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
Women in Music Weekend
Thursday – Sunday
Downtown Huntsville | More Info
Miss Concerts in the Park already? This weekend in full of performances by amazing women!
Dog Days at Ditto
Friday at 6:00 PM
Ditto Landing Marina | More Info
JED Eye & Silver Streak are playing at this fun & Fido-friendly concert.
Main Street Music Festival
Friday & Saturday
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 PM – CANCELLED due to weather
Big Spring Park | More Info
Your kids will love this “zoo” of instruments they can touch, play, and explore!
Friday at 7:00 PM
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
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!
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
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
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 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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