Love is in the air, and with it comes plenty of opportunities to have some free and/or cheap family fun in Huntsville! As always, our Weekend Roundup lists some of our favorite events, but you can find even more in our full Event Calendar. And before you check out our Weekend Roundup be sure to enter to win Mamma Mia tickets in our Reader Giveaway! Consider it a Valentine from us to you.
To get you in the spirit of Valentine’s Day, we asked local kids about what they thought about love. Their answers are pretty awesome!
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Cheer On the Chargers
Friday at 7:00 PM
Cost: Kids under 12 FREE; $5-$13 adults
VBC Arena | More Info
Root for the home team – UAH hockey games are fun and very affordable for families to attend, with kids under 12 free in the 300 level.
Saturday from 10:15 AM – 11:00 AM
VBC Concert Hall | More Info
Children (and their parents and grandparents) have fun discovering the answers to these musical questions and more during twenty-minute Opus Tadpole presentations, entertaining and interactive ways for our youngest listeners to learn about the instruments of the orchestra. Read our review of this event HERE.
Drop In & Create
Saturday from 11AM – 1PM
Huntsville Museum of Art | More Info
This popular free program at HMA will help your family explore the cave art of prehistoric times in A Walk Through Time. Produce an animal drawing with crayon and craft paper.
Bake Sale for the Dogs
Saturday from 11AM – 3PM
Cost: Donations accepted
Huntsville Humane Society | More Info
This group of Destination Imagination 4th graders have entirely planned out a community bake sale, from baking the items, organizing the event, and coordinating with GHHS. Stop by, show your support, and pick up a yummy treat to share with your friends and family!
Black History Festival
Saturday from 2-5 PM
Trinity Methodist Church | More Info
Bring culture awareness and understanding of the African American culture to your family! Featuring music, drumming, NEEMA Performing Arts, Tuskegee Airmen and more! Free admission and free food.
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Parent’s Night Out
Friday & Saturday
What better weekend than this to take advantage of the many Parent’s Night Out choices in town?
PNO at Burwell Martial Arts – Friday from 5-11 PM
PNO at the Little Gym of Huntsville – Friday from 6:30-10 PM
Kid’s Night Out at the YMCA – Saturday from 6-10 PM
Kid’s Night at Up A Creek – Saturday from 6-10 PM
PNO at Pump It Up – Saturday from 6-10 PM
PNO at Little Gym GLOW – Saturday from 6:30 – 10 PM
Valentine Breakfast with Mom & Date Night with Dad
You’ve got several options to treat your kiddo to quality Valentine time, but these are our favorites!
Daddy-Daughter Date Night at SweetFrog
Mommy & Me Valentine Breakfast at Emma’s Tea Room
Breakfast with a Princess
Saturday from 7AM – 11AM
Church of the Nativity | More Info
Bring your little ones to enjoy a great pancake and sausage breakfast with some of their favorite princesses (and Aladdin too) from the stage and screen. A Princess hair boutique, hot chocolate bar, photos, and many more surprises await you at this charitable event.
Have a Heart Day
Saturday from 10AM – 4PM
Sci-Quest Hands On Science Center | More Info
Join our friends at Sci-Quest as they get moving to the beat and discover the connections between healthy choices and brain development. Do hands on activities, sample healthy (and yummy) snacks, and learn easy tips that you and your whole family can do at home.
Saturday at 11:30 AM
U.S. Space & Rocket Center | More Info
Discover the attraction of magnets! Let the topic pull you in as you make your own electromagnet and discover the power of magnetism. Read our full event review HERE.
The Mysterious Mike Andrews
Saturday at 5:30 PM
Buckhorn High School | More Info
Buckhorn High School Band presents an evening with Stage Hypnotist, Mike Andrews. This family-friendly show is for people of all ages where you can See the show Or Be the show!
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