Where to find alcohol-free cocktails in Birmingham, including Seedlip spirits at LeNell’s

LeNell’s Beverage Boutique. Photo by Taylor Babington for Bham Now

Abstaining from alcohol–even just temporarily—is becoming increasingly common. Whether you’re taking a brief break from boozing or not drinking for personal reasons, Birmingham has several options for you. 

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8 ways to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing in Birmingham

An iconic moment for the United States and for the world. Photo via the Project Apollo Archive (public domain image)

Happy Apollo Week, Birmingham! If you’re looking to celebrate that “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” we’ve got 8 ways to do it! Keep reading to find out.

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Looking to beat the Birmingham heat? Here are 7 ways to cool off at the river this summer—tubing, kayaking and more!

Photo via North Alabama Canoe and Kayak on Facebook

Whether you’re looking for a canoe adventure or a relaxing float on an inner tube, cooling off at the river is some of the most fun you can have during a Birmingham summer. We’ve got five places to check out within two hours of downtown. Keep reading to find your next weekend expedition!

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5 summer camps at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens– including a family camp that you’re not going to want to miss

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Summer camp smiles! Photo via Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

Summer’s in full swing here in Birmingham. But don’t fret— you still have time to sign up for these fantastic summer camps at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. If you find yourself asking, “Is it time to go school supply shopping yet??” You’re in luck— no matter their age or interests, the Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens probably has a summer camp option that your kiddos (and you) will get excited about. 

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15 Birmingham food trucks you should try

The perfect combination: live music and Fryer Truck fries. Photo by Marie Ghossein for Bham Now

Birmingham is home to delicious food—and some of it’s on wheels! No matter what you’re craving, Birmingham will have a food truck for you. Keep reading for just a few of Birmingham’s many food trucks you should plan to check out, plus their social media so you can find them yourselves! 

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Road trip alert! See 3 covered bridges on the Covered Bridge Trail in Blount County. Map and photos.

Horton Mill Covered Bridge, Blount County, AL (Photo by Jon Eastwood for Bham Now)

There’s something undeniably romantic about travelling over Alabama’s historic covered bridges. They suddenly appear on scenic backroads and provide a beautiful reminder of days gone by. Check out our great road trip from downtown Birmingham that allows more than enough time to explore three historical bridges in Blount County over three to four hours. Photos and map below.

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Behind the scenes at the Fourth of July Alabama Bicentennial Fireworks Show at Vulcan Park and Museum

Fireworks prepared for the Fourth of July Alabama Bicentennial Fireworks Show at Vulcan Park and Museum. Photo by Bham Now

Have you ever wondered what the Fourth of July Alabama Bicentennial Fireworks Show at Vulcan Park and Museum looks like “before” the big show begins at July, 4, 9:00 PM?

We got photos.

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Craving a glass of vino? Here are 8 spots with Wine Wednesday specials in Birmingham. Cheers!

El Barrio downtown has half off bottles of wine on Wednesdays. (Yes, my son is about to pour salsa all over both of us.)

We love our wine at Bham Now. We also love it when we can get a special on Wine Wednesday in Birmingham. There’s nothing better to get through the midweek slump! 

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10 places to dine with your dog in Birmingham. Adorable pup photos included

Austin Sistrunk and her black lab, Trudy, at Rojo in Highland Park. Photo by Taylor Babington for Bham Now

We all know that Birmingham has one of the top food scenes around. We also happen to have several places where we can take our pups with us to enjoy some delicious eats!

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10 community gardens in Birmingham bring fruit, veggies, pollinators and joy (PHOTOS)

East Lake Community Garden is at East Lake United Methodist Church in Birmingham.
East Lake Community Garden sits right between the East Lake United Methodist Church playground and the surrounding urban landscape. Photo by Sharron Swain for Bham Now

Community gardens dot the landscape of Birmingham and its surrounding areas. In addition to welcome patches of green, they also bring healthy food, community, education, habitat for pollinators and joy.

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Need some iced coffee? Here are 10 Birmingham coffee shops to grab a cup.

Iced coffee mood. Photo by Cecilia Wood for Bham Now

Looking for a way to satisfy your caffeine addiction in our sweltering Birmingham summer?  You need to try some iced coffee! It’s a little milder tasting than its hot brewed brother and is such a welcome treat when the thermostat is hitting 90.  I went out looking and came up with 10 coffee shops to grab some around Birmingham. Here are a few of my favorites.

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8 places to take your kids when it’s too hot outside in Birmingham, including Bart’s ArtVenture

McWane Science Center. Photo via McWane Science Center

Summer is officially here–and we’re officially feeling it in Birmingham. Although I’m a huge fan of getting outdoors, when the heat index is over 100 degrees it might be best to stay inside.

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10 reasons every post-grad should move to Birmingham

Here’s a picture of me walking across a stage, shaking hands with my university’s President (hey Dr. Bennett), and being handed the most expensive piece of paper I’ll ever hold. I had no idea what I was doing with my life starting the next morning. Can you see the joy and fear mixing in my eyes?

I graduated from college in May 2019. Starting approximately June 1, 2018, I was asked this question over, and over, and over again. You know the one: “So, what’s next?” Now, this was certainly well-intended and asked out of genuine curiosity. However, for a senior in college with no clue what they’re doing for spring break, much less with the rest of their lives, it can be a bit panic-inducing. College students, post-grads: have no fear! I’ve got your answer to the dreaded question right here- keep reading to find out!

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