With this weekend holding several celebrations including both Father’s Day and Juneteenth, it’s a perfect time to get social and catch several of the exciting events taking place around the city of Birmingham! Visit the Birmingham Zoo for great music and food at the Euphonious Music Festival or hit the greens to participate in the Jake Hayes Memorial Golf Tournament at Highland Park Golf Course. However you spend this weekend, make sure to show appreciation for your dad or father figure this upcoming Sunday for Father’s Day!  

Grand River Drive-in Movie 

Open 7 days a week

Photo: @DriveInHangOut

Grab your cozy blanket, fluffy pillow, and crunchy popcorn to get ready for a movie experience unlike any other! Grand River Drive-In is located in Leeds and offers not only 4 large drive-in sized movie screens, but also a Snack Shack, a large playground, and a mini golf course for visitors of all ages to enjoy. This Thursday, June 17th, Grand River will be presenting titles including Cruella, A Quiet Place 2, and Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway plus more! More titles are added on Friday, June 18th including The Heights. Make sure to grab your tickets here and enjoy the movie!   

Juneteenth Celebration

June 19th (10am - 4pm)

The Birmingham Civil Rights District

Photo: @bhamcivilrights

“The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute is pleased to announce that their annual Juneteenth (Freedom Day) Celebration will return to The Birmingham Civil Rights District on June 19th at 10:00am. CST! The Commemoration will be a day-long festival of heritage and culture celebrating the emancipation of enslaved people in America. The community is invited to visit the galleries at BCRI free of charge from 10:00am until 4:00pm with times reservations to encourage physical distancing on Juneteenth.”  - bcri.org

To learn more about all of the festivities for the whole family and for tickets, click here!   

Euphonious Music Festival

June 18-20 (doors open 5:30pm)

Birmingham Zoo

Image: @EuphoniousBirmingham

With top-name artists coming to the newly renovated Birmingham Zoo, this is a weekend of music you won’t want to miss! The massive new concert lawn will be host to the Euphonious music festival over Father’s Day weekend! With no bad seats in the house, this show will be high quality as always when presented at the Birmingham Zoo! Be sure to pack a lawn chair, clear handbags, and an appreciation for live music (finally!). For more information on the artists, click here

Jake Hayes Memorial Golf Tournament 

June 18th (Noon)

Highland Park Golf Course 

Photo: @cahababrewingco

In celebration of the life and legacy of Jacob “Jake” Arthur Hayes, all proceeds of this event will be donated to the Hope for Autumn Foundation, whose mission is to provide a new hope and assistance for families battling childhood cancer and to support innovative research in childhood cancer therapies. Registration and the opening of the driving range will begin at noon on June 18. A shotgun start will begin at 2pm and the awards and reception, hosted by Cahaba Brewing Company, will be presented at 6pm. Tickets to participate in the tournament as a single or foursome are available here!

Father’s Day Yacht Rock DJ Night with Captain Geno

Presented by Birmingham Mountain Radio

June 20 (4-8pm)

The Backyard Leeds

Image: @thebackyardleeds

Break out your Hawaiian shirts and groovy vibes as the Backyard in Leeds presents the perfect celebration of dads! Music from the greatest decades, 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s, will be brought to the crowd by Captain Geno with hits no father can resist! This event is free to attend and giveaways will be happening which the dads won't want to miss out on. Be ready for great food and an awesome time! 

** Coming Up - S’Mores and Pours

Presented by The Thomas E. Jernigan Foundation

Benefiting BridgeWays

Avondale Brewing Company

Thursday, June 24 (5-9pm)

Photo: evenbrite

Support a great cause and join BridgeWays’ Junior Board at Avondale Brewing Company next Thursday, June 24th to feel the vibes of a boho-chic wonderland and get your groove on at the 9th Annual S'mores & Pours fundraiser benefitting BridgeWays!

Say hello to summer with a delicious feast from Taco Mama, amazing silent auction and raffles, cool pop-up shops from local businesses, local artists showcasing their talent, live music from T.U.B - The Unknamed Band - Lights & Sound by McDowell and selections of Avondale's finest brews! 

Funds raised at the event will ensure more youth have access to safe in-school learning programs, chances to attend summer camp and support BridgeWays’ programs and initiatives for children, youth and families in the community.

Tickets here:  Adult: $30 (+ processing fee/$35 at the door) | Children (6 – 18 years old): $10 | Children (5 and under): FREE.