Huntsville Weekend Roundup July 19-22

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, Star Wars roller derby, 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 2018 Summer Fun Guide and the ultimate list of 60 Things To Do With Kids This Summer.

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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!

The Educator Exchange

Now – Saturday
Cost: FREE to shop
605 Clinton Avenue | More Info

Calling all teachers and homeschoolers! If you’re looking for gently used and awesome classroom supplies and curriculum, this annual consignment sale at the Providence Classical School building it right up your alley.


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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!

RISE Raptor Show

Thursday at 6:00 PM
Cost: FREE
NCAC | More Info

Families have a chance to see beautiful birds of prey up close and learn all about them!

Hip-Hop Dance Class

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

Teens & tweens are invited to learn a hip-hop routine from the experts at Alabama Youth Ballet.

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.

Dive-In Movie Night

Saturday at 7:00 PM
Cost: $5
Chapman Pool | More Info

Bring your pool float and enjoy the movie Jumanji poolside, under the stars! Concessions available for sale.

RV Family Fun Day

Saturday from 10 AM – Noon
Cost: FREE
Bankston Motor Homes | More Info

Live music, snacks, games, prizes, and the kids will love getting to explore the inside of these sweet RVs.

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 programs especially designed with younger visitors in mind. Today’s interactive art making activity is Awesome Animal Assemblages!

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.

Libraries Rock! featuring Koo Koo Kanga Roo

Saturday at 5:00 PM
Cost: FREE
Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment | More Info

This is THE place to be this weekend! Detroit duo Koo Koo Kanga Roo have been called “the Beastie Boys meet Sesame Street” and is headlining HMCPL’s annual End of Summer Reading celebration. We’ll be there – come say hello!

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 Milky Way. Read our review before you go!

Tween Time

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

Tailored just for kids 9-13 and includes a themed activity and snacks!

Free & Awesome Live Music

All Weekend
Cost: FREE
Various locations

Worth the Dinero


Parent’s Night Out

Friday from 5:30 – 8:30 PM
Cost: $20
Alexander’s Martial Arts | More Info
Kids will have LOTS of fun with Karate, Luau inspired games, prize drawings, and pizza. And the best part? The kids have fun, get rid of energy, and will be talking about it for days! Limited space available, RSVP online.

Star Wars Meets Roller Derby

Saturday from 4-8 PM
Cost: $3-15, Kids 7 and under FREE
Insanity Skating Rink | More Info

A Star Wars costume contest, the 501st Stormtroopers, R2D2 and more will all be at this epic family-friendly roller derby battle. Plus, it’s a double header!

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