Amuse Mom at the Cullman Strawberry Festival, OWA Among Other Can’t Miss Alabama Great Ideas


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Share a weekend of fun with that special someone.

Cinco de Mayo

Join ¡HICA! for its Cinco de Mayo Open House on Thursday, May 5 from 4-7 p.m. Check out the agency’s new mural and hear stories and the latest news about ¡HICA!, a community development and advocacy organization that advocates economic equality, civic engagement, and social justice for Latino families in Alabama. Food and drinks will be provided. ¡HICA! is located at 117 Southcrest Drive in Birmingham. Registration is mandatory.

Cullman Strawberry Festival

The Cullman Strawberry Festival features live music, crafts, food vendors, rides, a vintage car show, human and dog contests, a baking contest, games, and fresh strawberries. The festival is on Saturday May 7th. Click here for the full schedule. For more information, call 256-734-9157. Follow the event on Facebook. The venue is at 309 First Ave. NOT

Mozart and Brahms at the Alys Stephens Center

  • May 6 – Mozart’s ’40th Symphony’: Featuring iconic melodies of breathtaking passion, this Alabama Symphony Orchestra concert will illustrate some of the famous composer’s darkest periods in the last summer of his life . The concert at the Alys Stephens Center in Birmingham is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Buy your tickets.
  • May 6-7 – Mozart’s ’40th Symphony’ and Brahms’ ‘First Piano Concerto’: Alongside Mozart’s 40th, Steven Spooner joins the orchestra for a performance of Brahms’ Piano Concerto, a virtuoso weaving of piano and orchestra. Shows are Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. Commentary providing an overview of the music will be given each evening at 6:15 p.m. in the Reynolds-Kirschbaum Recital Hall of the Alys Stephens Center. To buy tickets.

For more upcoming events, visit alysstephens.org.

Decorators show house

Another way to support the Alabama Symphony Orchestra is by hosting the annual Decorators’ ShowHouse fundraiser through Sunday, May 8. Visitors will enjoy the visual delights of the 565-acre Hallmark Farms in northern Jefferson County. Parking is available at the property for $5. Strollers, food and drink are not allowed in the house. Interior photographs are not permitted. Food trucks will be on site daily. Tickets allow entry only on the date printed on the ticket. Buy your tickets online.

Mother’s Day Weekend at OWA

Moms just want to have fun at Tropic Falls Theme Park at OWA in Foley. Day passes are purchased, get one free for mom. Offer is valid May 6-8 for in-person purchases only. The free ticket will expire on the day of purchase and cannot be combined with other special events, promotions or discounts. Kids can make free gifts for mom, like coloring a gift bag or a Mother’s Day appreciation card from crafts on May 7 and 8 between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the OWA wading pool and the alcove outside the Clash eSports Center. Free crafts for kids will be available while supplies last.

Red Mountain Entertainment Concerts

Upcoming live concerts include:

  • May 5 – NeedtoBreathe, Saenger Theater in Mobile.
  • May 6 – Dustin Lynch, Avondale Brewing Co. in Birmingham.
  • May 7 – Sister Hazel, Avondale Brewing Co.
  • May 10 – Justin Hayward, The Lyric Theater Birmingham.

For more shows, visit redmountainentertainment.

Mother’s Day Market at Cahaba Brewing Company

Give mom the gift she deserves at the Mother’s Day Market, where you’ll find over 70 local artisans, vendors, makers and designers, including a day full of food, shopping, cocktails and craft beer. Various food trucks will be on site. Live entertainment is also planned. For updates, check the event on Facebook.

Birmingham Stallions

The Birmingham Stallions take on the Tampa Bay Bandits on Saturday, May 7 at 6 p.m. at Protective Stadium. Click here for the full schedule. Buy your tickets here. Follow the Birmingham Stallions on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.

Lillie’s Cup Mother’s Day Tea

Celebrate Mother’s Day with the Lillie’s Cup Mother’s Day Tea at Arlington House and Gardens on Sunday, May 8 from 2-4 p.m. Guests will enjoy delicious treats and a self-guided tour. The tea experience includes a variety of loose leaf teas accompanied by a selection of savory and sweet teas. Afternoon tea and the self-guided tour are $55 for adults and $25 for children ages 5-12. Buy your tickets at eventbrite.com. Arlington Home and Gardens is located at 331 Cotton Ave. SW to Birmingham.

Surprise her on Mother’s Day and every day. (Getty Images)

Celebrate Mother’s Day at the Montgomery Zoo

Moms will be admitted free to the Montgomery Zoo and Mann Wildlife Learning Museum on Sunday, May 8 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. While you’re at the zoo with Mom, sit back, relax, and enjoy the sounds of the United States Air Force Band of the Spectrum Winds West Component at the Overlook Café at 11 a.m. The Overlook Café will serve a Mother’s Day special for $11. For more information, contact the zoo at 334-625-4905 or [email protected].

Renewing our rivers

Join the Renew Our Rivers cleanup at Lake Mitchell (Coosa River) on Saturday, May 7. Supplies will be provided. For more information on cleanup, contact Dale Vann at 205-910-3713. Follow this link for the full Renew Our Rivers program.

Black Jacket Symphony in concert

The Black Jacket Symphony performs “Synchronity” by The Police on Friday, May 6 at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex. The band will also perform the band’s greatest hits, featuring vocalist Marc Martel. Visit blackjacketsymphony.com for upcoming tour dates. Buy your tickets here.


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