Huntsville Weekend Roundup May 11-13

Happy Mother’s Day weekend! We hope you’ve made plans for the special day and that ALL of you Rocket City Moms get honored! We have a great idea about what moms really want, so we decided to put together the ULTIMATE Mother’s Day Giveaway for a lucky reader – be sure to enter! Big thanks to the local businesses who provided fantastic prizes:

Hey Dads – why not take the kids to some of these free/cheap events going on in Huntsville so Mom can have some Alone Time? (Hint: We’re very partial to the Good Day Kids Fest.)

Free & Cheap


Biergarten Under the Saturn V

Thursday from 4:30-7:30 PM
Cost: FREE admission
U.S. Space & Rocket Center | More Info

Why not start the weekend early Huntsville-style? Bring money for authentic German dinner, but anyone can come hear the oompa band and enjoy the ambiance. Kid and dog-friendly too!

Concerts On the Dock

Friday from 6-9 PM
Cost: FREE, $5 parking
Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment | More Info

Tim McNary and Jubal  perform at tonight’s CoD – it’s one of our favorite family concerts in town! Get the full lineup and our Parent Pro-Tips HERE.

Movie in the Park

Friday at 8:15 PM
Cost: FREE
Providence Park | More Info

Bring your chairs & blankets and watch Coco under the stars! NO outside food or drink permitted, but you can grab dinner and beverages from any of the restaurants at The Village of Providence.

Dragon Boat Race & Festival

Saturday from 9AM-4PM
Cost: FREE
Point Mallard Park | More Info

Teams of 20 paddlers, a drummer and steerer race in authentic, 46-foot-long dragon boats. And so fun to watch!

Nerd Rummage Sale & Cosplay Yard Sale

Saturday from 9AM-5PM
Cost: FREE
Makers Local 256 | More Info

Come browse a selection of nerdy geek tech cultured items that people have too much of, and you know you can’t live without.

Parks & Play Day

Saturday from 10AM-1PM
Cost: FREE
Lydia Gold Skatepark | More Info

Your kids can enjoy a free skateboard clinic, a rock climbing wall, adoptable dogs from Huntsville Animal Services, and more!

Free Video Game Day

Saturday from 10AM-10PM
Cost: FREE
Rocket City Arcade | More Info

Be one of the first 100 people to visit Rocket City Arcade at their new location & pick up a TOTALLY FREE video game, plus some other goodies!

Drop In & Create

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

Kids ages 3 and up can create a mixed media landscape to take home – no registration required!

Good Day Kids Fest

Saturday from Noon-4PM
Cost: FREE, $5 parking
Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment | More Info

Celebrate children and families on a lovely spring day with live music, food, Nerf Wars (BYON), face painting, and an assortment of kid’s activities on the green area around the Mill. Read all about this MAGICAL event hosted by Rocket City Mom & Lowe Mill.

Moms Are Free at USSRC

Sunday from 9AM-5PM
Cost: Moms FREE!
U.S. Space & Rocket Center | More Info

Moms get in FREE with a paid guest – spend a great day together at this awesome attraction!

Worth the Money


Mother & Son Special

Saturday at 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM
Cost: $10-15
North AL Railroad Museum | More Info

Looking for a way to treat Mom extra special for Mother’s Day this year? Bring her out to the Mother & Son Special – daughter welcome too! This special train ride is about 1 hour and 20 minutes and a great way for moms & kids to bond.

Saturday Scientist

Saturday at 11:30 AM
Cost:
U.S. Space & Rocket Center | More Info

This monthly hands-on activity is included with museum membership or paid admission and emphasizes the development of “STEAM”. Today’s topic: Seeds, Sprouts and Microgravity! Read the RCM review before you go.

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