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Contest: What Do You Love About Birmingham in the Spring?

Win a chocolate bunny from Schakolad, just in time for Easter: Just tell us what you love about warmer weather in Birmingham, and you'll be in the random drawing.

Who doesn't love spring?

Even though the temperatures have been up and down this past week, spring has sprung in Birmingham — whether it's the sight of colorful flowers outside , the cafe tables in or the sight of families sunning themselves at city parks.

So we want to know: What do you love about Birmingham in the spring? Is it the Celebrate Birmingham parade in May? The opening of the ? Or is it just long walks with your dog around your neighborhood and evenings at the ?

Leave your answer as a comment on this story. The winner — which will be chosen randomly on Thursday, April 5 — will receive a taste of spring only to be found in Birmingham: a $25 chocolate bunny from , just in time for Easter.

Here are the official rules:

  • Open to legal residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia who are 18 and older.
  • To enter, post a comment telling us what you love about Birmingham in the spring.
  • All entries must be received by noon Thursday, April 5, Eastern Time.
  • You may enter once.
  • One winner will be selected in a random drawing and notified via email Thursday afternoon. The winner will have 24 hours to respond to claim the prize.
  • for complete Official Rules.
Lauren March 30, 2012 at 04:52 PM
Hi! As an adult, my favorite thing about Birmingham in the springtime is all of the gorgeous blossoms on the trees in town, but the story I want to share with you today is from my childhood. I grew up a few streets west of Quarton Lake. When the spring rains would come, my brother and I, and some of our neighborhood friends, would throw on rain coats, boots and umbrellas. We'd watch a river of water, that usually started as a flooded drain on Oak Street, flow down the hill towards the lake. It was always exciting to see just how much water was pouring down the waterfall. (From a safe distance of course!) The magic part would be, when it rained so much that the waterfall would really look like white water rapids to us kids. Some springtime adventure in Birmingham! :)
Lisa April 01, 2012 at 12:27 AM
I love all of the beautiful parks in Birmingham. During Spring, they are especially great because the kids are so happy just to be outside. I love to take my kids and sit and watch all the kids play excitedly.
Kristin April 05, 2012 at 03:55 AM
One of my favorite things about Birmingham in the Spring is seeing so many people outside and walking through town. I also love to see lines at the Dairy Mat.
Judith Twardowski April 05, 2012 at 01:04 PM
I love all the beautiful blossoms around town, the smile on people's face, the patios opening again... it feels good! I always anticipate the Birmingham Art Fair on Mother's Day week-end, one of the best around metro Detroit.
Sara Molloy April 05, 2012 at 01:47 PM
My favorite thing to do in Birmingham in the Spring is to take my 2 girls to all of the beautiful parks!! We have been cooped up all winter and are ready to go!! Thanks!

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