Bob Sykes BBQ and Blues Festival MAY 20, 2017 @ DEBARDELEBEN PARK BESSEMER

Now in its eighth year, the festival takes place in the heart of downtown Bessemer, just west of Birmingham. bobsykesblues.com

JUNE

Steel City Jazz Festival JUNE 1-3, 2017 @ LINN PARK

Smooth and rockin are the operative words for this cool fest in downtown Birmingham. steelcityjazzfest.org

Juneteenth BIRMINGHAM CIVIL RIGHTS INSTITUTE

The annual Juneteenth celebration, commemo- rating the end of slavery in the United States, is presented by the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. bcri.org/events_activities/childrens_activities/ Juneteenth

Magic City Brewfest JUNE 2-3, 2017 @ SLOSS FURNACES NATIONAL HISTORIC

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The theme of this event is pretty much self- explanatory, but you should also know this is the premiere festival for Alabama s craft beer. magiccitybrewfest.com

JULY

Sloss Music & Arts Festival JULY 15-17, 2017 @ SLOSS FURNACES NATIONAL HISTORIC

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In its inaugural year, Sloss Fest attracted more than 25,000 music fans to rock to nationally- known and regional alternative bands on three stages. slossfest.com

Sloss Tech JULY 14, 2017 @ SLOSS FURNACES NATIONAL HISTORIC

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Held in conjunction with Sloss Music and Arts

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