10 unique events inspired by The World Games 2022 including an Electric Circus

Redmont Vodka
Ready to discover new ways to celebrate TWG 2022? (Redmont Vodka / Facebook)

The World Games 2022 (TWG2022) is almost here and locals are getting in the spirit with unique ways to celebrate. From block parties to a circus spectacular, here are some not-so-typical events inspired by TWG 2022 to check out this July around the Greater Birmingham Area.

1. World Games Pop Up Shops

There’s no better time to show your love for local than at the World Games Pop Up Shops. From July 7-16, shop local vendors daily along with food, drinks, music + more.

When: July 7-16 | 11AM-5PM
Where: 1417 Lomb Ave, Birmingham, AL 35208
Cost: Free admission

2. Hoover Restaurant Week: World Games Edition

Hoover Restaurant Week is back July 7-17—this time to celebrate TWG 2022! During the 11-day event, discover the diversity of flavors of more than 30 restaurants in the City of Hoover, offering tasty eats, deals and more.

When: July 7-17 
Where: Participating restaurants in the City of Hoover

3. Celebrate TWG 2022 with The Valley Hotel

Valley Hotel
Cheer on your favorite teams with a drink at The Terrace Bar inside The Valley Hotel. (Hannah Chambley / Bham Now)

Whether you’re a hotel guest or a Birmingham local, The Valley Hotel is the perfect spot to enjoy a drink and cheer on your favorite teams from TWG 2022. Just visit The Terrace Bar located within the hotel’s restaurant for unique cocktails inspired by TWG 2022.

When: Thursday, July 7-Sunday, July 17
Where: The Valley Hotel, 2727 18th St S, Homewood, AL 35209

4. World Games Block Party

Brock's Gap Brewing
Good times at Brock’s Gap Brewing Company. (Summer Guffey / Bham Now)

The City of Hoover celebrates TWG 2022 with a World Games Block Party at Brock’s Gap Brewing Company. This free, family-friendly party will include festivities like live music and food trucks all day long. Here’s the live music lineup:

  • The Negotiators Band – 2PM
  • Clinton Babers Music – 4PM
  • Eric Essix Band – 6PM
  • Eat a Peach Band – 8PM

When: Friday, July 8 | 11AM-11PM
Where: Brock’s Gap Brewing Co, 500 Mineral Trace, Ste 100, Hoover, AL 35244
Cost: Free admission

5. World Games: Kid’s Edition

Celebrate TWG 2022 coming to Birmingham during the Hoover Public Library’s World Games: Kid’s Edition event featuring crafts and activities.

When: Friday, July 8 | 2-3PM
Where: Hoover Public Library, 200 Municipal Dr, Hoover, AL 35216
Cost: Free

6. World Games Caribbean Take Over

Sky Juice Kings
Hear the music of the Sky Juice Kings. (SJKings / Facebook)

Enjoy Caribbean food, tropical drinks and music during the World Games “Caribbean Take Over” at L.i.t on 8th bar. Music will be performed by Sky Juice Kings Caribbean Band & Trini Fresh playing the best in reggae, afrobeats and soca. 

When: Saturday, July 9 | 6PM-2AM
Where: L.i.t. on 8th Bar, 518 Rev. Abraham Woods Jr Blvd, Ste A, Birmingham, AL 35204
Cost: $20

7. World Games Cultural Festival

Join Pinson Parks and Recreation and the Pinson Public Library for a World Games Cultural Festival on Monday, July 11. 

Taking place at Pinson Bicentennial Park, there will be stations set up that highlight the many different countries and cultures taking part in TWG 2022, plus food, games and more. 

*The park’s Splash Pad will be open during the event. 

When: Monday, July 11 | 4-6PM
Where: Pinson Bicentennial Park, 4200 Oak St, Pinson, AL 35126
Cost: Free admission

8. The Cahaba Games

Birmingham, Cahaba Brewing Co
Cheers to The Cahaba Games. (Cahaba Brewing / Facebook)

Visit Cahaba Brewing Company’s Taproom July 11-17 for a week of beer games during The Cahaba Games. A different game will be featured each day with prizes up for grabs.

Here’s the rundown of the week’s events:

  • Monday, July 11, 3-9PM: Free pinball. Get a high score + win Cahaba Brewing march
  • Tuesday, July 12, 7-9PM: Tacos + Trivia with North Alabama Trivia
  • Wednesday, July 13, 7-9PM: Donate to Firehouse Community Arts Center to play Bingo
  • Thursday, July 14, 7-9PM: Disc Golf hosted by Disc Golf Birmingham for a chance to win gift cards + merch
  • Friday, July 15, 6-9PM: “Pig” Basketball hosted by the Birmingham Squadron. Test your skills vs. the Squadron Mascot + win prizes
  • Saturday, July 16, Noon-5PM: Beer Pong + Flip Cup Tournament
  • Sunday, July 17, 2-6PM: Skeeball “High Score” Tournament

When: Monday, July 11-17 | Times vary per day
Where: Cahaba Brewing, Co, 4500 5th Ave S, Building C, Birmingham, AL 35222
Cost: Free admission

9. World Games Block Party + VIP Experience

Cahaba Brewing Company and Redmont Vodka team up for a World Games Block Party + VIP Experience on Saturday, July 16. Here’s what you can expect during this family-friendly event:

  • Food trucks
  • Live music
  • Kid’s activities
  • And more!

Bonus—Nearly 3800 athletes from TWG 2022 are expected to be in attendance! 

When: Saturday, July 16 | Noon-5PM
Redmont Vodka, 4550 5th Ave S, Building N, Birmingham, AL 35222
Cost: General Admission – Free | VIP Tickets -$50 | Kids 12 + under are free when accompanied by VIP Ticket Holders

10. The Electric Circus—World Games Celebration

The Electric Circus—World Games Celebration is coming to town and you won’t want to miss it! Here’s what to expect:

  • Music from the city’s best DJ’s—AndreaReally, Coco, Mellow Mellon, Stevo Blaque + Special Guest DJ
  • Live circus performers—clowns, acrobats, fire dancers, aerialists, belly dancers, stilt walkers + more!
  • Carnival-style comfort food
  • Small batch brews
  • Specialty cocktails

When: Saturday, July 16 | 8PM
Where: Saturn, 200 41st St S, Birmingham, AL 35222
Cost: $20

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