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Whistle Stop Festival, Downtown Irondale

Just down the road from downtown Birmingham in downtown Irondale, will be the annual Whistle Stop Festival, named for  “Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café” by Fannie Flagg. The festival will have arts and crafts, memorabilia from the city’s past and  of course, fried green tomatoes along with other Southern foods, free music, rock climbing, a moon walk, face painting and a dog show among other things.

Cost: $0

Downtown Irondale, AL (Google Maps)

Random Shots: It’s almost time over at Eastwood

Sign At Eastwood Village

Photo credit: André Natta

Workers work to finish installing a sign for one of the new businesses opening up on the former site of Eastwood Mall. A quick look around the new shopping center, known as Eastwood Village, lets you know that plans are for the property to become fully operational in the near future. Stores moving into the development include rue 21, Shoe Carnival, Starbucks Coffee, Old Navy and Salsarita’s. Oh yeah, and Wal-Mart.

Related links:

Birmingham Rewound: Eastwood Mall Paying for Progress, 10.13.2006
The Birmingham News: Eastwood Village awakens, 6.29.2006

“What’s up tonight?” you ask… more than you think

Well, yes, there is the YP Expo… but there are two other events going on elsewhere in Birmingham that are worth mentioning as they give a glimpse into current activities and programs available in the metropolitan area: Continue reading