Weekend Roundup April 15-17

Hooray for Huntsville in the Springtime!

It’s the perfect opportunity to have a picnic with your family in Big Spring Park while the iconic cherry blossoms are in bloom. We’ve also listed some of the most-anticipated events happening in the next four days in our Weekend Roundup below, and there’s even more in our full Event Calendar.

Don’t forget to check out our TWO huge giveaways going on just for RCM Readers – your family could win tickets to Marvel Universe Live! or Broadway Theatre League’s The Illusionists. #WeHeartOurReaders

Free & Cheap Events


Huge Book Sale & More

Friday & Saturday
Cost: FREE admission
2601 Memorial Parkway | More Info

Teachers, tutors, & homeschoolers from preschool through college will find some amazing bargains on curricula, manipulatives, and texts on a huge variety of subjects, from preschool through college. Adults from “first time apartment dwellers” to “experienced homeowners” will find everything from ceiling fans to home decor!

April Street Food Gathering

Friday from 5-9 PM
Cost: FREE admission
AM Booth’s Lumberyard | More Info

The 1st 2016 Downtown Street Food Gathering will include over 30 food trucks, plus new interactive kid’s activities. Note that this event will take place in the parking lot across from AM Booth’s Lumberyard due to construction near Church Street.

Community Carnivals

Friday & Saturday
Cost: FREE

Two local schools are hosting fun Spring fests that include food, games, performances, and more!

Bloomin’ Festival

Saturday & Sunday
Cost: $5
St. Bernard Abbey & Prep School | More Info

This two-day juried arts festival tattracts thousands of visitors to the beautiful campus of St. Bernard Abbey and Prep School and is located adjacent to the world famous Ave Maria Grotto. More than 140 booths are filled with artists demonstrating and exhibiting their work.

Watch the Student Rocket Launches

Saturday from 8-4 PM
Cost: FREE to watch
Bragg Farms in Toney | More Info

This event gives aspiring engineers a chance to test their high-flying creations. For a shot at a $5,000 cash prize, the student-designed and built rockets must fly to an altitude of one mile, deploy an automated parachute system, & safely land where they can be recovered. In the event of inclement weather, the launch day will be held on Sunday, April 17.

Guided Hike in Gurley

Saturday at 8:00 AM
Cost: FREE
Meet at Hardee’s in Gurley | More Info

The Land Trust of North Alabama is a preservation partner with The Nature Conservancy in Alabama and manages the Roy B. Whitaker Preserve in Paint Rock and the Keel Mountain Preserve. Join guide & birdwatcher, John Ehinger, for a gorgeous morning of hiking & bird spotting!

Opus Tadpole

Saturday at 10:15 AM
Cost: FREE
VBC Concert Hall | More Info

Children will have fun discovering the answers to musical questions and more during these 20-minute presentations that feature entertaining and interactive ways for our youngest listeners to learn about the instruments of the orchestra. Grownups may also learn a thing or two!

Worth the Money


Parent’s Night Out

Friday & Saturday
Cost: $20-30

Even Super Mom needs a little “Me Time”… take advantage of these PNO opportunities in Huntsville this weekend.

Spring Fling Train

Saturday at 10AM and 1PM
Cost: $10-15
North AL Railroad Museum | More Info

Little and big train enthusiasts alike will enjoy this leisurely ride through the spring countryside. Be sure to check out our RCM Review if you’ve never enjoyed this local gem and then book your tickets for the next NARM express!

Girl Scout Day at USSRC

Saturday from 9AM-5PM
Cost: $20-25
U.S. Space & Rocket Center | More Info

Attention all Girl Scouts! Earn a patch, have some lunch, watch a movie, and explore the boggest reason why Huntsville is the Rocket City!

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