How to kick off the 2021 football preseason in Birmingham, August 26-27

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Long live football! Photo via USA Today

The football season is just around the corner, Birmingham. Whether you’re a fan of the Tide, the Tigers, or anyone else, we’ve hosted a few launch parties to help you celebrate the football season in style!

1. Shelby’s Arc County Tailgate Party

Kick off the preseason with drinks, food and fun! Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

While it’s not time to break out the face paint and pom poms, you can still get into the football spirit at the Arc of Shelby County launch party on Thursday, August 26.

The launch party will take place at Oak Mountain Brewing Company from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. While you enjoy the game, the music and the food, be sure to try their classic and original beers!

  • Place: 110 Cahaba Valley Road, Pelham, AL 35124
  • Hours: Mon-Wed 4 pm-10pm, Thu 3 pm-11pm, Fri-Sat 12 pm-midnight, Sun 12 am-9pm

2. The WJOX launch party

Avondale Brewing Co. is the perfect place to catch a show.  Photo by Libby Foster for The Bama Buzz.
You can’t do the first one, try Jox’s 94.5 party at Avondale Brewing. Photo by Libby Foster for The Bama Buzz.

Celebrate the start of the college football season with the fun Jox 94.5 launch party at Avondale Brewing Company on Friday August 27 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Pro tip: Although the event is FREE, we recommend that you confirm your attendance in case Avondale reaches full capacity.

The WJOX launch party will feature live music from singer Graham Harper as well as activities such as:

  • A shooting competition (one AAATix ticket credit prize of $ 500)
  • Gifts (State University match ticket prices)
  • “Crack the Code” Contest (winner can win a new GMC Sierra truck)
Avondale Brewing Co
Long live football! Photo via Beth Cunningham for Bham Now

Plus, you can watch sports connoisseur Paul Finebaum on the big screen of Avondale while enjoying a beer and great food from Cantina on Wheels or Little London Kitchen.

  • Place: 201 41st Street South, Birmingham, AL 35222
  • Hours: Mon-Wed 12-22pm, Thu 12-23pm, Fri-Sat 12pm-midnight, Sun 1pm-10pm

Do you know who else is hosting pre-season football kick-off parties? Tag us @bhamnow and let us know.

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