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 and Summer Fun Guide.
And be sure to keep an eye out for our helpful Back to School Guide – they’re full of great advice from local experts & educators!
Free & Cheap
RCM Virtual Book Club
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! You can also get details about how to help the Kiddie Carnival after one of their rides was damaged.
Fun & Games on Friday
Friday from 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM
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
Chapman Pool | More Info
Bring your pool float and enjoy the movie Jumanji poolside, under the stars! Concessions available for sale.
Movie In the Park
Friday at 8:00 PM
Big Spring Park | More Info
Grab your friends and head downtown for a movie in the park! Tonight’s feature: Boss Baby.
Soccer Shots Free Play Day
Saturday at 9:00 AM
Cove Park | More Info
Got a Little One who might want to play soccer? This will be a free lesson/scrimmage day with Soccer Shots coaches to see if they like it!
Business Expo & Kid’s Day
Saturday from 10AM – 2PM
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!
Back to School Bash & Talent Show
Saturday from 10Am – 2PM
Calhoun Community College | More Info
the cities of Huntsville, Madison and Madison County along with HPD host this annual event. There will be demonstrations, contests, giveaway items, food, music, speakers, and the Madison County’s Got Talent Showcase.
Happy Birthday, Harry!
Saturday from 2-4 PM
2nd & Charles | More Info
Celebrate 20 years of magic with us at an enchanting birthday party for everyone’s favorite boy-wizard, Harry Potter!
Storytime at the Bookstore
Saturday at 11:00 AM
Barnes & Noble | More Info
Both B&N locations will host a picture book storytime & activity today.
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 New Horizons. Read our review before you go!
Free & Awesome Live Music
- Biergarten at USSRC – Thursday from 4:30 – 7:30 PM
- Madison Gazebo Concert – Thursday at 6:30 PM
- Concerts in Big Spring Park – Monday at 6:30 PM
- Concerts by the River in Decatur – Monday at 6:30 PM
Worth the Dinero
Parent’s Night Out
Friday from 6-10 PM
Pump It Up | More Info
How can you have a night with your Significant Other while the kids have fun too? This PNO will do nicely! When you pick them up from a night of bouncing they will be tired, fed and ready for bed.
City Lights & Stars
Friday at 7:30 PM
Burritt On the Mountain | More Info
Bring your picnic suppers and enjoy a live concert at the best view in town! In the Mood performs tonight – lawn chairs and blankets welcome!
Magic on the Mercury & Chase
Saturday at 10:00 AM
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.
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