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

1. Kids’ Mardi Gras Parade

March 1
3:45 p.m. Lineup, 4 p.m. Parade
Homewood Central Park

Watch out for flying beads and moon pies at the park this afternoon as kid “floats” of strollers and wagons take over the park leading up to Mardi Gras. All are welcome to this MOMS Club of Birmingham-East event, nad it will be held at the same time on March 3 in case of rain on March 1. Laissez les bons temps rouler (“Let the good times roll”)!

2. Student Art Contest

March 1-27
Homewood Public Library

 Calling all Jefferson County students! Submit one original work of art produced within the last 12 months at the Children’s Department by Sunday, March 27, with an entry form attached to the back of the work. Artwork will be judged by a panel of local artists winners selected for various grade categories. Accepted entries will be displayed in Homewood Library’s Ellenburg Art Gallery during the month of April. Entry forms can be downloaded from the library’s website.

3. Exceptional Foundation Chili Cook-Off

March 5
Brookwood Village

Eat chili—so much chili—while benefitting The Exceptional Foundation’s work to meet the social and recreational needs of individuals of all ages who are mentally challenged. Get your tickets here.

4. Taste of Homewood

March 10 | 5:30-8 p.m.
Rosewood Hall

It’s time to come eat all of Homewood in one night with samplings from more than 25 Homewood-area restaurants, caterers, bakeries, coffee shops and beverage merchants. Proceeds go to the Homewood Chamber of Commerce’s scholarship fund for local students as well as economic development efforts in the community. For tickets and location information, visit

5. Kiwanis Pancake Day

March 12 | 7 a.m.-12 p.m.
The Exceptional Foundation

Rise and shine, and come out for some hot cakes, sausage and coffee. This year’s event will be setup as a drive-thru, and more event details will be posted on Organizer the Kiwanis Club of Homewood-Mountain Brook awards Key Club college scholarships, YMCA camp scholarships, and funds projects at family-centric organizations such as Children’s of Alabama, The Exceptional Foundation and local schools.

6. Rotary St. Patrick’s Day Event

March 17 | 5:30-9 p.m.,
Little London

Put on your green and come out for silent and live auctions, music by Hooley and food at this annual Homewood Rotary fundraiser. Auction items include a trip to Ireland, beach and lake house rentals, football tickets and more. This event supports college scholarships to deserving Homewood High School graduates. Tickets are $40 in advance. Buy your tickets here.

7. Always a Bridesmaid

March 31-April 10
Homewood Theatre
1831 28th Avenue South

In this comedic romp, four friends have sworn to keep the promise they made on the night of their senior prom: to be in each other’s weddings…no matter what. More than thirty years later, these Southern friends-for-life are still making “the long walk” for each other, determined to honor that vow. Get tickets for it here.