The weather is warming up, which means that the outdoor festival season is just beginning. There are so many food, music, and cultural festivals happening in Birmingham. You can experience so much without ever having to leave the city. We came up with a list of just a few that are coming up over the next few weeks.
2016 Alabama Asian Cultures and Food Festival
April 9, 2016, 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Zamora Shrine Temple
3521 Ratliff Road, Irondale
This festival has been hosted by the Alabama Asian Cultures Foundation for 8 years now. There will be many different music and dance performances and art displays. A a food court will be open from 11:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. serving many different kinds of Asian cuisines. Admission is 8 dollars for adults and 5 dollars for teens, veterans, and college students with ID.
18th Annual Lebanese Food and Cultural Festival
April 8 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. abd April 9 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
St. Elias Maronite Church
836 8th Street S, Birmingham
This two day event hosted by the St. Elias Maronite Church community is not to be missed. Traditional Lebanese food such as kibbee, grape leaves, tabouleh, grilled chicken, homus, baklawa will be served. There will also be dancing and music performances. Admission is free.
April 15 6 .m. to 9 p.m
Cahaba Brewing Company
2616 3rd Ave South, Birmingham
Birmingham’s inaugural burger competition will have 4 local chefs. There will be a live auction and music and proceeds will go to Crestwood Day School. The cost is 25 dollars which includes 4 slider sized burgers, bag of chips and a drink.
Turkish Food Festival 2016
April 16 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and April 17 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.
Istanbul Cultural Center
2146 Centennial Dr, Hoover
Traditional Turkish food will be served and there will also be a raffle for traditional Turkish gifts. Admission to the festival is free, however you must pay for food.
Barons Bash presented by Vulcan Material
April 16 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
1600 1st Ave S, Birmingham
Celebrate the first Barons game at Railroad Park There will be food, inflatables and games. The event is free and some events will be ticketed. All proceeds will go to the Railroad Park Foundation.