There might be no concerts or farmers markets set for this summer, but other festivities can still go on with social distance or virtually.

1. Thunder on the Mountain

Saturday, July 4 | 9 p.m.
Anywhere with a View of Vulcan Park & Museum

The god of the forge will once again play host to everyone’s favorite fireworks display. Tune into Magic 96.5, 103.7 the Q, 102.5 The Bull or other radio stations for the soundtrack—word is Beyoncé, Lionel Richie, Imagine Dragons, Kenny Chesney and others will be on it. Thanks for the show Vulcan!



2. Mountain Brook Baptist VBS

July 5-9, 6-7 p.m.
OR
July 6-10, 9-10 a.m.
Mountain Brook Baptist Church

Vacation Bible School will go on this summer at MBBC, just with social distancing. Kids and parents are invited to the church’s lower parking lot for two different time options for a worship rally, Bible story and craft demonstrations. Families can their car in a designated spot, bring a picnic blanket or camping chairs, and join in. Spots are limited so we can social distance, so you must sign up. Parents must attend with children. Register at mbbc.org.

3. Market Day

Saturday, July 18 | 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, and to wear a mask to keep everyone safe. The party gets going early!

4. Alabama Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday

Saturday, July 18
Local Shops

Save the date to shop sales tax free for back to school clothes, supplies and more in Homewood city limits and lots of other counties and municipalities around the state. For more details on what items qualify, visit revenue.alabama.gov.

5. Virtual Storytimes & More

Any Time, Any Place

We sure do miss story times and more at the Emmet O’Neal Library, but at least we can see our favorite librarians tell stories any time we like on the library’s YouTube page or access other programs on the library website. Click in to hear from Ms. Rachel, Ms. Kit, Ms. Bears, Ms. Courtney, Ms. Virginia, Ms. Rachael and more.

Are there  any local events we should add to this list? Do you have an event scheduled for a future month you are looking to spread the word about? Email them to our editor at mm@homewoodlife.com.

6. “No Show” Chamber Luncheon!

Thursday, Aug. 6 | 11:30 a.m.
Via Zoom

Britney Summerville, VP of Community Engagement at Shipt and founder of Birmingham Bound, will share her experiences with the Mountain Brook Chamber of Commerce, virtually. Lunches for the event will be provided by Vaughan and Company, and you can register at mtnbrookchamber.org.

Are there  any local events we should add to this list? Do you have an event scheduled for a future month you are looking to spread the word about? Email them to our editor at mm@mountainbrookmagazine.com.