Our Favorite Festivals Around Birmingham, AL

Birmingham. Whether you’re a visitor drafting travel plans, returning home during the season to see friends and family, or are a local looking for something to do, you’ll be delighted to see there is so much going on here during autumn. Read on for some of our favorite autumn festivals here around Birmingham. 

Barber Vintage

One of Birmingham’s most famous residents is the Barber Motorsports Museum, known for its thrilling motorsport events throughout the year. During the second weekend of October, motorsport enthusiasts and adrenaline junkies alike come to Barber’s compound just outside of Birmingham, in a display of motorsport history, technology, and daring stunts. Some of these events here during Barber Vintage include motorcycle enthusiast meetings, workshops, museum tours, famous stuntmen autographs, the opportunity to ride on a number of demo bikes from brands such as BMW, Enfield, Indian and Yamaha, and last but not least, the captivating ‘Wall of Death’ where the daring ride along a 30-foot diameter cylinder! Aside from these events, there are also plenty of dining and camping options for parties of all sizes and ages. If you’re in Birmingham, we highly recommend catching this action-packed event if you can.

https://www.promotionandarts.org/events-festivals/baltimore-book-festival

SliceFest

SliceFest is Birmingham’s proud local tradition of live musical performance and gastronomy, where visitors can feast their ears and mouths on endless talent all weekend long. Some of the performers that have appeared at SliceFest over the years include Bailey Ingles, the Stooges Brass Band, Big Gigantic, Too Many Zooz, and the Original Wailers. Aside from the live music, the Slice Pizza & Brewhouse has endless pies and brews to add to the mix, a delicious dining option to feed your party all day and night long. Come to SliceFest, and enjoy Birmingham’s biggest block party.

https://www.promotionandarts.org/events-festivals/baltimore-book-festival

Fiesta

Fiesta is a celebration of Birmingham’s strong Hispanic community, of the heritages and cultures of over 22 nations and their art, music, dance, and cuisines. Visitors of all backgrounds are all welcomed, as one of the main missions of Birmingham Fiesta is to share the beauty of Latin American culture with all. Visitors can watch live dance and music performances of Rumba, Salsa, Cumbia, Bachata, Tango, and Mexican Baile Folclorico, sample dishes such as arepas, pupusas, empanadas, and tacos, and learn about Latin American culture in spoken word performances, stories, speeches, and workshops. There are also a number of vendors selling crafts and clothes, and interactive events for families and groups alike. Come embrace Latin American culture in an immersive and memorable way here at Fiesta.

https://www.promotionandarts.org/events-festivals/baltimore-book-festival

Moss Rock Festival

Enjoy both Birmingham’s love for the outdoors and its love for the arts, here at Moss Rock Reserve. Every autumn, the Moss Rock Festival this side of Birmingham brings hundreds of artists and craftsmen to offer their works, dishes, and wares in a colorful community event. Aside from the local vendors, there are also family events and hiking activities, given the location among some three hundred forty-nine acres of forests, streams, and outcroppings. 

https://www.promotionandarts.org/events-festivals/baltimore-book-festival

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