There's a lot more to February than just Valentine's Day.
Now that January is past, along with your time-consuming resolutions of hitting the gym daily or finally learning Mandarin, then you’ll hopefully have an open schedule in February to attend some of the fun events happening around Birmingham. Packed with activities like the Birmingham Art Crawl and Alabama Coffee Fest, the city abuzz with things to do every week of the month. Keep track of the best events, and maybe inspire a few ideas for your business’s social media postings, by downloading our calendar. (Click here to download the free February calendar.)
Traditional Groundhog Day celebrations entail, well, a groundhog. But the Birmingham Zoo decided to mix it up this year by using a different mammal. Since the zoo’s current groundhog will be hibernating, one of their many opossums will take his honored place in predicting the winter weather. The event will include crafts, a wildlife show and animal photography opportunities.
Microlove at Naked Art Gallery – February 5
Get ready for Valentine’s Day early with the Naked Art Gallery’s romance-themed Microlove event. Featuring jewelry, miniature art and other handmade goods, you’re sure to find a unique gift for your sweetheart.
Birmingham Art Crawl – February 7
Get your local art fix, and grab some good food and drinks, with the monthly Birmingham Art Crawl at The Pizitz. The event features local artists, craftspeople and more all sharing their creations.
Video Games Live! Concert – February 8
Gaming geeks will be excited to hear their favorite soundtracks come to life at the Video Games Live! concert. It’s an immersive concert that includes synchronized visuals and interactive segments.
She’s Into STEM: A STEM Fair for Girls – February 9
Put on by the AAUW Birmingham Branch and Girls Inc. of Central Alabama, this event focuses on introducing girls to the STEM fields. The day will involve meeting women in prominent STEM positions, lots of interactive sessions and getting involved with peers who have similar interests. STEM Fair for Girls is totally free and open to girls in 6th through 12th grade.
Yoga Lab at The Pizitz – February 12
Take part in a community yoga class at The Pizitz. This event is totally free and open to all levels of fitness. As a bonus, a free wine tasting is offered at the Louis Bar immediately after class.
Valentine’s Day – February 14
Spend the day with your sweetheart going to all the fun events Birmingham has to offer. Catch Casablanca at the Alabama Theater, grab a meal at the Valentine’s Day Pop Up Dinner at Carrigan’s or go a weird route with it by visiting Warehouse 31’s Bloody Valentine Haunted House.
Presidents’ Day – February 18
Presidents’ Day is a statewide holiday in Alabama, so many people will be off work and children will be out of school. Enjoy your time off with friends and family!
Kid Coderz – February 21
Introduce your children to the basics of programming with the Kid Coderz class. Hosted at the Homewood Public Library, the class is open to kids in grades K through 1st and bringing your own laptop is encouraged.
Kami-Con – February 22-24
Nerds unite at the 11th annual Kami-Con. It’s a three day convention focused on all things Japanese, cosplay, anime, manga and more. Visit to meet your favorite voice actors, compete in costume contests or just to snag some cool merch.
Alabama Coffee Fest – February 23
The most enthusiastic of coffee connoisseurs will be excited to learn about the Alabama Coffee Fest. Presented by Alabama Multicultural Organization (AMOR) at the Cahaba Brewing Company, the event will include presentations by Alabama coffee vendors, unlimited tastings and live latte art demos.
Free Foreign Film Series at Rojo – February 26
Dive into the world of international cinema with the Alabama Multicultural Organization (AMOR) and Sidewalk Film Festival’s free foreign film series at Rojo. The month of February will focus on a movie from Germany.