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Free and Cheap Events
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Pop Up Parks + Video Games!
Thursday from 5-8 PM
Courthouse Square, Huntsville | More
Come out and play on 13 adorable mini-parks and explore downtown! Every Thursday night the Rolling Video Game Truck will also be on the Square for free!
Fall Consignment Sales
Coat: FREE admission, bring $$ for deals!
Various locations | RCM’s Consignment List
Snag some great Fall consignment deals at these sales this weekend!
Athens Kids Mart
51st 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
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
Fire Prevention Week
Friday from 11AM – 1PM
Huntsville City Hall | More Info
Operation Green Team and Huntsville Fire & Rescue want to encourage families to replace the batteries in our smoke detectors! Free 9-volts, hot dogs, and snacks will be provided, and kids can meet fire fighters and check out the fire truck!
Friday from 11AM – while they last!
Cost: FREE popsicle
Frios Gourmet Pops Downtown | More Info
A free gourmet pop to the first 50 people to visit the downtown Frios location! One per person while supplies last.
Madison Farmer’s Market
Saturday from 9AM – Noon
Cost: FREE admission
1088 Hughes Rd, Madison | More Info
New Fall hours! Apples, tomatoes, eggs, milk, meat, flowers, artesian crafts, live music, and LOTS more fresh produce can be found at our favorite local farmer’s market. Can’t make it today? Find a market near you.
Take a Hike with a Guide!
Saturday at 9:00 AM
Cost: FREE, donations optional
Monte Sano Nature Preserve | More Info
Learn some Huntsville history with your guide, David Young, on this two hour moderate hike. Fall hikes with the Land Trust of North Alabama are kid & dog friendly, but you need to RSVP online in advance.
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage
Saturday from Noon – 4PM
Madison Public Library | More Info
Salsa dancing, delicious food, a DJ, and kids activities are just a few things going on at this annual celebration of Hispanic heritage!
Barks & Boos
Saturday from 2-5 PM
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.
VBAS Astronomy Day
Saturday from 1:00 – 10:00 PM
VBAS Planetarium | More Info
Your family can do some star-gazing with the pros on top of the mountain. It’s Astronomy Day this weekend – there will be outdoor hands-on activities from 1-5 PM offered by VBAS, as well as local science enthusiasts. Evening activities will kick off at 7 PM with a presentation indoors by former NASA Astronaut, Brigadier General Robert Stewart, USA, Retired, who will speak on his experiences aboard the Space Shuttle. Read our review before you go!
Half Off Day at the Arcade
Sunday from Noon – 8PM
Cost: $5.50 with diaper donation
Rocket City Arcade | More Info
Our friends at Rocket City Arcade are hosting a diaper shower to help local babies in need! Donate a pack of diapers and get half off an all-day arcade pass today! More info on the Great Diaper Drive.
Family Fall Hike
Sunday from 2-4 PM
Cost: FREE, donations optional
Bradford Creek Greenway | More Info
You and your family can take an easy stroll through beautiful wetlands preserved by Land Trust of North Alabama along Madison’s Bradford Creek Greenway. This one hour walk will begin and end at Palmer Park. Strollers, kids on bikes, and dogs on leads are welcome. RSVP online in advance.
Worth the Dinero
Lyle the Crocodile at the VBC
Friday – Sunday
VBC Playhouse | More Info
The Primms’ new house on East 88th Street has a big surprise – a crocodile in the bathtub! Your family is invited to a toe-tapping, finger-snapping musical as the Big Apple comes to the Rocket City! Presented by Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theater. Recommended for all ages.
Fall Weekend at HBG
Friday – Sunday
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!
Gardens of Myth – Now through Oct. 31
Scarecrow Trail – Now through Oct. 31
The Learning Barn – Friday from 10AM – 2PM
Scarecrow Night Hike – Friday at 6PM
Be a Saturday Scientist
Saturday at 11:30 AM
Cost: $16-24, FREE for members
U.S. Space & Rocket Center | More Info
This monthly hands-on activity emphasizes the development of “STEAM” (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics). Today’s experiment? The science of S’mores! Recommended for ages 6-9. Read our review before you go!
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