Huntsville Weekend Roundup January 4-6

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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Free & Cheap Fun


Makerspace Studio 101 Session

Friday at 10:30 AM
Cost: FREE
Madison Library | More Info

Great news for DIY tweens, teens, & parents! There’s a lot to see and do at The Studio, so get started by attending orientation to the Madison Library Makerspace. In this weekly program they will introduce and demonstrate 3D printing, CNC machining, creative design software, and other Studio equipment.


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Hike at Hays

Saturday 7AM – Noon
Cost: FREE
Hays Nature Preserve | More Info

Come enjoy a Winter Walk with Operation Green Team! Learn to identify animal tracks found most often at Hays. In between hikes you can make feeders to help our feathered friends and warm up with coffee, cider and our famous hot chocolate. There are THREE hike times to choose from:
7:00am – 8:30am
9:00am – 10:00am – Stroller Friendly
10:30am – Noon

Family Storytime in Madison

Saturday at 10:30 AM
Cost: FREE
Madison Public Library | More Info

Enjoy stories, crafts, and activities with your family at the beautiful new Madison Library!

Home Depot Kids’ Workshop

Saturday from 9AM – Noon
Cost: FREE, register in advance
Home Depot locations | More Info

Kids can make a eisel & whiteboard to use in 2019 at this month’s workshop. Read our Parent Review before you go!

Free Tinkergarten Class

Saturday from 10AM – 2PM
Cost: FREE
Bridge Street in front of Belk | More Info

Tinkergarten will offer their “Hunt the Wind” and “Nature Crowns” in these outdoor, play-based learning classes.

Open Gym Time for Kids

Saturday from 8:30 – 11:00 AM
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!
– Kids 6 and under Open Gym from 8:30 – 9:30 AM
– Kids 6-11 Open Gym time 9:30 – 11:00 AM

Tween Time

Sunday at 2:00 PM
Cost: FREE
Madison Public Library | More Info

Tailored for kids ages 9-13, Ms. Lisa provides fun things for kids to do with their friends at the library.

Worth the Money


Celebrate NYE a Lil’ Late

Saturday from 6:00 – 10:30 PM
Cost: $5-20
Big Spring Park behind HMA | More Info

NYE at the rink was rained out last Monday but you can still celebrate tonight! The Lil’ Ball Drop is from 6:00 -7:15 PM, followed by the Glow Up Party from 7:30 – 10:30 PM.

Seeds to Sprouts

Friday at 10:00 AM
Cost: $8, registration required
Huntsville Botanical Garden | More Info

Kids ages 2-5 and their parents can come enjoy stories, crafts, and kid’s activities in the Anderson Education Center Classroom!

Rocket City Rumble

Saturday from 7-10 PM
Cost: FREE – $8
Cosmos Fitness, Hazel Green | More Info

Thirty wrestlers. Every 2 minutes a wrestler enters the ring until there is only one left standing. Read our Parent Review before you go.

Step Back in Time

Saturday & Sunday from 1:30 – 3:30 PM
Cost: $8-10
Burritt On the Mountain | More Info

The weather looks like it will be nice this weekend! See demonstrations and get a guided tour of Huntsville’s most historic park. Be sure to see the new schoolhouse!

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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.