Huntsville Weekend Roundup August 24-26
It’s time to start planning a fun weekend with your family in Huntsville and we’ve got the 411 on all things free and/or cheap, plus a few we think are totally worth the dinero.
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Free & Cheap
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 Blue Yonder performs tonight! Grab your friends and your picnics and head to our favorite concert venue.
Instrument Petting Zoo
Friday at 6:00 PM
Big Spring Park | More Info
Want to pet a violin? Kids can get hands-on with a variety of orchestral instruments before the movie thanks to the HSO!
Movie in the Park
Friday at 8:00 PM
Big Spring Park | More Info
Weather permitting, it’s your last chance to catch a movie in the park – come watch Ice Age: Collision Course with your family!
26th Annual Crape Myrtle Festival
Saturday from 8AM – 8PM
Ardmore, AL | More Info
Vendors of all kinds will be set up as well as live entertainment, a corn hole tournament, a “Flea Market Flip” contest, children’s games and a splash area.
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, live music, 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.
Pajama Jam Children’s Concert
Saturday at 9:00 AM
Downtown Library | More Info
Families can experience the music of Twickenham Fest in a casual and entertaining setting at this free kid’s concert.
Rock Painting for Kids
Saturday from 11:00 AM – Noon
Tillman Hill Library | More Info
Join Ms. Kathy for some fun rock painting under the gazebo! No need to register in advance.
Rocket City Festival
Saturday from 11:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Campus 805 | More Info
Food trucks, kid’s activities, live music, and a car show are all included in this community event!
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!
Play Time @ The Princess
Sunday from 2-4 PM
Princess Theater, Decatur | More Info
Kids who are ham-bones will love this event! There will be costumes, choreography, performance class, and crafts for the kids.
Worth the Dinero
Dog Jog 5K & Pet Fun Zone
Saturday from 7:00 – 10:00 AM
Historic Huntsville Depot | More Info
This 3rd annual event is for the entire family – including furry four-legged ones (one mile only)! Not only can you participate in the 5K and visit with local vendors but you will support educational initiatives in the community and give back to local animal groups all in one day.
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.
Fidos After Five
Thursday from 5PM – Dusk
Cost: General admission or membership, plus $1/pooch
Huntsville Botanical Garden | More Info
The Garden is “going to the dogs” like never before. HBG invites the pooches to enjoy the Garden Monday–Thursday evenings. Leash up Rover, pack a snack and head to the Garden for a tail waggin good time.
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