Tag Archives: May 17

“Wet and Wonderful” Wetland Tour, Ruffner Mountain

Here’s your chance to go on a special guided tour of the newly restored Ruffner Wetland. Space is limited so advance reservations are required. We will meet at the Visitor Center and carpool to the wetland where you will learn about wetland ecosystems and have an opportunity to tour the ADA-accessible trail and view the plants and wildlife. Refreshments will be provided. Call 833-8264 for more information.

Cost: $10/$8 for members
Ruffner Mountain Nature Center
1214 81st St. South (directions)

Do Dah Day, Caldwell + Rhodes Parks

Do Dah Day celebrates 29 years of fun and good causes on May 17. The annual festival, which has raised more than $500,000 since 1992 for Jefferson County animal shelters is one of the city’s most cherished springtime events. Festivities include the annual parade (it starts at 11:01 a.m.) as well as music and fun in Caldwell & Rhodes Parks in Birmingham’s Highland Park neighborhood. They can always use more volunteers for the event as well. Don’t forget about the crowning of the Do Dah Day king and queen on the 16th at Do Dah Eve!

Cost: $0

Caldwell & Rhodes Park
Map showing location of parks in relation to start of parade – Google Maps