Huntsville Weekend Roundup February 23-25

Is Spring here early? There’s more showers and mild temps in store for us here in North Alabama, and plenty of free/fun things to do with your kids this weekend! We listed our top picks below, but be sure to check our full Event Calendar for even more free fun this weekend.

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Free & Cheap Fun


Shop Tax Free for Severe Weather

All Weekend
Cost: Tax-free on certain items
Entire state of AL

We all know about the sales tax holiday when school starts, but did you know the state of Alabama does something similar at the start of severe weather season in the Spring? The severe weather tax holiday starts Friday and ends Sunday at 12 midnight. Here’s a list of items you can get tax-free.

Consignment Sale Season!

Thursday – Sunday
Cost: FREE admission, great sales!
Various locations | Get the full list

Nab some awesome Spring clothes, furniture, toys, & more at these local consignment sales.

Once Upon a Winter’s Night

Friday at 6:00 PM Rescheduled due to illness
Cost: FREE
Madison Public Library | More Info

This special family-friendly after hours event will celebrate fairytales through puppet shows, games, crafts, and music. Pajamas and fairytale garb encouraged.

Board Game Night

Friday at 6:00 PM
Cost: FREE, $5 parking
Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment | More Info

Feel free to bring your own board & card games to share on the 2nd floor. Families welcome!

Spring Into Summer Activities Fair

Saturday from 10AM – 1PM
Cost: FREE
Davidson Center at USSRC | More Info

Featuring more than 30 Arts Huntsville member organizations, the Spring Into Summer Activities Fair will highlight spring break and summer camps, workshops and classes. Come by the RCM table and say hello!

Rocket City Weather Fest

Saturday from 10AM – 4PM
Cost: FREE
UAH | More Info

From hands-on activities and demonstrations, kids’ games and crafts to a SKYWARN Spotter training course given by the National Weather Service, this fun-filled event will be perfect for the entire family!

Worth the Money


Beaks & Barks

Now through Feb. 28
Cost: $1-13 for members, + general admission for non-members
Huntsville Botanical Garden | More Info

For 6 weeks HBG opens its gates to man’s best friend. Walk the Garden trails in the crisp winter air or play a round of fetch and enjoy the 5 acre “no leash” zone at the back of the Garden.

Rocket City Storytelling Festival

Friday & Saturday
Cost: Free – $25 for a weekend pass
Trinity United Methodist | More Info

The 23rd Annual “Tell Me a Story, A Storytelling Festival” will feature master storytellers Michael Reno Harrell, Kim Weitkamp and Andy Offutt Irwin.

Fantasy Playhouse Presents The Watsons Go to Birmingham 1963

Friday – Sunday
Cost: $15
VBC Playhouse | More Info

With five shows to pick from this weekend, there’s really no excuse to miss this special show by FPH. The Watsons Go to Birmingham 1963 is a story all Alabama kids should read, and now watch on stage. Buy tickets online.

HHS Presents Mary Poppins: the Broadway Musical

Friday 7:30, Saturday 2PM & 7:30 PM | Sunday 2PM
Cost: $10-18
Huntsville High School | More Info

Mary Poppins is an enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs, breathtaking dance numbers and astonishing stagecraft. Fun for all ages!

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