Huntsville Weekend Roundup July 12-14

OK, we’re not trying to make anyone panic, but there are approximately FOUR weekends left before school starts back. What will you do to stuff as much fun in as possible between now & then? Lucky for you, you have us! We’re all about fun, free and/or cheap things to do with kids here in Huntsville and North Alabama. Check these lists out:

Keep in mind there are even MORE awesome things to do over on our full Event Calendar! So what are you waiting for? It’s time to level up your Summer!

Free & Cheap


Free & Awesome Live Music

All Weekend
Cost: FREE
Various locations

Athens Kiddie Carnival

Friday & Saturday from 6:30-930 PM
Cost: Rides are $.50 each
Athens Lions Club | More Info

A carnival just for kids? Yes, you heard us right and it is NOT TO BE MISSED. Seriously, read our review and you’ll be lining up!


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Downtown Art Walk

Friday from 5-8 PM
Cost: FREE
Downtown Huntsville | More Info

Explore the artistic vendors and makers all around the downtown Courthouse Square – not to mention live music and puppy-watching!

Community Ice Cream Social

Friday at 6:30 PM
Cost: FREE
Hogan YMCA, Madison | More Info

Your family can beat the heat with a sweet treat at the Y!

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

Movie(s) in the Park(s)

Friday at Sundown
Cost: FREE

You’ve got three chances to catch a movie under the stars this weekend!
Village of Providence ParkSpiderman: Into the Spiderverse (Meet Spidey himself at the movie!)
Fern Bell ParkThe LEGO Movie: The Second Part
Madison Library PatioCinderella

Tennessee Valley Hunting and Fishing Expo

Friday – Sunday
Cost: FREE for kids under 12
VBC South Hall | More Info

This expo is a one of a kind destination event for hunting, fishing, and outdoor enthusiasts of all ages. Twiggy the Waterskiing Squirrel is also back by popular demand!


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Plenty of Peaches

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

It’s blueberry & peach season in Alabama and you have three chances to pick up something fresh for your table.
Green Street Market – Thursday from 4-8 PM
Madison City Farmer’s Market – Saturday from 8AM – Noon
MidCity Market – Sunday from 2-6 PM

Community Yard Sale at Hazel Green

Saturday from 10AM – 2PM
Tillman Hill Public Library | More Info

Sell unwanted items or browse items to find your treasure at this community yard sale.

Worth the Dinero


Cocktails & Cosmos

Friday at 7:00 PM (doors open at 6:15 PM)
Cost: $10-15
INTUITIVE Planetarium | More Info

Specialty space-themed beverages and a humorous planetarium show are perfect ingredients for this grownup Date Night. Get tickets online in advance!


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Rails to Rockets Train Ride

Saturday at 10:00 AM
Cost: $10-15
North AL Railroad Museum | More Info

Join us on the train as we celebrate railroads, rockets, and good-old fashioned Alabama summers. Wear your space gear, engineer overalls, or patriotic attire if you want! Snag your seat soon because these special rides go fast.

Super Saturday: Underground Railroad

Saturday at 10:30 AM and 1:30 PM
Cost: FREE – $12
Burritt On the Mountain | More Info

The Underground Railroad had no tracks or train cars, but moved thousands of slaves from the South to freedom. You’ll begin with a short introduction about slavery and the Underground Railroad, and then follow the clues from one “safe” house to the next in this kid-friendly simulation.

Summer Night Symphony

Saturday at 7:00 PM
Cost: $10-20
Calvary Hill Community Center | More Info

The Huntsville Symphony Orchestra is partnering with the City of Huntsville to bring the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra to the community, at the invitation of City Council President Devyn Keith. Pre-Concert Activities for the community, including food trucks, the HSO Instrument Petting Zoo, and several children’s activities provided by Arts Huntsville and Fantasy Playhouse will begin at 5:30 PM.

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