Birmingham Fire & Rescue Crawfish Boil
June 1 at 4 p.m. at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark. Meet your firefighters at an all-you-can-eat crawfish boil, enjoy live bands and DJs from the South and brush up on your line dancing. Website: “Birmingham Fire & Rescue Crawfish Boil” Facebook page
June 1 from 2 p.m.to midnight at Slice Pizza. General Admission tickets $30 in advance and VIP $100 in advance can be purchased at
Slicefest.com. Birmingham’s favorite pizza party is back. SliceFest, the city’s biggest food and music block party presented by Birmingham Bud, will have pizza, music, beer and more – all in Slice Birmingham’s front yard on 29th St. S. in the Lakeview district. Website: slicefest.com
Vulcan’s 115th Birthday Bash
June 2 at 1 p.m. at Vulcan Park and Museum. Enjoy a Sunday afternoon with entertainment including guest appearances, preformances, facepainting and the 2021 World Games interactive mobile truck including a sumo wrestling pen and rock wall. There will also be Talledgea super speedway race cars onsite, animal exhibits and cupcakes by Dreamcakes. Website: “Vulcan’s 115th Birthday Bash” Facebook page
Birmigham Taco Fest
June 22 3-8 p.m. at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark. Birmingham’s third annual TACO FEST presented by Spire features tacos from some of Alabama’s best taco vendors. Vote for your overall favorite taco, and enjoy cold PEPSI, Corona, Modelo, Hornitos margaritas, live music, a kids area and more. Tickets: $5 in advance, $10 at the door. Children 10 and under free. Ticket is for admittance and does not include beverages or food. Website: “Birmingham Taco Fest” Facebook page
5th Annual Zoo, Brews & Full Moon Bar-B-Q
June 22 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Birmingham Zoo. Tickets birminghamzoo.com. The fifth annual beer fest is perfect for adults and families. Special events and activities for the evening include music, lawn games, animal greetings and walkabouts, rides on the express train, Full Moon Bar-B-Que Wild Slide and more. On display as a special treat will be a Talladega Superspeedway pace car! Guests can also purchase a limited number of VIP Tickets for early event admission, premium parking and drinks. Website: birminghamzoo.com
Alabama Theater 2019 Summer Film Series
Tickets for all movies are $9 each. Children ages 2 and younger are free of charge. Doors open 1 hour before showtime at 7 p.m., and each screening will begin with a sing-along accompanied by the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ.
June 21: Grease Sing-A-Long
June 23: The Long, Long Trailer
June 28: Top Gun
June 30: The Sound of Music
July 12: Airplane!
July 14: The Wizard of Oz
July 19: Jaws
July 21: To Kill a Mockingbird
July 26: Steel Magnolias
July 28: A Star is Born (1954)
I Love America Night
June 27. Due to construction at Wald Park, this year’s celebration will be held at Vestavia Hills High School. Enjoy a children’s area hosted by Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church from 6-8 p.m., a Pops in the Park Concert by the Shades Mountain Baptist Church Orchestra at 7 p.m. and a family movie at 8:15 p.m. Website: vestaviahills.org.
Thunder on the Mountain
July 4 at 9 p.m. at Vulcan Park and Museum. Thunder on the Mountain will once again illuminate the skies above Birmingham’s beloved iron man, Vulcan. Free to the public, this year’s show will last approximately 20 minutes and will feature a variety of firework shells that will brighten the sky with new colors and patterns. The show will be choreographed to a musical soundtrack that will feature a mix of patriotic favorites and popular music. Website: visitvulcan.com/events/
OLS Fourth of July Festival
July 4. The church will host its 70th annual Independce Day celebration featuring 6,500 pounds of slow-cooked barbecue including pork butts, ribs, chicken, brats and sausage. The Knights of Columbus sell a portion of the meat to people who take it out and make it part of their own celebrations. Enjoy games, rummage sale with more than 10,000 items and raffles.
Alabama Comic Con
July 13 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. & July 14 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the BJCC. Tickets $20-$30. Alabama Comic Con is a two-day event held at the Birmingham–Jefferson Convention Complex and will bring together a diverse list of guests, vendors, artists, and fan groups in an affordable, family-friendly environment. Website: alabamacomiccon.com.
August 2 and 3. This two-day musical discovery festival will feature more than 50 bands performing on stages in various venues within walking distance of each other in downtown Birmingham. Performances will feature up-and-coming acts from around the nation. Ticket prices vary and increase as the festival approaches. For more information, visit secretstages.net.
Birmingham Wine Fest 2019
August 10 from 1-8 p.m. at Haven. Tickets $30-$50. Sample premium varietals from some of the best wineries, all while four music performers and other secret performers keep the party lively during this all day, all night wine experience. Must be at least 21 years old, and neat dress is required. Website: “Birmingham Wine Fest 2019” Facebook page
9th Annual Taste of Birmingham
August 20 from 6-9 p.m. at Haven. Great food, live entertainment, auction – one of the best parties all summer, all for a great cause. Support music education and the Birmingham Boys Choir. Contact Taste of Birmingham for tickets, sponsorship and restaurant participation. Website: “9th annual taste of Birmingham” Facebook page
Sidewalk Film Festival
August 19-25. The 21st annual film festival will be hosted in venues throughout downtown Birmingham, showcasing new films and promoting filmmaker networking. The event will include screenings, food, parties, panel discussions and more. Tickets come in a variety of packages and can be purchased at sidewalkfest.com.