Entertain mom at the Cullman Strawberry Festival, OWA among other great ideas from Can’t Miss Alabama

Entertain mom at the Cullman Strawberry Festival, OWA among other great ideas from Can’t Miss Alabama
Enjoy some of the best-tasting strawberries in the state at the Strawberry Festival in Cullman. (contributed)


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Share a weekend of entertainment with someone special.


Cinco de Mayo

Join ¡HICA! for its Cinco de Mayo Open House Thursday, May 5 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. See the agency’s new mural and hear stories and the latest news about ¡HICA!, a community development and advocacy organization that champions economic equality, civic engagement and social justice for Latino families in Alabama. Food and drinks will be provided. ¡HICA! is located at 117 Southcrest Drive in Birmingham. Registration is required.

Cullman Strawberry Festival

The Cullman Strawberry Festival features live music, arts and crafts, food vendors, rides, a vintage car show, pageants for humans and dogs, a baking competition, games and fresh strawberries. The festival is Saturday, May 7. Click here for the complete schedule. For more information, call 256-734-9157. Follow the event on Facebook. The venue is at 309 First Ave. N.E.

Mozart and Brahms at the Alys Stephens Center

  • May 6 – Mozart’s “40th Symphony”: Featuring iconic melodies of heart-sweeping passion, this Alabama Symphony Orchestra concert will illustrate some of the darkest times of the famed composer in the final summer of his life. The concert at the Alys Stephens Center in Birmingham is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Buy tickets.
  • May 6-7 – Mozart’s “40th Symphony” and Brahms’ “First Piano Concerto”: Along with Mozart’s 40th, Steven Spooner joins the orchestra for a performance of Brahms’ Piano Concerto, a virtuosic weaving of piano and orchestra. Shows are Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. Comments giving insight into the music will be made each night at 6:15 p.m. in the Alys Stephens Center’s Reynolds-Kirschbaum Recital Hall. Buy tickets.

For more upcoming events, visit alysstephens.org.

Decorators’ ShowHouse

Another way to support the Alabama Symphony Orchestra is through the Decorators’ ShowHouse annual fundraiser through Sunday, May 8. Visitors will enjoy the visual treats of the 565-acre Hallmark Farms in north Jefferson County. Parking is provided at the property for $5. Strollers, food and beverages are not allowed in the home. Photographs of the interior are not allowed. Food trucks will be on-site daily. Tickets allow entry only on the date printed on the ticket. Buy tickets online.

Mother’s Day Weekend at OWA 

Moms just want to have fun at Tropic Falls Theme Park at OWA in Foley. All-day passes are buy one, get one free for mom. The offer is valid May 6-8 for in-person purchases only. The free ticket will expire the day of purchase and cannot be combined with other special events, promotions or discounts. Kids can make mom complimentary gifts, such as  coloring a gift bag or Mother’s Day appreciation card from crafts May 7-8 between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the OWA splash pad and the alcove outside the Clash eSports Center. Complimentary kids crafts will be available while supplies last.

Red Mountain Entertainment concerts

Live concerts coming up include:

  • May 5 – NeedtoBreathe, Saenger Theatre in Mobile.
  • May 6 – Dustin Lynch, Avondale Brewing Co. in Birmingham.
  • May 7 – Sister Hazel, Avondale Brewing Co.
  • May 10 – Justin Hayward, The Lyric Theatre in Birmingham.

For more shows, visit redmountainentertainment.

Mother’s Day Market at Cahaba Brewing Company

Get mom the gift she deserves at the Mother’s Day Market, where you’ll find more than 70 local artisans, vendors, makers and creators, including a day full of food, shopping, cocktails and craft beer. A variety of food trucks will be on site. Live entertainment is also planned. For updates, check out the event on Facebook.

Birmingham Stallions

The Birmingham Stallions will face the Tampa Bay Bandits Saturday, May 7 at 6 p.m. at Protective Stadium. Click here for the complete schedule. Buy tickets here. Follow the Birmingham Stallions on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.

Lillie’s Cup Mother’s Day Tea

Celebrate Mother’s Day with Lillie’s Cup Mother’s Day Tea at Arlington Home and Gardens Sunday, May 8 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Guests will enjoy delectable treats and a self-guided tour. The tea experience includes a variety of loose-leaf teas accompanied by a selection of tea savories and sweets. The afternoon tea and self-guided tour are $55 for adults and $25 for children ages 5 to 12. Purchase tickets at eventbrite.com. Arlington Home and Gardens is at 331 Cotton Ave. SW in Birmingham.

Surprise her on Mother’s Day and every day. (Getty Images)

Celebrate Mother’s Day at the Montgomery Zoo

Moms will be admitted free to the Montgomery Zoo and Mann Wildlife Learning Museum on Sunday, May 8 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. While you’re at the zoo with mom, sit back, relax and enjoy the sounds of the United States Air Force Band of the West component Spectrum Winds at the Overlook Café at 11 a.m. The Overlook Café will serve a Mother’s Day special for $11. For more information, contact the zoo at 334-625-4905 or [email protected].

Renew Our Rivers

Take part in the Renew Our Rivers cleanup at Lake Mitchell (Coosa River) Saturday, May 7. Supplies will be provided. For information about the cleanup, contact Dale Vann at 205-910-3713. Follow this link for the complete Renew Our Rivers schedule.

Black Jacket Symphony in concert

The Black Jacket Symphony presents The Police’s “Synchronicity” Friday, May 6 at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex. The group will also perform the band’s greatest hits, featuring vocalist Marc Martel. Visit blackjacketsymphony.com for upcoming tour dates. Buy tickets here.

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