PLAN NOW: 27 local August events including Sidewalk Film Festival

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Which films will you see during this year’s Sidewalk Film Festival?(Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

Are you ready to fill your August with fun things to do? You’ve come to the right place. From exciting theater productions and special fundraisers to must-attend festivals and unique experiences, here’s what’s ahead for the Greater Birmingham Area.

1. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

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  • What: The Biblical story of Joseph comes to life in this must-see show featuring musical styles including country-western, bubblegum pop and rock and roll. More info.
  • When: Tuesday, August 1-Sunday, August 13 | Times vary by performance date
  • Where: Red Mountain Theatre, 1600 3rd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233
  • Cost: $27+
  • Tickets

2. 127 Junkin’ Tour—the world’s longest yard sale

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Are you ready for the world’s longest yard sale? (Bliss Marketplace / Facebook)
  • What: Junk. Treasure. Hidden gems. You’ll find it all at the world’s longest yard sale this August. Join fellow yard sale enthusiasts on a multi-day journey through five states—including Alabama!—and discover clothes, furniture, antiques and vintage finds. More info.
  • When: Wednesday, August 2-Monday, August 7 | Noon-6PM
  • Where: See where it’s operating in Alabama
  • Cost: Free admission

3. Rockin’ For Restoration benefiting the Will Bright Foundation

  • What: Enjoy a night of music with bands Telluride and Deputy 5 during this fundraiser benefiting the Will Bright Foundation, a local addiction recovery nonprofit. More info.
  • When: Friday, August 4 | 6-10PM
  • Where: Trussville Entertainment District, Beech St, Trussville, AL 35173
  • Cost: Free admission | $10 donation recommended

4. Art on the Rocks ft. Durand Bernarr

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  • What: Art on the Rocks is back again August 4 at the Birmingham Museum of Art. There will be lots to enjoy, including a concert by Grammy award-winning artist Eric Bellinger, an interactive mural project with artist Rico Gatson, art projects, photo booths, games and more. More info.
  • When: Friday, August 4 | 7-11PM
  • Where: Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Cost: $45
  • Tickets

5. Magic City Carnival

Pathways
Don’t miss the Magic City Carnival benefiting Pathways. (Pathways)
  • What: Join the Pathways Junior Board for the first-ever Magic City Carnival, August 5. Taking place on Cahaba Brewing Company’s patio, there will be fun for the whole family. Expect food, drinks, carnival games, activities for kids and pets, a silent auction and much more. More info.
  • When: Saturday, August 5
  • Where: Cahaba Brewing Company, 4500 5th Avenue S, #Building C, Birmingham, AL 35222
  • Cost: Free admission | Carnival Activity Tickets – $10 | Unlimited Play Wristband – $20 | VIP – $40
  • Tickets

6. The J’la Gala

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  • What: The Levite Jewish Community Center hosts its 2nd annual J’la Gala this August, and it’s going to be an event to remember. Following an “Only at The J” theme, you’ll enjoy a live and silent auction, cocktail hour, plated three-course kosher dinner prepared by Chef Maureen Holt and more. More info.
  • When: Sunday, August 6 | 5PM
  • Where: Levite Jewish Community Center, 3960 Montclair Rd, Birmingham, AL 35213
  • Cost: $125
  • Tickets

7. Sister Hazel

8. The Black Jacket Symphony presents Queen’s A Night at The Opera ft. Marc Martel

9. King of the Streets Dance Battle

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  • What: The best dancers in the southeast show off their moves in this must-see competition featuring an all-styles dance battle for cash prizes and trophies. More info.
  • When: Saturday, August 12 | 6PM
  • Where: Woodlawn Street Market, 55th Pl N, Birmingham, AL 35212
  • Cost: Free admission

10. Gavin DeGraw

11. Fairytales and Frogs

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  • What: Fairytales come to life during this special event at The Birmingham Zoo. Kids and adults are encouraged to dress up in their favorite costumes, meet fairytale royalty and enjoy a day filled with magic. More info.
  • When: Saturday, August 12 | 10AM-2PM
  • Where: The Birmingham Zoo–Henley Park Lawn, 2630 Cahaba Rd, Birmingham, AL 35223
  • Cost: Included in price of Zoo admission
  • Tickets

12. Alabama Rum Fest benefiting Camp Seale Harris

Alabama Rum Fest
  • What: August 13 marks the 3rd Annual Alabama Rum Fest and you’ll want to be in attendance. Taking place at the Denham Building, there will be 50+ unique rums to try as well as cocktails, music and a charity auction. All event proceeds benefit Camp Seale Harris. More info.
  • When: Sunday, August 13 | 2-6PM
  • Where: Denham Building, 1143 1st Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233
  • Cost: $40
  • Tickets

13. So So Spiffy Shopping Shindig

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So So Spiffy Shopping Shindig (Bham Now)
  • What: Shop ’till you drop at Spiffy’s summer warehouse sale for curated collections of rugs, sofas, chairs, dining tables, accessories and more—all up to 60% OFF! More info.
  • When: Friday, August 18, Noon-6PM | Saturday, August 19, 10AM-4PM
  • Where: Spiffy Staging & Design, 1218 2nd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Cost: Free admission

14. Jurassic Quest

  • What: Get ready for the #1 dino experience. Jurassic Quest is an interactive exhibit featuring realistic, life-size dinosaurs, dino crafts bounce houses and more dino-inspired activities. More info.
  • When: Friday, August 18, Noon-8PM | Saturday, August 19, 9AM-8PM | Sunday, August 20, 9AM-7PM
  • Where: The BJCC, 2100 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Cost: $28-$38
  • Tickets

15. Birmingham Zoo Snooze

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Lorakeet fun at The Birmingham Zoo. (Patience Itson / Bham Now)
  • What: Ever wondered what it would be like to stay at the zoo after closing time? Wonder no longer when you take part in the Zoo Snooze at The Birmingham Zoo. There will be a tour, educational activity, games and fun. More info.
  • When: Friday, August 18-Saturday, August 19
  • Where: The Birmingham Zoo, 2630 Cahaba Rd, Birmingham, AL 35223
  • Cost: Zoo Members $65 | Non-Members $85
  • Tickets

16. Dragon Boat Race & Festival Benefiting Mitchell’s Place

Birmingham, Mitchell's Place, Dragon Boat Festival
Head to East Lake Park for the Dragon Boat Race & Festival. (Mitchell’s Place)
  • What: An unforgettable experience awaits you at the 3rd Annual Mitchell’s Place Dragon Boat Race & Festival. There will be dragon boat races across the water at East Lake Park, food trucks, a Bloody Mary contest, a merchant market and a kids’ zone—all for a great cause. More info.
  • When: August 19 | 8AM
  • Where: East Lake Park & Pavilion, 8101 4th Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35206
  • Cost: Free admission
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17. Magic City Mimosa Festival

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  • What: Enjoy a lively afternoon filled with bottomless mimosas, tasty bites, music from a live DJ, yard games + more during this 2nd annual event. More info.
  • When: Saturday, August 19 | Noon-4PM
  • Where: Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, 20 32nd St N, Birmingham, AL 35222
  • Cost: $45
  • Tickets

18. City Walk Bham Art Market

  • What: Get a taste of the town at this monthly celebration of local art, music and food. There will also be safe and inclusive family-friendly activities for kids. More info.
  • When: Saturday, August 19 | 1-7PM
  • Where: City Walk Bham, 2200 9th Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Cost: Free admission

19. Beer, Bands & Bullies benefiting Bama Bully Rescue

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  • What: Grab your dog (and leash!) for this fun event benefiting Bama Bully Rescue. Meet adorable adopt-a-bulls, bid on fabulous silent auction items, listen to live music and enjoy delicious food from local food trucks. More info.
  • When: Saturday, August 19 | 2-7PM
  • Where: Brock’s Gap Brewing Co, 500 Mineral Trace, Ste 100, Hoover, AL 35244
  • Cost: Free admission | Donate $10 at the door + receive a free Beer, Bands & Bullies Koozie + raffle ticket.

20. Journey of Hope benefiting United Ability

  • What: Join United Ability for their 75th annual Journey of Hope fundraising event. This will be an unforgettable evening filled with inspiration, remarkable achievements and captivating entertainment. More info.
  • When: Saturday, August 19 | Program – 6PM, Reception – 7:30PM
  • Where: UAB’s Alys Stephens Center, 1200 10th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35294
  • Cost: $100 | Kids 12 + under – Free
  • Tickets

21. Picasso Pets benefiting Hand in Paw

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  • What: Join Animal Assistant Therapy nonprofit Hand in Paw for its 22nd annual signature auction, Picasso Pets. The Tutus and Top Hats-themed gala features a chic cocktail reception with tasty drinks, a wine pull, a photo booth, a live auction, a seated dinner and more. You can even bid on paintings created by prominent local artists. More info.
  • When: Saturday, August 19 | 6-10PM
  • Where: The Harbert Center, 2019 4th Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Cost: $250
  • Tickets

22. Journey To Africa Live Dance Production

  • What: Discover the culturally rich expression of African Influences on culture portrayed artistically through dance from a contemporary modernist perspective. More info.
  • When: Saturday, August 19 | 6-8PM
  • Where: Alabama School of Fine Arts – DJD Theater, 800 19th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Cost: $13-$23.75
  • Tickets

2. Kids Kasino benefiting YWCA’s Child Developmental Center

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Celebrate with the YWCA of Central Alabama. (YWCA Central Alabama)
  • What: Support YWCA of Central Alabama in this must-attend event. Benefiting the YWCA’s Child Development Center, expect a night of food, drinks, games and a great cause. Info coming soon.
  • When: Saturday, August 19 | Time – TBD
  • Where: YWCA of Central Alabama, 309 23rd St N, Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Cost: TBD
  • Tickets: TBD

24. Bham Pig Roast benefiting ¡HICA!

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The 2nd annual Bham Pig Roast in 2022. (¡HICA!)

25. The 25th Annual Sidewalk Film Festival

Sidewalk Film Festival
Get ready for Sidewalk Film Festival, August 21-27 in Birmingham. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)
  • What: Lights. Camera. Action! Sidewalk Film Festival is back for its 25th year this August and it’s going to be the most exciting year yet. Grab your tickets to see incredible films and attend special events, plus all the movie snacks you love. More info.
  • When: Monday, August 21-Sunday, August 27 | Time varies by film
  • Where: Participating locations
  • Cost: $40+
  • Tickets

26. Birmingham Babypalooza Baby Expo

  • What: Calling all new and expectant parents! Babypaloooza is a must-attend, letting you gather all the resources you need for the journey from pregnancy to preschool. More info.
  • When: Saturday, August 26 | 10AM-4PM
  • Where: The BJCC, 2100 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Cost: Free admission | Prize Pass – $5 | Sample Box – $20
  • Tickets (Must register for a free admission pass)

27. 4th Ave Jazz Festival

  • What: Love the soulful sounds of jazz? Head to Birmingham’s Historic 4th Ave Business District, August 26 and 27, for two full days of music from incredible jazz musicians, good food and fun. More info.
  • When: Saturday, August 26, 2-10PM | Sunday, August 27, 2-8PM
  • Where: Historic 4th Ave Business District, 1500-1900 4th Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Cost: Free admission

For more events happening around The Magic City, visit the Greater Birmingham Convention & Visitors Bureau’s website and follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

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