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Seventh Annual District 5 Fun Day Kicks Off the 75th Annual Magic City Classic Festivities

As the fall season officially makes her mark, take advantage of the beautiful cool weather and close out your weekend at the premiere celebratory event that the entire family will enjoy. Birmingham’s own Rickey Smiley will help kick off the 75th Annual Magic City Classic by hosting the Seventh Annual District 5 Fun Day presented by Birmingham City Council President Johnathan Austin happening this Sunday, October 23, 2016 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Railroad Park. This highly-anticipated event is expected to draw thousands to downtown Birmingham’s ‘living room’ for an afternoon filled with the best in entertainment! A jazz showcase featuring nationally renowned saxophonist Jessy J. and the sultry sounds of Yarbrough and Company are sure to keep the crowd on their toes, all while children get to enjoy thrilling carnival rides, coupled with dozens of interactive games and activities. The excitement doesn’t stop there, as attendees can expect to win tons of gifts and prizes, and best of all it’s FREE!

“With the unwavering support of our dedicated citizens, our District 5 Fun Day in the Park always brings out the best in celebrating what the City of Birmingham has to offer in wholesome family-oriented activities,” Council President Austin said. “By citizens becoming an integral part of this community event, each year it gets bigger and better and this year won’t be an exception, I’m looking forward to it all.”

About District 5 Fun Day

District 5 Fun Day has become one of the largest, free community and family events in the City of Birmingham. Council President Austin started hosting the annual fun day in 2010 and soon after partnered with Magic City Smooth Jazz, a staple showcase of various jazz artists who always give their audiences smooth sultry sounds. While music is a big highlight for the event, there will be lots of other activities for the community to enjoy. With the support of community partners, District 5 is able to impact the lives of so many by bringing together thousands of people from all walks of life, representing neighborhoods, nonprofit organizations, federal, state and city public servants, churches, and health and wellness experts for a day of community enrichment for the entire family. For more information please contact the District 5 Chief of Staff Courtney Hunter in the Office of Council President Johnathan Austin at 205.254.2679.

This article is a contribution from Chiara Perry ( in the Birmingham City Council Public Information Office. For more information please contact 205.254.2294.