Celebrate Juneteenth, Father’s Day + more with these weekend events—June 17-19

Discover the newest mural by E.L. Chisolm in Birmingham’s 4th Ave Business District. (Sabrina Palmer / Bham Now)

This weekend is a BIG one with Juneteenth and Father’s Day both taking place on Sunday, June 19. Good thing we have the rundown of everything you need to celebrate these special days and more! Read on for what’s happening around Birmingham, June 17-19.

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Top Weekend Event: Backyard Boogie – Juneteenth Celebration

  • Why go? Commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African Americans and celebrating Black culture, the event features special guests, “Magic Walks” throughout the Civil Rights District, children’s activities and more. You’ll event meet local authors during the Authors Village.
  • When: Saturday, June 18 | 10AM-4PM
  • Where: The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
  • Cost: Free admission

5 more weekend events in The Magic City

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Cool down with a frozen watermelon margarita. (The Essential / Facebook)

1. Euphonious 2

Why go: It’s one of Birmingham’s newest music and technology festivals with headliners including Better Than Ezra, Maddie & Tae, Colbie Caillat, YouTube sensation Harry Mack and Collective Soul. 
When: Friday-Sunday, June 17-19| 5:30-10PM
Where: The Birmingham Zoo
Cost: $99+ | Kids under 6 – Free

2. Mercantile by Miller Anniversary Celebration

Why go? Signature refreshments, outstanding merchandise + featured chef offerings from Simply Infused Olive Oil… need I say more?
Friday, June 17-Saturday, June 18 | 11AM-3PM
Where: The Mercantile by Miller
Cost: Free admission

3. Birmingham Stallions vs Tampa Bay Bandits

Why go? It’s the final home game of the season! Support the Birmingham Stallions as they take on the Tampa Bay Bandits.  
When: Saturday, June 18 | 3PM
Where: Protective Stadium
Cost: $10

4. ATREVETE Latinx Pride Fest

Why go? This celebration is the party of the weekend for the LGBT community and its allies. Share, dance + enjoy!
When: Saturday, June 18 | 6PM-Midnight
Where: Ghost Train Brewing Co
Cost: $10

5. Juneteenth Festival in The Magic City

Why go? Check out the hottest food trucks in Birmingham, vendors, a live band, firework show, African dancers + foreshow—plus an abundance of Black excellence. 
When: Sunday, June 19 | 4-10PM
Where: 521 3rd Ave W, Birmingham, 35204
Cost: $10

For more happenings, visit our events calendar.

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Sunflower lovin’. (Matthew Niblett / Bham Now)

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