Happy weekend, Huntsville! Once again – like we’ve done over 350 times before – we’ve listed our favorite free/cheap things families can do together in one place below. Our mission here at RCM is to make parenting easier. Have we done that for you? We hope so because we’d rather you have more time to do the things you love best – like an extra bedtime story or a board game with your kids.
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Free & Cheap
Free & Awesome Live Music
- Biergarten – Thursday from 4:30 – 7:30 PM
- Spur Music Series – Thursday from 5-8 PM
- Concerts in the Park – Monday from 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Athens Kiddie Carnival Opens!
Thursday – Saturday from 6:30-930 PM
Cost: Rides are $.50 each
Athens Lions Club | 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!
Fun & Games on Friday
Friday from 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Max Luther Drive Community Center | More Info
Free kids activities for ages 8-14 – run some errands while your kids make new friends. Registration required.
Outdoor Movie Night
Friday at 8:00 PM
Madison Public Library | More Info
Bring your chairs & blankets to watch Kung Fu Panda at the library’s back patio. Popcorn is on the house, and picnics welcome.
Nab Some Fresh Produce
Saturday from 8AM – Noon
Cost: FREE admission, bring $ to shop
Madison Farmer’s Market | More Info
It’s blueberry & peach season in Alabama and you can get the freshest of both at the Madison Farmer’s Market! Grab all the things you need for your July 4th celebration.
Treasures Birth Hour
Saturday at 9:00 AM
Acorn Treasures | More Info
Connects with birth professionals in a casual yet informative setting. Regina Woodley will present, “You are a Mammal: What We Can Learn About Birth and Breastfeeding From the Animal Kingdom”.
Saturday at 7:30 PM
Cost: FREE – $5
VBAS Planetarium | More Info
Your family can do some star-gazing with the pros on top of the mountain. Tonight’s topic is the Science of “The Martian” movie. Read our review before you go!
Worth the Dinero
Celebrate the US at Ditto!
Sunday from 3PM – 10:30 PM
Cost: $15, kids 10 and under FREE
Ditto Landing | More Info
Live music by awesome local bands, food trucks, games, craft beer, and an evening fireworks show over the water are all included in this day-long celebration.
Myth & Magic Breakfast
Saturday at 8:30 AM
Huntsville Botanical Garden | More Info
Unicorn Toast, Rainbow Fruit Skewers, Sausage and tasty pastries will be served at this epic breakfast! There will also be Gardens of Myth themed crafts and face painting for the kids. Read our review of this awesome exhibit at HBG!
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