It’s time for We Love Homewood Day—oh and lots of other walks, concerts, pool openings, summer reading events and more too.

1. Homewood Grown

Friday, May 3 | 6:30 p.m.
Terrace at Soho Square

Celebrate all the good that goes on in Homewood schools at this annual outdoor seated dinner. You’ll also get to hear from former Auburn football player and current sports analyst Cole Cubelic and see who wins the 2019 Teacher Impact Awards. Get tickets and find more information at homewoodcityschoolsfoundation.com.



2. We Love Homewood Day

Saturday, May 4
Homewood Central Park & Edgewood

It’s time for Homewood’s favorite day, so get ready to have fun with neighbors and friends. Check out the schedule below so you know what’s going on where.

  • 10 a.m.-4 p.m.- Rides & Inflatables, $15 for unlimited wristband or purchase individual tickets
  • 10 a.m.-4 p.m.- Vendor Expo
  • 10 a.m.– Silent Auction
  • 10 a.m.-1 p.m.- Homewood Rotary Club Bake Sale
  • 1 p.m.- HHS Patriot Band Pep Rally/Concert
  • 6 p.m.- Parade Starts at Homewood Public Library & Travels to the Edgewood Business District
  • Parade End-9:30 p.m.- Street Dance in Edgewood

3. We Love Homewood Day 5K

Saturday, May 4 |7:30 a.m.
Homewood Central Park

Make a running start on Homewood’s favorite day on this with a mostly flat course in Edgewood. Sign up at runsignup.com by May 3.

4. Troop 97 Garage Sale, Pancake Breakfast & Silent Auction

Saturday, May 11 | 7 a.m.-12 p.m.
Trinity United Methodist Church

Eat breakfast, shop and support local scouts all at once at this annual event held by Boy Scout Troop 97.

5. Patriot Park Splash Pad Opening

Monday, May 6 | 2-6 p.m.
Patriot Park

West Homewood’s new aquatic fun kicks off the summer with the opening of its new splash pad. Starting May 6, it’s open 2-6 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, and 1-6 p.m. and Sunday. It will close May 20-23, and then summer hours will Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday & Saturday 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday 1-6 p.m. Time to play!

6. Lauren Denton Glory Road Book Signing

Thursday, May 9 | 6-8 p.m.
Little Professor Books

Lauren Denton’s third novel Glory Road is officially out…and much of it came to life from her Homewood home. It tells the story of three generations of women navigating the uncertain pathways of their hearts during a summer that promises to bring change—whether they’re ready for it or not. Come out to meet her, get a copy of the book and hear more about how it came at one of our favorite Homewood booksellers.

7. Motherwalk

Saturday, May 11 | 8 a.m.
Homewood Central Park

Walk to support the Norma Livingston Ovarian Cancer Foundation, or join in on a 1-Mile Fun Run for the same cause at 9 a.m. Register at motherwalk.com.

8. Birmingham Boys Choir Concert

Thursday, May 16 | 7 p.m.
Samford University Wright Center

Come out to hear choral pieces sign young boys’ voices from a choir that’s been around for more than 50 years. Seating is open, and no tickets are required.

9. The World Goes ‘Round

May 16-19
Homewood Theatre at The Dance Foundation

Come out to see a musical revue of the music of Kander and Ebb starring some Birmingham favorites including Kristi Tingle-Higginbotham, Jan Hunter, Stephen Fister and Lucas Pepke. It’s sure to be filled with humor, romance, drama and nonstop melody with hits from Cabaret to Chicago including “Mr. Cellophane,” “Maybe This Time,” “Cabaret” and “New York, New York.” Catch performances May 16-18 at 7:30 p.m. or May 19 at 2:30 p.m., and find tickets at homewoodtheatre.com.

10. Samford Legacy League’s Scholarship Celebration                                                                                                   

Friday, May 17 | 5:30 p.m.                                                                                                                                                   
Covenant Presbyterian Church

Grammy and Dove Award-winning vocalist David Phelps was a member of the Gaither Vocal Band for over 15 years prior to becoming a solo artist in 2017 when he released his album Hymnal.  Now the tenor will be featured in a 90-minute benefitting the Samford Legacy League’s scholarships for students with significant financial need and challenging circumstances. Make reservations at samford.edu/legacyleague.

11. Friends of the Homewood Public Library $5 Bag Sale

Sunday, May 19 | 2-4:30 p.m.
Homewood Public Library Friends Bookstore

Fill a grocery bag with books, movies and other items for only $5 per bag! The bags are provided by the Friends of the Homewood Public Library. To donate books or for more information, contact the Friends Bookstore at 205-332-6651.

12. Pool Opening Day

Friday, May 24
Homewood Central & Patriot Park Pools

And now for the moment you have all been waiting for: pool season! Central hours will be Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday & Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday 1-6 p.m. Patrio Park hours will be Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday & Saturday 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday 1-6 p.m. Swim on!

13. Summer Reading Kick-Off

Thursday, May 30 | 6-7:30 p.m.
Homewood Public Library Parking Lot

Gutsy the Flying Fox will get you pumped up for reading with his acrobatic tricks. Sign up for summer reading and join in other festivities too.

Save the Date

West Homewood Market

Tuesdays Starting in June | 5-8 p.m.
160 Oxmoor Road

Pick up farm-fresh produce and dinner from your favorite food trucks. Plus shop around at arts and crafts vendors or take in some live music. The market runs the first Tuesday of June through the first Tuesday of August. Learn more at westhomewood.com.

Did we miss any events? Do you have an event coming up in a future month? Email mm@homewoodlife.com to submit yours.