Looking for some plans to fill your middle of July agenda? Well, then this is the right place for you! With events ranging from art festivals, social mixers, farmers markets and much more, the city of Birmingham will be active and have tons to offer this upcoming weekend. Also keep an eye out for even more upcoming events which will be happening later this month.  

Market Day - Mountain Brook Village

July 17

Mountain Brook Village

Image: @mtnbrookchamber

Although Market Day originally started as a way to celebrate Bastille Day, it has since turned into a day of sales from local merchants. Retailers can sell their extra inventory before the introduction of their fall merchandise, which means great prices all around! There will be a new Summer Pop-up section made available to shoppers in the shopping section of Lane Park, including vendors such as Cheese All That, Plant Stand, Sweet Spun Cotton Candy, and more! 

Workout for Water

July 17 (9a.m.)

Avondale Brewing Co.

Image: @irontribefitness

Ready to workout for a good cause? On July 17th at 9a.m. Iron Tribe Fitness will be hosting a Workout for Water event at Avondale Brewing Co. This event will help raise funds and hope for those who need clean water in unreached communities. Multiple locations within Birmingham are coming together to raise $150,000 to serve around 6,000 people clean water, and your participation can help bring the cause one step closer to being complete! Registration costs $45 and includes a free t-shirt! To register for the event, click here

The Pop-Up Mixer hosted by AWS Events

July 17 (12-4p.m.)

Sloss Furnaces

Image: @BHMAWS

This event will be one of the largest pop-up networking events within the Birmingham area! Hosted by AWS Events, The Pop-Up Mixer will make it easy for you and your family to show support for local businesses with products ranging from delicious foods to highlights in fashion, entertainment, and more. Make sure to visit Sloss Furnace on July 17th from 12-4p.m. in order to take advantage of all that the Pop-Up Mixer hosted by BHM AWS has to offer! 

The Purple Madness - A Tribute to Prince

Iron City

July 16 (doors open 7pm)

Image: @ironcitybirmingham

Come down to Iron City this Friday and pay tribute to one of the greatest musicians of all time - Prince!  The “Purple Madness Tribute” is the ultimate celebration of one of the most widely beloved entertainers and profoundly influential artists of all-time. Bobby Miller presents an electrifying performance that can be best described as high energy and a “must see” performance. Be sure to wear purple!

Patton Creek Art Festival

July 17 (9A)

Patton Creek

If you enjoy the beauty of arts and crafts, then the Patton Creek Art Festival will be a must-visit for both you and your friends! With over 50 artists from around the area, there will most definitely be a piece of art which will be of interest to every individual who shows up! A bonus to this art show is that food trucks will be made available to those viewing the art! Make sure to visit Patton Creek this Saturday between 9a.m. and 5p.m. to view wonderful pieces created by artists within your community! 

** Coming Up - Pink Palace Casino Night

Benefitting The Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama

Saturday, July 24 (7-10:30p.m.)

Soiree Event Gallery

Join The Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama for their 13th Annual Pink Palace Casino Night on Saturday, July 24th from 7-10:30 p.m. at Soiree Event Gallery for an elegant evening of food and fun. Presented by Tameron Honda & Hyundai and Renasant Bank, the evening is sure to be great, with proceeds benefiting breast cancer research in Alabama, saving lives and positively affecting the future of research here and across the country.

Each ticket includes food, complimentary beer and wine (a cash bar will also be available), $500 in gaming money, and live entertainment. Tickets can be purchased at pinkpalacecasinonight.com.

Guests will enjoy Vegas-style, casino gaming such as Blackjack, Poker, Roulette, Craps and Slot Machines. You'll have a chance to take home must-have prizes and bid on silent auction items that have been generously donated by supporters. Kathy G. will be providing delectable hors d'oeuvres and there will be complimentary beverages to enjoy during a night of live music and dancing!

Can’t make it to the event but still want to support? Bid in the digital silent auction! Visit www.PPCN2021.givesmart.com or text PPCN2021 to 76278 to browse and bid on items during the evening of the live event. 

*** Suggestion From the Writer

Hiking at Vulcan Trail

Now that we have gotten through all of the exciting happenings going on around the town this weekend, here is one of my personal favorites to do around the Magic City! If you enjoy the outdoors then the city of Birmingham has lots to offer! Think about visiting Vulcan Trail for an easy and breezy walk with the inclusion of one of the most beautiful views of Birmingham. This walk is easily accessible and paved for the majority of the distance which makes it a family friendly activity within the city. Hiking at Red Mountain is a great time to appreciate the nature of Alabama while also taking a moment to experience the wonderful beauty that is offered by the cityscape of Birmingham.