Huntsville Weekend Roundup April 13-15

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.

Free & Cheap


NOTE: Call ahead to confirm events if it rains!

Biergarten for BGC

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 will benefit a local non-profit. Kid & dog friendly.

Spring Plant Sale

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

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

Castin’ N Catchin’Fishing Tournament

Saturday from 5:30 AM –
Cost: FREE, fisherman must register online by Thursday!
Goose Pond Resort, Guntersville | More Info

Fishing begins as early as 5:30 AM. All ages are invited to experience the free Family Fun Zone activities and win prizes! Kids Clinic will move indoors in case of rain.


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Madison Farmer’s Market Opening Day!

Saturday   Rescheduled to April 21 due to severe weather threat
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!

History Hike

Saturday at 9:00 AM CANCELED due to severe weather threat
Cost: FREE, donation accepted
Monte Sano Nature Preserve | More Info

Join Historian Bruce Martin on journey through Monte Sano history on this guided hike. Difficulty level is high.

2nd 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!

Annual Car & Bike Show and Family Fest

Saturday  CANCELED due to severe weather threat
Cost: FREE
Redstone Harley-Davidson | More Info

Live entertainment, the video game truck, kite flying, a moon bounce, food trucks, activity booths, and of course cool cars, bikes, and trucks will keep your family entertained.

Heads-n-Tails Crawfish Boil

Saturday from 3-9 PM
Cost: FREE admission
VBC South Hall | More Info

This family-friendly event has face painting, inflatables, and other free activities to entertain the kids! Crawfish and other yummy food will be available for purchase and you can enjoy it while listening to live Zydeco music!

Moms Demand Action Meeting

Saturday at 3:00 PM
Cost: FREE, RSVP online
Huntsville Library Auditorium | More Info

The next Member Meet-Up of this new local chapter will detail upcoming legislation and the upcoming #NationalSchoolWalkout. All who are concerned about gun violence are welcome.

Spot the Bird Hike

Sunday at 7:30 AM
Cost: FREE, donations accepted
Whitaker Preserve | More Info

Morning hikers will love this guided birding hike on an Easy, level trail!

Superhero Fun Run & Block Party

Sunday from 1-4 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!

Worth the Money


Saturday Scientist

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

Kids can examine the complexities of life on Earth and the potential for life on other planets. Study the extreme habitats of lifeforms on Earth from the deep depths of the dark oceans to the fiery pits of volcanoes, and use microscopes to examine samples! Read the RCM review before you go.

See the E.T. Movie with a Live Orchestra

Saturday at 7:30 PM
Cost: $15-71
VBC Concert Hall | More Info

Grab some popcorn, settle in, and share the magic with the whole family as the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra screens the original film — and perform the soundtrack live – in this one-of-a-kind film concert spectacular!

Go See a Show

Friday – Sunday
Cost: Ranges from $10-70
Various locations

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

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