Huntsville Weekend Roundup May 3-5

It’s officially May and if you’re like me your schedule is starting to get SLAMMED with end of school year activities. Try to work in some quality family time this weekend before it gets too busy! There’s plenty happening in Huntsville & North Alabama in the next few days and we listed our favorite free/cheap events below.

Get the weekend weather HERE, and be sure to call ahead to an event in case of rain.

Free & Cheap


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

First Fridays on Main

Friday from 4-7 PM
Cost: FREE
Main Street South | More Info

A new monthly event in South Huntsville – there’s live music, an Art Walk, and kid-friendly activities.

Concerts On the Dock

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

The Tremble Weeds headline this CoD night at one of our favorite family concerts in town! Get the full lineup and our Parent Pro-Tips HERE.

Spring Movie Night in Madison

Friday at 7:30 PM
Cost: FREE
Madison Public Library | More Info

This free outdoor movie series continues with Captain Underpants – bring your chairs & blankets.

37th Annual MadCo Fishing Rodeo

Saturday from 7:30 AM-Noon
Cost: FREE
Sharon Johnston Park | More Info

Bring your own rod & reel or fishing pole. Worms will be provided for bait or you can bring your own. Get there early – it’s a popular event and can get crowded! Ages 5-15.


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Madison City Farmer’s Market

Saturday from 8AM – Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Hughes Road, Madison | More Info

You can almost taste those fresh strawberries… Kid-friendly, pet-friendly, and produce-friendly!

HaPPyFest in Guntersville

Saturday from 8AM – 10PM
Cost: FREE admission
Civitan Park | More Info

Strut on down to Guntersville… there will be lots of vendors, music, crafts, and food as well as pet adoptions at this festival benefiting vets & pets.

March for Babies

Saturday from 9AM – 6PM
Cost: FREE
HudsonAlpha McMillan Park | More Info

Show your support for the March of Dimes and their research for babies and families! Kids can run in the Superhero Sprint and the Fun Run too.

Moulton Strawberry Festival

Friday & Saturday from 9AM – 6PM
Cost: FREE admission
Downtown Moulton | More Info

Strawberries are the main event, but there will also be all the trappings of a good festival – live music, mud volleyball, inflatables for the kids, a golf tournament, and much more!

Babypalooza – Live!

Saturday from 10AM – 2PM
Cost: FREE admission
The Westin at Bridge Street | More Info

Huntsville’s only Baby Expo is back again – new, expecting, and hopeful parents shouldn’t miss it! Come say hello to the RCM Crew while you’re there! We’ve got even more details HERE.

Music Explorers Club

Saturday at 10:15 AM
Cost: FREE
VBC Concert Hall | More Info

Join the Music Explorers Club, and get your passport to educational expeditions led by the musicians of the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra! Read our RCM Review before you go.


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Free Comic Book Day

Saturday, various locations
Cost: FREE

Lots of cosplay, free comics, gaming, and more are happening throughout Huntsville for the annual Free Comic Book Day! Click each location to find out what they have in store.
Haven Comics
The Deep
2nd & Charles

Weekend Family Storytimes

Saturday between 10:30 – 11:30 AM
Cost: FREE

Families have two opportunities to work in a story time this Saturday! Head to the Madison Library at 10:30 AM or to Barnes & Noble Bridge Street at 11:00 AM. It’s a great weekend tradition to start with your kids.

Pi Day Strikes Back

Saturday from 2-6 PM
Cost: FREE
Huntsville STEAM Works | More Info

Bad weather rescheduled Pi Day to… May the Fourth! So our friends at HSW are celebrating with a mathematical pie eating contest, like you do.

Rocket City Championship Wrestling Match

Saturday at 7:00 PM
Cost: FREE – $8
RCCW Arena | More Info

Experience pro wrestling with some body slamming family fun. Read the RCM Parent Review before you go!

Sample Summer Camp at Pine Ridge!

Sunday from 1-4 PM
Cost: FREE
Pine Ridge Day Camp | More Info

Check out what a day at summer camp is like as a family – climb the rock wall, try out the archery range, and see the Equestrian Center!


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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


WhistleStop Weekend BBQ Festival

Friday from 4PM – 11PM & Saturday from 10AM – 11PM
Cost: Adults (ages 11 and up) $25 | Youth (ages 3-10) $5 | Kinds under 3 are free
Historic Huntsville Depot | More Info

True community spirit, combined with great food, live music, good friends and a “little” BBQ competition have helped create this award winning two day event. Be sure to visit the Kid’s Zone & get details about the Kids Q Competition!

Parents Night Out

Friday from 5:30-11:00 PM
Cost: $15-25
The Matrix Gym

A great night in for kids of all ages and night OUT for parents!
PNO for the Littles – Kids potty trained and up from 5:30-8:30 PM
Friday Night Flip Out – PNO for older kids & tweens from 8:30-11:00 PM

Mommy & Me Workshop

Saturday from 11AM – 1PM
Cost: $40
Hammer & Stain | More Info

Just in time for Mother’s Day, this DIY workshop is a great chance to make something special for moms & grandmas. Register online in advance and choose your project!

“The Wild” Chinese Lantern Festival

Now – May 19
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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