Huntsville Weekend Roundup May 4-6

It’s officially May and if you’re like me you are SLAMMED with end of school year activities. Try to work in some quality family time this weekend with your kids! There’s plenty happening in Huntsville & North Alabama in the next few days and we listed our favorite free/cheap events below. Of course, there are more on our full Events Calendar too.

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

Free & Cheap


Weather Chat with a Meteorologist

Thursday at 5:30 PM
Cost: FREE
Live Online | More Info

How can you best protect your infant in a tornado? What’s the best place to create a family shelter in your home? Get your severe weather questions answered by Jason Simpson, Chief Meteorologist at WHNT on the Rocket City Mom Facebook Page.

Concerts On the Dock

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

The Dozens performs at tonight’s CoD – it’s one of our favorite family concerts in town! Get the full lineup and our Parent Pro-Tips HERE.


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Cullman Strawberry Festival

Saturday from 7AM-9PM
Cost: FREE
Downtown Cullman | More Info

Alabama’s oldest Strawberry Festival will feature a slate of live music, over 100 arts and crafts vendors on both days, kids’ activities and rides, an art show, fresh strawberries, and more!

36th 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. Ages 5-15.

Make a Windmill Planter

Saturday from 9AM – Noon
Cost: FREE, online RSVP required
Home Depot locations | More Info

Your kids can make a cute windmill planter juts in time for Mother’s Day at this workshop just for kids. Rad our RCM Parent Review before you go!

Music Explorers Club

Saturday at 10:00 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.

Mayor’s Bike Ride

Saturday at 10:00 AM – Canceled due to weather threat
Cost: FREE
Big Spring Park East | More Info

Join Mayor Tommy Battle and Healthy Huntsville as he leads this family-friendly bike ride around downtown. BYOBike & helmet! New this year: Lunar Rover rides for kids!

Free Comic Book Day

Saturday, various locations & times
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
Lucky Dice Cafe
2nd & Charles
Top End Gaming

Free Rock Painting & Pizza

Saturday from 10AM-2PM
Cost: FREE
The ARTnasium | More Info

Kids can paint a rock and receive a free individual pizza from Donatos. The only catch? Rocks won’t go home with you. Find out why. (It’s cool!)

Fido Fest

Saturday from Noon-3PM
Cost: FREE
Bridge Street Town Center | More Info

There will be dog adoptions, musical entertainment, dog balloon creations, pet photos, giveaways, doggie treats and a Fido Marketplace.

Madagascar Junior

Saturday at 5:00 PM
Cost: FREE
UAH’s Chan Auditorium | More Info

Fantasy Playhouse’s Madagascar Jr. Green Cast presents Madagascar Jr. at UAH in the Chan Auditorium. Come support young thespians at work!

Rocket City Championship Wrestling Match

Saturday at 7:00 PM
Cost: FREE – $6
RCCW Arena | More Info

Experience Pro Wrestling as Rocket City Championship Wrestling returns with a action packed card! Mason Dixon line makes their ring debut. Read the RCM Parent Review before you go!

Sample Summer Camp!

Sunday
Cost: FREE
Various locations

Parents have two opportunities to check out a summer camp before you enroll the kids!
Pine Ridge Day Camp & Equestrian Center – Sunday from 1-4 PM
YMCA Camp Cha-la-kee – Sunday from 2-4 PM

Worth the Dinero


Whistlestop Weekend

Friday-Saturday
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!

Sister Act, The Musical

Friday & Saturday at 7:00 PM
Cost: $10
Columbia High Auditorium | More Info

Columbia Theatre Co. brings to life this fun & hilarious story of a singing “nun” on the run!

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

Ali Baba & the 40 Thieves

Saturday at 2:00 PM
Cost: $8
Princess Theatre | More Info

Watch this classic tale as adapted and staged by students. Pre-show experiences include interactive exploration of a variety of Middle Eastern cultures.

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