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Weekend Rundown: July 13-16, 2017

Need help making your weekend plans? We’re here to help with this week’s edition of the Weekend Rundown with Bakari Savage!

Sloss Music & Arts Festival

Get ready for a weekend of music and fun at Sloss Fest! Sloss Fest is a two-day music and arts festival that’s happening this Saturday and Sunday at the Sloss Furnace National Historic Landmark. Enjoy 40 bands on four stages plus craft beer, creative cocktails, arts and crafts, and live iron pouring demonstrations.

Float Your Boat Festival

On Saturday, get your float on at the 8th annual Float Your Boat Festival. Float Your Boat offers a fun-filled day at the Turkey Creek Nature Preserve that features balsa wood boat races with prizes, the City of Pinson’s “Beat the Heat” ice cream give-away, food, swimming and a fun zone for kids. The festivities will kick off with the family fun zone opening at 10 a.m. and boat races starting at noon.

Half-Price Summer Fun Days at Birmingham Zoo
Half-Price Summer Fun Days at Birmingham Zoo kicks off this weekend.

Birmingham Zoo Half-Price Summer Fun Days

Visit the Birmingham Zoo during Half-Price Summer Fun Days to take advantage of discounted half-price admission, half-price train, carousel and slide rides, and $1 hot dogs in the cafes! Guests will have the opportunity to get up-close with the elephants in Trails of Africa, experience Predator Zone, enjoy a Red Diamond Sea Lion Show and be surrounded by and feed* beautiful lorikeets in the Schaeffer Eye Center Lorikeet Aviary. Come learn how the Zoo uses enrichment activities to help keep the animals mentally and physically fit. Guests can also see live animal demonstrations, feedings, chat with the keepers and more!

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