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Weekend Roundup June 5-7

Weekend Roundup June 5-7

Happy weekend, Huntsville!

We just love all the free and/or cheap family friendly fun that’s happening in North Alabama this weekend – there’s no excuse for being bored!

In addition to the picks we’ve listed below, there’s an Event Calendar full of more, as well as:

  • Farmer’s Market List full of the freshest local produce
  • A Summer Fun Guide that details everything a kid loves about Summer & then some
  • Procrastinator’s unite! There are still some summer camps you can sign up to attend.
  • Disney On Ice presents Frozen – not free, but TONS of fun at the VBC this weekend! And if you leave us a comment below you’re entered for a chance to win 4 tickets to the Sunday show! UPDATE – A winner has been drawn for this contest. 

WERU_#1Play Golf in the Library

Friday from 9AM – 5PM
Cost: FREE
Huntsville Library (map)

Think you have what it takes to be a library putt putt champ? Come try out their SUPER awesome course in Youth Services! You can play any time during library hours on Friday – but it’s the last day so don’t miss it! Voluntary donations accepted for future teen programs at this event.

Book It to the Library heart final

WERU_#2Friday Night Art Walk

Friday from 5-8 PM
Cost: FREE
Courthouse Square in Huntsville (map)

This new Art Walk is a continuation of the Sidewalk Arts Stroll that came to an end last year – the good people at Downtown Huntsville Inc. picked up the torch and continue these family-friendly strolls. There will be more than 30 art vendors selling items such as paintings, jewelry, pottery, photography and so much more! Friday Night Art Walks take place the 1st & 4th Fridays June to August.


WERU_#3Catch a Family Flick

Friday at 8 PM
Cost: FREE
Founders Park (map)

Bring your family, snacks, and lawn chairs. Thanks to the generous support of both First Baptist Church in Decatur and the Decatur Parks and Recreation Department, area residents can now enjoy movies under the stars this summer at the Daikin Amphitheatre at Founders Park! Showtime is at 8PM & the movie is – you guessed it – Frozen.

first friday family flicks decatur

WERU_#4Go On a Night Hike

Friday at 8:30 PM
Cost: FREE
Spragins Hollow Road (map)

Blacklights and Bugs! Doug Horacek from the North Alabama Land Trust will show your family some cool little creatures that go bump in the night. Bring your flashlight and bug spray and be sure to wear sturdy close-toed hiking shoes. In case of rain the hike will be cancelled.

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WERU_#5Florence Frontier Fest

Saturday & Sunday
Cost: FREE
Pope’s Tavern Museum (map)

Step back in time on the grounds of historic Pope’s Tavern Museum and see basket weaving, woodcarving, wool spinning, broom making, pottery making, quilting, chair caning and much more – all by artisans in costumes typical of the frontier period. Listen to local dulcimer players and walk through the museum free to complete your journey to the past. Pope’s Tavern Museum once served as a stagecoach stop, tavern and inn during the early years of Florence, It also served as a hospital during the Civil War. Saturday from from 10AM – 4PM; SUnday from 1PM – 4PM.

frontier days

WERU_#6Home Depot Kids’ Workshop

Saturday from 9AM – Noon
Cost: FREE, online RSVP required
Home Depot locations (map)

These hands-on workshops are designed for children ages 5–12 are offered the 1st Saturday of every month at all The Home Depot stores. Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills, tool safety and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a FREE Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin and certificate of achievement. This Saturday’s project is a Load ‘n Go Truck!

See Also

home depot

WERU_#7Family Fun Fest & Expo

Saturday from 10AM – 6PM
Cost: FREE
VBC South Hall (map)

An indoor festival free of weather and packed with fun? Sign us up! The VBC is hosting their 2nd annual Family Fun Fest – a day full of free kids activities, delicious food, shopping, and performances. We’ve got more details here. Three parting words: GIANT FUNNEL CAKE.


WERU_#8Music in Providence Park

Saturday from 7-9 PM
Cost: FREE
Village of Providence Park (map)

Summer is here. You can feel it in the warmth of the sun, you can see it with the sights of little league games being played into the afternoon, and now the Village of Providence wants to help you hear the sounds of summer with their 2015 Music in Providence Park series. The Vagabonds will be performing, and your family can grab a bite from one of the many restaurants around the park to enjoy during the concert.

providence concerts in the park

Giveaway Alert!

Tell us how your family plans to enjoy the weekend in the comments below and you’ll be automatically entered to win four passes to go see Disney On Ice’s Frozen at the VBC on Sunday! UPDATE – A winner has been drawn for this contest.


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