Time for the Alabama Weekend Roundup. This weekly post highlights different and unique events across Alabama or near Alabama that you should consider attending. So for this weekend, here are some events you should consider going too!
July 27 – Chilton County Arts Festival – Clanton, AL
It is one of the few indoor events inside a 13,000 sq. ft. exhibition hall of the Clanton Performing Arts Center on the Clanton Campus of Jeff State. If you are looking for unique one of a kind works of art, the vendors will be selling hand-crafted wood, pottery, glass, gourds, fabric, jewelry, paper, and other arts. Enjoy the cool indoors as you shop for gifts, collectables, functional art, decorations, and having a fun time.
Learn more at: http://www.chiltoncountyartscouncil.com/
July 27 – Vina July Fest – Vina, AL
Free. Fire Station–Enjoy music, food, vendors, games, 5K and a fun run, fireworks and more. Also, truck give-a-way (limited tickets). 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Learn more at: https://alabama.travel/upcoming-events/july-fest
July 26-27 – Cotton Pickin’ BBQ Cook-off – Hartselle, AL
Hartselle’s 10th annual Cotton Pickin’ BBQ Cook-off is July 26-27. National award-winning cooks will compete for the best-tasting barbecue ribs, chicken, pulled pork and more. On Friday, Bishop Black & Lamont Landers Band will perform on the Venturi Aerospace Stage. Food trucks and the Beer Garden will be available with access to the pool. On Saturday, the People’s Choice barbecue samples are available at 11 a.m., with awards at 4 p.m.
Learn more at: http://www.hartsellechamber.com/
July 27 – Birmingham Freedom Fest – Birmingham, AL
Ruben Studdard and Jermaine “Funnymaine” Johnson will headline the inaugural Birmingham Freedom Fest, which includes 8 Ball & MJG, Musig Soulchild, Love Moor Midnight Star, Dani, Translee, Alvin Garrett and more. The music and empowerment festival hosted by the City of Birmingham will celebrate civil rights pioneers and showcase local and national artists. Mayor Randall Woodfin and local leaders will lead the Justice, Empathy and Advocacy panel discussion featuring awarding-winning author and prison reform advocate Anthony Ray Hinton and Alabama U.S. Sen. Doug Jones at the 16th Street Baptist Church from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. The festival will announce the winner of the online Freedom Fest Contest with eight empowerment sessions in the Birmingham Civil Rights District. Gates will open at 10 a.m., and the music starts at noon on Saturday. Food trucks and food vendors will be on site.
Learn more at: http://freedomfestbhm.com/
July 27 – Bham BurgerFest – Birmingham, AL
It’s time for our 3rd Annual Bham BurgerFest! Come taste and see which burger is the best in Birmingham and listen to bands The Talismen and Lauren Hughes and the Black Belt Brigade! Tickets are $15 online and $20 at the door!
Learn more at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1219504188197263/
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