1. The 2023 Statewide High School Juried Art Exhibit
Through Sunday, April 23 | Select Times
Shelby County Arts Council
The Shelby County Arts Council, in collaboration with the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Department of Art and Art History and the University of Montevallo’s Department of Art, is proud to present the 2023 Statewide Student Juried Art Exhibit! The show features high school students’ artwork from across Alabama. Categories include painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, mixed media and digital art. Cash prizes will be awarded to “Best in Show” and best in each category. On Sunday, April 23 there will be a closing reception, honoring students’ work. Visit here for more updates.
2. Oak Mountain State Fair
Wednesday, April 5-Sunday, April 9 | Select Times
Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
The Oak Mountain State Fair is wrapping up with its last three days of the season open this month. The fair is open Wednesday-Friday from 5:30 p.m. until close and is open Saturday-Sunday from noon until close. Admission is free on Wednesday, $6 per person Thursday-Friday and increases to $10 per person Saturday-Sunday. Unlimited ride wristbands are $30 on Wednesday-Thursday but also increase in price to $35 per person Friday-Sunday. Parking each day is free. For more updates, visit here.
3. Calera Main Street’s Eggstravaganza
Friday, April 7 | 5-8 p.m.
Downtown Calera on Main Street
Brought to you by AmFirst Federal Credit Union, Calera Main Street’s First Friday Celebration will feature an eggstravaganza including an Easter egg hunt, games, inflatables, food trucks and more. Visit Calera Main Street on Facebook to learn more.
4. The Ninth Annual Judy Merritt Memorial 5K and Eggstravaganza
Saturday, April 8 | 9 a.m.-noon
This annual race is held in honor of Jefferson State Community College’s former president, Dr. Judy M. Merritt. Dr. Merritt served as president for 35 years and notably was the first female president of an Alabama college. Check in for the 5K begins at 7:30 a.m., and the race starts at 9 a.m. At 10:45 a.m., the eggstravaganza will commence. More than 10,000 eggs will be laid out for children to snatch up, so bring your Easter baskets and don’t be late! This event will also have games, inflatables, live entertainment, food trucks and more. Visit here for more details.
5. Celebrate Hoover Day
Saturday, April 29 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Drawing more than 10,000 residents each year, Celebrate Hoover Day is back again this spring and will feature live music, a kids’ zone, family-friendly games and activities, food vendors and more. Be on the lookout for a petting zoo, carnival rides and a car show, too! This event is free and open to the public. Visit here for more information.
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