Vulcan is turning 118, and there’s a Hullabaloo in Lakeview!

This weekend is full of fun events, but you definitely don’t want to miss the new version of Slicefest, Lakeview Hullabaloo, or Vulcan’s 118th Birthday Bash!  June is already here and the Summer season is already in full swing! Check out the awesome happenin’s below!

Zoo Brews: Drafts at a Distance
Fri, Jun 3, 5pm-8pm
Cost: $45
At: Birmingham Zoo (map)
Back by popular demand! Join the Birmingham Zoo for Zoo Brews: Drafts at a Distance on Friday, June 3 from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm! Craft beer lovers will enjoy a fantastic selection of beverages from the finest specialty brews and wines. Experience breweries from all over Alabama and the southeast while you travel through the Zoo. Perfect for adults 21 and up, this event is a responsible reinvented twist on a signature favorite! Attendees will delight in tasty selections from local food truck vendors and the Zoo’s Wild Burger restaurant will be serving light concessions – all for an additional charge. Whether a Zoo Brews fan or new to the event, we can’t wait to see you for a fun evening at the Zoo!
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Party on the Porch
Fri, June 3, 6-8pm
Cost: FREE
At: Alabama Outdoors HWD (map)
Get ready to enjoy an awesome line-up of friends, beer, food, music, and fun in store for you on June 3rd at Party on the Porch! Join Alabama Outdoors at their Homewood location on June 3rd from 6-8pm for a family-friendly event that's sure to make you feel right at home. This event will benefit Coosa Riverkeeper and Cahaba Riverkeeper, so come out and join in supporting the protection of our beautiful waterways! You'll be able to enjoy food from Cantina on Wheels and Nola Ice, live music by Jason Grubbs Trio, and great local craft beer. Plus, say hi to our friends from Redemptive Cycles, The World Games, Hoka, Nemo Equipment, and The Alabama Beta!
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Encanto! Free Friday Flicks
Fri, June 3, 6:30pm
Cost: FREE
At: Hoover Veterans Park (map)
Don't miss Encanto on Friday, June 3 at Free Friday Flicks. Come early and enjoy the larger FREE kids zone brought to you by Children's Hospital of Alabama, picnic from food and dessert trucks, and then relax and enjoy Encanto on a giant 38' movie screen. The movie starts at dusk and is FREE!
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Alabama Comic Con
Sat, Jun 4 & Sun, Jun 5
Cost: $30-$50
At: BJCC (map)
Vendors, Celebrity Guests, Cosplay Contests, and more!  You can find a bit of everything at this year’s Alabama Comicon! Head to the BJCC and meet Billy Dee Williams, the ORIGINAL Blue and Pink Power Rangers, and tons of other celebrity guests! Both kids and adults can enjoy this two day event!  Don’t miss out!
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African Heritage Festival
Sat, Jun 4, 10am-2pm
Cost: FREE
At: Birmingham Museum of Art (map)
Join in to celebrate the vibrant traditions of African cultures and the BMA’s African art galleries with the return of the African Heritage Festival sponsored by Medical Properties Trust. This family-oriented festival will feature a day filled with food, games, dance, and music! They will have games, crafts, workshops, demonstrations, and much more!  It’s a FREE event, so head over to BMA and have some fun!
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Alabaster City Fest
Sat, Jun 4, 9am-11pm
Cost: FREE
At: Thompson High School (map)
Head down to Alabaster for a full day of Music & Arts for the entire family! The best part is that it’s all FREE! Come see Vertical Horizon, Lauren Alaina, and Elvie Shane! There will be kids activities, a car show, tons of vendors, and more! This is an annual event that the community always looks forward to!
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Funky Food Truck Festival
Sat, Jun 4, 1pm-5pm
Cost: FREE to attend
At: Cahaba Brewing Co. (map)
Mark your calendar and make sure to join in this Saturday for the Funky Food Truck Festival at Cahaba Brewing Company! Enjoy an afternoon of great food from some of Birmingham's best food trucks! Relax on the patio with your favorite Cahaba Brew and shop local artisans and pop-up shops. Stay tuned for information about participating food trucks and vendors.
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Lakeview Hullabaloo 2022
Sat, Jun 4, 2pm-12am
Cost: $25
At: Lakeview (map)
Get ready to rock the block! Slice Pizza and Moe’s Original BBQ are coming together to bring you the hottest music festival in Birmingham - Lakeview Hullabaloo, presented by Bud Light Next! Set to take stage in the Lakeview District on Saturday, June 4 from 2 p.m. to midnight, attendees will boogie the day away enjoying pizza, ‘que and brews while experiencing the jammin’ tunes of summer with headliner Gov’t Mule, along with Funk You, T.U.B The UnKnamed Band and The Tuckahoe Travelers. In addition to the party rockin’, enjoy a wing eating showdown with local celebrities and others! Get your tickets now! General admission tickets are $25 in advance ($30 at the gate) and include all-day access to the festival. Want to have the Lakeview Hullabaloo VIP experience? Purchase your VIP ticket sponsored by Tito’s Handmade Vodka for $100. The purchase of a VIP ticket includes admission to the event, two drink tickets, access to private restrooms, a private bar and covered tents.
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The Summit Skate Night
Sat, Jun 4, 4-8pm
Cost: $4
At: REI (map)
Moonlight Roller Mobile will be popping up at The Summit, Saturday, June 4th from 4-8pm and you're invited to join us for skating, music, shopping and more! The skating rink is located next to REI and will be open from 4-8pm! Bring your own skates or skates available to rent for $5 per person. Rink only usage is just $4 per person and they will have skate sizes 4-12 available!
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A Summery Summer Night of Poetry & Cocktails
Sat, Jun 4, 7pm
Cost: Free to attend
At: Desert Island Supply Co. (map)
Join in for a night of poetry and cocktails with Lauren Slaughter, Charlotte Pence, Alina Stefanescu, & Elizabeth Hughey. These incredible poets will be sharing their works while you sip on cocktails and unwind. The event is FREE, but space is limited, so don’t miss this fun night of spoken word.
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Central Alabama Pride Art Fair
Sun, June 5, 12-5pm
Cost: FREE to attend
At: Cahaba Brewing Co. (map)
This Sunday head to Cahaba Brewery for the 2022 Central Alabama Pride Art Fair! Cahaba Brewery will be donating 10% of their daily sales back to Pride. Come support local artists who support Pride Month! Shop some great art for a great cause!
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Vulcan's 118TH Birthday Bash
Sun, Jun 5, 1pm-5pm
Cost: $8 adults, $6 kids, Free under 4
At: Vulcan Park (map)
Grab your party hats and join us as we help celebrate the Big Guy’s 118th birthday this Sunday! Enjoy a wonderful Sunday afternoon with FREE Blue Bell Ice Cream and cookies. The ever-popular trackless train will return along with special guest appearances from Mirabel, Captain America, and ‘The Big Guy’ himself. There will be performances by Clog Wild Cloggers, Mason Music and much more. Game Stop is returning with their incredible game room set up, and The World Games 2022 will join in the festivities as well! There will be more than 15 vendors with activities for kids of all ages to enjoy including moonwalks, a rock-climbing wall, animal encounters, face painting, glitter tattoos and much more! Food trucks will be onsite with food for purchase. Beer and wine will also be available for purchase. The first 500 kids that enter will receive a special Vulcan favor swag bag including Bud’s Best Cookies and more.
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