Huntsville Weekend Roundup June 28-30

Happy weekend, Huntsville! Once again – like we’ve done over 400 times before – we’ve listed our favorite free/cheap things families can do together this weekend in one place below. Our mission here at RCM is to make parenting easier. Have we done that for you? We hope so because we’d rather you have more time to do the things you love best – like an extra bedtime story or a board game with your kids.

Make your plans now for the 4th of July with our list of celebrations & fireworks shows. And keep in mind there are even MORE awesome things to do over on our full Event Calendar!

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Free & Cheap


Free & Awesome Live Music

All Weekend
Cost: FREE
Various locations

Athens Kiddie Carnival Opens!

Thursday – Saturday from 6:30-930 PM
Cost: Rides are $.50 each
Athens Lions Club | More Info

A carnival just for kids? Yes, you heard us right and it is NOT TO BE MISSED. Seriously, read our review and you’ll be lining up!


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Whiz Kids Open Gym

Friday at 9:15 AM
Saturday at 8:30 AM
Cost: $3-5
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

Dog Days of Summer Crafts

Friday at 10:30 AM
Cost: FREE
Madison Public Library | More Info

Free fun for ages 3-5 – make canine crafts and enjoy some dog-gone kid’s activities at this monthly event.

Weekend Farm Fresh Farmer’s Markets

Saturday & Sunday
Cost: FREE admission

It’s blueberry & peach season in Alabama and you can get the freshest of both at these weekend farmers markets! Grab all the things you need for your July 4th celebration.
Madison Farmer’s Market – Saturday from 8AM – Noon
The Market at MidCity – Sunday from 2-6 PM


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Outdoor Movie Night – Aquaman

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

Bring your chairs & blankets to watch Aquaman outdoors on the library’s back patio. Popcorn is on the house, and picnics are welcome.

Cat Show

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.

FIRST Robotics Show

Saturday at 9 AM – 4 PM
Cost: FREE
Target Shopping Center | More Info

Robots are invading Huntsville! Learn all about the FIRST Robotics program and see demonstrations.

Rocket City Pride Pride Parade

Saturday from 1:00 PM
Cost: FREE
Downtown Huntsville | More Info

It’s time for families to join together and show your support during the 8th annual Pride Parade in Huntsville. Rainbow gear is encouraged at this annual family-friendly parade. Arrive early for a good spot! (Check out our latest local guide for families too!)
EDITOR’S NOTE: Here at Rocket City Mom our mission is to make parenting in Huntsville easier. That’s it. We share information about events, activities, resources, etc. If it’s something that local parents will find interesting, or something that makes families stronger, we share it here. To be clear – if your family is not accepting or tolerant of people who are gay, then you should not attend this parade or event. But there are MANY families in the Tennessee Valley who have someone in their lives (parent, child, relative, friend) who is gay and they want to show their support and pride for those people by attending such events. I hope all of our Readers can appreciate this, but if by including this event Rocket City Mom has lost your readership, then I’ll save you the hassle of emailing us and just take this opportunity to say adieu.

Community Field Day

Saturday from 1-4 PM
Cost: FREE
The Loving Church | More Info

It’s day full of field day games your family can enjoy: tug of war, water balloon toss, 3 legged race, and more!


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Free Day at HMA!

Sunday from Noon-3 PM
Cost: FREE
Huntsville Museum of Art | More Info

In honor of the state’s bicentennial  celebration, you can see Alabama’s original state constitutions and explore the museum.

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Backpack Explorers

All Weekend
Cost: FREE – $12
Burritt On the Mountain | More Info

Choose from five fun adventures that will lead you on an awesome scavenger hunt on the mountain! Geared for kids ages 4-12, these literal backpacks will keep you coming back all summer.

Ask Albert at the Planetarium

Friday at 7:00 PM (doors open at 6:15 PM)
Cost: $10-15
INTUITIVE Planetarium | More Info

Our Planetarium Director will be joined by a panel of engineers who worked on the Apollo 11 mission. This event will be driven by audience interaction, so bring your questions about what it was like to work on this history-making project! Get tickets online in advance!

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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.