15 FREE outdoor festivals + events to look forward to this summer

Railroad Park is hosting several fun, free events this summer. (Bham now)

Ready to have fun in the sun without breaking the bank? Check out these fun outdoor festivals and events with free entry. Read on for more details and mark your calendars.

  • What: Enjoy the jubilant conclusion to A Century in Symphony with this free concert that has a little something for everyone, including a guest appearance from concertmaster Daniel Szasz and a Memorial Day tribute.
  • When: Sunday May 29 | 6 p.m.
  • Or: Railway Park, 1600 1st Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233
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Invite your friends over and get ready for a porch party. (Lauren Bedford / Bham now)
  • What: Give back to the community and raise environmental awareness with local musicians, breweries, food trucks and artisans. Enjoy children’s activities, a dog-friendly atmosphere, a corn hole, freebies and more.
  • When: Friday, June 3 | 6-8 p.m.
  • Or: Alabama Outdoors Homewood, 3054 Independence Dr, Homewood, AL 35209
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  • What: Celebrate the vibrant traditions of African cultures at this family-friendly festival featuring food, games, arts, dance, music and more. Plus, wander through the galleries of African art at the Birmingham Museum of Art.
  • When: Saturday June 4 | 10am-2pm
  • Or: Birmingham Art Museum, 2000 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203
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The Current is one of the food trucks that will be at Cahaba Brewing for the Funky Food Truck Festival.
Catch the current at the Funky Food Truck Festival. (Cecilia Wood / Bham Now)
  • What: Gather around to enjoy your favorite local food trucks, including local beer, artisans and pop-up shops. Admission is free, but donations optional at AIDS Alabama are encouraged. Proceeds from this event benefit AIDS Alabama.
  • When: Saturday June 4 | 1-5 p.m.
  • Or: Cahaba Brewing Co, 4500 5th Ave S Building C, Birmingham, AL 35222
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What evokes summer better than an outdoor movie? (Jacob Blankenship / Bham now)
  • What: Grab your blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy a free family movie night in historic Trussville Mall. Plan to arrive early to get the best seats.
  • When: Friday, June 10 | The film begins at dusk.
  • Or: The historic shopping center of Trussville, 225 Parkway Drive, Trussville, AL 35173
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  • What: Take part in a lively family celebration of Caribbean culture with great food, music, dancing and a parade.
  • When: Saturday June 11 | 11am-8pm, parade at noon
  • Or: DeBardeleben Park, 1623 2nd Ave N, Bessemer, AL 35020
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8. PrideFest–Sunday, June 12

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Happy Pride, Birmingham. (Birmingham Public Library Blog)
  • What: A fun-filled Pride celebration with fun for the whole family featuring vendors, food trucks, kids’ activities, and local and national entertainment.
  • When: Saturday June 12 | 11 a.m.
  • Or: Linn Park, 20th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203
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Vroom vroom. (Hot Rod Electric Tour)
  • What: An exhilarating day out for car enthusiasts with hot rods, customs, classics, trucks and muscle cars all in one show. Plus, vendors, live entertainment, giveaways and more.
  • When: Wednesday, June 15
  • Or: Hoover Met Complex, 5508 Stadium Trace Pkwy, Hoover, AL 35244
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Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. (Bham now)
  • What: Enjoy the 2nd Annual Small Business Vendor Classic featuring tons of local small businesses, vendors and food trucks.
  • When: Saturday July 30 | To be determined
  • Or: Legion Grounds, McLendon Park, 400 Graymont Ave W, Birmingham, AL 35204
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