Huntsville Weekend Roundup March 15-17

Who is ready for some Luck ‘O the Irish to rub off? We here at RCM are itchin’ for Spring and it’s *kinda* here so let’s celebrate with another fun-filled family weekend. Lucky for you we listed our free/cheap things to do in Huntsville this weekend below!

A few important items of note:

Big thanks to the Heart of the Valley YMCA for their continued support of our Spring Activity Guide.

Free & Cheap


Take a Kid-Friendly Hike

All Weekend
Cost: FREE
North AL Trails | More Info

We’ve found five family-friendly hiking trails that your kiddos will love to do this weekend – it’s going to be perfect weather after Friday’s rain!


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Giant Spring Craft Show

Friday  – Sunday
Cost: FREE
VBC South Hall | More Info

The annual NEACA is this weekend – over 100 local artists and crafters selling their wares, just in time for Easter!

Whiz Kids Open Gym Time for Kids

Friday & Saturday
Cost: $3-5
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
Kids 6-11 Open Gym
Kids 12-18 Open Gym

Literary Trails

Friday at 10:00 AM
Cost: FREE
Hays Nature Preserve | More Info

Kids will enjoy story time with beloved books followed by a themed nature activity. Today it’s all about kites!

Shamrock Shindig

Saturday at 9:00 AM
Cost: $5 for HBG members
Huntsville Botanical Garden | More Info

Shamrock hunts with prizes, green snacks, face painting, and photos with Stumpy the Leprechaun are just a few fun things you’ll do at this shindig.


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Drop In & Create!

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

Families can create art together and explore the creative artwork by local students during Youth Art Month!

Huntsville St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Saturday at 11:30 AM
Cost: FREE
Downtown Huntsville | More Info

Grab something green to wear and head downtown for this family-friendly parade! Rain or shine. There’s also a St. Paddy’s Party that is kid & dog friendly afterward!

Rocket City Wrestling

Saturday at 7:00 PM
Cost: FREE – $8
RCW Arena | More Info

Watch amateur pro-wrestlers do their thing in a family-friendly environment. Read our Parent Review before you go.


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Worth the Money


MonsterJam Returns to Huntsville

Thursday – Sunday
Cost: $15-60
VBC Arena | More Info

Kiddos who love big trucks will be in paradise – this family-friendly touring show is back and full of rip-roaring action!
Purchase tickets online here.

Date Night In the Dome… with Childcare!

Friday at 6:30 PM
Cost: $10-15 each
U.S. Space & Rocket Center | More Info

Parents can experience a unique date night in the new INTUITIVE Planetarium (you really must see it – it’s awesome!), while kids are having fun in the Spark!Lab.

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