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20 Can’t Miss Family-Friendly Events Happening in August

20 Can’t Miss Family-Friendly Events Happening in August

School may be back in session, but that doesn’t mean the family fun has to stop! We’ve rounded up 20 events to enjoy together this month and 12 are 100% FREE! Whether you’re looking to celebrate a successful start of the school year, or just needing a little reward for getting through it, you’ve got options.

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Jeremiah’s Italian Ice Soft Opening

Time: August 2 @ 11:00 AM
Cost: Free
Location: Jeremiah’s Italian Ice
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The wait is almost over! Jeremiah's Italian Ice is opening their doors on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 at 11 am-just in time for a back to school treat 😋. 


Toddler Wednesdays at Color Me Mine

Date/Time: Wednesdays, August 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31 11am
Cost: $3
Location: Color Me Mine Huntsville
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Children under 5 enjoy 1/2 price studio fees (normally $6) every Wednesday at Color Me Mine located in Mid-City.


Cocktails at The View at Burritt on the Mountain

Date/Time: Wednesdays, August 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31 11am
Cost: Free
Location: Burritt on the Mountain
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Perfect for date night or for a low-key family dinner when no one wants to cook! Cocktails at The View is always FREE to attend. Gorgeous sunsets and the best view of Huntsville returns this Spring and Summer every Wednesday evening rain or shine April through October.



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Golden Hour at the Garden

Date/Time: Wednesdays, August 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31 11am
Cost: $12 – $17
Location: Huntsville Botanical Garden
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Illuminated by the warm glow of the setting sun, the Golden Hour invites you to unwind and enjoy the Huntsville Botanical Garden’s natural beauty in a new light. On Wednesdays in May through August, HBG welcomes you to explore their 112 acres with food, drinks, and live music, enjoying an elevated evening experience whether you are strolling along the nature trails or lounging in the grass. Bring a blanket or lawn chair, spread out with friends, and make new memories together, rain or shine!


Wine Glass Pottery Class at Holtz Leather Co.

Date/Time: Thursdays, August 4, 11, 18, & 25, 6pm
Cost: $120
Location: Holtz Leather
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Perfect for a GNO, date night, or just a chance to get out of the house alone and be around other adults!


World’s Longest Yard Sale

Date/Time: Thursday – Sunday, August 4 – 7, 8am – 8pm
Cost: Free
Location:
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Each year, bargain hunters, yard sale connoisseurs, treasure seekers and those who just like to haggle make their way through northeastern Alabama for the biggest yard sale shopping spree in the world. The World’s Longest Yard Sale, a once-a-year, 690-mile shopping trip also known as the 127 Yard Sale, will take place August 4-7.


Parent’s Night Out at Matrix Gym

Time: August 5 @ 6:30 PM
Cost: $20
Location: Matrix Gym
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Wear those littles out while enjoying a quiet evening with your chosen companions (or just hanging on your own at Target - we see you 😍).


Magic on the Mercury & Chase

Time: August 6 @ 10:00 AM
Cost: $10 – $15
Location: North Alabama Railroad Museum
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Abracadabra and Alakazam! Are you ready for some Magic on the Mercury & Chase? Some very special guests are lined up and you won’t want to miss the fun.


Empire of Medieval Pursuits Demonstration at Campus 805

Time: August 6 @ 8:00 AM
Cost: Free
Location: butler green space campus 805
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Come see medieval fighters, medieval artisans, as well as tent and camp life from times past. Learn more and find the latest updates on the Facebook event page. 


Back 2 School/Career Day in the Park Festival

Time: August 6 @ 9:00 AM
Cost: Free
Location: Wellness Park
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A School Supply Give Away and Job/Career Information will take place at the Back 2 School/Career Day in the Park Festival. There will be plenty of school supplies for students of all ages, along with food, festivities, family fun, and information to jump start careers. All are invited. When: August 6 | 9 AM- 12…


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Concerts in the Park

Time: August 8 @ 6:30 PM
Cost: Free
Location: Big Spring Park
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Concerts in the Park returns to Huntsville Museum of Art’s outdoor stage in Big Spring International Park on Monday, June 6. The concerts are FREE to the public, and local food trucks and vendors will be onsite, offering a diverse array of local tastes.


Friday Night Art Walk

Time: August 12 @ 5:00 PM
Cost: Free
Location: Downtown Square
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Come walk around historic Downtown Huntsville, check out the art and artisan goods from over 30 local vendors, and enjoy beautiful evenings, an open entertainment district, and world-class people and puppy watching!


Parent’s Night Out at High Point Climbing

Date/Time: Friday – Friday, August 12 & 26
Cost: $20 – $30
Location: High Point Climbing & Fitness
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Want to bring your kids in for a few hours of fun and climbing while you and your significant other go out on a date night? Sign 'em up! Enjoy a quiet dinner while your kids wear themselves out in a supervised and fun environment.


2022 City Lights & Stars: Mambo Gris Gris

Time: August 12 @ 7:30 PM
Cost: $10 – $25
Location: Burritt on the Mountain
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The band combines the musical influences of the Latin American and southern Louisiana regions that the brothers grew up visiting throughout their childhood. Mambo Gris Gris plays an eclectic mix of Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia, Latin folk Songs and Zydeco.


Madison Newcomer Fair

Time: August 13 @ 10:00 AM
Cost: Free
Location: Madison Library
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New to Madison or just want to learn more about this vibrant community? Meet the creators of Rocket City Mom and representatives from key community groups who will share what's happening in the area and information about their organizations.


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Kids’ Swap Fall Consignment Sale 🛍

Date/Time: Wednesday – Sunday, August 17 – 20
Cost: Free
Location: Decatur American Legion
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Welcome to Decatur's quality-focused children's consignment event! In business since 2009, Kids' Swap has become a popular event among moms, grandparents, and entire families. Kids' Swap enjoys helping families in our community by offering a way to buy and sell all of your children's high quality clothing, baby gear, toys, books and more! Public Sale…


Madison Concerts in the Park

Madison Concerts In the Park

Time: August 18 @ 6:00 PM
Cost: Free
Location: Home Place Park
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Visit the newly renovated Home Place Park for Madison's Concerts In the Park!


Franklin County Watermelon Festival

Date/Time: Friday – Saturday, August 19 – 20, 8am – 5pm
Cost: Free
Location: Downtown Russellville
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Franklin County is the Watermelon Capital of Alabama, hosting the annual Watermelon Festival since 1981! The Watermelon Festival is an admission free event held the third weekend in August.


The Boutique Closet – Fall 2022 Consignment Event 🛍

Date/Time: Friday – Saturday, August 26 – 27
Cost: Free
Location: The Boutique Closet
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The Boutique Closet Sale is an upscale children's consignment sale held twice a year in the Huntsville/Madison area. The Fall sale will be in a new location! The sale is still located in the Target Shopping Center on University Drive in Huntsville, but has moved in the space near Tuesday Morning and Burkes Outlet .…


Last Tuesday Concerts at Downtown Library

Date/Time: Friday – Saturday, August 26 – 27
Cost: Free
Location: Huntsville Downtown Library 915 Monroe Street
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Concerts are back on the last Tuesday of the month! Enjoy the cool interior of the Downtown Library as music fills the new Third Floor event space each month at 6:30 PM.



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