Schedule of Events

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Classic Kickoff

 

WHAT:  The Classic Kickoff presented by McDonald’s will get us all geared up for the weekend ahead.  Check back in for more details.

 

WHEN: Thursday, October 28th, TBD

Game

 

WHAT: Witness the 80th football clash between Alabama A&M University and Alabama State University, two in-state SWAC rivals who come together every year to put on the No. 1 HBCU Classic in the country.

 

WHEN: Saturday, October 30 at 2:30 pm

 

WHERE: Historic Legion Field in Birmingham

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Parade

 

Check back soon for parade registration information.

 

WHAT: Join us in the streets of downtown Birmingham and prepare to be entertained by the best bands, dance teams and entertainment around! The parade will be led by the famous McDonald’s float carrying celebrities and the Magic City Classic Ambassador. Don’t miss the bands and dance teams from both Alabama State University and Alabama A&M University as they put on a show! This is a rain-or-shine event, and admission is free. The parade also will be broadcast LIVE on Fox 6 in Birmingham as well as the Raycom affiliates in Huntsville, Montgomery and Dothan!

 

WHEN: April 17, 2021

 

WHERE: DOWNTOWN BIRMINGHAM

 

Click here for Parade Guidelines

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Tailgate

 

WHAT: There’s no tailgate party in the country like the Coors Light Pregame Tailgate Party at the Magic City Classic. Join the best-dressed fans in college football and get your game face on.  Check back soon for more information.

 

WHEN: April 17, 2021

 

WHERE: HISTORIC LEGION FIELD, WEST SIDE PARKING LOT

Classic Kickoff presented by McDonald’s

 

WHAT: Join us for the Classic Kickoff presented by McDonald’s on Thursday, October 27th.  Details and ticket options coming soon.

 

WHEN: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27TH, TBD

 

WHERE: TBD

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Parade

 

WHAT: Join us in the streets of downtown Birmingham and prepare to be entertained by the best bands, dance teams and entertainment around! The parade will be led by the famous McDonald’s float carrying celebrities and the Magic City Classic Ambassador. Don’t miss the bands and dance teams from both Alabama State University and Alabama A&M University as they put on a show! This is a rain-or-shine event, and admission is free. The parade also will be broadcast LIVE on Fox 6 in Birmingham as well as on Gray affiliates in Huntsville and Montgomery!

 

WHEN: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29TH | 8AM

 

WHERE: DOWNTOWN BIRMINGHAM

 

Click here for Parade Guidelines

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Tailgate

 

WHAT: There’s no tailgate party in the country like the Coors Light Pregame Tailgate Party at the McDonald’s Magic City Classic presented by Coca-Cola. Enjoy sponsor activations, giveaways, entertainment and more!

 

WHEN: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29TH | 10AM – 2PM

 

WHERE: HISTORIC LEGION FIELD, WEST SIDE PARKING LOT

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Game

 

WHAT: Witness the 81st football clash between Alabama A&M University and Alabama State University, two in-state SWAC rivals who come together every year to put on the No. 1 HBCU Classic in the country. The competition is just as fierce at halftime with the battle of the bands between A&M’s Marching Maroon & White and ASU’s Mighty Marching Hornets. Don’t miss the inventive improv from the game emcee, Birmingham’s own Jermaine “FunnyMaine” Johnson and the special recognition of the 2022 Ambassador and Post-game Performer, D-Nice.

 

WHEN: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29TH |  2:30PM

 

WHERE: HISTORIC LEGION FIELD