Huntsville Weekend Roundup August 10-12

It looks as if it’s a bit quieter around Huntsville this weekend. It’s a great time for you to relax & unwind, and hopefully spend a little quality time with your family now that school has started!

As always, we list our favorite free and/or cheap things happening below, but there’s even MORE to be found inside our full Event Calendar. It’s also the beginning of Huntsville Restaurant Week – the perfect opportunity to try a new place to eat that could become your family’s favorite! Discover all the details and learn how you could win gift cards to local restaurants:

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Free & Cheap


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

Women in Music Weekend

Thursday – Sunday
Cost: FREE
Downtown Huntsville | More Info

Miss Concerts in the Park already? This weekend in full of performances by amazing women!


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Dog Days at Ditto

Friday at 6:00 PM
Cost: FREE
Ditto Landing Marina | More Info

JED Eye & Silver Streak are playing at this fun & Fido-friendly concert.

Main Street Music Festival

Friday & Saturday
Cost: FREE
Albertville | More Info

This huge music festival includes a kid’s inflatable water park, petting zoo, dog show, demonstrations, and of course, live music!

Instrument Petting Zoo

Friday at 6:00 PMCANCELLED due to weather
Cost: FREE
Big Spring Park | More Info

Your kids will love this “zoo” of instruments they can touch, play, and explore!

Dive-In Movie

Friday at 7:00 PM
Cost: $5
Chapman Pool | More Info

Take the family and spend some time at the pool with this dive-in flick, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul.

Madison Farmer’s Market

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

Peaches, tomatoes, eggs, milk, meat, flowers, artesian crafts 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.

Rummage Sale & Open House

Saturday from 10AM – 2PM
Cost: FREE
Alabama Youth Ballet | More Info

Learn more about the variety of classes offered at AYB and pick up some great deals. It’s a win-win!

Planetarium Show

Saturday at 7:30 PM
Cost: FREE – $5
VBAS Planetarium | More Info

Your family can do some star-gazing with the pros on top of the mountain. Tonight’s topic is meteors & comets. Read our review before you go!

Community Back to School Bash

Sunday at 4:00 PM
Cost: FREE
Haven Baptist Church | More Info

Free food, inflatables, and school supply giveaways – all families invited.

Worth the Dinero


Breakfast & Brushes

Saturday at 8:30 AM
Cost: $15-20
Huntsville Botanical Garden | More Info

This is a new and unique way to enjoy HBG! Choose a pre-drawn canvas for easy painting and a full breakfast! For families with children 3 and over.

Saturday Scientist

Saturday at 11:30 AM
Cost: FREE for members or general admission
USSRC | More Info

Your kiddo can take a break from the summer heat with a mission to Jupiter’s icy moon Europa! Together launch aboard the classroom spaceship and land on the icy moon at this monthly event.

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