Huntsville Weekend Roundup August 30 – September 2

When he was a kid, my husband thought Labor Day was the weekend your mom made you deep-clean the house from top to bottom. It wasn’t until he was older that he found out the true reason for this holiday weekend at the end of summer. Lucky for you there are plenty of fun things to do with your family in Huntsville and North Alabama after all those chores! We listed some great options here in our Huntsville Weekend Roundup.

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Fidos After 5

Thursday 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!

RCM’s Virtual Book Club

Thursday at 8:30 PM
Cost: FREE
Your House | More Info

How often can you enjoy discussing a good books with friends… in your pajamas… WITH THE AUTHOR? That’s what happening tonight as we review I Miss You When I Blink with Mary Laura Philpott.


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Whiz Kids Open Gym

Friday at 9:15 AM Saturday at 8:30 AM
Cost: $3-5
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

Fall Concerts On the Dock Begin!

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 Actual Bombs performs tonight! Grab your friends and your picnics and head to our favorite concert venue.

Battle for Decatur Reenactment

Saturday, All Day
Cost: FREE, $5 to park
Point Mallard Park | More Info

Commemorating Decatur’s 4-day battle in October 1864, this Civil War reenactment features more than 200 re-enactors representing both northern and southern forces engaging in two battles.

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.


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SugarFest in Arab

Saturday from 9 AM – 9 PM
Cost: FREE
Arab City Park | More Info

Enjoy the “Sugah’ Baker” decorating contest, sample the menu from the food trucks, browse the “Sweet Rides” Car Show, enjoy live entertainment, and don’t miss the “Sweetie Pie” kid’s fun area with carnival themed games, rides, and activities. Stay for the Movie in the Park at dark!

AshaKiran India Fest

Saturday from 11 AM – 6 PM
Cost: FREE
VBC North Hall | More Info

Free games & crafts, dance demonstrations, yoga & meditation sessions, Indian fashion, Mehndi, Indian Cuisine, and a marketplace are all a part of this annual festival.

Sounds of Summer Concert

Saturday at 7:00 PM
Cost: FREE
Campus 805 | More Info

Head to S.R. Butler Green for the last concert in this series and a performance by the Astronomical Blues Society.

Jazz in the Park

Sunday from 5-9PM
Cost: FREE
Big Spring Park East, Huntsville | More Info

This annual concert series is every Sunday in September. Grab a lawn chair and enjoy a lovely evening with your family.

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Last Chance for Backpack Explorers!

Now – Saturday
Cost: FREE – $12
Burritt On the Mountain | More Info

Choose from five fun adventures that will lead you on an awesome scavenger hunt on the mountain! Geared for kids ages 4-12, these literal backpacks will keep you coming back all summer.

Our Place In Space Planetarium Show

Friday at 7:00 PM, doors open at 6:15
Cost: $10-15
U.S. Space & Rocket Center INTUITIVE Theater  | More Info

Learn all about the Alabama skies with your own interactive guide! Immersive science, humor, and an activity included.

Scarecrows Return to The Garden!

Sunday from 11:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Cost: $9-14
Huntsville Botanical Garden | More Info

The annual Scarecrow Trail opens September 1st and runs through October 31st. It’s a great weekend to be at The Garden!

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