With a FULL summer ahead of you, now is the perfect time to create a giant list of fun activities you want to do with your family. Kids (and adults) will enjoy making the plans almost as much as following through on them.
Here at Rocket City Mom, we asked our readers and writers for their “Huntsville Summer Must-Dos” and came up with 60 things to do this summer to help inspire you. It’s a great mix of free/cheap fun and some that have a ticket or admission price. Most importantly, however you spend your summer, be sure to have lots of fun!
Catch a free summer movie!
Befriend an alligator at the new Cook Museum.
Ride the cars at the Kiddie Carnival.
Release the butterflies at the Botanical Garden.
Play some retro arcade games with your kids.
Create an artistic masterpiece with your kid at HMA.
Choose your own historic backpack adventure at Burritt.
Get your face painted at the Family Fun Fest.
Hang with some horses at Pine Ridge.
Float the Flint with your family.
Be a Dungeon Master at Huntsville STEAM Works.
Listen to a story by a talking tree.
Experience a summer concert high above the Rocket City skyline.
Pick some peaches, or berries, or squash.
Cool off at your favorite local splashpad.
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 in style.
Have a picnic in the park – take your pick which one!
Fight the summer slide with a workbook or fun game.
Look for these hidden gems downtown.
Pack a punch at a free martial arts class.
Flex your creative muscles with some kid’s pottery classes.
Take a little road trip and be back by nightfall.
Let your little light shine at Vacation Bible School.
Ride the rails on a real train with your kids.
Enjoy FREE live music almost any day of the week.
Hit some balls with friends on half-priced TopGolf Tuesdays!
Visit a new water park this year.
Attend the Party of the Year at Rocket City Summer Fest.
Catch up on your Summer Reading.
Celebrate Alabama’s birthday at the newly renovated Constitution Park.
Experience a drive-in movie with your friends.
Be the STAR of the summer potluck.
Take a hike on a kid-friendly trail.
Travel through time at Burritt On the Mountain.
Get wacky on Wednesdays at the Garden.
Swim like a fish with the help of a few lessons.
Work on your bowling game… for free!
Enjoy a story & paint session with your preschooler.
Broaden your horizons at a summer camp.
Go star-gazing at a state-of-the-art planetarium.
Go on a Firefly Night Hike then camp out at HBG.
Watch a roller derby bout in the cool air conditioning.
Look for The Doctor at Bridge Street.
Jump through the pop jets at the Children’s Fountain downtown.
Sample all the best ice cream spots in Huntsville.
Get the full summer camp experience thanks to the YMCA.
Practice your ninja skills at The Matrix.
Get your anime on at Hamacon.
Go duck hunting in downtown Huntsville.
Go train hunting in downtown Madison.
Be dazzled by the spaciest fireworks show in the country.
Go camping on the mountain.
Walk the Square at Friday Night Art Walks.
Give the kids their own space, or kingdom, at Kids’ Space (HSV) or Kids’ Kingdom (Madison).
Watch a movie outdoors under the stars.
Eat dessert first.
Go to Harry Potter Camp, Cooking Camp, or Dino Camp at Randolph.
Plan a party for your summer birthday… or just because.
Enrich yourself in The Arts on hot summer days.
Have all this fun at your fingertips with the free Explore Huntsville App!
How Many Can You Check Off Before Summer Is Over?
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