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One of Birmingham’s oldest events, Do Dah Day, will be held at Cahaba Brewing Company on Saturday. Since its inception in 1979, Do Dah Day has raised over $1.5 million for local animal charities.

Do Dah Day is a pet-friendly, kid-friendly event with live entertainment, drinks and food. Proceeds go to support the event’s charitable causes.

Early Do Dah Days were held at the Birmingham Zoo, Avondale Library and the Alabama Theater. 

This year, Cahaba Brewing Company has donated space for the event and will be donating proceeds from drink sales.

Entertainment

This year, there will be no parade prior to Do Dah Day, but it hopes to offer a parade again in the future.

Live music will begin at noon with the Rescue Dogs Band, who will play until 1:30 p.m. DJRJ will play from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., and Murph Band will play from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The event will have a kid’s area hosted by ProgressBank, which will have face painting, hair weaving, craft making, bungee jumping and more. 

Cahaba Brewing Company

Do Dah Day asks that attendees not bring alcohol into the brewery vicinity. Alcohol will be available for purchase through the brewery, with all profits benefiting animal charities. Those purchasing alcohol will be required to show a valid ID.

Cahaba Brewing Company was founded in 2011 and relocated in 2016 to the Historical Continental Gin Complex in East Avondale, where it is today. The brewery has over 26 taps, offering signature craft beers such as Cahaba Blonde, Oka Uba, Pale Ale and Lager. 

Cahaba Brewing Company also sells cocktails.

Tickets

Tickets for the event are $10 each at the gate but only $8 if purchased in advance until 6:01 p.m. on Wednesday. To purchase tickets in advance, you will need to use Venmo or Paypal and show proof of payment at the gate on Saturday. Children under 12 are welcome to attend the event for free.

Do Dah Day accepts cash, credit, debit, PayPal and Venmo. Its Venmo is @dodahday.

Logistics

Parking for Do Dah Day will be first come, first serve. Free parking will be available in Cahaba Brewing Company’s adjacent parking lots and the shopping center next to the brewery.

At the gate, wristbands will be provided so event-goers can leave and reenter. 

Officers from Birmingham Police Department’s South Precinct, as well as private security officers, will be watching over the event.

Event-goers can bring coolers, backpacks and other containers, but these are subject to inspection.

Pets are allowed at the event, but Do Dah Day asks that no one bring aggressive animals. Those with aggressive pets will be asked to leave. Pets must also remain on a leash.

Do Dah Day is a 100% volunteer effort. Those who want to learn more about how to volunteer or become a vendor at Do Dah Day should visit their website.

Additionally, individuals can donate to Do Dah Day on their website

To connect with the author of this story, or to comment, email will.blakely@1819news.com

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