With events ranging from the Lebanese Food and Cultural Festival to LEGO Day at the Mcwane Science Center, Birmingham has something to offer everyone this weekend. Whether you’re looking for a day of family fun or time with friends, the Magic City’s got you covered!
Funky Food Truck Festival
June 12 (1-5p.m.)
Cahaba Brewing Co.
This Saturday, enjoy an afternoon of great food from some of Birmingham’s top-tier food trucks! Cuisines of all types will be available for everyone - Mexican, vegan, street corn, hot chicken, Italian, Maine lobster and more. Make sure to finish your meal and cool off with sweet treats and sno-balls also available through food truck vendors. Relax on the patio with your favorite brew from Cahaba Brewing Co. and shop around with local artisans and pop-up shops. To top it all off, a percentage of the proceeds will be donated to AIDS Alabama in order to help fund research materials.
Lebanese Food and Cultural Festival
June 11 & 12 (10a.m. - 7p.m.)
St. Elias Church
If culture and food are your interests, this event will be perfect for you! The 23rd Annual Saint Elias Lebanese Food Festival and Silent Auction will be taking place at the St. Elias Maronite Catholic Church this Friday and Saturday. The festival will be drive-thru/takeout only and will feature several classic Lebanese dishes including: Kibbee, grilled lemon chicken, spinach pies, grape leaves, and more! Swing by to grab your food to go and enjoy it at home or take it to one of your favorite outdoor destinations within the Magic City. Plus, 25% of the festival proceeds will be donated to local and national charities.
Pride Fest 2021
June 12 (Noon-7p.m.)
Avondale Entertainment District
Central Alabama Pride is excited to host Pride Fest 2021, which will take place on Saturday June 12th in Avondale’s Entertainment District! Running in conjunction with Eat in the Streets, this family friendly festival will provide an opportunity for the community to come together for a day of love and celebration accompanied by live entertainment, drag, food and drinks, vendors, and Pride for the entire family!
Magic City Brewfest
June 12 (4-8p.m.)
Sloss Furnaces National Historical Landmark
Join the Magic City this Saturday from 4-8p.m. at Sloss Furnaces for the 14th Annual Magic City Brewfest! This event will showcase the best of craft brewers and will promote premier beers in Birmingham. This festival is hosted by Free The Hops, a grassroots organization formed to bring the highest-quality beers in the world to Alabama. Nearly 50 breweries will be in attendance, which promises plenty of brews to drive your taste buds wild! Remember to drink responsibly. See here for tickets.
LEGO Day 2021
June 12 (10a.m. - 4p.m.)
McWane Science Center
Calling all master builders and future engineers! Come down to McWane Science Center for a day filled with LEGOS. When you’re done building with studs and bricks, you can continue to design, build, test, and explore with McWane’s newest exhibit, Brickology. Make sure to put on your thinking cap before entering the construction world of Brickology and then explore all that McWane has to offer! Tickets can be purchased in person at the McWane Science Center or online right here.
Cover photo: @slossfurnaces.