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    FESTIVALS

    Feast of Saint Mark Italian Festival

    Presented by Feast of Saint Mark

    April 30, 2016

    Saturday, April 30, 2016, will be our 5th annual Feast of Saint Mark Italian Festival (FOSM) in Birmingham, Alabama. For years, many people in the community have hoped for such a “festa” or feast celebrating Italian culture in traditional Italian style. After the success of the inaugural event in 2012, anticipation and excitement for each year’s festival has continued to grow. Every year since, FOSM ...more


    Splash 101 Painting & BYOB

    Presented by Splash101painting

    March 27 - May 7, 2016

    We create different painting and byob every weekend by also travel if needed.We offer adult &kids classes $25 per person


    Birmingham Rose Show

    Presented by Birmingham Rose Society at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    May 7 - May 8, 2016

    The Birmingham Rose Society invites you to come see, smell, photograph and enjoy roses Mother's day weekend at the beautiful Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

    It's one of the largest...more

    Oak Mountain Spring State Fair

    Presented by Live Nation at Oak Mountain Amphitheatre, Pelham

    April 28 - May 8, 2016

    Offering a wide assortment of family-friendly fun.


    Make-A-Wish Mayfest

    Presented by Make-A-Wish Alabama at Avondale Brewing Company, Birmingham

    May 14, 2016

    Make-A-Wish Mayfest will be held at Avondale Brewing Company in Birmingham on Saturday, May 14th, 2016. Attendees can sample fare from local food trucks and restaurants, enjoy craft beer by...more

    Do Dah Day

    Presented by Do Dah Day, Inc. at Caldwell Park, Birmingham

    May 14, 2016

    Do Dah Day grew out of an idea in 1979 and has raised almost $1.5 million since! The South’s craziest parade kicks off at 11:01 a.m. on the streets of Highland Avenue in Birmingham’s...more

    German Beer Fest

    Presented by FDSK German Culture Club at Das Haus: German Club, Birmingham

    May 14, 2016

    Come and join us for Birmingham's first German Beer Fest! 

    Listen to traditonal German music and have a snack while you experience our incredible beer selection. This unique...more

    Itty Bitty Birthday

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    May 14, 2016

    Itty Bitty Magic City is turning one, and it’s time for a party! Join us for a celebration at McWane Science Center with special programs, live entertainment, outdoor activities, and even...more

    7th Annual Bob Sykes Bbq and Blues Festival

    Presented by Bob Sykes Bbq and Blues Festival

    May 21, 2016

    Bessemer, Alabama  In a state known for its music and bbq, the 7th Annual Bob Sykes Bbq and Blues Festival combines the best of both Saturday, May 21st. The event will take place at the...more

    Funk Fest Birmingham

    at Legion Field Stadium--Birmingham Park and Recreation Board, Birmingham

    May 21, 2016

    PERFORMING ARTISTS
    New Edition
    GUY
    8BALL & MJG
    SILK
    More To Be Announced
    *Performing artists are subject to change.


    Cahaba Lily Festival

    Presented by West Blocton Improvement Committee at Cahaba Lily Center, West Blocton

    May 21, 2016

    Hymenocallis coronaria is the proper name for the plant commonly referred to as the Cahaba Lily. In some areas such as South Carolina and Georgia, the plant is referred to as the Shoals Lily. The...more

    Birmingham International Street Fair

    Presented by Birmingham Multicultural Association at Sojourns - A Fair Trade Store, Birmingham

    May 21, 2016

    Come join us for the 4th annual Birmingham International Street Fair in downtown Birmingham.  Saturday May 21st from 10am-4pm on 3rd Ave North and 20th Street North.  Bringing...more

    Barber Historics

    Presented by Barber Motorsports Park at Barber Motorsports Park, Leeds

    May 20 - May 22, 2016

    The Historic Motor Sports Association (HMSA) in association with ZOOM Motorsports and the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum is pleased to announce that the second annual Barber Historics will be...more

    Antique Motorcycle Club of America Lucas Oil Vintage Motorcycle Classic

    Presented by Antique Motorcycle Club of America at Barber Motorsports Park, Leeds

    May 27 - May 29, 2016

    AMCA is hosting a new AMCA National Event at the legendary Barber Motorsports Park.

    Event Highlights:

    * 850 acres of rolling parkland.
    * Fan Zone for non-parts vending and...more

    Steel City Jazz Festival

    Presented by St. Aloysius School at Linn Park, Birmingham

    June 2 - June 4, 2016

    The 3rd annual Steel City Jazz Festival is an event that you will never forget.Held during June 2-4 2016 at Linn Park. With our phenomenal line up, easy access and discounted ticket prices, this...more

    Rock the South

    June 3 - June 4, 2016

    The Biggest Party in the South is ready to Rock in 2016 with our biggest lineup yet! Come party with Florida Georgia Line, Thomas Rhett, Cole Swindell, John Michael Montgomery, Kelsea Ballerini,...more

    Vespertine by Tracie Noles Ross

    Presented by Naked Art Gallery at Naked Art Gallery, Birmingham

    May 20 - June 4, 2016

    May 20th through June 4th
    Vespertine by Tracie Noles Ross

    Opening...more

    Caribbean Festival in Linn Park

    Presented by Central Alabama Caribbean American Organization at Linn Park, Birmingham

    June 11, 2016

    Central Alabama Caribbean American Organization presents a vibrant, fun-filled, familiy friendly day of Caribbean culture, music, food and entertainment in beautiful Linn Park.

    Bring the...more

    Big Green Eggs in the Ham

    Presented by Easter Seals of the Birmingham Area at Regions Field, Birmingham

    June 11, 2016

    Join us for the 4th Annual Big Green Eggs in the Ham Presented by AllSouth Appliance.

    Event Details:
    • Saturday, June 11th at Regions Field
    • Open to public from...more

    SliceFest 2016

    Presented by Slice Pizza and Brew at Slice Pizza and Brew, Birmingham

    June 11, 2016

    SliceFest 2016 celebrates its 5th anniversary on Saturday, June 11th as Birmingham's largest food & music block party hosted by Slice Pizza & Brew. If you love music, great...more

    Planet Arts- The Upcycle Arts Festival

    Presented by Fultondale Arts Council at Black Creek Park, Fultondale, Fultondale

    June 11, 2016

    Calling all artists and nonprofits! You are invited to apply to be a part of the 1st annual Planet Art Upcycle Arts Festival hosted by the Fultondale Arts Council (formally the Black Creek...more

    Magic City Con

    Presented by Magic City Con at Hyatt Regency Birmingham - The Wynfrey Hotel, Hoover

    June 10 - June 12, 2016

    Magic City Con is a family friendly fan convention in the Birmingham area taking place June 10-12, 2016. We will have Special Guest Appearances, Panels, Vendors, Authors, Artists, and a...more

    Third Friday in Forest Park and Tour de Loo, June 17

    Presented by Forest Park and South Avondale Merchant Association at Forest Park and South Avondale, Birmingham

    June 17, 2016

    Shop local and enjoy your neighborhood restaurants and shops in Forest Park!

    During the Third Friday events, the Forest Park merchants' loos are transformed into art installations by...more

    Juneteenth

    Presented by Birmingham Civil Rights Institute at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Birmingham

    June 18, 2016

    An Annual free, family-oriented event that features music, contests, free admission to BCRI galleries and other special activities. The festivities start at 11:00 am and run until 8:00 pm at...more

    Dega Jam - CANCELLED

    Presented by Festival Productions Ventures, LLC at Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega

    July 1 - July 4, 2016

    We regret to announce that despite the tremendous enthusiasm many have expressed about the Dega Jam festival, set for this 4th of July weekend at Talladega Superspeedway, the event has been...more

    Shelby County Shindig

    Presented by Shelby County Arts Council and Shelby County Arts Council at Shelby County Arts Council Gallery, Columbiana

    July 16, 2016

    Join us on July 16th  in Beautiful Downtown Columbiana for the Shelby County Shindig BBQ Cookoff and Music Festival This is a non-sanctioned BBQ Cookoff for the Best Ribs, Best Sauce, Chef's...more

    Sloss Music & Arts Festival

    Presented by Red Mountain Entertainment at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, Birmingham

    July 16 - July 17, 2016

    Sloss Fest features three stages of music — the Steam Stage, Blast Stage and Shed Stage — and emphasizes indie and alternative rock, Americana and folk, hip-hop and electronica. The event...more

    Local Color by Charles Buchanan

    Presented by Naked Art Gallery at Naked Art Gallery, Birmingham

    June 17 - July 23, 2016

    June 17th through July 23

    Local Color” by Charles Buchanan

    Opening receptions:

    Friday...more

    Babypalooza Baby & Maternity Expo - BIRMINGHAM

    Presented by Babypalooza at Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC) Exhibition Halls, Birmingham

    August 13, 2016

    The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama Babypalooza Baby & Maternity expo is the biggest expo for new, expectant, and hopeful parents in the south. Scheduled...more

    5th Annual Habitat Dragon Boat Festival

    Presented by Gadsden-Etowah Habitat for Humanity and Gadsden-Etowah Habitat for Humanity

    August 20, 2016

    The 5th Annual Habitat Dragon Boat Festival is Sat. Aug. 20, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Admission is FREE, parking is FREE. Come watch teams of 20 paddlers race up the Coosa River in 46' long...more

    18th Annual Sidewalk Film Festival

    Presented by Sidewalk Film Festival at Sidewalk Film Festival, Birmingham

    August 26 - August 28, 2016

    The 18th Annual Sidewalk Film Festival will take place August 26-28, 2016 in downtown Birmingham's historic theatre district. 

    Sidewalk Film Festival has been named one of...more

    Southern Makers

    at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, Birmingham

    September 10 - September 11, 2016

    Southern Makers is an annual event that celebrates southern creativity and innovation by bringing together highly curated, handpicked top talent that “make”…music, designs, buildings, farms,...more

    Greek Festival

    Presented by Greek Festival

    September 15 - September 17, 2016

    The 44th Annual Greek Festival is set for September 15-17 2016 from 10:30am-10:00pm in downtown Birmingham. This is one of Birmingham's oldest cultural food festivals and most highly...more

    25th Annual Magic City AIDS Walk

    Presented by BAO (Birmingham AIDS Outreach)

    September 25, 2016

    The 25th Annual Magic City AIDS Walk is produced and managed by BAO. This year's event will return to Railroad Park at 4:30 pm with the Step-Off at 6:30 pm. For the 25th anniversary the start...more

    Antiques at The Gardens

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    October 6 - October 9, 2016

    2016 Public Show Hours

    Thursday, October 6, 11-4 p.m.
    Friday, October 7, 10-7 p.m.
    Saturday, October 8, 10-5 p.m.
    Sunday, October 9, 11-4 p.m.

    General...more

    Fall Plant Sale

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    October 22 - October 23, 2016

    Saturday 9-5 p.m.

    Sunday 11-3 p.m.


    Warrior Day 2015

    Presented by Mudita Consulting, LLC and Regional Library & Arts Center (RLAC)

    October 28 - October 29, 2016

    "...small towns evoke the best of what Southerners are as a culture. They're places with a beating heart, where tradition is the lifeblood, a helping hand is a given, and neighbors gather on front...more

    CALL FOR LOCAL ARTISTS

    Presented by Forest Park and South Avondale Merchant Association at Forest Park and South Avondale, Birmingham

    December 18, 2015 - December 23, 2016

    CALL FOR LOCAL ARTISTS:
    Every Third Friday, the loos of Forest Park merchants are turned into art installations by local artists.

    To submit, send an email to Véro titled "Tour de...more

    11Th Annual MLK Youth Parade

    Presented by MLK Parade Foundation

    January 14, 2017

    The MLK Youth Parade Will KMick-off The 2017 MLK Holiday Weekend. The Parade Will Be Held On January 14, 2017 In Houston's Midtown Originating On San Jacinto Street & Elgin Street Beginning...more

    23rd Annual MLK Parade Grande Parade

    Presented by MLK Parade Foundation

    January 16, 2017

    The MLK Grande Paarde Is One Of The Largest Single Day Multicultural Events In The U.S. That Commemorate The MLK national Holiday Observance. The Parade Will Be Held On Jnauary 16, 2017 In...more

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