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.
Free & Cheap
- Biergarten – Thursday from 4:30 – 7:30 PM
- Madison Summer Concerts – Thursday at 6 PM
- First Fridays on Main – Friday from 4-7 PM
- Friday Night Live – Friday from 5-8 PM
- County Line Road Concerts – Sunday from 6-8 PM – CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN
- Concerts in the Park – Monday from 6:30 – 8:00 PM
- Concerts by the River in Decatur – Monday from 6-8 PM
Preschool Gym Hour
Friday at 10:30 AM
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.
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.
Friday from 6-9 PM
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
You and the kids can watch a free movie under the stars. Chairs & blankets encouraged. So are picnic suppers!
Fern Bell Park – Shrek – Friday at 7:30 PM
Madison Library – Avengers Infinity War – 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
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.
Drop In & Create
Saturday from 11AM – 1PM
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 – 4PM – Cancelled due to weather
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
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
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
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)
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.
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
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 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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