12 Fun summer activities to do in Birmingham

While many folks will have their toes in the sand or boats in the lake this summer, there’s still plenty to do in the Magic City. Check out our list of 12 activities you can do in Birmingham. Good news: most of these activities are free so you won’t break the bank.

1. Take a picnic at Railroad Park

Railroad Park Picnic
(Source: hum_anum on IG)

2. Go to a Barons Game and enjoy a hot dog

Hot dog

3. Take your dog for a walk at Red Mountain Park

Red Mountain Park
(Source: Red Mountain Park Facebook) 

4. Float down the Cahaba River

Tubing the Cahaba
(Source: UAB Theta Chi)

 5. Watch a movie on the lawn

Free Friday Flicks
(Source: Theresa Holloway Cottrell)

 6. Take a FREE “Healthy on the Railroad” cooking class

Railroad Park Cooking Class
(Source: Railroad Park Facebook)

 7. Enjoy the vendors and activities at the Market at Pepper Place

The Market at Pepper Place
(Source: The Market at Pepper Place Facebook)

8. Visit Oak Mountain State Park

Oak Mountain Paddleboarding
(Source: Oak Mountain State Park Website)

9. Take a Tour at the Golden Flake factory


Golden Flake
(Source: Golden Flake Facebook)

  10. Visit the Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Birmingham Botanical Gardens
(Source: Facebook)

11. Take a self-guided tour at Sloss Furnaces

Sloss Furnaces
(Source: Mike Moore/WBRC)

12. Go for a Zyp bike ride in the city

Zyp BikeShare - Birmingham
(Source: Facebook)

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