Happy Memorial Day Weekend, Huntsville! We are so ready to dive right into the holiday weekend that kicks off SUMMER in Alabama! In between all of those dance recitals, graduations, and grill sessions there is quite a lot to do if you want to get out and about with the family this weekend! (Just keep an eye on the weather!) As always, we’ve listed a few of our favorites below.
If you haven’t already, go ahead and bookmark our Summer Fun Guide before you browse our weekend list. It’s everything a parent needs to survive the summer – water fun, free movies, festivals, camps & classes, live music, and more! Worried about rain? Keep our list of Indoor Play options handy.
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Free & Cheap
Preschool Craft Session
Friday at 10:30 AM
Madison Library | More Info
Kids ages 3-5 can make fun crafts that explore colors & counting.
Alabama Jubilee Hot Air Balloon Festival
Friday – Sunday
Point Mallard Park | More Info
Hot Air balloons from all over the country will take over Point Mallard Park over Memorial Day weekend. Includes: tethered balloon rides, a nighttime balloon glow, concerts, carnival rides, delicious food, games galore and a commanding display of fireworks. Keep the celebration going at the Daikin Festival!
Concerts On the Dock
Friday from 6-9 PM
Cost: FREE, $5 parking
Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment | More Info
CodeName Underground headline this CoD night at one of our favorite family concerts in town! Get the full lineup and our Parent Pro-Tips HERE.
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!
Pop Jets Open!
Saturday from 10AM – 9PM
Bridge Street Town Center | More Info
Summer is finally here and you can celebrate by opening up the pop jet fountains! First 50 kids will receive a voucher for a FREE cookie from Great American Cookies.
Smith Lake Memorial Day Festival
Saturday from 9AM – 6PM
Smith Lake Park | More Info
There will be arts and crafts vendors, food vendors, live music, and contests happening all day! You can also play putt-putt, visit the swimming pool, and rent kayaks, canoes, and paddle boards! Check out these other free pop jets & splashpads this summer!
Memorial Day Watermelon Eating Contest
Saturday from 2:00 PM
Joe Wheeler State Park Lodge | More Info
You can really sink your teeth into this fun event! The Watermelon Eating Contest is for ages 6 and under and then ages 7-12 to follow on the stage behind The Lodge.
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%!
Cost: FREE – $12
Burritt On the Mountain | More Info
Choose from five fun adventures that will lead you on an awesome scavenger hunt on the mountain! Geared for kids ages 4-12, these literal backpacks will keep you coming back all summer.
Ask Albert at the Planetarium
Saturday from 6:15 – 9:00 PM
Cost: FREE with general admission
U.S. Space & Rocket Center | More Info
Are you curious about black holes, supernovae or other extreme events in the universe? The interactive event is great for all ages and questions can be asked both in advance and during the presentation.
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