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!
How Many Can You Check Off Before Summer Is Over?
Catch a free summer concert in the park!
Befriend a turtle at the Cook Museum.
Ride the cars at the Kiddie Carnival.
Release the butterflies and get Uncaged at HBG.
Find all the clues on the Kid’s Big Spring Scavenger Hunt.
Create an artistic masterpiece with your kid at HMA.
Choose a GeoQuest to go on at at Burritt.
Go to a local Juneteenth celebration.
Spit some seeds at the Watermelon Festival.
Hang with some horses at Pine Ridge Day Camp..
Float the Flint with your family.
Buy a summer workbook at the Educator Exchange.
Listen to a story by a talking tree & have some STEAM fun at Earlyworks.
Experience a summer concert high above the Rocket City skyline.
Cool off at your favorite local splashpad.
Pick some summer blueberries at the farm.
Have a picnic in the park – take your pick which one!
Fight the summer slide with a good library book.
Learn to play disc golf.
Experience a drive-in movie with your friends.
Learn all about drone technology at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center.
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 restored train with your kids.
Grab a spot at the Library’s Outdoor Storytime.
Search for colorful art murals downtown.
Visit a new water park this year.
Watch fireworks at the Spirit of America Fest.
Eat crackerjacks at a Trash Panda game.
Make a playdate at Hays Nature Preserve.
Wow Aunt Karen at the family reunion with these summer potluck recipes.
Take a hike on a kid-friendly trail.
Sample something fresh at a local Farmers Market.
Get lit at The Garden’s “Night Blooms“.
Swim like a fish with the help of a few lessons.
Work on your bowling game… for free!
Find a good fishing hole.
Go on a Firefly Night Hike then camp out at HBG.
Broaden your horizons at a summer camp.
Go star-gazing at the INTUITIVE planetarium.
Create something new at a local art camp.
Attend the Helen Keller Festival in Tuscumbia.
Jump through the pop jets at the Children’s Fountain downtown.
Sample all the best ice cream spots in Huntsville.
Make a s’more at Camp Cha-La-Kee.
Practice your ninja skills at The Matrix.
Spend a Tuesday On the Trail with the Land Trust.
Volunteer for a great cause.
Go duck hunting in downtown Huntsville.
Go train hunting in downtown Madison.
Take a kayak out at NACK.
Go camping on Monte Sano.
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. Because SUMMER!
Play with retro toys at Earlyworks Museum.
Plan a party for your summer birthday… or just because.
Hike to a local waterfall.
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