Alabama NewsCenter — Can’t Miss Alabama Steps Into Autumn With Fiesta, Opera Shots and Homestead Hollow

| September 23, 2021 @ 2:00 pm

By Shirley Jackson

Fiesta in Birmingham
Journey through more than 20 represented cultures from Hispanic countries with music, dancing, performing arts, cultural education and children’s activities. This year’s theme is “!Celebrando a Pura Vida! | A Celebration of Life!” World-renowned Hispanic entertainers and artists include Los Rojos and La Sonora Dinamita. Hispanic and Latin cuisine food vendors will be on-site. The event will promote health-related resources and information at the family village, cultural village, community village and health and wellness village. Guests will have the opportunity to receive a free COVID-19 vaccine, a test and other health services at the Jefferson County Department of Health vaccination site. Fiesta is at Linn Park Saturday, Sept. 25 from noon to 8 p.m. Advance tickets are $10; children ages 12 and younger are admitted free. Patrons will be encouraged to show proof of vaccination, but not required. Anyone who shows a vaccine card will be entered into drawings throughout the day to celebrate the Fiesta pro-vaccination message for the Hispanic community. Paper masks will be provided and hand sanitizing stations will be available throughout the park. Visit for more details.

Reggae Block Party in Birmingham
Move to the beat of reggae, afrobeat, soca and dance hall music by DJ Rich Muzic at L.i.t. on 8th Bar Sunday, Sept. 26 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. There will be a limbo line contest, Caribbean food and tropical drinks. Admission is $10. For more information, call 205-427-0710. The venue is at 518 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr. Blvd.

The Great Pumpkin Patch in Hayden
It’s the perfect time of year to take a hay ride to the patch for pumpkins in the beautiful city of Hayden. The entire family will enjoy inflatables, a petting zoo, train rides, horse and pony rides and bungee jumping. Live music will be performed on the weekends with arts and crafts available, and the country store will be open for shopping. Beginning Sept. 25 and going through Nov. 15, the hours are Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Visit the website for ticket information or call 205-616-6431.

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