12662558_10153486517209372_7117297313851780705_nThese are your can’t miss Alabama food events for April!





Pepper Place Saturday Market, Birmingham (Kicks off April 8) 

Visit the region’s farming families who grow fruits and vegetables. Plus enjoy live music, a light breakfast and cooking demonstrations with Birmingham’s finest chefs.

Heads N Tails Crawfish Boil, Huntsville (April 22)

Take your pick from crawfish, various types of seafood, funnel cakes and more. There will be a Beer Garden as well as music by Mambo Gris Gris and Roux du Bayou. The family-friendly event is not just for adults. There will also be activities for kids, such as face painting, balloon art, inflatables and a Moon Pie eating contest.

Interstate Mullet Toss and Gulf Coast’s Greatest Beach Party, Orange Beach (Kicks off April 28) 

What started as just a reason to party has become one of the biggest events on the Gulf Coast. Those who participate in the Mullet Toss will throw a dead mullet over the state line of Florida and Alabama to see who gets the farthest. Not to mention a great excuse to throw a weekend long party, with a lot of fun activities, great music and food!

Smoke on the Falls, Gadsden (April 7)

Be-BQ the judge of over 48 local and national teams pitting to be the champions of the professional and backyard division BBQ contest. This family-friendly event will include music, children activities and of course, BBQ.

Hippy’s Big Butt BBQ Bash, Monroeville (April 8) 

This barbecue cook-off welcomes local and out-of-state cooking teams to compete for the title of “The Biggest Butt.” An outdoor VIP party with live entertainment will be held Friday evening, April 7. Saturday will feature the cook-off, live entertainment, a Kids Zone and a live auction.

Biergarten at the US Space & Rocket Center, Huntsville (April 14)

Visit the Space & Rocket Center each Thursday night in April for the German Biergarten, featuring authentic German cuisine. Enjoy the festive atmosphere with imported and domestic beers and delicious wines from the German region. It’s family-friendly and leashed dogs are welcome on the Apollo Terrace and in Apollo Courtyard.

On the Tracks, Opelika (April 21) 

On April 21, 2017, Opelika Main Street will host its biannual festival On the Tracks in downtown Opelika. Food vendors will line the streets as live music is performed from a stage in the middle of Railroad Avenue and a tasting trail will take participants through quaint shops and galleries throughout the square.

Concerts on the Dock, Huntsville (April 21)

This free, family friendly series is all about creating a laid back atmosphere for friends of Lowe Mill to enjoy original content and interesting new acts, Friday nights during the Spring and Fall. Bring chairs, picnics, friends and pets on a leash and join us under the water tower for music, food and fun!

Pepper Jelly Festival, Thomaston (April 29)

The Pepper Jelly Festival provides an excellent venue for residents and visitors to enjoy arts, crafts, food, entertainment, participate activities and take part in many other aspects of Southern life in a fun-filled event.



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