This week flew by super fast.  I’m not sure if it’s because I’ve got self imposed projects around the house I want to do or if this is a sign of getting older that days are turning into minutes?

Either way, I am glad it’s the weekend. You are too, right?

Here are some things to do this weekend across Alabama:


Home Depot Free Kids Workshop

Saturday 9 a.m. to noon

Description: Valid at all locations.  Kids will build a free heart box.  They will receive the craft, an apron and certificate.  Call your store to confirm the time.

Admission: Free

Go here for details.


Locust Fork (Blount County)

Alabama Cup Racing Association White Water Slalom Series

Feb. 7 & Feb. 8

The Alabama Cup Racing Series is made up by the Locust Fork Invitational, Mulberry Fork Canoe and Kayak Races and Locust Fork Whitewater Classic races. Courses consist of about 25 gates, set on a class Il/lll rapids approximately one hundred yards long. Race courses are spectator friendly with walking trails right beside the courses.

Admission: $3 per day, per person
Times: Events and gates open at 9 a.m. each day



2.0 Car, Truck & Bike Meet & Greet at Trio’s Train Stop

Feb. 8 at 2 p.m.

Admission: Free

Description: This is a drive-in event for car, truck and bike owners to display their latest modifications.

Go here for details.



O’Reilly Auto Parts World 

Friday – Sunday (go here for times)


Adult tickets are $15 if you get them at an O’Reilly’s store or $18 at the door.

Child 6 to 11 years old $5, children 5 and under free.

Go here to for show details.


Birmingham Museum of Art

Bart’s Art Cart Chinese New Year Dragons

Saturday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Admission: Free

Make a dragon craft.



Hardin Center for Cultural Arts Dinosaurs Alive

Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission $8 for all ages

Go here details and directions.


Fort Toulouse French Garrison Living History

Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission: $2 for adults, $1 for students

Go here to get directions and more information.



Birmingham-area events

Visit for a massive list of options for Birmingham.

Mobile-area events: 

Lagniappe Mobile has a round-up of events happening in their area.

Go here.

Montgomery-area events

Go here to check out the city calendar.

North Alabama events:

Our Valley Events has a round-up of Huntsville area specific events for this weekend.

Go here.

Fresh Air Family events

Free to moderate cost outdoor events calendar.

Go here.


State travel calendar:

Go here for the official travel site of Alabama for calendar events happening across the state.