As school starts up again and work seems like it is never ending, Birmingham is here to give you the pick-me-up you need on the weekends. Have you ever been to an authentic Oktoberfest or Fürlingfest in Germany? If your answer is no, then have no fear: coming up on October 14th, dig out your lederhosen and dirndl and head to Caldwell Park for a full day of fun. In lieu of the most authentic German experience you can find across the globe, enjoy the rows or tables, authentic German food, and of course, lots of beer.
General Admission tickets include a 22oz Beer Stein and one complimentary beer. VIP Tickets include a 22oz Beer Stein, four complimentary beers, one meal voucher, and a commemorative Birmingham Oktoberfest T-shirt. Birmingham’s Oktoberfest is brought to you by the Birmingham Sport and Social Club, a fun place to get involved in anything from adult sports leagues, to beer crawls, to social events like this one! Check out their Facebook page here.
The event starts at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 14th, and lasts through 6 p.m. that night. Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite, and more information can be found on the Birmingham Oktoberfest Facebook event page here.
If beer and games aren’t your thing, don’t sweat it: the 45th Annual Greek Festival is being held this weekend, September 21-23! The event lasts each day from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., allowing all to come for one of the most culturally driven experiences in the Birmingham area. In addition to the obvious Greek food and drink, the warm atmosphere also brings live Greek music and dance performances put on by the youth.
As always, there are both drive-thru and walk-up lines to pick up all the amazing food you need to get you through a tiring work day. Without leaving your car, servers will meet and greet you in your car to take your order and deliver it right back to your window. Admission is free, all you need to do is make it out to 307 19th Street South in Birmingham, AL to discover some life changing foods.
The event is being held in the seventh oldest Greek Orthodox parish in the United States, the spectacular Holy Trinity – Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Cathedral Christian. The church began in 1906 and continues to house events and tours each day. Free guided tours are available all three days of the festival from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information about the event, click here. This site also houses information on where to find FREE parking, nearby hotels, further information about the Holy Trinity, as well as a full schedule of the events entertainment.