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


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

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
Cost: FREE
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!


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Movie in the Park

Friday at 8:00 PM
Cost: FREE
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
Cost: FREE
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
Cost: FREE
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
Cost: FREE
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
Cost: FREE
Campus 805 | More Info

Food trucks, kid’s activities, live music, and a car show are all included in this community event!

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!

Play Time @ The Princess

Sunday from 2-4 PM
Cost: FREE
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
Cost: $15-50
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.

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.

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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