9 local weekend events, scrumptious Donut Day recs + more—June 3-5

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Donut worry, be happy. Grab a dozen from Donut Joe’s. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

Kickstart the weekend in a glaze of glory—National Donut Day is Friday, June 3. But that’s not all! Along with delicious donut recs, we have nine don’t-miss events taking place around Birmingham, June 3-5. The only problem—figuring out how to attend them all! Read on for all the details.

  • That’s Hot: James Beard winner Chef Hastings of Hot & Hot Fish Club leads an “In the Kitchen” Cooking Demo at Pepper Place Farmer’s Market this Saturday, June 4. Catch the free demo 9-9:30AM to learn how to make his signature mini tomato salad. 
Birmingham, Central AL Pride, parade, Pridefest
It’s time for PRIDE! (Central AL Pride)
  • Summer shopping on your mind? A road trip to Huntsville’s 5 Points neighborhood will lead you to these fab shopping spots

8 Weekend Events in The Magic City

Actors performing a play at Birmingham Children's Theatre
Get outdoors this summer during Adventure Theatre.  (Birmingham Children’s Theatre)

1. Adventure Theatre: with Ranger Musky and The Mystery Beast

  • Why go? Birmingham Children’s Theatre is teaming up with local wild spaces in this all-new one-of-a-kind immersive experience. During this exciting outdoor journey, you’ll go on an epic quest to find a new and mysterious creature recently spotted in our local nature preserves. Recommended for kids ages 4-10.
  • When: Friday-Saturday, June 3-4 | 10AM-5:30PM | More dates
  • Where: Red Mountain Park, 2011 Frankfurt Dr, Birmingham, AL 35211
  • Cost: Adults $20 | Kids $10
  • Tickets

2. Kinky Boots 

  • Why go? During this Tony Award-winning production, follow Charlie Price who has reluctantly inherited his father’s near-bankrupt shoe factory. After meeting a fabulous entertainer named Lola, the unusual duo works together to turn the factory around. 
  • When: June 3-5 | Friday, 8PM | Saturdays, 2PM + 8PM | Sundays, 2PM | More dates
  • Where: Red Mountain Theatre, 1600 3rd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233
  • Cost: $20+
  • Tickets

3. Zoo Brews

  • Why go? You’ll experience a fantastic selection of the finest specialty brews + wines with The Birmingham Zoo as your backdrop.
  • When: Friday, June 3 | 5-8PM
  • Where: The Birmingham Zoo, 2630 Cahaba Rd, Birmingham, AL 35223
  • Cost: General Admission – $45 | Designated Driver – $15
  • Tickets

4. Spiffy’s Shopping Shindig

  • Why go? It’s your only time in June to shop So So Spiffy for curated collections of rugs, sofas, chairs, dining tables, accessories + art—all for 60% off. 
  • When: Friday, June 3, Noon-6PM | Saturday, June 4, 10AM-3PM
  • Where: So So Spiffy, 1218 2nd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Cost: Free admission

5. African Heritage Festival

  • Why go? You and the fam will celebrate vibrant traditions of African cultures + experience African art galleries, art activities, folk music workshops, African drumming, food tastings + more. 
  • When: Saturday, June 4 | 10AM-5PM
  • Where: Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Cost: Free admission

6. Funky Food Truck Festival benefiting AIDS Alabama 

  • Why go? You’ll be supporting local nonprofit AIDS Alabama while enjoying great food from some of Birmingham’s best food trucks, local beer, artisans + pop-up shops.
  • When: Saturday, June 4 | 1-5PM
  • Where: Cahaba Brewing Co, 4500 5th Ave S Building C, Birmingham, AL 35222
  • Cost: Free admission

7. Lakeview Hullabaloo 

  • Why go? You won’t be able to resist this music festival that celebrates community, music, food, drink and Lakeview’s history. 
  • When: Saturday, June 4 | 2PM-Midnight
  • Where: 29th St S, Birmingham, AL 35233
  • Cost: Advance $25 | Gate $30 | VIP – $100 | Kids 12 + under – Free
  • Tickets​​​​​​​

8. Alabama Comic Con

For more happenings, visit our events calendar

Looking Ahead

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You had me at “s’more”. (BridgeWays)

PLUS: The Taste of 4th Avenue Jazz Festival returns after 3 years this August. Details

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