Kick off the 4th of July Holiday this Weekend in Birmingham!

Since July 4th fall on a Wednesday, a lot of the celebrations are happenin’ this weekend! Check below for some patriotic events as well as other fun ways to spend the last weekend in June! Have a safe and happy 4th of July, Birmingham! **[#RUhappenin](**
___ I love America Night**I Love America Night Thurs, June 28, 6-10pm Cost: FREE At: Wald Park ([map](,+1973+Merryvale+Rd,+Vestavia+Hills,+AL+35216/@33.4314121,-86.7928019,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x888918fabd478ad7:0x636e0c11288aa42a!8m2!3d33.4313384!4d-86.7912729))** Come enjoy your community under the stars! There will be free swimming, a kids’ area with games and inflatables, fun give-always from local sponsors, a Pops in the Park concert, and the movie Despicable Me 3! **[Click here for more info.](**
Rock and Roll Bingo**Rock & Roll Bingo / The 80s Thurs, June 28. 6-7:30pm Cost: FREE At: Vestavia Library ([map](,-86.7898717,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x888918fbca1f7335:0x4e4eaa9b25b392d9!8m2!3d33.431179!4d-86.787683))** Join Vestavia Library for bingo, music, and prizes with a twist of trivia! This is not your grandma’s bingo! Free, no registration necessary, ages 18+ only. The event will take place in the Community Room. The Vestavia Library staff always makes sure everyone has a great time! **[Click here for more info.](**
Sounds of Summer 2018**Sounds of Summer Thurs, June 28, 6:30-9pm Cost: FREE At: The Summit ([map](,-86.7311149,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x8889177a0699ece7:0x6337ea9fc23726da!8m2!3d33.4488736!4d-86.7289262))** All good things must come to an end, but there’s one last Sounds of Summer 2018! This week our friend Raquel Lily will be performing! Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and a picnic dinner (or put in a to-go order with Cowfish!). In addition to live music, enjoy snacks + beverages from Taco Mama, balloon art for the little music lovers, and braid bar with Big Hair Hannah. Be sure to try out your hoola skills with a hoola-hoop dancer! **[Click here for more info.](**
Birmingham Barons**Thirsty Thursday with the Baron’s Thurs, June 28, 7:30pm Cost: $7+ At: Regions Field ([map](,-86.8126966,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891bed123a7a25:0x1e3523e6f79ecb39!8m2!3d33.5074516!4d-86.8105079))** It’s always great to root for the home team especially when there are beer specials! Head over to Regions Field and cheer on the Birmingham Barons this Thirsty Thursday! This is a great way to spend your Thursday evening! See y’all there! **[Click here for more info.](**
American Aquarium**American Aquarium BJ Barham FREE Show Friday, June 29, 6-7pm Cost: FREE At: Seasick Records ([map](,-86.7502104,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891a5e60b53eaf:0x8fbf514e75f99856!8m2!3d33.5294267!4d-86.7480217))** Come see this FREE show with frontman BJ Barham as he plays an acoustic set! This is a chance to get up close and personal before him and his band, American Aquarium, take the stage at Saturn later that night! **[Click here for more info.](**

Fresh Ground ComicsFresh Ground Comics
Fri, June 29, 8pm
Cost: $5
At: Urban Standard (map)

FRESH GROUND COMICS is FRIDAY NIGHT! Hosted by Chris Davis & DJ Chris Peek. Featuring great comics, Narado Moore, Michael McCall, Caroline Exum, Wes Van Horn and visiting from California, native son Joe Raines. Great coffee, beer, wine & best cupcakes in town! Only $5!
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Seeds Coffee & Hattie B's ChickenSeeds & Hattie B’s Breakfast
Sat, June 30, 8-11am
Cost: $6 per biscuit
At: Seeds Coffee Lakeview (map)

There’s a delicious collaboration going on at the Seeds Coffee Lakeview location! For the next 4 weekends, swing by Lakeview Seeds between 8am-11am for Seeds Biscuits + Hattie B's Hot Chicken- Birmingham, Alabama. You may have seen our posts about this one. These chicken biscuits are out of this world! See you there!
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We Have Doughnuts Party!We Have Doughnuts Grand Opening!
Sat, June 30, 8am-5pm
Cost: FREE
At: Savage's/We Have Doughnuts (map)

Come celebrate with We Have Doughnuts as they open their doors as part of Savage's Bakery! Test your skills on the "Doughnut hole" board to win free doughnuts! You get one for each beanbag that makes it into the "doughnut hole!" If you get all 3 bags in, you get a six pack...of doughnuts! Bring your kids and let's all have a great time!
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Taco Fest 2018**Birmingham TACO FEST Sat, June 30, 12-5pm Cost: $5 in Adv/$10 at Door At: Avondale Brewing Co.([map](,-86.7763599,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88891a50d8f4abcf:0xb3a736f801cafe29!8m2!3d33.5245451!4d-86.7741712))** Don't miss Birmingham's 2nd Annual TACO FEST on Saturday at Avondale Brewery and in the streets of Avondale! Enjoy tacos from some of Alabama's best taco vendors! Vote for your overall favorite taco, and enjoy cold PEPSI, beverages, Hornitos margaritas and live music! **[Click here for more info.](**
Tannehill Independence Celebration**Tannehill Independence Day Festival Sat, June 30, 4-8pm Cost: $5 Adult/$3 kids At: Tannehill State Park ([map](,-87.0712636,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x8888c537e5e77d53:0xabf4667d63cdc0d2!8m2!3d33.2449748!4d-87.0690749))** Head to Tannehill State Park for an afternoon full of water slides, dunking booths, swings, bungee jump, face painting, food trucks, live music, and more! Your gate admission gets you access to the water slides, swings, and dunking booth. Other activities may cost extra. This will be fun for the whole family! **[Click here for more info.](**

Railroad Park Cooking ClassCooking Class at Railroad Park
Sun, July 1, 3:30pm
Cost: FREE
At: Railroad Park Pavilion (map)

It’s time for the Get Healthy on the Railroad Cooking Class series! These events are FREE & open to all. They'll be demonstrating fresh, simple recipes you can easily replicate at home, as well as sharing healthy eating tips. The first 100 registered participants receive a FREE bag of produce from Piggly Wiggly Clairmont Avenue. Registration will open 30 minutes prior to class.
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Ross Bridge BBQ and Fireworks**BBQ & Fireworks at Ross Bridge Sun, July 1, 5-9pm Cost: $15 At: Ross Bridge Resort ([map](,-86.883206,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m7!3m6!1s0x888920221604591b:0x54221a1a0a28f8cd!5m1!1s2018-07-08!8m2!3d33.3926892!4d-86.8810173))** Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa invites you to celebrate America's independence at their family BBQ on Sunday, July 1. From 5:00-9:00 p.m., the chefs at Ross Bridge will be serving holiday favorites on the resort's terrace. Seating will be available inside and outside. Enjoy live music, face painting, ice cream bars ($3), and a cash bar for adults 21+. Fireworks will begin at approximately 9:00 p.m! **[Click here for more info.](**
Fire on the Water at Oak Mountain Park**Fire on the Water Sunday, July 1, BEFORE 7pm Cost: Reg Admission/$15 per car after 5pm At: Oak Mountain State Park ([map](,-87.8512753,8z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88893cd9624e4bbf:0x8a4463bd7a179d16!8m2!3d33.3247302!4d-86.7593249))** Fireworks go off at 9 pm Sharp! Gates open at 7am! Come and spend the day at the park! Grab a good spot on the beach and enjoy the day in the park as you wait for the show to start! Gates will CLOSE to the public at 7 pm SHARP. Both the Front and Back gate will not let anyone into the park after 7 pm, please plan accordingly! Remember, both gates take CASH ONLY! Regular entrance fees apply from 7 am until 5 pm. At 5pm they will offer a special entrance fee of $15 per car load! Carpool with friends and family for the best price! **[Click here for more info.](**