Huntsville Weekend Roundup July 13-15

How much summer can you fit in 3-4 weeks? That’s the big question and the answer is QUITE A LOT. Of course we’re here to help and our list of free and/or cheap of fun things to do on the weekend can be found below. You should also be sure to check out our full Event Calendar to discover even more family fun!

Just keep our Summer Fun Guide handy and you can’t go wrong.

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Free & Cheap


Free & Awesome Live Music

All Weekend
Cost: FREE
Various locations

Dr. Magical Balloons

Thursday at 6:00 PM
Cost: FREE
Madison Public Library | More Info

Come rock with Dewayne Reynolds (aka Dr. Magical Balloons) in this special evening program featuring a high-energy, interactive show for patrons of all ages.


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Athens Kiddie Carnival

Thursday – 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!

Fun & Games on Friday

Friday from 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Cost: FREE
Max Luther Drive Community Center | More Info

Free kids activities for ages 8-14 – run some errands while your kids make new friends. Registration required.

Movie(s) in the Park(s)

Friday at 8:00 PM
Cost: FREE

You’ve got two chances to catch a movie under the stars this weekend!
Village of Providence ParkRemember the Titans
Big Spring ParkDiary of a Wimpy Kid

Plenty of Peaches

Saturday from 8AM – Noon
Cost: FREE admission, bring $ to shop
Madison Farmer’s Market | More Info

It’s blueberry & peach season in Alabama and you can get the freshest of both at the Madison Farmer’s Market!

Storytime at the Bookstore

Saturday at 11:00 AM
Cost: FREE
Barnes & Noble | More Info

Both B&N locations will host a picture book storytime & activity today.

Planetarium Show

Saturday at 7:30 PM
Cost: FREE – $5
VBAS Planetarium | More Info

Your family can do some star-gazing with the pros on top of the mountain. Tonight’s topic is the History of Mars Exploration. Read our review before you go!

Worth the Dinero


Parent’s Night Out

Friday from 5:30 – 8:30 PM
Cost: $15-25 | The Matrix Gym

PNO – kids who are ages potty trained & up can have pizza and a drink, music, games, & open gym time.
Friday Night Flip Out – kids ages Ages 10-18 can hang with your friends, jump the night away, and even karaoke (if you want!)

Meet Rubble from Paw Patrol!

Now – Saturday
Cost: FREE for members, or general admission
Earlyworks Children’s Museum | More Info

Dress up as a construction worker and “move ground” with trucks and bulldozers on a construction site mat. Your favorite construction friend “Rubble” will be the special guest.

Rocket City Summerfest Concert

Saturday
Cost: $20
U.S. Space & Rocket Center | More Info

It’s another rocking night at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center! The Black Jacket Symphony presents “Party of the Year” playing all of your favorite party hits in this can’t-miss performance. This is Black Jacket Symphony’s answer to the party band, and the concert experience includes videos, full concert lighting and a high-energy show.

Breakfast, Brushes, & Butterflies

Saturday at 8:30 AM
Cost: $15-25
Huntsville Botanical Garden | More Info

Head to HBG for a full day of fun! Start with breakfast & a painting party, the help repopulate the Purdy Butterfly House by releasing live butterflies in the morning at 10:30, or afternoon at 1:00! Leave some time to check out the Garden of Myth!

Flip Flop Train Ride

Saturday at 10:00 AM
Cost: $10-15
North AL Railroad Museum | More Info

The July heat has made NARM go bananas! They are going to do everything backwards for this ride, it will be flip-flopped! Come in your flip-flops and ride in a new summer fun ride on the train.

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