Fun in the City | Cecil Clark
Fun in the city... From the Five Points area and it's charming eateries to Vulcan Park's iron man, Birmingham has something for everyone!

Please click on the hyperlinks below. Whether you are new to the area, or a long time resident, there is always something fun to discover in Birmingham. I hope you enjoy visiting these web sites.

The Birmingham Botanical Gardens The gardens promote public knowledge and appreciation of plants. The 67 acre site near Mountain Brook Village is perfect for an afternoon stroll.
The Alabama Theatre Built is 1927 by Paramount Studios, the Alabama was a movie palace for 55 years. A renovation in '98 brought the aging theatre from it's faded grandeur back to sparkling elegance. Visit the Alabama for films, concerts, dance performances, and more. The decor is spectacular!
The Magic City Blues Society Founded in 1993, the society encourages the preservation and the appreciation of the blues. Their web site lists upcoming festivals.
The Cahaba River Society This organization is devoted to preserving the Cahaba River and it's rich diversity of life. Join the group for a canoe trip!
The Birmingham Zoo The zoo is Alabama's most popular not-for-profit attraction. It is home to over 750 animals of 250 species. A new addition in 2005 is the Hugh Kaul Children's Zoo.
The Birmingham Art Museum This is the largest municipal museum in the Southeast. There are more than 21,000 works of art on display as well as classes for all ages, a Sunday Jazz Brunch, and numerous special events.
The McWane Center Explore the world around you and learn how it works through hands-on science exhibits. Watch a movie in the IMAX Dome Theatre. The McWane center is fun for all ages!
Talladega Superspeedway,Birmingham Barons,Birmingham Steel Dogs Take your pick. Whether it's racing, baseball, or football, Birmingham is big on sports!
Pepper Place Celebrated in several major magazines, Pepper Place, once home to the Dr. Pepper Bottling Company, is now completely renovated as a design and merchandise center. Eat lunch, buy antiques, shop for furniture, or design a new kitchen. Also be sure to visit the Farmer's Market during the summer months.
Do Dah Day Birmingham's most wacky celebration, Do Dah Day draws a crowd during the annual parade of costumed animals and their costumed owners. Proceeds benefit local animal shelters, and the parade route is along historic Highland Avenue.
The Alabama Symphony Orchestra For more than 70 years, the Symphony has served Alabama, enriching the community with quality performances and presenting fine guest performers. The Symphony performs at over 100 events each year.
The Virginia Samford Theatre This small and very beautiful historic theatre has stellar performances throughout the year and features some of Birmingham's finest actors and directors.
Alabama Ballet The Alabama Ballet promotes and fosters the development of classical and contemporary ballet through high quality performances and dance education.
The Birmingham Children's Theatre One of the premier theatres for youth and family audiences in the U.S., the BCT prides itself on professional productions and it is enjoyed by thousands of patrons each year.
The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute Opened in 1992, the Institute stands as a testament to Birmingham's past and a monument for things to come. Exhibits offer a self directed journey through the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960's.
City Stages Birmingham's world class music festival! This annual event takes place during the summer and boasts one hundred plus acts on 9 stages covering several city blocks in downtown Birmingham.
Sidewalk Film Festival This nationally known summer festival promotes independent film making. Screenings occur throughout the downtown area.
Sloss Furnaces A National Historic Landmark, the furnaces are open to the public as a museum and they offer a glimpse into Birmingham's industrial past. The facility also hosts a metal arts program, concerts, festivals, and a Halloween "haunt".
Vulcan Park Vulcan Park is home to the world's largest cast iron statue and features spectacular panoramic views of the city. Visitors can experience interactive exhibits that tell the story of Birmingham's past, present, and promise for the future.