Railroad Park • August 1st, 2015

Railroad Park
August 1st, 2015

What is the Schaeffer Eye Center CityFest?

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Schaeffer Eye Center CityFest will be held on Saturday, August 1 at Railroad Park and feature a phenomenal music lineup including the Grammy Award winning hip hop band, The Roots. Opening for The Roots will be hip hop artist, artist and poet, Common. Additionally, local favorite Taylor Hicks will return to perform that evening.

"The 2014 Schaeffer Eye Center CityFest was an incredible day in Birmingham like we have never really seen before," said Dr. Jack L. Schaeffer, CEO of Schaeffer Eye Center. "Attendance numbers were beyond our expectations and convinced us to bring back this free event another year. We really want to thank our key partners including the Mayor William Bell and the Birmingham City Council. The Schaeffer Eye Center CityFest is about showcasing the best of Birmingham and who we are as a city. From our amazing corporate sponsors to the local music, food culture, art and family – this festival is about Birmingham and for Birmingham."


For The Kids!

The festival is working with area attractions to provide activities for children of all ages. Participants will include Birmingham Zoo, McWane Center, Birmingham’s Museum of Art and more.


Food Trucks Galore!

Birmingham is nationally recognized as a city of “foodies,” and has fostered an incredible amount of talent and entrepreneurs in the food industry. Schaeffer Eye Center CityFest will highlight our food culture by inviting out the Birmingham Food Truck Coalition and other local vendors.

AlaBev Beer Garden

AlaBev, founded in 1907 in Birmingham, AL, is the largest craft beer distributor in Alabama delivering beer throughout the state. Their products include domestic beer, domestic craft & specialty beer, imported beer, organic beer, draught beer, flavored malt beverages & coolers, cider, wine, alcohol free beverages, as well as specialty foods. AlaBev's Beer Garden, a craft beer tent at Schaeffer Eye Center CityFest, will feature brews from Coors Light, Corona, Abita, Lagunitas, Oskar Blues and more. 


Railroad Park

Address: 1600 1st Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233
Hours: Open today · 7:00 am – 11:00 pm
Phone: (205) 521-9933

The festival will return to award winning Railroad Park, making use of this large green space in the heart of Birmingham’s revitalization. Tethered balloon rides will be offered for a minimal charge, allowing participants to see the park and surrounding area from a bird’s eye view. One hundred percent of proceeds for this activity will be donated to Camp Smile-A-Mile.

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Additional Sponsors

Schaeffer Eye Center events always include a charitable aspect and that will continue with this year’s CityFest, celebrating the giving nature of Birmingham. Camp Smile-A-Mile will remain the key charity and we will again honor a camper with the 2015 Marissa Feigelson Award for his or her fight against cancer.