Birmingham’s wedding industry is revving back up. Here are the trends you may see this year

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Birmingham wedding season is in full swing! Photo via Iron City on Facebook

In case your Instagram feed hasn’t turned into a steady stream of white dresses, immaculate makeup and pretty flowers, you might not realize it’s wedding season in Alabama.. We talked with a few of the most popular wedding venues in the Birmingham area to get the scoop on how the pandemic changed the industry and how they are bouncing back.

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Magic City Brewfest is back June 12 at Sloss Furnaces. Get tickets today with code BHAMNOW

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The Brewfest is back! Photo via Magic City Brewfest

Magic City Brewfest is back this year! Birmingham’s favorite beer festival returns at its original location at Sloss Furnaces with nearly 50 breweries in attendance. Keep reading to learn how to have the best Brewfest possible this year and get the early-bird special with code BHAMNOW.

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Darterfest is coming to Avondale Brewing May 23. Here’s what you need to know

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Get ready for Darterfest 2021! Photo via Southern Environmental Center

The eighth annual Darterfest, hosted by the Southern Environmental Center, is back this year at Avondale Brewing. Celebrating one of the the rarest fish on Earth, this is truly a one-of-a-kind, don’t-miss festival. Keep reading to get all the details.

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Protect the hearts of those you love during the Birmingham Heart Walk, May 13-June 12

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Walking for hearts. Photo via American Heart Association

Ready. Set. Move. The Birmingham Heart Walk benefiting the American Heart Association is back again, Thursday, May 13 to Saturday, June 12. Read on to find out why locals are choosing to help protect the hearts of others and how you can too. Ready to sign up? Register here.

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Action packed guide to Lake Guntersville State Park for Memorial Day and beyond

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Have an adventure at Lake Guntersville. Photo via Lake Guntersville

Memorial Day Weekend is made for being outdoors and relaxing. But if you’re traveling to a sunny, water-bound destination, it doesn’t always end up very refreshing. Beaches are crowded and you get sand in places you don’t want sand. For the ideal Memorial Day Weekend, we suggest visiting Lake Guntersville in North Alabama. Here are four reasons why.

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Win cool prizes, eat great food + race to support local children at the Spring Scramble 5K on May 15

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Whether you’re going for a PR or a jog, you don’t want to miss this race. Photo via Children’s of Alabama

Looking for a way to support children in Birmingham while making fun memories with your crew? Sign up now for the 15th annual Spring Scramble 5K Road Race on Saturday, May 15. Proceeds will benefit UAB’s community outreach and advocacy organization—a win for everyone.

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Try the new “Momosa” + more at Iron City’s Mother’s Day Brunch, May 9th

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If you need plans for Mother’s Day, be sure to swing by Iron City Grill! Photo via Iron City

Searching for Mother’s Day plans for that special woman in your life? Look no further. Iron City Grill will be hosting a fabulous Mother’s Day brunch and unveiling TWO extra-special brunch specials on Sunday, May 9th—and trust us, you don’t want to miss it. Here are all the details.

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Birmingham Barons, fireworks + Mother’s Day events, May 7-9

Artists at Birmingham Art Crawl. Photo via Birmingham Art Crawl on Facebook

Batter up for an impressive weekend, May 7-9, Birmingham! We’ve got Baron’s Baseball + after-game fireworks, Eat in the Streets, and, of course, Mother’s Day! Now hurry and make your plans (and be sure to take safety precautions!)—these events are only getting hotter.

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