Hang out at a festival for a cause, cheer on your team at a high school football game or check out a local farmers’ market before the season ends. Here’s all you need to know about what’s happening when in Hoover this month.

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Head Over Teal 5K/10K and Family Fall Festival

Sept. 21

8 a.m.

The Preserve

Lace up your tennis shoes—or just load up the kids—for a fun morning at the 10th annual Head Over Teal 5K/10K race and festival hosted by the Laura Crandall Brown Foundation. Runners and walkers can enjoy beautiful scenery on the race route through the Preserve neighborhood. After the race, everyone is invited to hang out and browse vendor booths set up on the outskirts of the town hall lawn.

High School Football

It’s time again to watch our hometown boys go to battle on the gridiron. Show your team spirit at the Hoover and Spain Park varsity football games on Friday nights the next two months.

Hoover Buccaneers

Sept. 6: at Thompson, 7 p.m.

Sept. 13: vs. Hewitt-Trussville, 7 p.m.

Sept. 20: vs. Oak Mountain, 7 p.m.

Sept. 27: Bye

More dates available at hooverhighathletics.com.

Spain Park Jaguars

Sept. 6: at Vestavia Hills, 7 p.m.

Sept. 13: vs. Mountain Brook, 7 p.m.

Sept. 20: at Hewitt-Trussville, 7 p.m.

More dates available at spainparkathletics.org.


Farmers’ Markets

Through Sept. 1

Everyone knows the freshest, most delicious produce comes from local farmers. Check out these farmers’ markets in Hoover to know where you can snap up all the best fruits and vegetables.

The Marketplace at Lee Branch

Open Saturdays 8 a.m.-12 p.m. at Lee Branch Shopping Center parking lot

More information: Themarketplaceatleebranch.com

Valleydale Farmers Market

Open Saturdays 8 a.m.-12 p.m. at Faith Presbyterian Church

More information: Valleydalefarmersmarket.com

Sparks in the Park

Sept. 24

Veterans Park

6 p.m.

If you’re not already in the fall spirit by the time the annual SPHS Band Festival arrives, you will be afterward. This marching band showcase will feature performances by multiple area bands.

Glow n Paint Party

Sept. 7

6 p.m.

The Crafters House

The community is invited to this new craft studio for a Glow n Paint party. The two paint party classes scheduled are: Finger Painting, 6-7:30 p.m., and Mexican Sugar Skull, 7:30-9 p.m. The studio is located at 3417 A Old Columbiana Road in Hoover. For more details, call (205) 383-1905 or visit thecraftershouse.com.


Aug. 29-Sept. 1
CASC Gun Show
Hoover Met Complex

Aug. 30
Vintage Videos: Dial M for Murder (1954)
Hoover Public Library
2 p.m.

Sept. 8
Young Artist Reception
Hoover Public Library
3 p.m.

Sept. 10
Spanish Conversation Club
Hoover Public Library
7 p.m.

Sept. 11
Patriot Day Remembrance Ceremonies
Hoover Fire Station 2
8:30 a.m.

Sept. 12+13
Deana Carter – In Concert
Hoover Public Library
7:30 p.m.

Sept. 15
Top Shelf – All Things Rum
Hoover Public Library
7 p.m.

Sept. 17
French Conversation Club
Hoover Public Library
7 p.m.

Sept. 19
Friends Fall Book Sale – Preview Sale
Hoover Public Library
6 p.m.

Sept. 20+21
Friends Fall Book Sale
Hoover Public Library

Sept. 24
True Crime Book Club
Hoover Public Library
6:30 p.m.

Sept. 28
Write Club
Hoover Public Library
10:30 a.m.

Sept. 30
Monday at the Movies: Life of Pi
Hoover Public Library
2 p.m. + 6:30 p.m.


Aug. 29
Improv Jam
The Dance Foundation
6:30 p.m.

Sept. 4
Backstreet Boys
BJCC Legacy Arena

Sept. 10
Harvest of Hope Luncheon benefitting Oak Mountain Mission Ministries
The Club in Birmingham
10 a.m.

Sept. 12
The Magic of David Garrard
Samford University Wrigth Center

Sept. 13-15
PAW Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure
BJCC Concert Hall

Sept. 14
The Brook and the Bluff
Alys Stephens Center

Sept. 19
Marlow Shepherd and the Abraham Becker Orchestra
The Lyric Theatre

Sept. 19
Rhiannon Giddens with Franceso Turri
Alys Stephens Center

Sept. 20
Alys Stephens Center

Sept. 19-21
St. George Middle Eastern Food Festival
St. George Greek-Catholic Milkite Church

Sept. 25
Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors
The Lyric Theatre

Sept. 27-29
Homestead Hollow Arts & Crafts Festival

Sept. 28
Irondale Whistle Stop Festival
Historic Downtown Irondale

Sept. 28
Linn Park

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