Happy dance time, Huntsville – it’s the weekend! You know what that means… we get to list our favorite free/cheap things that families can do together. We also have a few things that are totally worth the money, not to mention even MORE in our full Event Calendar. And don’t forget to share your memories with us on Instagram using the tag #HsvSummerFun – you could win some cool stuff!
We put ALL THE SUMMER FUN in one place for you to make it easy throughout the week. Our 2019 Summer Fun Guide is full of movies, music, water parks, and more. And if you like to plan ahead, check out our list of local 4th of July Celebrations!
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
- 3rd Fridays in Decatur – Friday from 5:30 – 9 PM
- Singing On the Square in Athens – Friday from 7-9 PM
- County Line Road Concerts – Sunday at 6:30 PM
- Valley Conservatory JAM Session – Sunday from 5-8 PM
- Concerts in the Park – Monday from 6:30 – 8:00 PM
- Concerts by the River in Decatur – Monday from 6-8 PM
Very Hungry Caterpillar Party
Friday at 10:30 AM
Madison Library | More Info
Celebrate 50 years of Eric Carle’s classic children’s books with games, crafts, and more!
Weekend Farm Fresh Markets
Party with Pollinators!
Saturday from 10 AM – 1 PM
Hays Nature Preserve | More Info
Enjoy free activities, including viewing an observation honey bee hive, a butterfly and caterpillar exhibit, butterfly walks, native plant garden exploration and more!
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.
Arab’s Movies in the Park – October Sky – Friday at 8 PM
Madison Library – Crazy Rich Asians – Friday at 8 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
Family Literacy Fun Day
Saturday from Noon – 4PM
Alabama A&M Agribition Center | More Info
Kids can celebrate literacy and earn PCREP dollars (play money) to purchase books at an on-site bookstore. There will also be rides, games, a water slide, carousel, and vendors to visit.
Family Summer Orchestra Concert
Sunday at 2:30 PM
Asbury Church | More Info
Bring the kids and step into the show with music from Disney and Broadway hits, plus sacred, classical, and folk selections.
Worth the Dinero
Astronomy for All: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
Friday at 7:00 PM (doors open at 6:15 PM)
INTUITIVE Planetarium | More Info
In this stellar event, you’ll learn about single and multi-star systems, the life cycle of stars, and how you can find them in the sky. Science, humor and an activity included. Get tickets online in advance!
City Lights & Stars Concert
Friday at 7:30 PM
Burritt On the Mountain | More Info
Listen to Huntsville’s In the Mood with all of the Rocket City laid out at your feet. The view at this special concert just cannot be beat. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and a picnic.
Roller Derby Double Header
Artistic Parent’s Night Out
Saturday from 5:30 – 8:30 PM
Spirited Art | More Info
Kids ages 5 and up can enjoy pizza, painting, and games while parents enjoy a few hours to themselves!
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