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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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  • Grandma’s coming to visit! We plan to attend the Family Fun Expo and hopefully the Music at Providence!

  • We’re celebrating my son’s 5th birthday this weekend! We’d love to see Frozen on Ice too 🙂

  • Friday night Art Walk looks like something we would all enjoy. Glad I found out about it here.

  • I love this site! Being fairly new here it has helped us find things to go do. Would love to take my daughter to see Frozen.

  • Dance recital, swimming, bike riding, and Movies in the park to see frozen!

    • April – we’re emailing you now. You’ve won our last 4 pack of tickets to Frozen. Please email us ASAP for details on how to claim your prize.

  • We will be spending our weekend building at Lowe’s but, we’d LOVE to see Frozen on ice☆☆☆☆

  • My 5 year old has a tball tournament Friday and Saturday. Still planning Sunday.

  • It’s my daughter’s 9th birthday Friday. Gonna celebrate Sunday with a pool party. Would love to go see Frozen on Ice Saturday.

  • My daughter’s and I plan on attending the kids expo this Saturday, then head to the park for duck feeding.

  • We love the weekend roundup and would LOVE to see Frozen on Ice this weekend as well!!!

  • Picking up hubby at airport after a month gone out of country. Watching the grand daughters dance recital and canoeing with Girl Scouts and family.

  • We are going to participate in Family Yoga as part of Yoga Week on Saturday. Little guy has been perfecting his animals poses in preparation!

  • We are celebrating my husband being home after a month away, and my two little girls are trying to plan something very special for him.

  • We’ll be taking our little princesses to family fun fest, and probably the art walk, and we would LOVE to be able to take them to see Frozen!

  • We can’t wait to check out the Family Fun Day at the VBC. Thanks for keeping us informed of all the fun happenings.

    • My kids & I will be attending the family fun fest @ the VBC….would love to take my daughter to see Frozen though!

  • I’ll be attending the Family Fun Fest!! Also may hit the art walk and planning to go to the farmers market tonight. So much to do here!.,

  • We are going to Family Yoga as part of Rocket City Yoga Week. The kids are very excited about it!

  • We plan on trying the night hike. We go on hikes and nature trails all the time but we have never been at night 🙂

  • We plan on touring Botanical Gardens and watch movie in the park in Sherwood Park. they are showing Up

  • HOPEFULLY going to the Frozen Disney on Ice if I can win some tickets!!!!!! 🙂

  • We plan to go to the Family Fun Day at the Vbcc and try to catch a fish or two!

  • We plan on going to the Art walk and spend lots of time outside! Maybe squeeze in some yoga!

  • We plan to visit the VBC’S Family Fun Day and then it’s teaching my son how to ride a bike without training wheels. Let the fun begin!

  • We plan to take our sweet foster sons to the pool, family expo, and would love to be abke to take them to see their favorite Disney movie on Ice!!

  • We plan to go to the family fun fest and expo to see what it is all about, fit in a little swimming, and hopefully win tickets to see Frozen at the VBC to top off our anniversary weekend!

  • We are hanging out at the river this weekend but would LOVE to go see Frozen on Ice at the VBC as well!!

  • Definitely need to check out some of the local farmer’s markets. I need some fresh watermelon in my life!

  • We plan to attend the Family fun fest & a picnic on Mount Sano (if it doesn’t rain).

  • I want to go to the RCM announceme tomorrow! Stephanie’s vague booking is intriguing! Then on Saturday we want to go to the festival at the VBC!

  • We are planning to stay local this weekend and pick a few wonderfully chosen family events from Rocket City Mom! The night hike sounds fun and the music in the park at Providence. Kids also want to go swimming! Frozen on Ice would be super fun!!!

  • My kids are running in the Eurocross 5k at UAH and I’m hoping for date night at the Music in the Park in Providence!! I’d love to add Frozen to the schedule!

  • My daughter-in-law and two of my grandchildren who live in Missouri are coming to visit this week. My three year old granddaughter loves Frozen and it would be an awesome weekend if we had tickets to see Disney on Ice!

  • We are going to the lake in Saturday to celebrate our birthdays! We would love to see Frozen in sunday!!!

  • I have two precious boys. My 6 year old wants to go see frozen bad. He always says mama boys like frozen too lol. I am bringing the park one day this weekend but I would so love to surprise my 6 year old with frozen he makes me heart smile everyday and is such a loving giving child would love to do this for him.

  • I don’t want a frozen ticket for myself because I’m too old for that but I would love to have it for the family that have kids and wanna have a good time. By the way I’m a waitress at Thai restaurant so give I can get the tickets I’ll be so glad to give it away for some kids. 🙂

  • Hockey travel team tryouts for my son all morning Saturday, then we hope to relax with music in Providence park in the evening. Sunday it’s mass, then in the afternoon my kids are (finally) getting baptized. We’d love to celebrate by going to see Disney on Ice!

  • We will be having the best weekend possible spending time together outside enjoying the weather

  • My hubs, daughter & I want to go to the VBC’s Family Fun Fest & Expo.

  • We plan to go to movie in the park tonight in decatur then family fun expo at the vbc tomorrow and would love to see frozen on ice Sunday! 🙂 Love your website!

  • We are planning a trip downtown in the morning to Big Spring Park to feed and visit the ducks! Then we will be going over to Providence later for Mellow Mushroom Pizza and music in the park!

  • My family and I will be going to splash today, and tomorrow we will attend the VBC’s Family Fun Fest & Expo.

  • My daughter and granddaughter were in a car accident last Friday. My granddaughter loves Frozen and It would be very nice if she could go.

  • Would LOVE to take my 6 year old daughter and 8 year old son to see FROZEN! They have never experienced any like it. 🙂

  • We are also going to take our son to the Home Depot Kids workshop for the first time.

    Hopefully, we will see Frozen on ice on Sunday. 🙂

  • Family fun expo!! We just moved here recently this will be our first family outing here we are super excited!!!

  • The Family Fun Fest sounds like the place to be. All the information is very helpful. Thanks

  • My family and I will be enjoying the art walk tonight and also the kids expo tomorrow! 🙂 we would LOVE some tickets to see frozen ❤

  • We will be meeting two new friends for a play date today, expo in the morning and my lo will be staying with grandparents for mommy and daddy to celebrate our anniversary!

  • Looking forward to a great family weekend, would love for it to include Frozen tickets!!

  • My son has been such a trooper this week. My mom had major surgery, so he has been at the hospital all week. I plan to treat him with the Family Fun Fest Saturday and a trip to the library. Disney on Ice would surely be the icing on the cake! 🙂

  • Our boys will be at 2 different parks finishing up baseball tournaments starting tonight. We would love to win free tickets to see Frozen in Ice Sunday!!! It would be a wonderful treat after a busy weekend!

  • We are playing on doing the bug walk.
    We are new to the area and the map does not show where they are going to meet.
    Could this please be updated or could someone please email me the information
    thank you in advance.

  • We’re heading to the Family Fun Expo on Saturday, and swimming at the Y on Sunday.

  • I would love to take my son to the Botanical Gardens at some point this weekend. He would love the lego bricks exhibit! I also want to take him to the Family Fun Fest and Expo.

  • We are picking up my nieces today to stay for a few weeks this summer!! We plan to possibly attend a Home Depot workshop, attend the VBC Fun Fest, and whatever else we can find to keep from being indoors all day with 4 kids! 🙂

  • We are in Huntsville for a few weeks and have been enjoying every minute!! This is a great town!! WE really wanted to see Frozen on Ice but decided against the cost!! WE would love to be entered for free tickets!! That would truly make this experience in Huntsville magical!! All of my kids are HUGE frozen fans!!

    • I guess I didn’t say how we were going to spend our weekend…we are really excited to take a day trip to Birmingham and then of course we have to check out the Rocket and space center. WE ARE REALLY EXCITED!!!!

  • Thanks for putting this guide together!!! RCM – seriously this makes my life so much easier!!!

  • We’re going to a birthday party for my niece and hopefully fun fest if we get done in time. We really would love to see Frozen on Ice!

  • We are looking forward to just hanging out as a family this weekend. 🙂

  • Family Fun Fest on sat and my baby girl turns three on Sun. She would love to go see Elsa on her bday!

  • Dance recital at UNA tomorrow, church Sunday morning, then hopefully headed to see Frozen on Ice!!

  • Sleep late, get a haircut, go watch my daughters’ dance recital at UNA and hopefully see Frozen On Ice!!

  • We will probably go to the Fun Fest. Hopefully we can work Frozen on Ice into our plans!

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