8 weekend events in The Magic City including Big Machines Day—Feb. 10-12

weekend events in the magic city
Calling all football and craft beer fans! Join Cahaba Brewing for a Super Bowl watch party (Jacob Blakenship / Bham Now)

There’s never a dull weekend in Birmingham! From Valentine’s events to Super Bowl watch parties, here’s your guide to everything happening in The Magic City February 3-5.

8 Weekend Events in The Magic City

Big Machines Day
Big Machines Day is Saturday, Feb. 11. (McWane Science Center)

1. Valentine’s Interactive Murder Mystery Dinner

What: Grab your friends, families or SO and join the Valentine’s Themed Murder Mystery Dinner. Explore the beautiful Historic Arlington House and its collection of historic antiques and artifacts. After the mystery is solved, you can participate in the optional “Ghost & Spirits of the Past Hunt.”
When: Friday, Feb. 10 | 6:30-9:30PM
Where: 331 Cotton Ave SW, Birmingham, AL 35211
Cost: $65

2. Mercedes-Benz Marathon Weekend

  • What: It’s time to lace up those running shoes for the Mercedes-Benz Marathon Weekend‘s very last race in Birmingham, February 10-12. Benefiting The event benefits The Bell Center, which provides essential support to local children + families. Get out and cheer on the racers all weekend long.
  • When: Friday, February 10-Sunday, February 12
  • Where: Find race locations here.
  • Cost: Free to attend

3. Kami-Con

  • What: Alabama’s largest anime and gaming comic-con is coming to the BJCC, and you don’t want to miss it. You can expect appearances from J. Michael Tatum, Roger Bumpass, The Living Tombstone + more.
  • When: Friday, February 10, Noon-Midnight | Saturday, February 11, 10AM-1AM | Sunday, February 12, 10AM-6PM
  • Where: BJCC East Exhibit Halls
  • Cost: 
    • Single-day pass: available to purchase at the door – Friday $45; Saturday$55; Sunday $35
    • Weekend pass: $65 
    • Children < 10: Free badge with the purchase of a normal badge from an adult chaperone.
  • Tickets

4. Escape to Margaritaville

  • What: It’s 5 o’clock somewhere, so get ready to hear all your favorite Jimmy Buffet songs and live out all your Margaritaville dreams.
  • When: February 10-26 | Thursdays-Saturdays, 7:30PM | Sundays, 2:30PM
  • Where: Virginia Samford Theatre
  • Cost: $45 reserved seating | $25 for students (available only at the box office)
  • Tickets

5. College Hills Neighborhood Cleanup – District 8

  • What: Black Warrior Riverkeeper is teaming up with District 8 to help clean up the community and the Black Warrior River watershed. Gloves, safety vests, litter pickers and trash bags will be provided.
  • When: Saturday, Feb. 11 | Registration at 9:30AM | Cleanup 10AM-Noon. 
  • Where: Our Lady Queen-Universe Church

6. Big Machines Day

  • What: A day full of science, learning and fun. McWane Science Center is bringing back its annual Big Machines Day and if your kids love all things construction, you don’t want to miss it.
  • When: Saturday, February 11 | 10AM-4PM
  • Where: McWane Science Center
  • Cost: Included in general admission to McWane
  • Tickets

7. Mardi Gras on the Mountain

  • What: Support Easterseals of the Birmingham Area during this annual Mardi Gras-inspired fundraiser filled live 9-piece band, silent + live auctions, cocktails + more. 
  • When: Saturday, February 11 | 6-10PM
  • Where: The Club
  • Cost: Single ticket – $125 | Couples ticket – $225
  • Tickets

8. “The Big Game” Watch Party

What: We can’t make this weekend’s guide without including a Super Bowl watch party. Head over to Cahaba Brewing this weekend for $5 pints of the Local Series craft beer and $2 off wing orders at The Current at Cahaba. The game will be streaming on all 12+ TVs well before kickoff, so you don’t miss a single commercial.
When: Sunday, Feb. 12 | 5:30PM kickoff
Where: Cahaba Brewing Company, 4500 5th Ave S Building C, Birmingham, AL 35222
Cost: Free admission

Looking Ahead

Alabama Symphony Orchestra
Mark your calendar for the can’t-miss Beethoven Triple Concerto. (Alabama Symphony Orchestra)

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Callie Morrison
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