Sidewalk Film Festival + 6 more events happening in The Magic City this weekend—August 24-27

Sidewalk Film Festival 2022. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

Are you ready for some of the hottest events happening in The Magic City? Check out these 7 below including National Dog Day, Babypalooza and more happening Friday, August 25-Sunday, August 27.

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Weekend Events

Carrigan's Philanthropub
Celebrate Carrigan’s Philanthropub! (Nathan Watson / Bham Now)

1. Sidewalk Film Festival

  • What: Sidewalk Film Festival is a week-long celebration of films and filmmakers in the heart of downtown Birmingham. Stop by and enjoy some great productions and party the night away.
  • When: Now-Sunday, August 27 | Times vary by show
  • Where: Locations vary. Check schedule for details.
  • Cost: $10-$315
  • Tickets

2. Arts Block Party

  • What: Coined as a “moveable feast,” the event includes the opening of two exhibitions at Abroms-Engel Institue for the Visual Arts (AEIVA), an ArtPlay kids zone and clay art activities with UAB Arts in Medicine. There will be food trucks, music and lots of art!
  • When: Friday, August 25 | 5-9PM
  • Where: AEIVA and ASC Engel Plaza
  • Cost: Free admission

3. Babypalooza

  • What: New and expectant parents, this one’s for you. Babypalooza is the ultimate one-stop-shop for all of the resources and information you need when preparing for your baby, and this is the first time they’re back at The BJCC since the pandemic.
  • When: Saturday, August 26 | 10AM-2PM
  • Where: The BJCC East Ballroom
  • Cost: FREE to all expectant mothers, partners, friends + family
  • Register

4. The Bell Center Tailgate Challenge

  • What: Join The Bell Center for the competition of the year as teams square off to see who can create the best tailgating experience. This family-friendly event invites football fans to sample delicious food and drinks from some of Birmingham’s best tailgaters.
  • When: Saturday, August 26 | 11AM-2PM
  • Where: The streets in front of The Bell Center
  • Cost: $15 Adv. | $20 door
  • Tickets

5. Carrigan’s 10th Anniversary

  • What: Carrigan’s Public House—a beloved bar and gastropub on Morris Avenue— is celebrating its 10-year anniversary with a big announcement! Starting this Saturday, Carrigan’s will operate as a “philantropub”—a philanthropy-focused restaurant that will donate all profits back to the community!
  • When: Saturday, August 26 | 11AM
  • Where: Carrigan’s Philanthropub
  • Cost: Free admission

6. National Dog Day

7. The 3rd Annual MGB Culture & Community Fest

  • What: This festival will be held with vendors, live music and activities for all ages. All net profit will benefit The Modern Green Book road to success Small Black Business Grant.
  • When: Saturday, August 26 | Noon-8PM
  • Where: Sloss Furnaces
  • Cost: $5 Student, $10 General, $100 VIP
  • Tickets

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Looking Ahead

Avondale Brewing
Have a blast at Brunch Bash. (Matthew Niblett / Bham Now)

Brunch Bash

  • When: Saturday, September 2 | 9AM-2PM
  • Where: Avondale Brewing
  • Cost: Free admission

Forgotten Heroes Open House

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Lauryn Stinson
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