Hot diggity! It’s another packed weekend in Huntsville and North Alabama, and we’ve rounded up our favorite fun and/or free things to do with your family below.
There’s SO much happening this Fall, we thought we’d issue a little contest…
Epic Weekend Roundup Challenge!
Tag us in your public photos on Instagram using #RCMEpicWeekend whenever you go to anything we list in the Weekend Roundup now through October 31st. Using that hashtag automatically enters you to win a fun prize! We love to see families spending time together and making memories – why not win something while you’re at it? We’ll draw a different winner every Monday through Halloween!
Free & Cheap
Fall NEACA Craft Show
Friday – Sunday
VBC South Hall | More Info
This annual giant craft show has kicked off Fall in Huntsville as long as I can remember – I went as a kid with my grandmother. Over 100 crafters and artisans will have jewelry, pottery, toys, gift items, and more!
Concerts On the Dock
Friday at 6:00 PM
Cost: FREE, $5 to park
Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment | More Info
The Note Kickers perform tonight – grab your friends and your picnic suppers and head to our favorite concert venue in town.
Miss Patty Cake Concert
Friday at 6:00 PM
Willowbrook Baptist Church | More Info
Miss Patty Cake has been delighting children with her shows for over 20 years – She will be sharing her much-loved praise songs and fun-loving characters with you and your children.
Food Truck Battle: Cupcake Wars
Friday at 7:00 PM
Cost: FREE admission, bring $$ for food
Downtown Huntsville | More Info
Watch Hutsville’s most epic foodie battle yet – bring your family & your appetite to Rocket City Cupcake Wars on the Square! #SprinklesForDays
Madison Farmer’s Market
Saturday from 8AM – Noon
Cost: FREE admission
1088 Hughes Rd, Madison | More Info
Peaches, tomatoes, eggs, milk, meat, flowers, artesian crafts, live music, and LOTS more fresh produce can be found at our favorite local farmer’s market. Can’t make it today? Find a market near you.
Free Day at the USSRC
Saturday from 9 AM – 5 PM
Cost: FREE, ticket required
U.S. Space & Rocket Center | More Info
Celebrate Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day by the Rocket! Just print out your ticket before you go, and be sure to check out their brand new exhibit, “Alien Worlds & Androids“!
iFest of North Alabama
Saturday from 9AM – 5PM
UAH Fitness Center | More Info
Seriously, if you’ve never taken the kids to this 9th annual International Festival, what are you waiting for? It’s a delight – get more details here before you go.
Kid’s Fitness Fest
Saturday from 9-11 AM
Randolph School | More Info
This community-wide kid’s fest includes a fun obstacle course, fun run, disc golf, TOUCH A TRUCK, and more!
Music Explorers Club
Saturday at 10:15 AM
Monrovia Public Library | More Info
Your kiddo can make some music and learn about the instruments of the orchestra – be sure to get your musical passport stamped!
Happy Birthday, Alexander’s!
Saturday from Noon – 3PM
Monte Sano State Park | More Info
As they celebrate 25 years in the community, Alexander’s Martial Arts is inviting all of their current and former students to come celebrate with a picnic and share your stories.
Jazz in the Park
Sunday from 6-9PM
Big Spring Park, Huntsville | More Info
This annual concert series is every Sunday in September. Grab a lawn chair and enjoy a lovely evening with your family.
Worth the Dinero
The Fairytale Ball
Saturday at 5:00 PM
Historic Huntsville Depot Roundhouse | More Info
Calling all superheroes & princesses! Your family is in for an evening of magic and whimsy at this new costumed event! Grab your costumes and enjoy a fairytale feast, dance with your favorite characters, try your luck at opening the Pirate’s Treasure Chest, and even meet a villan or two. Your kids will never forget it! Learn more about the Fairytale Ball here!
Opening Weekend on the Farm!
Cost: FREE – $14
Lyon Family Farms | More Info
Bring your whole family and be the first to enjoy the many attractions at the farm this year! This weekend they are honoring our Hometown Heroes – all military, police and first responders will get in free. Find your way out of the giant 7 acre corn maze, play on the monster slides, tire spinners, 4 corn boxes, pumpkin bounce, inflatable slides, duck racers, apple cannons, and zip-lines. Top off the day with a ride to the pumpkin patch!
Tour de Ville
Saturday from 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Campus 805, Butler Green | More Info
Take a leisurely bike ride around Historic Downtown Huntsville! Riders will enjoy several noteworthy “rest stops” along the route where refreshments, entertainment, and interesting local information will be presented. While the ride is occurring, a Children’s Bike Rally (for all ages) involving obstacle courses, bike riding instruction, and bike safety instruction will be held at Butler Green. Proceeds benefit Boys & Girls Club of North Alabama.
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