Huntsville Weekend Roundup April 12-14

Second verse, same as the first! It’s another Spring-weather weekend in Huntsville and North Alabama but lucky for you there’s plenty to do indoors as well as out. Just be sure to stay severe weather-aware with these tips just for families. We try to update this page when we’re notified of cancellations.

NOTE: It looks like typical Alabama April weather this weekend – call ahead to confirm events if it’s rainy!

Free & Cheap


Biergarten Under the Rocket

Thursday from 4:30 – 7:30 PM
Cost: FREE admission, $$ for dinner
USSRC Davidson Center | More Info

Why not kick off your weekend early and listen to German oompah tunes underneath a giant rocket? This truly Huntsville experience benefit local charities and is kid & dog friendly.

Spring Plant Sale

Friday – Sunday
Cost: FREE admission
Huntsville Botanical Garden | More Info

This year’s sale promises more plants and seminars plus entertainment, children’s activities and food trucks! Rain or shine.

Free Movie at Fern Bell

Friday at 5:00 PMrescheduled to Fall due to rain threat
Cost: FREE
Fern Bell Park | More Info

This free movie series kicks off with Spider Man: Into the Spider-Verse – the movie starts at sundown, and picnics are welcome!

Madison Farmer’s Market Opening Day!

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

I can almost taste those fresh strawberries… it’s the first day of the Spring season at this great market. Kid-friendly, pet-friendly, and produce-friendly!


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Art 4 Paws

Saturday from 9AM – 3PMrescheduled to Fall due to rain threat
Cost: FREE
Madison Public Library | More Info

This event brings art, pets, and books together for a fun-filled art & craft fair that benefits A New Leash On Life.

3rd Annual Garden Gathering

Saturday from 9AM – Noon
Cost: FREE
Optimist Park | More Info

Come talk plants, trade seeds, bulbs, plants – anything and everything garden. Kiddos can make pizza gardens and there will be master gardeners and local goodies too. Rain or shine!

WRBC Spring Craft Show

Saturday from 9AM – 2PM
Cost: FREE admission
Winchester Road Baptist Church | More Info

Everyone loves a good bargain, and this market features over 40 local vendors, as well as food trucks.

Historic Twickenham Walking Tour

Saturday at 10:00 AM
Cost: FREE
Constitution Hall Park | More Info

Learn a little local history and enjoy the fresh air with these walking tours led by a knowledgeable guide. Plus they’re stroller friendly! Get the full Spring schedule here.

GHHS Springfest

Saturday from 10AM – 2PM
Cost: FREE
Greater Huntsville Humane Society | More Info

Paw Patrol characters, inflatables, kid’s activities, live music, and food trucks are all included in this community festival. Plus – you can pet (and adopt!) puppies!

Bilingual Storytime

Saturday at 10:30 AM
Cost: FREE
Downtown Library | More Info

Books, songs, and games spoken in English with a second language sprinkled throughout. This month – Russian!

Drop In & Create a Collage

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

We love this HMA art program just for kids! Families are invited to create a masterpiece together then explore the art.


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Spring Fest 2019

Saturday from 11AM – 3PM
Cost: FREE
Lakewood Community Center | More Info

A moonbounce, face painting, food, games and a giant egg hunt for kids – come celebrate Spring with friends!

Spring Carnival in Madison

Saturday from Noon – 4PM
Cost: FREE admission
West Madison Elementary | More Info

Your family is invited to enjoy games, bounce houses, an obstacle course, music, food, and more at this carnival benefiting West Madison Elementary. Rain or shine – we can move inside!

Sample Summer Camp for an Afternoon

Sunday from 2-4 PM
Cost: FREE
Camp Cha-La-Kee | More Info

Curious about summer camp but not sure your kids will like it? Sample some fun today with activities & tours, plus get some face time with the counselors.

A Spoiled Rockin’ Celebration!

Sunday from 2-4 PM
Cost: FREE
Spoiled Rockin’ Kidz | More Info

Sing HBD to SRK as they celebrate 10 years with a visit from the Easter Bunny, an egg hunt, games, giveaways, and free glitter tattoos & hairstyles!

Superhero Fun Run & Block Party

Sunday from 2-5 PM
Cost: FREE (block party only)
National Children’s Advocacy Center | More Info

Put on your cape & raise awareness to fight child abuse at this Family Block Party on the NCAC Campus featuring food, inflatables, game and activities for kids of ALL ages. Costumes encouraged!

Community Easter Egg Hunts!

Saturday & Sunday, various times
Cost: FREE

Grab your bonnet & basket and join your friends at these local egg hunts! Get a full list of all the egg hunts we know about HERE.


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Worth the Money


Saturday Scientist – Apollo Art

Saturday at 11:30 AM
Cost: FREE for members or general admission
U.S. Space & Rocket Center | More Info

Paint an iconic lunar art piece modeled after the famous astronaut artist Alan Bean’s paintings. Each unique lunar painting will include dashes of simulated moon regolith and mission patch thread! Read the RCM review before you go.

Claws for a Cause

Saturday from Noon – 3PM
Cost: $25 for adults, $5 for kids ages 6-12
Campus 805 | More Info

This family-friendly event has crawfish, live music, beer, and supports a great cause – the Huntsville Hospital Foundation’s new diaper assistance program.

Easter Paint Party & Egg Hunt

Saturday at 2:00 PM
Cost: $35
Spirited Art | More Info

Pre-traced canvases are easy for families to paint together – bring your baskets for the egg hunt after the paint session!

Go See a Show!

Friday – Sunday
Cost: Ranges from $10-50
Various locations

Spring is a GREAT time to catch a show with your kids in Huntsville! Just look at all your options this weekend…

“The Wild” Chinese Lantern Festival

Now – May 19
Cost: Daytime Free for members, general admission for non-members

Evening festival admission $8-24
Huntsville Botanical Garden | More Info
This breath-taking new exhibit at HBG is visually stunning. Enjoy glowing lanterns, Chinese arts & crafts, shadow puppets, and kung fu demonstrations throughout the Garden. Purchase advance tickets online here and save time!

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