Honda Indy Grand Prix at Barber, April 20-22: fast cars, great food & wine tasting

Photo: Barber Motorsports.

The Birmingham area enjoys warm days and cool nights in April, perfect conditions for spending a weekend at the upcoming Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama April 20-22 at the beautiful Barber Motorsports Park. Come watch the fastest drivers in the world compete in a world-class event set at the “Augusta National” of IndyCar racing.

This year, in addition to Barber’s intense, twisty course, the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama will feature actor/producer Channing Tatum as the grand marshal. Fans can also experience a close-up encounter with the crew and cars in the Kamtek Garage.  

Tatum Channing, grand marshal Honda Indy Grand Prix. Photo: Barber Motorsports.

Long-time fans and newcomers to the sport alike will enjoy great food and drink choices, including the fun “Wine Down at Indy” and the now-famous Cocina at the Track in the Surgere Fan Zone. Wine Down is a wine tasting featuring 20 different wineries. The tastings on Saturday and Sunday are FREE and open to anyone age 21 and up with a valid ID and a ticket to the race.

Chips and salsa and some salt around the rim go great with IndyCar racing
Photo:Barber Motorsports

Cocina at the Track is a special ticket option that lets you enjoy food from Cocina Superior Tex-Mex restaurant. At Cocina guests will have one of the best seats in the house with a trackside view of six exciting turns. The Cocina Experience includes the works: breakfast, lunch, dinner, afternoon snacks and of course a complimentary full-service bar.

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Photo: Barber Motorsports

Not only are there great concessions at the Surgere Fan Zone, Turns 2 and 3, 15 and 16 and the Paddock, but guests are also welcome to bring their coolers with food and drinks into the park.

When was the last time you rode a Ferris wheel?
Honda Indy Grand Prix
Ferris Wheel. Photo: Barber Motorsports

In addition to great food, the Surgere Fan Zone has many activities scheduled that guarantee race fans will have fun all weekend long. Enjoy the vendors for racing merchandise, the IndyCar Fan Village and the Honda product display area.

There will be activities for kids, autograph sessions, special exhibitions and a chance to enjoy the dramatic and best Barber views from the Bud’s Best Ferris Wheel.

The Barber grounds feature a collection of impressive, giant outdoor sculptures, manicured green spaces and of course the world-class Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum.

Honda Indy Grand Prix
Photo: Barber Motorsports.
Fast cars, great food, really good wine…what better way to spend a late April weekend in Alabama.

Check out this Barber Motorsports video. This is a street legal two-seat version of an IndyCar. If this looks exciting, come see the real thing at the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama.

While fans are enjoying food, wine, vendors and special experiences, some of the fastest drivers in the world — including defending Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama and Verizon IndyCar Series champion Josef Newgarden, former Barber Motorsports Park winners Simon Pagenaud, Ryan Hunter-Reay and Will Power and past Indy 500 winner Scott Dixon — will battle it out for the win.  

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Josef Newgarden. Photo: Barber Motorsports.

Discover a venue like no other in IndyCar racing and the only Grand Prix IndyCar race set in the Deep South.


  • Three-day general admission is $69
  • Friday general admission is          $15
  • Saturday general admission is     $29
  • Sunday general admission is        $39

Kids 15 and under are admitted FREE with a ticketed adult.

Ages 15 and under receive complimentary Kamtek Garage passes, courtesy of Alabama Power. Kamtek Garage passes are not valid for gate admission. Ages 19 and under must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian in Kamtek Garage. Garage pass does not include Paddock Club access.

Tickets are on sale now.

Children 3 and under are admitted FREE to the Cocina at the Track hospitality area. Kids between the ages of 4 and 12 years old are required to have a Cocina at the Track pass.  Limited availability.

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