Check out our full list of happenings close to you this month.

July 4th Celebration

July 4 | 5 p.m.
Downtown Homewood

In honor of Independence Day, Homewood Parks is sponsoring the city’s annual July 4th festival! Two blocks of 18th Street South and one block of 29th Avenue South will be blocked off for rides, attractions, food vendors, inflatables and more. Pedestrian traffic will also be monitored in this area for event safety. This family-friendly event is the perfect way to celebrate our nation’s founding holiday, and it even provides the perfect location to watch Vulcan’s fireworks show, Thunder on the Mountain, which will begin at 9 p.m. that evening. Admission is free, but unlimited access to rides and attractions is $10 per person. For more information or to purchase your wristbands, visit

Thunder on the Mountain

July 4 | 9 p.m.
Vulcan Park and Museum

Presented by Hibbett | City Gear, Medical Properties Trust and UAB Callahan Eye, Thunder on the Mountain is gearing up for what will be their largest fireworks display in history to date. More than 2,500 shells and effects will liven the night with a colorful array, meticulously planned to the musical delights of James Brown, Imagine Dragons and Neil Diamond with an honorable mention of The World Games 2022. Spectators can tune in and listen on radio stations such as iHeart Radio, 102.5 The Bull, 103.1 The Vulcan, 103.7 The Q, 104.1 The Beat, Birmingham’s ALT 991, B106.5, 105 Hallelujah FM, Magic 96.5, News Radio 960 WERC, News Radio 105.5 WERC and on La Jefa 98.3., too. To find out the best places to watch the display or for general information, check out

Friday Night Flicks

July 8 | 6:30-9 p.m.
Trinity United Methodist Church – West Homewood Campus

This movie night will be held on the front lawn of the campus. Attendees are advised to bring their own dinner but popcorn, drinks and even games and sidewalk chalk will be provided. The movie will start at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited to bring a friend. For more information, visit

Vacation Bible School

July 18-21 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Trinity United Methodist Church – Oxmoor Campus

The TrinityKids program is excited to introduce “The Wild” vacation bible school for 2022! The VBS event welcomes children who are entering 4k through third grade in the fall of 2022. Childcare for children entering 3k and under will be provided for VBS volunteers. Children are welcome to invite as many friends as they’d like to attend, but all must register in advance at

The Warbler’s Concert: We Meet Again Tonight

July 23 | 6 p.m.
Samford University – The Wright Center

Samford University is proud to host The Warblers, which is a men’s choral group that originally began as a “glee club” at Woodlawn High School in 1929. The harmonious choir has been around for nearly 100 years, just having celebrated its 90th anniversary in 2019. The group will perform along with the popular Three on a String ensemble. Concert goers can expect Southern classics, spirituals and patriotic musical performances. Several members will also perform doo-wop numbers, too. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit