Of course the Fourth will be full of festivities, but that’s not all. Find details on all the runs, sales, markets, plays and more happening this month here.

1. July 4th Festival

Wednesday, July 4 | 5-9 p.m.
Downtown Homewood

The fun starts long before the fireworks as Homewood streets are filled with rides and inflatables plus a DJ’ed soundtrack. There’s no coast for admissions, but you can buy an unlimited attractions wristband for $10 near the intersection of 18th Street South and 29th Avenue South. Driving note: Two blocks of 18th Street South and one block of 29th Ave South will be blocked for pedestrian traffic.

2. OLS Festival and Trash & Treasures Sale

Wednesday & Thursday, July 4 & 5
8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sale, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Festival
Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church

Start off Independence Day with fun and games of all kinds for the 69th year of this festival. Plus, you can find almost anything under the sun at their Trash & Treasures sale, which is also open the day after the Fourth too.

3. Thunder on the Mountain

Wednesday, July 4 | 9 p.m.
Vulcan Park & Museum

The god of the forge will once again play host to everyone’s favorite fireworks display. The show will last about 20 minutes and be choreographed to a soundtrack of patriotic favorites and popular music.

4. The Three Musketeers

July 12-29
Wednesdays-Saturdays 7 p.m.
Saturdays & Sundays at 2 p.m.
Brookwood Village

Come out to see this production of the classic tale of Athos, Parthos and Aramis’ duels. It all takes places on the upper level of the Macy’s wing across from Hibbett Sports. Find tickets, $30 for adults and $15 or kids, on Eventbrite.

5. Self–Defense for Women with Det. Juan Rodriquez

Saturday, July 14 | 9:30 a.m.
Homewood Public Library

Detective Juan Rodriquez of Summit Training Academy will teach participants how to size up a situation and decide what you should do, including special techniques for breaking an attacker’s grasp and other things you can do to get away, as well as ways to surprise your attacker and catch him or her off guard. Participation in the workshop is free, but reservations are required as space is limited. Register here. Plus find more library events here.

6. ‘80s & ‘90s Glow Party

Saturday, July 14 | 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Homewood Public Library

Grab a glow stick and travel through time to dance the moonwalk, cabbage patch, running man, and macarena. Sweet snacks and refreshments will be provided. Plus find more library events here.

7. Back to School Sales Tax Holiday

July 20-22

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

8. Twilight 5K Retro Run

Wednesday, July 25 | 7 p.m.
Trak Shack

Dig out your old polyester, split shorts, tube socks, aviators, afro wigs, and whatever else you can come up with for this step, or rather run, back in time. Be sure to stick around for the costume contest afterward and hits from the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s. Register at runsignup.com.

9. Sidewalk Sale

Saturday, July 28 | All Day
Downtown Homewood

It’s well worth venturing into late July heat to catch discounts up to 75 percent off.  Come early and shop local!

10. West Homewood Market

Tuesdays | 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 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.