I hope you’re feeling the weekend groove! This weekend in Huntsville is packed with things to eat, play, and do with your kids, not to mention listening to awesome live music. Your inner Muse is sure to be inspired. Of course, you can also browse our full Event Calendar if you need even more ideas. Be sure to download the free Explore Huntsville app to get all the best RCM info on the go.
Free & Cheap
Literary Trails at Hays
Friday at 9:30 AM
Hays Nature Preserve | More Info
Experience a special storytime & craft in nature with a VIP guest reader – Brett Tannehill from 89.3 WLRH!
Friday and Saturday
Cost: FREE – $5
Ingals Harbor | More Info
A two day event that attracts BBQ pitmasters from across the country for some fiery barbecue competition and live music.
Whiz Kids Open Gym
Friday at 9:15 AM Saturday at 8:30 AM
The Matrix Gym | More Info
A great way for children under age 6 to get some active gym time in the morning! Read our review before you go.
Ages 6-11 – Open Gym at 9:30 AM on Saturdays
Ages 12-8 – Open Gym at 11:00 AM on Saturdays
Concerts On the Dock
Friday at 6:00 PM
Cost: FREE, $5 to park
Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment | More Info
It’s time for the Fall CoD series and Luke & Jay performs tonight! Grab your friends and your picnics and head to our favorite concert venue.
Family Game Night
Friday at 6:30 PM
Hogan Family YMCA | More Info
Bring your own or enjoy one of the Y’s jumbo games and enjoy snacks with your family.
Madison Farmer’s Market
Saturday from 8AM – Noon
Cost: FREE admission
1088 Hughes Rd, Madison | More Info
Honey, apples, eggs, milk, meat, flowers, artesian crafts, live music, and LOTS more fresh produce can be found at our favorite local farmer’s market. Can’t make it today? Find a market near you.
Bernard Blues & BBQ
Saturday from 9AM – 5PM
Cost: $5 donation requested
St. Bernard Abbey | More Info
Arts and Crafts, great music, and plenty of delicious bbq plus the giveaway of over $12,000 in cash!
Saturday from 9AM – 2PM
Pulaski, TN | More Info
Kids will have a chance to touch, sit in, and explore these amazing pieces of equipment and meet their drivers/operators. The first hour will be a sensory-sensitive time, with no horns, sirens, or flashing lights.
Community Fair in Arab
Saturday from 9AM – 3PM
Arab Historic Village | More Info
Bounce houses, face painting, live music, art vendors, and more are all in store at this free local festival.
Limestone County Powwow
Saturday & Sunday from 9AM – 5PM
Cost: FREE – $7
Limestone Co. Sheriff’s Rodeo | More Info
Celebrate Native American culture with singing, dancing, drumming, Native American food, craft demonstrations, and the Danza Azteca Tonaxi dancers!
Superhero Day in Athens
Saturday from 10AM -3PM
Athens Big Spring Memorial Park | More Info
Dust off your capes and pull out your masks for 40 realistic Superheroes and Real Heroes, plus kids activities, vendors, food, music, and magic!
Jazz in the Park
Sunday from 5-9PM
Big Spring Park East, Huntsville | More Info
This annual concert series is every Sunday in September. Grab a lawn chair and enjoy a lovely evening with your family.
Worth the Money
Thursday – Sunday
Cost: $14-17 admission
RSA Activity Field | More Info
The 24th annual Redstone Arsenal Family and MWR Oktoberfest is back and bigger than ever! Read our Parent Review before you go!
Scarecrow Trail Night Hikes
Friday at 6:00 PM
Huntsville Botanical Garden | More Info
Listen for bullfrogs, crickets, owls, and other nighttime critters on this kid-friendly hike. Enjoy a fall-themed snack with warm cider and venture into the corn maze!
Peter and the Starcatcher
Friday – Sunday
VBC Playhouse | More Info
Tony-winning Peter and the Starcatcher upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (a.k.a. Peter Pan).
Cocktails & Cosmos Planetarium Show
Friday at 7:00 PM, doors open at 6:15
U.S. Space & Rocket Center INTUITIVE Theater | More Info
Learn all about The Great Voyage of Voyager 1 and 2 and their contribution to humanityin this interactive show! Immersive science + cocktails = awesome date night!
City Lights & Stars Concert
Friday at 7:30 PM
Burritt On theMountain | More Info
The last concert in the summer series! With quality musicians, excellent vocals, and professional showmanship, The Flashbacks dazzle audiences with their great dance moves and many choreographed routines.
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