Happy Valentines Day weekend, Huntsville families! We hope you’ll LOVE our picks for free family fun below – of course, you can always find even more things to do inside our full Event Calendar. If you’re lucky enough to have a sitter this weekend our Date Night Guide for Busy Parents will come in handy too.
While you’re at it, go ahead and peruse our list of 2020 Spring Break Camps for Kids and check that task off your To-Do list. Your kids will thank you for it!
Finally, 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… this is your chance!
Free & Cheap Events
Black History Writing Contest for Kids
Cost: FREE to enter
Bessie K. Russell Library | More Info
Celebration Black History Month with a writing contest! It’s a great way to learn more about lesser-known Black Americans and flex your writing muscles.
Bluebirds On Literary Trails
Friday at 10:00 AM
Hays Nature Preserve | More Info
Explore the Bluebird Trail and see a sample nest after reading A Nest Of Bluebirds at Hays Nature Preserve.
Open Gym Bounce Time
Saturday from 8:30 – 11:00 AM
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
– Ages 6 and under Open Gym – Saturday at 8:30 – 9:30 AM
– Kids 6-11 Open Gym time – Saturday from 9:30 – 11:00 AM
– Ages 12-18 Open Gym Time – Saturday at 11:00 AM
A Saturday for the Birds
Saturday at 8:30 – 11:00 AM
Hays Nature Preserve | More Info
It’s Birding Day at Hays! Bluebird & heron hikes, birdhouse building, and playing on the awesome Natural Playground will delight your nature-loving kiddos.
DIY Tabletop Basketball Game
Saturday at 9:00 AM
Cost: FREE, registration required
Lowe’s | More Info
It’s tournament time! Sign your little DIYer up today to build this fun Tabletop Basketball game. Space is limited, so register in advance.
Saturday at 10:30 AM
Madison Library | More Info
Busy during the week? This weekend Family Storytime will feature penguin stories and a craft.
Community Drum Circle
Saturday from 3-5 PM
Cost: FREE, donations accepted
Huntsville Herbology | More Info
Celebrate Black History Month with The T.R.I.B.E! Bring your drum (or your hands!) and a smile and make some music with your family.
Sunday from 8AM – 5PM
Rocket City Craft Beer | More Info
The Feline Fanciers of MARF are bringing sweet cats and kittens to cuddle. Come fall in love with your new best friend!
Worth the Dinero in Huntsville
Parents Valentines Night Out
Friday & Saturday
It’s Valentine’s Day weekend – kids AND parents deserve a night out, and there are a couple of opportunities!
Friday from 6-9 PM
Cost: $25, RSVP required
Rocket City Arcade | More Info
Fortnight fans can compete for cash prizes and bragging rights in the E-Sports Arena.
Pour Your Heart Out
Friday at 7:00 PM
Cost: $50, includes keepsake & hors d’oeuvres
U.S. Space & Rocket Center | More Info
It’s the hottest Valentine ticket in town! Celebrate with an evening of food, drink and live music in the Davidson Center, then step outside where metal workers from Sloss Furnaces of Birmingham will help you create your own spacey Valentine keepsake.
Beaks & Barks
Now – Feb. 28
Cost: General Admission, Members FREE, dogs $2
Huntsville Botanical Garden | More Info
It’s the Great Backyard Bird Count weekend, so bring your pooch AND your binoculars!
More Huntsville Area Resources for Families…
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