Habitat for Humanity’s Grill to Build

Our 12th annual backyard BBQ competition and festival; fun for the entire family! There will be live music, face painting, kids workshop, and moon bounces. Teams compete for the best BBQ and bragging rights. Event attendees get all-you-can-eat samples of the best chicken, beef brisket, ribs, sauce, and pork butt in town!

Deck The Ham

Brookwood Village is an official destination for “Deck the Ham” – a contest where local Birmingham artists paint holiday-themed murals on windows throughout Birmingham. Shoppers are encouraged to post a picture with their favorite mural on Instagram using #DeckTheHam to help the judges decide on the winner.

3rd Annual Southern Cookin’Showdown

The 3rd Annual Southern Cookin’ Showdown, a family-friendly food event,returns to Shelby County this spring. SafeHouse of Shelby County will host the event, with proceeds benefiting its domestic and sexual violence response and prevention programs. The cooking competition will feature four-member teams of both amateurs and professionals competing in categories including Sweets, Meats, and Fixin’s. A panel of judges will determine winners in each category, and guests at the event may sample all of the entries and vote for the People’s Choice award.

The Southern Cookin’ Showdown will begin at 11am and end at 2pm on Saturday, April 27th at Pelham Park. In addition to taste-testing, attendees will also enjoy live music and kids’ activities will be offered.

Spooky Scramble

Come join us for our fall scramble, a 48-hour filmmaking competition! Great if you want to learn how to make a movie or if you’re already a seasoned filmmaker looking for a fun, quick project. We will post kickoff event location and screening date/time info here as it becomes available. Final films will be 5 minutes long.


Kickoff event will be October 12th at 7 PM at Birmingham Festival Theater.

Please note, there are only 20 spots! Each team only requires one member to register. We will not add any more spots once registration is full. If you sign up and find you can no longer participate, please email kiwi@sidewalkfest.com.

Happy scrambling!

Teams Selected for the 2017 Alabama Launchpad Startup Competition

The Economic Development Partnership of Alabama (EDPA) holds an annual competition to provide the top three winners with funding for their startup.

Now, 9 more startups, one of which is based in Birmingham, will be competing in the 2017 round.

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Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley and other officials pose with award winners at the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Conference in Birmingham, part of the Alabama Launchpad program.

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