7 fun weekend events in Birmingham including a Taylor Swift Rave—Feb. 17-19

Ghost Train Brewing Co
Take a look as some events that are just as a cool as this pup. (Ghost Train Brewing Co / Facebook)

It’s almost Fat Tuesday in The Magic City! From Sip n’ Paints to another fun event hosted by McWane Science Center, take a look at our guide of everything happening in Bham February, 17-19.

7 Weekend Events in The Magic City

It’s always a fun time at McWane. (McWane Science Center)

1. Mom’s Basement Chicken Parade

Birmingham, Scottsboro, Alabama, Fackler, Rock Zoo
Look at all those chickens! (Rachel Fields Moraw / Facebook)
  • What: Celebrate Mardi Gras weekend by decorating your bikes and joining the Chicken Parade. Enjoy free fried chicken and cold beer and catch some beads, too.
  • When: Saturday, Feb. 18 | 6:30PM
  • Where: Starts at St. Mark Baptist Church and ends at Mom’s Basement

2. Ghost Train’s 1st Ave’s 1st Anniversary

Ghost Train
Their new location is such an awesome spot to hang out. (Matthew Niblett / Bham Now)
  • What: Ghost Train is celebrating the 1st anniversary of their new location all weekend long. Enjoy complimentary cake, raffles, a performance by DJ Coach and much more.
  • When: Friday, Feb. 17, 6PM-Sunday, Feb. 9, 10PM
  • Where: Ghost Train Brewing Co

3. Orchestra Noir: Y2K Meets 90’s Vibe

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I’m ready to jam out to my favorite 90s songs. (Orchestra Noir / Facebook)
  • What: Rock out to the biggest Hip-Hop and R&B hits from the 90s and 2000s played by the amazing all African-American orchestra, Orchestra Noir. Wear your best nostalgic 90s or 2000s clothes for some extra fun.
  • When: Friday, Feb. 17 | 8PM
  • Where: Alabama Theatre
  • Cost: $29-$49
  • Tickets

4. Taylor Swift Rave

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Calling all Swifties.
  • What: Dance the night away to Taylor Swift’s original songs, remixes, lasers, balloons and more.
  • When: Saturday, Feb. 19 | 9PM-2AM
  • Where: Saturn
  • Cost: $25
  • Tickets

5. Mardi Gras Sip & Paint

Grab your besties and get ready to paint. (GirlSpring)
  • What: Celebrate Mardi Gras weekend by ordering a cold beer and painting a pre-sketched canvas.
  • When: Saturday, Feb. 18 | 2PM
  • Where: Cahaba Brewing Co.
  • Cost: $25
  • Tickets

6. 4-H Day at McWane Science Center

McWane Science Center
I’m ready to learn all about science. (McWane Science Center)
  • What: Join McWane for 4-H day! If you are a 4-H member, you will receive a discounted price for your ticket.
  • When: Saturday, Feb. 18 | 10AM-5PM
  • Where: McWane Science Center
  • Cost: $8

7. Birmingham Home Show

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I don’t know about you, but I love all things home improvement. (Birmingham Home Show / Facebook)
  • What: Shop for home-related items and services, look at beautiful displays, connect with home industry experts and more.
  • When: Friday, Feb. 17-Sunday, Feb. 19
  • Where: BJCC North Hall
  • Cost: $9-$11
  • Tickets

Looking Ahead

Big Top Benefitting Glenwood

  • When: Friday, February 24 | 8PM-Midnight
  • Where: Haven
  • Cost: Individual Ticket – $90 (Increases to $100, Feb. 11.) | Friends of Glenwood – 2 tickets for $300
  • Tickets

Birmingham’s Early Middle Eastern Community: Celebrating Life and Liturgy

  • When: Now-January, 2024 | Daily, 10AM-6PM
  • Where: Linn-Henley Gallery at Vulcan Park & Museum
  • Cost: Included in general admission to Vulcan Park & Museum | Adults (13+) – $6 | Seniors (65+) – $5 | Kids (5-12) – $4 | Kids 4 + under – Free
  • Tickets

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Lauryn Stinson
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