Things To Do In Irondale

Run or Dye 5K Race Entry

Run or Dye

Barber Motorsports Park

$47 $23.50

This lively 5K race douses its participants in colourful dyes as they cross the finish line

Up to 67% Off Group or One-on-One Fitness Training

Balance Personal Training Studio

Mountain Brook

$100 $40

60-minute group or individual training sessions aim to target every muscle group with diverse, intense exercises

Up to 70% Off Boot-Camp Classes at Fit 4 Life

Fit 4 Life

Cahaba Heights

$75 $25

Boot camps include strength training and cardio drills and are led by a trainer with more than 30 years of fitness experience

45% Off Moonwalk Rental

Fun Time Llc

Birmingham

$250 $138

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 56% Off Game Play or Pizza Party

Playover Games

Birmingham

$17.99 $8

Groups of up to 30 kids munch on cheesy pizza while playing top games such as Injustice, Call of Duty, and Mario Kart 64

Ruffner Mountain Nature Center – 51% Off Summer Day Camp

Ruffner Mountain Nature Center

South Eastlake

$92.50 $45

Kids can learn about animals during physically active games, solve nature-based mysteries, or go on a wild insect safari

Repticon – Up to 50% Off

Repticon

Zamora Shrine Temple

$30 $15

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Reptile, amphibian, and arachnid breeders and experts showcase creatures' behavior and biology through exhibits and demonstrations

47% Off a Basketball Camp

The National Basketball Academy

Bartow Arena - University of Alabama - Birmingham

$275 $145

Kids receive motivational and expert basketball instruction from camp instructors and take a picture with NBA star Eric Bledsoe

Up to Half Off Tragic City Rollers Roller-Derby Bout for Two

Tragic City Rollers

Zamora Shrine Temple

$30 $15

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In the second home bout of the season, the Tragic City Rollers square off against rivals from Lake Charles, Louisiana

Jesus Christ Superstar Arena Spectacular – Up to 42% Off

"Jesus Christ Superstar Arena Spectacular"

BJCC Arena

$62.15 $36

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Members of Incubus, *NSync, Destiny’s Child, and Sex Pistols tear into Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s groundbreaking rock musical

"Sesame Street Live" – Up to 49% Off

Sesame Street Live!: "Can't Stop Singing"

BJCC Concert Hall

$29.65 $18

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Elmo finds Abby's magic wand and transforms Sesame Street into a nonstop musical montage

Up to 50%Off Bowling for Two or Four

Spare Time

Birmingham

$24 $12

LCD screens keep score as bowlers lace up shoes and send balls hurtling down polished lanes

$9.50 to See Get The Led Out: "The American Led Zeppelin"

Get The Led Out "The American Led Zeppelin"

Iron City

$19 $9.50

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Tribute band mirrors its inspiration's looks, spirit, and impeccable musicianship throughout a long list of hits

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The Edge’s movie masters light up wall-to-wall screens with anticipated blockbusters and obscure indie flicks as guests kick back in high-backed, adjustable chairs. 18-inch risers position each row at just the right height for an unobstructed stadium-style view, and Dolby Digital surround sound systems tickle eardrums with multidimensional soundscapes. While cinephiles tuck in to tasty tidbits and delicious plotlines, moveable cup-holder armrests make it easy to stow beverages, snuggle with loved ones, or catapult beverages onto not-so-loved ones. The concessions stand sells beer and wine throughout screenings.

7001 Crestwood Blvd
Irondale,
AL
US

The consortium of professional instructors at Fred Astaire Dance Studios, which was cofounded by the legendary toe tapper himself, shepherds students of all ages and skill levels through lessons that span the style spectrum. Low-pressure private sessions allow enthusiastic teachers to fine-tune individual students' techniques and form, using their expert eyes and mechanical dancing shoes preprogrammed to do the Charleston. Patrons can learn how to cavort through classic waltz and foxtrot romps or swivel through the modern steps of salsa, swing, or samba. For dancers hoping to hoof it up in a social setting, the group practice parties provide a one-night extravaganza of instruction, demonstrations, and amateur firewalking.

600 Olde English Ln
Mountain Brk,
AL
US

The 2.38-mile winding track at Barber Motorsports Park plays home to the three exhilarating races set to zoom amid early spring greenery on this fully charged Sunday. Claim a perch on the hillside-grass seating or pump frenetic fists in the grandstand-seating area for the Star Mazda series as it whisks its four-wheeled velocity carts past your rapt self, then take in the revved up Firestone Indy Lights Race where vrooming vehicle masters take the helm of launched earthships. The IZOD IndyCar Series Race boasts gargantuan names in the whipfast world, including Danica Patrick, Helio Castroneves, Dario Franchitti, Will Power, and Peregrine "I Don't Need This Helmet But It's Regulation" Falcon. Acceleration aficionados can rest their own speed-hungry motors in the free parking lot at Birmingham Race Course on John Rogers Drive, with convenient track shuttles available. Otherwise, fleetness fans can opt to pay an additional, purchased-in-advance charge for on-site parking at the Barber Motorsports Park.

100 Grandview Pl
Birmingham,
AL
US

The Experience

The Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum showcases vintage bikes from 20 countries, which fill the massive showroom at the Barber Motorsports Park, with technicians constantly working to keep each of the museum's 1,300 bikes authentically maintained and road-ready. Additionally, technicians ensure the overall gallery represents the evolution of the motorcycle through the 20th and 21st centuries.

The Highlights

  • Collection contains 1,300 motorcycles, built between 1902 and the present
  • Roughly half of the collection is kept on display
  • More than 50 Lotus racecars
  • Adjacent racetrack, Barber Motorsports Park, hosts test-drives and ride-alongs

    Who They Are

    George Barber first explored his love of racing in the 1960s, behind the wheel of a Porsche. By 1988, he had begun collecting and restoring classic and vintage sports cars, and his acquisitions soon spilled into motorcycles. His fleet eventually became the Barber Collection and the defacto garage for his own vintage-motorcycle racing team. Today, Barber's Collection has become a full non-profit motorsports museum that has shared its pieces at exhibitions at the Guggenheim in Spain, the Field Museum in Chicago, and the Goodwood Festival of Speed in England.

6030 Barber Motorsports Parkway
Birmingham,
AL
US

The Range
  • Indoor shooting range
  • High-speed, 6-foot fan draws in fumes, smoke, and powder
  • Accommodates pistols and rifles of select calibers, including .22 Magnum and .40 S&W

    The Rentals
    • Pistols and rifles of various calibers

      At a Glance

      Every Monday night, the Alabama Training Institute & Pistol Range hosts a simulated tactical pistol match, inviting both beginner and experienced shooters to bring their pistols and revolvers to the indoor range. A sense of camaraderie permeates the evening, which is overseen by the staff safety experts. During this time, everyone works together to sharpen shooting techniques and safety skills, improving their scores from match to match. In addition to these events, the instructors teach NRA classes focused on pistols and personal safety.

906 40th St N
Birmingham,
AL
US

Though nestled alongside a colorful EuroBungie ropes course and a zip-line at the Station at Grants Mill Shopping Center, the Pirate's Voyage miniature golf course challenges visitors with a more strategy-based kind of fun. Each rambling green twists and curves, making them perfect for inventive, well-angled shots and shaking off any squirrels that won't stop following you. A model of a wooden pirate ship resting in the middle of the course, and a perpetually melting volcano, provide other obstacles during play. The entire course rests on the painted image of a giant map, and dotted lines lead players from one hole to the next.

5405 Beacon Drive
Birmingham,
AL
US