Huntsville Weekend Roundup August 23-25

It’s time to start planning a fun weekend with your family in Huntsville and we’ve got the 411 on all things free and/or cheap, plus a few we think are totally worth the dinero. You might notice a theme to the lineup – we’re celebrating the Dog Days of Summer!

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Free & Cheap


Fall Consignment Sales

All Weekend
Cost: FREE
Various locations


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Weekend Farmers Markets

Thursday, Saturday & Sunday
Cost: FREE admission, bring $ to shop

You have three chances to pick up something fresh for your table (and your student’s lunchbox!) this weekend.

Fidos After 5

Thursday from 5-7 PM
Cost: $5 (members are free!)
Huntsville Botanical Garden | More Info

Bring your canine companion to play in the Garden for a special price. Oh, and the kids will love it too!

Whiz Kids Open Gym

Friday at 9:15 AM Saturday at 8:30 AM
Cost: $3-5
The Matrix Gym | More Info

A great way for children under age 6 to get some active gym time in the morning! Read our review before you go.
Ages 6-11 – Open Gym at 9:30 AM on Saturdays
Ages 12-8 – Open Gym at 11:00 AM on Saturdays

Free Soccer Skills Clinic

Friday at 5:30 PM
Cost: FREE
Huntsville Turf Fields | More Info

Kids ages 7-13 are invited to this free soccer skills clinic hosted by Huntsville Futbol Club.

27th Annual Crape Myrtle Festival

Saturday from 8AM – 8PM
Cost: FREE
Ardmore, AL | More Info

Vendors of all kinds will be set up as well as live entertainment, a corn hole tournament, a “Flea Market Flip” contest, children’s games and a splash area.


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Pajama Jam Children’s Concert

Saturday at 9:00 AM
Cost: FREE
Downtown Library | More Info

Families can experience the music of Twickenham Fest in a casual and entertaining setting at this free kid’s concert.

Chocolate Milk Documentary

Saturday at 7:00 PM
Cost: FREE
Zenzele Consignment | More Info

Viewers will watch the documentary Chocolate Milk, which examines how the social economic factors of race and sex influence breastfeeding rates for black mothers in America.

Dog Days of Summer Festival

Sunday from 11AM – 3PM
Cost: FREE
Straight to Ale | More Info

Bring your whole family – including the furry ones! Includes a dog costume contest, raffles, vendors, dog treats, and more! Enjoy our fenced off dog walking areas or let your pup play in the kiddie pools.

Worth the Money



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Ask Albert Planetarium Show

Friday at 7:00 PM, doors open at 6:15
Cost: $10-15
U.S. Space & Rocket Center INTUITIVE Theater  | More Info

If you’re curious about black holes, supernovae, and extreme events in the universe this family-friendly show is for you!  Immersive science, humor, and an activity included.

Paw Patrol Live! Race to the Rescue

Friday – Sunday
Cost: $21-70
Von Braun Center | More Info

Paw Patrol Live! returns to Huntsville! Using their unique skills and teamwork, Marshall, Chase, Skye, Rubble, Rocky, Zuma and Everest show that “no job is too big, no pup is too small” as they make several heroic rescues on their race to the finish line.

  • Friday, Aug. 23 – 6:00 PM
  • Saturday, Aug. 24 – 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM
  • Sunday, Aug. 25 – 2:00 PM

Dog Jog 5K & Pet Fun Zone

Saturday from 5-8 PM
Cost: $15-50
Historic Huntsville Depot | More Info

This 4th annual event is for the entire family – including furry four-legged ones (one mile only)! Not only can you participate in the 5K and visit with local vendors but you will support educational initiatives in the community and give back to local animal groups all in one day.

Visit the Niña & the Pinta

Friday – Sunday from 9AM – 6PM
Cost: $6.50 – 8.50
Guntersville City Harbor | More Info

If you missed it when they were at Ditto, you’ve got one last chance to see the most historically accurate replica of a Columbus Ship ever built – The Niña and Pinta are hanging in Guntersville through Sunday.

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