2023 Vestavia Hills Dogwood Festival
The Vestavia Hills Dogwood Festival is the longest running festival in the state! It is comprised of multiple events taking place city-wide, including Wing Ding, Heights Hangout, Dogwood Days, Party in the Park, Battle of the Bands and so much more … there is something for everyone! We want to see you living and loving local in Vestavia Hills! Be sure to like and follow the Dogwood Festival on social media and tag us in your photos!
11: Pinkies Up Tea Party, Vestavia Hills Methodist Church, 9-11am
This Tea Party is much more than having tea! You will find all sorts of fun activities including face painting/make-up, manicures, crafts, dancing and a sing-a-long! Tickets are $10 per child and may be purchased at https://gofan.co/app/events/837318?schoolId=AL2466. Benefitting the Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology Program at UAB.
25: Dogwood Dink Pickleball Tournament, Vestavia Hills Civic Center, 8am-4pm
The Dogwood Dink brings pickleball enthusiasts together for a day of fun and enthusiastic game play! Participants are guaranteed a minimum of 3 games. Early bird registration for Vestavia Hills residents will be available beginning January 9 until February 1; registration will then open to the public and will close Tuesday, February 14. Registration will be online at https://vhrecreation.activityreg.com/selectactivity_t2.wcs. Don’t have a partner? Don’t worry … We will match you with a suitable partner on the day of the event! For more information, contact Lucinda Harmon (email@example.com) or Mary Berryman (firstname.lastname@example.org). Sponsored by the Vestavia Hills Beautification Board.
3: SpringFest & Concert, Wald Park, 6-9:30pm
Join Vestavia Hills Parks and Recreation as we celebrate the beginning of spring with music, food trucks, face painting, bounce houses, vendors and more! Then we’ll end the night with an outdoor ALL AGES concert by Jenni’s Mixtape!
4: VHHS Superhero Fun Run, VHHS, 8am
Fun, music and games, along with some of your favorite Superheroes running, walking or even skipping alongside the kids around Buddy Anderson Field at VHHS, make this a memorable occasion for all. Meet at VHHS football stadium at 8am for an 8:30am start! Ages 1st-5th grade; $20 per participant (includes T-shirt); Register at https://gofan.co/app/events/823965?schoolId=AL2466 no later than February 21, 2023. Benefitting the Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology Program at UAB.
4: VHHS Rebel 5K Color Run, VHHS, 9:30am
The annual Rebel Run winds through the neighborhoods near VHHS with color stations along the route. Meet at the VHHS front parking lot at 9:30am for a 10am start! Ages 6th grade-adult; $20 per participant (includes T-shirt); Register at https://gofan.co/app/events/823980?schoolId=AL2466 no later than February 21, 2023. Benefitting the Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology Program at UAB.
4: Dog Days at SHAC, Sicard Hollow Athletic Complex, 10am-2pm
Don’t miss Dog Days at SHAC, especially the Flea Market! Bring your fur baby for this day of paw-someness and experience everything Liberty Park has to offer – boutique shopping, spas, multiple restaurants and more!
9: Dogwood Festival Fashion Show, Civic Center, 4-6pm
Join us for an evening of all-things-fashion, just in time for Easter, Spring Break, bridal events and baby showers! Representatives will be onsite from a variety of businesses, including catering, jewelry, tanning, salons, floral, cakes, shoes, dry cleaning, bridal registry, stationery, event rentals and more! Tickets are only $10 each and may be purchased through the Chamber of Commerce – purchase online at www.vestaviahills.org or call 205.823.5011.
11: Dogwood Days: Cahaba Heights, The Heights Village, 10am-8pm
Explore everything Cahaba Heights has to offer – boutique shopping, spas, multiple restaurants and more! Register at any participating business to win a huge basket filled with local treats.
16: Live After 5, Vestavia City Center, 5pm
Get ready to party with live music, local vendors and more at the Vestavia City Center! This is a free, family-friendly event for all ages.
18: VHHS RISE Kids Day, VHHS, 9-11am
Featuring Touch-a-Truck and Character Party, this annual event is for the young or young at heart – 80 characters including all your favorite Disney characters and many Superhero friends. This event also features a parking lot full of trucks including emergency vehicles and construction equipment. $15 per child/Adults FREE; Buy your ticket today at https://gofan.co/app/events/823952?schoolId=AL2466. Benefitting the Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology Program at UAB.
24: Historical Society Self-Guided Tour BEGINS
Enjoy a self-guided “drive-by” tour of local historical sights. Be sure to look for yard signs and historical markers at each location. Signs and markers will be in place through April 30. Pick up your FREE guidebook at Vestavia Hills City Hall or CLICK HERE for the full list of historical sites.
26: Spring Break Staycation Begins!
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- Action Martial Arts Spring Break Camp: March 27-31; For more info, click the link above to view their camp flyer or visit www.ATAaction.com.
- The Lili Pad & GiGi’s Staycation SALE! Tuesday, March 28 through Thursday, March 30: 20% off clothing
- The Lili Pad MAGIC SHOW: Thursday, March 30 at 10am
- GiGi’s Mother Daughter Tea: Sunday, April 2 from 2-5pm: 20% off dresses
- Staycation at the Library in the Forest:
- Monday, March 27 – Wind Chime Craft, 11am and 1:30pm, Children’s Program Room. Get crafty at the library and make a wind chime! Grades K-5. Registration required: 205.978.0158 or vestavialibrary.org/staycation.
- Tuesday, March 28 – Dynamic Education Adventures: Animal Show, 2pm, Community Room. Don’t miss this exciting Live Animal Show from Dynamic Education Adventures! Grades K-5.
- Wednesday, March 29 – Dynamic Education Adventures: Super Science Show, 2pm, Community Room. This cool Super Science show is sure to be a blast! Grades K-5.
- Thursday, March 30 – Night Light Jar Craft 2pm, Children’s Program Room. Join us for another fun day of crafting and make your own night light with a jar! Grades K-5. Registration required: 205.978.0158 or vestavialibrary.org/staycation.
4: Dogwood Luncheon, Vestavia Country Club, 10:30am
Don’t miss this signature spring event! The silent auction will kick off at 10:30am and the luncheon will begin at 11:30am. Heidi Elnora, an Alabama-based female entrepreneur, will serve as this year’s guest speaker. Heidi is a wedding dress designer, inspirational speaker, television personality and industry leader. A graduate of The Savannah College of Art and Design, Heidi burst onto the scene as a contestant on the second season of Project Runway and later starred in her own reality show Bride By Design on TLC. In 2006, Heidi launched her namesake designer wedding dress label, which has sold in 30+ stores nationally and internationally, including all Nordstrom wedding suites, and Bergdorf Goodman in the heart of New York City. Tickets are $35 each and must be purchased in advance. Tickets may be purchased via Venmo (@vh-dogwood or scan the QR code at right) or by check. If using Venmo, include your full name in the notes section. Also include the names of the attendees to be seated at your table, if purchasing multiple tickets. For questions or to purchase tickets by check, visit https://www.vestaviabeautiful.com/dogwood-luncheon.html.
7: Easter Eggstravaganza, Wald Park, 11am
Visit the baby animal petting zoo, take a picture with the Easter Bunny, make a craft and find a prize egg! This non-competitive, relaxed egg hunt is for children ages 6 and under.
7: Mastering Happy Hour, Vestavia City Center, 2-6:30pm
We will have a TV screen from Backyard Jumbotron playing The Masters Tournament from 2-6:30pm! FREE and family-friendly.
8: Battle of the Bands, Rocky Ridge Business District, 5-9pm
Rocky Ridge Entertainment district will host the 4th annual Battle of the Bands competition at Rocky Ridge Plaza. This live music competition features bands from area middle schools and high schools competing for a total of $2,000 in prize money. Bands are judged on criteria including musicianship, showmanship and creativity. Enjoy food and beverages from nearby restaurants and browse retails shops, all within walking distance. Bands perform 3-4 song sets and winners will be announced at the conclusion of the event. First place and second place prizes are $750 and $250, respectively.
Thank you to these Battle of the Bands sponsors:
Presenting Sponsor: Mason Music
Stage Sponsor: Anovys
BHAM Productions; Big Color; Cartridge World; Cline Tours; The Clothes Horse; ERA King, Gina Jackson; EventWorks; IZ Café; John Henley State Farm; Kinesis; Kirby Law; McDonald’s, Vestavia Hills; Method Mortgage; Moe’s Original BBQ; Norris Injury Lawyers; Old Oak Advisors; The Ridge; Roderick White Chiropractic; Sunshine Creamery; Vaughan Sparks & Family; Vestavia Dental
Thank you to our guest judges: Rusty Luquire, Travis Morgan and Connie Skellie
13: Dogwood Days: Liberty Park, 4-7pm
Explore everything Liberty Park has to offer – boutique shopping, spas, multiple restaurants and more!
15: Vestavia Hills Garden Club Yard Sale, 7am-1pm
Don’t miss out on shopping the treasures that have been donated by members of the Garden Club! Proceeds benefit the Sybil Temple Foundation and will used for continued maintenance of the Temple. Rain date: April 22, 2023
15: VHHS RISE Day, VHHS, 4-10pm
Admission is FREE to this family-friendly, community-wide festival celebrating the culmination of the VHHS RISE fundraising activities. This inspirational event features food, games, live music by student bands and a luminary ceremony honoring those who have battled against cancer.
17: Historical Society Presentation: Shades Mountain Baptist Church, Vestavia Hills City Hall, 2pm
Join the Vestavia Hills Historical Society for highlights of the history and current community outreach of the oldest established church in the city limits of Vestavia Hills, Shades Mountain Baptist Church, established in 1911. The program will include musical selections by the SMBC Jubilee Singers, a history of the church and a review of current community involvement initiatives.
18: Dogwood Prayer Breakfast, Vestavia Country Club, 7-9am
Lindy Cleveland, Executive Director of Unless U, will be this year’s guest speaker. Tickets will sell out quick … get yours today on the Chamber of Commerce website at www.vestaviahills.org or for more information, contact the Vestavia Hills Chamber of Commerce at 205.823.5011.
20: Lunch Bunch & Historical Tour, TBD
More info to come!
21: Concert Series: The Mountain Grass Unit with opening act, Will Stewart, Wald Park Grand Lawn, 7pm
Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy great music for the whole family! Will Stewart will open for The Mountain Grass Unit and concessions will be available. All ages are welcome to enjoy this FREE, family-friendly outdoor concert sponsored by the Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest!
22: Wing Ding, Vestavia Hills City Hall, 4-7pm
Join Leadership Vestavia Hills for a day of fun competition where we put our local chefs to the test. Visitors will enjoy great chicken wings, live music and a children’s area full of games and activities. For more information, visit https://leadershipvestaviahills.com/wing-ding-challenge or contact Marty Martin, Wing Ding Challenge Chair – email@example.com.
Tickets are on sale NOW with three great options:
– $10 at the gate
– $8 advance purchase – Click HERE to purchase!
– $5 at the gate with a donation to the LVH Hunger Project
Children 10 & under are FREE!
30: Historical Society Self-Guided Tour CONCLUDES
Enjoy a self-guided “drive-by” tour of local historical sights. Guide books can be picked up at Vestavia Hills City Hall. Be sure to look for yard signs and historical markers at each location. Signs and markers will be in place through April 30.
30: Heights Hangout, The Heights Village, 2-7pm
Enjoy live music, a kid’s zone, pop-up shops, sponsor booths and more. Tickets are $10 at the gate; proceeds benefit the ongoing Beautification of Cahaba Heights through the Cahaba Heights Merchants Association.