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Weekend Roundup February 5-7

Weekend Roundup February 5-7

This weekend is looking like the calm after the storm for Huntsville, so you know what that means… another great opportunity to get out and enjoy the clear skies!

We love to list our favorite free and/or cheap family-friendly events happening in North Alabama here every Thursday, and it’s all part of our mission to make parenting easier for you. Just be sure to also take a look at the other activities in our full Event Calendar.

Don’t forget to swing by and submit your family’s favorite places to eat, play, & learn – it’s nominating time for our annual Family Favorite Awards!

Without further ado, it’s Weekend Roundup time!

Free & Cheap Events

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Cupcake Wars

Friday at 6:00 PM
Cost: FREE
Monrovia Public Library | More Info

Who needs Hunger Games when you’ve got Cupcake Wars? This competitive event is for teens 12-18 only to test their cupcake decorating skills against their peers in an all-out battle to be the champion cupcake decorator. For more information contact Ms. Mandee at 256-489-3392.

Countdown to Kindergarten

Saturday from 10-11 AM
Cost: FREE
Madison Public Library | More Info

Is your child starting kindergarten in the fall? Come to the library for a program of activities to build skills that are essential for school success, such as cutting, gluing, and number/letter recognition.

Nature Explorers

Saturday from 10-11 AM and 1-2 PM
Cost: FREE
Hays Nature Preserve | More Info

These literacy-based activities will be fun and informative! Each activity will include an adventure and a craft — great gifts for grandparents, if you can part with them. Activities are geared toward children ages 3-9 years, but all are welcome. Read our full review here.

Celebrate Mardi Gras!

Saturday, various times
Cost: FREE
Huntsville & Decatur

So many parades to celebrate Mardi Gras in Huntsville and North Alabama – pooches, people, and kiddos! PRO-TIP: make this quick & cute Mardi Gras mask with your little one before you go!
“Krewe of Barkus” Dog Parade – Saturday at 1:00 PM
Decatur’s Children’s Parade – Saturday at 2:00 PM
Grand Mardi Gras Parade in Huntsville – Saturday at 4:30 PM
Decatur’s Carnegie Carnival Grand Parade – Saturday at 6:00 PM

Teen Valentine Party

Saturday from 7-10 PM
Cost: FREE
Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment | More Info

The BRIC is hosting another event for teens ages 13-18 or in grades 7-12. The “Not Really a Valentine Party, But Kinda” event will include free food, games, fun, DJ TonyT InThe Place, AND the local band The Beasley Brothers!

Worth the Money

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Lonestar Rodeo

Friday & Saturday
Cost: $14-30
VBC Arena | More Info

The top cowboys and cowgirls to one huge event to compete for the title of National Champion. So get your tickets and don’t miss two nights of excitement as these athletes from all over the United States match skills against animals and each other.

The Amazing Castle Opens in Gadsden

Cost: $8
Hardin Center for the Cultural Arts | More Info

As visitors explore The Amazing Castle and its eight themed areas, they are introduced to seven storybook characters who are part of the castle community. As they move through the castle, village visitors playfully explore the interconnectedness of community members in a setting inspired by fantasy and history.

See Also

Letterpress Valentine Workshop

Saturday from Noon-4:00 PM
Cost: $5 for set of 5 cards
Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment | More Info

Green Pea Press will have their 102-year-old Chandler & Price letterpress set with vintage metal type and illustrations for 5 one-of-a-kind valentine designs. Step right up and spin the wheel to print a full set of your own, then stay as long as you like to embellish with paper punches, rubber stamps and more. This is a drop-in workshop, open to all ages.

The Snowflake Ball

Saturday at 7:00 PM
Cost: $5-10
Grace Lutheran School | More Info

Open to all high school teens 9th-12th grade, this dance is nothing like any other high school dance in this town. The students would like their dance to be a fundraiser to benefit the American Cancer Society. Tickets are available for sale in the Grace Lutheran School Office or any Grace Lutheran High School student.

Children’s Concert with Jennifer Daniels

Sunday at 3:30 PM
Cost: $10 per family donation
Trinity Methodist Church | More Info

Join us for a kid friendly concert by Jennifer Daniels to help raise money for kids in need to play sports so they can build leadership skills and self confidence. These lively shows are designed to get children and families excited about reading, the arts, and creative self expression.

Parent’s Night out

Friday & Saturday
Cost: $12-25
Various locations

A great opportunity to work in an early Valentine date night with your sweetie, sans restaurant crowds and kiddos!
Little Gym of Huntsville
Grace United Methodist Church
The Matrix Gym

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