For fun things to do in Birmingham, it’s time to explore one of Birmingham’s friendliest suburbs. Gardendale is treasured for its natural beauty — think lots of green — and small town feel. It’s the perfect place to enjoy the conveniences of city life, from an appropriate distance.


chicken_salad_sandwichOur Place
1218 Main Street
Gardendale, AL 35071

Family-owned and -operated, Our Place is beloved for its homey atmosphere and friendly staff. The restaurant specializes in breakfast and lunch. Be sure to stop by and taste the chicken salad or Evelyn’s special — two of Our Place’s fan favorites. (Open Monday-Saturday, 7:00 am-2:30 pm.)


antiques_shopGardendale Flea Mall & Antique Center 
2405 Decatur Highway
Gardendale, AL 35071

A two-story collection of all types of odds and ends, the Gardendale Flea Mall & Antique Center truly lives up to its motto: “Alabama’s largest treasure chest.” You’re sure to find something you just can’t leave behind, from antique furniture to collectible matchbox cars and handmade home decor. (Open Monday-Sunday, 10am-6pm.)


relay_for_life_gardendale (1)Relay for Life of North Jefferson 
Gardendale Civic Center
857 Main Street
Gardendale, AL 35071

Join the Gardendale community in the fight against cancer at this weekend’s Relay for Life fundraising event. You’ll be able to participate in exciting activities, like a car show, and eat plenty of delicious food (bake sale and smoked meat fundraiser included), all while supporting cancer research. (Saturday, May 14, 4pm-10pm.)