Huntsville Weekend Roundup September 6-8

We’re living for these apple slushie weekends here at my house, and this one looks fantastic! Huntsville area families have so many choices to get out and do something fun and we’ve listed our favorites for your consideration below. Of course, you can also browse our full Event Calendar if you need even more ideas. Be sure to download the free Explore Huntsville app to get all the best RCM info on the go.

Free & Cheap


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

Fidos After 5

Thursday from 5-7 PM
Cost: $5 (members are free!)
Huntsville Botanical Garden | More Info

Bring your canine companion to play in the Garden for a special price. Oh, and the kids will love it too!

RCM’s Virtual Book Club

Thursday at 8:30 PM
Cost: FREE
Your House | More Info

How often can you enjoy discussing a good books with friends… in your pajamas? That’s what happening tonight as we discuss I Miss You When I Blink by Mary Laura Philpott.

Big Kid’s Consignment Sale!

Thursday – Saturday
Cost: FREE admission
Trinity UMC, Huntsville | More Info

Shop kid’s clothes, toys, furniture, costumes, and more – this is also the only sale hosted by a local non-profit support group.

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


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Fall Concerts On the Dock Begin!

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

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.

Kick It Old School

Saturday from 10AM – 2:30PM
Cost: FREE for teachers + one guest!
Burritt On the Mountain | More Info

Educators and their guest will get in free during Super Saturday hours to hear the fascinating story and tour the Rosenwald Schoolhouse. Just be sure to bring your teacher ID!

OXR Craft Fair

Saturday from 9AM – 3PM
Cost: FREE
Owens Cross Roads Elementary | More Info

Local crafts, artisans, huge bake sale, and so much more! This annual event raises money for the local school and community.

Slide Out of Summer

Saturday from 10AM – 4PM
Cost: $5 wristbands
Ditto Landing | More Info

Giant Slip & Slides, food trucks, volleyball, water blasters & water toys too! Kids under 5 slide free with a paying parent.


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Weekend Storytimes

Saturday at 10:30 and 11:00 AM
Cost: FREE
Madison Library & Barnes & Noble

You’ve got two opportunities to catch a fun story this weekend. Which one will you choose – the book store or the library?

Free Day at the Folk Music Festival

Sunday from 1-5 PM
Cost: FREE
Burritt On the Mountain | More Info

Huntsville Traditional Music Association (HTMA) presents their Annual Gazebo Music festival at Burritt. Your family can explore the grounds and enjoy the fabulous music!

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.

Worth the Money



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Scarecrow Trail Night Hikes

Friday at 6:00 PM
Cost: $7-10
Huntsville Botanical Garden | More Info

Listen for bullfrogs, crickets, owls, and other nighttime critters on this kid-friendly hike. Enjoy a fall-themed snack with warm cider and venture into the corn maze!

Alabama Skies Planetarium Show

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

Learn all about the Alabama skies with your own interactive guide! Immersive science, humor, and an activity included.

Project Playground

Saturday from Noon – 4PM
Cost: $6-25
Lowe Mill A&E | More Info

A fun and creatively interactive event including vendors, games, performances and activities for children and adults. Proceeds benefits Lowe Mill’s Playground Project.

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