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Huntsville Weekend Roundup March 13-15

Huntsville Weekend Roundup March 13-15

Who is ready for some Luck ‘O the Irish to rub off? We here at RCM are itchin’ for Spring and it’s *kinda* here so let’s celebrate with another fun-filled family weekend. Lucky for you we listed our free/cheap things to do in Huntsville this weekend below!

NOTE: Be sure the event you want to attend is still happening. Some are being canceled due to Coronavirus prevention measures. Get that list plus some parent tips.

A few important items of note:

– It’s still not too late to register your kids for a Spring Break Camp. #procrastinatorsunite

– Be sure to VOTE in our Family Favorite Awards HERE.

– Keep our Event Calendar and 2020 Spring Activity Guide handy for even more kid’s events.


Thanks to the Heart of the Valley YMCA for their support of our Spring Activity Guide.

Free & Cheap Events

Consignment & Community Sales

All Weekend, various times
Cost: FREE admission, great deals!
Various locations | More Info

Nab some awesome Spring clothes, furniture, toys, & more at these local consignment sales.
Trinity Marketplace
Kid Swap Consignment Sale

Take a Kid-Friendly Hike

All Weekend
Cost: FREE
North AL Trails | More Info

We’ve found five family-friendly hiking trails that your kiddos will love to do this weekend – it’s going to be muddy after Friday’s rain, but that’s fun, right?

Literary Trails

Friday at 10:00 AM – This event has been canceled.
Cost: FREE
Hays Nature Preserve | More Info

Kids will enjoy story time with beloved books followed by a themed nature activity. Today it’s all about hummingbirds!

Family Movie Night: Labyrinth

Friday at 6:00 PM
Cost: FREE
Footlights Theatre | More Info

Through dangers untold and hardships unnumbered, make your way to Athens to watch this favorite flick on a big screen with your little goblins.

Board Game Night

Friday at 6:00 PM – This event has been canceled.
Cost: FREE
Hogan YMCA | More Info

You can bring your favorite board game to share, or play one of their jumbo games and enjoy snacks while having fun together as a family.

Free ACT Study Class

Saturday at 8:00 AM
Cost: FREE
Showers Center |
More Info
Hit the books and get some great study tips at this ACT Prep Class. It’s a great chance to improve self confidence in ACT testing ability.

Open Gym Bounce Time

Saturday from 8:30 – 11:00 AM
Cost: $3-5
The Matrix Gym |
 More Info
What makes this particular Open Gym time for kids so dadgum awesome? We detail it all in our Parent Review. Bonus for keeping the Bigs and Littles separate in two jump sessions! #SafetyFirst
– Ages 6 and under Open Gym – Saturday at 8:30 – 9:30 AM
– Kids 6-11 Open Gym time – Saturday from 9:30 – 11:00 AM
– Ages 12-18 Open Gym Time – Saturday at 11:00 AM


Saturday from 9AM – 1PM – This event has been canceled.
Cost: FREE
Hays Nature Preserve | More Info

It’s a World Water Day Celebration, exploring why and how we can be good stewards of our most valuable non-renewable natural resource. Lots of fun kid’s activities, interactive demonstrations, and rain barrel workshops!

Robot Demo

Saturday from 10 AM – 4 PM
Cost: FREE
Madison Library | More Info

Robot-loving kids can see the Browncoats FIRST Tech Challenge Team in action with their robots, and teen can learn how they can get involved.

Firefighters “Tell Me a Story”

Saturday at 10:00 AM
Cost: FREE
VFW Post 2702 |
More Info
The Huntsville Fire and Rescue Squad will read stories about courage and let kids experience the fire engine up close! Parents can also learn how reading books with kids can help tackle difficult subjects.

Culture & Language Storytime

Saturday at 10:30 AM – This event has been canceled.
Cost: FREE
Downtown Huntsville Library |
More Info
A special guest from the Slovak culture will guide you through a series of activities, including classic fairytales, language exercises, and crafts.

Cupcakes & Cinderella

Saturday at 10:15 AM
Cost: FREE
AYB Theater |
More Info
Join Cinderella and her friends for a morning of crafts, ballet, and of course – cupcakes!

Huntsville St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Saturday at 11:00 AM – This event has been canceled.
Cost: FREE
Downtown Huntsville |
More Info
Grab something green to wear and head downtown for this family-friendly parade! Rain or shine. Get there a bit early to park and find a good spot.

Prom Dress Drive

Saturday from 1-4 PM
Cost: FREE
Hogan YMCA |
More Info
Donate your new or gently used prom dresses, shoes, and accessories to help hundreds of girls enjoy prom in a beautiful dress free of charge. Dresses will be distributed by the North AL Foster Closet.

Mad About Matilda

Saturday at 2:00 PM
Cost: FREE
Madison Library |
More Info
Join the performers from the James Clemens High School production of Matilda as they celebrate all things Matilda and give the public a sneak peek.

See Also

African Children’s Choir

Saturday at 6:00 PM
Cost: FREE, donations accepted
Madison Library |
More Info
The world-renowned African Children’s Choir performs for the public. All donations will go toward African mission projects.

Free Day at HMA for YAM

Sunday from 10AM – 5PM – This event has been canceled.
Cost: FREE
Huntsville Museum of Art |
More Info
Celebrate local young artists with a reception and awards presentation for Youth Art Month – plus, free admission to the museum!

The Market at MidCity

Sunday from 2-6 PM
Cost: FREE
The Camp |
More Info

Check out the second season of Huntsville’s newest market for farmers, artisans, makers,growers, musicians and more!

Worth the Dinero in Huntsville

Saturday Scientist

Saturday at 11:30 AM – This event has been canceled.
Cost: FREE for members or general admission
Davidson Center at the USSRC  |
More Info
Kids ages 6-9 can learn about Kite Flight Physics, and then go fly a kite using science. Read our review before you go – seats fill up quickly so arrive early!

Go See a Show!

Cost: $10-18

Still Happening! It’s Spring theatre season in Huntsville, and that means you can take your whole family to see amazing shows by our talented local theatre students!
Tuck Everlasting by Grissom Fine Arts
Phantom of the Opera by Huntsville High Theatre

Planetarium Show: All The Stellar Ladies

Sunday at 3:00 PM – This event has been canceled.
Cost: $7-10
INTUITIVE Planetarium at the USSRC  |
More Info
As a nod to women’s history month, the USSRC is hosting a show to appreciate the many women who have contributed (and continue to contribute) to the field of astronomy. Grab your favorite gal pal and get there!



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