Babypalooza’s weekly round-up of the best things to do with kids in Birmingham, April 23 – 29, 2023. Find fun family events near you including Magic City Art Connection Imagination Festival, Children’s of Alabama Indy Grand Prix, Celebrate Hoover Day, Hope for Autumn Foundation Crawfish Boil, and the Heights Hangout.
Birmingham Event Guide for Kids
APRIL 28 – 30
Magic City Art Connection Imagination Festival
Children 16 and under Free
$11 – $15
The Magic City Art Connection event is a weekend full of art, culture, creativity, entertainment, food, drink, and fun. Held at a storied, rustic, industrial backdrop in the heart of the city’s skyline, visitors can expect to take in the festival’s sights, sounds, tastes, and aromas. One of the event’s highlights is the Imagination Festival, which offers a total art immersion experience for students, children, and their families. The festival features interactive workshops and projects designed to unlock the creativity of every child, making it a must-attend for anyone interested in art and creativity. With a fusion of vibrant contemporary arts and the former master of industry, the Magic City Art Connection event promises to be a weekend full of excitement and wonder.
APRIL 28 – 30
Children’s of Alabama Indy Grand Prix
Barber Motorsports Parkway
$25 – $49
The Children’s of Alabama Indy Grand Prix event is a thrilling and family-friendly weekend full of exciting activities and events. Visitors can expect to enjoy a range of attractions including a Fan Zone with a Ferris wheel and beautiful vintage cars on display, as well as a Wine & Beer Festival. For those looking for an active experience, there’s an INDY 5K race, while the Racing for Children’s Dinner offers a chance to dine with the drivers and other racing enthusiasts. One of the event’s unique features is the Kamtek Garage, which provides exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the drivers competing in the Indy 500.
Celebrate Hoover Day
Veterans Park on Valleydale
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
The event offers a wide range of activities and attractions for everyone to enjoy. Highlights of the event include the Veterans Memorial Paver Dedication, Mayfield Ice Cream, an expansive Exhibitor Pavilion, a Kids Zone, and a Petting Zoo. Carnival rides, a Car Show, and Live Entertainment are also on the program, adding to the festive atmosphere.
Hope for Autumn Foundation Crawfish Boil
3:00 PM – 9:00 PM
$20 Children, $50 Adults
The Hope for Autumn Foundation Crawfish Boil is a highly anticipated event in the community, offering a day of delicious food and fun for the whole family. Louisiana native John Hein will prepare all-you-can-eat crawfish, while hamburgers and hot dogs will be available for the kids. Attendees can enjoy bounce houses, face painting, a DJ, and balloon artists, with soda and water provided. Adult beverages can be brought from home. The event will also feature live music by The Divines and Pioneer Chicken Stand. The best part is that proceeds from the event will assist families battling childhood cancer in Alabama and fund childhood cancer research at Children’s of Alabama.
2:00 PM – 7:00 PM
The Heights Hangout event is a vibrant and lively community gathering hosted by the Cahaba Heights Merchants Association. Attendees can enjoy live music from Big City Rhythm and Telluride while taking advantage of the many activities offered, including a Kids Zone, and pop-up shops. Tickets are available for $10 at the gate, and all proceeds go towards the ongoing Beautification of Cahaba Heights.
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