Spring is the perfect time to get out and about with local events and holidays. With the temperature warming up and the daylight becoming longer, March holds a wealth of things to do in Birmingham. Keep these dates in mind for ideas when posting on your own website or social media.
March is a busy month in Birmingham. We’ll be celebrating high religious holidays like Passover and Good Friday. We’ll be downing green beer and blowing off steam on St. Patrick’s Day. And our calendar is chock full of local events and cook offs. Want to keep track of all of March’s important dates and fun ideas? Our downloadable calendar lists which events we’re looking forward to here at Infomedia. (Click here to download the March calendar.)
National Read Across America Day: March 2
The National Education Association celebrates the magic of books every year with National Read Across America Day. Aptly also falling on Dr. Seuss’s birthday, the event is meant to encourage everyone, especially kids, to pick up a book. Libraries and local bookstores are great places to participate in this bookworm holiday.
Delicious chili and raising money for a good cause? Sign us up! The 14th Annual MortgageBanc Chili Cook-Off is the largest yearly fundraiser for The Exceptional Foundation, a local non-profit who provides services to individuals with special needs. The event includes all-you-can-eat chili from a multitude of participants, beverages, and a kid-zone.
International Women’s Day: March 8
This one’s for all my ladies in the back! Just kidding, but International Women’s Day is actually meant to honor and highlight the cultural, economic, and political achievements of women. Maybe spend your evening watching a documentary on some inspiring females, or pick up a book that highlights women paving the way for others in different fields.
Daylight Savings: March 11
Don’t forget to set your clocks an hour forward on March 11. With the new hours you can now enjoy more daylight, so take the time to visit a local park or even the Birmingham Botanical Gardens.
Pi Day: March 14
Whether you focus on the math or food aspect, Pi Day is a winner for anyone who participates. While you could spend the holiday brushing up on your decimals, instead we’d recommend looking at Birmingham pizza joints and bakeries for deals on “pies” of all types.
St. Patrick’s Day: March 17
We wish you all the luck of the Irish when it comes to celebrating this (often) boozy holiday. Local breweries, like Good People Brewing, Trim Tab Brewing, Cahaba Brewing or Avondale Brewing, will often throw shamrock-packed parties, so keep an eye out for event announcements amongst Birmingham hot spots.
Girls Who Code is a national club meant to increase girls’ participation in the computer science field. Their free class at the Homewood Public Library will teach girls 4th-grade-and-up about the basics of programming. A laptop is suggested, but not required.
Birmingham’s own local TED event will be held at UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center. With over a dozen speakers, it’s a daylong event meant to inspire and educate. Each speaker talk will be about the subject of “the defining moments that led to their big idea worth spreading.”
Good Friday: March 30
The Friday before Easter, Good Friday often involves a day off for many employees. Many churches have special services on Good Friday, so be on the look out for event announcements among local places of worship.
Passover: March 30
This week-long Jewish festival, often celebrated with traditional foods and rituals, begins at sundown on March 30. Check with Chabad of Alabama to see their list of local Passover events.
Want to keep up with what’s going on? Download our March 2018 free calendar — feel free to add a few activities of your own!