Happy Valentine’s Day weekend, Huntsville!
Love is all around us and I hope you can soak some up with your family this weekend! There are lots of great things to do and see, and each week we try to list the free family-friendly fun in Huntsville right here for you.
If you’re lucky, you can snag a sitter or a spot at one of the many Parent’s Night Out events happening around town this Friday and spend some time with your Significant Other. You could also grab the glitter & glue and try these easy Valentine crafts to make with your kids. Or do both!
If you don’t find something below, be sure to take a look at our full Event Calendar for even more local fun!
Go Adventuring With a Wizard
Thursday – Saturday at 7:00 PM
Cost: $5 – $8
Grissom High Theatre (map)
Bilbo, one of the most conservative of all Hobbits, is asked to leave his large, roomy and very dry home in the ground in order to set off as chief robber in an attempt to recover an important treasure. See everyone’s favorite hero’s journey, The Hobbit, live thanks to the talented thespians of Grissom Theatre every night this weekend! You can also get the warm fuzzies for supporting quality local theatre programs.
Library Puppet Show
Thursday at 9:15 Am and 10:30 AM
Bailey Cove Library (map)
Treat your preschooler to one of the more nostalgic experiences from your own childhood – the library puppet show! This fun, interactive puppet show features three favorite story time books, lots of music, rhymes, and a craft. Your little one will have a blast & you can make some great library memories together.
Watch “The Academy Voice”
Friday at 7:00 PM
Cost: $5 fundraiser for AAA
Academy for Arts & Academics (map)
Tra-la-la-la! If your kiddo loves to watch The Voice on television, now they have a chance to watch a version of it Live, and with kids! Wade Brown, a participant in the 2nd Season of NBC’s “The Voice” will be judging students’ performances along with other community judges. Come and hear local students sing their favorite songs. Refreshments will be for sale at intermission. Proceeds go to support the Academy Choral Parents organization for AAA’s 5th -8th grade choirs. More details here.
Build a Valentine
Saturday at 10:00 AM
Cost: FREE, but registration required in advance
Local Lowe’s (map)
You and your little valentine can build a heart-shaped photo holder at this free kid’s workshop! You also get a free apron, goggles, patch, and a morning spent creating something together. While this event is free, spots fill up and you must register online in advance – no walk-ins.
Catch a Moon Pie & Some Beads
The Grand Parade is THE place to be in Huntsville at 3:30 on FEBRUARY 14th! BEADS, FLOATS, MUSIC, what more could you ask for this time of year?! The parade will start and stop on Meridian Street, close to The Furniture Factory and The Lumberyard and parade through the streets of downtown Huntsville. Last year’s parade was tons of fun and I’m sure this year will be even bigger & better. Don’t let a little cold air keep you from coming out! See the Parade Route here.
Decatur, Alabama’s all-day Mardi Gras Celebration supports the Carnegie Visual Arts Center. Highlights include the Carnival Canines on parade at 11 am at Casa Grade Park, the Children’s Play Area and Art Areas in Art Founders Park from 11-4, the children’s Prince and Princess Parade at 2pm and the main Carnegie Carnival Parade at 6pm. Visit the website at www.carnegiecarnival.org for full schedule and details.[box style=”lavender rounded” ]DISCLAIMER: We do our best at Rocket City Mom to provide accurate, useful information about events and activities. This information (such as times and locations) is gathered from user submissions, press releases, local newspapers, signs around town and word of mouth. While we always try to confirm details before they are posted here, sometimes details change or we are given inaccurate information. Whenever possible we link our write-ups to the source in which our information came from and strongly urge you to confirm details before you go, especially when it comes to outdoor events and weather. [/box]
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