2000 was the 129th year after the founding of the City of Birmingham.
- January 29: A rare snowfall brought 3 inches to Birmingham.
- June 13: Forever Wild acquired a 227-acre addition to Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve.
- The remains of Medal of Honor recipient Matthew Leonard were moved from Shadow Lawn Memorial Gardens to Fort Mitchell National Cemetery in Russell County.
- September: Richard Scrushy initiated the creation of 3rd Faze, a pop trio featured in a motivational touring show sponsored by HealthSouth.
- Valley Intermediate School was established in Pelham.
- Allan Lowe was elected Mayor of Columbiana.
- A flock of chickens which had taken up residence at Birmingham Fire Station No. 2 was removed to Sylvan Springs.
- The Oblong rocksnail was declared to be extinct.
- March 8: The Briary relocated to an 1899 farm house.
- April 1: Andy Straynar retired from Bogue's and sold it to his son, Greg.
- May 15: Ted and Litsa Sarris sold Ted's Restaurant to Tasos and Beba Touloupis.
- June: The Magic City Brewery closed.
- August: Leslie Scrushy launched her Uppseedaisees clothing label.
- August 3: Daniel George restaurant opened in Mountain Brook Village.
- October: Impact Mortgage Group was founded.
- Alpine Ice Lodge closed.
- Morgan Creek Vineyards began producing wine commercially.
- Rebecca J's gift shop in Clay opened.
- SPOC Automation in Trussville opened.
- March 31: The Birmingham Steeldogs played their first game
- June 11: The Birmingham Barons lost to the Mobile BayBears in the 2000 Rickwood Classic
- November 18: The 2000 Iron Bowl was played in Tuscaloosa for the first time since 1901
- December 10: The WWF Armageddon wrestling tournament was held at the Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center.
- William Cobb retired after 37 years at the University of Montevallo.
- Dan Holliman retired after 38 years as a Birmingham-Southern College professor.
- Lloyd Noland was inducted into the Alabama Healthcare Hall of Fame.
- Ben McKinnon replaced Bill Hardekopf as general manager of WRRS-FM.
- Bill Steltemeier succeeded Mother Angelica as Chairman and CEO of EWTN.
- Ajabu, Birmingham Zoo rhinoceros
- Ajani, Birmingham Zoo elephant
- Callee, Birmingham Zoo elephant
- J-R, Irondale Police Department drug detection dog
- Juno, Birmingham Zoo giraffe
- Miss Ellie, Birmingham Zoo giraffe
- Bert Bank was inducted into the Alabama Communication Hall of Fame.
- Alabama Press Association Best Opinion Columnist: Joey Kennedy
- Tom Banks, Bubba Church, Terry Henley, Marty Lyons, Mac McLendon, Jim Pyburn and Chase Riddle were inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame.
- Miss Shelby County: Katietie Carradine McNeil
- Birmingham Business Hall of Fame: Henrey Goodrich, Wallace Malone, Katherine McTyeire, Louis Pizitz, and Louis Willie
- Shwetak Patel from Jefferson County International Baccalaureate
- Basketball coach Jerod Haase from the University of Kansas with a master's in business.
- Michael Morrison from Calera High School.
- February 8: Derrick Thomas, linebacker
- February 21: Ron Casey, Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial writer
- March 28: George Seibels, Mayor of Birmingham from 1967 to 1975
- May 13: Fred Bonnie, Southern Living garden editor and author
- June 9: David Vann, Mayor of Birmingham from 1975 to 1979
- August 30: Bob Cain, musician and club owner
- September 16: Rumplesealskin, California sea lion at the Birmingham Zoo
- November 30: Jazz drummer Wilson Driver died in Harlem, New York.
- October 20: Delos Culp, President of the University of Montevallo from 1963 to 1968
- December 24: John Rice, Jr, pastor of Westminster Presbyterian Church from 1951 to 1965
- See also List of Birmingham homicides in 2000
- "Beautiful Something", album by Mars Electric
- Birmingham Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta at Liberty Park
- Charles Forman Investigation Center (St Clair County Coroner's Office)
- Colonial Promenade at Trussville
- Colonial Promenade at Tutwiler Farm
- Oak Grove High School
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