8 awesome weekend events in Birmingham including the Children’s of Alabama Indy Grand Prix—April 28-30

IU3A0209 8 awesome weekend events in Birmingham including the Children's of Alabama Indy Grand Prix—April 28-30
Race over to the Children’s of Alabama Indy Grand Prix this weekend. (Eventive Sports)

This weekend promises to be a fun and exciting time for those in The Magic City. Whether you’re a foodie, a culture buff, or an outdoor enthusiast, there’s something for everyone to enjoy from Friday, April 28-Sunday, April 30. Read on for all the details and happenings in Bham.

Weekend Events

Magic City Art Connection
View beautiful local art this weekend. (Magic City Art Connection)

1. Magic City Art Connection

  • What: Magic City Art Connection (MCAC) returns for its FAB 40th anniversary and it’s going to be an event you’ll never forget. From incredible artists featuring works of all mediums to amazing food and drinks including the 26th Corks & Chefs event, you won’t want to miss it.
  • When: Friday, April 28, Noon-6PM | Saturday, April 29, 10AM-6PM | Sunday, April 30, 10AM-5PM
  • Where: Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark
  • Cost: Advance – $11; At Gate – $15 (Includes admission to all 3 event days) | Kids 16 + under – Free
  • Tickets

2. Children’s of Alabama Indy Grand Prix

  • What: There’s no better way to spend the weekend than with friends and family at Barber Motorsports Park for the Children’s of Alabama Indy Grand Prix. The event will feature bonus highlights like a Fan Zone with Ferris Wheel, Wine & Beer Festival, INDY 5K and more.
  • When: Friday, April 28-Sunday, April 30 | Time varies day + activity
  • Where: Barber Motorsports Park
  • Cost: $25-$49 | Kids 15 & under – Free
  • Tickets

3. Bob Sykes BBQ & Blues Festival

  • What: Visit the 12th Annual Bob Sykes BBQ & Blues festival featuring award-winning national and local blues musicians playing, events for all ages, local artists and vendors and of course, tons of barbecue.
  • When: Saturday, April 29 | Noon-8PM
  • Where: DeBardeleben Park
  • Cost: General Admission Online – $20 | Day of Festival – $25
  • Tickets

4. Long Live: A Taylor Swift Inspired Dance Party

  • What: Party all night to a Taylor Swift inspired dance party that celebrates her eras tour. There will be lip syncing, costume contests, photo walls and more.
  • When: Saturday, April 29 | 8PM
  • Where: Iron City Bham
  • Cost: $40
  • Tickets

5. Christopher Collection Warehouse Sale

  • What: Stop by the Christopher Collection Warehouse Sale for stunning antiques, upholstery, beautiful art and more with everything 20% off. There will also be markdowns in the discount room up to 75% off.⁠
  • When: Saturday, April 29 | 9AM-1PM
  • Where: 2411 Morris Ave, Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Cost: Free Admission

6. Birmingham Walking Tour: Breathing Life into Landmarks

  • What: On this tour, you will discuss the redevelopment of some of Birmingham’s most cherished landmarks including revisiting some of the “12 Most Wanted” properties identified by Operation New Birmingham nearly 20 years ago. Explore how tax credits played a crucial role in revitalizing these buildings, and see first-hand the positive impact they have had on the community.
  • When: Saturday, April 29 | 9:30AM-11:30AM
  • Where: Vulcan Park and Museum
  • Cost: $20-$50
  • Tickets

7. Jewish Food and Culture Festival

  • What: Celebrate the 75th Yom Ha’Atzmaut (Israeli Independence Day) with tons of food and lots of fun. While the event is free, you will need to pay for the various delicious foods they’re offering.
  • When: Sunday, April 30 | 11AM-3PM
  • Where: Levite Jewish Community Center
  • Cost: Free Admission

8. Firehouse Block Party

  • What: Firehouse students will ROCK the block, performing everything from the Trammps to the Cramps and even some original songs. There will also be lots of local food trucks, too. This event is family-friendly and all proceeds will support the Firehouse Community Arts Center.
  • When: Sunday, April 30 | Noon-6PM
  • Where: Firehouse Community Arts Center
  • Cost: $12
  • Tickets

Looking Ahead

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Lauryn Stinson
Lauryn Stinson
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