Check out our full list of happenings close to you this month.

First Friday

July 1 | 5-8 p.m.
Main Street in Calera

On the first Friday of each month, the City of Calera hosts “First Friday,” which features local merchants serving food, selling arts and crafts and sponsoring fun, family-friendly events. This month’s event will also include a fireworks display! Attendees are advised to bring their own chairs to sit in while watching the show. This event is perfect for all ages and open to the public. To learn more, visit


Alabaster City Fireworks Show

July 2 | 6-9:30 p.m.
Thompson High School

Alabaster’s annual fireworks show is back again this year! To begin the evening, food vendors, inflatables, family-friendly games and more will be held on the school’s premises. The fireworks show will begin promptly at 9 p.m. and will last approximately 13 minutes. While everyone is invited to attend, parking is limited and guests should arrive early. Other viewing areas include on the open meadows that are adjacent to the school’s parking lot. This event’s sponsors ask that no attendee park on the grass, however. To stay updated on this event, visit and search “Fireworks Show – 2022.”


Fire on the Water

July 3 | Gates open at 7 a.m.
Oak Mountain State Park

Fire on the Water is an annual aquatics and fireworks show to celebrate Independence Day. Although the show starts at 5 p.m., guests can arrive at Oak Mountain State Park as early as 7 a.m. and enjoy the park’s beach volleyball courts, basketball courts, treetop nature trail, playgrounds and fishing piers, too. During the show, guests can sit on the park’s beach to watch wakeboarding shows and fireworks displays. Those attending are advised to bring their own chairs and blankets for the viewing. For more information, visit


Independence Day 1776

July 4 | Gates open at 11 a.m.
American Village

As one of Alabama’s most patriotic celebrations, American Village’s “Independence Day 1776” is an all-day event that honors the sacrifices made to achieve our country’s freedoms. Food, patriotic games, reenactments, historical music and dancing will be provided. At the end of the day, a fireworks show held at “twilight’s last gleaming” will commence! Admission is $5, but veterans, active military and children under four years old are free. Get more information at


Friday Nights at the Cove

July 29 | 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Owl’s Cove Park

Sponsored by Alabama Public Television, the band, Twelve, is performing at Friday Nights at the Cove! Enjoy a variety of Southern rock, country, R&B and alternative-style music. Food trucks, vendors and M&M’s Lemonade Stand will be available for guests. Attendees are advised to bring their own chairs and blankets. This event is free and all are invited to attend. For more information, visit and search “Friday Nights at the Cove.”


A Tribute to Patsy Cline ft. The Sassy Brown Band

July 30 | Doors open at 7 p.m.
105 W. College Street

The Shelby County Arts Council is sponsoring a concert performed by the Sassy Brown Band to honor the late country music star, Patsy Cline. Cline was a renowned singer-songwriter in the 1950s-60s. Some consider her to be one of the most influential country music singers of her time. To commemorate Cline’s memory, some of her music will be played in the concert. Concert goers can also enjoy the musical delights of vocalist Lauren Brown and lead guitarist Glen Butts along with several other talented musicians. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit and search “A Tribute to Patsy Cline.”