It might be hot outside, but there are still lots of reasons to venture out of your AC for cooking competitions, a rocket launch, markets and more. Here find all the details on what is going on where.

1. VHUMC Farmers Market

Wednesdays |10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Scout Square

The farm is coming to you. Make a stop right off Highway 31 to shop seasonal vegetables, baked goods and fruits from local producers. It’s open May 15 through Aug. 28, except for July 3. For more information, check out facebook.com/VestaviaFarmersMarket/.



2. Trail Fit in the Forest

Saturday, July 6 | 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Library in the Forest Trail

Looking for a different kind of workout? Home-Fit’s professional fitness trainers will give you just that the library’s trail for outdoor training. It’s for ages 18 and up and it’s free. Catch it weekly June 1-July 6.

3. Library Kids Fun

Thursdays
10:30-11:15 a.m. & 3:30-4:15 p.m.
Library in the Forest Community Room

Bring your kids of all ages out to the library each week for a morning or afternoon of entertainment by musicians, animals, puppets and more.

  • July 11: Lew-E’s U.F.O. Show: Juggling + Comedy + Magic + Puppetry
  • July 18: Puppeteer Lee Bryan
  • July 25: Ventriloquist Gene Cordova*

*The afternoon program on July 25 will be held at Liberty Park Elementary instead of the library.

4. Launch Vestavia: Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Launch Celebration

Tuesday, July 16 | 6 p.m.
Sicard Hollow Athletic Complex

On this anniversary, people around the world will launch model rockets in honor of the mission in which Commander Neil Armstrong took his “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” At the Vestavia event there will be a space-themed moon bounce, rocket-themed crafts, a splash pad, playground, and food from food trucks and Chick-Fil-A. Participants are encouraged to make, buy, or build any kind of rocket to launch. The main event will be a simultaneous model rocket launch at 7:30 p.m. Learn more at LaunchVestavia.com.

5. Tai Chi at the Library

Mondays + Thursdays
Library in the Forest Community Room

You don’t have to join a gym—come to this low-impact, slow-motion exercise taught by a certified instructor at the library. Registration is not required, and it’s open to everyone 18+.

Beginner Tai Chi
July 8+22 | 6-7 p.m.

Afternoon Tai Chi
July 11+25 | 2-3 p.m.

6. Iron City Chef

Saturday, July 27 |6 p.m.
Holy Trinity + Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Cathedral

Bring your taste buds to the Vestavia Rotary’s version of Iron Chef. Each chef will prepare their menu for 300 guests to enjoy and vote on their favorite chef. The evening benefits local and international Rotary programs including Vestavia Hills Math and Debate Teams along with student scholarships. Note that a new location this year will allow for more people to attend the event. For more information, visit vestaviarotary.org.

Did we miss any events? Do you have an event coming up in a future month? Email mm@vestaviahillsmagazine.com to submit yours.