Fall is in the air in Huntsville! Enjoy those pretty leaves, folks – they won’t last much longer! Take a Fall leaf-spotting drive on your way to some of these fun Huntsville events we’ve listed below.
Be sure to check our HUGE Holiday Happenings Guide so you don’t miss something important! Our full Event Calendar also has more activities happening in Huntsville this weekend is you don’t see anything below that suits your fancy.
Finally, check in with our Giveaways for the Holidays that we host every year for our most devoted RCM Readers. You’ll be glad you did!
Click the orange “More Info” links below for details about each event.
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The Vital Role of Parents in the Screen Age
Thursday at 6:30 PM
Randolph School | More Info
Dr. Georgene Troseth will discuss how important the role of parents is in the Screen Age. She will be answering questions such as, “What types of technology promote learning?” and “Do babies learn from digital media?”.
Senior Center Craft Show
Friday from 9AM – 6PM
Madison Co. Senior Center | More Info
Craft items made by seniors including jewelry, pottery, wood items, paintings, needlecrafted items, toys, and a bake sale!
Friday from 4-8 PM
Lindsay Lane Baptist Church, Athens | More Info
A community event to honor local heroes that includes food, games, rides, inflatables, kid’s activities & more.
31st Annual Athens Christmas Open House
Friday – Sunday
Downtown Athens | More Info
Santa arrives in Athens for a weekend celebration that includes ice skating, live music, and shopping around the square.
Lights Up at Bridge Street
Friday from 4:30 – 7:00 PM
Bridge Street Town Centre | More Info
The evening’s merriment features live entertainment, strolling carolers, and the lighting of the 45-foot-tall Christmas tree followed by a spectacular fireworks show.
Kris Kringle Market
Saturday from 9Am – 4PM
Dublin Park, Madison | More Info
The Kris Kringle Market will feature artisans and craftsmen from across North Alabama, an Olde World Santa, lantern-making workshops & activities for kids, and food vendors.
Exotic Pet Expo
Saturday & Sunday
Cost: $1, kids are FREE
Huntsville Jaycees | More Info
Hundreds of reptiles, mammals, birds, and other exotic pets for sale along with all their supplies at this 2nd annual event for animal lovers.
Fallen Leaf Fun
Saturday at 9:30 AM
Cost: FREE, pre-registration required
Hays Nature Preserve | More Info
Families can explore the beauty of Fall at the Preserve, learn about trees, and press leaves to preserve their Fall beauty a bit longer.
Holiday Farmers Market
Sunday from 2-5 PM
Cost: FREE admission
Green Street Market | More Info
Farm fresh meat, cheese and eggs, seasonal vegetables, baked goods, flowers, and handmade gifts from local artisans will be the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving celebration.
Video Game Food Drive
Saturday from 10AM – 6PM
Cost: $5, plus food donation
Rocket City Arcade | More Info
Bring in any 2 canned or non-perishable food items & receive an all-day wristband for the arcade for only $5. Benefitting the Food Bank of North Alabama.
Drop In & Create: Witty Weekly Covers
Saturday from 11Am – 1PM
Huntsville Museum of Art | More Info
Kids can come to the museum and illustrate their own magazine cover a la Norman Rockwell style!
Saturday from 9AM – 4PM
Cost: $1, kids 12 and under FREE
A&M Agribition Center | More Info
77+ unique crafters & vendors, plus interactive art booths for children, live music, food trucks & more! A huge variety of local vendors will help you find unique holiday gifts.
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Galaxy of Lights Walking Nights
Huntsville Botanical Garden | More Info
One of the top holiday attractions in the South opens their Walking Nights this weekend.
Skating in the Park Opens
Friday at 4:00 PM
Big Spring Park | More Info
ICE returns to Huntsville! Lace up your skates at this outdoor ice skating rink — our very own version of “Rocket-fella” Center.
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