It’s officially Fall, y’all!
I can hardly believe it’s already Autumn here in Huntsville, and I’m SO GLAD there’s this little thing called the RCM Fall Activity Guide to help navigate all those pumpkin patches, fall festivals, and Fall Break camps you love.
Don’t forget – it’s the last week of The Great Diaper Drive! Find out how you can personally help local babies stay healthy & dry by throwing a diaper shower in your neighborhood or at your workplace. Then bring us your diapers September 29th at Wal-Mart in Madison for the giant Diaper Blitz Day. If we work together, we can help stock North Alabama’s first National Diaper Bank to the rafters!
But first there’s this weekend to plan, and this one is full of Autumn Awesome! Keep in mind if you don’t find something you love below you can always look over our full Event Calendar.
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Autumn Chase Fun Run for Kids
Thursday from 3-7 PM
Huntsville’s Jaycee’s Building | More Info
This one mile fun run hosted by Huntsville Hospital is for kids preschool through 8th grade. Join in the fun and promote an active and healthy lifestyle while celebrating the start of Fall! Each child who finishes the race will receive a T-shirt and a participation ribbon. Get the schedule of events HERE.
Concerts On the Dock
Friday at 6:00 PM
Cost: FREE admission, $2 parking
Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment | More Info
We’re banking on cooler weather for this evening’s CotD as local band Inside Scoop performs. Pack a picnic supper and get our Parent Pro-Tips before you go HERE.
Tickle Your Funny Bone
Friday from 7-9 PM
Cost: $7 at the door, online $6 or 4 for $20 | Children 8 & under are free
Heritage Church | More Info
Comic Science Improv is a north-Alabama-based troupe of actors who perform hilarious sketches based on suggestions given by the audience. Their shows are appropriate for all audiences, and consist of a collection of short scenes in which we play improv “games” based on suggestions from the audience. Tons of fun, especially for upper elementary & middle school age kids.
River Clay Fine Arts Fest
Saturday & Sunday
Cost: $3 per day or $5 for the weekend
Decatur City Hall | More Info
Come experience the arts in North Alabama’s beautiful River City! This juried fine arts festival is in historic downtown Decatur. Last years festival attracted thousands and with more artists, art demos, children’s art and activities, food trucks, and the historic district nearby, this year looks to be bigger and better than before!
Free Day at the Space Center
Saturday from 9AM – 5PM
Cost: FREE with this voucher
U.S. Space & rocket Center | More Info
Museum Day Live! is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket. The Museum Day Live! ticket provides free admission for two people, and it’s a great chance to check out USSRC’s latest exhibit!
Eva Frontier Days
Saturday from 10AM – 6PM
Downtown Eva | More Info
Mark Twain eat your heart out! This annual community festival includes frog jumping and pig calling contests that are super fun to watch. There’s also an antique tractor and car show, parade, baked goods contest, live entertainment, rides, food vendors, and much more!
Puppet Petting Zoo
Saturday from 2-4 PM
Cost: FREE, $2 parking
Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment | More Info
Enjoy an interactive experience with puppets from Huntsville M.E.T.’s The Jungle Book! From wolves to a life-size elephant, you’ll be entranced with some of the “animal” stars of this upcoming show!
Mocha Moms Workshop
Sunday from 2-4 PM
Madison Library | More Info
There isn’t a mom around who hasn’t looked at someone else’s work-life choices and questioned her own decisions. We are here to say, “That’s okay.” Join motherhood blogger, Benita Hampel, as she holds an open discussion on how to find peace in what is best for you and your family.
Jazz in the Park
Sunday from 6-9 PM
Big Spring Park, Hsv | More Info
This statewide concert series seeks to promote jazz and help build communities, and tonight’s your last night to catch it! Food trucks will be on site. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the evening. Performing tonight is Sing-Off winners, Committed and Vincent Ingala. What a lovely way to close out your weekend!
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Blues with a View
Burritt on the Mountain | More Info
Join the Party up on the mountain with Microwave Dave and the Nukes, wine, craft beer and FOOD TRUCKS. (Not included in admission) There will be bluff side fires and S’MORES!!! A beautiful night with the most beautiful view in town all for a great cause – the Education department at Burritt on the Mountain. Tickets will be available at the door. No outside alcohol, food, coolers, chairs or dogs please.
Parents, Take a Night Off
These Parent’s Night Out opportunities are perfect for grabbing a Date Night or just some You Time while the kids have a blast!
- PNO at KidVenture – Friday from 6 – 9:30 PM
- PNO at Pump It Up – Friday from 6-10 PM
- Gymnastics PNO – Friday from 6-10 PM
- PNO at The Little Gym – Friday from 6:30-10:00
Give a Hoot
Friday at 6:00 PM
Huntsville Botanical Garden | More Info
Celebrate fall with A Hoot in the Night owl show! The owls are hosted by the Alabama 4-H Center Coosa River Science School. The presentation includes history of owls and why they are beneficial to our ecosystem. Bring your lawn chairs & picnics, not to mention a camera to photograph the beautiful birds.
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