20 of Birmingham's Food Festivals in April 2016

April is stuffed with Birmingham Food Festivals!



Everyone loves a good food festival and Birmingham is serving them up like crazy this April! So grab your friends and get out your stretchy pants as you indulge in some amazing eats right here in Birmingham! #RUhappenin


April 2, 10am-3p
Woodlawn Street Market
At Woodlawn
WSM is an urban street market, in the heart of Historic Woodlawn, conceived for those who are always searching for unique, specialty creations. Several popular food vendors will be on site as this market is becoming increasingly known for its good eats! FREE to attend Click for details.


St Elias Food Fest April 8-9
St. Elias Lebanese Food & Cultural Festival
At St. Elias

St. Elias church opens their doors for the 18th year for an entirely delicious cultural experience. FREE to attend. Click for details.

April 9, 10am-3pm
Mt. Laurel Spring Festival
At Downtown Mt. Laurel

The Mt Laurel Spring Festival returns, offering you the opportunity to soak up the sunlight, savor dishes from the best local food trucks, and enjoy a day strolling the idyllic streets of one of Birmingham’s best neighborhoods. FREE to attend. Click for details.

April 9, 10:30am-4pm
2016 Alabama Asian Cultures & Food Festival
At Zamora Shrine Temple

Immerse yourself in the Asian cultures through food, fun activities, storytelling, choir, fashion shows, and dancing. $8. Click for details.


Cajun Cook Off April 9, 11am-2pm
Cajun Cook-Off
At Railroad Park

Enjoy zydeco music, performances, a silent auction, children's activities, and an array of cajun favorites including gumbo, shrimp & grits, po'boys, jambalaya and more! $20 Click for details.

April 9, 12pm-2am
Greybar Crawfish Boil
At Greybar 280

There's plenty of fun for everyone, from cornhole, drink specials, several bands, and over 1400lbs of crawfish. $10 adv/$20 door. Click for details.


CahabaQue BBQ April 9, 12pm-5pm
CahabaQue BBQ Cook Off
At Cahaba Brewing Co

More teams than ever before - enjoy delicous beer, amazing food, live music and good company. Come help decide who gets bragging rights while supporting a great cause. $20 Click for details.

April 9, 12pm
World of Beer Crawfish Boil
At WOB 5pts

Join us April 9 for our annual Crawfish Boil! $10 trays of crawfish and $4 Abita draught beer! FREE to attend. Click for details.

April 9, 6pm
Taste of Asia
At Alys Stephens Center

Enjoy free food at 6pm in the lobby. Then join the fun watching UAB talent followed by Birmingham's only Bhangra and Fusion dance competition, which features teams from all over the nation! FREE Click for details.

April 10, 1pm-6pm
Spring Food Truck Rally
At Avondale Brewing Co

Almost a dozen food trucks will be offering up desserts, donuts, Mexican dishes, BBQ, and so much more. Get your tickets in adv. $5. Click for details.

April 15 and 22, 11am-1:30pm
Magic City Harvest Empty Bowls
At St. Vincent's One Nineteen

This 13th annual Empty Bowls Soup and Bread lunch has been expanded to two events this year. Lunch from includes soup, bread, cheese, cookie, and a handcrafted bowl. $20 Click for details.


BHAMBurger Battle April 15, 6:30pm
BHAMburger Battle
At Cahaba Brewing Co

Birmingham's inaugural burger cooking competition featuring four local Birmingham chefs - Wil Drake, John Hall, Victor King, and Trevor Newberry. $25 Click for details.

April 16, 10am-6pm, April 17, 12pm-6pm
Turkish Food Festival
At Istanbul Cultural Center

You can enjoy live Turkish music, raffle drawings every hour for Turkish gifts, kids activities like face painting and cotton candy, alongside the food. FREE to attend. Click for details.

April 16, 11am-2:30pm
8th Annual BBQ for Building
At Habitat Birmingham ReStore

You don’t want to miss this amateur, family-friendly BBQ Competition & Festival in Irondale. Come hungry for live music and BBQ and support Habitat for Humanity of Greater Birmingham. $10 adv/$15 door. Click for details.

April 16, 12pm-8pm
Funky Fish Fry
At Avondale Brewing Co

Listen to some funky music, hang out with friends, eat some good ole fried catfish, and have a cold one. Bring the kids down too for the moonwalks and face painting. Benefits Mitchell's Place and The Autism Society of AL. $20 Click for details.


Gumbo Gala April 23, 11am-3pm
Gumbo Gala
At Regions Field

Over 50 cook teams compete for the title of Best Gumbo. Event includes gumbo tasting, kid's zone, beer, other concessions, live zydeco music, awards show, art vendors at more! $12 Click for details.

April 23 & 24, 12pm-3pm
Corks & Chefs
At Magic City Art Festival

The 19th annual Corks & Chefs is the place where art & unlimited food, beer, wine, and spirits, meet. $35 Click for details.

April 23, 1pm-10pm
Jubilee Joe's Crawfish Boil
At Warehouse 31

Party like a Cajun at the Jubilee Joe's Crawfish Boil. This event has entertainment for the entire family! Rain or shine, they'll be boiling thousands of pounds of crawfish. $25 Click for details.

April 28
Dining Out for Life
At local restaurants

Dine at a particpating restaurant on April 28th and at least 25% of your bill will help support AIDS Alabama's HIV programs and services. Click for details.


Feast of St Ma
April 30, 3:30pm-10pm
Feast of St. Mark Italian Festival

Saint Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church invites you to a day of Italian food & fun for the entire family! $25 Click for details.