Railroad Park returns to events with picnic celebration on October 10
Hosting its first large-scale event since January 2020, the Railroad Park Foundation will host a family-friendly community celebration on Sunday, October 10 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. that will feature food, music and makers unique to Birmingham.
“We have been fortunate to remain open to individuals and families over the past year and a half, with some changes put in place to protect public safety,” said Camille Spratling, Executive Director of the Railroad Park Foundation. “But Railroad Park thrives when our people are here, in droves. It is natural that this event is completely free. Everyone is invited to join us on the Birmingham Lawn on this day to enjoy the music, the food and the community atmosphere. This is brotherhood at its best.
EAT AND DRINK
Food Truck Row, sponsored by Regions Bank, will feature local specialties like Eugene’s Hot Chicken and Travis Chicago Style. Railroad Park’s very first pop-up beer garden will take place in Protective Life Meadow (between 15th and 16th streets) with premium Good People beers.
Participants are encouraged to bring their own picnic, keeping a few park rules in mind: Drinking and alcohol outdoors is not allowed in Railroad Park. Alcoholic drinks will be available in the park. Park rangers will perform cooler checks at the entrance and throughout the event.
With two stages set up in different areas of the park, live music and performing arts groups will keep people entertained. Regions Bank 17th Street Plaza Main Stage and Protective Life Meadow’s Showcase Stage will feature music from a variety of genres.
A section of grass games will highlight the competition among young and old. Giant Connect Four and Checkers will be set up throughout the day, with a beanbag throw. At 2 p.m., Railroad Park will honor the 99 neighborhoods and their agents. This neighborhood party is underwritten by PNC Bank.
In addition to the beer garden, Railroad Park’s protective life meadow will host local artists, manufacturers, traders and arts and cultural organizations. This showcase will showcase and honor the variety of talent at work in Birmingham.
Presented by Protective, Picnic with the Park, is hosted by Railroad Park Foundation. Additional support from Piggly Wiggly, PNC Bank, UAB, Regions Bank, Brasfield & Gorrie, EBSCO, This is Alabama, Good People Brewing, WBHM Public Radio, V94.9, Shannon Waltchack, City of Birmingham, Birmingham City Council and Mix 973.