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Birmingham's Day on the Town on August 11

This year, Birmingham's largest shopping day, Day On The Town, will take place Saturday, August 11, from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. for bargain hunters and entertainment seekers – and there will be an extra special reason to celebrate, because at long last the downtown Birmingham construction project will be unveiled and opened with a 9 a.m. ribbon cutting.

Following the extensive reconstruction project along Old Woodward and Maple over the past four months, the city of Birmingham will unveil its updated downtown on Saturday, August 11. A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at 9 a.m. at the intersection of Old Woodward and Maple to kick off the Day On The Town shopping and entertainment event. BCB Entertainers (formerly The Straw Hat Band) will perform live during the ceremony and city officials will count down to the official ribbon cutting to signify the grand reopening of the downtown area.

Then get ready to shop. Birmingham merchants will set up shop outdoors all day long to showcase their discounted merchandise around Maple and Old Woodward. From shoes and great clothes to home décor and jewelry, there's something that will delight everyone during Day On The Town.

The day is not only about bargains. Kids are welcome throughout the day, with children’s activities set up throughout town. Kids will enjoy a Kids Zone featuring The Party Carriage from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Children will enjoy face painting, nail polishing and karaoke.

Old Woodward will be closed to traffic from Willits to Brown; Maple will be closed from Bates to Peabody. Shoppers will enjoy free parking in all parking structures and at meters throughout the event.

Day On The Town is sponsored by the Birmingham Shopping District. For more information, visit

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