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Huntsville Weekend Roundup August 20 – 22

Huntsville Weekend Roundup August 20 – 22

Enjoy a perfect Huntsville Weekend in the Rocket City.

It’s another exciting Huntsville weekend in the Rocket City and there’s plenty of fun to enjoy with the entire family. Build your perfect masterpiece at EarlyWork’s Lego Extravaganza, sample some of the Rocket City’s finest cuisine during Huntsville Restaurant Week, or enjoy a last taste of summer at a Watermelon Festival. If you don’t find something below, you can always check out our full Event Calendar for even more cool stuff.

Experience a Taste of the Rocket City

It’s Huntsville Restaurant Week and there’s plenty of goodness to enjoy – even with picky eaters! Check out our article on how to enjoy restaurant week with kids here.

Huntsville Weekend Fun For Families

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Every week we curate 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.

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Free & Cheap Activities

  • Just $5 – Enjoy special pricing every Thursday at Earlyworks & the Huntsville Art Museum.
  • FREE – Visit downtown and grab something tasty from Food Trucks Vs. Food Trailers in Big Spring Park. Details
  • FREE – Stroll downtown Athens during Fridays After Five and enjoy vendors, art, food trucks, and more. Details
  • FREE – Go to the Watermelon Festival to enjoy music, food, and more – just don’t swallow the seeds! Details
  • FREE – Enjoy music, kids activities, and more on the banks of Wheeler Lake during Rockin’ the River. Details
  • FREE – Take the family bowling (kids are free) and enjoy food specials and free arcade passes. Details
  • FREE – Have some fun at the 5 Points Blok Festival at Goldsmith-Schiffman Field. Details
  • FREE – Shop for fall and winter looks at the Sweet Repeats Consignment Sale in Madison. Details
  • FREE – Shop ’til you drop for fall and winter looks at the Kids’ Swap Consignment Sale. Details
  • FREE – Hang out with fellow “weirdos” at the Weird Kids Meet Up. Details
  • FREE – Celebrate your favorite books and genres during If Your Were In at the Downtown Library. Details
  • FREE – Hang out with Tom & Jerry during Hope Church’s Community Movie Night. Details
  • FREE – Head downtown for the Big Spring Park Scavenger Hunt for kids! Details
  • FREE – Grab something yummy from a farmer at the Madison City Farmers Market. Details
  • FREE – Get artsy and go on a “hidden” mural hunt around the Rocket City. Details

Worth the Money this Huntsville Weekend

  • Build your perfect weekend during EarlyWork’s Lego Extravaganza weekend. Details
  • Drop off the tween and teens for some flipping fun during Friday Night Flip Out at Matrix Gym. Details
  • Learn about insects order and anatomy during the Insect Pinning Workshop at Cook Museum. Details
  • Celebrate the 101st anniversary of women voting during Votes for Women at Burritt. Details
  • Join the First Robotics League in the Tinker Lab at EarlyWorks this weekend. Details
  • Visit the Huntsville Botanical Garden for their breathtaking new exhibit, Night Blooms. Details
  • Head to Burritt On the Mountain for a fun weekend GeoQuest adventure. Details
  • Check out the Space & Rocket Center’s Drone exhibit & hands-on activities. Details
  • Build a plane and let learning soar at Summer STEAM in the Park . Details
  • Visit a local water park for some cool summer fun! 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 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 🙂


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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