22 Can’t Miss Family Friendly Events Happening in June

Summer is here and families are searching for ideas for things to do and especially things that are free or cheap. Below are our 22 picks for can’t miss family events happening in June (and 16 are completely FREE). Events included are some of our favorite ways to spend a summer day (or night) in North Alabama but certainly not everything so don’t stop here.

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Summer Concert in the Park Series

Date/Time: Mondays 6PM – 8PM
Cost: Free
Location: Big Spring Park
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Huntsville's Summer Concerts in the Park Series is back for another fun filled season!

Tuesdays on the Trail

Date/Time: Tuesdays in June & July | 9AM
Cost: Free
Location: Various
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Head outdoors on Tuesdays in June and July to discover the Huntsville area’s unique biodiversity protected by Land Trust of North Alabama nature preserves during Tuesdays on the Trail.


Firefly Garden Hike

Date/Time: Tuesday, June 6, 13, 20, & 27 | 6:30 PM & 7:30 PM
Cost: $15 – $80
Location: Huntsville Botanical Garden
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Join the Huntsville Botanical Garden for a special guided hike featuring the amazing fireflies that call the Garden home! These intriguing insects are most active as the sun is setting and it starts to get dark. You'll learn about their life cycle and how you can create a habitat for them in your own backyard.

Sounds of Summer Concert Series

Date/Time: June 8 & 22 | 7PM – 9PM
Cost: Free
Location: Home Place Park
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Bring your chairs and have some fun at the Sounds of Summer Concert Series!

Free Fishing Day

Time: Sat 10th @
Cost: Free
Location: Various
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Alabamians and out-of-state visitors alike will have the opportunity to fish for free in most public waters including both freshwater and saltwater. Free Fishing Day allows residents and non-residents to enjoy the outstanding fishing Alabama has to offer without purchasing a fishing license.

Knit in Public Day and Yarn Swap

Time: Sat 10th @ 12:30 PM
Cost: Free
Location: Tillman Hill Library
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Hang out in the gazebo, stitch, share some of the Library's favorite books on knitting and swap yarn  All skill levels welcomed! In the event of rain, meet in the library.

A Day for Dads

Time: Sat 10th @ 4:00 PM
Cost: Free
Location: Campus 805’s Butler Green
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Huntsville Parks & Rec is going all out for dads with this free festival at Butler Green! Enjoy live music from JUICE, family-friendly games, fun giveaways, cool vendors and more. It's a party that everyone, especially dad, will enjoy.

Worldwide Knit in Public Day at the South HSV Library

Time: Sat 10th @ 10:00 AM
Cost: Free
Location: South Huntsville Libary
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The Huntsville Fiber Guild invites everyone to Knit in Public Day at the library.  Bring your own projects to work on or learn about spinning, knitting and yarn. Knitting is for all ages, so bring your children to teach them a new skill.

248th Army Birthday Celebration

Time: Sat 10th @ 5:00 PM
Cost: Free
Location: Redstone Gateway
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Join Family and MWR at Redstone Gateway to celebration the 248th Army Birthday Celebration!

June Plant Swap

Time: Sat 10th @ 11:00 AM
Cost: Free
Location: Shenanigans Comedy Theatre
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Swing by the June Plant Swap! Indoor and outdoor plants welcome, as well as vegetables, seeds, cuttings, etc.

North Alabama Airfest (Tanner)

Date/Time: June 10 – 11 | 9AM – 4PM
Cost: $10
Location: Pryor Field Regional Airport
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The North Alabama Airfest will celebrate the aviation industry in Alabama and the Tennessee Valley, with more than two hours of flying activities for the whole family to enjoy. Come join for a weekend full of fun!

Father’s Day Special Train Ride

Time: Sat 17th @ 10:00 AM
Cost: $10 – $15
Location: North Alabama Railroad Museum
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Celebrate dad and the hero he is for your family! Join the North Alabama Railroad Museum for the Father's Day Special and treat your father to some quality family time. Ride is approximately an hour and twenty minutes.

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Juneteenth at The Camp

Time: Sat 17th @ 12:00 PM
Cost: Free
Location: The Camp
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Mark your calendars for a Juneteenth celebration at The Camp!

Science of Skylab panel discussion

Time: Sun 18th @ 2:00 PM
Cost: Free
Location: U.S. Space & Rocket Center
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This discussion will focus on the range of experiments and activities carried out on Skylab, the goals and objectives for these experiments, and how NASA engaged students across the country to take part in its scientific mission.

Parent-Kid Bike Workshop

Time: Mon 19th @ 6:00 PM
Cost: Free
Location: Huntsville Urban Bike Share Coop
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Bring along a bike to wrench on or work on a shop bike from HUBS. Learn how to fix a bike while spending time with your loved one! Spots are limited, so make sure you register quickly!

Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse

Date/Time: June 21 & 28 | 9:30 AM
Cost: $1.50
Location: Cinemark Monaco
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This is a 8-week program that provides parents and their children a safe, fun, entertainment experience this summer. Each week they will show re-released classic G- and PG-rated family-friendly film. Movies start at 10AM! Cost is $1.50 per show and reservations can be made online.

Hydrofest Street Party (Guntersville)

Time: Thu 22nd @ 6:00 PM
Cost: Free
Location: Guntersville City Harbor
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Come on out to Guntersville's newest addition, City Harbor, to see the boats and meet the drivers before race weekend gets started! Check out the boats lined up with food, drinks and music!

Helen Keller Festival (Tuscumbia)

Date/Time: June 22 – 25
Cost: $5
Location: Downtown Tuscumbia
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Head to downtown Tuscumbia for the Helen Keller Festival, celebrating the life of Helen Keller! There will be live music, arts and crafts vendors, great food and fun for the whole family!


Time: Sat 24th @ 10:00 AM
Cost: Free – $20
Location: Embassy Suites Downtown
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Don't miss HuntsvilleCon Saturday June 24! Its fun for the whole family!

Madison County Youth Football Camp

Time: Tue 27th @ 6:00 PM
Cost: Free
Location: Madison County High School
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Go long for the 2023 Madison County Youth Football Camp! The MCHS Varsity Staff, along with former and current college players, will be giving personalized instructions on position specific football, lifting and speed techniques.

Dine & Donate: Fantasy Playhouse

Time: Wed 28th @ 4:00 PM
Cost: Free
Location: Farm Burger Huntsville
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Farm Burger has partnered up with Rocket City Mom to host monthly dine and donates for deserving non-profits they support.This month's deserving organization is Fantasy Playhouse. Plan to have a lot of fun! 10% of ALL gross sales will be donated to help this organization.

Independence Weekend Celebration at MidCity

Date/Time: June 30 – July 2
Cost: Free
Location: MidCity Huntsville
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Join MidCity District from Friday, June 30th to Sunday, July 2nd, for TONS of wonderful, family-friendly activities! Live music, MidCity's biggest fireworks show ever, a watermelon carving contest, a farmers market, Mullet and Mustache Contest, amazing food, beverages, and more!


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  • Really appreciate RocketCityMom for compiling this list but don’t most kids start going down around 7/730, I know mine does and it seems like ever event starts around then or would be halfway through by then. Any effort by RocketCityMom to influence these events to start sooner (5?) In the evening would be great. Just a thought.

    • Dear Mike – We wish we had that much influence! We will be glad to pass along those concerns. Occasionally, “they” ask us for input and we always try to give what we hear local parents saying. 🙂 Thanks for reading, and taking the time to leave some feedback. You’re the best!

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