2017-18 Birmingham Food & Art Events

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.

Taste Birmingham’s Best with Restaurant Week Deals

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.

Professional Soccer is coming to Birmingham

Hundreds of soccer fans gathered at Good People Brewing Company on Tuesday evening to hear the good news. United Soccer League President, Jake Edwards, was in town to make the announcement: Birmingham is getting their own professional soccer team. The team will make their USL debut in 2019 and plans on playing downtown.

Southern Living names Birmingham among 15 Southern Cities for food lovers

Birmingham’s food scene continues to get recognition. Southern Living named Birmingham among the 15 southern cities that all food lovers need to visit. Chez Fon Fon, Saw’s Soul Kitchen and The Pizitz Food Hall were among the Birmingham restaurants mentioned. To see the full list, visit the link below.

Awesomeness at 24 Frames-Per-Second

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.

Eyewitness Travel names Birmingham a top U.S. city to visit during the summer

South for the summer? DK’s Eyewitness Travel named Birmingham one of the Top 15 U.S. cities to visit when the temperature starts to rise. See why they think Birmingham should be your next summer destination at the link below.

Five things to do in your hiking boots

Those who’ve never been to Birmingham, probably don’t have a sense of it being a very green place.  But the fact is, Birmingham, by some estimations, has more green space per capita than any city its size in the country. So, if being outside is what floats your boat, we’ve got lots of options in and around our fair city. Here are but just a few:

Sports Illustrated recommends 5 Birmingham restaurants for your next visit

Sports Illustrated featured 5 Birmingham restaurants as must-eats next time you’re in the Magic City. Whether you’re looking for a classic Alabama biscuit or some perfectly smoked chicken, we’ve got you covered. See the full list at the link below.

Now, Birmingham’s writing the book on Food & Wine

After almost 40 years headquartered in New York City, Food & Wine magazine is moving to Birmingham. While the rest of the country goes, “Wha?” everybody in Birmingham nods knowingly. In the event you are a Birmingham initiate, allow me to tell you a story.

Come to Birmingham to Escape. Literally.

Tired of the same old same old? Looking for a little escapist entertainment? Maybe you should try, well, escaping. Seriously. Here in Birmingham, escape games have become all the rage. What are escape games? Well, here’s the skinny: essentially, you and your compadres (we recommend playing these games as a team of somewhere between 2 and 10 intrepid souls) are put into a scenario that requires the team to engage in complex problem solving in order to free themselves from a room. For example: