Festivals
in Birmingham, AL

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While many city tourists and locals visit places to admire the big city or the beautiful parks, the festivals in America are a big part of what makes the country grand and the event worth attending. Each city brings its own cultural and historical heritage that are celebrated through various festivals and events. Some cities have similar types of festivals or events, and others have unique annual celebrations.

See how many festivals you can fit on your itinerary! These celebrations are going to give you memories of a lifetime as they reflect the art, culture, heritage and the music of each city in the most exciting way. Show up and have fun with your friends, make memories and celebrate the love of food, wine, music, art, history, culture, traditions, and more at these gatherings.
Magic City Art Connection
Magic City Art Connection

(205) 595-6306

1128 Glen View Rd
Birmingham, AL 35222   Directions Website

Everyone knows that spring is in full swing in Birmingham when it's time for the Magic City Art Connection. This hugely popular festival was recently selected as a Top 20 Southeast Event and is held every April. Locally established artists as well as newcomers are featured along with various chefs from some of the city's most notable fine restaurants who offer delectable samples of their cuisine. Additionally, there are children's workshops in art, music, theater, and dance. It is a feast for all your senses!

Mercedes-Benz Marathon Weekend
Mercedes-Benz Marathon Weekend

(205) 870-7729

1911 27th Ave S
Birmingham, AL 35209   Directions Website

Springtime in Birmingham brings not only warmer weather but an increase in the number of people who are out enjoying various outdoor activities. Runners in the area anticipate the Mercedes Marathon as this annual event attracts participants from across the nation as well as across the world. There are various lengths that include the full marathon, the half-marathon, or the kids' marathon and relay. The skill level of the runners matters less than the proceeds raised that yield hundreds of thousands of dollars that go to benefit the Children's Hospital, the Bell Center, and Kid One Transport.

National Veterans Day Parade
National Veterans Day Parade

(205) 324-5000

Birmingham, AL
Website

While countless cities across the country hold a National Veterans Day Parade, the one that happens in Birmingham holds special significance as this is the city where the first Veteran's Day Celebration was held back in 1947. The tradition of honoring the men and women who fight for our freedom is still very much alive in Birmingham. The parade and festival held downtown features more than 5,000 participants, 15 bands and more than 50 floats.

Sidewalk Film Festival
Sidewalk Film Festival

(205) 324-0888

1821 2nd Ave N
Birmingham, AL 35203   Directions Website

The Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival is held every August in Birmingham. The celebration is an opportunity for young and aspiring filmmakers to have their work presented to audiences who are just as enthusiastic about the art of creating a memorable movie. The event is an important acknowledgment of independent film and cinema, and attracts some of the most creative minds from all over the world. Also, it is an opportunity to meet key people as various mixers and receptions take place between screenings.

Talladega Superspeedway
Talladega Superspeedway

(256) 761-4976

Birmingham, AL
Website

Twice a year NASCAR fans rev it up and go to the Talladega Superspeedway for some highly adrenalized excitement! Every spring and fall, the Talladega Superspeedway gives fans what they want in the form of the biggest, fastest, most competitive motorsports action in the world. This is where many records for speed and competition have been established. So be ready when the checkered flag goes up, as the action will be non-stop!

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