July has arrived, Birmingham! Summer is officially in full swing and there are so many amazing local events for the whole family to enjoy. From the Fourth of July fireworks to theater performances, concerts, cooking classes and more, we can guarantee you’ll have an incredibly fun-filled month with activities galore. Here are the top 17 events and happenings in Birmingham this July!

Celebrate the 4th of July with the Magic City's fearless leader at this year's Thunder on the Mountain at Vulcan Park and Museum! Image: visitvulcan

Celebrate the 4th of July with the Magic City’s mighty protector at this year’s annual fireworks show at Vulcan Park & Museum! Image: visitvulcan.com

17 Birmingham Events & Happenings: July 2019

June 21 through August 11, 2019: Summer Film Series at Alabama Theatre

The Alabama Theatre’s Summer Film Series kicked off June 21 and runs through August 11. Grab the family and head out to one of Birmingham’s most iconic theaters to enjoy a classic favorite, including To Kill A Mockingbird, Jaws, The Wizard of Oz and more. Admission to each movie is $9. Friday film showings are at 7 p.m. and Sunday’s are at 2 p.m. alabamatheatre.com

July 3, 2019: Fire On The Water at Oak Mountain State Park

Pack up the family and drive out to Oak Mountain State Park Wednesday, July 3, for a day of fun, fireworks and celebration of Independence Day! Gates open at 7 a.m. and the event will feature delicious bites from local food trucks, kids’ activities, a DJ, watersports, adult beverages from local merchants, a spectacular fireworks show and so much more! Be sure to arrive early as gates close at 7 p.m. sharp. Tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for children and seniors. Keep in mind that ticket and beer sales are cash only. facebook.com

July 4, 2019: The Annual Fireworks Show at Vulcan Park and Museum

Watch Birmingham’s Fourth of July fireworks from Vulcan Park and Museum. Bring your family and friends, grab a blanket or two and find the perfect place to watch this spectacular 20-minute firework show set to some patriotic tunes. The show will begin at 9 p.m., and admission is free to the public. visitvulcan.com

July 4 through July 25, 2019: Vinyl Thursdays at Moon Shine at The Elyton Hotel

Take the Elyton Hotel’s elevators to their rooftop bar, Moon Shine, each Thursday in July and listen to your favorite ’80s music on vinyl. Bring in your own vinyl records and enjoy drink and food specials while overlooking the Magic City. Get dressed up in your best ’80s attire the last Thursday of July to enter their best-dressed contest. The party kicks off every Thursday at 7:00 p.m. facebook.com

July 4, 2019: Homewood’s 4th of July Festival

Downtown Homewood is the place to be this Fourth of July for the annual Homewood 4th of July Festival! This night of fun will feature inflatables, rides, a DJ and a perfect view of Vulcan’s annual fireworks show. Support local businesses, meet those in the community and enjoy a special night with friends and family as we celebrate the 4th. Admission is free, and the event will begin at 5 p.m. homewoodparks.com

July 7, 2019: Get Healthy Cooking Class at Railroad Park

The hot Alabama heat will probably drive you to the pool this summer, so make sure you look and feel your best by attending the Get Healthy Cooking Class at Railroad Park. This class offers cooking demonstrations and food tastings, complete with take-home recipes. The first 100 attendees to register even receive free produce to take home! This is a free, family-friendly event and the class begins at 3:30 p.m. with registration starting 30 minutes prior. railroadpark.org

July 9, 2019: The Gathering at Pepper Place

Gather together at Pepper Place from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 9, to enjoy special demonstrations and offers that highlight the community and all the summer magic that Pepper Place has to offer. From cooking lessons to tips on planning your own summer soiree, make sure to grab your friends and mark your calendar for a night of local love! facebook.com

July 11, July 18 & July 25, 2019: Thursday Night Live at the Pizitz Food Hall

Enjoy the gorgeous Alabama weather every Thursday night in July with live music in the courtyard outside The Pizitz Food Hall. Bring along a friend or a date, eat some delicious dinner from a local vendor in the food hall, sip on a delectable cocktail from The Louis Bar and soak in the live music. The Jason Grubbs trio will hit the stage on July 11, followed by Sarah Green on July 18 and Zach & Cheyloe on July 25. This event is free to the public and the musical performances start at 5:30 p.m. facebook.com

July 12, 2019: Art on The Rocks

Spend an evening at Birmingham’s trendiest art event of the summer at the 2019 Art on the Rocks! The July 12 celebration will feature live music by Durand Jones and the Indications as well as artist demos, DJ dance parties and live mural-making inspired by the museum’s art exhibition, Ways of Seeing Fashion sponsored by style expert, Megan LaRussa. Art on the Rocks is a must-attend event as it truly showcases the creativity that thrives in Birmingham. Kick off your weekend taking in this artful summer series has to offer. The night begins at 7 p.m., and tickets are $25. artsbma.org

July 12, 2019: The Get Up Kids at Saturn

The Get Up Kids are coming to Birmingham for one night only! On their new album Problems, the first full-length in eight years, The Get Up Kids examine everything in life with an idea of solidarity. This is sure to be a sold-out event, so get your tickets early and bring a friend or two! Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show kicks off at 8:30 p.m. Tickets start at $20. saturnbirmingham.com

July 15 & July 29: Open Fire: Summer Supper at Pursell Farms

Throughout the summer, Pursell Farms will feature a smaller sampling of their signature Open Fire cooking demonstrations with their Open Fire: Summer Supper Series. On July 15 and July 29, Executive Chef Andrea Griffith will be offering some tasty evening menu specials cooked on their Sea Island Forge kettles on the beautiful Arrington Vista. Prepare to be amazed as a delicious meal is made right before your eyes and pick up some helpful cooking tips along the way. Call (256) 208-7600 to reserve your seat at Arrington Vista or Old Tom’s Pub. Prices for the specials will be a la carte and vary each week. pursellfarms.com

July 17, 2019: Flicks Among the Flowers at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens

A summer date night favorite at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Flicks Among the Flowers, returns! This July 17, grab a blanket and enjoy the classic movie Field of Dreams. Nothing says summer more than a night spent among the blooming flowers! No dogs or alcoholic beverages are allowed and admission is free, although a $5 donation is encouraged. Gates open at 6 p.m., and the movie begins at 8 p.m. bbgardens.org

July 18 through July 21, 2019: Birmingham Barons versus Tennessee Smokies at Regions Field

Birmingham’s hometown heroes, the Birmingham Barons, take on their division rivals, the Tennessee Smokies, for a four-game series beginning July 18. Enjoy specials each night at the ballpark including Thirsty Thursday, Friday night fireworks, Sandlot night with special guest Chauncey Leopardi (aka “Squints” from the Sandlot!) and Family Sundays. Tickets start at $8 and Thursday’s and Friday’s games start at 7:05 p.m. Saturday’s game starts at 6:30 p.m. Sunday’s is at 4:00 p.m. milb.com

July 19, 2019: Brad Paisley Concert at Oak Mountain Amphitheater

Take advantage of the Magic City’s gorgeous summer evening weather this July 18 as Brad Paisley kicks off a summer full of incredible country artists taking the stage at Oak Mountain Amphitheater. Brad is bringing his 2019 world tour with his latest album Love And War to Birmingham for a night of great music and fun. This is the perfect date night or girls’ night out! Tickets start at $21, and the show begins at 7:30 p.m. theoakmountainamphitheater.com

July 25 & July 26, 2019: Luke Bryan Concert at Oak Mountain Amphitheater

Continue your country music groove with three superstars this July 25 and 26! Luke Bryan, Cole Swindell and Jon Langston bring the Sunset Repeat Tour to sweet home Alabama for what is sure to be two fun-filled nights of new music, favorite hits and incredible entertainment. Tickets start at $35, and the show begins at 7:00 p.m. theoakmountainamphitheater.com

July 26, 2019: Manchester Orchestra at Avondale Brewing Company

Promoting their new album, A Black Mile To The Surface, Manchester Orchestra is making a stop in Birmingham on their 2019 tour! Join this phenomenal Atlanta-based band for a night full of great music and entertainment at one of the best brewing companies in the ‘ham. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. and this is a rain or shine event. Tickets start at $25. avondalebrewing.com

July 28, 2019: Alabama Music Awards

Wrapping up a concert-packed July in Birmingham is the Alabama Music Awards! The Alabama Music Awards Organization will host the 5th Annual Alabama Music Awards featuring entertaining performances and local artist recognition. There will even be a live performance by local artist Big Ro Williams. The event begins at 6 p.m. at the Bessemer Civic Center, and tickets are $25 in advance. alabamamusicawardsshow.com

Go out and seize the month, Birmingham. Cheers to sweet summertime in the city!

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