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
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.
Mind = blown
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It started with a cat-themed cookie
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 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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A few more events for your weekend agenda:
- Friday, June 18: Eastboga Bee Company Pop-Up @ The Hive. 5PM. FREE.
- Saturday, June 19: Father’s Day Special and Show & Shine @ Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum – Calera. $13 (Dads FREE with purchase of at least one regularly priced coach ticket). Tickets.
Coming Up Next Weekend
- Friday, June 25: Sips for Strays benefiting Greater Birmingham Humane Society @ Cahaba Brewing Co. 6-9PM. Donate.
- Saturday, June 26: Luau Cream of Crop Pop Up Shop @ The Dannon Project. 1-5PM. FREE.
- Saturday, June 26: Moe’s Original Smokin’ Hot Summer Jam benefiting Leukemia & Lymphoma Society @ Moe’s Original BBQ – Lakeview. 1PM. $35. Tickets.
- Saturday, June 26: Birmingham Taco-Rita Festival @ Sloss Furnaces. 4-8PM. Early Bird – $5, Day Of – $10. Tickets.
- Sunday, June 27: Porch Party @ Monday Night Brewing. 2-7PM. Admission – FREE.
Deal of the Week
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