Huntsville Weekend Roundup April 26-28

Happy Panoply weekend, Huntsville! That’s where we’ll be, but if that’s not your thing there’s no shortage of free/cheap things happening this weekend. We’ve listed our picks for you below, just like we’ve been doing for almost 10 years now!  #Tried&True

Free & Cheap


Click on the orange More Info links below for even more event details & maps!
 

RCM Virtual Book Club

Thursday at 8:30 PM
Cost: FREE
Your House! | More Info

Join us in the online discussion as the Rocket City Mom Virtual Book Club talks about Where We Belong by Emily Giffin.

Concerts On the Dock

Friday from 6-9 PM
Cost: FREE, $5 parking
Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment | More Info

Taylor Honeycutt headlines this CoD night at one of our favorite family concerts in town! Get the full lineup and our Parent Pro-Tips HERE.

Free Movie in Madison

Friday at 7:30 PM
Cost: FREE
Madison Public Library | More Info

This free outdoor movie series continues with The Princess Bride – bring your chairs & blankets.

Cove Fest

Friday from 6-9 PM | Saturday from 4-7 PM
Cost: FREE
Hampton Cove Middle School | More Info

An outdoor movie kicks off this new local festival on Friday, and live music, food trucks, and art activities round it out on Saturday.


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Cullman Strawberry Festival

Saturday from 8AM – 10PM
Cost: FREE admission
Downtown Cullman | More Info

It’s the 80th anniversary of this annual Spring festival and they’ll celebrate with arts & crafts, food, music, kid’s activities, and STRAWBERRIES!

Madison City Farmer’s Market

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

You can almost taste those fresh strawberries… Kid-friendly, pet-friendly, and produce-friendly!

Healthy Kids Day

Saturday from 9AM – Noon
Cost: FREE
Hogan YMCA & Southeast YMCA | More Info

This fun & free day includes dozens of kid’s activities that encourage healthy & active play that stimulates the imagination, as well as local vendors and crafts.

Back When Day

Saturday from 9AM – 4PM
Cost: FREE
Arab Historic Village | More Info

Village-goers can see live demonstrations of quilting, grinding cornmeal, black-smithing, and storytelling of things from way “back when.“ Live blue grass music & food too!

Historic Madison Walking Tour

Saturday at 10:00 AM – Noon
Cost: FREE
Madison Gazebo | 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.

Sample Summer Camp!

Saturday from 10AM – 4PM
Cost: FREE
Camp Maranatha | More Info

You’re in for a real treat at this Open House & Alumni Day – your family can get a sample of all the fun summer camp activities for free!


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Aquatics Fun Fest

Saturday from 10AM – 2PM
Cost: $5
Redstone MRW | More Info
Explore this awesome facility and enjoy water games, food, a swim-up movie in the pool, & more.

Free Movie in New Hope

Saturday at 4PM
Cost: FREE
New Hope Public Library | More Info
A free showing of the new Mary Poppins movie and popcorn – families welcome!

The Market at Mid-City

Sunday from 2-6 PM
Cost: FREE
The Camp at Mid-City | More Info

Huntsville’s newest weekend market for farmers, makers, and musicians.

Family Jam Session

Sunday from 5-8 PM
Cost: FREE
Valley Conservatory | More Info

Come listen to other musicians jam out or grab your instrument and join in!

Worth the Money


Panoply Arts Festival


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Friday 5-9 PM | Saturday 10AM – 9PM | Sunday 11AM – 6PM
Cost: $10-18, kids 12 and under FREE
Big Spring Park, Huntsville | More Info

One of Huntsville’s signature Spring events, there is so much for kids to do at Panoply we wrote a whole article about it! It should be on every family’s Must List – visual & performing arts, hands-on activities for kids, festival food, and fireworks!

“Ramona Quimby” Presented by Fantasy Playhouse

Friday at 7PM, Saturday & Sunday at 1:30 PM and 5 PM
Cost: $15
VBC Playhouse | More Info

Be transported to Klickitat Street and meet the Quimbys! This beloved book by Beverly Cleary is brought to the stage in a way your family will love.

“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!

Arrive & Drive

Sunday from Noon – 4PM
Cost: $15 to drive
HQMA Raceway | More Info

Boys and Girls ages 4 1/2 to 16 interested in learning how to drive a quarter midget race car are welcome to try one out or simply drive for fun! Learn more about kids’ Quarter Midget Racing here before you go!

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