Can’t Miss Family-Friendly Events Happening in February

February is the month all about love, and we’re sure you’re going to love making these family memories together. We’ve rounded up 17 events to enjoy together this month and 14 are 100% FREE. 

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Mardi Gras Parade

Time: Sat 10th @ 3:30 PM
Cost: Free
Location: Downtown Huntsville
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Don't miss the parade downtown!


Feathered February

Date/Time: February 1-29
Cost: Free – $12
Location: Huntsville Botanical Garden
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During the month of February, the Garden show their appreciation for our feathered friends with events and educational programs for the whole family!


Gnomes in the Garden

Date/Time: February 1-29
Cost: Free – $17
Location: Huntsville Botanical Garden
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This winter, The Botanical Garden has some whimsical helpers – the gnomes are here! Week by week, these charming little figures will be busy at work, preparing the garden for the vibrant spring ahead. HBG invites you to embark on a delightful gnome-spotting adventure every week.


Giraffes Can’t Dance The Musical

Time: Fri 2nd @ 7:00 PM
Cost: Free
Location: Mark C. Smith Concert Hall, Von Braun Center
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All the animals in the jungle know their own special dance, but Gerald the Giraffe can't seem to move without a clumsy step. But with the help of a wise cricket, he finds his own song and dances to the beat of his own drum! In this stage adaptation of the beloved children's book, filled with African rhythm and lots of dancing, Gerald learns that his differences are what make him special.


Archer Park Community Cleanup Day

Time: Sat 3rd @ 9:00 AM
Cost: Free
Location: Archer Park
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Join Green Team at Archer Park (3315 Archer Drive SW) to participate in a Cleanup Day on Saturday, February 3 from 9am-11am.
Trash bags, litter sticks, and safety vests will be provided for picking up litter.


Guided Hike at Wade Mountain Nature Preserve

Time: Sat 3rd @ 2:00 PM
Cost: Free
Location: Wade Mountain Preserve
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The view from the Wade Mountain’ Devil’s Racetrack Trail is not one to be missed!


Rocket City Weatherfest

Time: Sat 10th @ 10:00 AM
Cost: Free
Location: UAH Campus
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RCWF annual is a free public event held by @uahamsnwa on UAH campus. All ages are encouraged to attend, and experience what it's like in the weather world!


Huntsville Symphony Orchestra Free Family Concert

Time: Sat 10th @ 11:00 AM
Cost: Free
Location: VBC Mark C. Smith Concert Hall
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DonThe FREE Family Concert returns! Join the HSO for The Carnival of Animals on February 10, 2024, with Guest Conductor, Christoph Campestrini. There will be pre-concert activities starting at 9:30 AM followed by the performance starting at 11:00 AM. HSO will also have Music Explorers Club from 10:15 to 10:45 in the Ballet Room.


Drop in & CREATE Saturdays: Unleash Your Inner Artist!

Date/Time: February 10
Cost: Free
Location: Huntsville Museum of Art
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Drop-In & Create Saturdays offer fun, interactive art making activities for families with children ages 3 and up that will be sure to spark one’s creativity!


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Fat Tuesday Celebration

Time: Sat 10th @ 11:00 AM
Cost: Free
Location: Dragon’s Forge Cafe
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Cajun themed food & drink in a Mardi Gras themed atmosphere! The sounds of New Orleans will fill the cafe for this grand affair! Come sporting your best Mardi Gras wear and let the good times roll!


Guided Hike at Blevins Gap Nature Preserve

Time: Sun 11th @ 2:00 PM
Cost: Free
Location: Blevins Gap Nature Preserve
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This is a great opportunity to get out and see what the forest has to show us in the middle of February – Spring isn’t here yet, but it’s on its way!


Guided Hike at Bethel Spring Nature Preserve

Time: Sat 17th @ 2:00 PM
Cost: Free
Location: Bethel Spring Nature Preserve
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This hike will start with an easy walk on Bethel Creek Loop but things get a bit more challenging as the route follows the Carpenter and Falling Sink Trails uphill to the waterfall.


Guided Hike at Harvest Square Nature Preserve

Time: Sun 18th @ 2:00 PM
Cost: Free
Location: Harvest Square Nature Preserve
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UPDATE: RESCHEDULED- FEBRUARY 18 Harvest Square Nature Preserve has a lot of things about it that appeal to the casual hiker: Its trails are relatively easy to walk on, there’s not a lot of mileage, and – best of all – there are no hills! Mapping this hike shows it to have a whopping 20…


Presidents Day Family Swim Event

Time: Mon 19th @ 3:00 PM
Cost: Free
Location: Goldfish Swim School Madison
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Join for FREE Family Swim on Monday, February 19th from 3:00-4:30 pm.


Rapunzel and the Beanstalk

Date/Time: February 22-25
Cost: Free – $22
Location: Von Braun Center Playhouse
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Rapunzel and Jack have always lived on the same cobblestone street but never knew it! Between them sits the run-down cottage of the worst witch in Nysland- Willy Nilly Walliwort. She trips over her broomstick and always leaves her hat behind. Her spells come out wrong and her potions are just plain pitiful. When Willy Nilly tries to make new friends she invites her neighbors over for her delicious magic beans! But if she fumbles the recipe, she might end up with a beanstalk she didn’t bargain for...and are those beautiful locks of vines growing from Rapunzel’s head? Climb on up for this adventure to giant places about friendship, trying your best, second chances, and the power of positivity!


Hike-A-Hound at Green Mountain Nature Preserve

Time: Sat 24th @ 1:00 PM
Cost: Free
Location: Green Mountain Nature Preserve
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This hike is for the dogs! Bring your own pup or meet an adoptable dog from the Greater Huntsville Humane Society. GHHS will join for a hike with some of their currently adoptable dogs.


2024 Leap Year Dinner

Time: Thu 29th @ 6:00 PM
Cost: $35 – $70
Location: Burritt on the Mountain
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Don’t wait another 4 years to celebrate Leap Year! Join in the fun at Burritt’s delightful Leap Year Dinner. The 5 Course Dinner applauds the extra day with specialties catered by Chef on Call.



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