Huntsville Weekend Roundup September 20-22

Hot diggity! It’s another packed weekend in Huntsville and North Alabama, and we’ve rounded up our favorite fun and/or free things to do with your family below.

BUT FIRST, don’t miss our 2019 Fall Activity Guide! It’s got:
Fall Break Camps
Pumpkin Patches & Corn Mazes
Fall Festivals
Concerts & Plays
– Halloween Fun (coming soon!)

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It’s Opening Weekend at Lyon Family Farms! 

Free & Cheap


Click “More Info” for each event below to get additional details.

Fall NEACA Craft Show

Friday – Sunday
Coat: FREE
VBC South Hall | More Info

This annual giant craft show has kicked off Fall in Huntsville as long as I can remember – I went as a kid with my grandmother. Over 100 crafters and artisans will have jewelry, pottery, toys, gift items, and more!

Whiz Kids Open Gym

Friday at 9:15 AM Saturday at 8:30 AM
Cost: $3-5
The Matrix Gym | More Info

A great way for children under age 6 to get some active gym time in the morning! Read our review before you go.
Ages 6-11 – Open Gym at 9:30 AM on Saturdays
Ages 12-8 – Open Gym at 11:00 AM on Saturdays

Concerts On the Dock

Friday at 6:00 PM
Cost: FREE, $5 to park
Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment | More Info

It’s time for the Fall CoD series and Bonner Black performs tonight! Grab your friends and your picnics and head to our favorite concert venue.


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Madison Farmer’s Market

Saturday from 8AM – Noon
Cost: FREE admission
1088 Hughes Rd, Madison | More Info

Honey, apples, eggs, milk, meat, flowers, artesian crafts, live music, and LOTS more fresh produce can be found at our favorite local farmer’s market. Can’t make it today? Find a market near you.

Hartselle Depot Days

Saturday from 8AM – 4PM
Cost: FREE
Downtown Hartselle | More Info

Activities at this annual festival include a tractor show, car show, art show, vendors, live music, food, and so much more.

Free Day at the USSRC

Saturday from 9 AM – 5 PM
Cost: FREE, ticket required
U.S. Space & Rocket Center | More Info

Celebrate Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day by the Rocket! Just print out your ticket before you go, and bring a friend!

iFest of North Alabama

Saturday from 9AM – 5PM
Cost: FREE
UAH Fitness Center | More Info

Seriously, if you’ve never taken the kids to this 10th annual International Festival, what are you waiting for? It’s a delight – get more details here before you go.

Monte Sano Arts Festival

Saturday from 9AM – 5PM, Sunday 9AM – 4PM
Cost: FREE, $5-10 to park (cash only!)
Monte Sano State Park | More Info

Great local art, music, food, and kid’s activities by Spirited Art are a part of this popular festival on the mountain.


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Drop In & Create

Saturday from 11AM – 1PM
Cost: FREE
Huntsville Museum of Art | More Info

You and your creative kiddo can make a dramatic drawing at this interactive art-making activity for families with children ages 3 and up.

Birds of Prey Show

Saturday at 2:00 PM
Cost: FREE
Madison Library | More Info

The Alabama Wildlife Center brings their birds of prey for an up-close encounter at the library!

Cultural Concerto in the Park

Saturday from 2:30 – 7:30 PM
Cost: FREE
Trinity-Fort Henderson Complex, Athens | More Info

Enjoy all styles of music, food, games, vendors, and fun for the whole family. BYOC (bring your own chairs) – kids will love the face painting and kid’s activities.

Jazz in the Park

Sunday from 5-9PM
Cost: FREE
Big Spring Park East, Huntsville | More Info

This annual concert series is every Sunday in September. Grab a lawn chair and enjoy a lovely evening with your family.


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Worth the Money


Opening Weekend on the Farm!

All Weekend
Cost: $8+
Lyon Family Farms | More Info

Bring your whole family and be the first to enjoy the many attractions at the farm this year! Find your way out of the giant 7 acre corn maze, play on the monster slides, tire spinners, pumpkin bounce, inflatable slides, duck racers, apple cannons, and zip-lines. Top off the day with a ride to the pumpkin patch! Earlybird passes are available through 9/19.

Peter and the Starcatcher

Thursday – Sunday
Cost: $20-22
VBC Playhouse | More Info

Tony-winning Peter and the Starcatcher upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (a.k.a. Peter Pan).

Astronomy For All Planetarium Show

Friday at 7:00 PM, doors open at 6:15
Cost: $10-15
U.S. Space & Rocket Center INTUITIVE Theater  | More Info

Come explore faraway worlds in this presentation that highlights deep space objects you probably haven’t studied in a textbook. Fun for the whole family!

Main Photo credit: Jeff White Photography

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