It’s almost that time…do you have your costume yet? If you’re ready to get spooked a little early, there are plenty of events this weekend including the VERY family-friendly Bootanica at Huntsville Botanical Garden (Sat. 10AM-2PM), Family Fright Nights at Lowry House (Fri-Sat) and the Trail of Fears Haunted Hay Ride at Dublin Park (Fri-Sat).
Just looking for fall fun? Check out our Fall Activities Guide for info on local Fall Festivals, Pumpkin Patches and much more. Looking for some great deals? Check out our weekly Yard Sale Map for all the best local sales and don’t forget to check out our Giveaways page where we are currently giving away tickets to next week’s Sci-Quest Halloween event and some Halloween printables from local party planning service Belly Feathers. Every week we agonize (well, that might be a little strong but we think REALLY carefully) about which events to put in our roundup and every week, something awesome doesn’t make the cut so don’t forget to check out ALL the things going on this weekend in our Event Calendar.
Saturday, 1PM to 11PM :Looking for a little education with your fun? Why not head on over to Monte Sano State Park and let the Von Braun Astronomical Society show you how it’s done. Events will include family fun activities hosted by local science groups, planetarium shows and telescope observing (weather permitting). All activities are FREE and open to the public.
Saturday, 11AM to 3PM: After you’ve run your 5K at the Liz Hurley Ribbon Run and you’ve Walked 4 Midwives at Big Spring Park, why not stay downtown for the day and hang around the Courthouse Square and enjoy a free family-friendly day of fun? The Downtown Forty-Seven is providing inflatables, face painting, music, dancing, retail, and an art market place to hold your interest and keep you downtown! FREE
Saturday, 10AM to 4PM: Burritt on the Mountain’s 2nd Annual International Heritage Festival will include Native Americans, early settlers and many other cultures from different countries around the world. This festival is a great opportunity to learn about cultures through music, dance, food, crafts and history. This colorful event will include Irish and Indian dancers, a Native American flute player and crafts from other societies demonstrated by native people, most of whom now live in the Huntsville/Madison area. The admission is $1.00 over regular price and members of Burritt on the Mountain are FREE.
Saturday, Noon to 4PM: Parkway Place Mall is celebrating their 10th year in Huntsville and they’ve invited a few characters to attend. Namely, Snow White, Spider Man, Bat Man and more. There will be Meet & Greets with all the costume characters and Birthday cake as well! ALL FREE.
Thursday from 3PM to 6PM: Farmer’s markets in general are a big hit with parents and kids alike and The Green Street Market (located at 208 Eustis Avenue in downtown Huntsville) goes above and beyond to provide entertainment and fun for the whole family. This week, the music at the Market is The Tom Musgrove Session. Tom Musgrove is a local gentleman who recently passed away after a battle with cancer and tomorrow several local musicians are paying tribute to Tom by playing two sets of sing-a-longs – a set of Hank Williams songs and a set of old church hymns. I only met Tom a few times but many of my dearest friends called him a friend and he was by all accounts a man worth honoring. What better way to do that than by joining in a chorus of voices lifting him up in song.
As always, click on the orange titles to visit the associated website for more information on a particular event. If you see an event we’ve missed, share your info in the comment section.
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