Summer is here, and so are the events to go along with it. Check out our full list of ones happening close to you this month.

1. First Friday

June 4 | 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.

2. Helena Market Days

Saturdays | 8 a.m.-noon
Helena Amphitheatre

Market season kicks off on June 5 with lots of fresh produce in store. For more information visit

3. Alabaster Farmers Market

Saturdays | 8 a.m.-noon
1097 Seventh St. SW (Behind the Alabaster Senior Center)

Time to pick out veggies and fruits for your week from local farmers! The market will run through Aug. 1, with the exception of July 3. For more information, see the Alabaster Farmers Market Facebook page.

4. MarketPlace at Lee Branch

Saturdays | 8 a.m.-noon
Village at Lee Branch

Shop local fruits, vegetables, eggs, grass fed meat, and unique artisans with an Alabama flare each week right off Highway 280. To learn more or place an order, visit

5. Food Truck Frenzy

Saturday, June 5 | 6 p.m.
Interstellar Ginger Beer & Exploration Co.

Choose from 10 local food trucks with beer, bands, food, corn hole, axe throwing and more. Trucks will include Hollywood Grill, Aww Shucks, Corry’s, Kona Ice, Sunshine Lemonade, Wasabi Juan’s, Yuuup It’s Good, Nawlins PoBoys and Taqueria el Camioncito.

6. Middle Street Market

Saturday, June 12 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Downtown Montevallo

Alison with The Art Studio (720 Middle Street) and Casie with Montevallo Makers (730 Middle Street) are taking the lead to bring this exciting new event to downtown Montevallo. Mark your calendar for the next events in the summer season too: July 10 and Aug. 14. 

7. Act of Congress

Friday, June 18 | 7:30 p.m.
Shelby County Arts Council’s Black Box Theatre

Act of Congress has performed its bluegrass sounds for the likes of Paste, SXSW, Disney, NPR and Billboard, and now you can see the Birmingham-based band in Columbiana. For more information, call 205-669-0044 or email

8. Friday Nights at The Cove

Friday, June 25 | 6:30 p.m.
Downtown Montevallo

Montevallo Main Street has brought back its Friday Nights at the Cove series once a month this summer. For June Miss Kim will pay tribute to the “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin with a can’t-miss show. Find more information at