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:

National Parks, Historic Sites, Monuments & RefugeFree 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.

Go here for more information.

BrickFair 2015 

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.

Go here to learn more. 

(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.)

Birmingham Zoo

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.

Go here for details.

Regular price admission is $15 for adults, $10 for children.


Don’t forget:

Eagle watching event, every weekend in January – Guntersville

Eagle Awareness Weekend at Lake Guntersville State Park:

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.



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.