Another busy, busy weekend and more beautiful weather expected. Anything cooler than 100 degrees is beautiful right? In addition to that beautiful weather there are plenty of free (and cheap) things to do this weekend. So much in fact that we couldn’t limit our list to just five! So we’ve highlighted six Rocket City area events this week but that is by no means all that is happening. Be sure to check our Calendar for all the fun you could be having. Looking for bargains? We’ve got our Yard Sale Map and there are several seasonal consignment sales including Kids’ Kloset (a RCM sponsor) so go forth and shop!
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September 1-October 31: It’s the perfect weekend to visit the Huntsville Botanical Gardens and beat the crowds to the Scarecrow Trail. If you’ve never experienced this delightful annual attraction, just know it’s a must-see for family Fall activities. Clever concepts adorn all the scarecrows throughout the entire garden, and there are hay rides each weekend, Saturdays from 10-4 and Sundays from 1-4. See if you can find your way through the Sorghum Maze! All events are FREE with membership or admission.
Thursday from 6PM-7PM: September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month, so you can grab the latest bestseller or picture book from the Children’s Section while you groove to the tunes of Raw Materiel, the US Army Materiel Command R&B Band at the Huntsville Public Library. This month wraps up the popular library concert series; don’t miss out on one of your last opportunities to enjoy it.
Thursday from 3-6 PM: School is in full swing. If you’re child shows signs of struggling, this might be just what the doctor (of Education) ordered. Both the Appleton of Jones Valley and Appleton of Madison are hosting celebrations and you could win a chance to experience Appleton for FREE. They are giving away Academic Memberships and Test Prep Courses but you can’t win if you don’t attend. Call for more info 256-325-2616.
Saturday from 8:00-9:30AM: Kids ages 2-5 and their families can get pancakes and meet the Cat In the Hat. $10 per person gets you breakfast and admission into SciQuest, kids 3 and under are free. There will be stories from our friends at the Madison Library, Seuss-ey activities, and you can get your photo made with the Cat. Pre-registration required.
Saturday & Sunday: If you have a plane enthusiast at your house you can’t miss this fun and free event. The sky above Moontown will be abuzz with classic, vintage, war bird and experimental airplanes when the airport welcomes some 100 aircraft for the annual grass field-fly in. Your family can rub elbows with amateur and professional pilots and explore up close a variety of light aircraft in a fun, laid-back environment. Kids ages 8-17 can sign up to participate in the Young Eagles, a program designed to introduce kids to a passion for flight that might last a lifetime. Flights will be offered on a first-come first served basis and kids and parents can sign-up at the information booth the morning of the event. Bring your lawn chairs!
Sunday from Noon-5:00PM: Visit Burritt on the Mountain free of charge and enjoy the Dulcimer Festival in the Old Country Church from 1-4PM. The beautiful music will be performed by the Huntsville Mountain Dulcimer Association and your family can explore the grounds of this unique historic park, it’s hiking trails, and the animals of the Burritt Barnyard.
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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