27 events around Birmingham for the ultimate April

Corks and Chefs woman passing drink
Cocktail time. (Magic City Art Connection)

Get pumped, Birmingham—the month of April brings a boom of spring events you’ll want to take part in. From Hand in Paws annual Mutt Strut to the beloved Magic City Art Connection festival, your planner will be brimming with things to do. Here’s our list for the top 25 events.

1. April Fooled

What: The Marble Ring’s April Fool’s Day event with delicious cocktails and uncomfortable situations. More info.
When: Friday, April 1 | 6PM-2AM
Where: The Marble Ring, 430 41st St S suite b, Birmingham, AL 35222
Admission: Free

2. Best Buddies Friendship Walk in Alabama

What: A fundraising walk benefiting Best Buddies, one of the world’s largest organizations dedicated to promoting inclusion for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). More info.
When: Saturday, April 2 | 10AM-2PM
Where: Oak Mountain State Park, 200 Terrace Dr, Pelham, AL 35124
Price: Free to walk

3. River & Creek Clean Up

Make Trussville beautiful. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

What: A cleanup event at designated locations through Trussville. Cleanup will be followed by prizes and more at Trussville’s Downtown Entertainment District. More info.
When: Saturday, April 2 | 2-4:30PM
Where: Trussville Entertainment District, Beech St Trussville, AL 35173
Price: Free to participate

4. Ramadan Feast

What: A gathering to break fast and observe worship rituals with Birmingham’s Islamic Society. People of all faiths are welcome.
April 2-24. More info.
Hoover Crescent Islamic Center, 2524 Hackberry Ln, Hoover, AL 35226
Register to attend: Online | 205.879.4247 | rita.taufique@bisweb.org

5. Spring Dinner benefiting Children’s Harbor

Helen Restaurant
Craft cocktails from Helen Restaurant. (Helen / Facebook)

What: Helen Restaurant’s first annual Spring Dinner fundraiser featuring an exclusive five-course meal. Wine + cocktails included. More info.
When: Monday, April 4 | 6-9PM
Where: Helen Restaurant, 2013 2nd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203
Price: $500/person

6. Opening Game for the Birmingham Barons

Birmingham Barons
Play ball! (Pat Byington / Bham Now)

What: Birmingham Barons kick off the season with a game against the Rocket City Trash Pandas at Regions Field. More info.
When: Friday, April 8 | 7:05PM
Where: Regions Field, 1401 1st Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233
Price: $10

7. Birmingham Botanical Gardens’ 2022 Spring Plant Sale

What: A spring plant sale offering a variety of choices from azaleas and natives to shrubs + heirloom vegetables. Proceeds benefit the ongoing stewardship and enhancement of the Gardens, education programs and outreach. More info.
Member Shopping – Friday, April 8, 10AM-5:30PM | Open to the Public – Saturday, April 9, 8AM-2PM
Where: Birmingham Botanical Gardens, 2612 Lane Park Rd, Birmingham, AL 35223
Price: Free admission

8. CahabaQue benefiting Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama

Time for the CahabaQue! (Bham Now)

What: An annual barbecue cook-off featuring teams of backyard and professional grillers. Attend for all-you-can-eat samples, live music + craft beer and vote for your favorite team. More info.
When: Saturday, April 9 | 1-5PM
Where: Cahaba Brewing Company, 4500 5th Ave South, Building C, Birmingham, Alabama 35222
Price: General Admission – $15 | VIP – $50

9. Ballet in the Park

What: A free ballet performance by the Magic City Performing Arts production company ensemble and children’s community cast. More info.
When: Saturday, April 9 | Pre-show with live music – 3PM; Performance – 4PM
Where: Railroad Park, 1600 1st Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233
Price: Free

10. Funky Fish Fry benefiting Mitchell’s Place + Autism Society of Alabama

Mitchell's Place, Funky Fish Fry
Funky Fish Fry. (Mitchell’s Place / Facebook)

What: Hosted by the Junior Boards of Mitchell’s Place and the Autism Society of Alabama, this event supports children affected by autism, and their families, in Birmingham. More info.
When: Saturday, April 9 | 11:30AM-5PM
Where: Avondale Brewing Company, 201 41st St S, Birmingham, AL 35222
Price: General Admission/Entry Only – $10 | 1 Ticket – $25 | 2 Tickets – $40 | To-Go Ticket – $15

11. Darter Festival benefiting Southern Environmental Center

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Help save the environment. (Avondale Brewing Company)

What:The 9th annual Darter Festival benefiting the Southern Environmental Center and their programs at Turkey Creek. Enjoy live music, food + drinks and kids’ activities. More info.
When: Sunday, April 10 | Noon-5PM
Where: Avondale Brewing Company, 201 41st St S, Birmingham, AL 35222
Price: $10-$50

12. The Magic Flute

What: One of the most beloved and performed operas of all time featuring vibrant characters and exquisite music and vocals. More info.
When: Sunday, April 10 | 2:30PM
Where: Harrison Theatre,  800 Lakeshore Dr, Birmingham, AL 35229
Price: Students – $10 | Adults – $20

13. Tap Takeover with Alabama Symphony Orchestra

What: Alabama Symphony Orchestra takes over TrimTab Brewing Company for the unveiling of a brand-new beer in honor of the orchestra’s 100th anniversary. The event includes pop-up performances by ASO musicians, the Alabama Ballet, Opera Birmingham, Red Mountain Theatre + more. TrimTab’s full selection of to-go and draft beer + food trucks will also be available for purchase. More info.
Thursday, April 14 | 5PM
TrimTab Brewing Company, 2721 5th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233

14. MIX 97.3 Swift & Sour Dance Party

What: A dance party at Iron City with music from Taylor Swift and Olivia Rodrigo. *Artists will not be in attendance. More info.
When: Friday, April 15 | 8PM
Where: Iron City, 513 22nd St S, Birmingham, AL 35233
Price: $25

15. The Black Cherry Tree Project: 33 Victims – Inaugural Exhibition

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Attend the event, April 16-30. (The Black Cherry Tree Project: 33 Victims / Facebook)

What: The Black Cherry Tree Project’s first ever public exhibition, this community art project commemorates the 33 documented lynching victims of Jefferson County, Alabama. The exhibition series features artworks in a range of mediums. *Appointment only. More info.
Daily, April 16-30 | 5-6PM
Where: Gallery VOX, 1623 Pinson St, Birmingham, AL 35217
Price: Free
Register: 205.841.9694 | galleryvox@gmail.com

16. Spring Edit

What: An outdoor event with live music from Pioneer Chicken Stand, flowers from Wild Honey Flower Truck, special drinks and extended store hours. More info.
When: Thursday, April 21 | 5:30-7:30PM
Where: Lane Parke Ct, Mountain Brook, AL 35223
Price: Free admission

17. Don Quixote Production

What: A classical ballet about a nobleman obsessed with stories of ancient chivalry. This production is performed by Alabama Ballet who will dance to live music by Alabama Symphony Orchestra. More info.
When: Friday-Sunday, April 22-24
Where: BJCC Concert Hall, 2130 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham, AL 35203

18 + 19. Magic City Art Connection and Corks & Chefs

Patrons looking at an exhibitor's booth at the 2019 Moss Rock Festival
Discover + support local artists. (Magic City Art Connection)

What: A beloved contemporary art festival in Birmingham, spotlighting juried fine artists, 25th Corks & Chefs: A Taste of Birmingham, live music and performances, food truck cafe, special installations + exhibitions. More info.
When: Friday, April 22, Noon-6pm | Saturday, April 23, 10AM-6PM | Sunday, April 24, 10AM-5PM
Where: Sloss Furnaces, 20 32nd St N, Birmingham, AL 35222
Festival + Corks & Chefs Tickets: On sale in April

20. Annual Mutt Strut: Dog-Friendly 5K + 1 Mile Fun Run 

Birmingham, Hand in Paw, Mutt Strut
Who’s ready for Mutt Strut? (Hand in Paw)

What: Hand in Paw’s 12th annual fundraising event featuring a 5K + 1 Mile Fun Run. Dogs welcome! More info.
When: Saturday, April 23 | 8AM-Noon
Where: Homewood Central Park, 1632 Oxmoor Rd, Homewood, AL 35209
Price: 5k $30 | 1-Mile Fun Run $25

21. Heights Hangout 2022

What:A fundraiser benefiting the ongoing beautification of Cahaba Heights. Enjoy live music, kids’ zone, pop-up shops + vendor booths. More info.
When: Sunday, April 24 | 2-7PM
Where: Heights Village, 3162 Heights Vlg, Birmingham, AL 35243
Price: $10 at gate

22. Magic Moments Magic Show

What: An exciting magic show benefiting Magic Moments, a local nonprofit granting non-medical moments to children ages 4-18 with chronic, life-threatening illnesses in Alabama. The show features world class magicians David Garrad and Tommy Ellison. Tickets include: pre-party entertainment, Magic Show general admission seating, chips, candy and drink ticket. More info.
When: Sunday, April 24 | 2-5PM
Where: Lyric Fine Arts Theatre, 1800 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203
Price: $25+ | Kids 3 and under – Free

23. Wine Women & Shoes benefiting Baptist Health Foundation

Shoe Guys
Shoe Guys at a previous event. (Wine Women + Shoes \ Facebook)

What: A fundraising event benefiting Baptist Health Foundation that brings women together with fine wine, shopping and auctions. More info.
When: April 28 | 5:30-9PM
Where: The Club, 1 Robert S Smith Dr, Birmingham, AL 35209
Price: $150

24. Dining out for Life benefiting AIDS Alabama

What: AIDS Alabama’s 13th annual Dining Out For Life event. Birmingham-area restaurants participate in the event in order to help raise funds and awareness for HIV services. More info.
When: Thursday, April 28 | 8AM-10PM
Participating restaurants
Donate to AIDS Alabama.

25. St. Elias Food & Cultural Festival

St. Elias Lebanese Food and Cultural Festival
Foodie heaven. (St. Elias Lebanese Food and Cultural Festival / Facebook)

What: The 24th annual Lebanese Food and Cultural Festival and return of an in-person event. Expect Lebanese food, live music, dancing demos, silent auction and church tours. More info.
When: Friday-Saturday, April 29-30 | 10AM-9PM
St. Elias Maronite Catholic Church, 836 8th St S, Birmingham, AL 35205
Free admission

26. PhilanthroPIG benefiting United Ability

What: A fundraising event benefiting United Ability. Expect a pork-based cooking competition where all dishes must feature the “other white meat.” More info.
When: Saturday, April 30 | VIP Entrance – 1:30PM | General Admission Entrance – 2:30PM
Where: Brock’s Gap Brewing Company, 500 Mineral Trace Suite 100, Hoover, AL 35244
Price: VIP – $75 | General Admission – $15

27. Jazz Cat Ball benefiting Greater Birmingham Humane Auxiliary

What: One of the largest animal rescue fundraisers in the South. Benefiting Greater Birmingham Humane Society, the Jazz Cat Ball includes a black-tie gala, seated dinner, live music, casino + live and online auctions. More info.
When: Saturday, April 30 | 6PM-Midnight
Where: Sheraton Birmingham Hotel Ballroom, 2101 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham, AL, 35203
Price: Varies

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