Happy birthday week to the US of A! You know that Huntsville is planning to celebrate in style and we’ve included all of those opportunities below in our list of fun & free things to do with your family.
Stock up on fresh & local blueberries, peaches, corn, tomatoes, and other yummy produce for your BBQ at area Farmer’s Markets – our handy list and map makes it easy to pay them a visit! And there’s only 4 weeks left of summer fun before school starts, so be sure to use every bit of our 2015 Summer Fun Guide while you still can!
Kiddie Carnival Fun
Thursday & Friday
Cost: 50¢ per ride
Lions Club Park (map)
A carnival just for kids? Yes, you heard us right and it is NOT TO BE MISSED. Seriously, read our review and you’ll be lining up. Tokens to ride are just $.50 each and all monies go to local charities. A North Alabama tradition that needs to become your family’s summer tradition. Go while you can – the summer carnival is over August 1st.
Friday Morning Food Trucks & Walking Tour
Friday from 7-10 AM
Cost: $5 for tour, rally is free to attend
Northside Square, Huntsville (map)
Picture this: you’ve got friends or family staying with you for the holiday weekend. What better way to kick it off than with a morning Breakfast Food Truck rally? Grab your bacon-laden food and then head over to Earlyworks a block away for their 9AM Walking Tour – Spend 30 minutes learning about the history in downtown Huntsville. The cost is $5 per person (free to EarlyWorks Members).
Friday Night Art Walk
Friday 5-8 PM
Madison County Courthouse Square (map)
There will be more than 60 art vendors selling items such as paintings, jewelry, pottery, photography and so much more! Load up the stroller & head down to the Courthouse Square with the family. It’s a great opportunity to listen to some free live music, support local artists, and just BE at the end of a long week.
Home Depot Workshop
Saturday from 9AM – Noon
Cost: FREE, registration online required
Home Depot locations (map)
Build. Learn. Create. Have fun with Kids Workshops! These hands-on workshops are designed for children ages 5 – 12 & 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. Today’s craft – a Minion Scooter! Be sure to reserve your spot in advance.
Fireworks & The 4th
Saturday, various times
Cost: Ranges from free to $20
Celebrate Independence Day with a BANG with our list of fireworks shows, activities, & live music in Huntsville and North Alabama. Some are free, some are not, but all are guaranteed to be a blast. Click for info: Fireworks Shows in Huntsville & More!
RUMOR has it – and a mysterious marquee sign – that there will be a fireworks show at The Joe this year, but no one seems able to verify it. Can you help us solve this mystery? We’ve contacted the City of Huntsville, the Sports Commission, and several radio stations with no luck. Leave us a comment if you know something – brownie points if you have a link!
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