It looks as if it’s a bit quieter around Huntsville this weekend. It’s a great time for you to relax & unwind, and hopefully spend a little quality time with your family now that school has started!
As always, we list our favorite free and/or cheap things happening below, but there’s even MORE to be found inside our full Event Calendar. It’s also the beginning of Huntsville Restaurant Week – the perfect opportunity to try a new place to eat that could become your family’s favorite. Discover all the #DineHsv details and learn how you could win gift cards to local restaurants too!
Finally, be sure to download the free Explore Huntsville app to get all the best RCM info on the go!
Free & Cheap
Free & Awesome Live Music
- Biergarten at USSRC – Thursday from 4:30 – 7:30 PM
- Fridays After Five in Athens – Friday from 5-8 PM
- Singing On the Square – Saturday from 7-9 PM
- Sounds of Summer series – Saturday from 7-10 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
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 Night Art Walk
Friday from 5-8 PM
Downtown Huntsville | More Info
Stroll the Square and enjoy local art & artisan goods, music, and awesome puppy watching!
North Huntsville Food Truck Rally
Friday from 5-8 PM
Cost: FREE admission
Stringfield Road | More Info
Enjoy some of Huntsville’s most delicious food on wheels with your family.
Kid’s Guided Meditation Art Class
Saturday at 11:00 AM
Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment | More Info
Kids can learn how to use art and focused meditation to express creativity. Is your child struggling with anxiety? Give it a try!
Drop In & Create Art!
Saturday from 11AM – 1PM
Huntsville Museum of Art | More Info
Families and children ages 3 and up are invited to participate in a range of programs especially designed with younger visitors in mind.
Back to School Bash
Saturday at 7:00 PM
Cost: FREE, $5 donation suggested
Yellowhammer | More Info
Celebrate the beginning of the new school year with live music, games, food and draft soda! This event is intended for ages 20 and below, however everyone is welcome!
Worth the Dinero
Visit the Niña & the Pinta
Friday – Sunday from 9AM – 6PM
Cost: $6.50 – 8.50
Ditto Landing | More Info
Come see the most historically accurate replica of a Columbus Ship ever built – The Niña and Pinta are back in Huntsville!
Cocktails & Cosmos
Friday at 7:00 PM, doors open at 6:15
U.S. Space & Rocket Center INTUITIVE Theater | More Info
Sip a featured specialty cocktail and enjoy a discussion on astronomical topics such as exoplanets, spacecraft missions, black holes or other educational topics intended for an adult audience. Science and humor included!
DIY Date Night
Saturday at 6:30 PM
Hammer & Stain | More Info
We all need a night out with our significant other, so why not spend it making memories? Pick from various quotes which makes a perfect set when put together. Register in advance for the perfect date night!
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