Summer seems to be flying by – the corn is well past knee-high and it’s not even the 4th of July! Go ahead and start planning for a fantastic Independence Day in Huntsville with our complete list of fireworks shows & events you can attend. And hit up a Farmer’s Market near you to stock up on fresh peaches and other yummy things to eat for your holiday BBQ!
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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
Athens Kiddie Carnival Opens!
Thursday, Friday, & Saturday from 6:30-9:00 PM
Cost: 50¢ per ride
Athens Lions Club Park | More Info
A carnival just for kids? Yes, you heard us right and it is NOT TO BE MISSED. Seriously, read our review and you’ll be lining up. Tokens to ride are just $.50 each and all monies go to local charities. A North Alabama tradition that needs to become your family’s summer tradition. Just for kids under under 42″.
Armed Forces Week at Earlyworks
Now – Sunday
Cost: FREE admission to all active/retired military
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!
Saturday 5AM – 8PM
Cost: $5-8, pre-registration required
Flint River | More Info
This fun family-friendly fishing tournament features swimming, games, and fishing all day long! There will be prizes for who catches the most fish. You may keep what you catch as long as all limit and size rules are followed. Bring your own poles & bait!
Build a Bug House
Saturday from 9:00 AM – Noon
Cost: FREE, register in advance online
Home Depot locations | More Info
These hands-on workshops designed for children ages 5–12 are offered the 1st Saturday of every month at all The Home Depot stores. Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills, tool safety and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a free Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin and certificate of achievement.
Rocket City Championship Wrestling
Saturday from 7:00 – 9:30 PM
Cosmos Fitness in Hazel Green | More Info
Get ready for some family-friendly action packed wrestling mania! Rocket City Championship Wrestling returns with a action packed card. Read our Rocket City Mom parent review right here!
VBAS Planetarium Show
Saturday at 7:30 PM
Von Braun Astronomical Society | More Info
VBAS members and guest speakers present a variety of astronomy related programs in our planetarium every Saturday at 7:30 pm for the public and by special arrangements for groups at other times. We recommended that you plan to arrive 30 minutes before our programs in order to have time to park and find a seat. Read our Rocket City Mom parent pro-tips about visiting the planetarium here!
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Have a Super Weekend On the Mountain!
Friday & Saturday
Cost: $5-15; $8-10
Burritt On the Mountain
Head up the Monte Sano and spend all weekend on the mountain! There are lots of things happening at Burritt that you don’t want to miss! Kick off the weekend right on Friday night with City Lights & Stars – the best view at a concert event in town! Then come back with the whole family again on Saturday from 10AM-4PM for Family Fun & Games. Play an old fashioned game of croquet on the green, toss horseshoes at the blacksmith shop, compete at lawn darts or race your friends in the sack race.
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