The City of Birmingham is here to make wrapping up the month of July a blast! With events ranging from Otey’s Fest, hosted by Otey’s Tavern, to the Our Hope’s “A Night in Hollywood” International Gala taking place at B&A Warehouse, there won’t be a dull moment within the Magic City this upcoming weekend. Keep your eyes open and ears peeled for all of the exciting events happening around the town! 

Magic City Cocktails Challenge 

Benefitting the American Cancer Society

Thursday, July 29 (7-10p.m.)

B&A Warehouse

The Birmingham Area Jr. Executive Board of the American Cancer Society is proud to present the 3rd Annual Magic City Cocktail Challenge. Join them on July 29th at B&A Warehouse as the area’s finest bars and restaurants compete to win the title of Birmingham’s Best Cocktail! A long list of Mixologists will be competing for the title of Birmingham’s Best Cocktail and the competition will be fierce. Sponsors of the event will include Tito’s Handmade Vodka, George Dickel Tennessee Whiskey, Campesino Rum, Altos Tequila, and Zap Photo! Make sure to click here to purchase tickets for the event! 

For more than 100 years, The American Cancer Society has been leading the fight to end cancer and with your support, they have helped usher in an era where more people survive cancer than ever before! By translating research findings into action, The American Cancer Society has seen a 29% decline in US cancer death rates since 1991. Come out to support not only the young professionals of Birmingham but also to help build research for an extremely important cause!   

Legion vs Atlanta 

Saturday, July 31 (6:30p.m.)

BBVA Field

Exciting action takes place this weekend on BBVA field and Legion FC is back to keep their name known! On July 31st at 6:30p.m. Birmingham Legion FC will be taking on Atlanta United 2 for a fierce game of soccer under the bright field lights. General admission is first come first serve and more premium seating is made available for fans here. Food and drink will also be made available for viewers throughout the game with special seating sections and brews offered by Good People Brewery and Coors Light within the Good People Deck and Coors Light Lounge. Make some noise and show up to cheer on Legion FC as they defend the Magic City’s soccer title yet again this weekend!

Otey’s Fest   

Benefitting The Phoenix Club of Birmingham

Saturday, July 31 (Gates open 6p.m.)

Otey’s Tavern

Otey’s is hosting their most exciting Otey’s Fest yet for the year of 2021! The event will take place on July 31st starting at 6p.m. for guests of all ages. Proceeds will be made to benefit the Phoenix Club of Birmingham and big name titles The Hams and Jackson Walls will be bringing the sounds! Purchase All-Inclusive tickets here and don’t forget that ages 18 and under get in for free. Ages 21+ will be able purchase cocktails and brews with the presentation of a valid ID! There are only 800 tickets available so make sure to secure your all inclusive ticket today. We can’t wait to see you at Otey’s!

A Night in Hollywood

Friday, July 30 (6-10p.m.)

B&A Warehouse

Feeling the need to make a positive impact on the world? Our Hope International is hosting the perfect event for you! With a goal of $10,000, A Night in Hollywood is a chance to raise thousands of dollars for the children and staff at Home of Hope, an orphanage in Jinja, Uganda! This non-profit organization is what provides the physical, spiritual, and emotional needs of those who don’t have access to them internationally. Tickets for the gala will be $40 each or 2+ for $35! To purchase a ticket, click here! This event will be hosted at B&A Warehouse from 6-10p.m. 

The Sound of Music

Sunday, August 1 (2p.m.)

Alabama Theatre

Here’s a classic for the whole family to see! The Alabama Theatre will be presenting The Sound of Music on Sunday, August 1st at 2p.m. as a part of their Summer Film Series! This musical contains tunes that older ages will most definitely recognize and which newer ages won’t be able to resist singing or dancing along to. Tickets will be available at the door and will cost $10 each! To purchase tickets ahead of time, click here. Open your ears to The Sound of Music!  

Writer’s Choice

Now that we have gotten through all of the exciting things happening about the town this weekend, here is one more little addition courtesy of me, the writer! When strolling around Birmingham, I like to find attractions that interest me and get my mind working. Something that has really caught my eye within the Magic City is the Southern Museum of Flight located near the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport! This museum offers interests and entertainment for guests of all ages while also providing a fun learning experience unlike any other within the area. Whether you enjoy the idea of flight or if engineering gets your gears turning, this museum has a lot to offer. A few hands-on experiences are offered by the museum including a flight simulator which could keep any adult or kid occupied for hours! Tickets are only $7 for adults and $6 for students so make sure to fly by soon!