Huntsville Weekend Roundup May 24-26

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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Preschool Craft Session

Friday at 10:30 AM
Cost: FREE
Madison Library | More Info

Kids ages 3-5 can make fun crafts that explore colors & counting.


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Alabama Jubilee Hot Air Balloon Festival

Friday – Sunday
Cost: FREE
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
Cost: FREE
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.


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Smith Lake Memorial Day Festival

Saturday from 9AM – 6PM
Cost: FREE
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
Cost: FREE
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
Cost: FREE
The Camp | More Info

Huntsville’s newest weekend market for farmers, makers, and musicians.

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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%!

Backpack Explorers

All Weekend
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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