This Huntsville Weekend is one for the arts! Whether you want to take an art walk or drive-in for a film festival, there’s plenty of options for you. There’s also some exciting Pride events happening around the Rocket City, a Pokemon takeover, and an opportunity to cuddle some adoptable kittens. Check out some of our top picks below or view our full event calendar for even more options to fit your family!
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Huntsville Weekend Fun
Editor’s note: While we strive to keep our calendar of events as correct and updated as possible, cancellations are always possible, especially with rain forecasted for most of the weekend. As always, we encourage readers to check directly with the hosting organization before driving to the event.
As we do every week we’ve curated what we think are your best bets for finding a little family fun (and joy) this Huntsville weekend below, but be sure to check out our full calendar if you don’t see anything you like here.
Free & Cheap Activities
- FREE – Start your weekend off early at Stars and Strikes and support Rocket City Pride. Details
- FREE – Stroll downtown Huntsville and meet with local makers at the Friday Night Art Walk. Details
- FREE – Join Rocket City Pride for softball, relay races, and more during a summer Field Day. Details
- FREE – Stick around after the field day for a Movie and Picnic Under the Stars. Details
- FREE – Cuddle a kitten, sip craft soda, and munch on pizza while benefitting the Felines Fanciers. Details
- FREE – Reel in the fun at the Adaptive Recreation Fishing Rodeo. Details
- FREE – Enjoy local and non-local art at the Lowe Mill Open Studio Night & Gallery Reception. Details
- FREE – Join Madison County Kids and Kin for Tails & Tales. Details
- FREE – Drive-in to MidCity for the Southern Fried Film Festival: Under the Stars. Details
- FREE – Wish the Army a happy birthday during their Birthday Celebration. Details
- FREE – Take part in Rocket City Fit Day and get in a good workout on Toyota Field. Details
- FREE – Roll out the yoga mat and start your Saturday relaxed at Yoga by the River. Details
- FREE – Join Operation Green Team during the Five Points Neighborhood Cleanup. Details
- FREE – Work up a good sweat with a Pure Barre workout during Fitness in the Park. Details
- FREE – Support local farmers and shop the freshest produce at Madison City Farmers Market. Details
- FREE – Or check out one of these other local weekend Farmers Markets for produce, meats, and more. Details
- FREE – Get creative with Crafts to Go from the Madison Public Library. Details
- FREE – Go on a hunt for Out of this World Murals. Details
- FREE – Find all 12 clues with your kids on the Big Spring Park Scavenger Hunt for kids! Details
Worth the Money this Huntsville Weekend
- Take flight at the Huntsville Botanical Garden’s newest installation, Uncaged: Birds, Nature, & You. Details
- You gotta catch ’em all at the EarlyWork’s Pokemon Takeover weekend. Details
- Fly into Cook Museum and explore the world of pollinators during Butterflies & Friends. Details
- Take your little mad scientist to EarlyWork’s Tinker Lab to experiment and explore. Details
- Join Rocket City Pride and Shenanigan’s Comedy Theatre for the 2021 Youth Drag Show. Details
- Talk UFOs and crop circles at the Space & Rocket Center’s Cocktails & Cosmos: Aliens. Details
- Check out the Space & Rocket Center’s newest exhibit Drones: Is the Sky the Limit. Details
- Take on an earthquake when building your own wooden structure at Summer STEAM in the Park. Details
- Explore Burritt on the Mountain and go on a real life treasure hunt on one of their GeoQuest courses. Details
So that’s what we know about. Did we miss something cool happening in the Huntsville area? Leave in the comments or send us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have a free/cheap family-friendly event you want added to our calendar feel free to submit anytime but keep in mind we have other jobs too so give us a few days heads up 🙂
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DISCLAIMER: We do our best at Rocket City Mom to provide accurate, useful information about events and activities. This information (such as times and locations) is gathered from user submissions, press releases, local newspapers, signs around town and word of mouth. While we always try to confirm details before they are posted in the Huntsville Weekend Roundup, sometimes details change or we are given inaccurate information. Whenever possible we link our write-ups to the source in which our information came from and strongly urge you to confirm details before you go, especially when it comes to outdoor events and weather.
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