School is back in season, the weather is cooling down and Birmingham holds a wealth of events for the month of September. From Oktoberfest to paddle board yoga, there’s an eclectic collection of activities happening in the city.
Birmingham has several unique events that are sure to keep your calendar full and your weekends busy during September. Whether it’s learning how to become a beekeeper or trying a new dish at the Middle Eastern Food Festival, there’s something for everyone to attend. Keep track of these events with our free downloadable calendar. As a bonus, if you’re looking for ways to pump up your business’s social media postings, feel free to use our calendar as inspiration.
(Click here to download the free September calendar.)
Labor Day – September 2
Enjoy your day off from work and school by attending some of the fun events across Birmingham. Send your children to Kid’s Day Out Camp at the Birmingham Zoo to learn more about animals and nature, or venture outside of the city limits and visit Tannehill Park’s 28th Annual Labor Day Celebration and Moon Pie Eating Contest.
Birmingham Artwalk – September 6-7
One of the Magic City’s most lively festivals, Artwalk is a free two-day event that is sure to inspire creativity. With work from over 100 visual artists, street performers, live musicians, children’s activities and food vendors, it’s sure to be a fun evening out for the whole family.
Beginner Beekeeping Class – September 7
Spend an afternoon getting to know more about bees and honey with this beginner beekeeping class at Samford. Run by local business, Foxhound Bee Company, the event will cover everything from products to pests and leave you with a basic knowledge of the hobby.
Friedman Family Jewish Food and Culture Fest – September 8
Get a taste of Jewish culture with delicious dishes like kugel, matzo ball soup, corned beef and more! Hosted at the Levite Jewish Community Center, the free event will feature live music, local vendors, children’s activities and a “When Pigs Fly” Kosher BBQ cook-off.
Kid Coderz – September 12
Introduce your children to the basics of programming with a free Kid Coderz class. Held at the Homewood Public Library, the class is open to kids in grades K through 1st. Bringing your own laptop is encouraged, but not required.
Oktoberfest at Cahaba Brewing Company – September 14
It’s time to break out the lederhosen and warm up your voice to belt out some drinking songs, because Cahaba Brewing Company is hosting an Oktoberfest party. Co-hosted by Oompah-Calypse, a traditional German band, the event is guaranteed to include great brews and tunes.
Alabama WordPress Meetup – September 17
Meet with WordPress enthusiasts from across the state at this networking and learning event. With Jimmy Bearden — an ecommerce tutor — as the speaker, you’re sure to learn something new.
St. George Middle Eastern Food Festival – September 19
A staple event in the Birmingham festival scene, St. George Middle Eastern Food Festival is celebrating its 38th year. Come join the festivities by eating traditional dishes, taking a church tour or watching live performers.
10th Annual Head Over Teal 5K/10K – September 21
Join the Laura Crandall Brown Foundation as they host the 10th annual Head Over Teal race. The event will include a 5k and 10k race, with top performers receiving awards. After the races, the nonprofit will host a family-friendly fall festival including food, live music, art activities and more.
Paddle Board Yoga at Oak Mountain State Park – September 22
Test your balance and experience the great outdoors with a session of paddle board yoga at Oak Mountain State Park. Open to anyone who can swim, the session will include an hour and a half of gentle yoga out on the water.
National Voter Registration Day – September 24
Used as a friendly reminder to take part in democracy, National Voter Registration Day encourages citizens to register to vote locally and avoid accidentally missing the deadline.
Fiesta Bham – September 28
Attend Alabama’s largest celebration of Hispanic culture and heritage with the 17th annual Fiesta event. The party will last a full eight hours and boasts fun activities like trivia challenges, authentic food vendors, Hispanic music and more. As a bonus, kids under 12 are admitted for free!