Make one of the last weekends before school starts back count! We’ve made it easy with our Huntsville Weekend Roundup – we’ve listed all our favorite free and/or cheap things to do with your kiddos this weekend below, and threw in a few more we think are worth your time & money.
But wait… there’s more!
- Don’t see something appealing below? Check out out full Event Calendar
- Grab something yummy & fresh from one of the MANY Farmer’s Markets near you
- See a free summer flick in blissful air conditioning
Let’s start the Roundup!
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Great local music from great local musicians in Huntsville and North Alabama – this weekend is full of them!
- Biergarten Under a Rocket – Thursday from 4:30 – 7:30
- Acoustic Squared – Thursday from 5-8 PM
- Under the Lights – Thursday & Friday from 5-8 PM
- Madison Gazebo – Thursday at 6:30 PM
- Decatur Concerts By the River – Monday from 6-8 PM
- Concerts in Big Spring Park – 6:30-8:00 PM
Athens Kiddie Carnival
Dealing with Aggressive Behaviors
Thursday from 6-7 PM
Downtown Huntsville Library | More Info
This free Parenting Class about parenting aggressive behaviors will take place in the Youth Services area. Classes will be targeted for parents of newborns to 5 year olds and are led by local experts.
Back to School Consignment Sale
Friday at 10AM through August 8th
Cost: FREE to shop
Rocket City Consignment | More Info
This huge 10-day consignment sale is the perfect time to get new-to-you shoes, play clothes, and more for the school year!
Swimming Back to School
Saturday from 10AM-2PM
The Art Cart | More Info
This “Swimming Back to School” Mini-Art-Take encourages families to drop in & enjoy a free art activity for a parent & child! All ages welcome! Inside Lowe Mill, 1st floor, studio 115.
20,000 Water Balloon Mayhem
Saturday from 3:00 PM
Jaycees Fairground | More Info
The second annual Water Balloon Mayhem is hosted by Madison UP and open to all ages. Fun for the whole family and a great way to celebrate the end of summer before school starts.
Peppa Pig Visits
Saturday from 11AM-1PM
Learning Express | More Info
Grab your child and don’t forget the camera, Peppa Pig is visiting Huntsville!
BOGO Best Friends Day
Saturday from 3-5 PM
Cost: BOGO for $8.50
Pump It Up | More Info
It’s hot out, but that shouldn’t stop you from running and jumping like crazy! Bring your best friend to Open Play and receive BOGO admission.
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Cirque du Soleil’s OVO
Cost: Starts at $38
VBC Arena | More Info
Cirque du Soleil returns to Huntsville with OVO, its newest touring show in arenas. OVO, meaning “egg” in Portuguese, is a headlong rush into a colorful ecosystem teeming with life, where insects work, eat, crawl, flutter, play, fight and look for love in a non-stop riot of energy and movement. Get tickets online.
Family Fairytale Fair
Friday from 5:30-7:30 PM
Cost: FREE for members, $10 for non-members
Burritt On the Mountain | More Info
Celebrate summer after-hours in the Whimsical and Wooly Woods! Dress up as your favorite storybook or fairytale character. Come enjoy costumed characters, Dr. Osborn’s Balloon Fun, roving magic with Russell Davis, fun games and prizes, food trucks, hot dogs, funnel cakes, hand churned ice cream, and adult beverages. Please RSVP to 256-536-2882.
Magic on the Mercury Train Ride
Saturday at 10:00 AM
North AL Railroad Museum | More Info
Abracadabra and Alakazam! Hocus Pocus & Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo! Are you ready for some Magic on the Mercury & Chase? Join the North Alabama Railroad Museum as we have some fun with magic and mystery and help the kids of the Tennessee Valley to get ready to go back to school! Platform 6 9/4 will be ready for boarding, so be sure you’ve got your tickets! Another ride is departing August 6th.
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