7 fun-filled weekend events in The Magic City including an African Heritage Festival—June 16-18

IMG 7883 22 7 fun-filled weekend events in The Magic City including an African Heritage Festival—June 16-18
The patio at Avondale Brewing is waiting for you to enjoy Blues & Brews this weekend. (Bham Now)

Whether you need ideas on how to celebrate father’s day weekend, Juneteenth or all the happenings in Birmingham, we’ve got you covered with the best events below.

Weekend Events

Cheers to that. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

1. Jake Hayes Memorial Golf Tournament

  • What: Celebrate the life and legacy of Jacob “Jake” Arthur Hayes. All proceeds will benefit Hope for Autumn Foundation, a local 501(c)3 nonprofit. There will be complimentary craft beer cards, special putting & long drive competitions and more.
  • When: Friday, June 16 | 12-6PM
  • Where: Highland Park Golf Course
  • Cost: $150-$500
  • Tickets

2. Birdsong Farmers Market

  • What: Visit this small, laid back farmers market featuring local AL produce, baked goods, and now hot food vendors.
  • When: Saturday, June 17 | 7AM-Noon
  • Where: 2824 5th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233
  • Cost: Free admission

3. SUMMERFEST BBQ with Jenni’s Mixtape!

  • What: Visit this concert series hosted in Vestavia Hills. Bring your whole family for a day of delicious BBQ and live music featuring Jenni’s Mixtape.
  • When: Saturday, June 17 | 6:30-9PM
  • Where: Wald Park
  • Cost: Free admission

4. African Heritage Festival

  • What: Celebrate the vibrant traditions of African cultures and the Birmingham Museum of Art’s African art galleries with the return of the African Heritage Festival. Participate in face painting fun as well as sample authentic Nairobi cuisine from Sahani.
  • When: Saturday, June 17 | 10AM-2PM 
  • Where: Birmingham Museum of Art
  • Cost: Free registration
  • RSVP

5. Welcome To The Cookout

  • What: Join the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute for their Juneteenth cookout. This event includes free gallery tours, food trucks, workshops and more. 
  • When: Saturday, June 17 | 10AM-4PM
  • Where: Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
  • Cost: Free admission
  • Register

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

  • 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.
  • When: Sunday. June 18 | 1-6PM
  • Where: Avondale Brewing
  • Cost: $10
  • Tickets

7. Steel City Jazz Festival

  • What: The Steel City Smooth Jazz Festival is back and better than ever with live music celebrating various music genres with an emphasis on Smooth Jazz and R&B. 
  • When: Saturday, June 16-Sunday, June 17
  • Where: Linn Park
  • Cost: Day + weekend passes start at $99
  • Tickets

Looking Ahead

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Visit this open house party at Common at The Frank. (Common at The Frank)

Common at The Frank Open House Launch Party

United Way of Central Alabama’s Centennial Celebration

Visiting more places in Alabama this weekend? Check out events in Huntsville.

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Lauryn Stinson
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