Anybody got an ark? The weather may be wet, but lucky for you there’s plenty for kids to do indoors in Huntsville this weekend. We listed our favorite free/cheap weekend activities below – of course, you can always find even more things to do inside our full Event Calendar.
Your RCM To-Do List:
- Browse our list of Spring Break Camps – they fill up fast!
- Nominate your 2020 Family Favorites – we’ll start voting next week
Free & Cheap Events
Shop Tax-Free for Severe Weather
Cost: Tax-free on certain items
Entire state of AL | More Info
Stock up for the upcoming Spring severe weather (and camping!) season in Alabama tax-free. We even have a list of items included.
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
Saturday from 9 AM – 1 PM
Discovery Middle School | More Info
When life happens, you need a plan! Families can learn to become more self-reliant and prepared for emergencies. Lots of kid’s activities!
Spring Into Summer Activities Fair
Saturday from 10AM – 1PM
Davidson Center at USSRC | More Info
Learn about spring break and summer camps, workshops, and classes for kids of all ages & participate in hands-on activities.
Mardi Gras Celebrations
Saturday, various times
If your family wants to celebrate Mardi Gras there are a couple of kid-friendly events to catch some beads and Cajun food.
Mardi Gras at MidCity – Saturday from 11 AM – 11 PM
Huntsville Mardi Gras Parade – Saturday at 4:30 PM
Saturday from 11 AM – 3 PM
Cost: FREE admission
Downtown Decatur | More Info
Now in its ninth year, Carnegie Carnival fills the city’s historic downtown area with parades, crewes, floats, throws, music and other family-friendly fun, all while promoting art and creativity.
Family Game Night
Saturday at 7:00 PM
Shenanigan’s Comedy Theater | More Info
Have a hilarious time playing Bingo, Let’s Make a Deal, and some… NEW games at this funny show hosted by Turnip & Joletta.
Sunday at 5:00 PM
Valley Conservatory | More Info
Music-loving kids will love this monthly jam session. Just listen or even join in!
Worth the Dinero in Huntsville
Friday Night at 7 PM
Saturdays & Sundays at 1 PM & 5 PM
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.
The Venardos Circus
Now – March 1st
MidCity District | More Info
Have a magical weekend under the Big Top – a circus like no other has finally come to Huntsville! You don’t want to miss this “part traditional circus, part classic vaudeville and part Cirque du Soleil” experience. Use the code RCMOMS at checkout online and receive 20% off any show!
Heart Braid Bootcamp
Friday at 5:00 PM
Cost: $35, includes adult & child
Spoiled Rockin’ Kidz | More Info
Come learn to French, Dutch and do a special heart braid with SRK experts!
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.
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!
Stories From the Underground Railroad
Saturday from 10:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Cost: FREE for members, or general admission
Burritt On the Mountain | More Info
Experience an interactive (age appropriate) Underground Railroad immersion. Learn about Buffalo Soldiers and spend some time in a Rosenwald School. It’s Super Saturday time on the mountain!
More Huntsville Area Resources for Families…
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