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.
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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.
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Whiz Kids Open Gym Time for Kids
Friday & Saturday
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
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
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
Saturday at Noon – CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER
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!
Paint a Trash Panda
Saturday at 10:00 AM
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.
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