Huntsville Weekend Roundup June 15-17

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!

Big thanks to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center for making this guide possible!

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Free & Cheap


Free & Awesome Live Music

All Weekend
Cost: FREE
Various locations

Downtown Open

Now – June 24
Cost: FREE
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!


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Food Truck Battle

Friday from 5-9 PM
Cost: FREE admission, bring $$ for food
Downtown Huntsville | More Info

Love food trucks? Love FIGHTING food trucks? Watch two trucks battle it out in a delicious, delicious way. Plus, you don’t have to cook dinner.

Family Movie Night at MPL

Friday at 8:00 PM
Cost: FREE
Madison Public Library | More Info

Watch The Sandlot on the big MPL Patio screen – bring blankets & chairs and enjoy the free popcorn!

North AL Homeschool Expo

Saturday from 9AM – 4PM
Cost: $5
Cullman Civic Center | More Info

Thinking of homeschooling? Already homeschool and want to meet other educators and learn about new curriculum? This is where you need to be today! There’s also lots of fun bounce houses, face painting, & characters to meet.

NASA In the Park

Saturday from 10AM – 3PM
Cost: FREE
Huntsville Courthouse Square | More Info

Celebrate our space past and get a glimpse of our space future! NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center and NASA’s Space Launch System are bringing exhibits, speakers, and activities downtown, as well as live music and food trucks!

Family Field Day with Dad

Saturday at 11:30 AM
Cost: $5, kids 3 under FREE
Huntsville Botanical Garden | More Info

This fun, family-friendly field day and an outdoor BBQ is just for DAD! Compete with your family for prizes in silly field games including sack and egg relay races, Frisbee games, corn hole/bean bag competition and badminton.

Youth Football Clinic

Saturday from 1-5 PM
Cost: FREE
Madison Academy | More Info

Current and former NFL players incorporate safe tackling techniques and position fundamentals training, along with character-based lessons for athletes ages 7-13.

Dive-In Movie

Saturday at 7:00 PM
Cost: $5, 2 & under FREE
Chapman Pool | More Info

Bring your pool floats for a movie under the stars! Food and drinks will be for sale and lifeguards will be on duty for your safety.

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. Check out these Father’s Day deals on iheartHsv.com!

Worth the Dinero


Shrek the Musical

Friday – Sunday
Cost: $17-30
Lee High Main Stage | More Info

Independent Musical Productions invites you to see these beloved characters come to life on stage. Shrek. Proof that beauty is truly in the eye of the ogre. Get more details about the show and purchase your tickets online!

Father’s Day Special Train Ride

Saturday at 10AM and 1PM
Cost: $10-15
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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