Food Festival Guide: where to get your grub on in the Magic City!

It's no secret that the Magic City loves food! That's why every year Birmingham hosts tons of delicious food festivals. We've rounded up some of the most popular foodie events right here in our convenient Food Festival Guide!

May 2019

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9th Annual Salsa Showdown Presented by Spire

Saturday, May 25, 2019 from 2 PM – 6 PM
Cahaba Brewing Company
4500 5th Ave S Ste C, Birmingham, Alabama 35222


$15 in advance, $20 at the door. Kids 5 and under get in free!

Get ready for Birmingham’s best Memorial Day Weekend event! Eat all the chips, salsa, queso, guac, and specialty dips you can from local restaurants and vendors! Vote for your favorites to crown this year’s champion! Watch your most daring friends embarrass themselves in our hot pepper eating contest!

Admission price includes sampling privileges at each competitor’s station, a ballot for casting an “Audience Choice” vote, piñata smashes, kids’ activities, live entertainment, and the (in)famous Hot Pepper Eating Contest with cash prize.

Cahaba is pup friendly and we’ll have a kids’ zone, so this is truly a great event for the whole family.

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June 2019

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SliceFest 2019

Saturday, June 1, 2019 from 2 PM – 11:59 PM
725 29th St S, Birmingham, Alabama 35233

Birmingham’s favorite pizza party is back! SliceFest, the city’s biggest food and music block party presented by Birmingham Bud, is set to take stage for the eighth year and we’ll be bringing the house down like we always do. You know the drill – pizza, music, beer and more – all in Slice Birmingham’s front yard on 29th St. S. in the Lakeview district. Come groove with the music and get your pizza fill with us Saturday, June 1 starting at 2 p.m. Event proceeds will again benefit the SUKI Foundation.

This year, SliceFest is turning back to the earliest days of its youth and drawing from its humble block party beginnings – it’s all about shutting down the streets with pizza, beer and music! With that in mind, SliceFest 2019 welcomes Yacht Rock Revue, Magic City Hippies, CBDB, Stooges Brass Band and Bailey Ingle to the big stage. Between sets, local Lakeview talent DJ PURDY will keep the party going. From 70s and 80s tribute music, hip-hop covers and pop originals to progressive rock jams, New Orleans’ brass sounds and country-pop rhythms, this year’s lineup returns SliceFest to its roots.

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S'mores & Pours 2019

Thursday, June 13, 2019 from 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Avondale Brewing Company
201 41st St S, Birmingham, Alabama 35222

Join us at S’mores & Pours for a fun night of local brews & wine, delicious food, silent auction, and live music @ Avondale Brewing Co. on Thursday, June 13, 2019 from 5:30 p.m. till 8:30 p.m.

*Tickets are $20 ($25 at the door) TIX link coming soon!

*You must be at least 21 to attend*

*All proceeds benefit Camp Fire Alabama programs and initiatives for children, youth, and families in our community.

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Birmingham Taco Fest

Saturday, June 22, 2019 from 3 PM – 8 PM
Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark
20 32nd Street North, Birmingham, Alabama 35222

Do you love Tacos?

Don’t miss Birmingham’s 3rd Annual TACO FEST presented by Spire on Saturday, June 22 at Sloss Furnaces from 3pm -8pm.

Enjoy tacos from some of Alabama’s best taco vendors! Vote for your overall favorite taco, and enjoy cold PEPSI, Cold Corona, Modelo, Hornitos margaritas, live music, kids area, and more!!!

Date: Saturday, June 22, 2019
Tickets: $5.00 advance, $10.00 at the door

Children 10 and under free. Ticket is for admittance and does not include beverages or food.

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August 2019

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Birmingham Wine Fest 2019

Saturday, August 10, 2019 from 1 PM – 8 PM EDT
2501 6th Ave S, Birmingham, Alabama 35233

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 yrs old ** Neat dress is Required** Let’s party Birmingham!

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September 2019

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Jewish Food and Culture Fest

Sunday, September 8, 2019 from 11 AM – 3 PM
Levite JCC of Birmingham
3960 Montclair Rd, Birmingham, Alabama 35213

Join us for The Friedman Family Foundation Jewish Food and Culture Fest on Sunday, September 8th from 11am – 3pm at the Levite Jewish Community Center.

The event features the When Pigs Fly Kosher BBQ Cook-Off and is a fun, free, family-friendly celebration that’s open to the entire community!

We’ll have food available for purchase, live music, kids activities and so much more!

Thanks to the Marvin and Ruth Engel Fund and the Unrestricted Fund of the Birmingham Jewish Foundation for helping make this event possible.

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Fiesta Bham 2019!

Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 12 PM – 8 PM
710 20th St N, Birmingham, Alabama 35203

The largest #Hispanic Festival Returns to Alabama for its 17th year! Join us at Linn Park

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October 2019

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47th Annual Greek Food Festival

Thursday, October 3 – Saturday October 5 from 10:30am-10:00pm
Holy Trinity – Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Cathedral
307 19th St S, Birmingham, AL 35233

The Birmingham Greek Festival began in 1972 and is one of Birminghamʼs oldest cultural food festivals and most highly anticipated southeast event. The festival is an act of love of Birminghamʼs Greek community going back to 4 generations preparing authentic Greek cuisine. For three days you will experience the Greeks’ legendary zest for life. Besides delicious Greek cuisine, youʼll enjoy Greek music, dancing, and a warm spirited atmosphere that embraces everyone as family. As thousands of returning patrons can attest, you will leave a devoted fan.

The festival offers free admission, indoor and outdoor dining, and food plates are individually priced. Be sure to stroll through The Greek Market Place which has Mediterranean and Orthodox Christian souvenirs. Free parking is located in the former Liberty National parking building located one block away on 20th Street (Richard Arrington Blvd) between 3rd and 4th Avenue.

The convenient drive thru service is available all three days from 10:30am-7pm. No need to call ahead and place your order. Our servers will greet you, take your big or small order, and deliver right to your vehicle.

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