27 festivities you don’t want to miss this June

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Don’t miss the Mountain Wake Games this June. (Flip Side Watersports / Facebook)

Are you ready for a June packed with summer-inspired events? The Greater Birmingham Area is the place to be! From food truck festivals and Juneteenth celebrations to live theatre and high-action water sports, there’s something for everyone to enjoy across in our guide below.

1. Art After 5: GOLDEN GIRLS

  • What: Channel your inner Dorothy, Rose, Blanche and Sophia for this after-hours event at the Birmingham Museum of Art. You’ll explore the world of the Golden Girls with an evening of art, music and maker activities. More info.
  • When: Thursday, June 1 | 5-9PM
  • Where: Birmingham Art Museum, 2000 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Cost: Free admission
  • RSVP

2. Coppélia

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(Alabama Ballet / Facebook)
  • What: You’ll be swept away by this light-hearted ballet featuring the romantic tale of Franz and the beautiful CoppĂ©lia. More info.
  • When: Friday, June 2 + Saturday, June 3, 7:30PM | Saturday, June 2 + Sunday, June 4, 2:30PM
  • Where: Dorothy Jemison Day Theater, 800 19th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Cost: $45-$55
  • Tickets

3. The Market at Pepper Place

The Market at Pepper Place
Nothing beats the Market at Pepper Place. (The Farmers Market at Pepper Place / Facebook)
  • What: Support local at this weekly farmers market in Birmingham. Shop produce, homemade baked goods, handcrafted art and more. Open rain or shine. More info.
  • When: Saturday, June 3, 10, 17 + 24 | 7AM-Noon
  • Where: The Market at Pepper Place, 2829 2nd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233
  • Cost: Free admission

4. So So Spiffy June Shopping Shindig 

  • What: Shop this annual warehouse sale for fab home decor. You’ll find brand-new pieces at discount prices, like antiques, couches, lamps and more. More info.
  • When: Friday, June 9, Noon-6PM | Saturday, June 10, 10AM-6PM
  • Where: So So Spiffy, 1218 2nd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Cost: Free admission

5. Birmingham R&B Music Experience featuring Tyrese + more

6. Shrek The Musical

Shrek
Catch Shrek the Musical June 2-25. (Red Mountain Theatre / Facebook)
  • What: Grab the fam for this one-of-a-kind, hilarious fairy tale. In this must-see musical, Shrek—the always unsocial ogre—must leave his quiet swamp to venture into the Land of Duloc for the first time. Follow him as he braves the cruelty of Lord Farquaad, a fire-breathing dragon, a high-energy donkey companion and falling in love with Princess Fiona. More info.
  • When: Saturday, June 2-25 | 2PM, 2:30PM + 7:30PM depending on date 
  • Where: Red Mountain Theatre, 1600 3rd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233
  • Cost: $27-$62
  • Tickets

7. Funky Food Truck Festival benefiting AIDS Alabama

AIDS Alabama
Get funky at this don’t-miss food truck festival. (AIDS Alabama / Facebook)
  • What: Get down and get funky at this awesome annual event. Benefiting AIDS Alabama, the Funky Food Truck Festival offers an afternoon of great eats from local food trucks, brews from Cahaba Brewing, vendors and pop-up shops. More info.
  • When: Saturday, June 3 | 1-5PM
  • Where: Cahaba Brewing Co, 4500 5th Ave S, #C, Birmingham, AL 35222
  • Cost: Free admission

8. Irondale Auto Classic

9. Los Barons Night benefiting ¡HICA!

Regions Field
Take me out to the ball game. (Birmingham Barons / Facebook)
  • What: Head to Regions Field for a fun-filled night of baseball, music, food and dancing with Los Barons. This exciting event raises funds for ¡HICA!, a community development and advocacy organization that champions economic equality, civic engagement, and social justice for Latino and immigrant families in Alabama. More info.
  • When: Saturday, June 3 | 6:30PM
  • Where: Regions Field, 1401 1st Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233
  • Cost: $22 (includes T-shirt)
  • Tickets

10. My Hero Convention: Alabama 2023

  • What: Celebrate the countless heroes in anime and pop culture during this family-friendly event. Expect vendors, guest appearances, artists, fan groups and more. More info.
  • When: Saturday, June 3 – 10AM-6PM | Sunday, June 4 – 11AM-5PM | Kids 10 and under – FREE
  • Where: The BJCC, 2100 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Cost: $30-$50
  • Tickets

11. Vulcan’s 119th Birthday Bash

Vulcan
Celebrate Vulcan’s 119th. (Vulcan Park & Museum)
  • What: Slip on your party hats—Vulcan turns 119 on Sunday, June 4. Celebrate this momentous occasion with live performances, delicious food, guest appearances and local vendors like the Birmingham Squadron. More info.
  • When: Sunday, June 4 | Noon-4PM
  • Where: Vulcan Park & Museum, 1701 Valley View Dr, Birmingham, AL 35209
  • Cost: Adults – $10 | Kids (5-12) – $6 | Kids 4 and under – FREE
  • Tickets

12. Hike for Hope benefiting American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

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Hike for Hope, June 10. (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – Alabama Chapter / Facebook)

13. 2023 Caribbean Food and Music Festival

  • What: Head to Debardeleben Park in Bessemer for a family-friendly day filled with music, live performances, dances and fun for all. More info.
  • When: Saturday, June 10 | 11AM-8PM
  • Where: Debardeleben Park, 1623 2nd Ave N, Bessemer, AL 35020
  • Cost: Free admission

14. Birmingham 25th Anniversary Concert

  • What: Prepare for one of the most entertaining concert parties to hit the streets this summer. During this concert, you’ll hear music from Juvenile, Trick, Trina, JT Money and more. More info.
  • When: Saturday, June 10 | 7-11:30PM
  • Where: Legacy Arena, 1898 9th Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Cost: $30
  • Tickets

15. 2023 Central Alabama Pride Parade

Central Alabama Pride
Support pride month all June long. (Central Alabama Pride / Facebook)
  • What: Show your pride during the annual Central Alabama Pride Parade. This year’s event will feature local organizations, businesses, community partners and tons of fun. More info.
  • When: Saturday, June 10 | 7:30PM
  • Where: 7th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233
  • Cost: Free admission

16. Furnace Fest Benefit Bash 

  • What: Throw your hands in the air for live music performances at one of Bham’s coolest spots—Sloss Furnaces. Not only will you get to see bands like Darkest Hour, The Acacia Strain and Integrity, but you’ll also be helping raise funds for Sloss Furnaces. More info.
  • When: Saturday, June 17 | 1PM
  • Where: Sloss Furnaces, 20 32nd St N, Birmingham, AL, 35222
  • Cost: Show – $35 | Parking – $10
  • Tickets

17. Birmingham Legion FC

  • What: Prepare to yell GOAL as you watch the Birmingham Legion compete this June in two action-packed matches. More info.
  • When: Saturday, June 17, 6:30PM | Wednesday, June 21, 7PM
  • Where: Protective Stadium, 1020 24th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Cost: $10+
  • Tickets

18. Juneteenth in The Magic City Festival

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  • What: Celebrate Black excellence in Bham with the city’s hottest food trucks, a live band with a celebrity headliner, a fireworks show, giveaways and more. More info.
  • When: Sunday, June 18 | 4-10PM
  • Where: Club M, 521 3rd Ave W, Birmingham, AL 35204
  • Cost: $20
  • Tickets

19. Peter Pan

Peter Pan
See Peter Pan this June. (Virginia Samford Theatre / Facebook)
  • What: Join Peter Pan, Tinkerbell and Captain Hook for this high-flying Tony Award-winning musical. Expect iconic songs like I’m Flying and I Won’t Grow Up, plus lots of pixie dust to keep your kid-like spirits flowing. More info.
  • When: Thursday, June 15-July 2 | Thursdays-Saturdays 7:30PM, Sundays 2:30PM
  • Where: Virginia Samford Theatre – Mainstage, 1116 26th St S, Birmingham, AL 35205
  • Cost: $45 | Students – $23
  • Tickets

20. Magic City Book Ball

What: Dress to impress in ballgowns, tuxes or in cosplay of your fave literary character. This event features an evening of hors-d’oeuvres, dancing, costume contests, door prizes and giveaways. Best-selling authors across all genres will also be there for an afternoon of book signings. More info.
When: Saturday, June 17 | 2-9PM
Where: Hyatt Regency Birmingham – The Wynfrey Hotel, 1000 Galleria Cir, Birmingham, AL 35244
Cost: $20-$150
Tickets

21. Taste of Birmingham “Blues & Brews” Food Festival

Avondale Brewing
Avondale Brewing. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)
  • What: The Taste of Birmingham “Blues & Brews” Food Festival returns to Avondale this June during Father’s Day Weekend. Don’t miss out on food, merch, music and more. The first 100 dads to show up to the event score free beer, so make plans to show up early! More info.
  • When: Sunday, June 18 | 1-6PM
  • Where: Avondale Brewing Co, 201 41st St S, Birmingham, AL 35222
  • Cost: $10
  • Tickets

22. Salute to Our Heroes

  • What: Enjoy music, cocktails, dinner and a silent auction while supporting Hire Heroes USA. This organization helps US military members, veterans and their spouses search for and acquire job opportunities. More info.
  • When: Thursday, June 22 | 6-10PM
  • Where: The Florentine, 2102 2nd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Cost: $50
  • Tickets

23. United Way of Central Alabama’s Centennial Celebration

United Way
We are so excited to see what the future holds for United Way. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)
  • What: Celebrate 100 years of service with the United Way of Central Alabama. This special event features live music, food, performers, art, games and much more. More info.
  • When: Saturday, June 24 | 3-8PM
  • Where: City Walk BHAM, Block D, 19th Street to Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. N
  • Cost: Free admission
  • Register

24. Electric Avenue – The 80’s MTV Experience

  • What: From new wave to glam metal, the music hits from the 80s are back for one stellar night during this high-energy concert at Iron City. More info.
  • When: Saturday, June 24 | 8PM
  • Where: Iron City Bham, 513 22nd St S, Birmingham, AL 35233
  • Cost: $22
  • Tickets

25. Made Market

  • What: Shop 40+ makers, enjoy food and drinks and support local during this must-attend summer event. More info.
  • When: Saturday, June 24 | 10AM-5PM
  • Where: Events at Haven, 2515 6th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233
  • Cost: Free admission

26. 2023 Mountain Wake Games

Flip Side Watersports
(Flip Side Watersports / Facebook)
  • What: Love high-action water sports? This annual event brings athletes and spectators together for two fun days filled with wakeboard contests, food, vendors, music and door prizes. More info.
  • When: Saturday, June 24 + Sunday, June 25 | 8AM
  • Where: FlipSide Watersports located at Oak Mountain State Park, 8195 John Findlay III Drive, Birmingham, AL 35242
  • Cost: $20-$65
  • Tickets

27. 2023 Alabama Speedgolf Open benefiting RMHCA

  • What: Hit, run, repeat! Show off your speedgolf skills during this annual event benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama. This fast-paced competition, open to amateurs and pros, features 9-, 18- and 36-hole course options. Winners receive a portion of $3,000  in cash and prizes. More info.
  • When: June 24-25
  • Where: Oak Mountain State Park, 200 Terrace Dr, Pelham, AL 35124
  • Cost: $21.99-$184.99
  • Register

For more events happening around The Magic City, visit the Greater Birmingham Convention & Visitors Bureau’s website and follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

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