It might be hot outside, but there are still lots of reasons to venture out of your AC for movies indoors and out, sales, live music, and more. Here find all the details on what is going on where.
1. Alabama Bicentennial Celebration Funny Film Fest
Tuesdays | 6:30 p.m.
Emmet O’Neal Library
Alabama is celebrating its 200th anniversary this year, so why not join in by watching summer blockbusters set in our home sweet home state?
- July 2 – Sweet Home Alabama
- July 9 – Fried Green Tomatoes
- July 16 – Crazy in Alabama
2. Summer Show Fun
Tuesdays | 10:30 a.m.
Emmet O’Neal Library
It’s time for fun of all kinds for kids of all ages at the library this summer. Save the dates for these mornings full of animals, magic, puppets, music and more.
- July 2 – Jim Aycock’s Mixed-Up Sing Along
- July 9 – Animal Tales: Live Animals
- July 16 – AtsMagic: Magic Show
- July 23 – That Puppet Guy Lee Bryan: The Giant, the Beanstalk, and Jack
3. Shades Valley Presbyterian Church Farmer’s Market
Wednesdays | 3-6 p.m.
2305 Montevallo Road
Stop by after work to stock up on fresh veggies at this market conveniently located right outside Mountain Brook Village on Montevallo Road.
4. Mountain Brook Presbyterian Farmers Market
Saturdays | 8 a.m.-noon
3405 Brookwood Road
Find produce, fruits, eggs, meats and honey without venturing far from home on Saturday mornings, plus shop the works of artisans and other vendors.
5. Sharks on the Lawn
Thursday, July 11 |8-10:30 p.m.
Field Next to Emmet O’Neal Library
Go ahead and start playing the Jaws music in your head because you’re going to need a bigger boat. Bring a blanket or lawn chair to see this summer blockbuster, terror and all, on the big screen outside.
6. Tenth Annual Otey’s Fest
Saturday, July 13 | 6–10:30 p.m.
Otey’s Parking Lot
The Spin Doctors are headlining this summertime favorite event along with performances by Riverbend, DINER, The Hurlers and T.U.B. Plus, there will be fun for the kids, local brews and Rodney’s famous cheeseburgers. Proceeds from ticket sales benefit The Phoenix Club of Birmingham and Better Basics.
7. Flicks Among the Flowers: Field of Dreams
Wednesday, July 17 | 8 p.m.
Birmingham Botanical Gardens Formal Garden
If they play it, we will come. Bring a blanket or lawn chair to see this baseball fairy tale favorite starring Kevin Costner on the big screen outside. A cash bar and movie snacks from Kathy G. and Company will be open for business. Admission is free, but a $5 donation is encouraged.
8. Back to School Sales Tax Holiday
Save the date to shop sales tax free for back to school clothes, supplies and more in Mountain Brook city limits and lots of other counties and municipalities around the state. For more details on what items qualify, visit revenue.alabama.gov.
9. Market Day
Saturday, July 20 | 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Mountain Brook Village
It’s worth battling the Alabama heat for sales this great. Be sure to shop all your favorite stores and tents in the village. The party gets hopping early!
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