Huntsville Weekend Roundup September 27-29

It’s officially Fall, y’all! Of course, Fall in Huntsville still means bathing suits and shorts… but you can sip a pumpkin spice iced coffee if that makes you feel better. There’s SO much happening this Fall, we thought we’d issue a little contest…

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

Fall Consignment Season!

All Weekend
Cost: Bring $$ for great deals!

You’ve got several opportunities to shop consignment sales this weekend – be sure to look at our full Consignment list to plan ahead!
Kids Market Consignment Sale
Little Lambs Consignment Sale
Athens Kids Mart Consignment

Whiz Kids Open Gym

Friday at 9:15 AM Saturday at 8:30 AM
Cost: $3-5
The Matrix Gym | More Info

A great way for children under age 6 to get some active gym time in the morning! Read our review before you go.
Ages 6-11 – Open Gym at 9:30 AM on Saturdays
Ages 12-8 – Open Gym at 11:00 AM on Saturdays

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 Tristen performs tonight! Grab your friends and your picnics and head to our favorite concert venue.


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Doula Speed Dating

Friday at 6:30 PM
Cost: FREE
Panera Bread at Bridge Street | More Info

Expecting and thinking of adding a doula to your birth plan? Come meet a few and ask any question you want about the process!

Madison Farmer’s Market

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

Honey, apples, 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.

HOTC Dog Fair

Saturday from 9AM – 3PM
Cost: FREE, $10 to park
Monte Sano State Park | More Info

Hot diggity dog! This annual fido fest includes agility demonstrations, games, kid’s activities, and a microchipping clinic. You can even bring your dog!

Fitness Fest & Touch-a-Truck

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

Your family is invited to play fun field games, have a few touch-a-truck experiences, win prizes, and see health demonstrations in t his annual community event.

Chalk-a-Thon in Decatur

Saturday from 9AM – 6PM
Cost: FREE
Cook Museum of Natural Science | More Info

Bring your family and your drawing skills to draw on the sidewalks in front of the Cook Museum! Stencils and chalk provided while supplies last. (You could even win a Family Membership!)


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Frontier Days Festival

Saturday from 9AM – 5PM
Cost: FREE
Downtown Eva, AL | More Info

This week-long festival culminates Saturday with a greased pig race, a craft show, a car show, a bake sale, parade, kid’s activities, and more!

Touch-A-Truck in the Cove

Saturday from 9AM – Noon
Cost: FREE
Lowe’s in Hampton Cove | More Info

Roll on over to Touch-A-Truck and experience the thrill of climbing into a variety of trucks and municipal vehicles! Hosted by the Cove Universal There’s a Sensory-Friendly Time in the morning!

Climb Out of the Darkness

Saturday at 9:30 AM
Cost: FREE
Madison Co. Nature Trail | More Info

This family-friendly hike is committed to bring people together, united, to honor the struggle to overcome PMADs and other pregnancy related mood disorders.

Meet the Author!

Saturday from 2-4 PM
Cost: FREE
Huntsville STEAM Works | More Info

Meet Dr. Doresa Jennings, author of The Steam Chasers and enjoy some STEAM activities – the first 100 attendees will receive a free signed copy of the book!

Jazz in the Park

Sunday from 5-9PM
Cost: FREE
Big Spring Park East, 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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Worth the Money


IMP Presents Annie

Thursday – Sunday
Cost: $20
Lee High Main Stage Theatre | More Info

Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon and features some of the greatest musical theatre hits ever written, including “Tomorrow.” Great for al ages!

Ask Albert Planetarium Show

Friday at 7:00 PM, doors open at 6:15
Cost: $10-15
U.S. Space & Rocket Center INTUITIVE Theater  | More Info

In this question-driven presentation, we’ll answer inquiries about astronomy and astrology, the movement of the cosmos, how the study of astronomy is accurately conducted, and how we verify its accuracy.

Opening Weekend on the Farm!

Saturday – Nov. 3
Cost: FREE – $14
4D Farm | More Info

Have some good ole’ fashioned fun down on the farm! Get lost in the corn maze, pick a pumpkin, or enjoy an enormous amount of activities such as zip lining, tubing slide, low ropes course, pony rides, and much more!

Open Family Art Studio

Saturday from 2-4 PM
Cost: $10-35
Spirited Art | More Info

Recreate your favorite painting in this family weekend art class! Choose from a variety of templates.

ICYMI…

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