1. Tanabata Festival

Saturday, July 8 | 9 a.m.-noon
Birmingham Botanical Gardens’ Japanese Garden

Brought to patrons by the Birmingham Botanical Gardens and the Japan-America Society of Alabama, “Tanabata Festival” is a Japanese festival that celebrates the alignment of two stars that under normal circumstances are separated by the Milky Way. This event is free and open to the public. There will be a tea ceremony demonstration, a beautiful bonsai display and activities for participants, too. For more information, visit here.

2. Mountain Brook Market Day

Saturday, July 15 | 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Mountain Brook Village

The Mountain Brook Chamber of Commerce is proud to host Mountain Brook Market Day, which will be held in Mountain Brook Village. Shoppers can peruse vendors and may even get discounted deals for the day, too. Off-site parking and shuttles will be available at Shades Valley Presbyterian Church. To learn more, visit here.

3. Summer Nights Concert Series

Wednesday, July 26 | 6-9 p.m.
Lane Parke

Lane Parke is hosting a “summer nights” concert series, featuring a vendor market, live entertainment and more. Attendees are advised to bring their own chairs or blankets to use when listening to the concert. Those interested in learning more can visit here.

4. The Shindig: Otey’s Fest 2023

Saturday, July 15 | 6 p.m.
Otey’s Tavern

The 2023 Otey’s Fest will feature headliner Robert Randolph Band, which is well known for energy-filled performances and a fun mix of rock, funk and soul music. Other featured artists include the Will Stewart Band, T.U.B. and Gri Cashio. This festival will feature delicious food, beverages, live entertainment and enough camaraderie to last the evening. Due to larger crowds each year, Otey’s Fest is expanding to the green space across from the O’Neal Library in Crestline Village.  Doors open at 6 p.m. with music starting shortly after.  Learn more and purchase tickets here.

5. Back to School Supply Drive

Saturday, July 29 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Birmingham Zoo

The Birmingham Zoo is hosting a school supply drive benefitting Title 1 Birmingham City Schools. Welcomed items include backpacks (must be clear), notebooks, pencils, pens, rulers, calculators, art supplies and more. To learn more, visit here.


Did we miss any events? Email magazine editor Anna Grace Moore at annagrace.moore@mountainbrookmagazine.com for more information on how to include your events in our monthly newsletters and postings.