The weekend is right around the corner and we’re super excited about all the opportunities to get out and have fun with your family in Huntville! Shows, concerts, festivals, and more are just a few days away. So are some amazing deals – and our Consignment List will help you find out where to nab those.
It’s also your last chance to submit your family’s favorite places to eat, play, & learn – it’s nominating time for our annual Family Favorite Awards! Nominations close in a few days & voting begins in March.
If you haven’t already started planing for Spring Break we’ve made it easy for you with this list of camps, and our go-to list of Road Trips from the Rocket City will also come in handy. #SpringBreakLevelUp
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Consignment Sales in Huntsville
Cost: FREE admission & great prices!
You’ve got a couple of great chances to nab some Spring duds for your kids this weekend – consignmenet season has arrived in Huntsville! Click the links below to get hours & locations.
Mardi Gras Celebrations in North Alabama
Saturday, various times & locations
- Huntsville Parade – the Rocket City’s 4th annual parade is sure to delight the whole family… including Fido! Come catch some beads at this family-friendly event, and stay for the Krewe of Barkus! Get the Parade Route here.
- Decatur Parades – The River City’s Prince & Princess parade starts at 12:30 PM and the big city Mardi Gras Parade is at 6:00 PM. Decatur knows how to Mardi Gras HARD. See even more events here.
Rocket City Weather Fest
Saturday from 10AM – 4PM
UAH Shelby Center| More Info
Are you or your kids curious about why tornadoes occur or why the sky is blue? Are you curious about storm chasing? Come ask your questions and find your answers at Rocket City Weather Fest! Local Huntsville student and professional chapters of the American Meteorological Society and National Weather Association will host this event that is great for weather enthusiasts of all ages! Come sit in real storm chasing and weather research vehicles, attend Severe Weather 101, check out storm shelters, and participate in hands-on demonstrations and kids’ crafts. This weekend is also a state Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday so go stock up on batteries and supplies!
Spring Into Summer Activities Fair
Saturday from 10AM – 1PM
U.S. Space & Rocket Center | More Info
Featuring more than 35 member organizations of Arts Huntsville, the Spring Into Summer Activities Fair will highlight spring break and summer camps, workshops and classes in the fields of art, music, dance, theater, science, history and more. The fair will also hands-on activities and more than 75 door prizes!
“MASLENITSA!” Spring Festival
Saturday from 10AM – 4PM
Rocket Republic Brewing Company | More Info
Visitors can immerse themselves in this cultural celebration, savoring traditional foods (ESPECIALLY Blini, or Crêpes!), enjoying authentic regional folksongs and traditional dances, taking part in free family crafts, and experiencing firsthand an insider’s view of Ukraine, Tajikistan, Moldova, Russia, Kazakhstan, and many other far-off lands in Eastern Europe, Central Asia, the Baltic States, and the Southern Caucasus.
Free Soccer Clinic
Saturday from 10AM – Noon
John Hunt Park | More Info
Free Soccer Clinic at John Hunt Park field 5 with Professional Coaches. Hosted by the City of Huntsville Parks & Rec Dept. for kids ages 6-18.
Black History Celebrations
Cost: FREE | Various locations
Throughout February, local library branches have hosted some truly stellar programs for Black History Month, and they wrap up their series with two events this weekend!
- Black History Celebration in Madison – Saturday from 1-4 PM
start the afternoon with a speech event with Mr. Justin McFarland-TV-Personality/Radio, Military Soldier presentation, and others, we’ll move into an African Dance, Rhythm, and Musical experience, African Clothing, and Jewelry.
- Huntsville Closing Celebration – Saturday from 3-8 PM
The program begins with a special “Hidden Figures” seek and find, exploratory learning activity throughout the Downtown Library for children (and adults too!). There will also be some make-and-take hands-on STEAM activities set up in Youth Services area on the first floor. Shortly after 5 p.m., the festivities carry on with performing arts through music and dance.
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“Miss Nelson Is Missing!”
Friday – Sunday
VBC Playhouse | More Info
Miss Nelson can’t control her crazy classroom because she’s just too nice. But when she disappears, her replacement is the hard-as-nails, detention-loving, recess-canceling, homework-overloading substitute teacher Viola Swamp! Fantasy Playhouse’s opening weekend of this popular children’s book should be on your Must List!
“Little Shop of Horrors: The Musical
Friday & Saturday
Lee Mainstage Theatre | More Info
The Creative and Performing Arts Magnets at Lee High School present “Little Shop of Horrors: The Musical.” Little Shop is a horror-comedy rock musical about a hapless florist shop worker who raises a plant that has a very peculiar diet. Best for ages 8 and up.
Neighborhood Earth Opening Weekend
All weekend, 9AM-5PM
Cost: FREE for members, regular admission for non-members
U.S. Space & Rocket Center | More Info
USSRC’s brand-new exhibit, Neighborhood Earth, transports visitors to the surface of our closest planetary neighbors with cutting-edge cinematic techniques and projection technologies. Using hands-on advanced technology, guests assemble rockets with 3D-printed parts, simulate the Orion Capsule’s reentry to Earth, discover the weight differences on other planets, and learn from interactive holograms.
“Tell Me a Story” Storytelling Festival
Saturday & Sunday
Cost: Kids under 12 free; ages 13-18 $5; adults $15
Trinity United Methodist Church | More Info
Enjoy laughter and tears at one of Huntsville’s best events, featuring nationally know storytellers Donald Davis and Michael Reno Harrell! This long-standing event is sure to be a crowd-pleaser!
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