Celebrate Culinary Diversity and Community Spirit in The Magic City September 19-22, 2024 

(Birmingham, Ala.) May 14, 2024— The Birmingham FOOD+Culture Festival returns for its highly anticipated second edition this September 19-22, 2024. Get ready to indulge in a feast for the senses as the festival showcases the rich tapestry of flavors and traditions that define Birmingham’s vibrant culinary scene. As a celebration of the Year of Alabama Food, this year’s festival promises to be a true celebration of our state’s culinary heritage and diversity, highlighting Birmingham specifically as a foodie’s dream destination. 

Last year’s festival hosted visitors from 18 states, including Maine, Washington, New York and California, as well as travelers from Canada. “The Birmingham FOOD+Culture Festival is proud to continue showcasing the diverse culinary traditions and talent that make Birmingham such a unique and vibrant destination,” said Cathy Sloss Jones, Sloss Real Estate CEO/President and FOOD+ Board President. “We are thrilled to once again welcome food enthusiasts from near and far to join us for another unforgettable celebration of Birmingham’s culinary community.” 

Once again, venues around the city will host the FOOD+Culture Festival events, centered around Pepper Place and Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark. This year’s festival brings back the fan-favorite events from last year while introducing new programming and talent as well as new spins on last year’s themes. 

Event highlights for the 2024 festival include: 

FOOD+Frank: The Frank Stitt Award for Industry Excellence (Thursday, Sept. 19, 5:30-8:00 p.m. at Birmingham Museum of Art): A cocktail reception honoring an industry leader and paying tribute to the 2024 honoree’s innovation and impact on the culinary industry 

FOOD+Heritage (Friday, Sept. 20, 6:00-10:00 p.m. at Pepper Place on 29th St. S.): Experience the vibrant flavors of Birmingham’s Greek community with a multi-course, seated dinner under the stars celebrating Greek flavors and traditions—Opa! 

FOOD+Market Mix (Saturday, Sept. 21, 7:00 a.m.-noon at The Market at Pepper Place): Join FOOD+Culture Festival for a morning market mix of your favorite farmers, female chefs, storytellers and authors at one of America’s oldest farmers markets. 

Southern Living’s FOOD+Fire (Saturday, Sept. 21, noon-5:00 p.m. at Sloss Furnaces): a walk-around tasting event celebrating barbeque, live-fire cooking and Southern tailgate culture 

FOOD+Funk: Grits and Grooves (Sunday, Sept. 22, 11:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at Sloss Furnaces): a Sunday fun-day brunch where you can get your groove on to the Grammy award winning Dirty Dozen Brass Band while savoring creative brunch dishes highlighting the essence of Southern hospitality as well as Alabama’s timeless love affair with grits 

FOOD+Friends Dinner Series (September 13-21): public dinners around Birmingham, featuring surprise pop-up menus from visiting guest chefs in participating restaurants, celebrating comradery in the culinary industry 

Mark your calendars! Early bird tickets for the 2024 Birmingham FOOD+Culture Festival will go on sale July 10. Stay tuned for updates by following @bhamfoodplus on social media, and visit www.bhamfoodplus.com for more information.