15 events happening in Birmingham this June, including SliceFest

Birmingham, Birmingham Zoo
Birmingham, Birmingham Zoo
Summer fun. Photo via the Birmingham Zoo

Ready for a summer jam-packed with fun? Check out these 15 events happening in Birmingham this June.

SliceFest

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One delicious slice consumed at the 7th annual SliceFest in Birmingham’s Lakeview District. Photo by Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

Birmingham’s biggest music and food block party is coming up. Slicefest returns for its eight annual celebration on June 1. And believe it, no matter how you slice it, this is one event you won’t want to miss!

Hosted by Slice Pizza and Brewhouse, this delicious festival offers:


  • Local and regional music talent
  • Local craft beer
  • Specialty pizzas
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Local vendors set up shop at SliceFest in Birmingham. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Opt for VIP tickets and receive: 

  • Entrance into the festival
  • Access to Tito’s Handmade Vodka VIP area
  • Private restrooms
  • Private bar and two drink tickets
  • Catered food
  • Live feed of the main stage

Tickets will sell out! Be sure to grab yours now!

Date: Sat., June 1
Time: 2PM
Location: Slice Pizza and Brews. 725 29th St. S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Price: Advanced General Admission: $25; Advanced VIP: $75; At Gate: $30; Kids 12 and under: FREE
Tickets


Vulcan’s 115th Birthday Bash

Photo from the Vulcan Park and Museum Facebook page

Everyone’s favorite pants-less statue, Vulcan, is celebrating his big 115 with a birthday bash on June 2—and it’s going to be one exciting time. During the party, there will be food, entertainment, incredible views from Vulcan’s observation tower and fun, fun, fun!

Here’s what you can enjoy:

  • Guest appearances
  • Eats from Full Moon Bar-B-Que, Who Dat Sno Cones and more
  • Animal Encounters
  • Face painting
  • Get Rhythm! Drum circles
  • 2021 World Games interactive mobile truck fueled with games
The first 300 kids will receive a goody bag. Photo via Vulcan Park

Tickets to the event include:


  • All activities
  • Entrance to the Vulcan Museum
  • Access to Vulcan’s sbservation tower

Date: Sun., June 2
Time: 1-5PM
Location: Vulcan Park and Museum. 1701 Valley View Dr., Birmingham, AL 35209
Price:
$8-adults; $6 kids (5-12)
Tickets

Flicks Among the Flowers

Grab your crew and blanket on your way to Birmingham Botanical Gardens for Flicks Among the Flowers. June’s movie will be The Sandlot: Home Run. 

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Flicks Among the Flowers at Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Photo submitted

Date: Wed., June 5
Time: 6PM
Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens. 2612 Lane Park Rd., Birmingham, AL 35223
Price: FREE (Suggested $5 donation)


Alabama Symphony Orchestra’s Symphony in the Summer Series

The Alabama Symphony Orchestra returns to Railroad Park this June for their Symphony in the Summer series. So grab a blanket or lawn chair and relax to the beat during those sweet summertime sunsets. 

For the full playlist, click here

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Symphony in the Summer. Photo via Alabama Symphony Orchestra

Date: Fri.-Sun., June 7-9
Location: Railroad Park
Time: Fri.-Sat., June 7–8–8PM; Sun., June–9–6PM
Price: FREE


Barber Small Bore

Dig the speed and agility of racing bikes? Happening June 7-9, Barber Motorsports Park bringing you their most exciting, high-energy, rip-up-the-track small bore racing event yet—Barber Small Bore. So get the engine ready in your small-capacity scooters and motorcycles and your heart pumping for a weekend you won’t forget.

Birmingham, Barber Motorsports Park
1974 Honda TL125. Photo via Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum

Date: June 7-9
Time: Friday-Saturday from 8AM to 10PM and Sunday from 8AM-6PM
Location: Barber Motorsports Park.
Price: $40; Kids 15 and under–FREE
Tickets

Woodlawn Street Market

For local urban fun in Birmingham, make plans to attend the Woodlawn Street Market on June 8. Here’s what to expect:


  • Merchants selling produce, goods and on-site prepared foods
  • Retailers
  • Live entertainment
  • And more!
Birmingham, Woodlawn Street Market
Jazzy Jewels. Photo via Woodlawn Street Market

The vendor list is mighty, too! Here are just a few that will be on site:

  • Alabama Juice Bar
  • Beehive Baking Company
  • Filter-Coffee Parlor
  • Heirloom Family Kitchen
  • Magic City Sliders
Birmingham, Woodlawn Street Market
Dance battle. Photo via Woodlawn Street Market

Date: June 8
Time: 10AM-4PM
Location: 1 55th Pl. S., Birmingham, AL 35212
Price: FREE

Art From The Heart benefit

Birmingham, Studio By The Tracks
Enjoy art and culture at Studio By The Track. Photo via Studio By The Tracks

It’s time to get artsy for the 30th Art From The Heart benefit for Studio By The Tracks.


During this special event, there will be:

  • Artwork from over 200 donating artists
  • Artwork from Studio By The Track artists
  • Live and silent auctions
  • Beer, wine and heavy hors d’oeuvres

Proceeds from this art-filled event help support Studio By The Tracks mission to provide a social network and career path that enriches artists’ lives and better the community. 

Birmingham, Studio By The Tracks
Photo via Studio By The Tracks

Date: Sun. June 9
Time: 6-9PM
Location: The Theodore. 3211 2nd Ave, Birmingham, AL 35222
Price: $65-$100
Parking: Valet parking available
Tickets


Central Alabama Pridefest

Show off your color-rich rainbow during the 2019 Pridefest. This year’s event will be bigger than ever with vendors and live performances from Trina, Ada Vox and more. 

VIP Ticket Info:

  • Hospitality VIP: $75 (Includes food and bar)
  • Meet and Greet VIP: $125 (Includes food, bar and headliner meet and greet opportunity)

Date: Sun., June, 9
Time: 10AM
Location: Sloss Furnaces. 32nd St. N., Birmingham, AL 35222
Price: FREE
VIP Tickets

Give a BIT Back to Children’s of Alabama

Birmingham, Birmingham Improv Theatre
Laugh and give. Photo via Birmingham Improv Theatre

Laugh and give back during the Birmingham Improv Theatre’s Summer Series of Laughing and Giving. Taking place the second Thursdays of each month this summer, proceeds from comedy shows on these nights will benefit The Children’s Hospital of Alabama. 


Date: Thursday, June 13
Time: 7:30-9PM
Location: Birmingham Improv Theatre. 2208 7th Ave S., Birmingham AL 35233 
Price: General Admission–$10; Students (18 and under)–$5; VIP–$15
Tickets

S’Mores and Pours Fundraiser

Camp Fire Alabama was founded in 1959 and has provided over 55 years of continuous service to children, youth and families. This June, the organization will be teaming up with Avondale Brewing Company for a fun night of fundraising. This event is for you if you dig:

  • Local brews and wine
  • Delicious food
  • Silent auctions
  • Live music
  • Supporting a good cause
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S’Mores and Pours 2018 at Avondale Brewing Company. Photo via Camp Fire Alabama

Date: Thurs., June 13
Time: 5-8PM
Location: Avondale Brewing Co. 201 41st St. S., Birmingham, AL 35222
Price: $20 in advance; $25 at door
Age Requirements: 21+
Tickets


Juneteenth Celebration

Birmingham, Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
Photo via Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

Join the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute during their Juneteenth Celebration. This event celebrates the freedom of enslaved African-Americans in the U.S. who were not freed by the end of the Civil War in April 1865. 

The event will include:

  • A reading of the Emancipation Proclamation
  • An elder blessing and libation ceremony
  • Food trucks
  • Vendors
  • Face painting
  • Moonwalk
  • Line dance contest
  • Pop-up exhibition and player meet-and-greet with the Negro Southern League Museum

There will also be a Magic City Surge basketball game, a three-point contest and performance by the Magic City Surge dance team.


Date: Sat., June 15
Time: 11AM-6PM
Location: Kelly Ingram Park. 500 17th Ave NW, Birmingham, AL 35203
Price: FREE

Local 2019

Birmingham, Alys Stephens Center
Local 2018. Photo via Alys Stephens Center

Ready to kick off summer with a family-friendly good time? Then be sure to attend Local 2019—a celebration of everything Alabama. At this local-loving event, there will be:

  • Alabama Farmers
  • Artists and vendors
  • Live performances by local musicians
  • Food trucks
Birmingham, Local, Alys Stephens Center
Local 2018. Photo via Alys Stephens Center

Date: Sat., June 15
Time: 5-10PM
Location: Alys Stephens Center. 1200 10th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35205
Price: FREE


African Heritage Festival

Birmingham, Birmingham Museum of Art
Photo via the Birmingham Museum of Art

Celebrate vibrant traditions and cultures of African regions during the African Heritage Festival at the Birmingham Museum of Arts. This family-friendly event honors African heritage through:

  • Art
  • Crafts
  • Music
  • Dance
  • And more!

There will also be a powerful performance by Atlanta-based African drumming and dance group Giwayen Mata at 1PM. 

Birmingham, Birmingham Museum of Art
Photo via Birmingham Museum of Art

Date: Sat., June 22
Time: 10AM-2PM
Location: Birmingham Museum of Art. 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd., Birmingham, AL 35203
Price: FREE


Birmingham Taco Fest

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Taco ’bout a good time! Photo via Birmingham Taco Fest

Wild about tacos? Then the Birmingham Taco Fest is for you. At this delicious event, there will be:

  • Tacos from some of Alabama’s best taco vendors
  • Cold drinks
  • Live music
  • Kids area
  • And more!

You’ll also have the chance to vote for your fave taco!

Date: Sat., June 22
Time: 3-8PM
Location: Sloss Furnaces. 32nd St. N., Birmingham, AL 35222
Price: $5-Advance; $10-At Door; Kids 10 and under–FREE 
Tickets


Zoo, Brews and Full Moon Bar-B-Que

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Animal encounters. Photo via the Birmingham Zoo

Save the date for the 5th Annual Full Moon Bar-B-Que event at the Birmingham Zoo. This fun night will feature:

  • Samplings from 37 breweries from across Alabama and the Southeast
  • Wine and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Dinner from Full Moon Bar-B-Que
  • Music
  • Lawn games
  • Animal greetings and walkabouts
  • Unlimited rides on the Red Diamond Express Train and Full Moon Bar-B-Que Wild Slide
  • And more!
Birmingham, Birmingham Zoo
Enjoy the slide at the Birmingham Zoo. Photo via the Birmingham Zoo

Date: Sat., June 22
Time: 5:30-8:30PM
Location: Birmingham Zoo
Price:
General Admission:
Under 21–$20; Designated Driver–$20; 21+–$35; Ages 3 and under–FREE
VIP: Under 21–$20; Designated Driver–$20; 21+–$75, Ages 3 and under–FREE
Tickets

VIP adult tickets include:

  • Early admission at 5pm/VIP parking
  • 10 drink tokens
  • Dinner
  • Koozie and souvenir beer mug
  • Unlimited slide and train rides

VIP Under 21 and Designated Driver tickets include:

  • Early admission at 5pm/VIP parking
  • Dinner
  • Unlimited slide and train rides.

VIP Children’s tickets includes: 

  • Early admission at 5pm/VIP parking
  • Plush toy
  • Dinner
  • Unlimited slide and train rides

What other events are happening in Birmingham this June?