Calera Main Street’s First Friday Festivals

Friday, May 3 | 5-8 p.m.
1120 17th Avenue

Sponsored by Sav Mor Food Outlet, Calera Main Street’s May First Friday Festival will feature the third annual Calera Cornhole Tournament, which benefits the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. With music, family-friendly games and activities and more, these festivals are the perfect family outing. Visit for updates.


Sunday, May 5 | 7:30 p.m.
Oak Mountain Amphitheater

Grammy-nominated musician Hozier will perform live with Allison Russell for one night only at the Oak Mountain Amphitheater this month. Known for his hit songs “Take Me to Church” and “Too Sweet,” Hozier is making his anticipated tour through the U.S., selling out shows in nearly every state. Purchase tickets here

Regions Tradition

May 8-12 | 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

Runk the Gap

May 10-11 | All Day
Oak Mountain State Park

Runk the Gap is a 12-hour relay race benefiting the nonprofit, Designs for Hope. Beginning at the Redbud Pavilion (BMX track), teams will start racing at 8 p.m. on Friday, May 10 and will continue the 12-hour race until 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 11. 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

Kitty Kat Haven and Rescue 5K Meow-A-Thon and One-Mile Whisker Walk

Saturday, May 18 | 8 a.m.
Veterans Park
4800 Valleydale Road

This 5K and whisker walk benefits Kitty Kat Haven and Rescue, which is a no-kill, cage-free animal shelter for cats. This race course has a varied terrain, including fields, trails and pavement. This race will be held rain or shine, and everyone is invited to participate. The entry fee for the 5K is $25 for adults or $15 for children ages 10 and under. The entry fee for the whisker walk is $15 for adults or $5 for children ages 10 and under. To learn more, visit

Helena Old Town Live

Saturday, May 18 | 4:30-10 p.m.
Helena Amphitheater

Helena Old Town Live’s season will feature some of the best music in the industry, including live performances by the Allman Betts Band and Taylor Hunnicut on Saturday, May 18. Stay up to date on these concerts and more at

Sean of the South “On the Air” Series

Sunday, May 19 | 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 different guests. 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

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