Huntsville Family Fun in February

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!

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February Events in Huntsville for Families

HAPPENING ALL MONTH

Beaks & Barks

When: Through February 28
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
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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.

Black History Month Programs at the Library

When: All month
Where: Various library branches
Cost: FREE
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STEAM and cultural education intersect during this year’s Black History Month programming for kids at HMCPL. Through the “Raise the BAR (Black American Renaissance)” theme, librarians hope to promote better literacy and education for area youth through STEAM-inspired activities, in relation to African-American innovators, thought-leaders, and pioneers in history.

“Storyland” Opens

When: February 10 – May 28
Where: Hardin Center for the Cultural Arts, Gadsden
Cost: $8
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In this highly immersive and engaging exhibit, families discover the joy and power of reading at any age. Your children will step into the world of their favorite storybooks — like building a snowperson and making snow angels in The Snowy Day! Featured books in the 1,500 square foot exhibit are The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault, The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats, Abuela by Arthur Dorros, Tuesday by David Wiesner, and Where’s Spot? by Eric Hill. Ages 2-12.

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Seed Celebration

When: February 2 at 6:00 PM
Where: Church of Nativity
Cost: FREE
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The Tennessee Community Garden Association along with the Church of the Nativity is hosting the 6th Annual Seed Celebration that benefits the Sand Mountain Seed Bank. It is a seed swap where you bring some seeds, go home with seeds.

Alice in Wonderland Jr.

When: Friday & Saturday, Feb. 2-3
Where: Bob Jones High School Auditorium
Cost: $7 (3 and under are free)
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Columbia Elementary School Drama Club proudly presents Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, Jr. Don’t let the young cast fool you – this show is awesome!

Underground Railroad: Journey to Freedom

When: February 3rd at 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM
Where: Burritt on the Mountain
Cost: $8-12
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The Underground Railroad had no tracks or train cars, but it moved thousands of slaves from the South to freedom. Experience following the clues from one “safe” house to next in our simulation. Hear music, and stories of the brave women and men who risked their lives to achieve freedom for themselves and for others. Participation is limited to the first 30 people at each offering, so arrive early!

HSO Free Family Concert

When: Saturday, February 3 at 11:00 AM
Where: VBC Concert Hall
Cost: FREE
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This family-friendly concert is one of our favorite annual events, and a great way to introduce kids to the instruments in the orchestra. It doesn’t matter if kids wiggle and giggle the whole way through! Read all the details in our review.

Grace Lutheran Chili Bowl

When: Saturday, Feb. 3 from 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Where: Grace Lutheran School Gym
Cost: $5-8
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Live entertainment from Bluegrass Jammers, All you can eat chili, and door prizes. This year all proceeds go to our mission trip to Puerto Rico this summer, free for first responders with ID and half price for their family members.

Monrovia FOL Great British Tea

When: Saturday, Feb. 3 from 1-3 PM
Where: Monrovia Public Library
Cost: $15
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Monrovia Friends of the Library invite you to bring your own tea cup for a “Great British Bake Off” inspired tea! Family-friendly.


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Huntsville STEAM Works Grand Opening

When: Saturday, Feb. 3 from 1-4 PM
Where: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment
Cost: FREE
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This Grand Opening event will include a tour of the new space and all of the new equipment available at Huntsville STEAM Works, as well as a STEAM Show of maker projects from some of the best minds in Huntsville. Visitors are also encouraged to bring along their Maker and STEAM projects for an interactive Show and Tell at the event as well.

Black History Festival

When: Saturday, Feb. 3 from 1-5 PM
Where: Trinity United Methodist Church
Cost: FREE
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This annual festival is to bring culture awareness and understanding of the African American culture to our youth and the community.

The Little Prince by Ars Nova

When: Saturday, Feb. 3 at 2:00 PM
Where: VBC Playhouse
Cost: $20-30
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This opera is guided by two dozen young singers from the Huntsville Community Chorus Children’s Chorale. The audience will be immersed in a glowing universe of stars and planets created by young artists of the Huntsville’s Boys & Girls Club. Under the baton of Joseph Lee, conductor for the Huntsville Youth Orchestra, a 20 piece orchestra brings Portman’s composition to life.

Celebration of STEM Inspired by Luciana Vega

When: Sunday, Feb. 4 from 2-5
Where: USSRC, Davidson Center for Space Exploration
Cost: FREE
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This special event includes STEM-focused activities and the opportunity to meet professionals working in a variety of STEM fields. Dr. Rhea Seddon, a former NASA astronaut and a member of the first female astronaut class, will be on hand to sign her book, Go for Orbit: One of America’s First Women Astronauts Finds Her Space.

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25¢ Book Sale

When: Saturday, Feb. 10 from 9AM – 3:30PM
Where: Downtown Huntsville Library
Cost: all books a quarter!
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Find your next great read at the Friends of the Library’s big 25-cent book sale. Browse thousands of titles in fiction and nonfiction, paperbacks and hardbacks in the auditorium of the Downtown Huntsville Library, 915 Monroe St.

Nature Explore Saturday Series – Attracting Blubirds

When: Saturday, Feb. 10 from 10AM – Noon
Where: Hays Nature Preserve
Cost: FREE
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Learn how to attract bluebirds and other songbirds to your backyard with OurBluebirdTrails.org. Explore the Bluebird Trail at Hays making sure the birdhouses are ready for nesting season. Wear your walking shoes and don’t forget to bring your binoculars!

Valentine Preschool Picasso Class

When: Saturday, February 10 at 10:00 AM
Where: Spirited Art
Cost: $20
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A “Mommy and me” class for the littlest artists! Children create a masterpiece with the assistance of an adult. Classes include story time and a snack. Make sure you & your young Picasso wear paint friendly clothes. Doors open at 9:45am; for ages 2-6.

Saturday Scientist: I Heart Bacteria

When: February 10 at 11:30 AM
Where: U.S. Space & Rocket Center
Cost: $16-24, free for members
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This monthly hands-on activity is included with museum membership or paid admission and emphasizes the development of “STEAM” (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics). Learn to love the icky and sticky world of bacteria and germs. Discover the microbiology worlds under a microscope and how bacteria and germs live and help shape the world around us.

Carnegie Carnival’s Children’s Mardi Gras Parade

When: Saturday, February 10 at 12:30 PM
Where: Downtown Decatur
Cost: FREE
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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! The main event parade begins at 6:00 PM!

Letterpress Valentine Workshop

When: Saturday, February 10 from Noon – 4PM
Where: Green Pea Press
Cost: $5 per set of 5 Valentine cards
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This is a drop-in, come & go workshop open to all ages. Make your own personalized cards on a 103 year-old letter press, then stay to embellish to your heart’s content with paper, scissors, glue, stamps and more.

ChargerCon

When: Saturday, February 10 from Noon – 11:00 PM
Where: UAH Conference Hall
Cost: FREE
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A free gaming and technology expo, ChargerCon features video game and tabletop tournaments, cosplay contest, workshops, demos, a retro arcade, and free play areas for PC, console, tabletop, and handheld games. This is a GREAT family-friendly event!


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Huntsville Mardi Gras Parade

When: Saturday, February 10 at 4:30 PM
Where: Downtown Huntsville
Cost: FREE
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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. Family-friendly.

Galentine’s Brunch & Waffle Bar

When: Sunday, Feb. 11 from 10 AM – Noon
Where: Lowe Mill, designbyhart Pottery Studio
Cost: $10+
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What is Galentine’s Day? Well, as Leslie Knope describes it, “Oh, it’s only the best day of the year.” It is a time to leave the guys at home and celebrate your women friends! Enjoy the waffle bar while you and your gals choose and paint pottery. Women celebrating women and eating waffles. Sounds like love to me! This event is BYOB, so 21+ only, please.

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I Love Books Puppet Show

When: Monday, February 12 @ 4:00pm
Where: Eleanor E. Murphy Public Library
Cost: FREE
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Children of all ages can join our puppet pals and celebrate our love of reading; we’ll finish with a simple craft.

Encore: I Love Books Puppet Show

When: Tuesday & Wednesday, February 14 & 15 @ 4:00pm
Where: Bailey Cove Library
Cost: FREE
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If you missed the puppet show at Murphy on Monday, come join us at Bailey Cove on Wednesday or Thursday! A fun puppet show filled with books you will love, music and a craft.

Valentine’s Date Night in the Studio

When: Feruary 14th at 6:00 PM
Where: Lowe Mill, designbyhart Pottery Studio
Cost: $75 per couple
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You have never experienced Valentine’s Day quite like this! Ever watch that pottery scene from Ghost and think that would be cool or romantic? Each couple will share a wheel and work together to create a piece of pottery. We supply everything, the flowers, chocolates, instruction and more! Just come for the fun and new experience. This is a BYOB event, so 21+ only.

The Watsons Go to Birmingham 1963

When: February 16-18, matinees & evening shows
Where: VBC Playhouse
Cost: $15
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Meet the Watsons of Flint, Michigan: Momma, Dad, little sister Joetta, big brother Byron and ten-year-old Kenny. When Byron can’t seem to stay out of trouble, the family piles into the “Brown Bomber” and drives south to visit no-nonsense Grandma Sands and toward a pivotal moment in the Civil Rights movement and Alabama history. Based on the novel that won the Newbery and Coretta Scott King Honor Book awards and told with humor from a child’s perspective, this play celebrates the power and love of family, even in the of midst of hate and tragedy. Performed by Fantasy Playhouse.

Father-Daughter Dance

When: February 16 from 6:30-9:00
Where: First Baptist Church Huntsville
Cost: $20 per couple, $5 for each additional child
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A night by the light of the moon and the twinkling of the stars awaits you and the special Princess in your life! You and your daughters, ages 3-18, are invited to a moonlit night of music, dancing, snacks and fun — plus receive a special favor at the end of the night!

Midwest Black Rodeo

When: Friday, Feb. 16 at 7:00 PM
Where: Alabama A&M University, Agribition Center
Cost: $15-20, Children 3 and under are free!
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Coming to the Agribition Center at Alabama A&M in Huntsville Alabama, the first African American Invitational Pro Rodeo.

Valentines Father/Daughter Date Night

When: February 16 from 7-9 PM
Where: Pump It Up
Cost: $15 for pair, $10 for additional daughter
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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.

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown: The Musical

When: February 16 and 17
Where: Lee High Main Stage Theater
Cost: FREE, donations accepted
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This family friendly musical is being performed as a fundraising event for the Huntsville Hospital Clinic for Children with Cancer! This musical is FREE admission and advised for large families. So come join your favorite Peanuts characters as they sing and dance to raise money for your local cancer treatment clinic for children.

Rosenwald Schools: Celebrating Education

When: Saturday, Feb. 17 | Sessions start at 10:30, 12:30, & 2:15
Where: Burritt On the Mountain
Cost: General admission, $8-12, or free for members
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Learn about Rosenwald Schools in the South. These schools were built during the early 20th century to provide educational opportunities for African American children in the rural south. Hear the fascinating story of this effort and experience part of a typical school day in our Rosenwald school room. Say the 1918 Pledge of Allegiance, practice for the school spelling bee, experience “blab” reading and more.


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Free Day at Burritt

When: Sunday, February 18
Where: Burritt On the Mountain
Cost: FREE
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In an effort to give back to the community and celebrate Dr. Burritt’s birthday, Huntsville outdoor living museum is free today! Explore the Underground Railroad exhibit, visit the farmyard animals and more!

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The Watsons Go to Birmingham 1963

When: February 23-25
Where: VBC Playhouse
Cost: $15
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Meet the Watsons of Flint, Michigan: Momma, Dad, little sister Joetta, big brother Byron and ten-year-old Kenny. When Byron can’t seem to stay out of trouble, the family piles into the “Brown Bomber” and drives south to visit no-nonsense Grandma Sands and toward a pivotal moment in the Civil Rights movement and Alabama history. Based on the novel that won the Newbery and Coretta Scott King Honor Book awards and told with humor from a child’s perspective, this play celebrates the power and love of family, even in the of midst of hate and tragedy.

HHS Theatre presents Mary Poppins

When: February 23 & 24, matinee & evening shows
Where: Huntsville High Auditorium
Cost: $10-18
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Based on the books by P. L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins delighted Broadway audiences for over 2,500 performances. The jack-of-all trades Bert introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Using a combination of magic and common sense, Mary Poppins must teach the family members how to value each other again.

Once Upon a Winter’s Night

When: Friday February 23, 6-8 p.m.
Where: Madison Public Library
Cost: FREE
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Celebrate fairytales through puppet shows, games, crafts, music, and more! Meet real princesses and learn new dances. Pajamas and fairytale garb encouraged at this special after-hours event.

Rocket City Storytelling Festival

When: February 23 and 24
Where: Trinity United Methodist Church
Cost: Children under 12 free; general admission $15-25
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Enjoy laughter and tears at one of Huntsville’s best events! The 23rd Annual “Tell Me a Story, A Storytelling Festival” will feature master storytellers Michael Reno Harrell, Kim Weitkamp and Andy Offutt Irwin.

Huntsville Comic & Pop Culture Expo

When: February 24 & 25
Where: Von Braun Center
Cost: $5 – $40 depending on age
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Join fellow fans and help welcome special guests Kevin Sorbo, Austin St. John, and more. This event has expanded yet again and will have everything from last year plus a viewing room, second panel room, expanded video game tournaments, short film competition, and much more. As always there will be vendors, special guests, cosplay, kids area, gaming, panels and discussions, and so much more.

4th Annual Paperchase 5K

When: Saturday, Feb. 24 from 8-10 AM
Where: Alabama Constitution Village
Cost: $30 to run
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Paper Chase is one of the largest annual fundraisers for Free 2 Teach, with proceeds benefitting local teachers and students in Madison County’s three public school systems. Participants may run, walk or jog at Paper Chase – families welcome!

Spring Into Summer Activities Fair

When: Saturday, Feb. 24 from 10AM – 1PM
Where: U.S. Space & Rocket Center
Cost: FREE
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Featuring more than 35 member organizations of Arts Huntsville, 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!

Rocket City WeatherFest

When: Saturday, Feb. 24 from 10AM – 4PM
Where: UAH Charger Union
Cost: FREE
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Are you fascinated by the weather? Are you or your kids curious about why tornadoes occur or why the sky is blue? Do you want to become a meteorologist? Are you curious about storm chasing? Come ask your questions and find your answers at Rocket City Weather Fest at the UAH Shelby Center. Lots of kids’ weather activities!

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Huntsville February events for kids