Happy Memorial Day Weekend, Huntsville! We are so ready to dive right into the holiday weekend that kicks off SUMMER in Alabama! In between all of those dance recitals, graduations, and grill sessions there is quite a lot to do if you want to get out and about with the family this weekend! (Just keep an eye on the weather!) As always, we’ve listed a few of our favorites below.
If you haven’t already, go ahead and bookmark our Summer Fun Guide before you browse our weekend list. It’s everything a parent needs to survive the summer – water fun, free movies, festivals, camps & classes, live music, and more! Worried about rain? Keep our list of Indoor Play options handy.
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Free & Cheap
Alabama Jubilee Hot Air Balloon Festival
Friday – Sunday
Point Mallard Park | More Info
Hot Air balloons from all over the country will take over Point Mallard Park over Memorial Day weekend. Includes: tethered balloon rides, a nighttime balloon glow, concerts, carnival rides, delicious food, games galore and a commanding display of fireworks. Keep the celebration going at the Daikin Festival!
Flipping Crazee Consignment Sale
Friday – Sunday
Cost: FREE, 50% off
4321 University Drive | More Info
Children’s clothing, furniture, home goods, toys, games and more can be found at this new consignment sale.
Concerts On the Dock
Friday at 6:00 PM
Cost: FREE, $5 to park
Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment | More Info
his free, family friendly series is all about creating a laid back atmosphere for friends of Lowe Mill to enjoy original content and interesting new musical acts.
Smith Lake Memorial Day Festival
Saturday from 8AM – 6PM
Smith Lake Park | More Info
There will be arts and crafts vendors, food vendors, live music, and contests happening all day! You can also play putt-putt, visit the swimming pool, and rent kayaks, canoes, and paddle boards!
Madison City Farmer’s Market
Saturday from 8AM – Noon
Cost: FREE admission, bring $$ for goodies
Hughes Road, Madison | More Info
Stock up for that holiday BBQ with this fresh & local produce! Eggs, jams, locally sources meat and more can all be found at this big weekly Farmer’s Market. Get our full list of markets here.
Yoga By the River
Saturday from 9-10 AM
Hays Nature Preserve | More Info
It’s your last chance to enjoy a relaxing, yet energizing morning of Yoga next to the gently flowing waters of the Flint River!
Art 4 Paws Festival
Saturday from 9AM – 3PM
Dublin Park | More Info
Come for the dog show, arts crafts, and vendor shopping. Dog disc days are fun for the whole family to watch!
Worth the Money
Rocket City Fair
Now through May 28
Cost: FREE – $8
Joe Davis Stadium | More Info
Over 25 rides, two thrilling shows, a petting zoo, and… FUNNEL CAKES!
School’s Out Open Play Session
Friday from 10-Noon | 1-6 PM
Cost: $10 per child
Pump It Up | More Info
School’s out for Summer and you can celebrate in a BIG way with bubbles and glow jumps!
Celebrate Sally Ride’s Birthday!
Saturday from 9AM – 5PM
Cost: FREE with general admission
U.S. Space & Rocket Center | More Info
Celebrate America’s first woman in space and her pioneering efforts for educating. Children’s activities are included!
CAF AirPower History Tour
Saturday from 9AM – 5PM
Cost: FREE – $10
Huntsville Executive Airport | More Info
Experience the sights, smells and sounds of historic World War II aircraft. Visitors will be allowed to get up close and touch the airplanes, tour the cockpit, talk to the crews, teach the kids and watch the planes FLY.
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