10 amazing weekend events in The Magic City—Nov. 11-13

Budweiser Clydesdales in Birmingham
You can see the beloved Budweiser Clydesdales trot down the streets of Birmingham this weekend. (Budweiser Clydesdales)

We spy cooler temperatures this weekend in The Magic City. It’s time to head outside and have fun at these events—from parades to delicious food—with your crew in Birmingham, November 11-13.

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The House of Found Objects
I can’t wait to sip on a cocktail at The House of Found Objects. (Nathan Watson / Bham Now)
  • Cheers to this eclectic bar: Get an inside look at The House of Found Objects, opening Wednesday, November 16.
  • Shop local: Learn about Smith’s Variety which has been part of the Mountain Brook community since 1950.

10 weekend events in The Magic City

DSC 0723 10 amazing weekend events in The Magic City—Nov. 11-13
Honor our brave veterans at the National Veterans Day Parade. (Kristina O’Quinn / Bham Now)

1. Veterans Day at The American Village

  • Why go: From playing colonial games to learning American patriots’ spy techniques, you won’t want to miss this free, family-friendly event honoring our veterans.
  • When: Friday, November 11 | 10AM-4PM
  • Where: The American Village, 3727 Highway 119 S, Montevallo, AL 35115
  • Cost: Free admission

2. Alabama’s 75th Annual National Veterans Day Parade

3. Superhero Science Day

  • Why go: Ever dreamed of having the power of invisibility or flight? Discover how science can make superpowers real + watch Marvel’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever in the IMAX Dome.
  • When: Saturday, November 12 | 10AM-5PM
  • Where: McWane Science Center, 200 19th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Cost: Superhero Science Day – Event cost included in general admission to McWane | IMAX tickets sold separately
  • Buy tickets

4. Deck the Heights

  • Why go: It’s never too early to start your holiday shopping, so shop local and save at the incredible stores in Cahaba Heights. Plus, get in the holiday cheer with complimentary food, activities and trolley rides.
  • When: Saturday, November 12, 10AM-7PM | Kids’ activities start at 2PM
  • Where: Heights Village, 3162 Heights Vlg, Birmingham, AL 35243
  • Cost: Free admission

5. Alabama Designer Craftsman Show

  • Why go: Meet Alabama’s best artisans under one roof, including pottery, jewelry, stained glass, printmaking, woodwork + more.
  • When: Saturday, November 12, 10AM-5PM | Sunday, November 13, 11AM-4PM
  • Where: Birmingham Botanical Gardens, 2612 Lane Park Rd, Birmingham, AL 35223
  • Cost: $5 entrance donation requested

6. Alabama Street Food Festival

  • Why go: Food trucks, live music, craft beer + cocktails? Say yes—I’m ready to chow down on food from Tay Thai Food, Croix Street Vegan, Taco Moro Loco, The Current + more.
  • When: Saturday, November 12 | Noon-5PM
  • Where: Cahaba Brewing Company, 4500 5th Ave S, Building C, Birmingham, AL 35222
  • Cost: Free admission

7. Magic City Mural Festival

  • Why go: See talented muralists from across the country bring life to the Woodlawn neighborhood through colorful murals and meet the artists behind them.
  • When: Saturday, November 12 | 1PM
  • Where: “The Way” alleyway between 55 St N and 55th Pl N
  • Cost: Free admission

8. Lakeview District Trot Parade

  • Why go: Watch the famous Clydesdales trot through the neighborhood delivering beer + partake in Budweiser specials offered at participating Lakeview bars and restaurants.
  • When: Saturday, November 12, 2022 | 2-4PM
  • Where: 29th St S, Birmingham, AL 35233
  • Cost: Free admission

9. Alabama Bridal & Wedding Expo

  • Why go: Make your Pinterest wedding a reality—this is a one-stop event to find the perfect dress, DJ, venue, photographer + more.
  • When: Sunday, November 13 | 1-5PM
  • Where: BJCC, 2100 Richard Arrington Blvd. N, Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Cost: $10 for adults | Kids 16 and under are free

10. 5th Annual Magic City Mac & Cheese Festival

  • Why go: Is there anything better than pasta + cheese? I don’t think so! Chow down on some of the best food + sip on a BamaMosa to support Community Grief Support.
  • When: Sunday, November 13 | 1-4PM
  • Where: Back Forty Beer Company, 3201 1st Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35222
  • Cost: $20 day of ticket | $15 for adults | $5 for kids 6-12 | Free for kids 5 and under
  • Buy tickets

Looking Ahead

Market Noel
Get ready for a weekend of fun and deals at Market Noel. (Junior League of Birmingham)
  • Glow Wild
    • When: Select nights from Wednesday, November 16-Monday, January 16 | 5-9PM
    • Where: Birmingham Zoo, 2630 Cahaba Rd, Birmingham, AL 35223
    • Cost: (Online) Adult $11.87-20.95, Kids ages 2-12 $9.07-12.95 | (In-person) Adult $16.77-23.95, Kids ages 2-12 $10.47-14.95
    • Buy tickets

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Selah Vetter
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