Juneteenth, Father’s Day + more good times in Birmingham, June 18-20

Father's Day
Ready to celebrate Father’s Day? Photo by Kelly Sikkema/Unsplash

Get pumped, Birmingham, because this weekend is dedicated to celebrating. First up is Juneteenth on Saturday, June 19, followed by Father’s Day on Sunday, June 20. Not to mention, June is PRIDE month, which means yet another reason to have a GOOD TIME. There’s no time to waste, your weekend plans for June 18-20 await you below.

This Weekend in The Magic City

Moon Taxi performing at Sloss Fest 2018. Photo via Jacob Blankenship of Bham Now Juneteenth, Father's Day + more good times in Birmingham, June 18-20
Am I more envious of Moon Taxi frontman Trevor Terndrup’s guitar skills or his flowing hair. Jury’s out. Photo via Jacob Blankenship of Bham Now


The city’s newest music festival, Euphonious, takes place June 18-20 at The Birmingham Zoo. The concert is set to feature nationally renowned artists + some local names, too. Some bands hitting the stage include: Moon Taxi, Sister Hazel + Blues Traveler. A portion of proceeds from the concert series will support United Ability. Haven’t bought tickets yet? Time’s running out. Buy now

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Follow the aroma of fresh-baked cookies to the grand opening of The Sweetest Booth on Saturday, June 19. This brand-new shop located inside O’Henry’s Coffees in Mt. Laurel specializes in custom-themed sugar cookies, gourmet cookies + confections. Doors open at 8AM.

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Lemme see that tootsie roll 

Didn’t you know June is PRIDE month? So break out your boogie, twerk or whatever your go-to move is during the PRIDE Dance Party at Ghost Train Brewing Co. on Saturday, June 19 from Noon-Midnight. Expect music from DJ Coco, performances from local drag entertainers, a full menu + yummy PRIDE-inspired drinks. 10% of event sales will be donated to Central Alabama Pride. Admission is FREE. Register to let them know you’re coming 

Food + Excellence

Surround yourself with black excellence at the Juneteenth Food Truck Festival on Friday, June 18 from 5-10PM. Indulge at the city’s hottest food trucks, shop vendors, listen to live music + score deals on drinks. Attend the event at 521 3rd Ave W, Birmingham, AL 35204. Tickets are $5

This event’s got the BOOM

The Modern Green Book, Theo Edwards-Butler
The Modern Green Book Founder & CEO, Theo Edwards-Butler. Photo via The Modern Green Book

The Modern Green Book hosts their 1st Annual Juneteenth Fest at Legion Field on Saturday, June 19 from Noon-10PM. From food trucks and local vendors to a Hip Hop Showcase and live performances from local artists, here’s what makes this event next level. Admission Price: Before 5PM – FREE, 5PM-7PM – $10, 7PM-10PM – $20. Event prices vary. Tickets

There are plenty more Juneteenth events happening around Birmingham this weekend. Here’s how to celebrate + commemorate

Perfect for Father’s Day

If your dad’s king of the grill, head to Cahaba Brewing Co. for their first ever Father’s Day Steak Competition on Saturday, June 19 from Noon-5PM. The event features cook teams, food, vendors, live music + more. Tickets are $40.

Hear that engine purr

A fun-filled, family-friendly event is in store this Saturday, June 19—the Park in the Park Car Show. Held at Avondale Park from 9AM-3PM, check out a variety of sleek cars, listen to oldies from DJ Ronnie Foster, grab some grub from local food trucks + shop what’s hot from local vendors. Admission is FREE. Register your car for $25.

It’s tiki time

This Sunday, June 20, switch to island time at The Backyard in Leeds. They’ll be hosting a Father’s Day Yacht Rock Jam Party with Capt. Geno, and you won’t want to miss it. Enjoy drink specials, giveaways + sweet, sweet, music from the 60s, 70s + 80s. Admission is FREE.

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  • Sunday, June 27: Porch Party @ Monday Night Brewing. 2-7PM. Admission – FREE.

Deal of the Week

Use secret code BHAMNOW to receive 20% off tickets to TrimTab Brewing Co’s BirmingFam event taking place September 11-12. Discount available until July 1.  

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