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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:
- Eugene’s Hot Chicken
- Big Spoon Creamery
- Fetch – A Treat Truck for Dogs
- Lazy Boy BBQ
- NOLA Ice
- Off the Hook
- Repicci’s Italian Ice and Gelato
- Saw’s Street Kitchen
- Southern Wanderer – A Fashion Truck
- Taco Morro Loco
- The Heavenly Donut Company
- Rickard Mobile Catering
- Encore Rouge
- Urban Pops
- City Bowls
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
Price: $5 for ages 13+; $2 for ages 5-12
Tickets (Tickets previously purchased for April 15 date will be honored!)
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
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.
Price: Advance ticket – $35; Pay at gate – $45 (Price includes entry to the MCAC festival.)
Click here for more on the event.
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
Price: Adults – $25; Kids ages 6-12 – $10; Kids ages 5 and under – Free (Ticket price includes admission and Italian food experience.)
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
Price: Admission – Free; Food – $3-$12; Desserts – $2.50-$20
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
- 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
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.
What’s your favorite Spring festival?