Summer can pull family members in many different directions, so it’s nice to have a tradition, a special weekly event that everyone can enjoy together. Free Friday Flicks is this type of summertime tradition for many families in and around Birmingham. In fact, the series of weekly family-friendly movies in Veterans Park kicks off its 27th season this year – so, for many people, it’s been a summer staple for as long as they remember.
Every Friday from June 1 through July 20 (rain date July 27), attendees settle in lawn chairs and on beach towels and blankets sprawled on the span of grass in front of the giant, 40-foot outdoor screen set up in the park. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. Kids can enjoy the free kids’ zone, and there is pizza from Little Caesars.
Veterans Park is located at 4800 Valleydale Road in Hoover. Movies start at dusk.
What’s On the Big Screen?
Check out some of the movies planned for this summer’s Free Friday Flicks lineup:
- June 8: Wonder
- June 15: Beauty and the Beast (2017)
- June 22: Peter Rabbit
- June 29: Despicable Me 3
- July 6: Paddington 2
- July 13: Ferdinand
- July 20: Coco
More Free Fun
Running out of ideas for free entertainment in the Birmingham area? Here are a few other ways to make some summertime memories that don’t have to cost you a dime.
- Plan a scenic picnic. Spread a blanket and enjoy an alfresco lunch at Railroad Park, Red Mountain Park, or in the shadow of Vulcan.
- Visit Pepper Place or another farmers’ market to check out fresh local produce and the sights and sounds of summer as you mingle with fellow Birminghamians.
- Stroll among the displays of vibrant flora at Aldridge Gardens or the Birmingham Botanical Gardens.
- Explore the Civil Rights District to view the plaques and monuments detailing some key moments in Alabama history.
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