There are a number of cool things happening this weekend and through Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 19.
Check out the ideas below:
Callaway Gardens – Free admission days on non-holiday weekdays Jan. 16 through Feb. 27. Go here for details, directions, activities and more: www.callawaygardens.com
National Parks, Historic Sites, Monuments & Refuge – Free admission Jan. 19 in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Most sites are free everyday, however there are a number of sites that do charge. This is the first of several free admission days scheduled throughout 2015 for National Park managed sites.
Alabama Governor Swearing-in ceremony & parade
Montgomery capitol steps.
9 a.m. to noon.
In accordance with the Constitution of the State of Alabama, Governor Bentley will be formally sworn into office for his second term on Monday morning at Alabama’s beautiful and iconic State Capitol Building. In keeping with tradition, the City of Montgomery’s historic Dexter Avenue will play host to the Governor’s Inaugural Parade, which will highlight the many diverse talents from across Alabama.
This mega display of LEGO creations will be Saturday and Sunday at the BJCC exhibition hall. Admission at the door is $10, children 3 and under are free.
Show times 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.
(Previously I mentioned a 1/2 price offer but it was a pre-order deal only which is no longer available. I’m sorry for the confusion. If I had understood the deal better I would have order the half price tickets myself – I was counting on paying that at the door.)
Half price admission offer on Jan. 19
Bring any non-perishable or canned food item and receive half-price admission to the Zoo. Limit one per guest.
Regular price admission is $15 for adults, $10 for children.
Eagle watching event, every weekend in January – Guntersville
Activities – 5:30am – Early bird coffee, Lodge
6am – Eagle watching at Town Creek and Short Creek
8am – Breakfast, Lodge
9am – Field trips: High Falls Park, Guntersville Dam and Cathedral Caverns State Park
11am – Lunch, Lodge
2pm – Afternoon program, Lodge – Ken Thomas (Superintendent at DeSoto State Park)
3pm – Eagle watching at Town Creek and Short Creek
6pm – Dinner, Lodge
Admission – Free
Age appropriate level – open to all ages, however some of the activites are not going to be compatible with younger children.
Visit www.birmingham365.org for a massive list of options for Birmingham.
Lagniappe Mobile has a round-up of events happening in their area.
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.
Fresh Air Family events
Free to moderate cost outdoor events calendar.
State travel calendar:
Go here for the official travel site of Alabama for calendar events happening across the state.