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

First Fridays

Friday, July 2 | 5-8 p.m.
Downtown Calera

Each first Friday of the month Calera Main Street is showcasing local vendors, artisans, musicians, food trucks, and specials from Main Street merchants. 

Helena Festival Independence Day

July 3 | 5 p.m.
Old Town Helena

Start your Fourth of July celebration a day early with food trucks, live music and a fireworks display starting around 9 p.m. Old Town’s merchants will be open for the festivities too. for more information or to purchase T-shirt as a keepsake from the festival.

Fire on the Water

July 3 | 5 p.m.
Oak Mountain State Park

The fireworks coming back! Kick off July 4 weekend at your favorite state park with food trucks, interpretive events, a DJ, wakeboarding and the National Anthem, and you can always get there early to explore the park. The fireworks show starts at 9 p.m. Park entrance that day is $15 for up to four guests and is valid all day. Pelham residents can purchase this entrance for $10. Learn more at

Red, White and Blue Days

Weekdays in July
American Village

History is coming to life this summer at American Village with patriots of the past in character, colonial music, a puppet show, outdoor games, and opportunities to learn about the Continental Army and its medicine, 18th century clothing, colonial crime and punishment and more. The days are open Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through July 30 for all ages. Learn more at

Farmers Markets

Shop local businesses and farmers’ selections local farmers’ markets this summer at a market near you. Here’s where to find markets around Shelby County

  • Alabaster Farmers Market

Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon
Behind Alabaster Senior Center

  • Helena Market Days

Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon
Helena Amphitheater

  • Market Place at Lee Branch

Saturdays, 7:30 a.m.-noon
The Village at Lee Branch Shopping Center

  • Montevallo Farmers’ Market

Mondays, 3-6 p.m.
Through Aug. 16
Behind Montevallo First Baptist Church, 660 Main Street

  • Valleydale Farmers Market

Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon
Faith Presbyterian Church
4601 Valleydale Road