The Rainbow Viaduct, one of Birmingham’s oldest bridges, has been transporting people between the south and north sides of downtown for more than 130 years! Now as we look toward its future, you’ll see a pilot project on the bridge to make it more pedestrian and cyclist friendly while we determine the best next steps.
Have you ever wondered how those delicious baking magazines look so good on paper but don’t turn out like the pictures? The geniuses behind the apron aren’t the only ones making those creations come to life. Photographers, producers, and editors are also behind the scenes making the food look as good as it tastes. Downtown Birmingham is lucky to have its own creative publication firm, Hoffman Media, right on 2nd Avenue. With several state-of-the-art broadcasting kitchens and photography equipment, the firm can easily transform a recipe into a dreamy reality.
Legion FC has quickly become a force to be reckoned with in the soccer world. The team’s success and growing fan base has won over the hearts of Birminghamians with a record attendance of 18,418 fans at Protective in previous games. The club aims to bring high-quality professional soccer to Birmingham and provide a platform for talented players from around the world to showcase their skills. Over the years, the team has built a strong foundation and developed a roster of talented athletes who have helped put Birmingham on the soccer map, including Gabriel Alves.
Brian Allen, a talented cornerback, has made the remarkable transition from a small town in Texas to the vibrant city of Birmingham. Choosing Birmingham for his football career for two consecutive seasons, Brian’s unwavering dedication and exceptional skills have made him a standout figure in the world of football. To dive deeper into Brian’s journey and discover his genuine appreciation for the city, watch this video with the link below!
Parking lots are dead spaces. Nothing we can construct sucks the life and vibrancy out of a place more than a parking lot. Yet we cannot seem to live without parking. Views on parking dominate almost every issue related to downtown growth. From not enough parking to being too expensive, learn from David Fleming why parking is essential to Birmingham’s growth.
Birmingham is home to many unique and fun coffee destinations. With over 15 coffee shops in the Birmingham Metro area, we created a coffee trail to help you navigate the best spots in town for a delicious cup of joe. This extensive trail extends across Birmingham and can take several trips to complete it. Make sure to tag us in your photos with #bhmhasmore and #bhmhasmorecoffee!
Did you know Birmingham is home to 5 pro sports teams? Within the past 10 years, the Magic City has welcomed a pro basketball, soccer, baseball, football, and even a hockey team! With Legion Soccer Club, USFL Stallions, and Minor League Barons seasons about to begin, here’s what you need to know for the best season of pro-sports yet!
It’s no secret Birmingham has the best brewery scene in the South! We cultivated a unique and well-CRAFTED beer trail highlighting all of Birmingham’s local microbreweries. This list offers events, beer flavors, and historical facts. Pack your growler and maybe some water because this trail will certainly make you feel HOPPY!
The holiday season is in full swing, and we have the perfect place to not only buy unique gifts but also support the community. We are highlighting four local small businesses that can help you check off some holiday shopping!
Downtown Birmingham has partnered with seven local artists to begin the first Birmingham Holiday Magic Window Art Trail! The artist had full access to the unoccupied window spaces to create a holiday-related art scene. Artists were encouraged to use multimedia art types in their windows, and began to go up the last week of November. You can check out all the artist and their work now until the end of the year!