What to do in Birmingham this weekend: May 30th-June 1st

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – It’s finally the weekend! To celebrate, Antwon Ervin with Discover Birmingham has a list of some events you can take in to fill out your weekend itinerary.

Alabama Phoenix Festiva

May 30-June 1 | The Alabama Phoenix Festival is a family-friendly, multi-genre, fan convention featuring celebrity guests, authors, comic book writers and artists, vendors, and much more. Sheraton Hotel Downtown | $15-$65 | 205-413-4525 |alabamaphoenixfestival.com

Bob Sykes BBQ and Blues Festival

May 31st @ 12 p.m. | The event will take place at the beautiful DeBardeleben Park located in downtown Bessemer. It’s a relaxing atmosphere for the entire family to enjoy a variety of true blues musicians. Be sure to bring a chair or blanket and set-up your spot for the day. A portion of the proceeds will benefit local charities. DeBardeleben Park | $15 in advance, $20 at the gate, free children 12 and younger | 205-426-1400 |bobsykesblues.com

The Color Run

May 31, 8 a.m. | The Color Run, also known as the Happiest 5k on the Planet, is a unique paint race that celebrates healthiness, happiness and individuality. Now the single largest event series in the United States, The Color Run has exploded since our debut event. We have more than tripled our growth, hosting more than 170 events in 30+ countries in 2013. Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex Arena and Exhibition Halls | Team (4+) Runners: $40/person; Individual Runner: $45 | thecolorrun.com/birmingham/2014-05-31

Relax by the Tracks is back for a 3rd season at Railroad Park! Join us on Friday, May 30 from 5:00-7:00pm for free music from Craig Stilley and @Shariff Simmons. Food and drinks are available for purchase at George’s Boxcar Cafe. Leave work behind…Relax by the Tracks!

Birmingham Barons home games begin at 7:05 p.m. after every Relax by the Tracks event.

The Bear & the Bride

Doors at 7:30 p.m. /Show Starts 8:00 p.m. | Sound & Page in Woodlawn. Tickets are $10. All tickets are WILL CALL, and will be available under your name at the door. Parking is available in the side lot, on street parking, or city lot across the street.

Vulcan’s 110th Birthday

Sunday June 1st, 12 p.m.-4 p.m. | Celebrate Vulcan’s 110th Birthday on the first Sunday in June! This event is our biggest of the year and is fun for the whole family! Enjoy music, entertainment, kids activities, clowns, balloons and ice cream! You won’t want to miss this fantastic party!

Vinyl Record Party

FrozenHen Presents: Vinyl Record Party May 30th at Woodrow Hall in Birmingham. This is a free event from 7-10 p.m. featuring vinyl record showcases from: Communicating Vessels, Single Lock Records, Think Indie, and The Audiovore. Full details at http://vinylrecordparty.com/

Vulcan Underpants

June 1st 3 p.m. | Railroad Park, Free Family Friendly! With the kids out of school, what are you to do? Bring the whole family out to Railroad Park for free improv! Enjoy a beautiful afternoon in the park complete with belly laughs.

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