What do the Miss Alabama pageant, an art reception and yoga classes all have in common? This month, you’ll find all of those events and more right here in Homewood.
1. Patriot Park StreetFest
Saturday, June 1 | 4-9 p.m.
Mark your calendar for a family event to kick off the summer. Prepare yourself for live music from multiple bands, meals from food trucks and local restaurants, inflatables, free face painting, balloon animals and more.
2. West Homewood Farmer’s Market
Tuesdays | 5-8 p.m.
160 Oxmoor Road
Support your neighbors, local businesses and farmers by buying produce and more at this weekly summer market. Find everything from fresh produce to arts and craft vendors to live music. The market runs through the first Tuesday of August. Learn more at westhomewood.com.
3. Vulcan Birthday Bash
Sunday, June 2 | 12-4 p.m.
Vulcan Park & Museum
The Big Guy is turning 115, so join in for a celebration with all kinds of family fun. Admission is $8 for adults and $6 for children, or free for Vulcan Park and Museum members and children 4 and under.
4. Miss Alabama Scholarship Pageant
June 5-8 | Wednesday-Friday 7-9 p.m. & Saturday 7-10 p.m.
Leslie Wright Fine Arts Center, Samford University
Seeing as this is the state of Alabam’s 200th anniversary, this year’s Miss Alabama theme is Alabama 200. Forty-seven competitors will share their talents in hopes of winning scholarship money on the Wright Center stage, with the top 10 contestants taking the stage on Saturday night. Season and individual tickets can be purchased at tickets.samford.edu.
5. Ashley McCullars Art Reception
Thursday, June 6 | 5-7 p.m.
Four Seasons Gallery
Join Homewood resident and Edgewood Elementary first grade teacher Ashley McCullars as she shares her art with the community. Follow Ashley’s work on Instagram @ashleymccullarsart, or contact her directly at email@example.com.
6. Party on the Porch
Friday, June 7 | 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Alabama Outdoors (Homewood location)
Join Alabama Outdoors and The North Face as they host this event to benefit the Big Cahaba Cleanup for the Cahaba River Society. Grab dinner and dessert from Cantina on Wheels and Mountain Brook & Edgewood Creamery, drink craft beer and play games while listening to the music of Alabama’s own The Yellow Dandies. While you’re there, sign up to volunteer for the cleanup on Saturday, June 8 too.
7. 17th Annual SVLC Garage Sale
Friday-Saturday, June 7-8 | 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Shades Valley Lutheran Church
Come out as the Shades Valley Lutheran youth group looks to raise funds to support their summer mission trip to Youngstown, Ohio. Items for sale will include clothes, furniture, kitchen accessories, table settings and more. Any remaining items are donated to charity at the end of the sale.
8. Yoga at the Library
Mondays, June 10, 17 & 24 | 10-11 a.m.
Large Auditorium, Homewood Public Library
Maybe you’ve always wanted to try yoga, but never have. Or maybe you would call yourself an expert. Either way, this class is for you, and it’s free. No registration is required. All you need to bring is yourself and your yoga mat.
9. Special Effects Makeup for Teens
Monday, June 17 | 2-3 p.m.
Homewood Public Library Room 101
Ever wondered how movie monsters are created? Like Zombies in The Walking Dead? What’s the secret behind transforming characters in This is Us into older versions of themselves? Get the inside scoop on all the special effects makeup secrets of Hollywood. All rising 6th-12th graders are welcome, and supplies are provided. Register at homewoodpubliclibrary.org.
10. The Divines
Wednesday, June 19 | 6 p.m.
Birmingham natives and brothers Kenny, Tilfy and Sethy Divine formed a cover band called The Divines back in 2012 and have been entertaining audiences ever since. Join them at Homewood’s Pizzeria GM for a fun night of pizza and live music.
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