Huntsville Weekend Roundup June 7-9

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 wiggle your clicky finger a bit.

We also put together just for you:
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Click on the orange More Info links below for even more event details & maps!
Free & Awesome Live Music This Weekend

All Weekend
Cost: FREE
Various locations

Preschool Gym Hour

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

Kids ages 3-5 can come with their caregiver to get their wiggles out! A variety of activities will be able to explore in this come-and-go program.


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25¢ Book Sale

Friday & Saturday
Cost: FREE admission, great deals
Downtown Huntsville Library | More Info

Shop for great beach reads, kids books, classics, bestsellers, and more at this annual summer sale.

BonnaWHO? Festival

Friday from 6-9 PM
Cost: $5
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!

Movies Under the Stars

Friday from 7:30 PM
Cost: FREE

You and the kids can watch a free movie under the stars. Chairs & blankets encouraged. So are picnic suppers!
Fern Bell ParkShrek – Friday at 7:30 PM
Madison LibraryAvengers Infinity War – Friday at 8 PM

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
Parent’s Night Out & the Friday Night Flip out are also this weekend!

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.


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Drop In & Create

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

Ages 3-12 are invited to make a wonderful work of art with their parent or guardian in the Stender Family Interactive Education Gallery. It’s a great way to instill a love of art in your kids!

Marina Day Celebration

Saturday from 12AM – 4PMCancelled due to weather
Cost: FREE
Ditto Landing | More Info

Join in a celebration of all that makes Ditto Landing great. The party includes the annual Reelin-N-Smokin Barbecue Competition, lots of music, family fun, and more! (BBQ Festival is rain or shine!)

Community Baby Shower & Block Party

Saturday from 3:30 – 5:30 PM
Cost: FREE
Morris Elementary | More Info

There will be food, inflatables for the kids, and baby supplies for families in need, as well as relevant pre-natal and health-related community resources.

Search & Rescue Dogs Host Family Day

Sunday from 2-4 PM
Cost: FREE
Calvary Baptist, Scottsboro | More Info

A live demonstration from the Southeastern Search Dogs as well as food, drinks, and inflatables for the kids.

Worth the Money


Grand Opening of Cook Museum!


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All Weekend
Cost: General Admission
Cook Museum of Natural Science | More Info

It’s finally here! Reserve your timed ticket to be the first to see this gorgeous new museum in Decatur. Live animal habitats, a Raptor Show, and kids activities throughout are included in the celebration. Get those tickets in advance here, and learn more about the museum features before you go!

Alabama Skies Planetarium Show

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

This live and interactive presentation explores the highlights of the summer sky above us. Great for all ages, audience participation encouraged! Read our Parent Review before you go.

Butterfly Release

Saturday at 10 AM and 1 PM
Cost: $5 for members, $6.50 + Garden Admission for non-members
Huntsville Botanical Garden | More Info

Help repopulate the Purdy Butterfly House by releasing live butterflies! Don’t forget your cameras – These photo opportunities are not to be missed!

DIY & Donuts with Dad

Saturday from 11AM – 1 PM
Cost: $35
Hammer & Stain | More Info

In this Parent/Child workshop there are several project options that are appropriate for all ages to make for Dad for Father’s Day!

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 activities all about the Apollo Moon Landing this month! Read our review before you go.

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