Summer is in full swing in the Rocket City! We know you’re looking for fun and free/cheap things to do with the kids and you’ve come to the right place!
If you haven’t already, go ahead and bookmark our Summer Fun Guide before you browse our weekend list. It’s everything a parent needs to survive the summer – water fun, free movies, festivals, camps & classes, live music, and more! Worried about rain? Keep our list of Indoor Play options handy.
Free & Cheap
Madison Police Foundation Spring Carnival
Now – Saturday
Spencer Square Shopping Center | More Info
The Carnival will have Rides, Food, Music & Games for kids, teens, & adults of all ages. Proceeds from the Carnival benefits the Madison Police Foundation.
Thursday-Saturday from 5-8 PM
Downtown Huntsville | More Info
DHI and Arts Huntsville have partnered to fill 30 time slots over three days with vetted musicians and other performing artists! You can find buskers on all four sides of the Square and Clinton Row.
Concerts On the Dock
Friday at 6:00 PM
Cost: FREE, $5 to park
Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment | More Info
This free, family friendly series is all about creating a laid back atmosphere for friends of Lowe Mill to enjoy original content and interesting new musical acts.
Drive Thru Concert Series
Friday from 6-9 PM
Regions Bank Downtown | More Info
Bring picnics, chairs, families, pets, etc. and enjoy this FREE concert with The Blackfoot Gypsies!
Madison Farmer’s Market
Saturday from 8AM – Noon
Cost: FREE admission, bring $$ for goodies
Hughes Road, Madison | More Info
Stock up for that holiday BBQ with this fresh & local produce! Eggs, jams, locally sources meat and more can all be found at this big weekly Farmer’s Market. Get our full list of markets here.
Saturday from 8:30 – 10:30 AM
Brahan Spring Park | More Info
The North Lagoon will be stocked with catfish and different age groups will be eligible for prizes. There will also be tagged fish worth cash! Bring your own fishing equipment and bait. For kids ages 6-12 years old.
Outdoor Movie Series at MPL
Saturday at 8:00 PM
Madison Public Library | More Info
TRA-LA-LAAAA! Come watch Captain Underpants on the outdoor patio at the new Madison Library – bring a picnic supper and your lawn chairs!
Saturday & Sunday
Huntsville Public Library Downtown | More Info
This annual LEGO showcase is hosted by the Tennessee Valley Lego Club and local First Lego League robotics teams and features Lego and Minecraft activities, games and crafts. It’s AWESOME!
Learn to Row!
Saturday from 8:30 AM – Noon
MadCo Boat House | More Info
Kids 11 and up can be introduced to the sport of rowing! The in-the-boat rowing experience in an “eight” with experienced coaches guiding you (weather permitting).
Home Depot Kid’s Workshop
Saturday from 9AM – Noon
Home Depot locations | More Info
Kids can build and decorate their own toy car at today’s workshop – they’ll also bring home an apron and commemorative pin!
Free Tinkergarten Class
Saturday & Sunday
Big Spring Park | More Info
Tinkergarten is an outdoor-based curriculum for kids ages 18 months-8 years. It engages kids in a classroom experience with no walls and connects them to the natural world. Can’t make Saturday’s class? Get to Sunday’s.
Madison Community Band Summer Concert
Saturday at 6:00 PM
Bridge Street Town Centre | More Info
This annual crowd-favorite event features a red, white and blue program of stirring patriotic music, rousing the true American spirit in everyone.
The Market On Bank
Saturday from 6-9 PM
Bank Street, Decatur | More Info
Entertainment, food, and fun for the whole family in the River City! Featuring Jazz Under the Stars with Hartselle High Jazz Band opening for Randall Key and the Jazz Allstars.
County Line Road Concerts
Sunday at 6:00 PM
Heritage Park | More Info
Bands, food trucks, and fun for the kids every Sunday in June. Coolers and pets are welcome!
Worth the Money
Clap for Classics at HBG
Friday at 10:00 AM
Huntsville Botanical Garden | More Info
If your little one loves nature and music, this is the class for you. This music class for kids ages 2-5 and their parents explores where nature and music intersect. Pre-registration is required.
City Lights & Stars at Burritt
Friday at 7:30 PM
Burritt On the Mountain | More Info
Support local artists while enjoying te iconic view of the city from the brand new cantilevered deck, “The View!” Beer and wine will be available for purchase as well as provisions from local food trucks. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and a picnic!
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