Fall is a splendid time to enjoy a play, catch a concert, or watch a special show with your family! Below you’ll find our list of family-friendly performances taking place despite COVID. Many will look different (virtual, outdoor w/ masks, drive-in and socially distanced) but that can’t stop us from having fun!
To get the full 411 about all that is happening in and around the Tennessee Valley this fall including information on Fall Break Camps, Pumpkin Patches, Trick/Trunk or Treating options, Halloween Parties, and more why not mosey on over to the full 2020 Fall Activity Guide. Then be sure to share the scoop with your friends so you’ll see familiar faces when you are out and about this fall season.
Concerts in the Car
The show must go on…at a distance. This drive-in concert series offers a chance for audience members to support live music at their own comfort level by tuning in on your FM dial or finding a spot to watch while not bursting any personal bubbles. Watch the show from the comfort of your own car, or set up in our socially-distanced circles on the lawn for a front-row viewing! Cars will be parked six feet from each other, and all circles on the lawn follow social-distancing protocol to keep everyone safe.
Music on the Mountain Super Saturday
Come enjoy a day of music on the mountain! Enjoy some old time favorites as you wander through our Historic Park and listen to several groups of musicians share their love of making music the old-fashioned way. You can also visit The Burritt Mansion, and enjoy the Whimsical Woods Flip Flopped activities. Visit for an hour or two or bring a picnic lunch and spend the day on the mountain.
Drive-In Cabaret Series
What better way to spend a summer night than listening to some fantastic music? You won’t want to miss seeing IMPHuntsville’s talented singers present some of their personal favorite tunes. It will surely be a grand night for singing. Audio will be broadcast via FM radio. Social distancing (staying in your car) for this event is encouraged, although “sitting on the hood” or in chairs would be allowed with proper distance.
City Lights & Stars Concert Series: The Flashbacks Show Band
The 27th City Lights and Stars Concert Series Season is a GO, but will look a bit different than in years past. Ticket sales are limited and MUST be purchased in advance! Performing a wide spectrum of music from early Motown to Rock-n-Roll and Pop to R&B and Soul, The Flashbacks Show Band has been likened to such performers as the “Temptations” and “Kool and the Gang”. O’ Taste & See & Regal Cupcakery will be onsite with food for purchase.
Microwave Dave & the Nukes at Campus No. 805
Say farewell to Summer with a fun evening on the Green at Campus No. 805! Join us, Purple 19 and Spice Radio for Huntsville’s own Microwave Dave & the Nukes. Spice Radio will get things started at 6 pm, spinning local music. Microwave Dave & the Nukes will start jamming at 7 pm. Bring your chair, snag some food and a purple cup from around Campus and spread out on the green!
South Huntsville BBQ & Bluegrass Festival
Turnip & Joletta’s Family Game Night
Your crazy friends, Turnip & Joletta, will bring you a variety of different fun games that will be great for all ages! Come and be entertained and have a chance to win prizes!
Melodies on the Mountain: Learning Through Music
Burritt has invited the Microwave Dave Music Education Foundation to share “The Story of Southern Music,” a history lesson about instruments, lyrics, and music in our own backyard. Microwave Dave and the Nukes will use their talents and expertise to take you on a musical journey through time. Please come ready to clap your hands, and tap your toes as you learn from professional musicians to experience the joy of music while outside on the mountain enjoying Burritt’s amazing view of the valley. After the performance Burritt teachers will help students create their own popsicle-stick harmonica to take home. Designed for students ages 5-12 years old.
Fantasy Playhouse presents Amelia and Harriet’s Magical Adventure
Open your imagination and follow along on Amelia and Harriet’s Magical Adventure! As the girls set out for an evening of trick or treating, it starts to rain and they find themselves inside an antique shop. Little do they know the night would be full of surprises and fun encounters with characters that everyone knows and loves. Kids of all ages are sure to enjoy this original piece of work created as a puppet show set on Halloween.
Pedals Pipes and BYO Pizza
The Greater Huntsville Chapter of the American Guild of Organists presents Pedals, Pipes and BYO Pizza, a virtual workshop to learn about the pipe organ. In this online-only event, you will hear the pipe organ, tour the pipe chambers and have a Q & A session on Zoom. Pedals, Pipes and BYO Pizza will be broadcast on the Greater Huntsville AGO Youtube channel. Go to https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUMPiyiXQrdQIDKj87p7KcQ for an hour of fun with the King of Instruments!
Bernard Blues and Barbecue
By popular demand, St. Bernard is hosting a fall event to further promote the work of education and the grades 7-12 residential and day college preparatory school. Enjoy live music and the best pulled pork in the Southeast as well as ribs, hamburgers, brats, and chicken wings! The event also features some of the best artisans in the Southeast to include: pottery, wreaths, door hangers, flowers, wood turned bowls, clothing, birdhouses, honey, jewelry, soap, brooms, metal art, glass art, freshly ground cornmeal and grits, and much, much more.
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