With summer weather arriving, activities are popping up on nearly every weekend of the month.
From Memorial Day to Mother’s Day, along with events like the Southern Beer Fest and TEDxBirmingham, May is chock full of fun times in Birmingham. If you’re a local business, be sure to use our calendar as inspiration for your own social media postings. (Click here to download the May calendar.)
TEDxBirmingham – May 3
Learn something new by spending the day at TEDxBirmingham. With a variety of speakers, ranging from technologists to business leaders, there’s sure to be something that you find helpful.
Free Comic Book Day – May 4 (also May the 4th Be With You)
Unleash your inner child (or nerd) by visiting a local Birmingham comic shop for Free Comic Book Day. Many businesses will be giving away free comics and some even have extra activities, such as artist signings or special comic sales.
Cinco de Mayo – May 5
Celebrate the Mexican Army’s defeat of the French! One option is to attend Iron City’s special event with Los Lobos and The Vegabonds, which will include pinatas, giveaways and more. Or just patronize your favorite Mexican restaurant and be sure to leave the staff an extra big tip.
Girls Who Code – May 7
Girls Who Code is a national organization with the goal of increasing girls’ participation in the STEM fields. This free class is being held at the Homewood Public Library and will teach girls in 4th grade or above about programming basics. While a laptop is suggested, it’s not required.
Great Southern Beer Fest – May 11
Get a glass of some of the south’s best brews at the Great Southern Beer Fest. The event, which takes place at Railroad Park, will feature country rock, southern food and (of course) beer tastings. As a bonus, designated drivers can attend at a heavily discounted rate.
Mother’s Day – May 12
Celebrate the motherly figures in your life on this special day. Treat her at one of your favorite restaurants, go on a stroll through the Birmingham Botanical Gardens or take her out to get a mani/pedi done together.
Infomedia’s Lunch & Learn – May 16
Coming up with creative content for your blog and social media accounts isn’t always as simple as it seems. Between scheduling, making sure your brand’s voice remains consistent and finding time to actually write, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. If that sounds familiar, consider attending our Lunch & Learn, Ideas that Come Easy: The No-Stress Way to Generate Blog and Social Content.
Norwood Craft Bazaar – May 18
Delve into the Norwood area to enjoy a family-friendly weekend event. The neighborhood bazaar will host businesses and artists offering crafts and handmade goods. When you’re done shopping, take some time to stroll the area to enjoy beautiful architecture and the local community.
9th Annual Salsa Showdown – May 25
Support the Sidewalk Film Festival’s educational programs, plus eat delicious dips, by attending the 9th Annual Salsa Showdown. This fundraiser features tastings of salsa, guacamole and queso, along with live music, a hot pepper eating contest, a pinata smash and kid activities.