It’s officially Summer, and we’re celebrating the longest days of the year this week in Huntsville. Take advantage of all that extra daylight by spending some time with your family doing fun things that won’t make your wallet wail!
We’ve listed our favorite free and/or cheap things happening in the next few days below, but there are even more to be had on our full Event Calendar. You can even look ahead at all the festivals, free movies, waterplay, and more in our annual Summer Fun Guide!
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Free Live Music
Thursday – Sunday
One of the best ways to enjoy the summer without breaking your wallet! These family-friendly concerts are happening all weekend, all over North Alabama.
- Biergarten at USSRC – Thursday from 4:30 – 7:30 PM
- Under the Lights Downtown – Thursday from 5-8 PM
- Madison Gazebo Concert – Thursday at 6:30 PM
- Bridge Street’s Sounds of Summer – Friday from 6-8 PM
- Concerts In the Park – Monday at 6:30 PM
Movie in the Park
Friday from 5-9 PM
Big Spring Park | More Info
This latest installment of #HHFMoviesInThePark will be The Secret Life Of Pets. The Food Truck Park & Kids Corner will open early at 5:00 PM, and the movie begins at sundown. Bring your lawn chairs, picnics, and blankets for a movie under the stars!
Championship & Household Pet Cat Show
Saturday & Sunday
Cost: FREE – $5
Jaycees Building | More Info
MEOW! There will be over 100 pedigreed cats & household pets competing for awards in several judging rings each day. Over 14 breeds will be featured, including the Highlander, a new giant breed of cat!
FTC Robotics Workshop
Saturday at 1:00 PM
Huntsville High | More Info
Here at this workshop a FTC (FIRST Tech Challenge) world class team, the Apex Predators will be teaching everything that goes into making a robot. The team will teach students how to build, program, and make 3D parts for a robot that students attending will design.
Celebrate America Concert
Saturday at 5:00 PM
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints | More Info
The U.S. Army Materiel Command Band – Concert Band from Red Stone Arsenal, Alabama and a 100-voice choir from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints combine to honor and celebrate America. Reserve your seat in advance online here.
Rocket City Sling Swap meets at TLG
Sunday from 1:00 – 2:30 PM
Cost: FREE, RSVP please
The Little Gym of Huntsville | More Info
The Little Gym staff will lead activities on gym equipment. We will present information on babywearing and work on specific skills in small groups. Information presented will depend on requests from those planning to attend. Children under three must be accompanied by an adult. Limit of 20 children in the gym at one time, so please RSVP here.
Armed Forces Week Kicks Off
Cost: FREE for Vets
Earlyworks Family of Museums | More Info
During the week of June 26-July 1st, EarlyWorks and the Historic Huntsville Depot will offer free admission to all active/retired military and their families in honor of Armed Forces Week!
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Parent’s Night Out
Friday & Saturday
SARTEC K9 Dog Wash
Saturday from 10AM – 4PM
Cost: $25 donation
U.S. Space & Rocket Center lawn | More Info
Bring your leashed four-legged friends for a spa treatment that includes a bath, pedicure, and minor grooming (if needed)! Just $25 for all. SARTEC K-9 handlers will be offering expert advice and services to pamper your fur baby during their spa treatment. Donation receipts to the SARTEC K-9 unit are Tax Deductible. Dogs must be on lead/leash at all times.
Huntsville Mom Prom
Saturday from 7-11 PM
Campus 805 | More Info
Don’t miss this prom-themed, ladies only event at the Stone Event Center on Campus No 805. Join other moms for dancing, drinks, and hors d’oeuvres. Repurpose an old dress or pick out a new style! Be ready to walk the red carpet, hit the dance floor, place bids at the silent auction, and win prizes all evening long. Will you be the Huntsville Mom Prom Queen?
Microwave Dave Day
Sunday from 3-9 PM
Cost: $10 donation per family
Humphrey’s Bar and Grill | More Info
This family-friendly event will continue to feature performances from some of our finest local musicians including a repeat performance by Microwave Dave and the Nukes. A major highlight of this year’s event is the selection and recognition of a local musician and a local music educator for their dedication and contribution to music education in North Alabama. All proceeds benefit the Microwave Dave Foundation. Get the full stage lineup here.
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