Huntsville Weekend Roundup February 15-17

Happy weekend, Huntsville families! As always, we list our favorite free/cheap weekend activities for kids in Huntsville here in the WERU. Of course, you can always find even more things to do inside our full Event Calendar, so if you don’t see something below go check that out.

Be sure to nominate your favorite places to hang out with kids for the annual RCM Family Favorite Awards! It would be a shame if your favorite isn’t nominated… so go take care of that, will ya?

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Free & Cheap Fun


HUntsville Vigil for Parkland

Thursday at 5:30 PM
Cost: FREE
Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment | More Info

Moms Demand Action Huntsville will remember victims of the Parkland, Florida school shooting on the one-year anniversary.

Literary Trails & Bluebirds

Friday at 10:00 AM
Cost: FREE
Hays Nature Preserve | More Info

Kids can enjoy nature-themed stories and crafts with their favorite adult.


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Whiz Kids Open Gym Time for Kids

Friday & Saturday
Cost: $3-5
The Matrix Gym | More Info

What makes this particular Open Gym time for kids so dadgum awesome? We detail it all in our Parent Review. Bonus for keeping the Bigs and Littles separate in two jump sessions! #SafetyFirst
Kids 6 and under Open Gym – Friday at 9:15 AM and Saturday at 8:30 – 9:30 AM
Kids 6-11 Open Gym time – Saturday from 9:30 – 11:00 AM
Kids 12-18 Open Gym Time – Saturday at 11:00 AM

Birding 101

Saturday from 8 AM – Noon
Cost: FREE
Hays Nature Preserve | More Info

The TN Valley Audubon Society will lead a family-friendly birding hike & binocular session & make bird feeders.

Music Explorers

Saturday at 10:15 AM
Cost: FREE
VBC Concert Hall | More Info

Get hands-on with the instruments of the orchestra & make some music of your own with the HSO.

Youth Goal-Setting Workshop

Saturday at 9:30 AM
Cost: FREE, registration required
Alexander’s Martial Arts | More Info

Kids will learn to set SMART goals in this one-hour workshops tailored for them.


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Teen Hangout

Saturday at 1:00 PM
Cost: FREE
Huntsville Library Downtown | More Info

Tweens & teens 12+ are invited at this monthly hangout to work on art projects, movies, and more.

Movie: “Selma”

Sunday at 2:00 PM
Cost: FREE
Madison Public Library | More Info

This award winning film of Dr. King’s campaign to secure equal rights and the historic march on Selma.


 


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Worth the Money


“Akeelah and the Bee”

Friday Night at 7 PM
Saturdays & Sundays at 1:30 & 5 PM
Cost: $15
VBC Playhouse | More Info

Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theater presents this awesome show for families about the power of friendship, mentors, and love of learning.

Beaks & Barks

Now – Feb. 28
Cost: General Admission, Members FREE, dogs $1
Huntsville Botanical Garden | More Info

A big delicious breakfast, face painting, Valentine crafts, and photos with the Queen Bee will make a morning your kids will remember!

Parent’s Night Out

Friday & Saturday
Cost: $10-25

There are a few different PNO’s to choose from – why not take advantage of them and get your Date Night on?
Some Assembly Required LEGO PNO: Friday from 6-9 PM
Stars Elite PNO Fundraiser: Friday from 6-11 PM
Kid’s Night Out at the YMCA: Saturday from 6-10 PM

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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.