Top 10 Things to Do in April
Mark your calendars for this month's local events you won't want to miss.
Shop Birmingham Botanical Gardens' Spring Plant Sale April 10 - 12 to find what you need to spruce up your garden.
Lamb's Ears • 70 Church St., Homewood. 802-5700
Who doesn't like a good Easter egg hunt? Stop by the home and accessories store for discounts, giveaways, candy and to hunt for the golden egg.
Historic Loft and Historic Business Districts • Downtown Birmingham
5 p.m. - 9 p.m. Shop hop in downtown Birmingham as more than 50 galleries, museums, restaurants and bars welcome patrons to mix, mingle and celebrate the arts. This month, check out the Pocket Park Art Installations and live music from Chelsea Whild at Pale Eddie's.
Hollywood Pools & Spas • 1441 Montgomery Hwy, Vestavia Hills.
6 p.m. - 11 p.m. Grab a date and take part in a delightful spring evening with live music, hors d'oeuvres, wine, beautiful plants and a great silent auction – all in support of Glenwood Autism & Behavioral Health Center. This kick-off cocktail party marks the beginning of Glenwood’s annual plant sale at Hollywood Pools. Cost is $5 per ticket, $10 per couple.
Brookwood Village • 780 Brookwood Village
9 a.m. - 7 p.m., Fri, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sat., 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sun. Whether you are looking for shrubs, trees, perennials, or that hard-to-find native, you are sure to find it at this spring plant sale—along with helpful tips and ideas from experts who will be on hand. More than 100,000 plants will be available to help get your home ready for spring. Admission is free.
Pepper Place • 2829 2nd Avenue South
7 a.m. - Noon each Saturday. Bring the whole family to enjoy a sampling of the best Alabama growers, food producers, and artisans. Chef demonstrations take place at 9 a.m. and live music adds to the festivities.
10 a.m. - 3 p.m. This family-friendly event offers plenty of activities to entertain the kids, including inflatables, hayrides, face painting and a petting zoo. The festival also offers food from area restaurants and food trucks, live music, crafts from local vendors and fresh fruits and vegetables from local farmers. Admission is free.
2467 John Hawkins Parkway
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sat., 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Sun. Shop quality items, such as toys, art, home and holiday decor and more, at very affordable prices at the Junior League of Birmingham's "1,000-family garage sale." Proceeds are returned to the community through the league's various community projects. On Saturday, tickets are $10 from 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. and $5 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Admission on Sunday is free, and all merchandise is half-price.
Linn Park • 710 20th St N
10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Fri. and Sat., 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sun. The 32nd annual contemporary art festival and award-winning Top 20 Southeast Event offers a multitude of fresh artistic talent, sights, sounds and aromas. In addition to food, wine and live music, festival goers will have the opportunity to view the works of locally, regionally and nationally recognized artists.
Birmingham Botanical Gardens • 2612 Lane Park Rd. 414-3950
11 a.m. - 4 p.m. This year's celebration will commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the end of World War II with displays and demonstrations on topics such as 1940’s Victory Garden design, archival display of Victory Garden memorabilia, World War II Victory Garden propaganda movies and story time with American Girl Molly and Victory Garden character actors. Admission is free.
Ross Bridge • Hoover
3 p.m. - 9 p.m. Enjoy all-you-can-eat crawfish, activities for the kids and live music from Rollin' in the Hay and Downright at this fundraising event. Tickets are $30 online and $35 at the door. Proceeds benefit childhood cancer research and families battling childhood cancer.