Special Family Fun in February 2017

You would think February in Huntsville would be a nice, quiet month… but you’d be WRONG! There’s so much going on in this shortest month of the year we decided to list all the big events here in one place for you. Of course, there are even more events in our full Event Calendar, but you can use this list to plan your family fun with these February events in Huntsville!

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February Events in Huntsville for Families

HAPPENING ALL MONTH

Beaks & Barks

When: Through February 28
Where: Huntsville Botanical Garden
Cost: Garden membership or admission for humans | $1 per dog or $10 PawPass for the season for your four-legged friends
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Bring your favorite four-legged friend to the Garden each day to stretch your legs and theirs and play some fetch in our “No Leash Zone.” Your dog can play there off-leash with his pals while you make friends with other pet parents. Then you both can enjoy the Garden while strolling, on-leash, on the pet paths.

Black History Month Programs at the Library

When: All month
Where: various library branches
Cost: FREE
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STEAM and cultural education intersect during this year’s Black History Month programming for kids at HMCPL. Through the “Raise the BAR (Black American Renaissance)” theme, librarians hope to promote better literacy and education for area youth through STEAM-inspired activities, in relation to African-American innovators, thought-leaders, and pioneers in history.

“Super Kids Save the World” Opens

When: February 11 – May 14
Where: Hardin Center for the Cultural Arts, Gadsden
Cost: $8
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The newest exhibit opens at the Hardin Center in Gadsden – Super Kids Save the World gives kids (and their parents) the power to go green! Designed with sustainable materials and practices, this super exhibit gives kids real superhero training starting with the four R’s: Reduce, Reuse, Repair, Recycle! Ages 2-12.

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HSO Free Family Concert

When: Saturday, February 4 at 11:00 AM
Where: VBC Concert Hall
Cost: FREE
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This family-friendly concert is one of our favorite annual events, and a great way to introduce kids to the instruments in the orchestra. It doesn’t matter if kids wiggle and giggle the whole way through! Read all the details in our review.

Letterpress Valentine Workshop

When: Saturday, February 4 from Noon – 4PM
Where: Green Pea Press
Cost: $5 per set of 5 Valentine cards
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This is a drop-in, come & go workshop open to all ages. Make your own personalized cards on a 103 year-old letter press, then stay to embellish to your heart’s content with paper, scissors, glue, stamps and more.

Parent-Child Valentine Ball

When: Saturday, February 4 at 6:00 PM
Where: Guntersville Town Hall
Cost: $30 per couple
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A fun night for a great cause. Proceeds for this event go to The Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Local Scholarships. This Valentine Ball is great for Father/Daughter or Mother/Son.


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AAA presents “Lion King Jr., The Musical”

When: Feb. 3-5 | Feb. 10-12
Where: Academy for Academics & Arts
Cost: $8-12
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The African savannah will come to life on the AAA stage with an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle… and back again, in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale. The talented kids of AAA always have a great show!

Concert with Jennifer Daniels

When: Sunday, February 5 at 3:30
Where: Trinity Methodist Church
Cost: $10, suggested donation
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This kid-friendly concert by Jennifer Daniels will help raise money for kids in need to play sports so they can build leadership skills and self confidence. Working closely with Eric Litwin (author of the first four Pete the Cat books), Jennifer writes and performs interactive songs and stories. These lively shows are designed to get children and families excited about reading, the arts, and creative self expression.

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Huntsville ComicCon

When: February 10 & 11
Where: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment
Cost: $10 per day or $15 for 2-day pass in advance
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Come celebrate comic book and geek culture at Huntsville’s premier art destination The entire facility will be open during the convention. The con experience at Lowe Mill A&E will be a quite unique, as our dealers, panels, guests, and performances will be distributed throughout the Mill facility.

Night to Shine Special Needs Prom

When: February 10 from 6-9 PM
Where: First Baptist Huntsville
Cost: FREE, RSVP by Feb. 3
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The Tim Tebow Foundation presents “Night to Shine, a Prom for Friends with Special Needs”. Each guest will walk the red carpet carpet entrance and be greeted with a friendly welcome from paparazzi. There is no cost to attend, however all participants must pre-register.

Seed Celebration

When: February 10 at 6:00 PM
Where: Church of Nativity
Cost: FREE
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The Tennessee Community Garden Association along with the Church of the Nativity is hosting the 5th Annual Seed Celebration that benefits the Sand Mountain Seed Bank. It is a seed swap where you bring some seeds, go home with seeds. Local food and a local bluegrass band will perform

Columbia Elementary presents “Disney’s Mulan Jr.”

When: February 10 and 11
Where: James Clemons High Auditorium
Cost: $7, kids three and under are FREE
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The Huns have invaded, and it is up to the misfit Mulan and her mischievous dragon sidekick, Mushu, to save the Emperor! Defying the village matchmaker, Mulan takes up arms and disguises herself as a boy in order to spare her father from having to serve in the army.

Once Upon a Winter’s Night

When: February 10 from 6-8 PM
Where: Madison Public Library
Cost: FREE
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Don’t forget to get your tickets for Madison Public Library’s fairytale themed celebration, Once Upon a Winter’s Night. This special ‘all ages’ after hours event will include puppet shows, games, dancing, crafts, science and more! No admission, but RSVP to 256-461-0046.

Valentines Father/Daughter Date

When: February 10 from 7-9 PM
Where: Pump It Up
Cost: $15 for pair, $10 for additional daughter
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Dads can jump and play with their daughters then enjoy some pizza and sodas for the big date night. All participants will receive a sweet treat at the end.


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Underground Railroad: Journey to Freedom

When: February 11th at 11AM and 1PM
Where: Burritt on the Mountain
Cost: $8-10
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The Underground Railroad had no tracks or train cars, but it moved thousands of slaves from the South to freedom. Experience following the clues from one “safe” house to next in our simulation. Hear music, and stories of the brave women and men who risked their lives to achieve freedom for themselves and for others. Participation is limited to the first 30 people at each offering, so arrive early!

Saturday Scientist: Color Wheel

When: February 11 at 11:30 AM
Where: U.S. Space & Rocket Center
Cost: $16-24
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This monthly hands-on activity is included with museum membership or paid admission and emphasizes the development of “STEAM” (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics). This series includes exciting topics like solar energy, precipitation, geology of space and chemistry.

Valentine Painting Class

When: Sunday, February 12 from 2-4 PM
Where: Spirited Art
Cost: $30
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Bring the family for some Valentine’s fun in the studio. You can select from any of the 6 Valentine’s Day themed paintings. The options are: Be Mine, XOXO, LOVE, Girlie Valentine’s Frog, Boy Valentine’s Frog, Sweetheart Cupcake and Striped Heart. Doors open at 1:45pm; for ages 5 and up.

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Father-Daughter Dance

When: February 17 from 6:30-9:00
Where: First Baptist Church Huntsville
Cost: $20 per couple, $5 for each additional child
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A night by the light of the moon and the twinkling of the stars awaits you and the special Princess in your life! You and your daughters, ages 3-18, are invited to a moonlit night of music, dancing, snacks and fun — plus receive a special favor at the end of the night!

Clean & Learn – Wildlife identification

When: February 18 from 9AM-Noon
Where: Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge
Cost: FREE
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Join us for a morning of wildlife observing and litter patrol on the Beaverdam Peninsula. Refuge staff will be on-site to identify waterfowl such as Sandhill Cranes, White Pelicans, Canada Geese and any other wildlife that might be out enjoying the refuge!

Opus Tadpole

When: February 18 at 10:15 AM
Where: VBC Concert Hall
Cost: FREE
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What sound does a French horn make? What is the difference between a viola and a violin? How many strings are on a harp? Children (and their parents and grandparents) have fun discovering the answers to these musical questions and more during twenty-minute Opus Tadpole presentations, entertaining and interactive ways for our youngest listeners to learn about the instruments of the orchestra.

ChargerCon

When: Saturday, February 18 from Noon – 11PM
Where: UAH Conference Hall
Cost: FREE
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A free gaming and technology expo, ChargerCon features video game and tabletop tournaments, cosplay contest, workshops, demos, a retro arcade, and free play areas for PC, console, tabletop, and handheld games. This is a GREAT family-friendly event!

Free Day at Burritt

When: Sunday, February 19 from Noon – 4PM
Where: Burritt On the Mountain
Cost: FREE
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In an effort to give back to the community and celebrate Dr. Burritt’s birthday, Huntsville outdoor living museum is free today! Explore the Underground Railroad exhibit, visit the farmyard animals and more!

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“Neighborhood Earth” Opens at USSRC

When: February 21
Where: U.S. Space & Rocket Center
Cost: Free for members, general admission for non-members
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The latest exhibit at our beloved USSRC debuts today! Using hands-on advanced technology, guests can assemble rockets with 3D-printed parts, simulate the Orion Capsule’s reentry to Earth, discover the weight differences on other planets, and learn from interactive holograms. “Neighborhood Earth” incorporates artifacts from the U.S. Space & Rocket Center vaults to tell the stories behind mankind’s exploration of the universe, asking guests to question what the future of space exploration may hold for humanity. A great exhibit for the whole family!

Fantasy Playhouse Presents “Miss Nelson Is Missing!”

When: Feb. 24-26 | March 3-5
Where: VBC Playhouse
Cost: $15
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Miss Nelson can’t control her crazy classroom because she’s just too nice. But when she disappears, her replacement is the hard-as-nails, detention-loving, recess-canceling, homework-overloading substitute teacher Viola Swamp! With the Big Test approaching, the kids suddenly realize how much they miss Miss Nelson and they’ll do anything — including hiring a private eye — to solve the mystery of her disappearance and bring her back. Directed by Sandra Federico.


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Storytelling Festival

When: February 25 and 26
Where: Trinity United Methodist Church
Cost: Children under 12 free; ages 13-18 $5; adults $15
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Enjoy laughter and tears at one of Huntsville’s best events! The 22nd Annual “Tell Me a Story, A Storytelling Festival” will feature Donald Davis and Michael Reno Harrell.

Rocket City WeatherFest

When: Saturday, Feb. 25 from 10AM – 4PM
Where: UAH Shelby Center
Cost: FREE
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Are you fascinated by the weather? Are you or your kids curious about why tornadoes occur or why the sky is blue? Do you want to become a meteorologist? Are you curious about storm chasing? Come ask your questions and find your answers at Rocket City Weather Fest at the UAH Shelby Center. Lots of kids’ weather activities!

Spring Into Summer Activities Fair

When: Saturday, Feb. 25 from 10AM – 1PM
Where: U.S. Space & Rocket Center
Cost: FREE
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Featuring more than 35 member organizations of Arts Huntsville, the Spring Into Summer Activities Fair will highlight spring break and summer camps, workshops and classes in the fields of art, music, dance, theater, science, history and more!

Carnegie Carnival’s Children’s Mardi Gras Parade

When: Saturday, February 25 at 12:30 PM
Where: Downtown Decatur
Cost: FREE
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Decorate a truck or car, ride a bike, pull your kiddos in a wagon or pull your Shoebox Float! The theme is FUN with a Mardi Gras twist! No rules, just register, decorate and join in on the parade fun! Decatur’s city parade begins at 6:00 PM.

Huntsville Mardi Gras Parade

When: Saturday, February 25 at 4:30 PM
Where: Downtown Huntsville
Cost: FREE
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Beads, floats, music – what more could you ask for this time of year? The parade will start and stop on Meridian Street, close to The Furniture Factory and The Lumberyard and parade through the streets of downtown Huntsville.

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