Birmingham Top Things To Do: June 21st – 27th

Every week is a great week in the Magic City! There is plenty to do and a lot going on. Did you know about these awesome events coming up?

Magic City Chocolate Challenge

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  • When: Thursday, June 22 from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
  • Where: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
  • How Much: $29 Advance/ $35

If chocolate is your life, we know where you need to be this Thursday. The Magic City Chocolate Challenge is a dream come true for all of you chocoholics out there. This third annual event offers goodies from the finest bakers, chefs, and chocolatiers all evening. Enjoy a night of delectable desserts, live musical entertainment, and of course a beautiful botanical backdrop to your fun. More Information.

Alabama Summer Skies: Star Party 

Alabama Summer Skies: Star Party
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  • When: Friday, June 23 from 7 pm to Midnight
  • Where: Christenberry Planetarium at Samford University
  • How Much: FREE

There is nothing like a party under the stars. Head down to the Samford University and you’ll fo sure get one. From virtual reality experience to planetarium mini presentations, there will be plenty to do at this event. Doodle’s will also be pumping up the party with plenty of desserts available for purchase. More Information. 

Sister Hazel at Iron City 

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  • When: Friday, June 23rd at 8pm
  • Where: Iron City
  • How Much: $20-$25

Pop, folk rock, and even classic rock’ n roll. Sister Hazel has got it all. This band from Gainsville Florida has been touring since 1993. Taking the world by storm with their prominent harmonies and highly melodic tunes. Their upbeat songs have made them who they are today. You’ll definitely want to check them out. More Information. 

Cahabazaar presented by Yellowhammer

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  • When: Saturday, June 24th from Noon to 8pm
  • Where: Cahaba Brewing Co
  • How Much: FREE

The first ever Cahabaazar will be in full swing this Saturday. Family friendly activities, local artists and makers, music, food and of course some great craft beer are some of the things they have in store for you. This free event is going to be plenty of fun for everyone. More Information. 

Tie One On! Funky Food Truck Festival

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  • When: Saturday, June 24th from 1pm to 6pm
  • Where: Trim Tab Brewing Company
  • How Much: $5 Advance/ $7 at Door

Funk and Food? Who knew they were synonymous. TrimTab did. There will be plenty of our wonderful food trucks and even guest appearances from the most precious adoptable pets from the Greater Birmingham Humane Society. All proceed of the event will benefit AIDS Alabama’s programs. More Information. 

Jam in the Ham

Jam in the Ham Birmingham AL Birmingham
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  • When: Saturday, June 24th at 5:30pm
  • Where: Zydeco
  • How Much: $15

TBT to your favorite bar Zydeco. You might want to head back to your bar hopping roots this weekend for Jam in the Ham. The third annual festival will feature Little Raine Band, Winston Ramble, Soul Mechanic, DirtyGirl, Space Phunk Express and LilBigJack. Sounds like a Saturday night well spent. More Information. 

Bingo with the Tragic City Rollers!

Birmingham AL Tragic City Rollers Bham Now Cantina Top To do Birmingham's
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  • When: Saturday, June 24th from 6pm to 9pm
  • Where: Cantina Tortilla Grill
  • How Much: Single Game Cards are $5 – $20 to play all night

Saturday night Bingo with the skating masters? I think yes. Head over to Cantina for an intense round of Bingo with plenty of big prizes! Think of every game as a great way to fund the league and a great chance to win some passes for summer fun. More Information. 

Park & Crest Market 

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  • When: Sunday, June 25th from 11 am to 3 pm
  • Where: On a Shoestring
  • How Much: FREE

This Sunday there will be quite the shindig at On a Shoestring. Hosted every month local artists and makers showcase their crafts while you enjoy some yummy BBQ and some of the region’s best music. Go get your grub on and enjoy some local craft perusing. More Information. 

Birmingham Bandstand 

Birmingham Bandstand at The Nick
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  • When: Monday, June 26th at 8 pm
  • Where:  The Nick Rocks
  • How Much: $3

The Nick Rocks is having a good ole fashion open mic night and you should definitely be in attendance. From singers to rappers, you’ll never guess who will step up and share their talent. More Information. 

Forge Gardening Class: Vegetable Gardening

Forge Gardeing Class: Vegetable Gardening Birmingham Top Ten to do things
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  • When: Tuesday, June 27th from 10 am to 11:30 am
  • Where: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
  • How Much: $5

Black Thumb or Green Thumb, this class has plenty to teach those interested in the world of gardening. Learn how to grow, harvest, and prepare fresh vegetables from Jefferson County Master Gardeners and agents from the Alabama extension. Expect to discuss the benefits of using fresh fruits and veggies for one’s health. More Information. 

Watering Hole Series benefitting Coosa Riverkeeper 

Birmingham Top to do Watering Hole Series things
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  • When: June 27th from 5 pm to 9 pm
  • Where: Ghost Train Brewing Company
  • How Much: FREE (10% Night)

A series like no other starts next Tuesday. The Coosa Riverkeeper Interns will be raising money to further benefit the protection, restoration, and promotion of the Coosa River and its Tributaries in Alabama. All you have to do is show up to the watering holes of the week and eat, drink, and be merry. Sounds simple enough but will make a huge difference. More Information. 


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