School is winding down in the Rocket City and summer fun is on the way! We’ve rounded up some family events that are the perfect way to celebrate another successful school year and make this Huntsville weekend a memorable one. From giant slip & slides to a summer fair, there’s plenty of ways to get out this weekend. Check out some of our top picks below or view our full event calendar for even more options!
Fun in the Sun
If you’re on the hunt for ways to fill those long summer days, we’ve got just the thing for you. From free movies to attractions and road trips, your family is sure to have a memorable summer this year! Check out the Rocket City Mom’s Summer Fun Guide to start planning your dream summer.
Huntsville Weekend Fun (at a safe distance)
As we do every week we’ve curated what we think are your best bets for finding a little family fun (and joy) this Huntsville weekend below, but be sure to check out our full calendar if you don’t see anything you like here.
Free & Cheap Activities
- FREE – Join the food fight between Food Trucks VS. Food Trailers in downtown Huntsville. Details
- FREE – Support local farmers and shop the freshest produce at Madison City Farmers Market. Details
- FREE – Or check out one of these other local weekend Farmers Markets for produce, meats, and more. Details
- FREE – Get creative with Crafts to Go from the Madison Public Library. Details
- FREE – Pretend you’re a polar bear… Huntsville City Splashpads are now open! Details
- FREE – Stretch out by the Flint during Yoga by the River at Hays Nature Preserve. Details
- FREE – Shop area vendors at the Lowe Mill Outdoor Artist Market. Details
- FREE – Find all 12 clues with your kids on the Big Spring Park Scavenger Hunt for kids! Details
- FREE – Grab a bite to eat and enjoy some rock & roll at Stovehouse. Details
Worth the Money this Huntsville Weekend
- Enjoy classic fair foods, thrilling rides, and fun for the entire family at the Rocket City Fair. (Check our Facebook post for a chance to win tickets!) Details
- Enjoy a night out while the kids have fun with their friends at Friday Night Flip Out. Details
- Genius-fy yourself during the Space & Rocket Center’s Astronomy for All event. Details
- Kick off summer with slip & slides, water gun wars & more at Ditto Landing’s Slide into Summer. Details
- Have a turtley awesome Saturday at Cook Museum for National Turtle Day. Details
- Create your own nebula at the Summer STEAM in the Park series at the Space & Rocket Center! Details
- Let the little ones enjoy STEM activities in the Huntsville Botanical Garden during Seeds to Sprouts. Details
- Explore Burritt on the Mountain and go on a real life treasure hunt on one of their GeoQuest courses. Details
So that’s what we know about. Did we miss something cool happening in the Huntsville area? Leave in the comments or send us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have a free/cheap family-friendly event you want added to our calendar feel free to submit anytime but keep in mind we have other jobs too so give us a few days heads up 🙂
- RCM’s Summer Fun Guide
- Keeping Kids Safe Around Swimming Pools & Water
- Huntsville Botanical Garden Gets a Glow Up This Summer
DISCLAIMER: We do our best at Rocket City Mom to provide accurate, useful information about events and activities. This information (such as times and locations) is gathered from user submissions, press releases, local newspapers, signs around town and word of mouth. While we always try to confirm details before they are posted in the Huntsville Weekend Roundup, sometimes details change or we are given inaccurate information. Whenever possible we link our write-ups to the source in which our information came from and strongly urge you to confirm details before you go, especially when it comes to outdoor events and weather.
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