April showers bring… a fun weekend in Huntsville!
Farm days, food trucks, cupcakes, and kites – all this and more can be found in today’s Weekend Roundup. Not to mention even more free and/or cheap things to do with your family in our full Event Calendar.
Before you check out this week’s list, check out our annual Summer Camp Guide. NOW is the time to start nailing down your summer camp plans – many have a limited number of spots available and tend to fill up!
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Food Truck Roundup in Madison
Friday at 5 PM
Cost: FREE admission
Old Black Bear Brewery | More Info
Finally, a food truck rally happening in Madison! Grab your friends & family and head downtown to Main Street. Participants include: Rollin Lobstah, I Love Bacon, Brain Freeze, Fire & Spice, Regale Cupcakery, Piper & Leaf, Sugar Belle, Flat Top Burgers, Iceworks, The Food Truck, Doctor BBQ, and Neon Lilly Café on Wheels. Bring your appetite!
Annual Family Farm Day
Saturday from 9AM – 3PM
A&M Agribition Center | More Info
The Tenn. Valley Women in Agriculture hosts Family Farm Day, featuring Smokin’ Wings and Hot Diggity Dogs along with a variety of family fun, demonstrations, games, animals, kids corner, vendors and so much more.
Guided Spring Walking Tour
Saturday at 10:00 AM
Alabama Constitution Village | More Info
Your family can enjoy an hour or so walking by some of Alabama’s most beautiful antebellum mansions in Huntsville. Van Brown will share stories about the homes’ owners as well as recognizing each site’s distinctive style. Wear comfortable shoes & dress according to the weather forecast.
Cupcakes with Cinderella
Saturday from 10:15 AM – 11:30 AM
Alabama Youth Ballet | More Info
Have cupcakes with Cinderella! Come dressed in your favorite fairy tale attire, decorate a cupcake and make a craft. Watch a live preview performance from the Cinderella ballet, and meet characters from the performance! Call the AYB office at 256-881-5930.
Madison Kite Festival
Saturday from 11AM – 2PM
James Clemens High School | More Info
Madison City Schools and GreenpowerUSA are excited to present Rise Above: The Inaugural Madison City Kite Festival and The First Annual Madison City Electric Vehicle Race. There will be lots of amazing opportunities for your family to experience such as: Kite Flying, children activities, entertainment, flight simulators, STEM demonstrations, vendors/ booths, and food trucks.
Guided Wildflower Hike
Sunday at 2:00 PM
500 Cleermont Drive | More Info
This easy family-friendly hike is hosted by the Land Trust of North Alabama and will feature botanist Lynne Weninegar – she will show you the next wave of flowers that help make this beloved trail so spectacular. Don’t forget camera and water. Dogs must be on leads.
Superhero Fun Run & Block Party
Sunday from 2-5 PM
Cost: Block Party FREE, Fun Run $15
National Children’s Advocacy Center | More Info
Calling all SUPERHEROES! This Superheroes event features a 5K, 1-Mile fun run and one of only two certified 1-Mile races in North Alabama! A free “Family Block Party” will be held throughout the day and is open to the community with music, food, games and inflatables. Costumes are encouraged!
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Monster Truck Jam
VBC Arena | More Info
The twelve-feet-tall, ten-thousand-pound machines will bring you to your feet, racing and ripping up a custom-designed track full of obstacles to soar over – OR smash through. Monster Trucks have returned to Huntsville, and we have even more details HERE.
Cost: Free admission, $20 for all day rides and individual tickets are $1.25 a piece
Madison Square Mall | More Info
This traditional seasonal carnival returns to Huntsville this Spring March 29-April 3. It’s free to walk around – there are armband specials every night for the rides. There are all kinds of games, foods, and rides for every size and age.
Parent’s Night out
Visit the Farm
Saturday & Sunday
Feel like a day at the farm? Your kids will have two more options to pet the animals and frolic in the great outdoors.
4D Farm Spring Celebration – Saturday from 10AM – 6PM
Spring Farm Days at Burritt – 12-4 on both Saturday & Sunday
Earth Day at USSRC
Saturday from 9AM-5PM
U.S. Space & Rocket Center | More Info
Get ready for a day celebrating earth, science, space, AND energy! Enjoy hands-on learning experiences about a variety of topics, from water conservation and composting to renewable energy sources and wildlife protection. There will be lots of “green” exhibits and plenty of activities for kids, including face painting, moon bounces, and more! Earth Day activities included in the price of regular museum admission.
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