Gardendale Magnolia FestivalWith warmer weather here to stay (hopefully), now is a great time to get out and explore the city. Birmingham is home to several festivals, which are perfect for enjoying time with family and friends.

Here is some information on some of our favorite upcoming festivals hosted throughout metro Birmingham:

Gardendale Magnolia Festival         

Scheduled for Friday, April 25 from 5 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, April 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Gardendale Magnolia Festival will be held at the Gardendale Civic Center. Attendees will have the opportunity to celebrate spring with more than 150 arts, crafts and business vendors. Highlights of the award-winning festival include a special home and garden section, large midway carnival, classic car show, live entertainment, a pooch parade, Little Miss GMF pageant, fishing tank, free art classes for kids and much more. The best part of this event is that it is FREE for parking and admission.

Earth Day at the Gardens

In celebration of Earth Day, the Birmingham Botanical Gardens will celebrate Earth Day at The Gardens on Saturday, April 26. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., individuals can enjoy Alabama’s longest continuously-running Earth Day celebration with more than 40 Earth-friendly exhibitors. Dozens of local and regional organizations will educate attendees on issues such as energy efficiency, clean air and conservation. This event is perfect for children and FREE to the public.

Corks & Chefs: Food & Wine Tasting Event

On Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27 from 1 to 4 p.m., the Corks & Chefs: Food & Wine Tasting Event is back for its 17th year at Linn Park in Birmingham. Each day, delicious culinary dishes will be prepared by eight chefs, which will be offered with a variety of wines from around the world. In addition to the food and wine, attendees will enjoy live entertainment on the patio. Corks & Chefs is presented by Foundation for Art and Cultural Connections. Admission for the event is $30 in advance and $35 at the door. Proceeds from the event will help support arts educational for children throughout Birmingham.

Trussville City Fest

Formally known as Dog Daze, Trussville City Fest will be held on the historic Mall area in downtown Trussville on Saturday, May 3 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Admission to this family-fun event is $5 per person and free for children ages two and under. Throughout the day there will be music, dance, children’s activities, food and more with the festival closing out with a fireworks show.

These are just a few of the many festivals hosted in metro Birmingham throughout the year, and the great part is they are located just minutes from our communities in Trussville, Alabaster and coming soon, Gardendale. For more information on all of our new home communities, visit the Harris Doyle Homes website today.