Between swim classes, day camp, and soccer matches, your schedule doesn’t always allow time for your kids to fully enjoy summer. With the few spare moments you do have, make sure to take advantage of some of the best Birmingham events for kids. From concerts and plays to festivals and parties, here are some of the top events in Birmingham for families and children.
Float Your Boat Summer Festival
Date: Saturday, July 21
Time: 10 AM
Location: Turkey Creek Nature Preserve (Pinson, AL)
Price: $5 and up
Now in its ninth year, the Float Your Boat event in Pinson, AL, is full of family fun. Build and race toy boats, enjoy some BBQ, listen to music, and jump around inside the Kid’s Fun Zone. The city’s “Beat The Heat” ice cream giveaway is also on the agenda, so don’t miss out. Head to turkeycreeknp.com for full event details.
Birmingham Children’s Theater Shows
Location: Birmingham Children’s Theater
Price: $10 and up
Throughout the year, the Birmingham Children’s Theater will put on a round of shows catered to and by kids. Not only are these shows affordable—ticket prices start at just $10 or $15—most are also the perfect length to keep children entertained. Catch the next Pacino and Streep at any of these 2018 children’s shows:
- Jack and the Beanstalk (July)
- The Three Musketeers (July)
- And In This Corner: Cassius Clay (September)
- Rumpelstiltskin (September)
- Peter Pan (December)
- The Snowy Day (December)
Purchase tickets online for your favorite BCT play at www.bct123.org.
Happy Healthy Kids Fair 2018
Date: Saturday, August 25
Time: 10 AM – 3 PM
Location: Riverchase Galleria (Birmingham, AL)
Free for all ages, this Birmingham kid’s event educates families on health care, nutrition, sports, and general ways to live happy, healthy lives. Several giveaways and “swag bags” will be awarded to the first 200 visitors at the Birmingham Parent Booth, too. More for parents than their kids, the Birmingham health fair is always packed. Get more information and updates at birminghamparent.com.
TICA International Cat Show
Date: September 1-2
Location: BJCC (Birmingham, AL)
Price: $6 and up
Bring the kids for a purrfect afternoon with hundreds of feline friends. You can visit to spectate the judging, enter your family cat into the competition, or even volunteer your time. For contact information, head to www.tica2018.com.
PAW Patrol Live
Date: September 7-9
Location: BJCC Concert Hall (Birmingham, AL)
Price: $21 and up
It’s the Great Adventure Bay Race, but Mayor Goodway is MIA! Your kid’s favorite pups from PAW Patrol are on the case. It may not sound like your kind of show, but the little ones in your family will love it. Buy tickets here at pawpatrollive.com.
Birmingham Princess Ball
Date: Saturday, September 8
Time: 10 AM
Location: BJCC (Birmingham, AL)
Price: $33 and up
Each princess from your childhood will be in attendance at this Birmingham Princess Ball. Rapunzel and her magic locks will be there, as will Tinkerbell with her fairy dust and Cinderella with her shimmering shoe. Best of all, your kids are invited to join in on the picture-taking fun! Grab your tickets on their Facebook page before they all sell out.
Fiesta 2018 in Birmingham
Date: Saturday, Sept 29
Time: Noon to 8 PM
Location: Linn Park (Birmingham, AL)
Price: Free for children 12 and under
Celebrate Hispanic culture and heritage at this 16th annual Fiesta party. Authentic Latin American food will be available, of course, and the festival’s main stage will host a huge lineup of musicians and performers, including wrestlers. Kids can kick around the soccer ball, create their own crafts, and dance the afternoon away. You couldn’t spend a day any better. For more details, visit http://fiestabham.com.
Family Time Means Family SUV
The swelter of summer is upon us. If you’re planning on bringing the kids to one of these summer events in Birmingham, be sure you’ve got the right vehicle to keep everyone comfy. Visit Jim Burke Hyundai at 1424 5th Ave N to test drive a family-friendly new SUV like the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport or all-new Kona. Priced well within your budget yet full of modern features like dual temperature controls and ventilated seats, our Hyundai SUVs deliver the “cool” all throughout summer.
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