FREE Weekend Activities 5/13-5/14 | St. Clair & Jefferson County

Here are some FREE things going on in and around St. Clair County & Jefferson Counties for the Kids this weekend!

Babies ‘R Us:

Saturday, May 13th, 11:00am-12:00am
Baby’s First Birthday Event Is your baby turning one soon? Join us in store to celebrate this milestone with free activities, giveaways and great gift ideas for planning baby’s big day. Plus, meet local parents—and their babies, too! Our Baby’s First Birthday events are held the second Saturday of every month! Can’t make it to this one? Be sure to come to the next!

Barnes & Noble

Saturday, May 13th @ 11:00am
Storytime: How to Raise a Mom
This hilarious, heartwarming new story about raising a happy, healthy mom is filled with charming role-reversal humor, creative ideas and lots of love! Activities to follow. 

Events and times can vary by store or region so be sure to look up what’s going on at your store here.

Don’t forget about Barnes & Nobles Summer Reading Program!

Bass Pro Shops:

Mother’s Day FREE PHOTO Opportunity

Saturday  May 13   Noon to 5pm
Sunday May  14     Noon to 4pm

If you’re familiar with the Bass Pro Events, you know the drill.  You get one free 4×6 with the option to buy more prints.

Plus, Sunday, May 14th, first 100 to have their picture made get a FREE tote bag!  (One per family).

Birmingham Museum of Art:

Museum admission is always FREE.  They have a children’s play area with supplies for making crafts as well as Bart’s Art Cart under the stairs with blocks, books and more!  (All these things are available every day!)

Birmingham Zoo:

Mother’s Day Weekend at the Birmingham Zoo

On Saturday, May 13 and Sunday, May 14, families can enjoy a free child’s admission ticket to the Birmingham Zoo with the purchase of a full-price adult admission ticket (offer exclusive only on Mother’s Day Weekend).


Lowe’s has canceled their Build and Grow program.


Friday, May 12th, 6:30pm-8:30pm
MAKE Mom Handprint Art*

*up to $20 for supplies

Saturday, May 13th, 10:00am-12:00pm
**Kids Club: Mother’s Day Card

**Kid’s Club Crafts cost $2.00 per child.  Ages 3+

Saturday, May 13th, 1:00pm-3:00pm
MakeBreak: Mother’s Day Fujifilm Instax Frame – Buy the wood frame and the rest of the supplies are free.

Sloss Furnaces:

The grounds are open for self-guided tours on from 10am-4pm Tues-Sat and 12pm-4pm on Sundays.  If you’ve never been, it’s a super cool place to walk around!  And it’s FREE!

Saturday, May 13th, 10:30am-11:30am
Second Saturdays at Grandmother’s Garden at Sloss Quarters


Please join us for our third WALK & TALK of the year. Take a stroll in the garden as we introduce the medicinal and historical uses of two of our signature plants at Grandmother’s Garden: Passionflower & Mulberry.

Passionflower works as a nervine and helps promote restful sleep; hence, considered an effective treatment for insomnia. As well it is the sole food source for the Gulf fritillary or passion butterfly!

Mulberry, considered a blood tonic, helps cleanse the blood, improving its circulation and supports the kidneys and liver.  We hope our trees will be full of berries for tasting, so make sure to wear something you don’t mind getting “dyed.”

Please enter through the gate under the First Avenue North viaduct.

Toys ‘R Us:

Saturday, May 13th, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
POKEMON Trade and Collect Event

Saturday, June 3rd from 3:00pm-4:00pm
Geoffrey’s Birthday Club Event!
Birthday Club members get special surprises and coupons. Plus there will be storytimes and fun activities!
You read about why we love the Toys ‘R Us birthday club here!


Saturday, May 14th at 10:00am (Williams-Sonoma is located at the Summit)
FREE Jr. Chef Class: We Love Tacos!
  If you love tacos as much as we do, this is the class for you! There’s no end to the amazing fillings you can make—and then you can top your taco with whatever you please, be it sour cream, a yummy salsa or a squeeze of lime juice. Then dig in! Suitable for ages 8–13.

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