Need Memorial Day plans? Check out these 14 events in Birmingham

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The tournament is a perfect place to bring your baseball loving kiddos this Memorial Day Weekend! Photo via SEC Baseball Tournament

Memorial Day Weekend is coming up soon, and Birmingham has a packed schedule. With concerts, cookouts, memorials and outdoor fun, you have plenty of ways to spend the long weekend. Keep reading to find your long weekend plans.

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These 6 getaways + 1 giveaway will have you and your PTO ready for summer vacation

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Little River Falls in Dekalb County Alabama. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

I think it’s safe to say we’re all ready for Summer 2021. Bham Now has your summer fun covered with the ultimate summer getaway + giveaway, with five destinations ranging from mountain getaways to bright beaches. Pack your bags and don’t forget the sunscreen!

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COMING SOON: Little London brings British flavor to Birmingham + now Netflix

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Little London is hard to miss. Photo via Claire Hancock for Bham Now

“A living room away from home.” That’s the goal of the forthcoming The Little London pub, which you probably know better right now as the Little London Kitchen food truck. The charming red double-decker bus will soon be rolling into your living room as part of a new Netflix series.

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Magic City Brewfest is back June 12 at Sloss Furnaces. Get tickets today with code BHAMNOW

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The Brewfest is back! Photo via Magic City Brewfest

Magic City Brewfest is back this year! Birmingham’s favorite beer festival returns at its original location at Sloss Furnaces with nearly 50 breweries in attendance. Keep reading to learn how to have the best Brewfest possible this year and get the early-bird special with code BHAMNOW.

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Darterfest is coming to Avondale Brewing May 23. Here’s what you need to know

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Get ready for Darterfest 2021! Photo via Southern Environmental Center

The eighth annual Darterfest, hosted by the Southern Environmental Center, is back this year at Avondale Brewing. Celebrating one of the the rarest fish on Earth, this is truly a one-of-a-kind, don’t-miss festival. Keep reading to get all the details.

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The 5 most unique drinks on menus in Birmingham right now

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There’s no shortage of delicious beverages in the city’s bar, restaurant and coffee shop scene, but who has the most unique drinks in Birmingham? I searched high and low to find the yummiest drinks in town that I’ve never tasted before. Here’s what I discovered (and delightfully consumed):

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NEW OPENING: Ferus Artisan Ales is coming to the old Fancy’s on Fifth in Avondale

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Cheers to Birmingham’s newest brewery! Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

It’s time to add another spot to your Birmingham brewery bucket list: Ferus Artisan Ales is adding a new location to Avondale. We caught up with Ferus to find out what to expect in their new location in the old Fancy’s on Fifth in Avondale.

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The Birmingham craft beer you should drink according to your astrological sign

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Do you know which beer best suits your astrological sign? Photo via Bham Now.

Your astrological sign can tell you a lot about your personality and how you interact with the world, but did you know it can also help you pick what beer you should drink next? If you’re through drying out from National Beer Day, check out this list of local Birmingham beer and astrological sign pairings:

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Alcohol delivery bill receives final OK, awaits Governor’s approval

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Six packs at the Piggly Wiggly in Mountain Brook. Photo via Pat Byington for Bham Now

The Alabama Senate voted 28-0 on Tuesday to concur with House changes to the alcohol delivery bill. The legislation now awaits Governor Kay Ivey’s signature.  If approved the new law will go into effect on October 1st.  

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11 Birmingham breweries + what to order at each for National Beer Day, April 7

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Happy New Beer’s Eve, Birmingham. Photo via Beth Cunningham for Bham Now

Tomorrow might not be a holiday off of work, but I’m officially petitioning we celebrate anyway. Wednesday, April 7 is National Beer Day—do you need any more reason to make plans? Here’s your guide to Birmingham breweries and their recommendations for brews so you can celebrate too.

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Win a chance to meet Charles Barkley during the Final Pour Bracket starting March 14 + how to get involved!

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A bottle of Redmont Vodka at Dave’s Pub in Five Points South. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

Want to win a chance to meet NBA legend Charles Barkley? To celebrate basketball season, Birmingham’s own Redmont Distilling Co. is hosting Charles Barkley’s Final Pour Bracket and giving away some incredible prizes—including a chance to meet Sir Charles himself! Here’s everything you need to know to get in the game.

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