It might be hot outside, but there are still lots of reasons to venture out of your AC for movies indoors and out, sales, live music, and more. Here find all the details on what is going on where. 

1. Alabama Bicentennial Celebration Funny Film Fest

Tuesdays | 6:30 p.m.
Emmet O’Neal Library

Alabama is celebrating its 200th anniversary this year, so why not join in by watching summer blockbusters set in our home sweet home state?

  • July 2 – Sweet Home Alabama
  • July 9 – Fried Green Tomatoes
  • July 16 – Crazy in Alabama

2. Summer Show Fun

Tuesdays | 10:30 a.m.
Emmet O’Neal Library

It’s time for fun of all kinds for kids of all ages at the library this summer. Save the dates for these mornings full of animals, magic, puppets, music and more.

  • July 2 – Jim Aycock’s Mixed-Up Sing Along
  • July 9 – Animal Tales: Live Animals
  • July 16 – AtsMagic: Magic Show
  • July 23 – That Puppet Guy Lee Bryan: The Giant, the Beanstalk, and Jack

3. Shades Valley Presbyterian Church Farmer’s Market

Wednesdays | 3-6 p.m.
2305 Montevallo Road 

Stop by after work to stock up on fresh veggies at this market conveniently located right outside Mountain Brook Village on Montevallo Road.

4. Mountain Brook Presbyterian Farmers Market

Saturdays | 8 a.m.-noon
3405 Brookwood Road

Find produce, fruits, eggs, meats and honey without venturing far from home on Saturday mornings, plus shop the works of artisans and other vendors.

5. Sharks on the Lawn

Thursday, July 11 |8-10:30 p.m.
Field Next to Emmet O’Neal Library

Go ahead and start playing the Jaws music in your head because you’re going to need a bigger boat. Bring a blanket or lawn chair to see this summer blockbuster, terror and all, on the big screen outside.

6. Tenth Annual Otey’s Fest

Saturday, July 13 | 6–10:30 p.m.
Otey’s Parking Lot

The Spin Doctors are headlining this summertime favorite event along with performances by Riverbend, DINER, The Hurlers and T.U.B. Plus, there will be fun for the kids, local brews and Rodney’s famous cheeseburgers. Proceeds from ticket sales benefit The Phoenix Club of Birmingham and Better Basics.

7. Flicks Among the Flowers: Field of Dreams

Wednesday, July 17 | 8 p.m.
Birmingham Botanical Gardens Formal Garden

If they play it, we will come. Bring a blanket or lawn chair to see this baseball fairy tale favorite starring Kevin Costner on the big screen outside. A cash bar and movie snacks from Kathy G. and Company will be open for business. Admission is free, but a $5 donation is encouraged.

8. Back to School Sales Tax Holiday

July 19-21

Save the date to shop sales tax free for back to school clothes, supplies and more in Mountain Brook city limits and lots of other counties and municipalities around the state. For more details on what items qualify, visit

9. Market Day

Saturday, July 20 | 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Mountain Brook Village

It’s worth battling the Alabama heat for sales this great. Be sure to shop all your favorite stores and tents in the village. The party gets hopping early!

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