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February Family Fun in Huntsville

You would think February in Huntsville would be a nice, quiet month… but you’d be WRONG! There’s so much going on in this shortest month of the year we decided to list all the big events here in one place for you. Of course, there are even more events in our full Event Calendar, but you can use this list to plan your family fun with these February events in Huntsville!

Check out these February events in Huntsville and North Alabama. Want us to add one to our calendar? Submit them HERE.

February Events in Huntsville for Families

HAPPENING ALL MONTH

Beaks & Barks

When: Through February 29
Where: Huntsville Botanical Garden
Cost: Garden membership or admission for humans | $1 per dog or $10 PawPass for the season for your four-legged friends
More Info: View Website
Bring your favorite four-legged friend to the Garden each day to stretch your legs and theirs and play some fetch in our “No Leash Zone.” Your dog can play there off-leash with his pals while you make friends with other pet parents. Then you both can enjoy the Garden while strolling, on-leash, on the pet paths.

The Amazing Castle Opens

When: Saturday, February 6
Where: Hardin Center for the Cultural Arts, Gadsden
Cost: $8
More Info: View Website | Facebook Page
The newest exhibit opens at the Hardin Center in Gadsden – as visitors explore the eight themed areas, they are introduced to seven storybook characters who are part of the castle community. From the carpenter to the seamstress, each character has a special role. As they move through the castle, village visitors playfully explore the interconnectedness of community members in a setting inspired by fantasy and history. Ages 2-12.

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Harry Potter Book Night

When: Thursday, February 4 at 6:00 PM
Where: Athens-Limestone Public Library
Cost: $3
More Info: View Website
All ages are invited to join us for a night of magic and fun at Athens-Limestone Public Library! Practice spells, visit the Three Broomsticks for snacks, and participate in games and trivia. Come dressed in your finest wizard OR muggle attire!

Royal Fun Night

When: Friday, February 5 from 6:30-8:30
Where: Sci-Quest Hands On Science Center
Cost: $10 for members | $12 non-members |Children under 2 are free
More Info: View Website
Hear ye, hear ye! Calling all princesses and knights! Join us for this royal evening with special guests Cinderella, Rapunzel, and Sir Lancelot from the Knights of the Round Table. Kids activities all evening.

Huntsville Mardi Gras Parade

When: Saturday, February 6 at 4:30 PM
Where: Downtown Huntsville
Cost: FREE
More Info: View Website | Facebook Page
Beads, floats, music – what more could you ask for this time of year? The parade will start and stop on Meridian Street, close to The Furniture Factory and The Lumberyard and parade through the streets of downtown Huntsville.

Daddy Daughter Valentine Tea

When: Saturday, February 6 at Noon
Where: Fort Decatur Recreation Center
Cost: $20 for pair, $5 for each additional child
More Info: View Website
A Valentine tea party giving fathers time to spend with their littlest sweethearts! Call 256-341-4946 for tickets.

Carnegie Carnival’s Children’s Mardi Gras Parade

When: Saturday, February 6 at 2:00 PM
Where: Downtown Decatur
Cost: FREE
More Info: View Website | Facebook Page
Decorate a truck or car, ride a bike, pull your kiddos in a wagon or pull your Shoebox Float! The theme is FUN with a Mardi Gras twist! No rules, just register, decorate and join in on the parade fun! Decatur’s city parade begins at 6:00 PM.

Madison County Sheriff’s Lonestar Rodeo

When: February 6-7
Where: VBC Arena
Cost: $14 – $29
More Info: View Website
The top cowboys and cowgirls will be at one huge event to compete for the title of National Champion. Ten riders in the Lonestar standings will have a chance to win the Lonestar National Rodeo championship buckle and their share of thousands in prize money throughout the eight competitions.


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Snowflake Ball

When: February 6 at 7:00 PM
Where: Grace Lutheran Gym
Cost: $5-10
More Info: Event Details
Open to all high school teens 9th-12th grade, this dance will donate all proceeds to charities the students believe strongly in – the American Cancer Society and Lincoln Academy Library. Teens from across Madison COunty are invited to attend and have a great time!

Not Really a Valentine Party, but Kinda…

When: February 6 from 7-10 PM
Where: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment
Cost: FREE
More Info: View Website
The BRIC is hosting another event free for all teens ages 13-18 or in grades 7-12. The event will include free food, games, fun, DJ TonyT, AND the local band The Beasley Brothers!

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Concert with Jennifer Daniels

When: Sunday February 7 at 3:30
Where: Trinity Methodist Church
Cost: $10, suggested donation
More Info: View Website
This kid-friendly concert by Jennifer Daniels will help raise money for kids in need to play sports so they can build leadership skills and self confidence. Working closely with Eric Litwin (author of the first four Pete the Cat books), Jennifer writes and performs interactive songs and stories. These lively shows are designed to get children and families excited about reading, the arts, and creative self expression.

Chinese New Year Party

When: Monday, February 8 from 4-8 PM
Where: The ARTery
Cost: FREE
More Info: Facebook Event
Come celebrate the Lunar New Year with us – Monkey Style! Bring the kids in the afternoon to make their own paper lantern, while you enjoy Asian style munchies and beverages – including Monkeynaut beer to celebrate the Year of the Monkey!

Valentine Afternoon Tea

When: Wednesday, February 10 at 4:00 PM
Where: Emma’s Tea Room
Cost: $21.50 by pre-paid reservation
More Info: Facebook Page
Have a sweet afternoon tea with your little Valentine! Call 256-489-5850 to RSVP.

Night to Shine Special Needs Prom

When: February 12 from 6-9 PM
Where: First Baptist Huntsville
Cost: FREE, RSVP by Feb. 3
More Info: View Website
The Tim Tebow Foundation presents “Night to Shine, a Prom for Friends with Special Needs”. Each guest will walk the red carpet carpet entrance and be greeted with a friendly welcome from paparazzi. There is no cost to attend, however all participants must register by February 3.

Princess Breakfast for CAJA

When: February 13 from 7-11 AM
Where: Church of the Nativity
Cost: $8-20
More Info: View Website
Bring your little ones to enjoy a great pancake and sausage breakfast with some of their favorite princesses (and Aladdin too) from the stage and screen. A Princess hair boutique, hot chocolate bar, photos, and many more surprises await you at this charitable event. All proceeds go to support CAJA of Madison County.

Opus Tadpole

When: February 13 at 10:15 AM
Where: VBC Concert Hall
Cost: FREE
More Info: View Website
What sound does a French horn make? What is the difference between a viola and a violin? How many strings are on a harp? Children (and their parents and grandparents) have fun discovering the answers to these musical questions and more during twenty-minute Opus Tadpole presentations, entertaining and interactive ways for our youngest listeners to learn about the instruments of the orchestra.

Have a Heart Day

When: February 13 from 10AM-4PM
Where: Sci-Quest hands On Science Center
Cost: $9-10
More Info: View Website | Facebook Page
Did you know that exercise and eating healthy food can actually make you smarter? It’s true! Join us as we get moving to the beat and discover the connections between healthy choices and brain development. Do hands on activities, sample healthy snacks, and learn easy tips that you and your whole family can do at home. LifeSouth will also be on-site doing a blood drive so come on out and show some love for yourself, family and community.

Valentines Father/Daughter Date

When: February 12 from 7-9 PM
Where: Pump It Up
Cost: $15 for pair, $10 for additional daughter
More Info: View Website
Dads can jump and play with their daughters then enjoy some pizza and sodas for the big date night. All participants will receive a sweet treat at the end.

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Nerf Wars

When: February 19 from 6-9 PM
Where: Alexander’s Martial Arts
Cost: $20, $10 for additional siblings
More Info: View Website
Ready… Aim…FIRE THE NERF GUNS! This is one of our most popular Parent’s Night Out Parties: NERF WARS! Parents get to enjoy a few hours out while children ages 4-12 have LOTS of fun setting up their Nerf forts, battling it out with various styles from Team to Free-For-All, eat some pizza, and learn some Karate (and the Life Skills that come with it).

President’s Day Fun Run

When: February 15 at 9:00 AM
Where: Fleet Feet Huntsville
Cost: FREE
More Info: Facebook Page
Dress as your favorite president to run from Fleet Feet Sports in this patriotic celebration of the Executive Branch! This Free event will be kid friendly with a 1 mile, 3 mile & 5 mile option.

Fantasy Playhouse Presents Winnie the Pooh

When: Feb 19-21 and Feb 26-28
Where: VBC Playhouse
Cost: $15
More Info: View Website | Facebook Page
Will Kanga give Piglet a bath? Can Winnie the Pooh save the day? Pooh finds himself involved in all sorts of frantic adventures in the 100 Acre Woods, assisted by such friends as Piglet, Rabbit, Owl, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo and Christopher Robin. This humorous play is based on the book by A.A. Milne.

Once Upon a Winter’s Night

When: February 19 from 6-8 PM
Where: Madison Public Library
Cost: FREE
More Info: View Website
Don’t forget to get your tickets for Madison Public Library’s fairytale themed celebration, Once Upon a Winter’s Night. This special ‘all ages’ after hours event will include puppet shows, games, dancing, crafts, science and more! No admission, but RSVP to 256-461-0046.

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Fantasy Playhouse Presents Winnie the Pooh

When: Feb 19-21 and Feb 26-28
Where: VBC Playhouse
Cost: $15
More Info: View Website | Facebook Page
Will Kanga give Piglet a bath? Can Winnie the Pooh save the day? Pooh finds himself involved in all sorts of frantic adventures in the 100 Acre Woods, assisted by such friends as Piglet, Rabbit, Owl, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo and Christopher Robin. This humorous play is based on the book by A.A. Milne.

Black History Month Celebration

When: February 27
Where: Huntsville Public Library, Monroe Street
Cost: FREE
More Info: View Website | Facebook Page
The Huntsville Madison County Library will conclude Black History Month with a grand finale. From 3-5 p.m., Youth Services will have multiple stations dedicated to the inventions of African-American inventors. Children will have the opportunity to learn about the inventors while participating in activities related to the inventions. Then, from 5-8:30 p.m., be entertained by the talents of praise dancers, choirs, and a recitation of the “I Have a Dream” speech and see a fashion show of African apparels.


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Comic Science Improv

When: February 26 from 7-9 PM
Where: Crosswinds Church
Cost: $5-20
More Info: View Website | Facebook Page
Comic Science Improv is a north-Alabama-based troupe of actors who perform hilarious sketches based on suggestions given by the audience. Our shows are appropriate for all audiences, and consist of a collection of short scenes in which we play improv “games” — anything from speaking only in questions to reinterpreting favorite movies — based on suggestions from the audience.

Clean & Learn – Wildlife identification

When: February 27 from 9AM-Noon
Where: Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge
Cost: FREE
More Info: View Website
Join us for a morning of wildlife observing and litter patrol on the Beaverdam Peninsula. Refuge staff will be on-site to identify waterfowl such as Sandhill Cranes, White Pelicans, Canada Geese and any other wildlife that might be out enjoying the refuge!

Spring Into Summer Activities Fair

When: February 27 from 10AM-2PM
Where: U.S. Space & Rocket Center
Cost: FREE
More Info: View Website
Featuring more than 35 member organizations of The Arts Council, the Spring Into Summer Activities Fair will highlight spring break and summer camps, workshops and classes in the fields of art, music, dance, theater, science, history and more.

Chili Bowl

When: February 27 from 11AM-2PM
Where: Grace Lutheran School
Cost: $5-8 | Children 2 and under are free
More Info: View Website
Grace Lutheran Youth are hosting their second annual Chili Bowl~ This is a family event and all are welcome to come enjoy chili, vote on your favorite chili, play games, and possibly win a door prize.

Storytelling and African Dance, Rhythm, & Music

When: February 27 from 1-3 PM
Where: Madison Public Library
Cost: FREE
More Info: View Website
The afternoon will start with a storytelling event at 1pm. Then at 2pm, we’ll move into an African Dance, Rhythm, and Musical experience. Don’t miss this wonderful, interactive exploration of Black History Month.

HSO’s Annual Free Family Concert

When: Saturday, February 27 at 11:00 AM
Where: VBC Concert Hall
Cost: FREE
More Info: View Website
This will be an especially delightful FREE Family Concert! It’s a wonderful way to introduce young people to the instruments and music of a symphony. The Huntsville Symphony Orchestra will host pre-concert family-friendly activities starting at 9:30 AM, so arrive early for a good seat and be ready to make some music!

Alabama Youth Ballet Celebrates 10 Years

When: February 27 from 6-9 PM
Where: Valley Hill Country Club
Cost: $40-50
More Info: View Website
Join current members, alumni, and supporters of the Alabama Youth Ballet Theatre as they celebrate our 10-year anniversary. It will be a night to recognize AYBT’s achievements in inspiring students and enriching our community through the art of dance. There will be a silent auction, dinner, and of course – dancing!

Skate with the Havoc

When: February 28 from 2-4 PM
Where: Huntsville Iceplex
Cost: $11
More Info: Facebook Page
Come Ice Skate with the Huntsville Havoc! Meet your favorite hockey players and have your picture taken with them or get their autograph. Call 256-883-3774 for more info.

Guess what? There are even MORE awesome events in our full Event Calendar. You can even search them by Indoor, Outdoor, Price, and Age – visit our handy tutorial to see how.


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