1. Calera Main Street’s First Friday
Friday, May 5 | 5 p.m.
Calera Main St
Sponsored by Sav Mor Food Outlet, Calera Main Street’s First Friday celebration will feature the second annual Calera Cornhole Tournament, which benefits the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Last year participants raised more than $1,400 just from cornhole! With live entertainment, food vendors, games and fun for all ages, this is the perfect family night out. Visit downtowncalera.org/events for updates.
2. Sean of the South “On the Air” May Show
Sunday, May 7 | 4-6 p.m.
The Shelby County Arts Council’s Song Theater
Everyone is invited to attend this fun-filled summer series of live-broadcast performances by Sean Dietrich and friends–both respected and ill famed. Every show will host a different guest with a total of six shows performed. Performances will be recorded in the Song Theater for future broadcasts and will consist of storytelling, comedy, musical numbers and more. Tickets are $30 plus taxes and fees. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit here.
3. Regions Tradition
Wednesday, May 10-Sunday, May 14 | All Day
Greystone Golf and Country Club
This annual golfing tradition brings together some of the best PGA Tour Champion players and World Golf Hall of Fame members to compete for the gold and raise money for the Regions Tradition’s primary beneficiary, Children’s of Alabama, among its other charities. Since 2011, this tournament has raised more than $5.5 million for local charities and more than $21 million since its inception in 1992. For more information or to buy tickets, visit regionstradition.com.
4. Runk the Gap
Friday, May 12-Saturday, May 13 | All Day
Oak Mountain State Park
Runk the Gap is a 12-hour relay race benefiting the Designs for Hope nonprofit. Beginning at the Redbud Pavilion (BMX track), teams will start racing at 8 p.m. on Friday, May 12 and will continue the 12-hour race until 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 13. The number of loops competed in the timeframe will determine the winners. This course is rugged with six miles of singletrack and some elevation. This is not a beginner’s race. Participants should be adequately trained and prepared for running throughout the night. All runners are required to carry a headlight no less than 300 lumens. There will be two aid stations, including one on the course and one at the staging area stocked with water and supplies. To learn more about this event and to register, visit runsignup.com.
5. CASA Superhero 5K & Fun Run
Saturday, May 13 | 8:30 a.m.
Pelham City Park
This 5K and fun run raises money for Shelby County CASA, which is composed of volunteers who advocate for children living in abused and neglected environments. This race is open to all ages. Participants are encouraged to dress up as their favorite superheroes. Those interested in running the 5K can register for $35, and those interested in running the fun run can register for $15. Visit runsignup.com for more information and to register.
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