Huntsville Weekend Roundup July 27-29

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.

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Free & Cheap


RCM Virtual Book Club

Thursday at 8:30 PM
Cost: FREE
Your House | More Info

Did you know RCM has a book club? We’ll be discussing The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine in our virtual book club group. Y’all come!

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.


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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.

Movie In the Park

Friday at 8:00 PM
Cost: FREE
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
Cost: FREE
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
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!

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 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
Cost: FREE
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
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 New Horizons. Read our review before you go!

Free & Awesome Live Music

All Weekend
Cost: FREE
Various locations

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Parent’s Night Out

Friday from 6-10 PM
Cost: $25
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
Cost: $10-12
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
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.

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