Happy holiday weekend, Huntsville! We could all use an extra day to hang out with friends & family, fire up the grill, or get out the house for some free and/or cheap fun!
As always, you’ll find out top picks for things to do in Huntsville below, but if none of those are up your alley be sure to check our full Event Calendar for even more.
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Diapers & Drafts
Thursday from 3-9 PM
Cost: FREE to attend, donate diapers
Rocket Republic Brewing Co. | More Info
A family-friendly diaper shower at a local brewery? YES. Launch into the weekend and help us kick off The Great Diaper Drive of 2016 to benefit the brand new North Alabama Diaper Bank, the first of its kind in Huntsville! The ladies behind RCM will be there and so will Hot Box Food Truck.
Friday from 2PM – Midnight
Cost: FREE, $3 skate rental
Insanity Skate Park | More Info
Kick off the Labor Day weekend with free skating Friday night!
Concerts On the Dock Return!
Friday from 6-9 PM
Cost: FREE admission, $2 parking
Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment | More Info
Fall Concerts On he Dock are here! This free, family friendly series is all about creating a laid back atmosphere for friends of Lowe Mill to enjoy awesome live music. Bring chairs, picnics, friends and pets on a leash and join us under the water tower!
The Battle for Decatur Civil War Reenactment
Saturday & Sunday
Point Mallard Park | More Info
This free event features more than 200 re-enactors representing both northern and southern forces engaging in two battles. Live demos, costumes, drills & more will fascinate your little history buff.
Home Depot Kid’s Workshop
Saturday at 9:00 AM
Cost: FREE, online registration required
Home Depot locations in Huntsville | More Info
Make a back-to-school whiteboard at this hands-on workshops designed for children ages 5 – 12. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a FREE Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin and certificate of achievement.
Pokemon Go! Takes Over OBB
Saturday from 11AM – 11PM
Cost: FREE to play, but bring $$ for grub!
Old Black Bear Brewing Company | More Info
Pokéstops will be loaded with Lures, there will be food & drink specials, contests, TONS of prizes, and Pokémon GO merchandise for sale. Bring your favorite Trainer friends & family and get ready to Catch `Em All!
Sweet Tater Festival
Sunday & Monday
Smith Lake Park | More Info
Both days they will have live entertainment, food vendors, arts and crafts vendors, and sweet taters! There will also be kiddie rides, and on Labor Day Monday there will be a Sweet Tater Festival Car Show.
Caribbean Day in the Park
Sunday from Noon – 6PM
Cost: FREE admission
Stoner Park, Huntsville | More Info
This 11th annual festival will feature a string of free activities such as face-painting, arts & crafts, Caribbean board games, musical chairs and a dozen others geared towards children and the entire family. Live music and food is also on the agenda!
Jazz in the Park
Sunday from 6-9 PM
Big Spring Park | More Info
This statewide concert series seeks to promote jazz and help build communities. Food trucks will be on site. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the evening.
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Parent’s Night Out
Friday from 6:30-10:00
The Little Gym of Huntsville | More Info
Take advantage of this awesome PNO because every mom & dad needs some Me Time. Our friends at TLG will make sure your kiddo has as much fun as you do!
Intro to Geocaching for Kids
Saturday from 10AM – 3PM
Cost: $8-10, or free for members
Burritt On the Mountain | More Info
Do you like to solve puzzles and riddles? Then come have fun learning about the Victorian scavenger hunt called letterboxing and the high-tech scavenger hunt using GPS technology called Geocaching.
Ghost Walks & Haunted Trolley Return
Saturday from 6-7 PM
Harrison Brothers | More Info
This one hour tour takes you to the Historic Huntsville Depot, the site of the old hanging tree, the Georgia Graveyard, Maple Hill Cemetery, and more. Best for middle school aged kids and older.
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