Huntsville Weekend Roundup March 8-10

March kicks off the Spring season, and in typical Huntsville fashion there is A LOT going on. Lucky for you we listed our free/cheap favorite events 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


Family Fun & Fitness Night

Friday at 6:30 PM
Cost: FREE
Hogan Family YMCA | More Info

Enjoy field day type events with your family team at the Y!

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 – Friday at 9:15 AM and Saturday at 8:30 – 9:30 AM
Kids 6-11 Open Gym
Kids 12-18 Open Gym


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Educators Free at USSRC!

Saturday from 9AM – 5PM
Cost: FREE for educators
U.S. Space & Rocket Center | More Info

Teachers can explore the brand-new planetarium in the museum (the dome theater), pick up a goody bag, and enjoy the science shows throughout the day.

Soccer Shots Free Play Day

Saturday from 10 AM – Noon
Rescheduled due to weather
Cost: FREE
3 Locations | More Info

Kids ages 2-8 can try out soccer for free in Athens, Madison, or Huntsville this Saturday.

Music Explorers Club

Saturday at 10:15 AM
Cost: FREE
First Baptist Church | More Info

Kids can get hands-on exploring the musical instruments of the orchestra with HSO. They’ll even get to make some music of their own!


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Maslenitsa Spring Festival

Saturday from 10AM – 4PM
Cost: FREE
Heritage Church | More Info

Come enjoy the day learning about Eastern European cultures and countries with performances, crafts, displays, exhibits, games, and food!

Meet Pinocchio & the Blue Fairy

Saturday from 10AM – Noon
Cost: $5
AL Youth Ballet Theater | More Info

Cupcakes, crafts, and characters are all included in this fun morning of storytelling & ballet.

Spring Forward Tonight!

Saturday night, before you go to bed
Cost: You won’t miss church on Sunday
Your House, Your Car, Your Parents’ Ancient VCR

It’s Daylight Savings Time – hooray for longer days! We have great tips on how parents can navigate the time change with their kids HERE.

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. And don’t forget the craft fair in Madison!
Mustard Seed Consignment
Kid Swap Consignment
Cullman Wee Swap
Boutique Closet Consignment
St. John’s Craft Fair


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Worth the Money


Saturday Scientists

Saturday from 11:30 – 12:30
Cost: Free for members, or general admission
U.S. Space & Rocket Center | More Info

Get your space on – kids ages 6-9 can design, build, and test their very own lunar module! Be sure to check out the brand new Intuitive Planetarium while you’re there!

Go See a Show!

Thursday – Sunday
Cost: $5 – 10

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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DISCLAIMER: We do our best at Rocket City Mom to provide accurate, useful information about events and activities. This information (such as times and locations) is gathered from user submissions, press releases, local newspapers, signs around town and word of mouth. While we always try to confirm details before they are posted in the Huntsville Weekend Roundup, sometimes details change or we are given inaccurate information. Whenever possible we link our write-ups to the source in which our information came from and strongly urge you to confirm details before you go, especially when it comes to outdoor events and weather.