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Madison Family Fun This Summer

Madison Family Fun This Summer

  • All the kid-friendly summer fun in Madison, AL in one place!
  • Keep checking back - more events added throughout the summer.

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.

School is out, the sun is shining, and parents all over Madison are already dreading the summer lament of “I’m bored!” Head off the complaints by filling your calendar with tons of family-friendly events in Madison. Whether you’re looking for indoor or outdoor activities, you’re sure to find something your family will enjoy to fill those long summer days.

Click here for our FULL Summer Fun Guide!

Summertime Fun in Madison, Alabama

Special Summer Events in Madison


Best Playdate Ever!
June 8 | 10 – 11:30 AM
Cost: Free
Asbury UMC | More Info

Children ages 5 and under will enjoy fun outdoor and a few indoor activities to help them run and jump out all their wiggles! Parents must stay with their child. There will be a Chick-fil-A option for lunch, masks optional but not required. Registration open now!

County Line State of Mind 10K, 5K, and Base Run
Saturday, June 19 | 7 AM
Cost: Free-$25
James Clemens High School | More Info

Who’s ready to run in the streets of Madison, AL? You’re going to get your chance… all you have to do is complete your registration and show up ready to run in this inaugural race. The course is fun, rolling hills with a constant breeze, closed to traffic, and did we mention fun?! The Start and Finish are located at James Clemens High School while the 10k and 5k routes both head out onto County Line Road. Awards will follow the last race at the James Clemens Jetsplex.

Family Scavenger Hunt
June 24-26
Cost: Free
Madison City | More Info

No summer is complete without a scavenger hunt! Join the Summer Family Scavenger Hunt with Asbury Methodist. This self-guided scavenger hunt will be throughout Madison City and is a fun way to spend time with your family! There will be signs all over Madison with QR codes to scan for your next clue. Listen to fun music with the playlist provided too. There’s a special gift for children that complete the hunt awarded on June 27.

Madison Business Expo and Kids Day
June 26 | 10 am—2 pm
Cost: Free
Insanity Complex | More Info

Come join the 2021 Business Expo and Kids Day for a day of networking with the best local businesses in town! Enjoy listening to the band Groove while checking out local products and services. There will be a Kid Zone for kids to enjoy inflatables, games and lots more fun activities. Food trucks will be onsite to pick up your favorite lunch items. Look for you friends from Rocket City Mom – they’ll be there!

City of Madison Star Spangled Celebration
July 3 | 5-9 PM
Cost: Free
Dublin Park | More Info

The City of Madison Star Spangled Celebration will take place on Saturday, July 3rd at Dublin Park! The event is free to attend, and there will be inflatables, live music, food vendors, and fireworks at the end of the night. A free shuttle service will be provided to and from Bob Jones High School for the event. The event will start around 5PM and go until the fireworks show is over. More details coming soon.

Ongoing Summer Events in Madison


Rocket City Trash Pandas Home Games
Ongoing through summer
Cost: $8-25
Toyota Stadium | More Info

Cheer on the home team this summer in the most American way possible – at the baseball field! Just be sure to read the RCM Parent Review before you for tips to navigate the game with kids. Home Game Schedule:

  • May 25-30
  • June 1-6
  • June 15-20
  • July 6-11
  • July 20-25
  • July 27-August 1
  • August 17-22
  • August 31-September 5
  • September 14-19

Madison City Farmers Market
Saturdays | 8 AM – Noon
Cost: Free | More Info
Trinity Baptist Church, 1088 Hughes Rd

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.

Peppery radishes at the Madison Farmers Market.

Youth Services Scavenger Hunt
Ongoing through summer
Cost: Free
Madison Public Library | More Info

Children search the children’s department to find hidden shapes for a small prizes. Shapes change monthly.

Outdoor School Age Program
Mondays June 7—July 14 | 10 AM
Cost: Free
Madison Public Library | More Info

School age children can enjoy a program about a different topic each week. We’ll meet on the green space behind the patio.

Free ESL Classes
Tuesdays | 10 AM – Noon
Cost: Free
Asbury UMC | More Info

ESL classes at Asbury provide patient teachers who are invested in helping people who do not speak English to improve their speaking abilities and also become more comfortable in understanding American culture. All skill levels are welcome. For advanced students, citizenship classes are also offered as part of our Tuesday morning classes for those who are eligible. Free KidsCare is available for all classes with reservation and drop off begins 15 minutes prior to class. Contact Jackie Norton for more information at 256-289-0738 or email her at lnortonsnotes@aol.com.

Outdoor Family Storytime
Wednesdays, June 2-July 14 | 10 AM
Cost: Free
Madison Public Library | More Info

Families can enjoy a special outdoor storytime. We’ll meet on the green space behind the patio.

families attending an outdoor storytime with the library in a Huntsville park

Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse
Wednesdays, June 16-August 4
Cost: $1.50
Cinemark Bridge Street | More Info

Summer Movie Clubhouse is back at Cinemark with 8 weeks of kid-approved movies! Enjoy safe and exciting big-screen entertainment for just $1.50 per ticket for each movie. Save even more with $1 OFF deals on kids’ snack packs, large popcorns & large drinks during Summer Movie Clubhouse showtimes.

First Wednesday Car Show
June 2, July 7 | 6—10 PM
Cost: Free
Village of Providence | More Info

After a year off, the Village of Providence Monthly Car Show is excited to be back and can’t wait to see everyone again! The goal of this meet is to provide a fun, family-friendly environment. All cars welcome!

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Madison Summer Concert Series – NEW VENUE! 
June 3 and 17, then every Thursday August —September | 6-8 pm
Cost: Free
Home Place Park | More Info

The Madison Arts Council and the City of Madison 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 has completed Home Place Park that will be the new venue for future music events!

Outdoor Movies at Madison Library
June 10 & 24, July 8 & 22
Cost: Free
Madison Public Library | More Info

The Madison Library will host a fun outdoor movie series planned for every other Thursday in June and July. Movies will be shown on the library back lawn and usually start at 8 pm (or when dark). Bring your chairs or blankets and arrive early for a good spot under the stars!
June 10 — Cinderella
June 24 — Plan 9 From Outer Space
July 8 — Into the Woods
July 22 — TBD

Indoor Skate Lessons
Saturdays | 11 AM – 1 PM
Cost: $8 admission, $5 lesson fee (includes skate rental and skate aid)
Insanity Complex | More Info

Learn to skate at Insanity Skate Park! Beginner and Intermediate levels available, pre-registration required by calling 256-319-000.

Kitten Cuddles & Adoptions with Feline Fanciers Cat Rescue
June 20, July 18 | 2-5 pm
Cost: Free | More Info
Rocket City Craft Beer

Join Feline Fanciers Cat Rescue to cuddle some of the cutest kitties in the country while you enjoy tasty beer! We will have our adorable and adoptable fur-babies at Rocket City Craft Beer EVERY 3rd Sunday of the month from 2-5pm. This is a 100% family-friendly and hands (paws)-on event.

Madison City School Board Meetings
June 3, July 1, 15, 29 | 5 PM
Cost: Free | More Info
Central Office Board Room

Regular school board meeting—it’s always a good idea to pop in and see what’s happening at Madison City Schools. If you wish to speak at a board meeting, please sign in on the form provided at the beginning of each meeting.

Madison City Council Meetings
Second and Fourth Monday of every month | 6-9 PM
Cost: Free | More Info
City Hall Council Chambers

The regular city council meeting times are a great way to learn what’s going on in your neighborhood. Meetings are broadcast through YouTube and Wow Channel 42.

 


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