There’s always something to do downtown! Check out the recurring events below and be sure to follow our social media for more specific information leading up to each event. Click here for a map of parking options for events held in the Calera Courtyard.
March First Friday – 3/3/23
Join us and presenting sponsor Jami Noe – State Farm Agent to kick off the 2023 First Friday Festival season! March features our St. Patrick’s Day celebration and Calera’s 2nd Annual Crawfish Boil, in addition to many great local vendors, kids activities, food, live music, and more!
April First Friday – 4/7/23
AmFirst brings us April’s First Friday with a Grand Eggs-travaganza Celebration featuring live music and a very special guest – THE Easter Bunny! We’ll be making Easter crafts, hiding eggs and enjoying the season. Make plans to visit all the exhibitors, food trucks, Kids Zone, and more!
Strawberry Festival – 4/22/23
Join Calera Parks and Recreation for the 12th Annual Strawberry Festival at Oliver Park. For more information and vendor applications, please call Calera Parks & Recreation at 205.668.7250.
May First Friday – 5/5/23
Brought to you by Sav Mor Food Outlet, May’s First Friday features our 2nd Annual Calera Cornhole Tournament, benefitting The National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Last year we raised over $1400 for MS just from cornhole! Bring your best throwing arm and register for a fun competition for an excellent cause. Registration opening soon!
June First Friday – 6/2/23
“Your Hometown Realtor,” Lisa Guarino of ERA King presents June’s Backyard Bash with everything fun for summer including a dunking booth and the 2nd Annual Food Truck Slider Showdown! Buy a ticket to benefit Calera Main Street to taste the entries and cast your vote for Best Slider and/or get a chance to dunk your favorite local celebrity!
July’s First Friday – 6/30/23
Celebrate Independence Day with a Bang on Main Street! This year our July “First Friday” will actually fall on the “Last Friday” of June in order to launch the long holiday weekend as your first stop for fireworks! Downtown Calera Merchants and Calera Parks and Rec are sponsoring this summertime holiday festival with an outstanding fireworks display after dark. Join us for all the vendors, food, fun and games and bring a chair to stay after dark for more explosive fun!
August First Friday – 8/4/23
It’s not “back to school” in Calera without our Meet the Eagles night! Central State Bank presents this festival where kids sports from pee-wee all the way through high school are showcased to kick off the fall sports season. Visit the Central State Bank tent for free backpacks for the kids and stay for plenty of food, fun and music as we close out the 2023 festival season!
National Night Out – 10/10/23
Our Third Annual National Night Out brings the community up close and personal for interactions with local, state and national agencies. Guaranteed fun for all ages with interactive demonstrations, vendors, food trucks, activities and more!
Trunk or Treat 10/26/23
This year marks the 5th Annual Calera Trunk or Treat brought to you by Collectivus Church. The Calera Courtyard and Hwy 25 will be lined with trunks and candy galore! Mark you calendars now for the Thursday before Halloween in Downtown Calera.
Small Biz Sat 11/25/23
Small Business Saturday is designed to celebrate shopping small and shopping local. Downtown Calera merchants will have holiday specials and big plans with Santa. Bring the kids and #shopdowntowncalera!
Christmas Village/Parade 12/2/23
Join Calera for this annual holiday treat! Christmas Village is the City’s holiday arts and craft fair with Santa and performances throughout the day, leading up to the Annual Christmas Parade that night!
Movie on Main Street – 12/9/23
Visit Downtown Calera to enjoy the holidays with good friends and good cheer by joining us for our “Movie on Main Street” at the Collectivus Event Center with festive eats and sweet treats. We look forward to creating a new holiday tradition with you and your family. Tickets available this fall.
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