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Huntsville Weekend Roundup November 17-19

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Huntsville Weekend Roundup November 17-19

Fall is in the air in Huntsville! Enjoy those pretty leaves, folks – they won’t last much longer! Take a Fall leaf-spotting drive on your way to some of these fun Huntsville events we’ve listed below.

Be sure to check our HUGE Holiday Happenings Guide so you don’t miss something important! Our full Event Calendar also has more activities happening in Huntsville this weekend is you don’t see anything below that suits your fancy.

Big thanks to the Galaxy of Lights for supporting this year’s Guide!

Finally, check in with our Giveaways for the Holidays that we host every year for our most devoted RCM Readers. You’ll be glad you did!

Click the orange “More Info” links below for details about each event.

Free & Cheap

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The Vital Role of Parents in the Screen Age

Thursday at 6:30 PM
Cost: FREE
Randolph School | More Info

Dr. Georgene Troseth will discuss how important the role of parents is in the Screen Age. She will be answering questions such as, “What types of technology promote learning?” and “Do babies learn from digital media?”.

Senior Center Craft Show

Friday from 9AM – 6PM
Cost: FREE
Madison Co. Senior Center | More Info

Craft items made by seniors including jewelry, pottery, wood items, paintings, needlecrafted items, toys, and a bake sale!


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WinterFest 2017

Friday from 4-8 PM
Cost: FREE
Lindsay Lane Baptist Church, Athens | More Info

A community event to honor local heroes that includes food, games, rides, inflatables, kid’s activities & more.

31st Annual Athens Christmas Open House

Friday – Sunday
Cost: FREE
Downtown Athens | More Info

Santa arrives in Athens for a weekend celebration that includes ice skating, live music, and shopping around the square.

Lights Up at Bridge Street

Friday from 4:30 – 7:00 PM
Cost: FREE
Bridge Street Town Centre | More Info

The evening’s merriment features live entertainment, strolling carolers, and the lighting of the 45-foot-tall Christmas tree followed by a spectacular fireworks show.

Kris Kringle Market

Saturday from 9Am – 4PM
Cost: FREE
Dublin Park, Madison | More Info

The Kris Kringle Market will feature artisans and craftsmen from across North Alabama, an Olde World Santa, lantern-making workshops & activities for kids, and food vendors.

Exotic Pet Expo

Saturday & Sunday
Cost: $1, kids are FREE
Huntsville Jaycees | More Info

Hundreds of reptiles, mammals, birds, and other exotic pets for sale along with all their supplies at this 2nd annual event for animal lovers.

Fallen Leaf Fun

Saturday at 9:30 AM
Cost: FREE, pre-registration required
Hays Nature Preserve | More Info

Families can explore the beauty of Fall at the Preserve, learn about trees, and press leaves to preserve their Fall beauty a bit longer.

Holiday Farmers Market

Sunday from 2-5 PM
Cost: FREE admission
Green Street Market | More Info

Farm fresh meat, cheese and eggs, seasonal vegetables, baked goods, flowers, and handmade gifts from local artisans will be the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving celebration.

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Video Game Food Drive

Saturday from 10AM – 6PM
Cost: $5, plus food donation
Rocket City Arcade | More Info

Bring in any 2 canned or non-perishable food items & receive an all-day wristband for the arcade for only $5. Benefitting the Food Bank of North Alabama.


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Drop In & Create: Witty Weekly Covers

Saturday from 11Am – 1PM
Cost: FREE
Huntsville Museum of Art | More Info

Kids can come to the museum and illustrate their own magazine cover a la Norman Rockwell style!

Gingerbread Marketplace

Saturday from 9AM – 4PM
Cost: $1, kids 12 and under FREE
A&M Agribition Center | More Info

77+ unique crafters & vendors, plus interactive art booths for children, live music, food trucks & more! A huge variety of local vendors will help you find unique holiday gifts.

Worth the Money

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Galaxy of Lights Walking Nights

All Weekend
Cost: $3-7
Huntsville Botanical Garden | More Info

One of the top holiday attractions in the South opens their Walking Nights this weekend.

Skating in the Park Opens

Friday at 4:00 PM
Cost:$5-10
Big Spring Park | More Info

ICE returns to Huntsville! Lace up your skates at this outdoor ice skating rink — our very own version of “Rocket-fella” Center.

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