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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Free & Cheap
Weather Chat with a Meteorologist
Thursday at 5:30 PM
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.
Cullman Strawberry Festival
Saturday from 7AM-9PM
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
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
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
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
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.
Lucky Dice Cafe
2nd & Charles
Top End Gaming
Free Rock Painting & Pizza
Saturday from 10AM-2PM
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!)
Saturday from Noon-3PM
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.
Saturday at 5:00 PM
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!
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
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
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
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
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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