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Huntsville Weekend Roundup October 18-20

Huntsville Weekend Roundup October 18-20

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Buckle up your seat belts, folks. From here on out every weekend in Huntsville is going to be action packed! We love Halloween fun, and there’s plenty of the free & cheap variety here for your family.

Keep our Fall Activity Guide close (you’re going to need it!) and our list of where to go to Trick-or-Treat! For even more spooky fun check out these Halloween parties around town for the kids!


As you go on your weekend adventures, remember to use the hashtag #RCMEpicWeekend on Facebook and Instagram. You just might win a cool RCM prize! We love to see families spending time together and making memories – why not win something while you’re at it?

Click here for the complete 2019 Fall Guide! 

Free & Cheap

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Click “More Info” for each event below to get additional details.

Great Diaper Drive BLITZ DAY

Thursday from 5AM – 7PM
Cost: Diapers & wipes
Walmart on Madison Boulevard | More Info

THIS IS IT! The final push to our goal of collecting 250,000 diapers and wipes for babies in need in North Alabama. Come meet our friends from WHNT, WDRM, and the Food Bank of North Alabama and bring us diapers and wipes you’ve collected throughout the month, or just pop into the store and buy a pack to contribute!

Pop Up Parks Return!

Thursday from 7AM – 10 PM
Cost: FREE
Courthouse Square, Huntsville | More Info

“Move out the cars, bring in the people.” Come out and play on 13 adorable mini-parks and explore downtown! This 10-day event is free to attend and open to the public.

Constitution Hall Concert

Friday at 5:30 PM
Cost: FREE
Constitution Hall Park | More Info

Enjoy music while relaxing in the newly restored Constitution Hall Park every Thursday in October.

Concerts On the Dock

Friday at 6:00 PM
Cost: FREE, $5 to park
Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment | More Info

It’s the last Fall CoDtonight and Sylvia Rose Novak performs tonight! Grab your friends and your picnics and head to our favorite concert venue.

10th Annual Plant Sale

Friday from 9AM – 5 PM
Cost: FREE, $5 to park
Huntsville Botanical Garden | More Info

Local plants, trees, and shrubs plus some fun kid’s activities are in store for you at this annual awesome plant sale.

Go on a Ghost Walk

Friday & Saturday
Cost: $5-15
Huntsville and Decatur Walks | More Info

Guided ghost walks and trolley tours are a great way for your family to get into the Halloween spirit in October!
Huntsville Ghost Walk – Friday & Saturday at 6PM, Saturday at 8:30 PM
Decatur Ghost Walk – Saturday at 6PM

Hot Wheelers Fall Diecast Show

Saturday from 9AM – 2PM
Cost: FREE
Madison UMC | More Info

Downhill Hot Wheels Racing with prizes for the kids on our large 50-foot track, fun, food and prizes as well as lots of dealers to get your diecast fix!

Get LIT!

Friday & Saturday at 7:00 PM
Cost: FREE
Westside Square, Huntsville | More Info

LIT (Light + Innovation + Technology) is a family-friendly music and light show. It includes a DJ/dance party around the courthouse square, with an amazing light show! There will be other light-inspired activities and games, as well as food trucks and Pop Up Parks to explore!

Athens Grease Festival

Saturday from 8 AM – 5 PM
Cost: FREE – $5
Downtown Athens | More Info

The streets of downtown Athens will soon be packed with togas, fried food, kid’s activities, football and music as the annual Athens Grease Festival returns to the square.

Drop In & Create

Saturday from 11 AM – 1 PM
Cost: FREE
Huntsville Museum of Art| More Info

This fun, interactive art-making activity for families with children ages 3 and up will be sure to spark one’s creativity! Be inspired by cave art and create an animal with conté crayon and other media on crinkled art paper.

Astronomy Day

Saturday from 1:00 – 7:30 PM
Cost: $3-5
VBAS Planetarium | More Info

Amazing planetarium and observatory shows and great science activities by local experts throughout the day.

Get Away With Murder

Saturday from 2-4 PM
Cost: FREE
Madison Public Library | More Info

Who done it? RSVP for a spot to be a character in a murder mystery party for teens. Superheros unite for solve the mystery in “A Heroic Death.”

Weekend Fall Fests

Friday & Saturday at various times
Cost: FREE

It’s fall festival season and you have soooooo many to choose from this weekend!
YMCA Fall Fest 
Rita’s Fall Fest 
MOPS at the Grove Marketplace
Alabama Gourd Festival
Mentone Color Fest
Shiloh Fall Fest
Mill Creek Carnival

Maple Hill Cemetery Stroll

Sunday from 2:00 – 4:30 PM
Cost: FREE
Maple Hill Cemetery | More Info

Meet real characters from Huntsville’s past throughout the largest cemetery stroll in the state! History will come alive and the day is always full of great stories and costumes. (Come see our own RCM editor, Stephenie, as Mary Virginia McCormick!)

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Live Healthy, Live Proud LGBTQ+ Wellness Fair

Sunday from 1-4 PM
Cost: FREE
Berachah Campus | More Info

Kid’s activities, live music, food trucks, health screenings and information from LGBTQ-affirming businesses and nonprofits are all a part of this family-friendly fair.

Get Your Kitten Fix

Sunday from 2-5 PM
Cost: FREE
Rocket City Craft Beer | More Info

Craft beer + kitty cuddles = a relaxing family-friendly Sunday afternoon.

Fall Consignment Sales

All Weekend
Coat: FREE admission, bring $$ for deals!
Various locations | RCM’s Consignment List

Snag some great Fall consignment deals at these sales this weekend!
R&R Consignment
Athens Kids Mart

Worth the Dinero

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Astronomy for All

Friday at 7:00 PM, doors open at 6:15
Cost: $15
U.S. Space & Rocket Center INTUITIVE Theater  | More Info

This monthly feature includes a presentation on astronomical topics such as exoplanets, spacecraft missions, black holes or other educational topics appropriate for all ages. Science, humor and an activity included!

Bicentennial Birthday Bash

Saturday from 10AM – 4PM
Cost: FREE – $8
Burritt On the Mountain | More Info

Learn about Alabama history and try your hand at some Alabama-themed crafts, There’s something for everyone at this Bicentennial Bash!

Scarecrow Trail Night Hike

Friday at 6:00 PM
Cost: $7-10
Huntsville Botanical Garden | More Info

It’s our favorite season at The Garden and there’s so much for families to do! Grab your flashlight and join us for a family night hike through the Garden’s Scarecrow Trail.


Friday – Sunday
Cost: $15-20
VBC Playhouse | More Info

Your family will love this classic fairytale performed by our friends at Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theatre.

Check us out at 6:15 AM Friday mornings with Dan & Josie on 102.1 WDRM!

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