Last night I was talking with a friend about this cold weather.  Both of us agreed that we are sick of it not only because we long for warmer weather, but because the cold weather seems to be making us angry and frigid. Get it? Frigid?

Sun makes me feel alive.  The cold temps have taught me a lesson, I’m not suitable for the Alaskan outback.  Yes there was once a plan for my family to move to Alaska, but that has been nixed because we are wusses.

Before I get started on the list of events, don’t forget there are spring consignment sales this weekend.  Go here to see the master list.

So let’s see if we can find you something to do this weekend.  Here’s the list:

Alabama Antique Trail 

Starting today through Septemer you can stop by 125 shops and malls across 69 Alabama towns participating in the trail sale. Go here to learn more and find the route.
Alabama River Festival and Family Day
Monroe County
Friday & Saturday
Alabama River Festival at Claiborne Lock & Dam
Admission $5 for adults and $3 for kids.
Go here for more information.
Recreation of an early 1800’s frontier camp with traders, travelers and Native American Indians.

Aldridge Gardens Hoover – Arbor Day Tree Giveaway

Saturday 9:30 a.m.  Admission free.

Go here to learn more.


Moundville Knap-in & Ancient Arts Gathering

Shell carving, weapons demos and art demos.  Moundville Archaeological Park
Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Admission: $8 adults $6 kids
Go here for directions and more information.


Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park Civil War Living History event

Saturday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Admission $4 for adults (child price may vary)

Go here for directions and information.


Birmingham Civil Rights Institute Selma to Montgomery March photos by Spider Martin 

Open today through June 28

Admission: $12 for adults $3 for kids up to age 18

Free admission on Sunday. (Donations accepted)

Go here for details.


Birmingham Museum of Art Holi Indian Culture Festival

Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Admission: Free

Activities include: Crafts, free Indian food, Henna tattoos, Bollywood Dancing, throwing of colors and more.

Go here for the schedule.


Children’s Hands On Museum Ferret Fun Day – Tuscaloosa 

Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Meet two ferrets, make a mask and other ferret themed crafts.

Admission: $9 for everyone ages 3 to 59.

Go here for directions and more. 


Jerry Brown Arts Festival Hamilton, AL

Admission: Free

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

Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This is an indoor arts festival. Go here to learn more. 


Little River Canyon Mad Science & Crazy Art

Saturday 11 a.m. to noon

Admission $5 per child (adults are free) Fee covers supplies (Ages 6-10)

Call 256-782-5697 to reserve your spot. If it’s full they will have the same program May 2 and July 4.

Go here for directions.


Auburn – Louise Kreher Forest Ecology Preserve and Nature Center Science Saturdays Bears

Saturday, 10 a.m.

Admission $5

Description: Learn about this large mammal from the Auburn University forestry professor Todd Steury.

Go here to get directions and more information.


Free Home Depot Kids Workshop Saturday March 7  

Kids workshop is Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon.

Admission: Free

Girls and boys will be able to build bookends. Go here.



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.