Secret Stages celebrates 10 years as the ultimate Birmingham festival

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City Electric played at Secret Stages in 2018. The festival highlights up-and-coming artists. Photo via Tyler Woods for Secret Stages

Secret Stages is celebrating its 10th anniversary in Birmingham this year. The music discovery festival spotlights the Magic City’s thriving arts scene. Keep reading to learn more about the unique event’s legacy and future. Tickets are on sale now.

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Cheers! 3 reasons not to miss Crush Wine + Food Festival Sept. 25th. Save $10 with code BHAMNOW

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Put your sommelier skills to the test at Crush Wine and Food Festival. Photo via Crush Wine and Food Festival

It’s never too early to start prepping for a weekend of wine, plus a lot of other good things. The seventh annual Crush Wine and Food Festival returns to Huntsville this year on September 25. It may be a few months away, but tickets are already on sale. Use the code BHAMNOW to get $10 off your tickets. Keep reading for all the details.

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Habitat for Humanity’s Grill to Build

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April 4, 2020 @ 11:00 am 2:30 pm

Our 12th annual backyard BBQ competition and festival; fun for the entire family! There will be live music, face painting, kids workshop, and moon bounces. Teams compete for the best BBQ and bragging rights. Event attendees get all-you-can-eat samples of the best chicken, beef brisket, ribs, sauce, and pork butt in town!

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April 4, 2020
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5 things to know about Sidewalk Film Festival on August 20-26, including ‘White Tide: The Legend of Culebra’. Sign up for the Bham Now newsletter to win FREE tickets!

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A big lineup of indie films, lots of parties and all those moviegoers ready for their closeups. Photo by Joseph De Sciose via Sidewalk Film Festival

So many films! So many events! Our very own Sidewalk Film Festival celebrates 20 years, and it’s all happening August 20-26 in different venues around Birmingham. Get your tickets now.

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Shots from the Magic City Caribbean Food and Music Festival Parade at Linn Park (photo gallery)

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One woman in full carnival costume shows off the rich, colorful history of the Caribbean at the Magic City Caribbean Food and Music Festival in Birmingham. Photo by Anne Holmes for Bham Now.

If you caught my last article on Caribbean restaurants, you got a sneak peak at some of Birmingham’s Latin gems. Hungry for more, I went to the Magic City Caribbean Food and Music Festival this past Saturday, where I got to eat even more Caribbean food! Check out the pictures I took of the parade: Continue reading “Shots from the Magic City Caribbean Food and Music Festival Parade at Linn Park (photo gallery)”

Do Dah Day is Birmingham’s ultimate animal lover’s party

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Do Dah Day.  Photo by Larry O. Gay for Bham Now

Nearly 40 years ago some animal-loving friends got together on Birmingham’s Southside and had a party.

From that fateful day, Do Dah Day was born. Now, four decades later, that neighborhood gathering has turned into one of the largest animal loving festivals in Birmingham and the entire state.

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Exceptional Foundation’s 14th Annual Chili Cook-off; cold brews & hot chili

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Chili cookoff. Via- Exceptional Foundation

Spring seems to be in the air. If you’re like me, you are ready to get outside and enjoy the warmer temperatures. It’s still a little nippy, so grab a windbreaker and some friends and head to one of the spring’s first outdoor festivals in the area.

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2nd Annual Birmingham Winter Beer Fest 2018, 60+ breweries, food and music

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Join us at the 2nd annual Birmingham Winter Beer Fest. via- Facebook.

Red Mountain Entertainment’s Birmingham Winter Beer Fest is back.  Act fast to get early bird pricing.

It seems hard to remember a time when there wasn’t a plethora of cool craft beers to search out and enjoy. Saturday, Feb. 3, at the BJCC, the hunt for your favorite brew will be even easier. Grab your crew and join us! Continue reading “2nd Annual Birmingham Winter Beer Fest 2018, 60+ breweries, food and music”

The 15th Annual Bare Hands Gallery Dia de los Muertos at Pepper Place

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Día de los Muertos flyer Via – Día de los Muertos Alabama Facebook.

The Bare Hands Gallery annual Day of the Dead Festival is a celebration of lost loved ones. Dia de Los Muertos is a great experience that honors the tradition of Mexico’s remembrance holiday. It’s back in Birmingham for the 15th year. Come out and see what this holiday is all about!

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Moss Rock Festival, an eco-creative celebration of nature, smart-living, art + design

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What Is an Eco-Creative festival, you might ask?

November 4 & 5, The first full weekend in the month, grab your family and friends and discover the Moss Rock Festival, a hybrid experience with nature, smart-living, art + design at its core…plus there’s great food and music!

Featured Artist, Tracie Noles-Ross,  Moss Rock Poster Design. Via – www.mossrockfestival.com.

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Secret Stages: Birmingham’s best unkept secret

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Secret Stages 2016. Photo via Secret Stages / Photo by Tyler Woods

This weekend, August 4th & 5th, marks an exciting annual event for music lovers and musical acts across the Southeast. Secret Stages, the music discovery festival held in downtown Birmingham’s Loft District, returns for the 7th year with all signs of being better than ever.

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