Events look different right now with COVID-19, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t still safe fun to be had.

1. Free Friday Flicks

Friday Nights in August
6:30 p.m. Park Opens, Movie at Dusk
Veterans Park

COVID-19 might have delayed this summertime tradition, but it came back to life with social distancing setup starting at the end of July. The park will be marked with seating areas for family groups, and masks are required when you are not at seat. Find updates the “Free Friday Flicks” Facebook page, and here’s the schedule:

  • Aug. 7: Frozen 2
  • Aug. 14: Aladdin
  • Aug. 21: Sonic the Hedgehog

2. Birmingham Restaurant Week

Aug. 14-31

For 18 days, participating restaurants, food trucks and bars in Shelby County and across the Birmingham metro area are offering special lunch and dinner menus at set price points from $5 to $50 per person. This year cocktail kits, to-go cocktails and family-style options will be offered too, and you can order meals to-go. Find more details on participating restaurants and more at

3. Third Annual Summer Shindig

Saturday, Aug. 15 | 5-9 p.m.
Old Baker Farm

Time for farm-style summer fun with a sunflower maze, watermelon cutting, visits with animals, live music, fireworks, arts and crafts, food trucks and more. Special regulations for activities such as watermelon cutting will be in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and features such as the sunflower maze will be spread out so that social distancing can easily take place. Tickets are $10 at the gate (cash) or $12 in advance (card).  For more information and updates call 205-672-7209 or visit or the farm’s Facebook page.

4. Bark & Wine

Saturday, Aug. 29
Marriott Birmingham 280

This event presented by Shelby Humane has been rescheduled this August date. It begins with cocktails, entertainment and a silent auction at 6 p.m. followed by a seated dinner at 7, program and live auction at 7:30 and dancing with FlashBack at 9. RSVP by Aug. 15 by visiting or texting BARKANDWINE to 41444.

5. The Marketplace at Lee Branch

Saturdays | 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
Lee Branch Shopping Center Parking Lot

There’s still one month left to get fresh produce and more from this market off Highway 280. Learn more at 

6. Helena Market Days

Saturdays | 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
Helena Amphitheater

There’s still one more month to enjoy local produce and more in Helena. Find more information at

7. Mt Laurel Farmers Market and Craft Fair

Saturdays | 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
Mt Laurel Town Center

This weekly market day runs through October. Find more information at

8. Valleydale Farmers Market

Saturdays | 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
Faith Presbyterian Church
4601 Valleydale Road

The last official market date is Sept. 5, but a couple of farmers will contribute to setup in the parking lot through October or November. Learn more at

Save the Date

Will Kimbrough Concert

Friday, Sept. 4 | 7:30 p.m.
Shelby County Arts Council

Come out to see this musician with guest Dean Owens, rescheduled from April 4 of this year, at the new blackbox theatre. Get ticket here.

Regions Tradition

Sept. 23-27
Greystone Golf and Country Club

This annual golf tournament has been rescheduled from its original May date due to COVID-19 but the show will go on with social distancing precautions, starting with the Pro-Am on Wednesday, Sept. 23. Find tickets and more information at, or watch it live on the Golf Channel.