6 weekend events you won’t want to miss—Sept. 16-18

Latin American Heritage Festival
It’s fiesta time at the Latin American Heritage Festival this Saturday, September 17. (Birmingham Museum of Art)

Birmingham, it’s time to enjoy the cooler temperatures we’ve been feeling in the mornings and evenings. We have a sunny forecast of weather and events this weekend. Read on to see what’s happening in The Magic City, September 16-18.

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Weekend football schedule

UAB Football
Let’s go Blazers. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

Bite-sized news

  • A taste of New Orleans: Rougaroux is opening a new location in Mountain Brook in 2023.
  • Cheers to the weekend: Stop by a local brewery this weekend to celebrate Birmingham being named one of the best beer towns to visit in America.
  • Saying farewell to a beloved Bham restaurant: Watch our video of Bogue Restaurant’s employees and regulars sharing their favorite memories.

6 weekend events in Birmingham

Cahaba Brewing
Cheers to the weekend + cooler weather at Cahaba Brewing Company’s Oktoberfest. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

1. Alabama Orchard Show & Sale

  • Why go: Check out the beautiful orchids + buy some to brighten up your home
  • When: Friday, September 16, 9AM-5PM | Saturday, September 17, 9AM-5PM | Sunday, September 18, 11AM-3PM
  • Where: Birmingham Botanical Gardens, 2612 Lane Park Rd, Birmingham, AL 35223
  • Cost: Free admission

2. Magic City Harvest’s Annual Tailgate Fundraiser

  • Why go: Kick-off Friday night lights right + all proceeds help feed our neighbors
  • When: Friday, September 16 | 2-7PM
  • Where: Rodney Scott’s + Little Donkey (Homewood locations only)
  • Cost: $50 per meal | $25 donation
  • Order meal here

3. Trussville City Fest

  • Why go: There’s fun for everyone, including a car show, shopping, food, music and a kid’s area.
  • When: Saturday, September 17 at 8AM-5PM
  • Where: Various locations in Trussville
  • Cost: Free admission

4. Latin American Heritage Festival

5. Oktoberfest

6. Norma Livingston Ovarian Cancer Foundation’s Together in Teal Butterfly Release

  • Why go: Enjoy live music and the beautiful butterflies + help raise awareness of the silent symptoms of ovarian cancer
  • When: Sunday, September 18 | 3:30-5PM
  • Where: Aldridge Gardens, 3530 Lorna Rd, Hoover, AL 35216
  • Cost: $10-100 (Use discount code 22HalfOff-BhamNow for 50% off Painted Lady and Red Admiral only and unlimited)
  • Register

Shop til you drop

This Saturday, September 17 is the Grand Opening of Mountain High Outfitters’ Oak Mountain location. They’re making it a day you can’t miss with giveaways, outdoor games, food, drinks and more—we’ll catch you in Pelham!

Find your happy pace

Saturday, September 24 marks the 13th annual Head Over Teal 5K & 10K Fall Festival —and you won’t want to miss out! Why? Because you’ll be running (or walking!) for a great cause.

Not only does the race take place at the beautiful Preserve in Hoover, but it benefits the Laura Crandall Brown Foundation’s mission to provide early detection research, awareness education + support services for GYN cancer patients + their families. All you have to do is sign up here.

Looking Ahead

Grant Trick at Antiques at the Gardens
Grant Trick and many other design whizzes from around the country will be at Antiques at the Gardens. (Jim Larsen)

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Selah Vetter
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