Happy Easter, Huntsville! It looks like it will be a gorgeous Spring weekend with plenty to do. As we do every week, we corralled our top picks for fun & free/cheap activities you can do with your family below. But don’t stop there – you’d miss too much if you didn’t check out our complete Event Calendar to see even more events happening in the next four days.
Garage & Yard Sale season is also amping up, and you can submit yours to our weekly list here – especially if you’re Spring cleaning and need to find a new home for all those outgrown clothes and toys. Some area farmers’ markets are open this weekend for those of you craving the early offerings of local produce.
Friday at 6:00 PM
Cost: FREE, donations accepted
Merrimack Hall Performing Arts (map)
This Spring Fling Concert features the individuals in the Day Connection program at Merrimack Hall singing some of their favorite Disney tunes. They’ll sing songs from the classic movies The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Lion King, and more! Backed by a full band featuring some of the best musicians in Huntsville, this concert will be sure to get you singing along and tapping your toes! All you need to do is bring yourself, your family, and your friends to enjoy a fun concert that’s perfect for the whole family. No admission, but if you like the show a $5 donation will benefit The Connection program.
Find ALL the Eggs!
Friday & Saturday, various times
Cost: Free – $10
There are no less than FIFTEEN opportunities this weekend to hunt for eggs and/or visit with The Bunny in our 2014 Egg Hunt & Bunny Sightings list. There are some interesting spins on Egg Hunts: pirate themed, flashlight hunts in the dark, and one at the Madison Farmer’s Market.
PRO-TIP: If you prefer a hunt that’s a little less crowded, consider Burritt On the Mountain’s “Baskets Full of Fun” Easter Jubilee. It’s not free, but admission costs are low, and you can even check out their “Treasure Hunt at Gold Mountain” hands-on history game while you’re there.
Healthy Kids Day at the YMCA
Saturday from 9AM to Noon
Southeast YMCA and Hogan Family YMCA
Both of these YMCA locations have devoted a day of fun for kids and their families to help address barriers to living healthier and being more physically active every day. Here are just a few of the highlights happening at Healthy Kids Day:
- One-mile Run Just for Fun
- Register for the Southeast YMCA 5K Color Dash Run
- Inflatable obstacle course
- Kids ZUMBA & yoga
- Children’s Garden activities
- Tang Soo Do martial arts
- Take-home flower pot activity by Home Depot
- Healthy snack prep by Registered Dietitian
- K9 Search/Rescue and Drug Dogs
- Bicycle and skateboard safety
- Local mascots
- Demonstrations by Huntsville and Madison fire and police departments
Curious George Visits Jones Valley
Saturday at 11:00 AM
Barnes & Noble, Jones Valley (map)
Everyone’s favorite little monkey visits storytime at Barnes & Noble. Be sure to bring your camera (and your yellow hat!) to meet & greet this classic children’s costume character. We’ve been told he likes bananas.
Easter Planetarium Show
Saturday at 7:30 PM
Cost: $5 for Adults, $3 for Students, and free for children under 6, as well as VBAS members
VBAS Planetarium (map)
Who decides the date for Easter? Why is it so different every year? These questions and others concerning our calendar are the topic for this Saturday’s VBAS planetarium show.