The summer nights are coming to an end and cool weather is making its way across the city. If you’re looking for ways to make the most of this pleasant breeze, look no further than our list of must-attend events in Birmingham this month.
Fall in Birmingham means food. No, we’re not talking about tailgate parties; we’re talkin’ festivals! From butterbeans to baklava, Birmingham hosts more food festivals during the glorious months of fall than you can shake a fork at. Here are 10 you won’t want to miss:
The variety of annual food and art events nourishes the Birmingham vibe. Here are some of the festivals and events on the schedule for the remainder of 2017 and those to mark your calendar for in 2018.
Birmingham Restaurant Week cometh! And with it, your chance to try out those restaurants everybody always raves about. If the week of August 11th through 20th is not on your epicurean radar, you need to recalibrate.
Birmingham’s highly acclaimed Sidewalk Film Festival fast approaches. Whether you’re new to the independent film scene or not, if you’ve never been to Sidewalk, you owe it to yourself to go. After all, this is the film festival selected as one of the 25 coolest film festivals in the world by MovieMaker magazine – that’s right, IN. THE. WORLD. In other words, if you don’t go, you stand a high probability of being called “lame” by your cool friends.
Ah, those salad farm-to-table days! It’s time to get fresh with the Farmers Market Tour! No place has the “farm-to-table” movement been more prevalent than here in Birmingham. Heck, our chef celebre, Frank Stitt was doing the farm-to-table thing long before it was even cool.
One of the many things that make Birmingham the next awesome travel destination in this part of the country is the number and variety of festivals that spring up once summer gets underway. Not that we don’t have great winter events, but, let’s face it, everything down south blooms in the summer, and festivals are no exception. Down here, a good food or music festival grows like untended kudzu. Let’s have look at some of the more noteworthy ones.
10,000 Senior Citizens are Coming to Town! And if you get in their way, they might just run right over you!
Birmingham is honored this year to host the 31st Annual Senior Games, June 2-15, 2017. Pretty much what they sound like, the Senior Games are the equivalent of “Senior Olympics,” (in fact, they were once called the “National Senior Olympic Games” before the United States Olympic Committee weighed in). That’s right, this is where the fifty-and-over crowd gathers to prove that just because you have your AARP card doesn’t mean you have to hang up your sprint spikes and stow your javelin.
Satisfy your greed for speed this April 21st through 23rd with a trip to Barber Motorsports Park for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama. This is the race where some of the best indy drivers in the world gather t test their skills against each other, and against the technically challenging, 17-turn, 2.3 mile Barber road course.