Birmingham Freedom Fest returns to The Magic City, July 29

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The return of Freedom Fest. (Freedom Fest Birmingham / Facebook)

Good news! Birmingham Freedom Fest is returning for the first in-person festival in three years. For all the details on this celebration and it’s return, keep reading.

What is Birmingham Freedom Fest?

Freedom Fest—a celebration of unity and purpose—is a music and empowerment festival hosted at Kelly Ingram Park. This year is the first year the festival is being held in-person since the COVID-19 pandemic. Freedom Fest took place virtually in 2020 and 2021, bringing in 60,000+ views across the United States.

The City of Birmingham describes Freedom Fest as a “celebration of heritage.” It is an event made to honor the triumphs of Birmingham’s civil rights history and its commitment to creating a united future. The festival will be part of the City of Birmingham’s commemoration of 60 years since the city’s efforts towards civil and human rights.

Mayor Randall Woodfin gave a statement expressing his excitement on the return of Freedom Fest.

“I join so many of our residents who are ecstatic about the return of Freedom Fest’s in-person experiences. Freedom Fest has always been an incredible celebration of the music and culture that defines our community, and this year will be no different. Attendees should expect a powerful day of empowering conversation and memorable musical performances that reflect the strength that defines our city.”

Randall L. Woodfin, Mayor, City of Birmingham

What can I expect?

There are various avenues for engagement for those who attend Birmingham Freedom Fest. A full session line-up will be announced soon, but for now, you can expect to see:

  • Empowerment—Thought-provoking and enlightening conversations will take place throughout the day to shine a light on civic engagement issues.
  • Entertainment—Stick around for the live music from local and national recording artists, musicians and creatives.

The City of Birmingham encourages everyone to come out and mark the 60th commemoration of Birmingham’s campaign for civil and human rights. Tickets are $25, for 12 full hours of celebration, education and culture.

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Callie Morrison
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