Spring has arrived and Birmingham is bursting with fun events.
The weather is warming up, flowers are blooming and Birmingham has a plethora of events scheduled for the month of March. From Mardi Gras to National Pi Day, there’s a collection of fantastic activities happening in the city. If you’re running your own business’s social media, feel free to use our calendar as inspiration for your postings.
MortgageBanc Chili Cook-Off – March 2
Visit the 15th Annual MortgageBanc Chili Cook-Off to try a wide range of all-you-can-eat chili bowls and support a good cause. The event includes food, drinks and a children’s play area. All proceeds go toward The Exceptional Foundation.
Mardi Gras – March 5
Mardi Gras might seem like it’s reserved for Mobile or New Orleans, but Birmingham is getting into the spirit this year. Check out the Magic City Gras event for a parade, food specials and giveaways. Other options include Avondale Brewing’s Mardi Party or the Shelby Humane Society’s Parade of Pups.
International Women’s Day – March 8
Not only is it International Women’s Day, but it’s also Women’s History Month. Celebrate by attending one of the Homewood Library’s Women Making History film nights or going to the Girls Rock Fest event in Birmingham.
Shelby Humane Society Paws for the Cause – March 9
Enjoy the springtime weather with an outdoor fundraiser for the Shelby Humane Society. The event includes an off-course 5k cross-country race through Veterans Park, plus an easier Tail Waggin’ Trek which is a one-mile obstacle course meant for walking. Proceeds go to support the 5,000 animals the Humane Society cares for each year.
National Pi Day – March 14
Whether you’re a math nerd or just looking to get a great deal on pie, National Pi Day has something for everyone. Based on the mathematical constant π, the day is also usually celebrated with dessert pies or pizza pies, often on sale at local Birmingham restaurants. If you’re really looking to get in the spirit, check out our handy guide to throwing a Pi Day party.
Cherry Blossom Festival – March 16
Get out and about at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens for their Cherry Blossom Festival. The event will feature live performances, crafts and more.
Saint Patrick’s Day – March 17
Don’t forget to wear green when you hit Birmingham’s best bars for Saint Patrick’s Day. Visit your favorite spots, or go a more organized route with the ShamROCK event, featuring beer and bands at Cahaba Brewing Company, or the Tour de Brewers, which is a charity brewery crawl through downtown.
Code-A-Story – March 19
Get your little one involved with programming through the Homewood Public Library’s fun Code-A-Story class. The program, which uses storytelling and activities to teach coding, is suitable for children in K-5th.
Holi Festival of Colors at Taj India – March 24
The Holi Festival of Colors is a collaboration of Taj India and the Alabama Multicultural Organization (AMOR). The event will be put on over two days to celebrate the spring Hindu festival of Holi. Taj India will be offering an extended dinner buffet, a complimentary glass of wine, a multitude of sweets and music. Free henna will also be provided by Blue Lotus Mehndi.
Take an educational hike through Oak Mountain State Park to learn how the area was formed. The free outdoor adventure will span over three hours and promises a “geological surprise” at the end.
Crawl of Thrones – March 30
Join your fellow nerds in an evening of merriment and drinking at the Crawl of Thrones. This evening long event includes drink specials, costume contests and themed merchandise.
World Backup Day – March 31
With almost every precious photo or file stored on your phone and computer, it’s important to backup your electronic files. That’s why there’s a day every year to remind you! World Backup Day wants you to backup your files to keep them safe from a system crash.