Spring—or at least spring weather—seems to be in full swing across Alabama. That means we have plenty of perfect, cloudless days ahead during that magical window of time when the mosquitos are happily absent, the humidity is at a minimum, and the great outdoors are as great as they get. When the weather is nice, one of Alabamians’ favorite activities is al fresco dining. Alabama spring means restaurant patios across the state are packed, breweries with outdoor spaces are filled to the brim, and backyard cookouts are an all day, everyday affair.
But when it comes to al fresco dining, nothing beats a classic picnic. A wicker picnic basket, checkered blanket, and some delicious eats are all you need, but if you’re looking to take your picnic game to the next level, we recommend exploring the world of luxury pop-up picnics. These concierge-style businesses customize and set up luxury experiences complete with the essentials like wine, cheese, sweet treats, as well as non-essentials like decorative throw pillows, festive floral arrangements, and even full table settings.
No matter where in the Heart of Dixie you’re located, there’s a pop-up picnic company ready to make your outdoor dining dreams come true. Here’s our guide by region.