Huntsville Weekend Roundup July 26-28

Summer has flown by so fast, but you have two more weekends to enjoy before school starts – better make it count! As always we’ve got our favorite free and/or cheap things happening in the next few days below, but more can be found in our Event Calendar. You can also enjoy fun things while on the go via our FREE Explore Huntsville app.

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Free & Cheap


Athens Kiddie Carnival

Thursday – Saturday from 6:30-930 PM
Cost: Rides are $.50 each
Athens Lions Club | More Info

Only two left! 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.

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.


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Friends of the Library Book Sale

Friday from 9AM – 5PM
Cost: A quarter each!
Eleanor Murphy Public Library | More Info

Get some great deals on some great books! Classics, kid’s books, bestsellers, and more will be available.

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

Summer Reading Celebration

Friday from 4-7 PM
Cost: FREE
Davidson Center of USSRC | More Info

The summer is drawing to a close, but the fun is still far-out! Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo landing and enjoy games, prizes, music, and crafts with the librarians of HMCPL.

Back-to-School Movie in the Park

Friday at 7:30 PM
Cost: FREE
Big Spring Park | More Info

Weather permitting, you’ve got a chance to catch a movie under the stars – Finding Nemo starts at sundown.

Business Expo & Kid’s Day

Saturday from 10AM – 2PM
Cost: FREE
Hogan YMCA in Madison | More Info

Featuring 60+ local businesses alongside fun activities for kids, including face painting, a dunk tank, bounce house, rock painting, courtyard games and more!


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Back to School Bash & Talent Show

Saturday from 10AM – 2PM
Cost: FREE
Calhoun Community College | More Info

The cities of Huntsville, Madison and Madison County along with HPD host this annual back to school event for kids in grades 7-12. There will be demonstrations, contests, giveaway items, food, music, speakers, and the Madison County’s Got Talent Showcase.

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.

Planetarium & Observatory 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 appropriately, Project Apollo. Read our review before you go!

Free & Awesome Live Music

All Weekend
Cost: FREE
Various locations

Worth the Dinero



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Ask Albert Planetarium Show

Friday at 7:00 PM, doors open at 6:15
Cost: $10-15
U.S. Space & Rocket Center INTUITIVE Theater  | More Info

If you get excited about black holes, supernovas, and other spacey phenomenon, this interactive event is for your family!

City Lights & Stars

Friday at 7:30 PM
Cost: $10-15
Burritt On the Mountain | More Info

Bring your picnic suppers and enjoy a live concert at the best view in town! Henri’s Notions performs tonight – lawn chairs and blankets welcome!

Magic on the Mercury & Chase

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

The third annual Magic on the Mercury & Chase is scheduled to depart from Platform “Six and Nine Quarters”. Have some fun with magic and mystery! Platform 6 and 9⁄4 will be ready for boarding, so be sure you’ve got your tickets! We’ve also got some special enchanting guests lined up for this all-ages train ride.

Teacher’s Back to School Workshop

Saturday at 6:30 PM
Cost: $30
Hammer & Stain | More Info

Calling all TEACHERS! Have fun with friends making something pretty for your classroom at this back-to-school workshop. You can even customize your project!

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