Wow – you’ve weathered the storms and made it to the weekend! Why not celebrate by doing something fun with your kids? There’s definitely plenty in Huntsville and North Alabama to choose from, and if you don’t find anything below check out our full Event Calendar and you’re bound to find something awesome!
So let’s get to the Weekend Roundup!
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Community Egg Hunts
Friday – Sunday
All of these community egg hunts are open to the public. Get our full list of Egg Hunts & Bunny Sightings here!
- Owens Cross Roads UMC – glow in the dark egg hunt for kids 7+ at 7:00 PM
- Owens Cross Roads Traditional Hunt – Saturday at 10:30 AM for ages 0-8
- Cove Church – kids 0-5th grade invited to egg hunt, petting zoo, & refreshments Saturday at 3PM
- Faith Lutheran – her the Easter story and participate in the egg hunt Saturday from 2-4 PM.
- Campus 805 – Sunday from 2-7 PM for ages 0-12, over 1500 eggs will be hidden at Butler Green Park!
Guided Hikes with the Land Trust
Saturday & Sunday
Cost: FREE, donations accepted
Monte Sano Nature Preserve | More Info
At 3.4 miles, this hike is a little more difficult – we recommend it for families that are experienced hikers or have older children. Discover some of Monte Sano Nature Preserves most traveled trails: Bluff Line, Wagon Trail, and Old Railroad Bed Trails with Bruce Martin. Wear closed toe shoes and bring water and sunscreen!
Sunday’s hike to see “The Coolest Rock” on Rainbow Mountain is at 2:00 PM at Madison’s Stoneway Trail. More info.
Spring School Carnivals
Saturday from 9AM – 2PM
It’s Spring school carnival season, and several schools are hosting fun events for kids and families!
- Harvest Elementary – Saturday from 9AM – 2PM
- West Madison Elementary – Saturday from 11AM – 3PM (game wristbands are are $10)
Kid Safe Seminars
Saturday at 9:00 AM and 11:30 AM
Alexander’s Martial Arts locations | More Info
Join us for a seminar designed to help kids learn to make safe choices. We address topics including: the red-yellow-green light of safety, appropriate stranger interaction, and more. Join us to learn more about empowering kids to make safe choices.
Guided Spring Walking Tour of Twickenham
Saturday at 10:00 AM
AL Constitution Village | More Info
Every spring, the Huntsville/Madison County CVB shows off our beautiful city through its free walking tours. Tours are guided by local experts and focus on the historic districts of both cities. Wear comfortable shoes; walks last approximately one hour and are rain or shine. Kids and strollers welcome!
Good Day Kid’s Fest
Saturday from Noon – 4PM
Cost: FREE admission, $5 parking
Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment | More Info
This is THE place to be this Saturday! Rocket City Mom & Lowe Mill present the 10th annual Good Day Kid’s Fest, with headliners The Happy Racers performing! There will also be puppet shows, Nerf battles, face painting, drumline performances, tons of kid’s activities, vendors, food trucks, baby races, and inflatables to enjoy. Be sure to find the RCM tent and come say hello! It s guaranteed to be a GOOD DAY!
Preview Gym Class for Your Baby
Saturday from 12:30 – 1:15 PM
The Little Gym of Huntsville | More Info
This open house is for children who are 4-10 months old – we know what you’re thinking: “My baby can’t even crawl yet, so why should we got to a gym?” Well, there’s a lot going on inside those tiny heads. Everything that’s absorbed at this age lays the groundwork for overall functional development. Enroll for a class during the preview and receive 50% off the Bugs program.
Happy Birthday, Pints & Pixels!
Sunday from 11AM – 9PM
Cost: FREE admission, & free play!
Pints & Pixels | More Info
Help celebrate their 1 year anniversary! Free play all day and cupcakes for the first 300 food-purchasing customers. Hang out with Mario and Luigi too!
Sample Summer Camp at Cha-la-Kee
Sunday from 1-4 PM
Camp Cha-la-kee in Guntersville | More Info
A great way to sample some of this popular summer camp’s offerings for kids ages 7-14! Spend the afternoon exploring the 61 acres of the waterfront camp and trying out some of the activities they have for kids: canoeing, horseback riding, giant swing, high ropes teambuilding, 400ft zip line, archery, boating, tubing, swimming, arts & crafts, performance (drama), socials, “The Blob” water trampoline, and much, much more.
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Kick Off Earth Day Month
Saturday from 9AM – 5PM
Cost: $16-24 or free for members
U.S. Space & Rocket Center | More Info
Enjoy hands-on educational experiences about a variety of topics, from water conservation and composting to renewable energy sources and wildlife protection. There will be numerous green, sustainable and renewable exhibits along with plenty of fun activities for children of all ages.
Since you’re there already, be sure to drop in to Saturday Scientist program at 11:30!
Spring Farm Days with the Easter Bunny
Saturday from 10AM – 5PM
Cost: $8.95+tax | Under 2 is free
4D Farm | More Info
Head to the farm to enjoy all the fun farm activities, warmer weather, and an Easter Egg hunt – you’ll get to visit with the Easter bunny, too! Included in admission is the huge jumping pillow, 80 ft slide, barn slide, cow train, barnyard ball zone, 250ft zipline, animals, two-story play barn, sand play area, swings, and more!
Go See a Show
Friday – Sunday
You are in for a treat this weekend if you love theatrical productions! The amount of talent these local theater students have will blow you away!
- Around the World in 80 Days – presented by James Clemons Theatre
- Footloose! the Musical – presented by Sparkman Theatre
- The Little Mermaid – presented by Huntsville High Theatre
Huntsville Ballet Spring Repertory
Saturday & Sunday
VBC Concert Hall | More Info
Grab your tutus and let’s go to the ballet! The Huntsville Ballet will perform George Balanchine’s Stars and Stripes Pas de Deux (1958), Billy the Kid (1938), George Balanchine’s Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux (1960), and more.
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