The trees are budding, birds are chirping, and it won’t stop raining. Could it be that Spring will arrive 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!
- Check out our annual Spring Activity Guide to jumpstart the season’s plans.
- Nominate your Family Favorites for our annual RCM Family Favorite Awards.
Free & Cheap Events
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
Open Gym Bounce Time
Saturday from 8:30 – 11:00 AM
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
– Ages 6 and under Open Gym – Saturday at 8:30 – 9:30 AM
– Kids 6-11 Open Gym time – Saturday from 9:30 – 11:00 AM
– Ages 12-18 Open Gym Time – Saturday at 11:00 AM
Planetarium Birthday Celebration
Saturday from 9AM – 5PM
INTUITIVE® Planetarium at the USSRC | More Info
Help this state-of-the-art planetarium celebrate its first birthday in Huntsville with $4 shows all day! Read our review before you go.
Maslenitsa Spring Festival
Saturday from 9AM – 4PM
Elks Lodge | More Info
Enjoy beautiful traditions of Eastern Europe and central Asian countries. You’ll dance, sing, eat tasty traditional food, and do crafts with children and play traditional games.
Peter & the Wolf – Free Family Concert
Saturday at 9:30 AM
VBC Concert Hall | More Info
Britten’s Simple Symphony for strings is a kid-friendly, bite-sized masterpiece and the perfect introduction to Prokofiev’s timeless Peter and the Wolf.
Special Needs Expo
Jaycee Community Building | More Info
Free, day-long exhibition where families can learn about products, support groups, recreational activities, healthcare, therapy, and many other services for children and adults with special needs
Lowe Mill ComicCon
Friday & Saturday
Cost: FREE, $10 parking
Lowe Mill A&E | More Info
Geeks, nerds and collectors of all ages are invited to cast your web over the historic facility for cosplay and collectibles.
Leap Day Hike
Saturday at 9:30 AM
Goldsmith Schiffman Wildlife Sanctuary | More Info
This guided hike will be an easy pace with plenty of time to enjoy the nature around you. Don’t forget binoculars/camera, water & shoes that can get dirty.
Worth the Dinero in Huntsville
The Venardos Circus
Now – March 1st
MidCity District | More Info
It’s your last chance to have a magical weekend under the Big Top – a circus like no other has finally come to Huntsville! You don’t want to miss this “part traditional circus, part classic vaudeville and part Cirque du Soleil” experience. Use the code RCMOMS at checkout online and receive 20% off any show!
West Side Story
Thursday – Sunday
VBC Playhouse | More Info
Sparkman High School Theatre presents an award winning adaptation of the classic tragedy Romeo & Juliet, via The Jets and The Sharks.
Beaks & Barks
Now – Feb. 28
Cost: General Admission, Members FREE, dogs $2
Huntsville Botanical Garden | More Info
It’s also your last chance to bring your fur baby to frolic at the Garden, so don’t miss it.
Capes & Crowns Pancake Breakfast
Saturday from 8:00 – 10:30 AM
First Presbyterian Church | More Info
This pancake breakfast includes your favorite princesses and superheroes! Come dressed as your favorite character and enjoy some breakfast while raising funds for the Cove Universal Playground.
Midwest Invitational Black Rodeo
Saturday at 7:00 PM
Morgan Co. Celebration Arena | More Info
Over 100 African American Rodeo Athletes from all over the country will compete in traditional rodeo events including Wild Bull Riding.
More Huntsville Area Resources for Families…
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