Make plans to experience downtown as The World Games comes to town!
In a few days, The World Games will be bringing a few extra thousand people to our city and the excitement in Birmingham is palpable! We are looking forward to tons of vibrancy spreading through Downtown Birmingham. Keep reading to see why you should come out and be a part of this transformative event!
Taking a look back at the history of the Concord Center
Earlier this month, the Concord Center gathered its original team of developers, contractors, and architects to open a time capsule that was buried 20 years ago when the building first opened its doors. The time capsule contained a variety of memorabilia which dated back to the early 2000s. The Concord Center, which opened in 2002 as a new office building in Downtown Birmingham, was a pivotal development in sustaining offices and employment downtown over the last two decades. Want to learn more about why exactly this building is so significant to the history of Birmingham? Keep reading to find out!
The countdown is on! Here’s what you can expect to see at The World Games 2022
The World Games 2022 is just a little over a week away! Even if you’re not planning on going to any of the events, going downtown to grab a bite to eat or check out the newly refreshed public spaces will still be tons of fun during this time! However, if you are planning on going to the events, we recommend snagging your tickets sooner than later. Keep reading for a full list of TWG 2022 sporting events!
Downtown Birmingham is full of public spaces for you to explore!
Whether you’re planning on visiting Birmingham for The World Games 2022 in just a few weeks, or you’re a local looking to explore your city and find some hidden gems, we’ve got an awesome list of public spaces for you to check out! We’ve put together a short list of some of the places we think you should check out, but we encourage you to get out and see what else you can find.
Become an ambassador of Downtown for The World Games 2022!
We are almost one month out from The World Games 2022! This vibrant event will be transformative for Downtown, and we want you to be a part of it! If you consider yourself a lover of Downtown Birmingham and are the friend that always knows where to go or what to do Downtown, this might be the perfect fit for you. We invite you to become a Downtown Ambassador Volunteer and help Birmingham put its best foot forward! This is your opportunity to be part of a once-in-a-lifetime experience! As a Downtown Ambassador Volunteer, your organization is the face and the heartbeat of The World Games 2022 serving more than 50,000 visitors from around the world. Volunteer groups will be stationed around Downtown Birmingham to provide information and a memorable, consistent experience for all City Center guests.
Taking a look back at the (20th) Street Party!
Okay – you probably know by now that we recently wrapped up construction on 20th Street (and if you didn’t, surprise – now you know!). We held a street party to wrap it all up and it was a huge success, if we do say so ourselves. There’s nothing better than seeing hundreds of people come together to celebrate the revitalization of their beloved city. How about we continue the celebrations and take a look back at the (20th) Street Party that took place last week? And be sure to stop by and check out all the fun new additions to Birmingham’s main street next time you head down there!
Downtown Birmingham has so much to offer!
We’ve talked about sports, but downtown has so much more to offer! Downtown Birmingham has so many experiences in store for you, which can also turn into life-long memories. And lucky for you, we’ve created a tool to make all that exploring so much easier!
Alabama Peanut Company: the evolution of a beloved downtown business
The Alabama Peanut Company has been around for ages and is a Downtown Birmingham staple. Not only do they serve delicious peanuts (both boiled and roasted) but the storefront serves as a reminder of people’s childhoods. Keep reading to learn more about the evolution on the country’s oldest peanut merchant!
8 downtown breweries that can help spice up your work from home day!
Who says working from home has to be boring? Not us, that’s for sure! Coffee shops are a great place to go get some work done, but there’s also a different kind of brew you can enjoy while you tend to those end-of-day work emails! Next time you need a change of scenery during your workday, check out one of these downtown breweries!
Downtown Birmingham is about to take professional sports to a whole new level!
As the home of UAB, Birmingham Southern, and Samford, Birmingham is no stranger to the world of college sports. But we’re getting ready to kick it up a notch this spring and summer! Downtown Birmingham is fixing to experience tons of activity led by professional sports. Keep reading to see what all The Magic City has to offer.