Check out these great Spring festivals popping up in Birmingham

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Magic City Art Connection. Photo via MCAC’s Facebook page.

Spring is in the air and outside is calling the names of Birmingham locals.Where can you enjoy it? At these great spring festivals popping up all over the city!

Spring Food Truck Rally

Bring your appetite to the 3rd Annual Spring Food Truck Rally hosted by Avondale Brewing Company. Enjoy delicious choices from a huge list of fave Birmingham food trucks, including:

There will also be jams from Mark AD and activities for the kids. Pets are allowed on a leash so feel free to bring them along.

When: April 29, 2018
Where: Avondale Brewing Company. 201 41st St S., Birmingham, AL 35222
Time: 1pm-6pm
Price: $5 for ages 13+; $2 for ages 5-12
Tickets (Tickets previously purchased for April 15 date will be honored!)

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A chill day at Avondale Brewing. Photo via Avondale Brewing Company’s Facebook page.
SliceFest 2018

Love pizza? Then grab a slice (or 3!) at SliceFest 2018. SliceFest, hosted by Slice Pizza and Brewhouse is back again this year to celebrate its 7th anniversary as Birmingham’s largest food and music block party.

Over the past six years, SliceFest has grown into a full-blow festival bringing in local and regional music talent paired with local craft beer and specialty pizzas. So grab your friends and join in on the fun of this beloved community-rich event.

When: June 16, 2018
Where: Lakeview District. 29th St. S., Birmingham AL 35233
Price: Advance Early Bird Price – $25; Pre-Sale Price – $30; At the Gate – $35; Kids 12 and under – Free

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SliceFest 2017. Photo via
Magic City Art Connection

Discover an explosion of fresh artistic talent, sights, sounds, tastes and aromas at the 35th annual Magic City Art Connection. This is one of the most highly anticipated Spring arts festivals, and one of Birmingham’s largest, attracting 12,000 visitors over its three days.

When: April 27-29, 2018
Where: Linn Park.
Time: Fri. and Sat., 10am-6pm; Sun. 10am-5pm
Price: Advance ticket – $10 weekend pass (3 days); Pay at gate – $5 adults; Kids 15 and under – Free

Complimenting the visual and performing arts at the festival will be the culinary arts of the 21st annual Corks and Chefs: A Taste of Birmingham – one of the oldest tastings of its kind in Birmingham. Here you will discover an explosion of flavors, art on a plate that is paired with food, beer, wine and cocktails alongside special seated seminars, demos and guided tastings.

When: April 28-29, 2018
Where: West side of Linn Park in front of City Hall.
Time: 12pm-3pm
Price: Advance ticket – $35; Pay at gate – $45 (Price includes entry to the MCAC festival.)

Click here for more on the event.

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Photo courtesy of Magic City Art Connection.
2018 Feast of Saint Mark

Enjoy a day of Italian food and fun for the entire family at the 7th annual 2018 Fest of Saint Mark.

When: April 28, 2018
Where: Saint Mark the Evangelist Church. 7340 Cahaba Valley Rd., Birmingham, AL 35242
Time: 3:30pm-10pm
Price: Adults – $25; Kids ages 6-12 – $10; Kids ages 5 and under – Free (Ticket price includes admission and Italian food experience.)

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Feast of Saint Mark 2017. Photo via
St. Elias Lebanese Food and Cultural Festival

This year marks the 20th annual Lebanese Food and Cultural Festival. Since 1998, this festival has brought food, fun and faith to the city of Birmingham.

When: April 13-14, 2018
Where: Elias Maronite Church. 836 8th St. S., Birmingham, AL 35205
Time: 10am-9pm
Price: Admission – Free; Food – $3-$12; Desserts – $2.50-$20

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St. Elias Lebanese Food and Cultural Festival. Photo via
Gardendale Magnolia Festival

Attend the Gardendale Magnolia Festival and discover local businesses, tourism, arts, local culture and volunteerism in the Greater Gardendale area.

Free at the festival:

  • 3 stages of live entertainment
  • Jugtown pottery exhibit
  • Cookie eating contest
  • Carnival rides and attractions
  • Magician
  • Car show
  • Freebies at many vendor booths

When: April 20-21, 2018
Where: Gardendale Civic Center. 857 Main St., Gardendale, AL 35071
Time: April 20 – 5pm-10pm; April 21 – 10am-5pm

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Gardendale Magnolia Festival. Photo via Facebook.
Do Dah Day

Where’s the perfect place to spend the day when your pup? At Do Dah Day, of course! Enter your dog in the parade, chill in the park and listen to great local bands and check out all the cool canines that bring charm to Birmingham.

When: May 19, 2018 (You can also attend a few events happening on Do Dah Day Eve!)
Where: Highland Avenue parks – Caldwell Park – 2500 Highland Ave, Birmingham, AL 35205 and Rhodes Park – 2800 Highland Ave, Birmingham, AL 35205
Price: Free to attend. Free to enter parade.

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Preparing for the parade at Do Dah Day. Photo via Facebook.

What’s your favorite Spring festival?

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