Huntsville Weekend Roundup June 7-10

WOW – if you’re a fan of free family fun in Huntsville, you’ve come to the right place and this is going to be a fantastic weekend for you!

We’ve got several of our favorites listed below, but please note there are even more to be found in our full Event Calendar. And if you don’t stop in to one of the local Farmer’s Markets going on this weekend, you’ll miss out on fresh & yummy produce and that will be very sad.

If you haven’t already, go ahead and bookmark our Summer Fun Guide before you browse our weekend list. Seriously, we did all the work for you – all you have to do is plan around your schedule and you have customized the perfect summer for your family  – water fun, free movies, festivals, camps & classes, live music, and more!

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Free & Cheap


Free & Awesome Live Music

All Weekend
Cost: FREE
Various locations

Reptile Show

Thursday at 2:00 PM
Cost: FREE
Monrovia Public Library | More Info

Yarbrough’s Reptiles will have a free show featuring Rocco the Rock Iguana & other live reptiles.

Friday Night Art Walk

Friday from 5-8 PM
Cost: FREE
Downtown Huntsville | More Info

Stroll with your family and/or favorite beverage while shopping and enjoying local art in downtown Huntsville.


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BonnaWHO? Festival

Friday from 6-9 PM
Cost: FREE, $5 parking
Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment | More Info

Are you sick of the biggest festival of the year being only two hours away from your hometown but you can’t afford to go? The all local, all loud BonnaWHO? festival is fun for the whole family!

Movie in the Park

Friday from 8-10 PM
Cost: FREE
Village of Providence | More info

You & the kids can watch Despicable Me 3 under the stars. Chairs & blankets encouraged.

Whiz Kids Open Gym

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.

Youth Writer’s Conference

Saturday from 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Cost: FREE
Embrace Center | More Info

Aspiring young writers ages 8-18 are invited t the “Speak Out – Write Now” event with keynote speaker, Miss Kinyah Bean, 9 year old CEO, and published author. Training sessions for both future authors and speakers, music, food, prizes, and a lot of FUN!

Marina Day Celebration

Saturday from 10AM – 4PM
Ditto Landing | More Info

Join in a celebration of all that makes Ditto Landing great. The party includes the Reelin-N-Smokin Barbecue Competition, lots of music, family fun, and more!

Family Fun Festival & Expo

Saturday from 10AM – 5PM
Cost: FREE with donation to Free 2 Teach
VBC South Hall | More Info

This annual festival has inflatables, face painting, bumper cars, bungee jumping, train rides and even an arcade! There will be kid’s activities, door prizes, giveaways, music, dancing, and more throughout the day.

Imagination Place’s Family Expo & Kids’ Fair

Saturday from 10AM – 2PM
Cost: FREE
Gadsden | More Info

A fun, family-friendly atmosphere with a wide variety of vendors showcasing services and products for children of all ages.

Drop In & Create

Saturday from 11AM – 1PM
Cost: FREE
Huntsville Museum of Art | More Info

Ages 3-12 are invited to make a Tesselation Creation with their parent or guardian in the Stender Family Interactive Education Gallery.

Celebrate Family Literacy

Saturday from Noon – 4PM
Cost: FREE
AAMU Agribition Center | More Info

Come and bring the entire family and neighborhood youth out for a day of fun, educational, and interactive activities, including exhibits, outdoor games, a water slide, petting zoo, food, music, and more.

Community Groundbreaking Stadium Celebration

Saturday from 5-7 PM
Cost: FREE
Madison Baseball Stadium | More Info

Families are invited to a “Name the Team” contest, as well as free food and activities. All attendees will leave with a commemorative baseball.

Meet Shrek!

Saturday at 6:00 PM
Cost: FREE
Bridge Street Towne Center | More Info

Meet-and-greet characters from “Shrek, the Musical“, produced by Independent Musical Productions.

Planetarium Show

Saturday at 7:30 PM
Cost: FREE -$5
VBAS Planetarium | More Info

Fans of Pluto can hear more about it and do some star-gazing with VBAS powerful telescopes. Read our review before you go.

Rocket City Pride Equality March

Sunday from 4-6 PM
Cost: FREE
Downtown Huntsville | More Info

It’s time for families to join together and show your support during the 7th annual Pride Week in Huntsville. Rainbow gear is encouraged at this annual family-friendly parade. Wondering what to expect? We love this post about attending with kids.

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Gardens of Myth is Open!

Cost: FREE for members, or general admission
Huntsville Botanical Garden | More Info
Leprechauns, fairies, dragons, and more – you’ll never know what magical creature is around the bend at The Garden! It has been transported to a fantasy realm your kids will love.

Saturday Scientist

Saturday at 11:30 AM
Cost: FREE for members, or general admission
U.S. Space & Rocket Center | More Info

Kids ages 6-9 will love these hands on glow-in-the-dark science activities that feature bioluminescent creatures! Read our review before you go.

Con Kasterborous

Saturday
Cost: FREE – $60
The Westin at Bridge Street | More Info

North Alabama’s Doctor Who Convention is THE destination for all things sci-fi and geeky! Costumes are encouraged, especially bow ties, and all cosplay is welcome. Allons-y!

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