It’s a long holiday weekend here in Huntsville, and the lineup of fun and free things to do is great! Parades, art activities, and LEGOS are all happening, and all are a great opportunity to work in some valuable family time.
If you don’t find something below to get excited about, be sure to check our full Event Calendar for even more options. We’re also asking readers for their feedback in our RCM Reader Survey – tell us what we’re doing right, what we’re doing wrong, and what you’d like to see in the future! Who knows? You might win something for having opinions.
SAVE THE DATE: This year’s 2018 Learning Expo will be Saturday, January 27th at Earlyworks Children’s Museum, and we can’t wait for you to join us! Free museum admission, kid’s activities, and valuable educational resources for local families are all on the schedule.
Free & Cheap Fun
UPDATE: Many event are being cancelled or rescheduled due to the Winter Weather Advisory. Please call ahead to make sure an event is still happening before you leave!
Family Movie in Monrovia
Friday at 6:00 PM
Monrovia Public Library | More Info
Enjoy Despicable Me 3 at this family & wallet-friendly movie night at the library.
Festival of the Cranes
Saturday – Sunday
Wheeler Wildlife Refuge | More Info
Crane puppets, a live raptor show, crane crafts, and the rare wild cranes themselves are all a part of this fun annual festival. Read about the details HERE!
Teacher Appreciation Weekend at USSRC
Saturday – Monday
Cost: Teachers FREE!
U.S. Space & Rocket Center | More Info
Teachers get in free this weekend at the USSRC! Present your school identification throughout the weekend and receive free general admission for yourself and one guest to the museum.
Tinkergarten Outdoor Class
Saturday at 10:00 AM Cancelled Due to Weather
Creekwood Park | More Info
Tinkergarten is an outdoor-based curriculum for kids ages 18 months-8 years that engages kids in a classroom experience with no walls and connects them to the natural world.
Make a Snowflake
Saturday from 11AM – 1PM
Huntsville Museum of Art | More Info
It’s Drop In & Create Day at HMA and your kids can make snowflakes then check out the “Cut Up/ Cut Out” exhibit.
LEGO Club Meeting
Saturday from 1-2 PM
Cost: $2, registration required
Monrovia Library | More Info
Children age 6-12 construct LEGO creations around a theme. This event is limited to 20 kids. For more information contact Cindy Hewitt at 256-489-3392.
MLK Day Celebration Parade
Saturday at Noon Cancelled Due to Weather
Downtown Huntsville | More Info
This family-friendly parade celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Worth the Money
MLK Day Open Jump
Monday at 10:30 and 1:30
The Matrix Gym | More Info
There will be TWO Open Gyms today for ages 6 and up because school is out! Come for one, or stay for both for a discounted rate.
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