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A Whole Week of Fun in Birmingham!

A Whole Week of Fun in Birmingham!

We are big fans of Birmingham, Alabama over here! It’s an amazing city with tons to do, eat, and see. But over this next week in April they’ve got a ton going on. Everything from the Magnolia Festival to a Gumbo Gala to the ONLY Indy Series in the Deep South.


So take a look at this list from our friends at In Birmingham and get ready to pack your bags:


St. Elias Lebanese Food and Cultural Festival– April 21-22. St. Elias Maronite Church. Now in its 18th year, the festival serves up the very best Lebanese dishes from baked kibbe to baklava.


16th Annual Gardendale Magnolia Festival April 21-22Gardendale Civic Center. Enjoy a midway carnival, 150 vendor booths, three stages of live entertainment, a pooch parade, a 5K run/fun run and much more.


from their Facebook page

from their Facebook page


Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama – April 21-23. Barber Motorsports Park. The only Indy Series event in the Deep South, this motorsports event draws tens of thousands of race fans every year.


Gumbo Gala– April 22. Regions Field. This spicy event has grown into one of the city’s most popular cooking competitions. Proceeds benefit Episcopal Place, which provides affordable, independent living for seniors and disabled adults.



from the Gumbo Gala Facebook page


 Magic City Art Connection– April 28-30. Linn Park. One of Birmingham’s largest festivals, this juried art show draws talent from around the country to show and sell paintings, jewelry, pottery, photography and more.


Feast of Saint Mark Italian Festival- April 29. Saint Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church. The festival begins with Mass and is followed by a grand celebration of Italian culture.



And in case you needed a reminder of what you can do #InBirmingham at ANY time of the year, check out our Girl Meets Birmingham piece!




Love to all y’all,





Molly McWilliams Wilkins

Molly McWilliams Wilkins

Molly McWilliams Wilkins is a Southern culture commentator, web producer, and social media marketing maven. She is also a freelance writer who has worked with a variety of publications and online magazines including Bourbon & Boots, Paste Magazine, Macon Magazine, the 11th Hour, Macon Food & Culture Magazine, and as the Digital Content Editor for The Southern Weekend. Mommy first, fashionista, social media maven, writer, artist, dreamer and poet. Hangs on to her Oxford Commas by force. Addicted to shoes and purses- and lots of coffee. Coffee coffee coffee.

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