It’s Fiesta Ball Week in Can’t Miss Alabama

It’s Fiesta Ball Week in Can’t Miss Alabama
Support cancer research during Fiesta Ball Week July 17-24 at a participating Mexican restaurant. (contributed)

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Celebrate traditional artisans in Alabama’s Black Belt.

Birmingham’s Legion Field 150th Summer Celebration

The city of Birmingham is turning 150 years old this year and will commemorate the milestone Friday, July 16 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Legion Field. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy a live performance by Logan the Entertainer. Festivities include a visit from the Birmingham Zoo, Vulcan Park and Museum’s mascot and the Birmingham Public Library among vendors, food trucks and more. Admission is free.

Fiesta Ball Week

The Young Supporters Board (YSB) for UAB’s O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center will host Fiesta Ball Week to raise critical funds for Young Investigator Grants. This year, YSB will partner with Mexican and Tex-Mex restaurants throughout the Birmingham area. Participating restaurants are Taco Mama, Little Donkey, La Paz, Craft’s on Church Street, El ZunZun and Sol Y Luna. Support cancer research and the local restaurant community through safe celebrations July 17-24. Visit the website for event details, including the virtual silent auction, and to purchase tickets. Click here for Fiesta Week menus. For questions, call 205-934-0034.

Fiesta Ball Week is July 17-24. (contributed)

Rock the South

Rock the South returns to Cullman Aug. 13-14 with performances by Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Nelly, Ashley McBryde, Jordan Davis, Ingrid Andress, Flatland Cavalry, Trey Lewis, Drew Parker, Morgan Wade, Alex Hall, Josh Kiser, Laine Hardy and Dee Jay Silver. Purchase tickets at Social Media Tag: #Biggestpartyinthesouth.

Stoked Comedy Hypnosis at OWA

Join hypnotist Terry Stokes for 60 minutes of hilarious antics and unbelievable hypnotism at the Stoked Comedy Hypnosis Show at the Brandon Styles Theater in Foley. It’s one of the few shows where audience members are the “stars.” Kids will love watching parents and grandparents on the stage. The shows are every Thursday in July at 7 p.m. Doors open 30 minutes before showtime. Seating is first-come, first-served. Parking is free and handicap-accessible. For more information about these performances and to purchase tickets, go to or call 251-237-3330.

Keith Sweat with Johnny Gill

Keith Sweat with special guest Johnny Gill will perform Sunday, Sept. 12 at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. Purchase tickets at or A service charge will be added to each ticket. Dates, acts and ticket prices are subject to change. For more information, click on

Sucarnochee Folklife Festival

Celebrate traditional artisans of Alabama’s Black Belt Saturday, July 17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Courthouse Square in Livingston. Activities include potters, basketmakers, homesteading, beekeeping, blacksmithing and jewelry making. Enjoy live music, food, walking tours, storytelling and a children’s corner. There will also be a historical marker dedication. Admission is free. For more information, visit, call the University of West Alabama Center for the Study of the Black Belt at 205-652-3828 or email [email protected].

Sucarnochee Folklife Festival will be July 17 in downtown Livingston. (contributed)

Arlington Antebellum Home and Gardens

This summer’s popular Fish Fry Fridays will close out with a final event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on July 16. This week’s grab-and-go dish will be cornmeal-crusted catfish with Cajun fries and tartar sauce. Meals are $10 per plate. To place an order, call 205-780-5656 or email [email protected] for more information. Visit the website for updates. Arlington is located at 331 Cotton Ave. SW in Birmingham.

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