8 exciting weekend events in Birmingham including a Mutt Strut—April 21-23

Deborah Michelle Photography 165 8 exciting weekend events in Birmingham including a Mutt Strut—April 21-23
Mutt Strut 2017. (Hand in Paw)

If you’re looking for fun events in Birmingham from Friday, April 21-Sunday, April 23, then look no further. We’ve got all the details on fun happenings below.

Weekend Events in The Magic City

Birmingham, Hand in Paw, Mutt Strut, Homewood Central Park
Strut you mutt at this fun event. (Hand in Paw / Facebook)

1. Hansel & Gretel

  • What: See the amazing performance of Hansel & Gretel by Opera Birmingham. In this must-see show, you’ll discover the classic tale as you enter a fantastical world where an enchanted forest leads two children to a candy house. There, they must escape from a wicked witch.
  • When: Friday, April 21, 7:30 PM | Sunday, April 23, 2:30 PM
  • Where: Dorothy Jemison Day Theater
  • Cost: Adult – $20+ | Student/Child – $10
  • Tickets

2. Spring North Alabama Vintage Market Days

  • What: Head up north this weekend for an amazing vintage market where you can shop tons of home decor, jewelry and clothing. There will also be fun live music and food trucks.
  • When: Friday, April 21, 10AM-4PM | Saturday, April 22, 10AM-4PM | Sunday, April 23, 10AM-3PM
  • Where: Cullman County Agricultural Center
  • Cost: Friday/Saturday – $10 | Sunday – $5
  • Tickets

3. Diamonds Direct Spring Showcase

  • What:  If you’re in the market for engagement rings, wedding bands or just looking to treat yourself to a special piece, now’s your time. While you sip and snack, you can shop 20% off on virtually all items like diamond earrings, engagement setting, wedding bands and more.
  • When: Friday, April 21, 10AM-7PM | Saturday, April 22, 10AM-6PM | Sunday, April 30, 12-6PM
  • Where: Diamonds Direct
  • Cost: Free Admission

4. ASC Presents Smokey Robinson

  • What: See acclaimed singer-songwriter Smokey Robinson live in Birmingham at the Jemison Concert Hall. This musician has been inducted into the Rock ’n’ Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame, so you know you’re in for an incredible experience.
  • When: Friday, April 21 | 8PM
  • Where: Jemison Concert Hall
  • Cost: $125+
  • Tickets

5. Mutt Strut 2023

  • What: Grab your furry friend and join Hand in Paw for a day in the great outdoors. There will be exciting races, contests and vendors – all while supporting Hand in Paw.
  • When: Saturday, April 22 | 7:30AM-Noon
  • Where: Homewood Central Park
  • Cost: 5K – $30 | Fun Run – $25 | Non-participants – Free
  • Tickets

6. Record Store Day

  • What: Join Seasick Records for a day of exclusive music drops. There will also be live music from local artists as well as artist signings.
  • When: Saturday, April 22 | 8AM-6PM
  • Where: Seasick Records
  • Cost: Free admission

7. Earth Day at McWane Science Center

  • What: Show some love for our planet by celebrating Earth Day with hands-on programming and more.
  • When: Saturday, April 22 | 10AM-5PM
  • Where: McWane Science Center
  • Cost: Included in general admission to McWane.
  • Tickets

8. Rising Tide BHM Community Market

  • What: Rising Tide Birmingham is hosting a special vendor market that features 20+ small businesses. They’ll even have baby goats to cuddle, a DJ and more. Come out and support local vendors who come together in a spirit of community over competition.
  • When: Sunday, April 23 | 1-4PM
  • Where: Cahaba Brewing
  • Cost: Free admission

Looking Ahead

Dining Out For Life
Help support a great cause and eat delicious food. (Dining Out For Life / Facebook)

Dining Out for Life®

  • When: Thursday, April 27 | All day
  • Where: Locations vary, check website for participants
  • Cost: Free admission

Astronomy Week

  • When: Wednesday,April 26-Friday, April 28, 9AM-5PM | Saturday, April 29, 10AM-5PM | Sunday, April 30, Noon-5PM
  • Where: McWane Science Center
  • Cost: Included in general admission to McWane.
  • Tickets

Magic City Art Connection

  • When: Friday, April 28-Sunday, April 30 | Times vary by activity
  • Where: Sloss Furnaces
  • Cost: $13
  • Tickets

2023 Children’s of Alabama Indy Grand Prix

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