Weekend Roundup April 2-5
I’m so happy Spring has sprung in the Rocket City – have you been to Big Spring Park lately? The cherry blossoms are popping and the cheerful red bridge is just begging for you to take a few minutes to stop and feed the ducks and fish.
Easter weekend is hopping (see what I did there?) with free family-friendly fun in Huntsville and there’s no shortage of things to do! The events we’ve listed below are just the tip of the peanut butter Easter egg, and you’d be remiss not to check out our full Event Calendar.
For those of you looking ahead, we just released our Summer Camp Guide that will help you plan your kids’ summer schedules. For those of you just trying to make it through the weekend these great ideas about how to use up those Easter Ham Leftovers are pretty boss.
All the Egg Hunts!
This is the weekend to hunt eggs. Bust out those baskets, bonnets, and buckets! We can’t list them all here but you can find them in our Egg Hunt & Bunny Sightings list. Below we’ve included some notable bunny appearances and even unusual hunts happening around Huntsville, just click the links for more info & times.
Autism Society of Alabama Egg Hunt
4D Farm Easter Celebration
Flashlight Egg Hunt
Egg Roll in Providence
Helicopter Egg Drop
Concerts on the Dock Kick Off!
Friday from 6-8:30 PM
Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment (map)
Hooray! Our favorite concert series is back! These awesome family-friendly (and dog-friendly!) shows are the perfect way to start the weekend & unwind. And take a look at that lineup! Load up your picnic suppers or grab a bite from Happy Tummy or Chef Will at the Mill. Unfortunately it looks like rain, but sometimes they’ll move the show indoors – be sure to keep a close eye on Lowe Mill’s Facebook Page for rain updates.
Take a Walk, Learn Some History
Saturday at 10:00 AM
Constitution Village (map)
Huntsville in the springtime is beautiful, and your family will be able to experience its splendor on this Guided Walk hosted by the Huntsville CVB every Saturday in April. Did you know that Huntsville is home to one of the South’s largest concentrations of antebellum homes? You won’t want to miss exploring the beauty and history of Huntsville and Madison’s storied past. The walk is a little over an hour and stroller-friendly, plus the chance of rain is minimal.
Make a Chalkboard Planter
Saturday from 9AM-Noon
Cost: FREE, registration required
Home Depot stores in Huntsville (map)
Celebrate Spring and learn how to build a chalkboard planter stand for your new blooms! These hands-on workshops are designed for children ages 5-12 and include the planter, a certificate of achievement, a work apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last. These are scheduled on a first come/first served basis so reserve your spot online in advance.
Race Around the Track
Cost: FREE to watch
Huntsville Quarter Midget Race Track (map)
Quarter midget racers ages 5-16 from all over the country will be racing at the Huntsville Quarter Midget Regional Dixie Shootout, and your family is invited! But what the heck is quarter midget racing anyway? This family sport places kids in the drivers seat and their families in the pit crew. Anyone can come and watch for free and concessions are available for purchase.
Peter Cottontail Express
Saturday | 10AM, 11AM, 1PM, 2PM, 3PM
North Alabama Railroad Museum (map)
If you NEED to see the Easter Bunny and you want to avoid the lines and chaos (or muddiness) of this weekend’s Egg Hunts then the Peter Cottontail Express might be the answer. If your child happens to also love trains then I think we have a definite winner! This 35 minute roundtrip ride includes a visit and pictures with Peter Cottontail at the depot and we promise kids of all ages will enjoy.
VBC Playhouse (map)
Gentlemen and maidens of all ages, dressed in their fairy tale finest, are invited to join us in the royal procession and to witness the splendor of this Fairytale Ballet, directed by David Herriott & Keren Gibb Hilliard. This year Alabama Youth Ballet Theatre will feature Pinocchio and the Blue Fairy in addition to a portion of Swan Lake at the spring ballet.
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