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Weekend Roundup July 21-23

Weekend Roundup July 21-23

How did we get here, dear Readers? There’s only two weekends of summer fun left before school starts (three if you’re lucky enough to be in Madison City) and parents are starting the back-to-school scramble. This weekend in Huntsville is full of shopping, music, LEGOs, and more! Plus, if you don’t like something here, you can always check out our full Event Calendar for even more cool stuff to do in the last days of summer. In desperate need of a Date Night? We’ve got some crazy good Giveaways going on too – be sure to throw your name in the hat to win!

And of course there’s always our go-to resources, the 2017 Summer Fun Guide and the ultimate list of 50 Things To Do With Kids This Summer.

Free & Cheap

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Shop Tax Free

Friday through Sunday
Cost: tax free!
Madison County, AL | More Info

Stores will be packed this weekend for the Alabama Tax-Free Holiday, and our advice is to go early and be kind, because you never know who’s having a rough day and needs a bit of back-to-school shopping cheer. Get our tips for back-to-school shopping because you won’t believe how much easier it’s gotten over the years.

Free Live Music

Thursday through Sunday
Cost: FREE
Various locations

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.

Athens Kiddie Carnival

Thursday through Saturday
Cost: 50 cents per ride
Athens Lion’s 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.

End of Summer Celebration with Animal Tales

Friday at 2:00 PM
Cost: FREE
Huntsville Public Library | More Info

Kids who are animal lovers will definitely want to come out for this! Join our friends at the Library to celebrate the end of summer with furry visitors from Animal Tales! Help welcome six animals at the library with a naturist who can tell you all about them.

Madison City Farmer’s Market

Saturday from 8AM – Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Trinity Baptist Church | More Info

The peaches are starting to roll in, along with fresh Alabama tomatoes, watermelon, corn, summer peas, and squash! The bounty is plentiful and local, and there’s usually a musician performing and samples for the kids.

The Bake

Saturday from 10AM – 4PM
Cost: FREE admission
Parkway Place Mall | More Info

The BAKE (Baby And Kid Expo) is a free community event for the entire family with interactive and informative exhibitors that highlight local baby and kid related businesses and non-profits. The BAKE focuses on families with children ages 0-10 years.

LEGO Block Party

Saturday from 2-4 PM
Cost: FREE
Learning Express | More Info

Kids can show off their lego design and building skills to win some cool LEGO Prizes. Don’t forget to bring your mini-figures to trade with other Lego Mini Figure collectors! Get the full schedule of activities here.

Giant Summer Reading Party

Saturday from 4-7
Cost: FREE
Big Spring Park | More Info

Summer is coming to a close, but the fun isn’t over yet! Your favorite librarians are ready to play in the park, give away great prizes and, celebrate Summer Reading with you. A variety of free, family-friendly activities awaits: face-painting, a giant inflatable, bubbles, games, and much more!

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Back to School Consignment Sale

Now through Sunday
Cost: FREE admission
Rocket City Consignment | More Info

Get ready for an awesome pop-up back-to-school sale! Entire store TAX FREE for this 5 day sale. Shop Back to School and save big! Clothing, supplies, home decor, furniture, office, books, home-schooling, sporting gear and more.

Worth the Money

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LMP Presents “Hairspray”

Friday through Sunday
Cost: $20
Lee High Theater | More Info

You can’t stop the beat… The 1950s are out, and change is in the air! Hairspray, winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, is a family-friendly musical, piled bouffant-high with laughter, romance and deliriously tuneful songs.

Design a T-Shirt with Your Kiddo

Saturday at 10:00 AM
Cost: $15, RSVP in advance
The ARTnasium | More Info

Are you expecting a new baby and want to do something fun with your future big brother or big sister to help them get excited? Come let them make this adorable shirt with you! Registration for this class ends July 21st at noon. Class costs $15. You may register by calling 256-858-1870.

Discovering Dinosaurs Day Hike

Saturday at 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM
Cost: $10-12
Huntsville Botanical Garden | More Info

It’s the last day to go on a dino hike before they become extinct! This guided daytime walk led by education department staff through the Dinosaurs Uproar Alive exhibit and the Dinosaur loop in the Children’s Garden complete with a hands-on activity and something to take home!

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