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:
- MASTER 2019 Summer Fun Guide
- Our Summer Bucket List of 60 Things To Do
- Free Kid’s Movies
- Favorite Road Trips from Huntsville
- Water Parks, Pop Jets, & Pools
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
- Biergarten – Thursday from 4:30 – 7:30 PM
- Live Music at Constitution Hall Park – Thursday at 6 PM
- Madison Summer Concert series – Thursday at 6 PM
- Friday Night Live – Friday from 5-8 PM
- Concerts in the Park – Monday from 6:30 – 8:00 PM
- Concerts by the River in Decatur – Monday from 6-8 PM
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!
Downtown Art Walk
Friday from 5-8 PM
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
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
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
You’ve got three chances to catch a movie under the stars this weekend!
Village of Providence Park – Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse (Meet Spidey himself at the movie!)
Fern Bell Park – The LEGO Movie: The Second Part
Madison Library Patio – Cinderella
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!
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)
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!
Rails to Rockets Train Ride
Saturday at 10:00 AM
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
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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