The show can still go with social distance on for farmers markets, outdoor films and more even if others are cancelled due to COVID-19.

1. Free Friday Flicks

Select Friday Nights
Veterans Park

COVID-19 might have delayed this summertime tradition, but it’s set to come back to life with social distancing July 31 and August 7, 14 and 21. Find updates on films and more on the event Facebook page.

2. Ross Bridge Farmers Market

Fridays| 4-8 p.m.
2101 Grand Avenue

You can still shop local businesses and farmers’ selections this market full of fresh produce, live music and more. Find more details on their Facebook page.

3. MarketPlace at Lee Branch

Saturdays | 8 a.m.-noon
Village at Lee Branch

Over off Highway 280, this market is currently open a drive-through and order-ahead style. To learn more or place an order, visit their website.

4. Virtual Story Times and More

We sure do miss story times and more at Hoover Public Library, but at least we can see our favorite librarians tell stories any time we like on the library’s website and engage in other programs too. Find of them all here.

5. EXPLORE Playground & Splash Pad

Hoover Met

We admit this isn’t technically an event, but it sure feels like one now that these kid favorite spots have reopened! The playground is open everyday sunrise to sunset, and the splash pad is open Tuesday-Sunday 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to wear masks and practice social distancing. Read more about their safety procedures here.

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