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 2018 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!
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Free & Cheap
Free & Awesome Live Music
- Biergarten – Thursday from 4:30 – 7:30 PM
- Spur Music Series – Thursday from 5-8 PM
- County Line Road Concerts – Sunday from 6-8 PM
- Concerts in the Park – Monday from 6:30 – 8:00 PM
- Concerts by the River in Decatur – Monday from 6-8 PM
Now – June 24
Downtown Huntsville | More Info
It’s the last weekend 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!
Fun & Games on Friday
Friday from 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Max Luther Drive Community Center | More Info
Free kids activities for ages 8-14 – run some errands while your kids make new friends. Registration required.
Outdoor Movie Nights
Friday at 7:30 PM
Cost: FREE – $5
Bring your chairs & blankets to watch your pick of these movies under the stars!
- Ferdinand – Madison UMC at 7:30
- Gnomeo & Juliet – Huntsville Botanical Garden at 7:30 PM
- Kung Fu Panda – Big Spring Park, Huntsville
Climb Out of the Darkness
Saturday from 8:30-10:30 AM
Madison County Nature Trail | More Info
This family hike is committed to bring people together, united, to honor the struggle to overcome PMADs. The trail is jogging stroller friendly, or just wear baby!
Saturday & Sunday
Cost: FREE – $5
Huntsville Jaycee’s | More Info
A purrrrrfect event for cat lovers of all ages! There will be over 100 pedigreed cats & household pets to admire.
Saturday at 1:00 PM
Madison Public Library | More Info
If scaly animals are more your thing, there’s a kid-friendly Reptile Show!
Celebrate America Concert
Saturday at 4pm and 6pm
Cost: FREE, RSVP online
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints | More Info
The U.S. Army Materiel Command Band – Concert Band at Redstone Arsenal and a 100-voice choir combine to honor and celebrate America!
Worth the Dinero
Shrek the Musical
Friday – Sunday
Lee High Main Stage | More Info
It’s your last chance to see IMP’s beloved characters come to life on stage! Proof that beauty is truly in the eye of the ogre, this award-winning musical is fun for the whole family. Get more details about the show and purchase your tickets online!
Parent’s Night Out
Friday from 6-10 PM
Cost: $25, RSVP required
Pump It Up, Huntsville | More Info
Don’t you need a Date Night? Kids will have a blast bouncing the night away at a glow session while you get some QT with your SO.
City Lights & Stars
Friday at 7:30 PM
Burritt On the Mountain | More Info
Listen to The Claire Lynch Trio with all of Huntsville 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
Saturday from 4-9 PM
Cost: FREE – $15
Insanity Skate Park | More Info
See roller derby up close & personal while rooting for the Home Teams, the Dixie Derby Girls and the Rocket City Rebels!
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