Well, Birmingham – The World Games 2022 have officially come to an end. All of the hard work our city and community put in to prepare for this event was finally put into motion and we must admit, we are very impressed! It was something special getting to see our city work together to help Birmingham put its best foot forward for all of our international visitors to see. Not to mention, all the great things that Birmingham has gotten out of it – the brand-new City Walk, Protective Stadium, a refreshed 20th Street – I mean, come on! That’s a win for our city if we’ve ever seen one. If that doesn’t make you want to go downtown and check out all the cool new additions we’ve gotten (not to mention the chance to continue supporting all of our local businesses downtown), we don’t know what will!
Now, before we officially close this chapter, it’s only fair to wrap up this special event with a highlight reel of some of our favorite moments from The World Games 2022!
We can’t think of a better way to kick off this multi-sport event than with a performance by the one and only Nelly!
One of the most highly anticipated events during TWG 2022 was Sumo Wrestling! If you were one of the folks who snagged tickets to this event, consider yourself lucky.
Tourists and locals alike enjoying all the new additions to our city, like Protective Stadium!
Vulcan and Vespa joined in on the fun as well!
There were lots of happy tears and celebrations!
And some more celebrations…because you can never really have enough!
Mayor Randall Woodfin passing The World Games flag over to Chengdu, China where the next World Games will be held.
And the moment we were ALL waiting for…Alabama native and superstar, Lionel Richie, closed out The World Games 2022 with an unforgettable performance!
The Magic City Mural Festival returned to Woodlawn with five female muralists from across the country from November 5, 2022 to November 12, 2022. Led by Blank Space BHAM and REV Birmingham’s Woodlawn community facilitator, Jason Avery, the festival brought new murals to the alleyway between 55th Street North and 55th Place North – affectionately called “The Way”. Read more to see and learn all about the new beautiful murals!
With winter approaching, most plants on 20th are entering dormancy. These plants provide more than just a pretty landscape they also support native wildlife. The plants chosen for the Birmingham Green refresh were strategically placed to offer low-maintenance options and add a sense of place. Plants play a much larger role than just looking attractive.
TODAY IS THE DAY! REV Birmingham is celebrating 10 years of creating vibrant commercial districts in the City of Birmingham. Today is all about celebrating the past decade of success and all that we have accomplished. It all started ten years ago when two organizations – Operation New Birmingham and Main Street Birmingham – merged to create the one and only REV Birmingham. We have covered so much ground since then, from historic building rehab consulting all the way to our refresh of 20th Street North – and we are looking forward to seeing what the future holds for us here at REV.