First, Happy Father’s Day weekend! We definitely love all of you awesome Rocket City Dads and there’s tons of fun things just for you included in our list below. As always, we specialize in finding free/cheap & fun things to do with kids in Huntsville. It’s kind of our thing.
And please check out our Summer Fun Guide to Huntsville & North Alabama. We worked hard to put all the movies, concerts, water fun, and special events in one place so you don’t have to look all over for them! We also put together this awesome Summer Fun Checklist (with a printable version!) just for you!
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Free & Cheap
Free & Awesome Live Music
- Biergarten – Thursday from 4:30 – 7:30 PM
- Madison Summer Concert Series – Thursday at 6PM
- Friday Night Live – Friday from 5-8 PM
- County Line Road Concerts – Sunday at 6:30 PM
- Concerts in the Park – Monday from 6:30 – 8:00 PM
- Concerts by the River in Decatur – Monday from 6-8 PM
Friday Night Art Walk
Friday from 5-8 PM
Downtown Huntsville | More Info
Art and artisan goods from over 60 vendors will be available all around the Courthouse Square downtown. Both dog & stroller friendly!
Friday from 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Cost: Free for members and non-members
Hogan YMCA in Madison | More Info
Snacks, games. swimming, and crafts… not to mention a Family Limbo Contest! How low can YOU go?
Now – June 23rd
Downtown Huntsville | More Info
Your family can play putt putt on this unique, urban course over the 10-day event for FREE; putters and golf balls will even be provided!
Movies Under the Stars
Friday from 8:00 PM
You and the kids can watch a free movie under the stars. Chairs & blankets encouraged. So are picnic suppers! Get there early to grab a good spot.
Madison Library – LEGO Movie 2 – Friday at 8 PM
Providence Park – How to Train Your Dragon 3 – Friday at 8:30 PM
Whiz Kids Open Gym
Friday at 9:15 AM Saturday at 8:30 AM
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
Ms. Kit’s Bubble Show
Saturday from 3:30 PM
Madison Public Library | More Info
See what happens when science and bubbles collide!
Bros, Bows, & Brews Community Block Party
Saturday from 12:30 – 4 PM
House of Alpha | More Info
Learn more about local foster & adoption programs while enjoying kids activities, free haircuts for kids, and style demonstrations to help mom & dad.
Out of This World Fathers Day!
Sunday from 9AM – 5PM
Cost: Dads are FREE with a paying adult
U.S. Space Rocket Center | More Info
Celebrate Father’s Day by taking dad to the USSRC for Fathers of Rocketry. Discover the forefathers of space exploration and build and launch your own air rocket!
Huntsville Botanical Garden | More Info
Dads get in free at HBG on Sunday too! Be sure to check more local deals for Dad from the Huntsville Visitor Center!
Juneteenth – A Festival of Voices
Sunday from 3-6 PM
Huntsville Depot Museum | More Info
Hear stories from costumed actors depicting real Madison County citizens in the 19th and 20th Centuries. Family-friendly & full of local history!
Worth the Dinero
Cocktails & Cosmos
Friday at 7:00 PM (doors open at 6:15 PM)
INTUITIVE Planetarium | More Info
Specialty space-themed beverages and a humorous planetarium show are perfect ingredients for this grownup Date Night. Get tickets online in advance!
Father’s Day Special Train Ride
Saturday at 10AM and 1PM
North AL Railroad Museum | More Info
This 80-minute excursion will bring a smile to Dad’s face! It’s the perfect way to spend some quality time on Father’s Day weekend. Read our review before you go.
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