5 Labor Day weekend events + college football—Sept. 2-5

Are you ready for some football?! (UAB Athletics / Facebook)

Grab your megaphone + pompoms… college football season has officially begun and it’s time to cheer on your favorite team this Labor Day weekend. Yep, we have a long weekend ahead to celebrate, too. Read on for what’s happening around Birmingham, September 2-5. (Psst! UAB’s first game of the season is Thursday, September 1 at 7PM!)

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  • Celebrate Labor Day weekend: Find out what’s open + attend these events.

A RUNderful cause

September is GYN Awareness Month and there’s no better way to raise awareness + funds than to participate in the 13th annual Head Over Teal 5K & 10K Fall Festival on Saturday, September 24. Taking place at 8AM at The Preserve in Hoover, this special event benefits the Laura Crandall Brown Foundation + their mission to provide early detection research, awareness, education + support services for GYN cancer patients + their families. Sign up now and show your support! 

5 weekend events in The Magic City

The Stolen Faces
The Stolen Faces are back for another Labor Day weekend show. (Avondale Brewing Co / Facebook)

1. GBHS Cat Adoption + Fundraiser

Why go: Enjoy cocktails with sweet adoption-ready kitties while supporting the Greater Birmingham Humane Society.
When: Saturday, Sept. 3 | Noon-4PM
Where: The Margaret
Cost: Free admission 

2. Cahaba Night Bazaar

Why go: With 40 local vendors, artists + vendors, PLUS food trucks, live music + drink specials, a good time’s ahead. See who will be there
When: Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 3-4 | 5-10PM
Where: Cahaba Brewing Co
Cost: Free admission

3. Big Family Playdate

Why go: Along with lots of great stores to browse, take part in family-friendly activities like face painting, balloon art, gaming trucks, yard games + a bounce house.
When: Sunday, Sept. 4 | Noon-6PM
Where: The Outlet Shops of Grand River
Cost: Free admission

4. iPUSH Foodie & Music Fest

Why go: Head outdoors for this Labor Day weekend festival for food, music, culture, dancing, vendors + more.
When: Sunday, Sept. 4 | 5-11PM
Where: 409 19th St Ensley
Cost: $15-$50

5. The Stolen Faces

Why go: City favorite, The Stolen Faces, are back for another Labor Day weekend concert. If you like the music of the Grateful Dead + concerts, this event’s for you. 
When: Sunday, Sept. 4 | 7PM
Where: Avondale Brewing Co
Cost: $20 

For more happenings, visit our event calendar.

Looking Ahead

Birmingham Artwalk
Get your art on at the upcoming Birmingham Artwalk. (Larry O. Gay / Birmingham Artwalk)
  • Birmingham Artwalk
    • When: Friday, Sept 9, 5-10PM | Saturday, Sept. 10, 10AM-6PM
    • Where: Downtown Birmingham
    • Cost: Free admission
  • Trussville City Fest
    • When: Saturday, Sept. 10 | 9AM-10PM
    • Where: Various locations in Trussville
    • Cost: Free admission

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