Huntsville Weekend Roundup August 9-11

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



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Free & Awesome Live Music

All Weekend
Cost: FREE
Various locations

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.

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

Friday Night Art Walk

Friday from 5-8 PM
Cost: FREE
Downtown Huntsville | More Info

Stroll the Square and enjoy local art & artisan goods, music, and awesome puppy watching!


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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
Cost: FREE
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
Cost: FREE
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!


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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
Cost: $10-15
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
Cost: $70
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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  • DISCLAIMER: We do our best at Rocket City Mom to provide accurate, useful information about events and activities. This information (such as times and locations) is gathered from user submissions, press releases, local newspapers, signs around town and word of mouth. While we always try to confirm details before they are posted in the Huntsville Weekend Roundup, sometimes details change or we are given inaccurate information. Whenever possible we link our write-ups to the source in which our information came from and strongly urge you to confirm details before you go, especially when it comes to outdoor events and weather.