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Huntsville Weekend Roundup January 18-21

Huntsville Weekend Roundup January 18-21

Happy MLK Weekend, Huntsville! January weekends are usually pretty quiet in North Alabama, but this weekend still has some awesome things going on in the Huntsville area for kids & their families.

Each week we like to compile a list of free and fun Huntsville events to do with your family – there are even more in our full Event Calendar. Remember to click on the orange links to get more information about any event below. See something we missed? Leave the details in the comment section and share with your fellow Rocket City Parents.


This year’s 2019 Huntsville Learning Expo will be Saturday, January 26th 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. We’re also proud to present a free community showing of the important documentary, Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age, on January 28th. Make plans to see it WITH your tween/teen.

Learning Expo 2019 Huntsville

Free & Cheap Fun

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Whiz Kids Open Gym Time for Kids

Friday & Saturday
Cost: $3-5
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
Kids 6 and under Open Gym – Friday at 9:15 AM and Saturday at 8:30 – 9:30 AM
Kids 6-11 Open Gym time – Saturday from 9:30 – 11:00 AM
Kids 12-18 Open Gym Time – Saturday at 11:00 AM

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Consignment Sale

Thursday – Saturday
Cost: FREE admission
Mustard Seed Consignment | More Info

Find great deals on kid’s clothes, toys, and baby items at this monthly sale.

Kids & Kin Class

Friday from 10AM – Noon
Cost: FREE, RSVP required
New Hope Public Library | More Info

Families can learn more about dyslexia with a local expert from OXR Elementary.

Teacher Appreciation Weekend

Saturday – Monday
Cost: FREE for teachers & their +1
U.S. Space & Rocket Center | More Info

Educators will get the VIP treatment at the USSRC over the holiday weekend! There’s a whole slate of fun activities planned while you’re there.

Explore Music Together

Saturday at 10:15 AM
Cost: FREE
VBC Concert Hall | More Info

The Music Explorers Club is a fantastic way to introduce young children to the orchestra and is a program hosted by the Huntsville Symphony. Read all about it here.

MLK Day Parade

Cost: FREE
Downtown Huntsville | More Info

Bring the whole family to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.and his life & legacy. Read some books with the kids before you go.

Service Rally in Madison

Monday from 9AM – 1PM
Cost: FREE, your time
Kid’s Kingdom, Dublin Park | More Info

Families can volunteer together on this community clean-up project for the National Day of Service. Breakfast provided. Sign up here.

National Day of Service

Monday, January 21st
We made a whole list of great places & project you can volunteer with kids in Huntsville for the #MLKday National Day of Service. Check it out!

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Parent’s Night Out

Saturday from 6-10 PM
Cost: $10 for members, $15 for non-members
Hogan Family YMCA, Madison | More Info

Kids ages 4-12 can enjoy four hours of food, fun and games while parents are away!

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Paint a Trash Panda

Saturday at 10:00 AM
Cost: $25
Spirited Art, Campus 805 | More Info

Kids ages 5 and up and their families can come paint a Trash Panda together on an 11×14 canvas and take it home. All materials included.

Rocket City Championship Wrestling

Saturday at 7:00 PM
Cost: Free – $8
RCCW Arena, Hazel Green | More Info

Love WWE? Check out these local matches that are family-friendly and full of body slamming fun! Read our Parent Review before you go. Kids under 5 FREE.

ICYMI – we’re GROWING! Check out our new series, Madison Family Fun and Athens Family Fun for your monthly updates on what’s happening in those communities.


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[themify_box icon=”highlight” color=”lavender”]DISCLAIMER: We do our best at Rocket City Mom to provide accurate, useful information about events and activities. This information (such as times and locations) is gathered from user submissions, press releases, local newspapers, signs around town and word of mouth. While we always try to confirm details before they are posted in the Huntsville Weekend Roundup, sometimes details change or we are given inaccurate information. Whenever possible we link our write-ups to the source in which our information came from and strongly urge you to confirm details before you go, especially when it comes to outdoor events and weather.[/themify_box]


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