Huntsville Weekend Roundup October 11-13

As we do every week we’ve curated what we think are your best bets for finding a little family fun (and joy) in Huntsville below but be sure to check out our full calendar if you don’t see anything you like here.


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

Spooktacular Fall Break Fun

Friday & Saturday at 2:00 PM
Cost: FREE
Downtown Huntsville Library | More Info

Terrifyingly Crafty Thursday: Come do some scary cool crafts at the library.
Monster Movie Friday: We’re watching “Monster House” 91 min. Rated PG

Constitution Hall Concert

Friday at 5:30 PM
Cost: FREE
Constitution Hall Park | More Info

Enjoy music while relaxing in the newly restored Constitution Hall Park every Thursday in October.

Concerts On the Dock

Friday at 6:00 PM
Cost: FREE, $5 to park
Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment | More Info

It’s time for the Fall CoD series and Megan Jean and the Klay Family Band perform tonight! Grab your friends and your picnics and head to our favorite concert venue.

52nd Annual Gem & Mineral Show

Friday – Sunday
Cost: $3-5, kids under 5 free
Huntsville Jaycees | More Info

National and International Dealers will have gemstones, fossils, jewelry making materials and equipment, art pieces, and custom jewelry of every type and price. Bring the whole family! Kids can look for treasures in the gem dig, mining flume, and more.

Go on a Ghost Walk

Friday & Saturday
Cost: $5-15
Huntsville and Decatur Walks | More Info

Guided ghost walks and trolley tours are a great way for your family to get into the Halloween spirit in October!
Huntsville Ghost Walk – Friday & Saturday at 6PM, Saturday at 8:30 PM
Decatur Ghost Walk – Saturday at 6PM

Wheeler Wildlife Refuge Open House

Saturday from 9AM – 4PM
Cost: FREE
Wheeler Wildlife Refuge | More Info

Live Raptor Shows, a scavenger hunt, corn maze, archery demonstrations and a cool mobile freshwater aquarium are all a part of this fun event!

Cephalopod Day

Saturday from 10AM – 2PM
Cost: FREE admission
Cook Museum | More Info

Bring your family to celebrate Cephalopod Awareness Week with kid-friendly activities, squid prints, preserved specimens, photo opportunities, And more! This does not include admission to the museum.

Free Guided History Walk

Saturday at 10:00 AM
Cost: FREE
Old Town Historic District | More Info

Learn all about the history of Huntsville’s Five Points area and Maple Hill Cemetery with a local expert! All-ages friendly, just bring your walking shoes.

Barks & Boos

Saturday from 1:00 – 4:30 PM
Cost: FREE
Big Spring Park East | More Info

There will be multiple costume contests at this dog friendly event, dog centered games, and entertainment galore. This event will be haunted by cute dogs and scary costumes! Free to attend, pay to play.

The First Trunk or Treat of the Year!

Saturday from 3-5 PM
Cost: FREE
Hogan YMCA | More Info

There will be plenty of games, photo opportunities, and of course, candy at this annual community event.

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Cocktails & Cosmos

Friday at 7:00 PM, doors open at 6:15
Cost: $15
U.S. Space & Rocket Center INTUITIVE Theater  | More Info

Join us to learn about the power that gravity has over our daily lives, from enabling you to stand on the Earth’s surface to keeping our solar system in its current orbit within the Milky Way.

Scarecrow Trail

Now through Oct. 31
Cost: FREE – $14
Huntsville Botanical Garden | More Info

It’s our favorite season at The Garden and there’s so much for families to do there this weekend!

Punkin’ Pickin’ Extravaganza

Saturday at 9:30 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 2:30 PM
Cost: $20
North AL Railroad Museum  | More Info

The Mercury & Chase Railroad has track that winds in and out of beautiful North Alabama scenery, and all the way to the pumpkin patch. Start a delightfully different pumpkin-picking tradition!

Touch-A-Tractor Weekend & Fireworks Show

Saturday & Sunday
Cost: $12-15
Lyon Family Farms | More Info

Mark your calendar and bring the whole family to Touch-A-Tractor on Saturday & Sunday and enjoy the cool October Sunday night with fireworks at 8:30 PM!

#EpicWeekendChallenge

As you go on your weekend adventures, remember to use the hashtag #RCMEpicWeekend on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter. You just might win a cool RCM prize! We love to see families spending time together and making memories – why not win something while you’re at it?

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

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