There might be no Fourth of July Festival in downtown Homewood this year, but other festivities can still go on with social distance or virtually.

1. Thunder on the Mountain

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

The god of the forge will once again play host to everyone’s favorite fireworks display. Tune into Magic 96.5, 103.7 the Q, 102.5 The Bull or other radio stations for the soundtrack—word is Beyoncé, Lionel Richie, Imagine Dragons, Kenny Chesney and others will be on it. Thanks for the show Vulcan!

2. West Homewood Farmer’s Market

Tuesdays 5-8 p.m.
160 Oxmoor Road

You can still spend warm summer evening supporting local businesses and farmers at this weekly market with special safety measures in place due to COVID-19. The number of vendors has been reduced by 50 percent, booths are spaced 10 feet apart, hand sanitizing stations are setup, and visitors are asked to wear masks as they walk around. Vendors will be required to wear masks and gloves, and no kids activities will be held this year and pets ill not be allowed either. The market runs the through the first week of August. Learn more at

3. Alabama Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday

Saturday, July 18
Local Shops

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

4. Sidewalk Sale

Downtown Homewood
Saturday, July 25 | All Day

It’s well worth venturing into late July heat to catch discounts up to 75 percent off at your favorite shops on 18th Street and its neighbors. Shop inside and out on the sidewalks, and come early for the best selection.

5. Virtual Storytime

Any Time, Any Place

We sure do miss story times and more at Homewood Public Library, but at least we can see our favorite librarians tell stories any time we like on the library’s YouTube page. Click in to hear from Ms. Laura, Ms. Cristina, Ms. Aaliyah and more.

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