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21 Can’t Miss Family Friendly Events Happening in June

21 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 21 picks for can’t miss family events happening in June (and 13 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 Movies in the Park: Encanto

Date/Time: Fridays in June, 7:30PM
Cost: Free
Location: Alabama Constitution Hall Park
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Summer Movies in the Park, presented by Meta, will be hosted at Constitution Hall Park. Each night will have themed entertainment prior to the movie showing. Piper and Leaf will be open for movie-goers to purchase tea, coffee, and other awesome products! Plus, a themed food vendor will be at each showing!


Wally Vess Youth Fishing Rodeo

Time: June 4 @ 7:30 AM
Cost: Free
Location: Brahan Spring Park
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The Wally Vess Youth Fishing Rodeo returns to Brahan Spring Park North Lagoon Saturday, June 4, 2022. This free event is open to kids, ages 6-12. Schedule Registration is from 7-8:30 a.m. Fishing is from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Prizes will be handed out from 10:30-11 a.m. Bring your own chairs, equipment and bait. Thanks to generous…


Cosmic Christ Mosaic Celebration

Time: June 4 @ 10:30 AM
Cost: Free
Location: First Baptist Church
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Join First Baptist Church Huntsville for a FREE event celebrating the completion of the restoration of the Cosmic Christ mosaic. Held in front of the mosaic, the mini-festival on Saturday will feature local artists, free lunch, face painting, inflatables, and tours of the historic sanctuary.


Cigar Box Guitar Festival

Time: June 4 @ 12:00 PM
Cost: Free
Location: Lowe Mill
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Did you know that Huntsville is proud to continue its reign as the home of the world’s longest-running Cigar Box Guitar Festival? This free event features music and children’s activities outdoors at Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment with proceeds benefitting the Microwave Dave Music Education Foundation and Arts Huntsville’s North Alabama Arts Education Collaborative.


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United: A City-Wide Worship Event

Time: June 5 @ 6:00 PM
Cost: Free
Location: Orion Amphitheater
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United: A City-Wide Worship Event welcomes all to join on Pentecost Sunday for a gathering of worship, integrated with moments of prayer and spoken word by Lo The Poet. The North Alabama Pastors United for Change is a collective of non-partisan leaders united by faith across racial and denominational lines.


Concerts in the Park

Date/Time: Mondays at 7PM from June 6-Aug 8
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.


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Firefly Garden Hike

Date/Time: Tuesdays in June & July, 6:30 PM & 7:30 PM
Cost: $15 – $20
Location: Huntsville Botanical Garden
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Lightning bugs, fireflies - whatever you call them, your kids will love these Firefly Hikes at HBG! Just bring a flashlight and firefly jar with you and be sure to read the RCM Review before you go.


Rocket City Pride Huntsville AL

🏳️‍🌈 Rocket City Pride Family Night

Time: June 7 @ 6:00 PM
Cost: $15 – $30
Location: Stars & Strikes
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Come out to play some arcade games or bowl for a great cause! This event is open to all ages and a portion of the proceeds from the event are donated back to Rocket City Pride. This is a great event for families or people who want to get out for some fun and games. All are welcome at this family-friendly event!


Friday Night Art Walk

Time: June 10 @ 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!


247th Army Birthday Celebration

Time: June 11 @ 5:00 PM
Cost: Free
Location: Redstone Gateway
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Don't miss the 247th Army Birthday Celebration! There will be a Fireworks Show, the U.S. Army Golden Knights, Cake Cutting Ceremony, Food and Drinks, Musical Entertainment, "Cruise In" Car Show, Craft and Market Vendors and MORE!


Minecraft Mania at Earlyworks

Time: June 11 @ 9:00 AM
Cost: $5 – $12
Location: Earlyworks Museum
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Minecraft Mania is taking over Earlyworks for this fun weekend with lots of hands-on activities but watch out for creepers!


Flag Day Concert

Time: June 14 @ 7:30 PM
Cost: Free
Location: Latham United Methodist Church
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The Huntsville Concert Band invites the public for an evening of Americana and patriotic music by Huntsville's original community band. Admission is free and this is a great concert for families to enjoy together. The concert will begin at 7:30 in the sanctuary of the Latham United Methodist Church (109 Weatherly Drive SE). The concert…


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3rd Thursdays On Main

Time: June 16 @ 6:00 PM
Cost: Free
Location: Downtown Madison
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Explore Downtown Madison on 3rd Thursdays! There will be pop-up vendors and food trucks as well as many downtown businesses staying open late.


Free Movies at the Park: Encanto

Time: June 17 @ 7:30 PM
Cost: Free
Location: The Village of Providence
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Come out to the Village of Providence and enjoy a movie on the area's largest outdoor screen. Movies will start at sundown.


Pesky Piranha Youth Triathlon

Time: June 18 @ 8:00 AM
Cost: $20 – $30
Location: Piedmont Pool
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Pesky Piranha Youth Triathlon is a youth reverse triathlon (run, bike, swim) with distances short enough for a beginner to try it out, and for more experienced multi-sport athletes to test their speed!


Reptile Day with Yarbrough’s Educational Reptiles

Time: June 18 @ 9:00 AM
Cost: Free
Location: Burritt on the Mountain
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Burritt on the Mountain is excited to collaborate with Yarbrough’s Educational Reptile Show for our first ever Reptile day.



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Father’s Day Train Ride

Date/Time: June 18, 10AM & 1PM
Cost: $10 – $25
Location: North Alabama Railroad Museum
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It's Dad's big day and we're celebrating fathers and all they do for us by taking them on a train ride through North Alabama!  The whole family will enjoy this fun-filled, relaxing train ride. 


Ben Rector: The Joy of Music

Time: June 23 @ 7:00 PM
Cost: $25 – $70
Location: VBC Mark C. Smith Concert Hall
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Nashville based singer-songwriter Ben Rector (and father of 2) is bringing his Joy of Music tour to Huntsville and this is one concert we think the whole family will love.


Athens Kiddie Carnival

Date/Time: Th/Fri/Sat, June 23-July 30
Cost: Free
Location: Athens Lions Club Kiddie Carnival
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A carnival just for kids? Yes, you heard us right and it is NOT TO BE MISSED. Seriously, read our RCM review and you'll be lining up. Tokens to ride are just $.50 each and all monies go to local charities. A North Alabama tradition that needs to become your family's summer tradition.


Hellen Keller Festival

Dates: June 23-26
Cost: Free
Location: Downtown Tuscumbia
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The annual Helen Keller Festival, one of the largest festivals in North Alabama, begins on Thursday with a parade at 6PM in downtown Tuscumbia. This festival pays tribute to America's "First Lady of Courage" with four days of more than 100 activities including an outdoor marketplace, Keller Kids educational activities, and various musical artists performing evening concerts. Be sure to bring lawn chairs! Note that coolers, alcohol, and dogs are not permitted inside Spring Park. Parking is very limited; take one of the free festival shuttle buses!


HydroFest

Dates: June 25-26
Cost: $5 – $15
Location: Lake Guntersville State Park
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Lake Guntersville invites people of all ages to an extreme summer event where the fastest boats today race on an oval course at speeds of 200 mph. Enjoy two days of competitive racing as well as entertainment on land including a kid’s area, sponsors giveaways, food vendors and interactive activities provided by the U.S. Army.


Independence Day Celebration at Ditto Landing

Time: June 25 @ 6:00 PM
Cost: Free
Location: Ditto Landing
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Don't miss the Independence Day Celebration at Ditto Landing! There will be live music and fireworks. VIP passes (with bathrooms!) are available.


 


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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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