Here’s our roundup of what to do close to home this month.
1. We Love Homewood Day
Saturday, May 1
We Love Homewood Day is officially happening this year! Here’s the lineup for the day.
- 7:30 a.m.: We Love Homewood Day 5K , virtual open available
- 10 a.m.-4 p.m.: We Love Homewood Day Festival rides, games and inflatables at Homewood Central Park
- 1 p.m.: Homewood Patriot Band Performance at Homewood Central Park
- All Day: Rotary Club Sidewalk Chalk Art Festival
- 6 p.m.: We Love Homewood Day Parade, beginning at the Homewood Library traveling west on Oxmoor Road to the Edgewood Business District.
- After the Parade ‘til 9:30 p.m.: We Love Homewood Day Street Dance featuring Starz Live
Find more details and updates at homewoodparks.com.
2. Storytime in the Park
Time for a storytime outdoors for preschoolers hosted by the Homewood Public Library, weather permitting! Feel free to bring a chair or blanket. Check homewoodpubliclibrary.org for more information, and here’s the May schedule:
- May 5 & 26: Spring Park
- May 12: Homewood Central Park
- May 19: Patriot Park
3. Motherwalk & Run 5K
Saturday, May 8
Homewood Central Park
Walk or run 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. The in-person event is limited to 500 participants and COVID-19 precautions will be in place, and there is also a virtual option to participate. Register at motherwalk.com.
4. Historic Preservation Project
This May the Homewood Historic Preservation Commission is unveiling a project highlighting historic preservation. They will be showcasing historic property renovations and telling the stories behind the people who value and promote historic preservation in Homewood. You can follow the Homewood Historic Preservation Commission on Facebook and Instagram @HomewoodHPC for updates on it.
5. Spring Plant Sale
April 29- May 1
Thursday & Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday 8:30 a.m.-noon
Time for spring planting! Volunteers and gardeners will be on hand at this annual sale to help with selections and to give advice about placement, care and maintenance, and you can own “a little bit of Aldridge Gardens” when if you buy a pass-along plant that lived there. The main feature is always the “Snowflake” hydrangea, but shoppers can also choose from a host of others too. Aldridge Gardens members get 10 percent off all purchases with their membership card too.
6. Regions Tradition
Greystone Golf and Country Club
This annual tournament brings together 81 of the top PGA Tour Champions players and World Golf Hall of Fame members to compete for a major championship. Since the tournament became Regions Tradition in 2011, it has raised over $4.5 million for local charities and more than $19 million since the tournament’s inception in 1992. Children’s of Alabama serves as its primary beneficiary.
7. SEC Baseball Tournament
Hoover Met Complex
Time for some of the best baseball in the country as top-12 teams will battle it out on the road to Omaha. Find the full schedule here.