The weekend is right around the corner and we’re super excited about all the opportunities to get out and have fun with your family in Huntville! Shows, concerts, festivals, and more are just a few days away. So are some amazing deals – and our Consignment List will help you find out where to nab those.
It’s also your last chance to submit your family’s favorite places to eat, play, & learn – it’s nominating time for our annual Family Favorite Awards! Nominations close in a few days & voting begins in March.
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Free Family Concert
Saturday at 11:00 AM
VBC Concert Hall | More Info
Huntsville Symphony Orchestra presents this fun and beautiful concert each year, and we’ve already mentioned why you should take your kids. Get there early for a good seat – pre-concert activities, including an instrument petting zoo, musical chairs, face painting, coloring and more, start at 9:30.
Spring Into Summer Activities Fair
Saturday from 10AM – 2PM
Davidson Center at USSRC | More Info
Featuring more than 35 member organizations of Arts Huntsville, this event will highlight spring break and summer camps, workshops and classes in the fields of art, music, dance, theater, science, history & more. The fair will also include live demonstrations and performances, hands-on activities, & door prizes.
BONUS: If you would like to continue your day at U.S. Space & Rocket Center, they’re offering attendees a discounted admission of $11 for the day! This includes the special Boeing E-Week Rocket Day activities where local Boeing engineers help children of all ages build and launch water rockets in historic Rocket Park. Boeing’s Rocket Day 2016 is part of Boeing E-Week, which celebrates engineering achievements and promotes the field of aerospace engineering to area students.
Spring Festival Maslenitsa
Saturday from 10AM – 4PM
Heritage Elementary | More Info
This annual event brings people together to anticipate and celebrate the arrival of Spring in the traditions of Eastern European and Central Asian countries. Food, live demonstrations, & crafts all help to promote dialogue, tolerance, peace and understanding between people and nations.
Kids Watercolor Class
Saturday at 3:00 PM
Lowe Mill, Artis Studio #312 | More Info
This LOVEly lesson inspired by artist Robert Indiana will squeeze your creative juices until watercolor drips down. Space is limited so register with anticipation to save your spot by calling (256) 272-1625. Ages 6-13.
African Storytelling & Music
Saturday at 1:00 PM
Madison Public Library | More Info
We’ll start the afternoon with a storytelling event at 1pm, then at 2pm, we’ll move into an African Dance, Rhythm, and Musical experience. Come ready to dance!
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Take Them to a Show
Cost: $10 – 15
Huntsville has some great performances happening this weekend, and all showcase some of our best young thespians.
Fantasy Playhouse presents Winnie the Pooh
Lee High Drama presents A Raisin In the Sun
Bob Jones High Drama present Axeman’s Requiem (for older kids)
Comic Science Improv
Friday at 7:00 PM
Crosswinds Church | More Info
This family-friendly comedy show are appropriate for all audiences, and consist of a collection of short scenes in which we play improv “games” — anything from speaking only in questions to reinterpreting favorite movies — based on suggestions from the audience.
Parent’s Night Out
Daddy Daughter Dance
Saturday from 6 – 8:30 PM
Cost: $10 per pair
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church | More Info
Dads and daughters of all ages are invited for a special evening of fun, food, and fellowship. Our guest DJ will keep you entertained throughout the evening with a variety of music for slow dancing, line dancing, and of course the chicken dance! Pizza and ice cream sundaes will be served! Call 256-539-4361 to RSVP.
Skate with the Havoc
Sunday at 2:00 PM
Huntsville Iceplex | More Info
Come Ice Skate with the Huntsville Havoc hockey team! Meet your favorite hockey players and have your picture taken with them or get their autograph. Call 256-883-3774 for more info.
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