It’s 🍁 FALL Y’ALL 🍁 and with all the fall farms opening this month we know what many of you will be doing most weekends. Still, just in case pumpkin patches aren’t your thing, or you’re looking for something to do with the family after you’ve tackled the pillow bounce, we’ve rounded up 21 events to enjoy together this month and 12 are 100% FREE. Better yet? Another 6 of those events are $5 or less. #KidsAreExpensive
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Even More Family-Fun
Concerts on the Dock
Date/Time: Fridays, Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 at 6 p.m.
Location: Lowe Mill
There’s nothing better than live music. It’s raw energy, and raw energy feeds the soul. Lowe Mill A&E’s premiere concert series, Concerts on the Dock brings a curated selection of live music to Huntsville. Lowe Mill A&E has featured the best in live music under our water tower since 2007 by bringing our music-loving community the freshest sounds available in local, regional, and national acts they simply would not see anywhere else.
6th Annual Rock and Walk 2022
Time: September 3 @ 10:00 AM
Location: Monte Sano State Park
The heart of the Rock and Walk is to let bereaved families know they are not alone. As we rock in chairs or walk laps together, we honor the children whose names appear on butterflies lining the path and are reminded that we can find hope.
Date/Time: Fri, Sept. 9 & Sat. Sept. 10
Location: John Hunt Park
It's more than just a BBQ! WhistleStop is a unique and exciting community gathering. True community spirit, combined with great food, live music, good friends and a "little" competition have helped create this award winning two day event.
Movies in the Park Fall 2022
Date/Time: Fridays, Sept. 9, 16, 23, 30 | 6 – 8 p.m.
Location: Alabama Constitution Hall Park
Fall Movies in the Park, presented by Progress Bank, 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! Make sure to bring your own blanket and chairs, and come out to enjoy these Fall Friday Nights!
Slide Out of Summer at Ditto Landing – Cancelled
Date/Time: Sept. 10, 10AM-4PM | Sept. 11, Noon-4PM
Location: Ditto Landing
Let's say #seeyalater to Summer 2022! Giant #SlipNSlides ($5 wristband per day), #foodtrucks, #volleyball, #fun times! Bring your water blasters & water toys too! Kids under 5 slide free with paid adult.
Monte Sano Art Festival
Date/Time: Sept.10, 9AM-5PM | Sept. 11, 9AM-4PM
Cost: $5 – $10
Location: Monte Sano State Park
The Monte Sano Art Festival has been an exciting tradition for the North Alabama community for over two decades. Featuring the best local and regional artists representing an array of disciplines and techniques, the Monte Sano Art Festival is a treasure chest full of one-of-a-kind masterpieces.
Fall Decatur Park Concerts
Date/Time: Fridays, Sept.12, 19, 26 | 6PM
Location: Daikin Ampitheatre, Founder’s Park
Decatur Park Concerts is a free concert series that offers a wide variety of musical styles in a family-friendly setting. All concerts are free and begin at 6 PM. Food trucks will be on hand so come hungry! Concertgoers are invited to bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnic baskets.
MOMsMart Fall Consignment Sale 🛍
Date/Time: Sept. 16, 8 AM- 8 PM | Sept. 17, 8 AM- 12 PM
Location: Trinity UMC – Huntsville, AL
MOMsMart is HAMOM's semi-annual kids consignment sale that takes place in the spring and fall. MOMsMart provides a fantastic shopping environment with quality children's clothing, furniture, toys, and accessories. MOMsMart is the only local consignment sale organized by a non-profit support group. While the consignment sale is hosted by mothers of multiples, everyone is welcome…
The Rainbow Fish
Date/Time: Sept. 16, 7 PM | Sept. 17, 10 AM & 2 PM
Location: Huntsville High School Theatre
Don't miss Huntsville High Theatre's production of The Rainbow Fish! Everybody loves the international bestseller and award-winning book, The Rainbow Fish, with its wonderful message of friendship and belonging.
Kids in the Creek!
Date/Time: September 17 @ 10:00 AM
Location: Bear Creek Canoe
Come look for macroinvertebrates, fish, turtles, rocks, and much more in the Flint River! All ages welcome and it's FREE!
Pulaski Touch a Truck
Time: September 17 @ 9:00 AM
Location: Pulaski Courthouse Square
A Touch a Truck event is a unique festival that has become popular throughout the country, and is now in its fifth year in Pulaski, TN. On September 17, trucks - and other vehicles of all kinds - will gather at Pulaski's historic downtown courthouse square from 9:00 am-2:00 pm. Children of all ages, with parent participation, will have a chance to touch, sit in, and explore these amazing pieces of equipment, meet their drivers/operators, and learn about the businesses behind the machines.
Art on the Rocks
Date/Time: Sept. 17 – 18 | 6 p.m.
Cost: $4 – $6
Location: Noccalula Falls Park and Campground
This is an outdoor arts and crafts show with over 95 vendors. There will be great variety such as pottery, paintings, jewelry, baked goods, metal work, glass work and much more!
Babypalooza Baby Expo
Time: September 17 @ 10:00 AM
Location: Von Braun Center
Babypalooza makes preparing for pregnancy and baby easy by gathering everything you need under one roof for a day of fun and education!
25th Annual Oktoberfest at Redstone Arsenal
Date/Time: Sept. 16, 5PM-12AM | Sept. 17, Noon-12AM | Sept. 18, 12PM-6PM
Cost: $15 – $25
Location: Redstone Arsenal
Redstone MWR and Woody Anderson Ford are excited to bring back the Oktoberfest for its 25th year! Don't miss the rides and live music!
Opera in the Park
Time: September 20 @ 6:30 PM
Location: Home Place Park
Madison Visionary Partners and Opera Huntsville present "Opera in the Park," a free, family-friendly performance at the new Home Place Park in Madison.
Downtown Open 2022
Date/Time: Sept. 22 – October 2
Location: Downtown Huntsville
Mark your calendars because The Downtown Open 2022, presented by Crunkleton Commercial Real Estate Group, returns to Downtown Huntsville from September 22nd through October 2nd! Play putt-putt on this unique, urban course with 30 holes over the 10-day period for FREE!
Bard in the Yard – A Modern Take on Shakespeare’s 12th Night
Date/Time: September 23 @ 6:00 PM
Location: Orion Amphitheater
This 45-minute production of Twelfth Night is interactive and offers audiences a fresh, modern adaptation of Shakspeare’s romantic comedy featuring original music created by AAMU Communications Media Performance Major Senior, Tariq White (who also performs as Orsino in the production).
Fall Festival at Sharon Johnston Park
Time: September 24 @ 10:00 AM
Cost: $5 – $20
Location: Sharon Johnston Park
Everyone mark your calendars for the annual friends of Sharon Johnston park Fall festival! A fun day filled with games, inflatables, plenty of good food, a hay ride, and much more!
Last Tuesday Concerts at Downtown Library
Time: September 27 @ 6:30 PM
Location: Huntsville Downtown Library 915 Monroe Street
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.
Cullman Oktoberfest 2022
Date/Time: Sept. 29 – October 1
Location: Downtown Cullman
Cullman’s German heritage comes to life with a Southern Style during this annual week-long festival. Enjoy traditional German music, authentic German food, dancing, carriage rides, beer and wine, a classic car show, arts & crafts, guided walking tours, shopping, music and so much more.
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