Birmingham

The largest city in Alabama, Birmingham is known for its many impressive landmarks: Sloss Furnaces (the rumored-to-be-haunted industrial museum), Vulcan (the massive cast-iron statue that moons the city), and the renowned Civil Rights Institute. But not as many people know that Birmingham is also a terrific place to raise a family.   

Expectant parents have many birth options, including multiple hospitals and midwives. The Magic City is also home to several birth and postpartum doulas, breastfeeding support groups, and parenting groups. 

Baby-friendly activities abound. Strap your baby in your carrier or buckle her in the stroller, and explore the Birmingham Zoo, the Ruffner Mountain Nature Center, or one of the many local parks. Shop for fabulous baby clothes, toys, and nursery decor at one of the many cute boutiques. 

As babies grow into toddlers, families can find even more fun activities, including a large science center to explore, public libraries featuring child-focused activities, and a handful of indoor play spaces.  

Downtown Birmingham has really come alive in recent years, with plenty of fantastic stores, restaurants, coffee shops, and breweries (hey, even parents need a beer now and then!). There’s a farmer’s market filled with fresh produce and crafts. Families can also explore the surrounding cities, including Hoover, Pelham, Helena, Alabaster, Vestavia Hills, Mountain Brook, Homewood, and Trussville.  

YOUR EVENTS

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Thu 20

Dog Man Party

February 20 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CST
Thu 20

Mardi Gras Sips & Spatulas (2/20)

February 20 @ 6:15 PM - 7:45 PM CST
Sat 22

Earthy Birthy Fair and Family Wellness Expo 2020

February 22 @ 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM CST
Sun 23

Sunda Fun Mardi Gras (2/23)

February 23 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM CST
Thu 27

Vintage Market Days

February 27 @ 10:00 AM - February 29 @ 4:00 PM CST

YOUR COMMUNITY GROUPS

Birmingham Group
Birmingham Forum

YOUR BABYPALOOZA LIVE!

Saturday, June 13
BJCC North Exhibit Hall
10 AM – 2:30 PM

BIRMINGHAM NEWS & PROFILES

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