Happy almost-weekend, Huntsville! As always, your good friends at Rocket City Mom are here to pass on all the free and/or cheap family-friendly fun to be had in Huntsville.
It’s also time to be planning your Summer, and our annual Summer Camp Guide can help with that overwhelming task. Cooking camps, Art camps, Music camps, Science camps, Sports camps, Theater camps – all this and more are just a click away!
Now, what are you waiting for? Let’s get on with the Weekend Roundup!
Free & Cheap Events
Open House for Summer Programs
Friday & Sunday
Summer is around the corner, and you have two fun opportunities to explore & enjoy local programs before you sign up! These Open Houses are both full of fun activities and games your family will enjoy.
Concert on the Dock
Friday from 6-9 PM
Cost: FREE, $2 parking
Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment | More Info
This free, family friendly series is all about creating a laid back atmosphere for friends of Lowe Mill to enjoy original content and interesting new acts, Friday nights during the Spring and Fall. Tonight features The Gnarly Parkers, a 7-piece swing band out of Nashville. Bring chairs, picnics, friends and pets on a leash and join us under the water tower! Get our Parent Pro-Tips here.
4th Annual Super Saturday
Saturday from 7AM-3PM
Winchester Road Baptist Church | More Info
Outdoor Community Event! Free Admission, Crafts, Rummage Sale, Raffles, Food & Games! Event proceeds benefit youth athletic teams.
Saturday 8AM – Noon
Cost: FREE to attend
Various locations | More Info
Hooray! It’s Farmer’s Market season in Alabama, and there are several to choose from this weekend. But our favorite is the grand opening of the new Village of Providence Artisans & Farmers Market. The village is also hosting a Walk for MS that day and there are lots of places to grab lunch – you could spend a full morning here!
Healthy Kids Day
Saturday from 9AM-Noon
Hogan Family YMCA, Madison | More Info
Improve your family’s health & well-being! Bounce houses, Kids ZUMBA, smoothie sampling, kid-friendly vendors, a Search and Rescue dog demonstration, HEMSI, Madison Fire Department and a child ID program in addition to make and take fun and summer learning information will all take place.
Back When Day
Saturday from 9AM-3PM
Arab Historic Village | More Info
Features many interactive activities that would have been common in households and on the farm during Post- Depression and World War II era, for both children and adults. There will be lots of good “ole time” music and pinto beans, turnip greens and cornbread, along with smoked pork (for a charge.)
Worth the Money
Parent’s Night Out
If you’ve had a long week and need some You Time, there are several chances for a PNO. Great for Date Night, errands, or just a quiet bubble bath for mom!
Kids Only Night at Up a Creek – Friday from 6-10 PM
PNO at The Little Gym of Huntsville – Friday from 6:30 – 10 PM
Panoply Arts Festival
Friday – Sunday
Cost: $10-18, kids 12 and under get in free
Big Spring Park | More Info
Panoply Arts Festival returns in 2016 with a lineup of interactive activities for kids and kids-at-heart. Live music, food, kid’s activities, performances, and amazing art & artists, plus fireworks on Friday & Saturday!
Go Under the Sea
VBC Playhouse | More Info
Travel with the Little Mermaid to the Top of the Sea where she becomes friends with a funny but reluctant prince. Meet King Neptune, the Sea Urchin, Granny, and watch the Sea Witch as she desperately tries with the help of a pair of comical turtles to get her hands on the mermaid’s most precious possession. Here’s why we totally love Fantasy Playhouse shows.
The Illusionists Appear in Huntsville
Cost: $40-60, buy tickets
VBC Concert Hall | More Info
This mind-blowing spectacular showcases the jawdropping talents of the most incredible Illusionists on earth. “The Illusionists – Witness the Impossible” has shattered box office records across the globe and dazzles audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on stage. This non-stop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions.
Recommended for ages 7 and up.