Celebrate 4th of July with Vulcan all day long, from Magic City Market Place to Thunder on the Mountain

Fireworks in the Vulcan Park and Museum parking lot. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Thanks to our good friends at Vulcan Park and Museum – Vulcan – the world’s largest cast iron statue and best known symbol of Birmingham is once again the center of attention on Independence Day. 

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Your ultimate guide to Birmingham’s craft breweries (VIDEO)

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Our very own TrimTab was named one of America’s Top 10 Breweries of 2019—and that’s just the beginning. Photo via Beth Cunningham for Bham Now

Every good local knows that Birmingham’s beer scene is the best around. I’ve lived all over the southeast, and I can personally confirm our Magic City’s craft breweries cannot be beaten. We put together the ultimate guide to Bham breweries—check it out.

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Week-long Juneteenth celebrations begin with 2nd annual parade at Kelly Ingram Park on June 13

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1963 Foot Soldiers meeting with 2019 Foot Soldiers in Kelly Ingram Park. Photo courtesy of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

Mark your calendars Birmingham.  The National Juneteenth Observance Foundation of Alabama and the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute have scheduled numerous Juneteenth events beginning the morning of Saturday, June 13th a parade and ending with a solemn candlelight vigil on June 21. 

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Don’t miss Take a Kid Fishing Day at Mark’s Outdoors on June 20—leave with a FREE rod & reel

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The first 200 kids at Mark’s Outdoors on Take a Kid Fishing day get a FREE rod & reel combo. Photo via Mark’s Outdoors on Facebook

Mark’s Outdoors, which recently celebrated their 40th Anniversary, is hosting their 3rd annual Take a Kid Fishing Day, starting at 9AM on June 20, to encourage parents and children to share the love of the outdoors. Plus, they’re giving away a rod & reel combo to the first 200 kids in the door.

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Local Birmingham food bank partners with NFL star Marcell Dareus to help local families put food on the table

Helping feed students across Birmingham. Photo via @bhmcityschool’s Instagram page

Kindness matters. To help those who need it most, many Birmingham organizations are giving away free food. If you or someone you know could benefit from these services, continue reading for info on when and where food pickups are in the coming weeks and months.

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7 local startups contend for $150K at virtual Alabama Launchpad on June 11

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It’s happening! Seven Alabama startups will have the chance to bring their business vision to life as they compete for their share of $150K in early-stage seed funding. Tune in to Alabama Launchpad at 6PM on June 11 on the Alabama Launchpad website and their social channels to see the action!

Although the team at Alabama Launchpad throughly enjoys hosting the finale event in venues through Alabama, this round will be virtual to ensure the safety of guests and staff.

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7 years of Iron City: The Bham Now team’s favorite memories

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Who else is ready to see another amazing concert at Iron City? Photo via Iron City on Facebook

Can you believe that Iron City has been around in Birmingham for seven years now? In honor of their recent birthday, I asked some of the Bham Now team to share their favorite memories at Iron City.

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