The trees are blooming, birds are chirping, and it won’t stop raining. Could it be that Spring has arrived early in Huntsville? One sure sign is all the fun things happening on the weekend for kids, and this one is no exception! We list our favorites below to make it easy for you to spend some QT with your family. Of course, you can always find even more things to do inside our full Event Calendar.
Your RCM To-Do List:
- Browse our list of Spring Break Camps – hurry up and register because they fill up fast!
- Nominate your Family Favorites for our annual RCM Family Favorite Awards.
Free & Cheap Weekend Fun
Consignment & Community Sales
All Weekend, various times
Cost: FREE admission, great deals!
Various locations | More Info
Nab some awesome Spring clothes, furniture, toys, & more at these local consignment sales.
Little Lambs Consignment
BCM Rummage Sale
Dr. Seuss Day
Friday & Saturday
Schoolcraft | More Info
Kids will love these Seuss-themed storytimes & crafts. Happy birthday to Theodor Geisel!
Schoolcraft Storytime – Friday at 10AM
Athens Library Storytime – Saturday at 10AM
Madison Library Storytime – Saturday at 10AM
Whiz Kids Open Gym Time for Kids
Friday & Saturday
The Matrix Gym | More Info
What makes this particular Open Gym time for kids so dadgum awesome? We detail it all in our Parent Review. Bonus for keeping the Bigs and Littles separate in two jump sessions! #SafetyFirst
– Kids 6 and under Open Gym – Friday at 9:15 AM and Saturday at 8:30 – 9:30 AM
– Kids 6-11 Open Gym
– Kids 12-18 Open Gym
First LEGO League
Saturday, all day
Cost: FREE to watch
Hampton Cove Middle School | More Info
Cheer on student teams as they design, build, program, and compete with LEGO Mindstorm Robotics. It’s STEMtastic!
Go Fly a Kite!
Saturday from 11AM – 3PM
John Hunt Park | More Info
This annual Kite Festival is super fun – BYOK to the park and enjoy live music, face painting, food, and more!
Huntsville Mardi Gras Parade
Saturday at 4:30 PM
Downtown Huntsville | More Info
Beads, floats, music – what more can you ask for? Oh, and it’s family friendly! Plus, you’ll get to see the world-famous Cotton Candies Krew 🙂
Carnegie Carnival Weekend
All weekend, varies
Cost: mostly FREE
Decatur | More Info
It’s not just a parade, although it is that too, Mardi Gras is a whole weekend in Decatur. Find out how our friends to the south party their cares away and join in.
Worth the Money
Art of Sustainable Science
Saturday from 9AM – 2PM
Cost: General Admission, members FREE
Huntsville Botanical Garden | More Info
The perfect union between science and art for students in grades K-12. You’ll be amazed and impressed to see the fnished projects on display at The Garden.
Parent’s Night Out
Cost: $25 and $15
The Matrix Gym
This is the only place in town that offers a PNO for kids of all ages. That’s pretty AWESOME.
Kid’s Night Out – 5:30 – 8:30 PM for ages 3-9
Friday Night Flip Out – 8:30 – 11:00 PM for ages 10-18
Fire On the Mountain
Saturday 10AM – 3PM
Cost: Members free, non-members general admission
Burritt On the Mountain | More Info
Blacksmiths will be firing up the forges and you can sample yummy hearth-cooking throughout the historic park. Be sure to check out the barnyard while you’re there!
Go See a Show!
Friday – Sunday
Cost: $5 – 25
We love a good kid-friendly show and there are two to choose from this weekend – but why choose? Go see both!
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