Huntsville Weekend Roundup August 17-19

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.

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.

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 19th. Be sure to download the free Explore Huntsville app to get all the best RCM info on the go!

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Flipping Crazee Consignment Sale

Friday – Sunday
Cost: FREE admission
Flipping Crazee Consignment | More Info

You’re flipping crazee if you miss this giant clearance consignment sale!

Concerts On the Dock

Friday at 6:00 PM
Cost: FREE, $5 to park
Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment | More Info

It’s time for the Fall CoD series and the Dawn Osborne Band performs tonight! Grab your friends and your picnics and head to our favorite concert venue!

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.

Drop In & Create

Saturday from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Cost: FREE
Huntsville Museum of Art | More Info

Kids ages 3 and up and their families will love this art program at HMA! Today kids can create their own impressionist Bridge scene inspired by Big Spring Park.


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Mothers Dream Quilt Meetup

Saturday from 12:30 – 4:30 PM
Cost: FREE
Bailey Cove Library | More Info

You’re invited to the first Quilting event as part of the mothersdreamquilt.org quilt project. Experienced quilters and newbies are welcome. RSVP online here.

5 Points Blok Party

Saturday from 2-5 PM
Cost: FREE
Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment | More Info

This multi cultural Arts and Entertainment festival features food, music, kid’s crafts, vendors, and kid-friendly activities!

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 the Mars Rovers. Read our review before you go!


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Math Alive!

Now – September 3rd
Cost: FREE for members or general admission
USSRC | More Info

There’s only a few weeks left to catch this mathtastic hands-on exhibit at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center! Primarily designed for kids in grades 3-8, the exhibition brings to life the real math behind what kids love most – video games, sports, fashion, music, robotics and more. Read our review before you go.

City Lights & Stars

Friday at 7:30 PM
Cost: $15-20
Burritt On the Mountain | More Info

It’s your last chance to catch this gorgeous concert series on the mountaintop util next Summer! You can’t beat the view.

Huntsville Hamfest

Saturday 9AM – 4:30PM; Sunday 9AM – 3PM
Cost: $10 for adults, kids 12 and under FREE
VBC South Hall | More Info

Families who tinker together will love Hamfest! This year there’s a Youth Lounge, kid’s activities, kit building, robotics, and 3-D printing. It’s a ham radio smorgasboard!

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