Need some weekend plan ideas? This weekend is bursting at the seams with things to do. Whether it’s the Greater Birmingham Parade of Homes or any of the Earth Day activities around the city, there are plenty of options this weekend for getting out and having some fun. Click here for more information on the Parade of Homes on April 21-22 & 28-29.
Auntie Litter’s Annual Earth Day Parade and Celebration presented by Auntie Litter
When: April 19, 2012, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: Kelly Ingram Park, 6th Ave. N. at 16th St.
More info: 205-879-3009
This Earth Day Parade and Festival is the country’s largest Earth Day parade. Kids from all around Birmingham come to the park to enjoy fun and educational activities such as environmental entertainment, a picnic lunch, more than 30 exhibitors and a parade throughout Birmingham. Tickets are $1 per person.
Earth Day Our Way presented by Anthropologie at the Summit
When: April 19, 2012, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: Anthropologie at the Summit, 214 Summit Blvd.
More info: 205-298-9929
Bring the kids to enjoy ocean arts and crafts while you shop! See a manager to RSVP. Recommended for kids ages 5-10.
Earth Day Celebration presented by the McWane Science Center
When: April 21-22, 2012, Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sunday 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Where: McWane Science Center, 200 19th St. N
More info: 205-714-8300
This Earth Day Celebration will feature cool programs like “Newspaper Masterpieces” where you can use recycled materials to create works of art. Ticket information can be found at www.mcwane.org.
Picnic for the Planet presented by the Nature Conservancy in Alabama
When: April 22, 2012, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Where: Railroad Park, 1600 1st Ave S.
More info: www.nature.org
The Nature Conservancy in Alabama is attempting to break the world record for the world’s largest picnic celebration! This free event will feature live music, more than 50 picnic tables as art projects and kids’ activities. Anyone who is unable to join the picnic at Railroad Park can sign up to host their own picnic with family and friends, and anyone who gathers 25 people or more can download materials that will allow their picnic to be included in the record breaking attempt. There will also be wooden picnic tables that have been sponsored by companies, non-profits and individuals and decorated on display for sale as a fundraiser for the Nature Conservancy.
Earthbound’s Eartfest presented by Friends of George Ward Park
When: April 22, 2012, 2-6 p.m.
Where: Bessie Estell Park, 803 9th Court South
More info: 205-586-1804
The band Earthbound will play a free concert and there will be events for people of all ages. This free concert is a perfect time to bring a picnic and relax in the park. Any proceeds will be donated to the Friends of George Ward Park.
Celebrate the Outdoors on Earth Day! Presented by Red Mountain Theatre Company and Vulcan Park and Museum
When: April 22, 2012, 2 p.m. (park opens at 1 pm)
Where: Vulcan Park and Museum, 1701 Valley View Dr.
More info: 205-324-2424
The Red Mountain Theatre Company’s Youth Programs and “Singin’ in the Rain” cast members will be having free live performances at the park.
Earth Day on Cahaba presented by Living River
When: April 22, 2012, 2 – 6 p.m.
Where: Living River: A Retreat on the Cahaba, 3603 Lorna Ridge Dr.
More info: www.livingriver.org
Living River will host an Earth Day Celebration as its official groundbreaking on Earth Day. Activities include canoeing, hiking, a cookout and other Earth Day activities.
Earth Day at The Gardens presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens
When: May 5, 2012
Where: Birmingham Botanical Gardens, 2612 Lane Park Road
More info: bbgardens.org/earthday
The Botanical Gardens will host more than 40 earth friendly exhibitors at booths displaying family friendly activities and information.