9 local weekend events, delicious Donut Day parties and more, June 3-5

Do not worry Be Happy. Grab a dozen at Donut Joe’s. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham now)

Start the weekend off in a blaze of glory – National Donut Day is Friday, June 3. But that’s not all ! As well as delicious donut recipes, we have nine unmissable events around Birmingham from June 3-5. The only problem is how to attend them all! Read on for all the details.

  • It’s hot: The James Beard winner, Chef Hastings of the Hot & Hot Fish Club, hosts an “In the Kitchen” cooking demonstration at the Pepper Place Farmer’s Market this Saturday, June 4. Attend the free demonstration from 9 to 9:30 a.m. to learn how to prepare his signature mini tomato salad. .
Birmingham, Central AL Pride, Parade, Pridefest
It’s PRIDE time! (Central AL Pride)
  • 7 donut recipes:
    • Hero donuts and buns: Website | Pitches
    • Pop Donuts: Website | 1819 Center Point Pkwy, Birmingham, AL 35215
    • Shipley Do-Nuts: Website | 2050 Greenvale Ln, Hoover, AL 35216
    • Son donuts: Website | 4000 3rd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35222
    • Sunrise Donuts: Website | 1141 Ashville Road, Montevallo, AL 35115
    • The Heavenly Donut Company: Website | 4911 Cahaba River Rd Suite 105, Birmingham, AL 35243
    • YoYo donuts: Website | 1919 28th Ave S, Homewood, AL 35209
  • Summer shopping is on your mind? A road trip through the 5 Points neighborhood of Huntsville will take you to these fabulous shopping spots.

8 Weekend Events in the Magic Town

Get outside this summer during Adventure Theatre. (Birmingham Children’s Theatre)

1. Adventure Theatre: with Ranger Musky and The Mystery Beast

  • Why go? The Birmingham Children’s Theater teams up with local wild spaces in this all-new, one-of-a-kind immersive experience. On this thrilling outdoor journey, you’ll go on an epic quest to find a new and mysterious creature recently spotted in our local nature reserves. Recommended for ages 4-10.
  • When: Friday-Saturday June 3-4 | 10am-5.30pm | More appointments
  • Where: Red Mountain Park, 2011 Frankfurt Dr, Birmingham, AL 35211
  • Cost: Adults $20 | Children $10
  • Tickets

2. Cheeky Boots

  • Why go? During this Tony Award-winning production, follow Charlie Price who reluctantly inherited his father’s near-bankrupt shoe factory. After meeting a fabulous artist named Lola, the atypical duo work together to straighten out the factory.
  • When: June 3-5 | Friday, 8 p.m. | Saturday, 2 p.m. + 8 p.m. | Sunday, 2 p.m. | More appointments
  • Where: Red Mountain Theater, 1600 3rd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233
  • Cost: $20+
  • Tickets

3. Zoo Brews

  • Why go? You’ll experience a fantastic selection of the finest specialty beers and wines with Birmingham Zoo as your backdrop.
  • When: Friday June 3 | 5pm-8pm
  • Where: Birmingham Zoo, 2630 Cahaba Rd, Birmingham, AL 35223
  • Cost: General Admission – $45 | Designated driver – $15
  • Tickets

4. Spiffy’s Shopping

  • Why go? It’s your only time in June to shop So So Spiffy for select collections of rugs, sofas, chairs, dining tables, accessories + art, all at 60% off.
  • When: Friday, June 3, 12 p.m.-6 p.m. | Saturday June 4, 10am-3pm
  • Where: So So Spiffy, 1218 2nd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203

5. African Heritage Festival

  • Why go? You and the family will celebrate the vibrant traditions of African cultures + experience African art galleries, art activities, folk music workshops, African drumming, food tastings and more.
  • When: Saturday June 4 | 10am-5pm
  • Where: Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203

6. Funky Food Truck Festival to benefit AIDS Alabama

  • Why go? You’ll support the local nonprofit AIDS Alabama while enjoying great food at some of Birmingham’s best food trucks, local beer, artisans, and pop-up shops.
  • When: Saturday June 4 | 1-5 p.m.
  • Where: Cahaba Brewing Co, 4500 5th Ave S Building C, Birmingham, AL 35222

7. Lakeview Hullabaloo

  • Why go? You won’t be able to resist this music festival that celebrates Lakeview community, music, food, drink and history.
  • When: Saturday June 4 | 2pm-midnight
  • Where: 29th St S, Birmingham, AL 35233
  • Cost: $25 advance | Door $30 | VIP-$100 | Children 12 and under – Free
  • Tickets​​​​​​​

8. Alabama Comic-Con

For more events, visit our events calendar.

Look forward

You had me at “s’more”. (BridgeWays)

MORE: The Taste of 4th Avenue Jazz Festival returns after 3 years in August. Details.

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