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Madison Family Fun this Fall

Madison Family Fun this Fall

  • Things to do in Madison, Alabama this September through November
  • Live music, Fall events, Halloween activities & more!
  • More events added throughout the Fall
Bob Jones High School Band at the Madison Street Festival

Welcome back to our quarterly roundup of Madison Family Fun! Each season Melissa will be delivering fun and family-friendly events in Madison, Alabama to busy parents there. Of course, our specialty is free/cheap things to do in Madison but the ultimate goal is spending time together in your community.

The weather is cooling down, leaves will be changing, and pumpkins are appearing on front porches everywhere. Fall is here and we’ve rounded up some Madison family fun to enjoy together. Whether indoors or outdoors, your family is sure to enjoy a perfect Fall with these fun events.

Fall Fun in Madison, Alabama

Special Fall Events in Madison


Trash Pandas Home Games
September 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 22, & 23 | Read RCM’s Review
Cost: $8.72 – $54.50
Toyota Field | More Info

Family Mental Health Resource Fair
September 19 at 5 PM
Cost: Free
Midtown Elementary | More Info

Mark your calendars to stop by and visit community resource tables, hands-on mental wellness expo, student art showcase and more. This is a district-wide event.

March On Madison
September 27 at 6:00 PM
Cost: $5-6
Madison City Stadium | More Info

Watch local school marching bands battle it out at this popular event! It’s a great line up this year, with many of our local schools performing their halftime shows! It’s a great night of local band music & amazing marching band performances! Concessions will be served. Hosted by Bob Jones High School Bands.

Oil Change Day
October 8 | 8:00 am-12:00 pm
Cost: Free
Asbury Church, North Parking Lot | More Info

Our free Oil Change Day is one way we care for women in the community to help ensure they have reliable transportation. If you’re a single mom, widow, or wife of deployed military personnel, please call our church office at 256-837-0365 to reserve one of our limited appointment slots. We’ll have breakfast waiting for you too while your car gets worked on! Interested in serving on the maintenance or breakfast teams? Click here to sign up!

Madison Witches Ride, Roll & Stroll
October 23 at 2 PM
Cost: $25 – $50 to Participate, FREE to observe
Save the date for Madison, Alabama’s first ever Witches Ride, Roll & Stroll! This premiere event brings together members of the community for a great cause. Organized by Madison Visionary Partners to benefit the Kids Kingdom Playground Renovation Project. There has never been a better way to showcase your Halloween spirit!

WHAT IS IT?
A fun, 2-mile bike ride/walk and pet parade, the Madison Witches Ride, Roll & Stroll will feature festive local witches of all sorts riding their brooms (bikes), parading their pets, and strolling through Palmer Park and spreading Halloween cheer by throwing candy to hundreds of onlooking children along the route.


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Stay for the whole Black Hat Block Party and Barks & Boos Pet Parade after the witches fly!

Railyard BBQ & Music Festival
October 29 | 11 AM – 10:30 PM
Cost: $20
Downtown Madison | More Info

The Inaugural Railyard BBQ Brawl and Music Festival is coming to Historic Downtown Madison AL. This event is unlike anything to happen in downtown in its storied history. Enjoy a fun day of BBQ cooking fun and entertainment, culminating with four musical performances headlined by Walker Montgomery. Come early and let the kiddos play, get your spot in the field marked with your favorite blanket and chairs, and enjoy the smells coming from the 50 cooking teams all trying to be #1 at this KCBS Sanctioned BBQ Brawl. You don’t want to miss this great Fall event!

 

Ongoing Fall Events in Madison


Madison City Council Meetings
September 12, 20, 26 | October 10, 18, 24 | 6:00-9:00 pm
Cost: Free
City Hall Council Chambers | More Info

The regular city council meeting times are a great way to learn what’s going on in your neighborhood.

Madison City Schools Board of Education Meetings
Sept. 6 & 20; Oct. 13 & 27; Nov. 8  | 5:00 PM
Cost: Free
Central Office | More Info

Stay involved with Madison City Schools at their regular Board of Education meetings.

High School Football Games
Friday nights in September & October  | 7:00 pm
Cost: $5 – $10, get tickets online
Madison City Stadium | Bob Jones Schedule | James Clemens Schedule

It’s Friday night lights season here in Madison, and a great chance to root for your home team! Come support these amazing Madison athletes, marching bands, cheer & dance teams, and color guard.

families listening to stories sitting on a blanket outdoors at the library

Madison Chess League Weekly Meeting
Mondays | 6:00-7:30 pm
Cost: Free
Madison Public Library | More Info

Kids K-12th grade who know how to play chess are welcome.

After School Adventures
Tuesdays | 3:30 pm
Cost: Free
Triana Public Library | More Info

Join Triana library for STEAM activities on Tuesdays from 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Programming is designed for children grades 2-7, but siblings of all ages are also welcome. We will be testing out different models of paper airplanes, making water-bottle lava lamps, creating marbled art prints and many other STEAM activities throughout the year.

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pumpkin displays at thr Huntsville botanical garden

Storytime in Triana
Thursdays | 10:30 am
Cost: Free
Triana Public Library | More Info

Join us for storytime followed by a craft!

Let There Be Music, Madison
September 9, 16, 23, 30 | 6:00 pm
Cost: Free
Old Black Bear | More Info


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The Madison Arts Council (MAC) is pleased to announce the return of the Madison Concert Series. This year is going to be bigger and better than years past. The City of Madison is working to complete Home Place Park that will be the new venue for future music events. MAC has partnered with Madison Visionary Partners to raise money not only for the park itself but future Arts programming in the park. The concerts are being held at Old Black Bear at 6PM on Thursday. MAC and MVP have forged a new path to lead to better events to enrich the citizens of Madison.

Homeschool Skate
2nd Friday of each month | 1:00-4:00 pm
Cost: $5
Insanity Complex | More Info

Join us for great fun with fellow homeschoolers!  $5 admission includes skate rental.  $4.50 lunch combo includes a slice of pizza, side, and a drink.  No reservation required!

Madison City Farmers Market
Saturdays through November | 9 am-12 pm
Cost: Free
Trinity Baptist Church, 1088 Hughes Rd | More Info

Madison City Farmers Market is the area’s original local, producer-only farmers market, founded in 2007. Everything sold at the market is grown or crafted by local farmers and craftspeople. Vendors provide a wide selection of the freshest  local veggies, fruits, cheese, eggs, meats, milk, herbs, honey, jams, relishes, home-baked goods, plants and flowers. Come see creations from local artisans including handmade cards, soaps, lotions, candles, wood crafts, sewn items and other handmade products.

Roller Skate Lessons
Saturdays | 11:00 am-1:00 pm
Cost: $5
Insanity Complex | More Info

Beginner and intermediate levels.  Class fee includes skate rental and skate aid.

Skateboard Lessons
Saturdays | 11:00 am-1:00 pm
Cost: $5
Insanity Complex | More Info

Beginner and intermediate levels. Class fee includes helmet and pads rental.

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