Epic Huntsville Weekend Roundup September 21-23

Hot diggity! It’s another packed weekend in Huntsville and North Alabama, and we’ve rounded up our favorite fun and/or free things to do with your family below.

BUT FIRST, don’t miss our 2018 Fall Activity Guide! It’s got:
Fall Break Camps
Pumpkin Patches & Corn Mazes
Fall Festivals
Concerts & Plays
– Halloween Fun (coming soon!)

There’s SO much happening this Fall, we thought we’d issue a little contest…

Epic Weekend Roundup Challenge!

Tag us in your public photos on Instagram using #RCMEpicWeekend whenever you go to anything we list in the Weekend Roundup now through October 31st. Using that hashtag automatically enters you to win a fun prize! We love to see families spending time together and making memories – why not win something while you’re at it? We’ll draw a different winner every Monday through Halloween!

It’s Opening Weekend at Lyon Family Farms! 

Free & Cheap


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

Fall NEACA Craft Show

Friday – Sunday
Coat: FREE
VBC South Hall | More Info

This annual giant craft show has kicked off Fall in Huntsville as long as I can remember – I went as a kid with my grandmother. Over 100 crafters and artisans will have jewelry, pottery, toys, gift items, and more!


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Concerts On the Dock

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

The Note Kickers perform tonight – grab your friends and your picnic suppers and head to our favorite concert venue in town.

Miss Patty Cake Concert

Friday at 6:00 PM
Cost: $5
Willowbrook Baptist Church | More Info

Miss Patty Cake has been delighting children with her shows for over 20 years – She will be sharing her much-loved praise songs and fun-loving characters with you and your children.

Food Truck Battle: Cupcake Wars

Friday at 7:00 PM
Cost: FREE admission, bring $$ for food
Downtown Huntsville | More Info

Watch Hutsville’s most epic foodie battle yet – bring your family & your appetite to Rocket City Cupcake Wars on the Square! #SprinklesForDays

Madison Farmer’s Market

Saturday from 8AM – Noon
Cost: FREE admission
1088 Hughes Rd, Madison | More Info

Peaches, 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.

Free Day at the USSRC

Saturday from 9 AM – 5 PM
Cost: FREE, ticket required
U.S. Space & Rocket Center | More Info

Celebrate Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day by the Rocket! Just print out your ticket before you go, and be sure to check out their brand new exhibit, “Alien Worlds & Androids“!

iFest of North Alabama

Saturday from 9AM – 5PM
Cost: FREE
UAH Fitness Center | More Info

Seriously, if you’ve never taken the kids to this 9th annual International Festival, what are you waiting for? It’s a delight – get more details here before you go.

Kid’s Fitness Fest

Saturday from 9-11 AM
Cost: FREE
Randolph School | More Info

This community-wide kid’s fest includes a fun obstacle course, fun run, disc golf, TOUCH A TRUCK, and more!

Music Explorers Club

Saturday at 10:15 AM
Cost: FREE
Monrovia Public Library | More Info

Your kiddo can make some music and learn about the instruments of the orchestra – be sure to get your musical passport stamped!

Happy Birthday, Alexander’s!

Saturday from Noon – 3PM
Cost: FREE
Monte Sano State Park | More Info

As they celebrate 25 years in the community, Alexander’s Martial Arts is inviting all of their current and former students to come celebrate with a picnic and share your stories.

Planetarium Show

Saturday at 7:30 PM
Cost: $5
VBAS Planetarium | More Info

Your family can do some star-gazing with the pros on top of the mountain. Tonight’s topic is the Osiris Rex. Read our review before you go!

Jazz in the Park

Sunday from 6-9PM
Cost: FREE
Big Spring Park, Huntsville | More Info

This annual concert series is every Sunday in September. Grab a lawn chair and enjoy a lovely evening with your family.

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The Fairytale Ball

Saturday at 5:00 PM
Cost: $15-50
Historic Huntsville Depot Roundhouse | More Info

Calling all superheroes & princesses! Your family is in for an evening of magic and whimsy at this new costumed event! Grab your costumes and enjoy a fairytale feast, dance with your favorite characters, try your luck at opening the Pirate’s Treasure Chest, and even meet a villan or two. Your kids will never forget it! Learn more about the Fairytale Ball here!

Opening Weekend on the Farm!

All Weekend
Cost: FREE – $14
Lyon Family Farms | More Info

Bring your whole family and be the first to enjoy the many attractions at the farm this year! This weekend they are honoring our Hometown Heroes – all military, police and first responders will get in free. Find your way out of the giant 7 acre corn maze, play on the monster slides, tire spinners, 4 corn boxes, pumpkin bounce, inflatable slides, duck racers, apple cannons, and zip-lines. Top off the day with a ride to the pumpkin patch!

Tour de Ville

Saturday from 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Cost: $5-65
Campus 805, Butler Green | More Info

Take a leisurely bike ride around Historic Downtown Huntsville! Riders will enjoy several noteworthy “rest stops” along the route where refreshments, entertainment, and interesting local information will be presented. While the ride is occurring, a Children’s Bike Rally (for all ages) involving obstacle courses, bike riding instruction, and bike safety instruction will be held at Butler Green. Proceeds benefit Boys & Girls Club of North Alabama.

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