Continental Bakery and Chez Lulu in English Village are throwing a Springalingadingdong! The Third Annual Springalingadingdong!, scheduled for Saturday, May 7th, is a European-style spring festival celebrating 27 years of business in English Village. As a tribute to their wonderful customers, they invite you to help usher out the old and dance in the new.
Springalingadingdong is based on a long human tradition of communally putting winter and its challenges to rest, and in turn celebrating Spring’s promise of new birth and hope. Continental Bakery and Chez Lulu have tried to create a non-commercial community festival as a thank you to the people of Birmingham and Mountain Brook for supporting them over these many years. As in years past, they’ve attempted to keep things human scale…no motorized vehicles, free activities for kids and grown ups, giant hand carried puppets and a walking parade.
This year, Continental Bakery and Chez Lulu recognize a special need for hope and community as we face the harrowing aftermath of the tornadoes. In response, they will also be collecting contributions for the Sawyerville Tornado Relief Effort during the festival.
Festival events include:
* Come witness the mock beheading of Marie Antoinette, and her miraculous transformation from a cold-hearted ruler of winter to a warm-hearted May Queen.
* March with us in the old time Spring Parade, joined by Chad Fisher’s marching band and giant 12 foot puppets.
* Marvel at the beauty of the May Queen’s sultry Spring maidens and join their wild dance around the Maypole.
* Enjoy the dizzying gyrations of the Hula Hoop contest.
* Test your skill in the bread toss.
* Sample life at its fullest in our bustling European bakery and street cafe.
* Dazzle your friends in the kids’ costume contest.
* Thrill your children with the oodles upon oodles of children’s activities.
* Strut your tutu in the night time Madame Lulu Pageant.
* Sip on a cool Dingtini or Dongtini at the Chez Lulu bar.
* Thrill to the trumpet tickling tones of local jazz combo, Flyable.
* Still not convinced? Call 870-5584 or 870-7011 and bring your wildest dreams to life.
* Come as you are, or as you please!