saturday, March 12 | 1-4PM
Where: Cahaba Brewing Company, 4500 5th Ave S, Building C, Birmingham, AL 35222
Price: Free admission

12. Foundation Ball benefiting The Rotaract Club of Birmingham

What: A black-tie event with The Rotaract Club of Birmingham celebrating some of Birmingham’s community leaders. More info.
When: Saturday, March 12 | 7PM
Where:
Region’s Field, 1401 1st Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233
Price:
$40-$62.50
Tickets

13. Running for the Bulls 5k & Fun Run benefiting Bama Bully Rescue

Bama Bully Rescue
Get ready to run with the bulls. (Bama Bully Rescue)

What: A family- and fur-friendly 5k Run and Fun Run benefiting Bama Bully Rescue. More info.
When: Saturday, March 26 | 9AM
Where: Oak Mountain State Park, 200 Terrace Dr, Pelham, AL 35124
Price:
5k – $25-$40, Fun Run – $5
Register

14. Live After 5

What: A St. Patrick’s Day party with live music, local vendors and family-friendly fun. More info.
When: Thursday, March 17 | 5-7PM
Where: Vestavia City Center, 700 Montgomery Hwy, Vestavia Hills, AL 35216
Price: Free admission

15. The Night Market

What: Hosted by Yellow Hammer Creative, The Night Market features local vendors and makers, live music and food + drinks. More info.
When: Friday, March 18 | 5-9PM
Where: Pepper Place, 2829 2nd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205
Price: Free admission

16. Iron City Trailfest

What: A family-friendly 5k Trail Run/Walk/Hike with vendors and fun. More info.
When: Saturday March 19 | 10AM
Where: Oak Mountain State Park, 200 Terrace Dr, Pelham, AL 35124
Price: Participants – $50 | Non-participants – $5 or canned food donation to ACFS | 12 + under – Free
Register

17. Holi: A Festival of Color

Holi
Holi: A Festival of Color at Birmingham Museum of Art (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

What: A celebration of color that brings communities together to celebrate Indian culture through music, dance, food, henna, art-making and gallery explorations. More info.
When: Saturday March 19 | 11AM-3PM
Where: Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35203
Price: Free
Register

18. Barktoberfest benefiting Two by Two Rescue

What: Two by Two Rescue‘s largest annual fundraiser honoring the organization’s foster and adoption services and all pets in the Greater Birmingham Area. Discover food + beverage vendors, shopping, dog-friendly activities and kid-approved fun. More info.
When:
Saturday, March 19 | 11AM-6PM
Where:
Helena Amphitheater Park, 4151 Helena Rd, Helena, AL 35080
Price:
Adults (18+) – $5 | Ages 17 + under – Free

19. A Night at the Oscars benefiting Mitchell’s Place

Mitchell's Place
Don’t miss A Night at the Oscars on March 19. (Mitchell’s Place)

What: The 16th annual fundraising event benefiting Mitchell’s Place. Expect a red carpet, auction items, live music by Emerald Empire Band, dinner catered by Hastings and a live auction. More info.
When: Saturday, March 19 | 6-11:30PM
Where: Haven, 2515 6th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233
Price: General Admission – $200 | Couples Ticket – $375
Tickets

20. Spring Pop-Up Sip & Shop

What: A local shopping event with a variety of local vendors and drinks from Birmingham District Brewing Company. More info.
When: Sunday, March 20 | 1-5PM
Where:
Birmingham District Brewing Company, 2201 2nd Ave S, Set 102, Birmingham, AL 35233
Price:
Free admission
Register

21. Memorial

What: a musical drama performance in partnership with Red Mountain Theatre and the Jefferson County Memorial Project that commemorates the lives lost to racially-motivated lynchings in Jefferson County from the 1890s through the 1930s. More info.
When: Sunday, March 20 | 4PM
Where: Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, 1530 6th Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203
Price: Free

22. Invoke, String Quartet

What: A multi-instrumental quartet featuring an enticing range of musical genres, from bluegrass and Appalachian fiddle tunes to jazz and minimalism. More info.
When: Tuesday, March 22 | 7:30PM
Where: Samford University’s Brock Recital Hall, 880 Montague Dr, Birmingham, AL 35229
Price: $10-$30
Tickets

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