CITY OFFICES & MEETINGS UPDATES
CITY HALL - 151 MARTIN STREET
City Hall is open to the public during regular business hours, Monday through Friday from 8 a m - 5 p m
The Police Department lobby entrance on the east side of City Hall on Pierce Street continues to operate as the point of contact for all off-hour requests.
City Commission and other city boards meet in-person, and most have a virtual option available to the public. For meetings that occur after hours, visitors can access City Hall through the Police Department lobby entrance on Pierce Street. Learn how to participate in virtual meetings at www.bhamgov.org/participate. You may also watch many city meetings on your local cable access channel and by web streaming on the city's Vimeo channel
Visit www.bhamgov.org/contacts to view a list of department contact numbers for services needed.
SUBMIT CONCERNS USING GOVALERT APP
Submit non-emergency concerns directly to the City of Birmingham using the GovAlert Mobile app! Simply download the free app and follow the userfriendly prompts. Follow this link for a short video with step-by-step instructions. Don't want to use the app? That's OK! Submit your request at bhamgov org/citizenrequests
CITY MANAGER REPORT
Looking for the inside scoop at City Hall? Download the City Manager's Report prepared for the City Commission each month. Birmingham City Manager Jana Ecker provides the latest updates from city departments and a sneak peek at upcoming events, staffing changes, developments and more
MEET THE STAFFCHRISTINA WOODS, HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER
Meet Human Resources Manager, Christina Woods. Christina has worked in municipal government for the majority of her career and she is excited and honored to begin her new role in Human Resources. Follow this link to learn more.
SHARE YOUR SUSTAINABILITY
SUSTAINABILITY AND CLIMATE ACTION PLAN
The City of Birmingham has declared a climate emergency and formed an Ad Hoc Environmental Sustainability Committee to help guide Birmingham towards a sustainable and resilient future. Birmingham will be creating a Sustainability and Climate Action
Plan over the next year and we need your input! Visit Engage Birmingham at engage.bhamgov.org and share your feedback. Whether sustainability is a new concept or old, obscure or familiar....this survey is for you!
ENGAGE, ENVISION AND SHAPE THE FUTURE OF BIRMINGHAM'S PARKS AND RECREATION
Birmingham's parks and recreation system is set to enter an exciting new chapter as the city launches the Parks and Recreation Master Plan for 2024-2028. With the previous plan dating back to 2018, it's time to create a vision that will guide us into the future.
To ensure every resident has a say in shaping the future of our parks and recreation, the City of Birmingham has partnered with McKenna to develop a range of engagement opportunities. Learn about the engagement process and share your feedback online via the city’s public engagement platform, Engage Birmingham. The site features a variety of customizable interaction opportunities, including surveys, parks comment map, and more.
In addition to online engagement opportunities, residents are encouraged to attend “field days” to contribute to the overall vision of the Master Plan. A pop-up booth will be at the following parks and events throughout the summer:
Booth Park - Movies in the Park on July 14, 2023 from 5-8 p.m. Kenning Park - Saturday in the Park on August 5, 2023 from noon – 4 p.m. Farmers Market - Market Day on September 10, 2023 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Residents are also encouraged to join us on Instagram and share park feedback. Take a photo in any Birmingham Park, tag @bhamgov, and use the hashtag #MyBhamParks to share your favorite moments and help us understand your favorite parts of our parks and where improvements might be needed.
Join us on this exciting journey to engage, envision, and shape the future of Birmingham's parks and recreation Together, we will create a world-class experience that enhances the quality of life for all.
Learn more and share your feedback at engage.bhamgov.org.
Did you know?
The Public Arts Board coordinates the placement of a piano in Shain Park for all to play and enjoy. Painted each year by volunteers of all ages, the piano is a favorite among park-goers. Stop by soon and enjoy!
FIREWORKS SAFETY & LAWS
A MESSAGE FROM THE FIRE DEPARTMENT
We all know fireworks can be fun and enjoyable, but they can also be a very dangerous activity for the user as well as the surrounding community.
Please consider watching professional displays on television, or locally, instead of do-ityourself displays. Unmanned free-floating devices (sky lanterns) are prohibited at all times. Explosive noisemaker fireworks can cause great injury and are also very disruptive because they produce loud noises, flame, and smoke. These noises interrupt peace and quiet in the community and can cause harm to neighbors with PTSD and pets.
It is unlawful for a person to ignite, discharge, or use consumer fireworks on public property, school property, church property, or the property of another person without that organization’s or person’s expressed permission to use those fireworks on those premises. In doing so, violators shall pay a civil fine of not more than $1,000 00
Damages (i.e. burns, soot stains, fire, litter, debris etc.) from fireworks to the property of the city or another person will be investigated and a fine of $500 may be issued.
Although the city can and does ban fireworks being set off most days of the year, by State law they must be allowed on certain dates and times as stated below.
It shall be unlawful for any person to ignite, discharge or use consumer fireworks, as such term is defined in the Ordinance except for the use of consumer fireworks from:
11:00 a.m. on December 31 - 1:00 a.m. on January 1 11:00 a m - 11:45 p m on Saturday and Sunday immediately preceding Memorial Day 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 p.m. on June 29 and 30 and July 1, 2, 3, and 4 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 p.m. on July 5, if that date is a Friday or Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 p.m. on the Saturday and Sunday immediately preceding Labor Day
Please visit the City of Birmingham Fireworks Ordinance webpage for more information
JOIN US FOR THE INAUGURAL POLICE DEPARTMENT
OPEN HOUSE & BIKE RODEO
SATURDAY, JULY 29, 10 A.M. - 1 P.M.
The Birmingham Police Department is proud to announce our first Open House! The event will take place on Saturday, July 29, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot behind Birmingham City Hall, located at 151 Martin Street, during the Day On The Town event.
Birmingham Police Officers will join Chief Grewe in welcoming community members to meet with us and enjoy a few hours of fun. Officers will demonstrate resources our department provides, as well as host other agencies that are available to assist in various situations.
Attendees will enjoy an evidence technician demonstration, vehicle display, impaired driving simulator, and they will learn about the Adopt a Senior program, Oakland Community Health Network, Comfort Canine/Therapy Dogs, Michigan State Police Bomb Squad and Oakland County Sheriff Office Drone Team. The Birmingham Fire Department will demonstrate a simulated vehicle extrication. Birmingham staff members will also be available to assist with prescription drug drop off and to hand out free gun safety locks. Young members of our community may participate in a Bike Rodeo to learn about bicycle safety. And, don't miss out on an opportunity to dunk one of Birmingham's finest in the dunk tank! Donations will be suggested for your chance to dunk an officer with proceeds benefiting the Special Olympics.
Stop by and experience some of the ways Birmingham officers work to keep our community safe. For more information, contact Community Resource Officer Gina Moody at email@example.com.
BIRMINGHAM GREENBY NICHOLAS J. DUPUIS, PLANNING DIRECTOR
As we continue our sustainability journey in Birmingham, and as we continue to ask you to do more and more to help offset your individual environmental impacts, it is important to pause for a moment and make sure you know about the concept of greenwashing. Simply put, you need to make sure that the attempts you are making to be green…are actually green.
Greenwashing is the act of making false or misleading statements about the environmental benefits of a product or practice. As environmentalism goes more and more mainstream, a lucrative market has formed for sustainable products, which can be warped by marketing and clever design. There are several common strategies for greenwashing such as deceiving nature-based imagery, environmental buzzwords, misleading labels, and over emphasis on sustainability initiatives to mask other harmful activities
The role of this article is intended to raise awareness so that you may be more engaged in your purchasing decisions. On your next trip to the store, take some extra time to find and scrutinize a “green” product – you may be surprised about what you find!
NEW DISTRACTED DRIVING LAW
Did you know Michigan’s new distracted driving law makes it illegal to hold and use a mobile electronic device while operating a motor vehicle? Drivers caught violating the “hands-free” law can face fines and/or be required to perform community service
Driver inattention is the leading factor in most crashes and near-crashes, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Virginia Tech Transportation Since driving is a visual task, non-driving activities that draw the driver's eyes away from the roadway should always be avoided. Visit the State of Michigan's website for more information regarding the distracted driving law.
PARKS & RECREATION UPDATES
PARKS & RECREATION BOARD MEETING
Learn and ask questions about Parks and Recreation Bond projects at the Parks and Recreation Board meeting on Tuesday, July 11 at 6:30 p m The meeting will be held at the Department of Public Services, located at 851 South Eton. Discussion topics include:
Dog Park Update
Lincoln Hills Update
Parks and Recreation Master Plan Update
Attend in person at the Department of Public Services, located at 851 South Eton Street (park inside the gate and use the side entrance), or participate via Zoom at www.bhamgov.org/participate. Find more information about Parks & Recreation bond projects at www.bhamgov.org/parksbond.
ENJOY A GAME OF PICKLEBALL AND MORE AT CRESTVIEW PARK!
Enjoy a game of pickleball and more at Birmingham's Crestview Park! This neighborhood park is located near the southern border of Birmingham, north of Southlawn between Southfield and Shipman Roads. Crestview Park contains open space for soccer, six brand new pickleball courts and playground equipment including swings, climbers and a structure. There are also benches, waste receptacles, and a drinking fountain within the park.
Watch this video to see more! For more information on Crestview and all Birmingham parks, visit bhamgov.org/parks.
Pickleball courts are open daily from 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Please note: Open play (first-come, first-served) is from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Birmingham residents may make reservations from 12 - 8 p.m. at play.bhamgov.org. Find more pickleball information at bhamgov.org/parks.
DO YOU LIVE IN A WATERSHED?
HINT: YOU DO!
What Is a Watershed & What Does It Have to Do with Me?
Have you ever been asked if you live in a watershed?
Only to realize you aren’t sure, because you don’t really know what a watershed is. This is not uncommon. The term watershed is not historically well-known; however, it is starting to make its way into our conversations. Why? Let’s start with defining what a watershed is.
A watershed, also referred to as a drainage basin, is the land area that delivers rain and snow/ice melt to a stream or lake. Watersheds are divided by a ridge of
high land which serves to separate two (or more) areas drained by different river systems. So, do you live in a watershed? Absolutely! Everyone who lives in Michigan lives in a watershed.
So why is this important to know? No matter where you are at any given time, you are in a watershed, and your actions directly impact the health of that watershed. Additionally, the health of that watershed impacts you, everyone around you, and even the communities downstream.
When rain and snow/ice melt travel across the land (watershed) and through storm drains, it is called stormwater or runoff. As this runoff travels it picks up trash, contaminants, sediments and dissolved substances along the way until it discharges into the nearest water body. Small streams join to form rivers and flow across sloping land, eventually flowing into a lake. These bodies of water impacted by runoff provide recreational opportunities, habitat for wildlife, and even drinking water for communities. By keeping our cars from leaking, litter off the streets, and properly disposing of
2022 ANNUAL REPORT ON WATER QUALITY
The 2022 Consumers Annual Report on Water Quality shows the sources of our water, testing results, and contains important information about water and health. The report shows how we have surpassed water quality standards as mandated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE). Follow this link to download the report.
NEWS FROM THE CLERK'S OFFICE
GENERAL ELECTION ON NOVEMBER 7, 2023
Birmingham will hold a general election on Tuesday, November 7, 2023. At this time, the ballot will include four Birmingham Commissioner seats and three Birmingham Library Board positions, all for four-year terms. The filing deadline for petitions and candidates is 4 p.m. on July 25, 2023.
SENIOR MILLAGE PROPOSAL
A .33 senior millage proposition will be on the November 7, 2023 ballot. Visit www.bhamgov.org/seniormillage for more information regarding the senior millage proposal.
CITY COMMISSION AND LIBRARY BOARD CANDIDATE AND PETITION INFORMATION
City Commission and Library Board candidates must be registered voters and residents for at least one year before the November 7, 2023 election. Petition packets containing all the information needed to run for these positions are available at the City Clerk’s Office during regular business hours. Candidates must complete the petition packet’s required paperwork and collect more than 25 but not more than 50 signatures from Birmingham registered voters. Signers must print their names with their current address and date. A signer may only sign one petition for each available seat; in this election that means a single voter can sign no more than four City Commission petitions and three Library Board petitions. The Clerk’s Office must receive all candidates’ paperwork no later than July 25, 2023 at 4 p.m., after which the Clerk’s Office will review to ensure all petition requirements are met. The clerk cannot extend the filing deadline for any reason. For more information regarding petition and candidate filing please visit www.bhamgov.org/elections.
ABSENTEE VOTER INFORMATION
Voters who wish to vote absentee will need to fill out an Absentee Ballot Application. This application will be mailed out to anyone on the Permanent Absentee Application List in late August for the November 7, 2023 election. An application will need to be completed and returned to the Birmingham Clerk’s office in order to receive the absentee ballot. If you are not on the Permanent list, you can request an Absentee Ballot application by going to www.michigan.gov/vote after August 24, 2023.
Absentee ballots will be mailed not earlier than September 28, 2023 to voters who submitted an application. Absentee ballots can be returned in person to the Clerk’s Office, in the dropbox located behind City Hall, or mailed to City Clerk, P.O. Box 3001, Birmingham, MI 48012.
NEW MILITARY AND OVERSEAS VOTER CHANGES
The governor signed legislation on May 3, 2023 to allow additional time to receive absentee voter ballots from military and overseas voters. This change comes after Michiganders approved Ballot Proposal 22-2 to amend the state’s Constitution last year. The new law states that absentee ballots from military and overseas voters will be counted if the ballot return envelope was postmarked on or before Election Day and received within six days following the election. Voters who are in the military or will be overseas during the November 7, 2023 election must apply for a MOVE ballot at https://www.fvap.gov/michigan
JOIN A CITY BOARD OR COMMITTEE
The City of Birmingham is looking for dedicated individuals who want to give back to their community by serving on one of our many boards or commissions. Birmingham’s boards and commissions make recommendations that shape the city’s future. Serving on a board or commission is a great way to get involved in your community, meet new people and make a positive impact. Don't miss out on the chance to make a difference. Visit www.bhamgov.org/boardopportunities to view all the available openings and apply.
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NEWS FROM THE FINANCE DEPARTMENT
Summer property tax bills should arrive in the first part of July These taxes are due without penalty on August 31. Payments must be received by the city by August 31 in order to avoid penalty, so please plan ahead. The city does not accept postmark dates or other proofs of payments such as online banking transaction dates. When using online banking, please make sure you are using the correct address on the top of the bill. Also, make sure that the transaction will actually be a next-day ACH transaction Some banks will send a check rather than an electronic transaction, which will delay posting of your payment. If you are unsure, please contact your bank You will find a lot of valuable information on your property tax bill Please take time to read the front and back of your bill. Many of the questions you may have can be answered by reading this content.
The city provides many options for paying your tax bill. These options, along with instructions, are listed on the back of your tax bill You may pay by mail, online, at the Treasurer's Office, or use one of the two drop boxes located at City Hall. A payment drop box is located on the south side of City Hall near the back entrance There is also a drive-up drop box located at the Henrietta entrance to the back lot behind City Hall.
Did you know seniors enjoy a variety of services all throughout the Birmingham community? From special events and activities to exclusive discounts and assistance, seniors have many special opportunities in Birmingham. Learn more at www.bhamgov.org/seniorservices.
CITY ORDINANCE UPDATES
KEEP GRASS AND WEEDS BELOW EIGHT INCHES
The city's ordinance requires grass and weeds to be kept below eight inches high to ensure our city continues to look well-maintained. Poison ivy, ragweed or any other poisonous, noxious or unhealthy growths are prohibited. Those in violation of this ordinance will have their lawn mowed and will be required to pay for the service. Access the entire Grass and Noxious Weed ordinance (Sec 118-66) on the City's website.
For more information, call the Department of Public Services at (248) 530-1700.
PET ORDINANCE REMINDERS AND LICENSE INFORMATION
All dogs must be on a chain or leash and under reasonable control of some person at all times. Owners cannot allow animals to deposit fecal matter in any place other than the premises where the animal is harbored or kept, unless it is immediately collected and removed.
No person shall harbor or keep any dog which, by loud or frequent or habitual barking, yelping or howling, causes a serious annoyance to the neighborhood, or to people passing on the street. Please remember dog waste should be collected with a bag and disposed of in your garbage container, not your yard waste bin.
If your dog or cat is four months or older, they need to be licensed in the City of Birmingham It's a simple process that ensures the well-being of your pets and the community.
You can get a license at the City Clerk's Office during regular business hours, online at bhamgov.org/petregistration, or send in your application by mail. If sending by mail, don't forget to include the pet license registration form, immunization record and payment.
The license fees are the same for new registrations and renewals: $15 00 for a 1-year tag, $20.00 for a 2-year tag, and $25.00 for a 3-year tag. When it's time for renewal, make sure your pet gets that rabies shot again and renew through the City Clerk’s office
NEWS FROM THE ICE SPORTS ARENA
OPEN SKATE AVAILABLE ALL SUMMER
LEARN TO SKATE PROGRAMS
v.org/icearena up! All classes gister starting mber 11.
HOCKEY GAME TO BENEFIT
THE PAUL C. APAP ALS FOUNDATION
Join us for a hockey game to benefit the Paul C Apap ALS Foundation on Saturday, July 22 at 6 p.m. at the Birmingham Ice Sports Arena Admission is $10 and all are welcome to attend!
The Ice Sports Arena is located at 2300 East Lincoln For questions about programs, contact Connie Folk at (248) 530-1642 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
BIRMINGHAM BLOOMFIELD CULTURAL ARTS AWARDS
Nominations are now open for the 2023 Birmingham Bloomfield Cultural Arts Awards! In its 28th year, the award recognizes an individual who has strongly impacted the arts in the Birmingham/Bloomfield area (Beverly Hills, Birmingham, Bingham Farms, Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township, and Franklin), or someone who has had an impact beyond our community at a state or national level
The Cultural Arts Awards are proudly sponsored by the Cultural Council of Birmingham/Bloomfield in conjunction with its co-sponsors, the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, The Community House, and Birmingham’s Downtown Newsmagazine.
Visit https://culturalcouncilbirminghambloomfield.org for details. Nominations are due by Monday, July 24, 2023. A jury of arts enthusiasts from the community will select the 2023 honoree(s) in August. The public is invited to an awards ceremony at the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, Friday, Oct. 13 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
NEWS FROM THE MUSEUM
HISTORIC ELIJAH FISH GRAVE MARKER AT GREENWOOD CEMETERY REPAIRED AND RESTORED
Elijah Fish’s gravesite was recently listed on the National Park Service’s Underground Railroad Network to Freedom for the role Deacon Fish played in the early anti-slavery movement in Birmingham. He organized area abolitionists and bought national lecturers here in the 1840s and 1850s, paving the way for freedom seekers fleeing enslavement. He died in 1861, however, before the Civil War brought a final end to the institution of slavery, and was buried in Greenwood Cemetery.
Over time, the grave marker bearing his name fell into disrepair. Attempts were made to stabilize it, but actually contributed to its ongoing deterioration. In recent years, the marker had fallen flat, accelerating its deterioration The Friends of the Birmingham Museum and the Fish family descendants worked with the Birmingham
Museum to engage Carter’s Cemetery Preservation Service to repair and restore the marker for the historically significant burial site. A section had to be removed to stabilize it, but the original base was found and it was set back in its proper place. Visitors will now be able to view the Elijah Fish marker for many years to come.
The Birmingham Museum is open Tuesday – Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. Admission is $7; children 5 and under and Friends members are free Questions? Contact the museum at 248-530-1928 or email@example.com, or check us out on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.
JULY NEWS FROM THE BALDWIN PUBLIC LIBRARY
Beat the heat with some cool library programs! Join us this month for our first ever Story Time Battle for all ages. Parents can take part in strategy sessions, while teens will get an intro to Dungeons and Dragons. Learn more about finding your female ancestors in historical records as we continue our Genealogy Series, and get the history on the Straits of Mackinac And kids can sign up for the Owl Diaries Hootenanny, or create some Cards for Hospitalized Kids Find all of these amazing events, and more at baldwinlib org/calendar
SUMMER READING 2023
Participants of all ages can register for the summer reading challenge until August 4, counting any progress made since June 9! Full details are at baldwinlib.org/summer-reading.
PHASE 3 RENOVATION KICKS OFF JULY 5!
Follow our progress on the renovation and expansion of the Front Entrance and Circulation area of the library at baldwinlib.org/renovation, or any library social media accounts.
visit www.baldwinlib.org or call (248) 647-1700. The library will be closed on Tuesday, July 4
Thursday July 6th, 6:00 pm.
George Selim, B.A., M.A. - Senior Vice President for National Affairs, Anti-Defamation League
The Anti-Defamation League fights all forms of anti-Semitism and bias, using innovation and partnerships to drive impact. A global leader in combating anti-Semitism, countering extremism and battling bigotry wherever and whenever it happens, ADL works to protect democracy and ensure a just and inclusive society for all The ADL focuses on fighting anti-Semitism, combatting extremism, disrupting online hate and harassment, protecting civil rights, challenging bias and securing democracy. Mr. Selim has served in the administrations of Presidents Bush, Obama and Trump and was selected to lead the Countering Violent Extremism Task Force.
MONARCHS: A Dwindling Species
Tuesday, August 1 at 12:30 pm
Debbie Jackson, Monarch Watch Conservation Specialist
Have you noticed how hard it is to find a monarch nowadays? Recall seeing them in your youth around the parks, in the gardens or just swooping in the wind currents? Their population is about 10% of what it used to be and like the canary in the coal mine, it's an indication of the perils our ecosystem is facing Come learn how you can help this lovely creature without investing a lot of money or time. Join us as Debbie Jackson shares her 50 years of knowledge about this beautiful species and hear how you can get involved to help boost their population.
HOT WHEELS ON MIDVALE!
Tuesday, August 15 from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm
Join us as we transform our Next parking lot into a showcase for classic cars, muscle cars and other unique vehicles. Mingle with the owners and hear stories about their “babies”. Enjoy a Coney dog and a bag of chips while you “cruise” the parking lot If you have a vehicle you or someone you know would like to display, contact Pam Hall at 248-203-5280 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW: LOW IMPACT AEROBICS
Instructor: Teri Keller
Free Demo Monday, July 24 Class begins Wednesday, July 26
Ongoing Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00 to 10:00 am
Start your day in a low-impact way! We’ll get things warmed up with some small movements and stretching, then transition into some basic moves to get our heart rates up. We’ll add in some strength, balance, seated and standing core work then end the session with a cool down and more stretching This class is for anyone who is looking for a great workout without impacting their joints Teri is a NETA Certified Personal Trainer, Yoga and Group Exercise Instructor, specializing in functional fitness and longevity training.
EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
HIT THE LINKS AT BIRMINGHAM'S GOLF COURSES
Enjoy a round of golf at Birmingham’s top-rated Lincoln Hills and Springdale Golf Courses! Both nine-hole courses offer outstanding golf opportunities that are affordable, close to home and open to everyone! Adaptive golf carts are also available at both locations.
Reservations may be made online or by calling Lincoln Hills at (248) 530-1670 or Springdale at (248) 530-1660. For locations, hours and events, visit www.bhamgov.org/golf.
PARENT/CHILD 3-CLUB SCRAMBLE EVENT
Register for the Parent/Child 3-Club Scramble event happening on Sunday, July 9 at Lincoln Hills Golf Course! Check-in registration is at 4 p m , followed by a shotgun start at 5 p m The entry fee is $30 per person and includes an awards dinner following golf. Call Lincoln Hills at (248) 530-1670 or visit www bhamgov org/golf for more information and to register
2ND ANNUAL LUAU EVENT
Register for the 2nd Annual Luau event on Saturday, July 22 at Lincoln Hills Golf Course. Check-in registration is at 5 p m with a shotgun start at 6 p m The entry fee is $45 per person and includes a pig roast dinner following golf, and a drive, chip and putt contest with glow balls. Call Lincoln Hills at (248) 530-1670 or visit www.bhamgov.org/golf for more information and to register.
BIRMINGHAM FARMERS MARKET
The Birmingham Farmers Market is open every Sunday, MayOctober, from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Enjoy live music, kids' activities, food trucks and more as you shop local produce, plants, artisan goods and other fresh fare! We have over 40 vendors each week, special events and so much more!
Save the Date: Corn Festival - August 6, 2023
Visit ALLINbirmingham.com/farmersmarket for more information. We look forward to seeing everyone at the market!
OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHTS!
It's show time! Join us at Booth Park downtown on select Friday nights for a free, familyfriendly movie under the stars. Pre-show entertainment begins at 6:30 p.m.; movie at 7:30 p.m.
DATES AND FEATURE PRESENTATIONS:
July 14: The Grinch (Christmas in July)
August 11: Despicable Me
September 8: Toy Story
Thank you to all who voted for our August and September Movie Night events. In the event of inclement weather, Movie Nights will be held the following evening (Saturday).
For more information on the Birmingham Shopping District, visit ALLINBirmingham com Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for the latest news and events downtown!
EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
DAY ON THE TOWN: SATURDAY, JULY 29
Visit downtown Birmingham on Saturday, July 29 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. for the biggest retail event of the year! Browse unique and discounted high-end merchandise in stores and on the streets and sidewalks throughout downtown Birmingham. There's something for everyone at this lively event For more information, watch the video and visit ALLINBirmingham.com/DayOnTheTown.
PARKING IS FREE IN STRUCTURES DURING THE EVENT!
SAVE THE DATE: BIRMINGHAM CRUISE EVENT
The Woodward Dream Cruise will roll into town on Saturday, August 19 bringing thousands of classic cars and people from all over the world. Adding to the festivities, the Birmingham Cruise Event will feature classic cars of all makes and models, sponsor exhibits, food and more.
INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING?
Complete the volunteer application here. We look forward to hearing from you!
INFORMATION FOR CAR CLUBS
Car Clubs must complete this application no later than July 14 to be eligible for the lottery. The lottery drawing will be conducted mid-July.
For more information on the Birmingham Shopping District, visit ALLINBirmingham.com. Follow
on Facebook and Instagram for the latest news and events downtown!
EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
Join us for the In the Park Summer Concert Series in Shain Park! During this free, fun and substance-free concert series, attendees enjoy the vibrant outdoor atmosphere and beautiful park setting while listening to performances from local bands playing a wide variety of music genres. Mark your calendar for these July concerts:
Wednesday, July 5
Taylor Tucky (Modern & Classic Country) at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, July 12
Magic Bus (Late 1960s Tribute) at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, July 19
The Bluecat Band (Blues & Classic Rock) at noon SURF ZUP (Surf Instrumental Band) at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, July 26
ThunderBeard (ZZ Top Tribute Band) at 7 p.m.
View the complete concert lineup at www.bhamgov.org/summerconcerts.
640 NORTH OLD WOODWARD
Steps Michigan is a new clothing, shoes and accessories retailer, located at 640 North Old Woodward Avenue in downtown Birmingham. Check it out in person or find them on Instagram @stepsmichigan.
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