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Weekend Roundup June 2-4

Weekend Roundup June 2-4

Happy weekend, Huntsville! It’s another awesome action-packed few days in North Alabama, and there’s plenty of free and/or cheap family-friendly fun to be had. We’ve got the highlights below, but even more can be found in our full Event Calendar. Don’t forget to pick up something tasty for supper at one of the Farmer’s Markets happening over the weekend, and start planning ahead for future weekends with our 2017 Summer Fun Guide!

Free & Cheap

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Free & Awesome Live Music

All Weekend
Cost: FREE
Various locations

Summer Reading Kickoff Party

Friday from 1-3 PM
Cost: FREE
Oscar Mason Library | More Info

Come join us as we kick off our summer reading program with games and excitement for all ages. There will be face painting, crafts, a cake walk, snow cones, and more. Pick up your reading log while you are here!

Kid’s Fishing Rodeo

Saturday from 8AM – Noon
Cost: FREE
Brahan Spring Park | More Info

Get the kiddos out in the fresh air to catch some fish! The lagoon will be stocked a few days ahead of the event and there will be prizes for different categories at the event. You’re bound to catch something!

Home Depot Kid’s Workshop

Saturday from 9AM – Noon
Cost: FREE, RSVP required
Home Depot | More Info

These kid-friendly hands-on workshops designed for children ages 5–12 teach do-it-yourself skills, tool safety, and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a FREE Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin and certificate of achievement. Today’s craft: a wooden tic-tac-toe board!


Saturday & Sunday
Cost: $5, ages 3 and under FREE
Huntsville Public Library | More Info

Brickapalooza will fill the Downtown Huntsville Library with creativity this weekend! Enjoy elaborate LEGO displays, bingo and trivia games, and ample opportunities to build your own LEGO creations. Duplos and Minecraft will be part of the fun, too. This family-friendly event will showcase models built by members of the Tennessee Valley LEGO® Club, a group of adult LEGO enthusiasts, and local First LEGO League robotics teams. Saturday from (Am – 5PM and Sunday from 1-5 PM.

Learn to Row Day

Saturday from 9:30 – 11:30 AM
Cost: FREE
Rocket City Rowing | More Info

This national event is a chance for the community to be introduced to the sport of rowing. Visitors will tour the boathouse, get a crash course in indoor rowing (erging), along with the basics of the rowing stroke and a brief overview of the equipment used and programs offered at Rocket City Rowing. The visit culminates in an in-the-boat rowing experience guided by experienced coaches (weather permitting). This event is open to all members of the community ages 12 & up.

Florence Frontier Days

Saturday from 10AM – 4PM
Cost: FREE
Pope’s Tavern Museum | More Info

tep back in time on the grounds of historic Pope’s Tavern Museum and see basket weaving, woodcarving, wool spinning, broom making, pottery making, quilting, chair caning and much more – all by artisans in costumes typical of the frontier period. Enjoy live music & demonstrations too!

See Also

13th Annual Cigar Box Festival

Saturday from Noon – 9PM
Cost: FREE, $5 parking
Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment | More Info

Join in the fun at the longest running cigar box guitar festival in the world, celebrating all aspects of cigar box guitar culture with a variety of fun and engaging activities and performances. This event honors these unique, historic instruments with a two-day celebration full of live music, engaging demonstrations and hands on workshops, folk art, vendors, food trucks, and more. Bring chairs, picnics, friends, and pets on a leash and join us under the water tower.

Rocket City Championship Wrestling Match

Saturday at 7:00 PM
Cost: $5
Cosmos Fitness | More Info

Rocket City Championship Wrestling returns with a action packed card. Read our Rocket City Mom parent review before you go! Recommended for wrestling fans ages 8 and over.

Sundaes On Sunday

Sunday from Noon – 2PM
Cost: $3
Whole Foods | More Info

The perfect summer treat to end the weekend on a high note! Stop by for an ice cream sundae with toppings for just $3.

Worth the Money

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City Lights & Stars Concert

Friday at 7:30 PM
Cost: $5-15
Burritt On the Mountain | More Info

Looking for a great excuse for a date night? These lovely concerts have the most breathtaking view in Huntsville! A casual atmosphere encourages attendees to bring chairs, blankets and picnic food to enjoy a relaxed musical experience. Wine, beer and other drinks are sold at every concert. Concerts will go on rain or shine and food trucks will be on site. Performing tonight: Mambo Gris Gris!

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