10 crawfish boils happening in Birmingham this April, including the 12th Annual Hope for Autumn Foundation Crawfish Boil

Birmingham, Alabama, Photo via Hope for Autumn Foundation, crawfish

Crawdads, mountain lobsters, mudbugs and yabbies—whatever you call ’em, April is the month for crawfish boils in Birmingham.

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April 6 – Crawfish Boil on the Rooftop at The Southern Kitchen & Bar

Birmingham, Alabama, crawfish boil, The Southern Kitchen & Bar
Image via The Southern Kitchen & Bar’s Facebook page

Head on up to the roof of the Southern Kitchen & Bar at Uptown for tons of crawfish, cornhole, beer specials, giveaways and live music. This event extends into late night, with the bar open till 2AM. No cover charge!

Where: The Southern Kitchen & Bar, 2301 Richard Arrington Blvd, Birmingham, Alabama 35203
Date: Saturday, April 6, 2019
Time: Noon-until
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April 6 – Crawfish Boil at the Rail (Leeds)

Leeds, Alabama, Rails and Ales, crawfish
Photo via Rails and Ales’ Facebook page

Leeds is becoming quite the happening place. Case in point: this fun afternoon with crawfish and craft beer at Rails and Ales.

Where: Rails and Ales, 1210 6th street, Leeds, Alabama 35094
Date: Saturday, April 6, 2019
Time: 1-4PM
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April 6 – Crawfish Boil with Cajun Steamer & Straight To Ale at The Beer Hog (Pelham)

Pelham, Alabama, The Beer Hog, Crawfish Boil
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The Beer Hog’s annual boil this year includes crawfish by Cajun Steamer and a tap-takeover with Straight To Ale.


Where: The Beer Hog, 112 Bowling Lane, Pelham, Alabama 35124
Date: Saturday, April 6, 2019
Time: 1PM
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April 7 – Little Savannah Restaurant and Bar’s 2nd Annual Crawfish Boil

Birmingham, Alabama, Little Savannah
Photo via Little Savannah’s Facebook page

Forest Park dining staple Little Savannah hosts this boil with crawfish from Craw Daddy Dave’s of Hueytown. Hoover native and singer/songwriter Bailey Ingle takes the stage at 11AM and throughout the day, while local party band OutShine takes the stage at noon.

Co-hosts include Ghost Train Brewing Co. (official event craft beer), Cathead Vodka (official event vodka), Clyde Mays Alabama Whiskey (official event whiskey) and Birmingham Bud (official event domestic beer). Check out the impressive list of door prizes and options for non-crawfish eaters.


Where: Little Savannah Restaurant and Bar, 3811 Clairmont Ave S, Birmingham, Alabama 35222
Date: Sunday, April 7, 2019, rain or shine
Time: 11AM-6PM
Price: All you can eat crawfish $40 per person; one plate of crawfish $25 per person; no crawfish/door entry $10
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April 20 – Heart of Dixie Harley-Davidson 4th Annual Crawfish Boil

Birmingham, Alabama, crawfish, Heart of Dixie Harley-Davidson
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You don’t even have to own a Harley to enjoy free crawfish, beverages and live entertainment by The Sassy Brown Blues Band at this boil. Non-crawfish eaters can mange on Hammer’s Hotdogs. Activities include a kids’ zone, games, raffles and an Easter egg hunt.

Vendors include Low Life Auto Art, K & J’s Elegant Pastries, Shelby County Humane Society, Hoop for Fitness, FAITH Riders of Alabama, Lizard Daddy Dog Biscuits, Annie Stewart – Lila Rose Accessories Stylist, LifeSouth Community Blood Centers, Dawn Blue Lockhart patches and Emily’s Heirloom Pound Cakes.


Where: Heart of Dixie Harley-Davidson, 333 Cahaba Valley Pkwy N, Pelham, Alabama 35124
Date: Saturday, April 20, 2019
Time: 5-8PM
Price: FREE!
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April 23 to April 28 – Jubilee Joe’s Crawfish Fest

Hoover, Alabama, Jubilee Joe's Crawfish Fest
Photo via Jubilee Joe’s Facebook page

Jubilee Joe’s is serving up six straight days of crawfish fest fun. Bands playing throughout the week include Aaron Blades, Ves Marable, Todd Simpson and Mojo Child, James LeBlanc, and Earl Williams. Be one of the first 10 customers to arrive on any festival day and get a free t-shirt.

Where: Jubilee Joe’s, 2341 John Hawkins Pkwy, Ste 119, Hoover, Alabama 35244
Date: Tuesday, April 23, through Sunday, April 28, 2019
Time: 11AM-9PM
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April 27 – Adamson Ford’s 2nd Annual Crawfish Boil

Birmingham, Alabama, crawfish boil, Adamson Ford
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Come on out to Adamson Ford in Southside for its 2nd Annual Crawfish Boil, featuring food, live music, a kids’ zone and prize drawings every hour.

Where: Adamson Ford, 1922 2nd Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35233
Date: Saturday, April 27, 2019
Time: 3-7PM
Price: $10 per person. Ages 16 and under get in free.
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April 27 – 4th Annual Captain Shame Crawfish Boil

Birmingham, Alabama, Captain Shame
Image via Black Market Bar & Grill’s Facebook page

This all-day event hosted by Black Market Bar & Grill 280 offers crawfish, raffles, drink specials, live music and a cornhole tournament. I’m not sure where the Captain Shame part comes in—perhaps the all-night mischief the poster promises?


Where: Black Market Bar & Grill, 3411 Colonnade Pkwy, Birmingham, Alabama 35243
Date: Saturday, April 27, 2019
Time: Noon-until
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April 27 – 12th Annual Hope for Autumn Foundation Crawfish Boil

Birmingham, Alabama, Photo via Hope for Autumn Foundation, crawfish
Photo via Hope for Autumn Foundation

Louisiana native John Hein will prepare crawfish for this event, which benefits families battling childhood cancer in Alabama and local childhood cancer research. The menu also includes hamburgers, hot dogs and all the fixings. Kids activities include bounce houses, balloon animals, face painting, a kids’ DJ dance party and a performance by Roger Day. Live music by Pioneer Chicken Stand and Billy Gant Band.

Where: 2101 Grand Avenue, Birmingham, Alabama 35226
Date: Saturday, April 27, 2019, rain or shine
Time: 3-9PM
Price: $10-$75
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April 27 – 34th Annual LSU Birmingham 2019 Alumni Crawfish Boil at Avondale Brewing Company

Birmingham, Alabama, LSU crawfish boil
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Do you love life in the ‘Ham, but deep down you’re all purple and gold? This kid- and pet-friendly LSU alumni event is for you. Enjoy all-you-can-eat crawfish, sausage, corn and potatoes boiled by Cajun Steamer. 

Where: Avondale Brewing Company, 201 41st Street, Birmingham, Alabama 35222
Date: Saturday, April 27, 2019
Time: Noon-3PM
Price: $35. Ages 12 and under get in free.
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