Huntsville Weekend Roundup February 9-11

Rain, rain, go away – we want to celebrate Mardi Gras in Huntsville on Saturday! The annual Mardi Gras Parade is just one fun event happening this weekend. We’ve listed more of our free/cheap picks below, plus a few that are definitely worth the moolah!

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Free & Cheap Fun


 

25 Cent Book Sale

Saturday from 9 AM – 3:30 PM
Cost: 25¢
Downtown Huntsville Library | More Info

Find your next great read at the Friends of the Library’s big sale. Browse thousands of titles in fiction and nonfiction, paperbacks and hardbacks – kid’s books too!

Nature Explore Series for Kids

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

Learn how to attract bluebirds and other songbirds to your backyard and explore the Bluebird Trail, making sure the birdhouses are ready for nesting season.

ChargerCon

Saturday from Noon – 11:30 PM
Cost: FREE
UA of Huntsville | More Info

A free gaming and technology expo, ChargerCon features video game and tabletop tournaments, cosplay contest, workshops, demos, a retro arcade, food trucks, and free play areas for PC, console, tabletop, and handheld games.

Mardi Gras Children’s Parade

Saturday at 12:30, arrive early for a good spot!
Cost: FREE
Downtown Decatur | More Info

Decorate a truck or car, ride a bike, pull your kiddos in a wagon or pull your Shoebox Float at the annual Carnegie Carnival Children’s Parade. The main event parade begins at 6:00 PM.

Celebrate Black History Month!

Saturday from 1-4 PM
Cost: FREE
Madison Public Library | More Info

This 3rd annual festival for families will have live drumming, music, storytelling, and arts & crafts. It’s all about diversity, bringing people of all races together and sharing the African American Culture.

Huntsville Mardi Gras Parade

Saturday at 4:30, arrive early for a good spot!CANCELLED
Cost: FREE
Downtown Huntsville | More Info

Colorful Krewes will march the streets of downtown Huntsville, one of our city’s best parades! Family-friendly too – be sure to stay for the dog parade at the end! See the parade route here. Keep an eye on the weather for parade updates!

Sunday Stroll on the Mountain

Sunday at 2:00 PM
Cost: $5 per adult
Monte Sano State Park | More Info

Join naturalist, Kate Gribbin, on an easy to moderate hike atop the Monte Sano plateau. The multi-trail route meanders about 1 mile allowing hikers to enjoy park history, the Japanese Garden, and winter wildlife. Dogs on leashes welcome!

Worth the Money


 

Valentine’s Day Parents Survival Night

Friday from 6-9PM
Cost: $20/25 per child
The Little Gym of Madison | More Info

Parents Need a Recess, Too! Let the good people at The Little Gym of Madison watch your potty-trained 3-12 year old(s) and give you time to see a movie, catch up with friends or enjoy a meal while your kids get some quality time with their instructors in a safe, fun, familiar place. CALL NOW to save a spot! 256-382-3123

Storyland Opens in Gadsden

Saturday
Cost: $8 admission
Hardin Center for Cultural Arts | More Info

This immersive hands-on exhibit opens today! Your children will step into the world of their favorite storybooks — building a snowperson and making snow angels in The Snowy Day, tucking in Peter Rabbit, and finding Spot.

Saturday Scientist

Saturday at 11:30 AM
Cost: FREE for members, $25 general admission
U.S. Space & Rocket Center | More Info

Learn to love the icky and sticky world of bacteria and germs. Kids will discover the microbiology worlds under a microscope and how bacteria and germs live and help shape the world around us. #flushot

Will You Be My Galentine?

Sunday from 10 AM – Noon
Cost: $10-30
Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment | More Info

This ones for moms ONLY! It’s only the best day of the year! Design By Hart Studio wants you to grab your girlfriends for a waffle bar and pottery painting sesh. BYOB so ages 21+.

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