Spotlight on Local History this weekend!

September 14, 2016

This weekend, immerse yourself in Birmingham history or find yourself dancing the night away, maybe even both! There is nothing quite like supporting local and bonding communities together, and that is exactly what is going this weekend! Read below for more detail on the 44th Annual Greek Festival and the upcoming release of the play, Miss Fancy!


44th Annual Birmingham Greek Festival


Birmingham is going Greek this week! Supporters from Mississippi, Georgia, Florida and all over Alabama will be in attendance for The Birmingham Greek Festival this weekend! The festival will begin this Thursday, September 15th and last through Saturday, September 17th! Headed into it’s 44th year, you can cover all the Greek’s legendary zest for life in three days time! Start by indulging in a variety of menu options, items are homemade by local Greek Chefs. The food will provide the perfect amount of energy you will need for all the Greek dancing that will take place on the main stage on 19th st. Don’t forget to take a little walk-about and join in on one of the many church tours scheduled throughout the weekend and enrich your knowledge of the Greek Orthodox history that plays such a large role every year right here in Birmingham, AL.

For those of you who will not have time to partake in all the fun but don’t want to miss your opportunity for a delectable authentic Greek Dish, there is a drive thru available all three days from 10:30 AM -7:00 PM on 19th St. There is no need to place an order ahead of time, servers will greet you, take your order (no matter the size) and then delivery your meal right to your car. The proceeds are donated to local charities such as; Magic Moments, The Bell Center, The Exceptional Foundation, The Ronald McDonald House, The Fire House Shelter, The Greater Birmingham Ministries.

Alabama Orchid Society 32nd Annual Show & Sale

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Presented by Alabama Orchid Society at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

When: September 16 – September 18, 2016

The Alabama Orchid Society 32nd Annual Show & Sale will be taking place on September 16 -18, 2016 in the auditorium of the Birmingham Botanical Gardens.  This year the orchid show will be a new experience for visitors due to the recently renovated auditorium and the exceptional new lighting system that will make viewing and photography better than previous shows of the past

Admission and parking are free for the orchid show and for the Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

Due to American Orchid Society judging taken place on Saturday morning , Sept 17th, public access to orchid exhibits will be on different hours from the Sales area hours. Please note these differences in times in order to arrive at the correct time to enjoy the exhibits.

Exhibit Hours
Sat, Sept 17,  Noon – 6:00 pm
Sun, Sept 18, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Sales Hours
Friday, Sept 16, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday, Sept 17, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday, Sept 18, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Miss Fancy


If you have not taken a tour of Avondale Brewing Company, you should! The building that the brew house resides in is rich with Birmingham history not to mention the Avondale Brewery mascot is the legendary Miss Fancy. She is the magnificent elephant who lived at the Avondale Zoo in the early 20th century. There was even a book wrote about her by Daniel Martin and fortunately our local Theatre Downtown has decided to turn the book into a play that will begin showing this week! The book and the play focuses on the true story of her life and the bond that was formed between Miss Fancy and her trainer, Mr. Todd and how they forever changed each other lives. Truly a must see! Opening night will be on September 15th at 8:00 PM, and you should buy your tickets in advance!  You will have opportunity to join the cast and other play go-ers for horderves and wine following the play. If you are unable to attend, it will run through October 1st, full schedule available here.

The magic of Birmingham seems to unfold all the time! This is a special weekend coming up and we hope you are able to partake in the interactive fun! Getting out and supporting local is always a feel good experience. Especially when you shop Brannon Honda for your new vehicle!