Huntsville Weekend Roundup April 5-7

April showers bring… temporary relief from that fine coating of pollen covering everything outside. Good thing there’s lots of indoor AND outdoor fun happening in Huntsville for families this weekend! We’ve listed our favorite free and/or cheap things to do, as well as some seasonal events worth your money & time.

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

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.

Free Movie at Fern Bell

Friday at 5:00 PM
Cost: FREE
Fern Bell Park | More Info

This free movie series kicks off with Wreck It Ralph – the movie starts at sundown, and picnics are welcome!

Sip & See at Hays

Saturday at 8:00 AM
Cost: FREE
Hays Nature Preserve | More Info

Springtime is our favorite at Hays! Come see what’s new & enjoy nature at this guided coffee & juice walk. Kids will love the outdoor playground.


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Countdown to Kindergarten

Saturday at 10:00 AM
Cost: FREE
Madison Public Library | More Info
Bring your 3-5 year old to explore and practice the skills your child needs for a smooth transition into kindergarten.

Bloomin’ Festival

Saturday & Sunday from 9AM – 5PM
Cost: FREE – $5 donation
St. Bernard Abbey in Cullman | More Info

Over 140 vendor booths, food, carts & crafts, and more are found every year at this popular Spring festival recognized as one of the “Top Twenty Events in the Southeast”.

Spring Festival & Community Car Show

Saturday from 10AM – 2PM
Cost: FREE
Asbury UMC | More Info

Kids will love the activities & inflatables, plus the chance to sit inside a real SWAT truck. Parents will love the cool cars & food.

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.


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Sample Summer Camp for an Afternoon

Sunday from 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Cost: FREE
Pine Ridge Day Camp | 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.

Discover a Good Deal

Sales All Weekend (see below)
Cost: FREE admission

Everyone loves a good bargain, and these local weekend sales & markets will have plenty for Easter & Spring.

Worth the Money


Astronomy For All

Friday from 6-9 PM
Cost: $10-15
U.S. Space & Rocket Center | More Info

This after-hours event at the new INTUITIVE Planetarium features hands-on activities for the whole family! Read our review before you go.

Enjoy a Night Out

Friday from 5:30 – 11:00 PM
Cost: $15-20

Need a Date Night? Leave the kids to have their own fun at this Parent’s Night Out.


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Spring Fling Special Train Rides

Saturday at 10AM and 1PM
Cost: $10-15
North AL Railroad Museum | More Info

Your little train-lover will be SO EXCITED to catch a fun ride on a historic train! Read our Parent Review, then go grab your tickets in advance online. A fun day, rain or shine.

Spring Farm Days at Burritt

Saturday from 10AM – 4PM
Sunday from Noon – 4PM
Cost: FREE for members, general admission for non-members
Burritt On the Mountain | More Info

Visit the barnyard animals, experience historic skills, and learn about life on the farm during the 1800’s. Watch demonstrations and learn what attending school was like in 1918 in the new Rosenwald Schoolhouse. We LOVE this annual event!

Go See a Show!

Friday – Sunday
Cost: Ranges from $10-20
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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DISCLAIMER: We do our best at Rocket City Mom to provide accurate, useful information about events and activities. This information (such as times and locations) is gathered from user submissions, press releases, local newspapers, signs around town and word of mouth. While we always try to confirm details before they are posted in the Huntsville Weekend Roundup, sometimes details change or we are given inaccurate information. Whenever possible we link our write-ups to the source in which our information came from and strongly urge you to confirm details before you go, especially when it comes to outdoor events and weather.