Stick a fork in me, I’m done. Back to School has wiped me out! If you can’t wait to slow the pace & spend some QT with your family, then you’re in the right place. We’ve got our favorite things to do with the kids in Huntsville, and we’ve listed them below for you.
Don’t find something you like below? There’s even more weekend fun over on our full Event Calendar! And don’t forget it’s Huntsville Restaurant Week until the 18th. Be sure to download the free Explore Huntsville app to get all the best RCM info on the go!
TEASER ALERT: If you’re the type that likes to plan ahead, we’re already working on our infamous Fall Activity Guide so stay tuned for that soon. If you’re hosting an event you’d like us to include, email us all the details.
Free & Cheap
Free & Awesome Live Music
- Biergarten at USSRC – Thursday from 4:30 – 7:30 PM
- Friday Night Live – Friday from 5-8 PM
- 3rd Fridays in Decatur – Friday from 5:30 – 9 PM
Weekend Farmers Markets
Thursday, Saturday & Sunday
Cost: FREE admission, bring $ to shop
You have three chances to pick up something fresh for your table (and your student’s lunchbox!) this weekend.
- Green Street Market – Thursday from 4-8 PM
- Madison City Farmer’s Market – Saturday from 8AM – Noon
- MidCity Market – Sunday from 2-6 PM
Fidos After 5
Friday from 5-7 PM
Cost: $5 (members are free!)
Huntsville Botanical Garden | More Info
Bring your canine companion to play in the Garden for a special price. Oh, and the kids will love it too!
Whiz Kids Open Gym
Friday at 9:15 AM Saturday at 8:30 AM
The Matrix Gym | More Info
A great way for children under age 6 to get some active gym time in the morning! Read our review before you go.
Ages 6-11 – Open Gym at 9:30 AM on Saturdays
Ages 12-8 – Open Gym at 11:00 AM on Saturdays
Friday & Saturday
Downtown Russellville | More Info
Fruity fun will be had by your whole family at this weekend festival that includes seed-spitting contests, kid’s activities, live music, and more.
Summer Movie Under the Stars
Friday at 8:00 PM
Madison Library | More Info
The movie starts at sunset on the back patio – bring your lawn chairs and picnic suppers to watch Crazy Rich Asians.
National Model Aviation Day
Saturday from 9AM – 3PM
Cost: FREE admission
Rocket City RC Field | More Info
See flight demonstrations and displays, tours and Q&A of radio-controlled planes & other vehicles. Learn more about this wonderful hobby!
Vintage Computer Day
Saturday from 10AM – 4PM
Downtown Huntsville Library | More Info
Do your kids love retro computers and video games? They’ll level up their knowledge at this fun & free afternoon.
Music Explorers Club
Saturday at 2:00 PM
Monrovia Library | More Info
Kids can get their musical passport stamped and enjoy hands-on activities with instruments from the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra.
5 Points BLOK Festival
Saturday at 10:30 AM
Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment | More Info
Experience local art, music, technology and commerce at the 5th annual BLOK Festival. Kid’s STEAM activities, live music, and local vendors.
Worth the Money
City Lights & Stars
Friday at 7:30 PM
Burritt On the Mountain | More Info
One of Huntsville’s favorite bands performs at it’s most beautiful outdoor venue. Don’t miss Microwave Dave & The Nukes at this fun and family-friendly show.
Visit the Niña & the Pinta
Friday – Sunday from 9AM – 6PM
Cost: $6.50 – 8.50
Guntersville City Harbor | More Info
If you missed it when they were at Ditto, you’ve got one last chance to see the most historically accurate replica of a Columbus Ship ever built – The Niña and Pinta are hanging in Guntersville through Sunday.
Astronomy for All
Friday at 7:00 PM, doors open at 6:15
U.S. Space & Rocket Center INTUITIVE Theater | More Info
Enjoy a presentation on astronomical topics such as exoplanets, spacecraft missions, black holes or other educational topics appropriate for all ages. Science, humor and an activity included!
Kids Night Out
Saturday from 6-10 PM
Hogan Family YMCA | More Info
Children ages 4 to 12 are welcome – pizza dinner is included! YMCA membership is not required to attend.
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