Huntsville Weekend Roundup November 1-3

First of all, don’t even think about looking at this lineup until AFTER Halloween. It’s a quieter weekend in Huntsville, and to be honest, we all need some time to relax and recover from the sugar rush. Has the Halloween Switch Witch visited your house yet? Are you already trying to figure out what to do with all that candy? But there are still a few free and cheap things going on in Huntsville your kids will love if you want to get out of the house and have some fun!

HEADS UP: Sunday is when we all “Fall Back”, so don’t forget to turn your non-digital clocks back before your head hits the pillow Saturday night. Check out these tips to help your kiddo adjust & sleep better.

Free & Cheap


Click “More Info” for each event below to get additional details.

Native Plant Giveaway

Friday from 11 AM – 1 PM
Cost: FREE
Huntsville City Hall | More Info

Grab a free native tree and learn how to care for it. Trees will be given away until they are gone! There will also be free hotdogs, popcorn, and water. Join fellow tree-lovers on Saturday for Tree Planting Day!

Volksmarch 2019

Saturday from 10 AM – 2 PM
Cost: FREE – $5
Downtown Madison   | More Info

Part family walk, part Oktoberfest, part Cemetery Stroll, this fun kid-friendly event is back for its second year in Madison! Historic reenactments, live music, costumes, and a special time capsule & costume contest ceremony at Old Black Bear (with a commemorative mug!) rounds it out.

Kid’s DIY Workshop

Saturday from 9AM – Noon
Cost: FREE
Home Depot locations | More Info

A hands-on workshop where you and your child can build a custom American Eagle for Veteran’s Day.


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Family Weekend Storytime

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

Perfect for parents who work during the week but still want to take their little ones to Library Storytime! This is a great weekend tradition to start.

Fall Lantern Walk

Saturday at 6:00 PM
Cost: FREE
Big Spring Park | More Info

Families will gather before dusk, light lanterns and enjoy an outdoor walk in the park. This family event is designed to help kids big and small welcome and see the beauty in the darkness of the end of Daylight Saving time (aka “Fall back”).

Daddy Detanglers

Saturday from 1-2 PM
Cost: FREE
Madison Public Library | More Info

Dads, bring your child(ren) and learn hands-on hair care basics in this free class taught by experts from Shear Artistry. All caregivers and all hair types welcome. BYOB (bring your own brush).

Rocket City Championship Wrestling Match

Saturday at 7:00 PM
Cost: FREE – $8
Cosmos Fitness in Hazel Green | More Info

Rocket City Championship Wrestling returns with a action packed card! Read the Rocket City Mom parent review right here, and settle in for some kid-friendly fun in the ring.

Rocket City Adventure Race

Sunday from 2-4 PM
Cost: FREE
Big Spring Park | More Info

Is your family adventurous? Partners team up to take on the 17 activity stations challenging not only physical pursuits but also mental puzzles. Best of all, this event is free and family-friendly!


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Weekend Fall Fests

Saturday & Sunday at various times
Cost: FREE

Again, ’tis the season for Fall Festivals and you definitely have your pick this weekend. We’ll be updating our Event Calendar as we receive more events!

Worth the Dinero


Under the Christmas Tree

Friday – Sunday
Cost: $8 Daily, $5 Seniors, and kids under 18 free
VBC South Hall | More Info

If marking early shopping off your list is a must, this popular local shopping event is definitely one to attend! Attendees can enjoy Christmas special events and children’s activities while shopping from more than 100 specialty merchants from 9 states.
Market Shopping Hours:
Friday, November 1st from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday, November 2nd from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, November 3rd  from Noon – 5 p.m.

The SpongeBob Musical

Saturday & Sunday
Cost: starts at $42
VBC Concert Hall | More Info

A legendary roster of Grammy® Award winners. A visionary director and a Tony Award®-winning design team. One of the world’s most beloved characters. Turn them loose on stage and what do you get? The bold, original musical The New York Times declares, “BRILLIANT!” And it’s here in Huntsville!


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Folklife Festival On the Mountain

Saturday & Sunday
Cost: FREE – $12
Burritt On the Mountain | More Info

Come hear traditional music and watch demonstrators as they show you how our ancestors worked, lived and created art. There will be blacksmithing, flint knapping, Native American flute making and playing, spinning, quilting, open hearth cooking and much, much more!

Fall Color Train Ride – SOLD OUT!

Saturday at 10AM and 1PM
Cost: $15
North AL Railroad Museum | More Info

The Mercury & Chase Railroad has track that winds in and out of beautiful North Alabama scenery. Make sure your cameras are ready – you don’t want to miss the colors from these large, picture windows!

Parent’s Night Out

Friday from 5:30 – 8:30 PM
Cost: $20
The Matrix Gym | More Info

A great opportunity to snag some quality time with your significant other (or just yourself!) while your kids are well cared for, fed, and having fun. They also have a Friday Night Flip Out from 8:30pm-11pm for 10-18 year olds for only $15!

Check us out at 6:15 AM Friday mornings with Dan & Josie on 102.1 WDRM!

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