We’re in the home stretch now – only a few more days until school is out for summer all over Huntsville & Madison County! Why not celebrate by doing something fun with your family? We’ve listed some great free/cheap events below and there’s even more in our full Event Calendar.
And GUESS WHAT? The 2019 SUMMER FUN GUIDE is here and ready for you to start making your summer plans! Trust us, just go ahead and bookmark that link. Inside you’ll find:
- Free summer movies
- Free summer concerts
- Outdoor summer fun
- Indoor summer fun
- Waterparks & splashpads
- Festivals, carnivals, & fairs
- Local summer camps
- Local VBS programs
- … and MORE!
Free & Cheap
35th Annual Poke Salat Festival
Friday & Saturday
Arab, AL | More Info
The Festival centers around the dish “Poke Salat” which is cooked poke weed, a plant that grows wild in the region and features arts & crafts, kid’s activities, a pet parade, live music, and more!
Concerts On the Dock
Friday from 6-9 PM
Cost: FREE, $5 parking
Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment | More Info
Russell Cook & the Sweet Teeth headline this CoD night at one of our favorite family concerts in town! Get the full lineup and our Parent Pro-Tips HERE.
Family Movie Nights
It’s your lucky weekend! There are a two free family movies showing around town.
– Fern Bell Park presents Incredibles 2 – Friday at 5:00 PM
– Madison Library presents Shrek – Friday at 7:30 PM
Scottsboro Catfish Festival
Saturday from 8AM – 3PM
Jackson Co. Park | More Info
This family-friendly festival includes fishing, a fish fry, car show, live music & kid’s activities. Kids can bring their rods & fish for free!
Madison City Farmer’s Market
Saturday from 8AM – Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Hughes Road, Madison | More Info
You can almost taste those fresh veggies… Kid-friendly, pet-friendly, and produce-friendly!
Mayor’s Bike Ride
Saturday at 9:30 AM
Big Spring Park | More Info
Your whole family is invited to a 4-mile bike ride with Mayor Battle – free bike lights & other prizes available while they last.
32nd Annual Multicultural Indian Event
Saturday from 10AM-5PM
Danville | More Info
See Native American living history encampments, with music, dancing, demonstrations, historical games, and children’s activities.
North Precinct Block Party
Saturday from 11AM – 3PM
Alabama A&M University | More Info
Inflatables, free hot dogs, burgers, & pizza, and bike giveaways throughout the day? Your kids will love this annual HPD party!
Heads-N-Tails Crawfish Boil
Saturday from 3-9 PM
Cost: FREE admission
VBC South Hall | More Info
Suck a mudbug or two, groove to some live Zydeco music, and enjoy all the free kid’s activities at one of our favorite events in town.
The Market at Mid-City
Sunday from 2-6 PM
The Camp | More Info
Huntsville’s newest weekend market for farmers, makers, and musicians.
Worth the Money
Rocket City Fair
Friday through May 27
Cost: FREE – $8 | unlimited ride wristbands $25
Joe Davis Stadium | More Info
Over 25 rides, two thrilling shows, a petting zoo, and… FUNNEL CAKES! Get your advanced tickets online here & save 10%!
Astronomy for All: Small Worlds
Friday at 7:00 PM
U.S. Space & Rocket Center | More Info
Enjoy a guided tour of some of the more exciting, yet less well-known, worlds in our solar system that are rather small when compared to the planets. If you haven’t been to the new INTUITIVE Planetarium, this is a great time to check it out!
Roller Derby Double Header
Saturday from 4-9 PM
Cost: FREE – $15
Insanity Skate Park | More Info
Cheer for the Dixie Derby Girls and the Rocket City Rebels as they skate to raise money for UCP Huntsville. It’s a hard-hitting great time!
Kid’s Night Out
Saturday from 6-10 PM
Hogan YMCA | More Info
Kids ages 4-12 can enjoy food, fun, swimming, and games while parents get some Quality Time away.
“The Wild” Chinese Lantern Festival
Now – May 21
Cost: Daytime Free for members, general admission for non-members
Evening festival admission $8-24
Huntsville Botanical Garden | More Info
This breath-taking new exhibit at HBG is visually stunning. Enjoy glowing lanterns, Chinese arts & crafts, shadow puppets, and kung fu demonstrations throughout the Garden. Purchase advance tickets online here and save time!
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