Huntsville Weekend Roundup May 17-19

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 & Cheap


Click on the orange More Info links below for even more event details & maps!

35th Annual Poke Salat Festival

Friday & Saturday
Cost: FREE
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!

SoulStock

Friday & Saturday
Cost: $5
Point Mallard Park | More Info

Soulstock is the largest Christian Concert Festival in North Alabama. Check here for the lineup of great music!

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

Friday Night
Cost: FREE
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
Cost: FREE
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
Cost: FREE
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
Cost: FREE
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
Cost: FREE
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
Cost: FREE
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
Cost: $10-15
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
Cost: $10-15
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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