Happy Weekend, Huntsville! It’s Veteran’s Day and we hope you’ll spend some time with your family finding ways to thank and celebrate our country’s veterans. We’ve put together some fun ideas for kids to do before the Huntsville Veteran’s Day Parade.
There are also several holiday events going on this season to help you get into the Christmas Spirit! 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.
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” below for details about events you want to know more about!
Free & Cheap
Friday – Sunday
Downtown Fayetville | More Info
26th Annual #1 People’s Choice Event that features food, entertainment, and activities for a fun-filled weekend. Kids zone, live entertainment, craft shows, and so much more.
National Planting Day
Friday from 11AM – 1PM
Huntsville City Hall | More Info
Join Operation Green Team for their annual native plant giveaway! Free plants while supplies last, plus hotdogs, popcorn, and water!
Veteran’s Day Open Play
Monday from 10 AM and 4 PM
Cost: $1 for kids of Vets or $10 regular admission
Pump It Up | More Info
School’s out & kids can jump out their wiggles! There is a special for families who have served and continue to serve our country.
Santa Arrives at the Mall
Saturday at 9:00 AM
Parkway Place Mall | More Info
Keep the kids in their Christmas PJ’s, and head to the mall for a morning full of fun holiday activities like face painting, milk & cookies & stories.
Land Trust Kid’s Hike
Saturday at 10:00 AM
Rainbow Mountain Nature Preserve | More Info
This fun guided hike is especially for kids and features the plants & animals that call this mountain home. Bring a picnic lunch for after the hike, and RSVP to let them know you’re attending.
Native American Heritage Celebration
Saturday at 10:30 AM
Florence Indian Mound Museum | More Info
Kids of all ages are invited to learn about the Southeastern peoples’ legends of the owl and make their own owls from natural materials. A Gratitude Ceremony will follow.
Drop In & Create
Saturday from 11AM – 1PM
Huntsville Museum of Art | More Info
This is a fun, interactive art-making activity for families with children ages 3 and up. Make some Stained Glass Scratch Art with your kiddo that’s sure to spark creativity!
Veteran’s Day Parade – cancelled due to inclement weather
Monday at 11:00 AM
Downtown Huntsville | More Info
Come out to honor local veterans – the parade program starts at the Veterans Memorial Park. The cannon fires and the Parade starts at ~ 11:11 AM so be sure to arrive early for a good spot.
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Galaxy of Lights Walking Nights
Huntsville Botanical Garden | More Info
One of the top holiday attractions in the South opens their Walking Nights this weekend! Read our review, then get your tickets before the limited supply runs out!
Saturday at 11:30 AM
Cost: General Admission, free for members
U.S. Space & Rocket Center | More Info
Would a turkey survive a deep space mission? Suit up and find out the stats needed for North America’s largest native bird, and icon of Thanksgiving, to survive and thrive on all 8 planets in our solar system! Will your turkey turn out well done or frozen solid? Read the RCM Review before you go! Arrive a few minutes early for a good seat.
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