Huntsville Weekend Roundup July 19-21

How did we get here, dear Readers? There’s only three weekends of summer fun left before school starts and parents are starting the back-to-school scramble. This weekend in Huntsville is full of shopping, music, Apollo 11 celebrations, and more!

If you don’t find something below to do, you can always check out our full Event Calendar for even more cool stuff to do in the last days of summer.

And of course there’s always our go-to resources, the 2019 Summer Fun Guide and the ultimate list of 60 Things To Do With Kids This Summer. If you like to get a jump start on planning for the new school year, be sure to browse through our local Back to School Guide!

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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! Only three weekends left before it’s gone for the year.


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Shop Tax Free

Friday through Sunday
Cost: Tax free!
Madison County, AL | More Info

Stores will be packed this weekend for the Alabama Tax-Free Holiday, and our advice is to go early and be kind, because you never know who’s having a rough day and needs a bit of back-to-school shopping cheer. Get our tips before you go!

Free Car Wash!

Friday from 8AM – 8PM
Cost: FREE, donations accepted
Shine Time, University Dr. | More Info

To celebrate their grand opening, this new Car Wash is offering free washes and encouraging donations to the Huntsville Hospital NICU for premature babies.

Kid’s Archery & Backyard Adventures Workshops

Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday
Cost: FREE
Cabela’s Huntsville | More Info

Kids can learn more about outdoor fun and knowledge about Archery & Backyard Adventures. Each workshop includes a craft & backpack clip.

Dance In the Streets for Apollo 11

Friday from 5-9 PM
Cost: FREE
Downtown Huntsville | More Info

Families can join in the Apollo 11 anniversary celebrations just like they did in Huntsville July of 1969! A giant dance party with food trucks, spacey exhibits, and a laser light show are all a part of the free festivities.

Whiz Kids Open Gym

Friday at 9:15 AM Saturday at 8:30 AM
Cost: $3-5
The Matrix Gym | More Info

A great way for children under age 6 to get some active gym time in the morning! Read our review before you go.
Ages 6-11 – Open Gym at 9:30 AM on Saturdays
Ages 12-8 – Open Gym at 11:00 AM on Saturdays


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Movie on the Patio

Friday at Sundown
Cost: FREE
Madison Library | More Info

Weather permitting, you’ve got a chance to catch a movie under the stars – Sweet Home Alabama.

Weekend Farmers Markets

Thursday, Saturday & Sunday
Cost: FREE admission, bring $ to shop

It’s blueberry & peach season in Alabama and you have three chances to pick up something fresh for your table.

Drop In & Create

Saturday from 11 AM – 1 PM
Cost: FREE
Huntsville Museum of Art | More Info

Kids ages 3-12 are invited to participate in a range of fun, interactive art-making activities especially designed with younger visitors in mind.

Magic Show in Madison

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

Doctor Osborn is back with a hilarious action-packed magic show and balloon animals!

Family Free Night at Constitution Hall Park

Saturday from 4-8 PM
Cost: FREE
Alabama Constitution Hall Park | More Info

Learn about life in Huntsville 200 years ago. Play games, see demonstrations and tour our historic buildings that showcase the community around Alabama’s first constitutional convention.


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Free & Awesome Live Music

All Weekend
Cost: FREE
Various locations

Worth the Dinero


Astronomy for All Planetarium Show

Friday from 6:15 – 9:00 PM
Cost: $3-15, Kids 7 and under FREE
U.S. Space & Rocket Center INTUITIVE Theater  | More Info

Is our moon just like every other moon? This event will explore the similarities and differences between our moon and those orbiting other planets. Science, humor and an activity included!

Rocket City Summer Fest

Saturday at 7:00 PM
Cost: $20
U.S. Space & Rocket Center  | More Info

join with celebrations around the world to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Mission with a concert in the shadow of Huntsville’s iconic Saturn V replica. The Black Jacket Symphony presents “Party of the Year,” playing hits from the 1960s to today. Rain or shine!

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