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Food Festivals Taking Over Birmingham This Weekend!

If you love good food, this is the weekend to be in Birmingham! Two huge festivals centered around food are taking place in the Magic City! Cultural enthusiasts from all over took part in the annual Greek Food Festival Saturday as they walked the streets of Birmingham to not only feast on Greek food but to learn more about the Greek culture. Comprised of only the finest ingredients available, all appetizers entrees, and desserts stand alone with the traditional homemade flavor that first began over thirty-six years ago when the Greek Festival first started. This yearly event has blossomed into one of the premier cultural events in the Southeast. The Holy Trinity-Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Cathedral Greek Food Festival is now the focal point for thousands from Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, and Georgia who for three days experience the Greeks’ legendary zest for life.

If you missed out on the Greek Festival, don’t fret you’ve still got time to enjoy another really cool festival! 35 food trucks and four bands will converge on Railroad Park today to wrap up the final days of summer. If you have yet to experience Birmingham’s best mobile cuisines coupled with outdoor family fun, Trucks by the Tracks will not disappoint. The annual event kicks off at 11 this morning. Birmingham’s best food trucks will gather to serve rich southern favorite cuisines from carb comforting po boys, fried chicken & gourmet burgers to specialty cupcakes, and gelato, not to mention tasty beverages on hand from Coca Cola and Good People Brews! Prepare to witness Birmingham at one of its best events, with lawn games, live bands and activities set up for family and friends to enjoy. Musical acts will perform throughout the afternoon including Raquel Lily, Ryan Sobb, Taylor Hollingsworth, and Gabriel Tajeu. Trucks by the Tracks is one of Railroad Park’s biggest annual fundraising events and all proceeds support the Park. For tickets and event info log on to http://www.railroadpark.org/events-trucks-by-the-tracks.

This article is a contribution from Chiara Perry (chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov) in the Birmingham City Council Public Information Office. For more information please contact 205.254.2294.