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Weekend Roundup September 9-11

Weekend Roundup September 9-11

We’re living for weekends here at my house, and this one looks fantastic!

Huntsville area families have so many choices to get out and do something fun and we’ve listed our favorites for your consideration below. Of course, you can also browse out full Event Calendar if you need even more ideas.

And for all you Fall enthusiasts that can’t wait for cooler weather & pumpkin spice you can make the beautiful drive up to Lyon Family Farms for their Opening Weekend this Saturday. It’s a great way to beat the crowds and their pumpkin patch is the perfect setting for Fall family photos – you can take them early!

Free & Cheap Events

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Concerts On the Dock Returns

Friday from 6-9 PM
Cost: FREE, $2 parking
Lowe Mill ARTS& Entertainment | More Info

Element XI kicks off the Fall 2016 series of CotD and we can’t wait! Be sure to read all about our Parent Pro-Tips and other useful info for taking kids before you go.

Family Fun Day & Car Show

Saturday from 9AM – 1PM
Cost: FREE
Moores Mill School | More Info

Moores Mill Intermediate School PTA is hosting a Car show and Family Fun Day. There will be food, vendors, kid zone, and lots of cool cars!

Superhero Day in Athens

Saturday from 10AM – 3PM
Cost: FREE
Big Spring Park, Athens | More Info

This free community event includes realistic superheroes, the Defenders of Hope competition, The Flash Dash Fun Run, Market Vendors, Food, Music, and new this year is the “Real Superheroes” and the “Super Shear,” which is an opportunity to donate hair to Wigs 4 Kids.

Southern Authors Expo

Saturday from 10AM – 4PM
Cost: FREE
Huntsville Public Library | More Info

A great event for older kids who are aspiring authors, the Library’s Southern Authors Expo will be filled to the gills with local and regional authors ready to share their works with you. Book signings, readings, and discussions abound!

Storytime at the Book Store

Saturday at 11:00 AM
Cost: FREE
Barnes & Noble | More Info

Visit Barnes & Noble in Jones Valley or at Bridgestreet for a family-friendly storytime.

4th Annual International Chocolate Day

Saturday from 11AM – 6PM
Cost: FREE, but bring $$ for truffles!
Pizzelle’s Confections | More Info

The perfect excuse to head to Lowe Mill and eat chocolate! This will be a day of specials, new treats, entirely too much chocolate, and a raffle for some amazing chocolate prizes.

Planetarium Show

Saturday at 7:30 PM
Cost: $5
VBAS Planetarium | More Info

It’s Youth and Adult observing night, with the topic of the “Water Constellations”: Capricorn, Delphinus, Aquarius, and Pisces. Viewing through the society’s and members’ telescopes will follow. Read our review before you go!

Superhero Exhibit Opens in Huntsville

Sunday from 2-3PM
Cost: $5-10
Huntsville Museum of Art | More Info

My Hero presents a rich array of work by over 50 international artists, including painting, illustration, photography, sculpture, mixed media and video, that celebrates and re-envisions the lives of iconic superheroes.

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Worth the Money

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Disney On Ice: Follow Your Heart

Thursday – Sunday
Cost: $15-65
VBC Arena | More Info

Find Dory, sing with Anna & Elsa, dance with Woody & the gang, and much more as Disney on Ice returns to the Rocket City! See the show schedule & even get tickets online here.


Friday & Saturday
Cost: $10 for adults, $5 for children 10 and under
Ingalls Harbor, Decatur | More Info

This annual BBQ festival includes lots of live music, kid’s activities, food and more! Our favorite kid’s band, Tangerine Tambourine, will be performing and all proceeds benefit Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Morgan County.

North Alabamian Train Ride

Saturday at 10AM and 1PM
Cost: $10-15
North AL Railroad Museum | More Info

We live in such a great part of the county, right? Help NARM celebrate our North Alabama heritage and join us for a ride through a beautiful part of our county! This excursion is 1 hour and 20 minutes long. Get tickets online.

Lace Up for Louisiana

Saturday from 2-4 PM
Cost: $10
Huntsville Iceplex | More Info

Lace up your ice skates and get ready for a day of fun on the ice to help us raise money for flood relief in Louisiana!

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