Weekend Roundup April 8-10
Gorgeous Spring weather is in the forecast for Huntsville this weekend, and so is a ton of free and/or cheap and family-friendly fun! Color celebrations, Captain Hook, glass ballet slippers, science experiments and much more make up our lineup this week.
While you’re in planning mode, why not get a jump on your Summer plans by using our 2016 Summer Camp Guide? And be sure to check off all the things on your Spring bucket list with the 26 Things To Do in Huntsville With Kids This Spring.
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Spring Walking Tour of Twickenham
Saturday at 10:00 AM
Meet at Alabama Constitution Village | More Info
Your family can enjoy an hour or so walking by some of Alabama’s most beautiful antebellum mansions in Huntsville. Jan Williams will share stories about the homes’ owners as well as recognizing each site’s distinctive style.
Saturday from 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Cost: $5 for adults, kids under 7 are free
India House | More Info
Huntsville India Association invites all members of the public, especially those who simply get a kick out of chucking dyed powder at strangers, to celebrate Holi, the festival of color! There will be a small cultural program, good food, drinks, and of course colors.
Free Play Basketball
Saturday from 12:30 – 4:30 PM
Showers Center | More Info
Have fun with other kids your age and your parent/guardian! For kids ages 12 and under. Enjoy basketball free play from 12:30-4:30pm on Saturdays at the Dr. Richard Showers, Sr. Rec Center. Parent/guardian must be present the whole time.
Dinner & a Movie
Saturday from 5-9 PM
Cost: FREE admission
Pinhook Provisions Food Park | More Info
Get your superhero on with Dinner & A Movie under the stars benefitting Make A Wish Alabama. The movie starts at 7 pm – The Avengers! Come dressed as as a superhero and you might just win a prize! Be sure to bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and grab a bite at one of the many food trucks.
Pine Ridge Open House
Sunday from 1-4 PM
Pine Ridge Day Camp | More Info
Join us at Pine Ridge Day Camp for an Open House event! There will be tours of the camp, with some of the camp activities running. It’s a great opportunity for families to come out to Pine Ridge & get a feel for what the camp is like before summer.
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Parent’s Night Out
Friday & Saturday
There are several options if you want to work in some Significant Other time without the kids this weekend.
- Indian Culture PNO – Friday from 5:30 – 9:30
- The Little Gym of Huntsville – Friday from 6:30 – 10:00
- Hogan Family YMCA – Saturday from 6:00 – 10:00
- U.S. Culture PNO – Saturday from 5:30 – 9:30
Disney’s Beauty & the Beast
Thursday – Saturday
James Clemens High Auditorium | More Info
Join Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, & the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. This musical is presented by the award-winning theater department.
Alabama Youth Ballet Presents Cinderella
VBC Playhouse | More Info
Alabama Youth Ballet Theatre is the non-profit performing company of Alabama Youth Ballet. Come see their performance of the timeless classic, Cinderella.
Huntsville Ballet Presents Peter Pan
Saturday & Sunday
VBC Concert Hall | More Info
Take flight with Wendy, Michael and John as they follow Peter into the magical world of Neverland. High-flying adventure ensues as they join with the Lost Boys to battle the nefarious Captain Hook!
Tri-County Walk for Autism
Saturday from 10AM – 2PM
Cost: Kids free, adult $35 for same-day registration
James Clemens High | More Info
Join the Autism Society of Alabama and help solve the puzzle of autism spectrum disorders one step at a time! The annual Walk for Autism and 5K race is the single most powerful fundraising event in April that unifies thousands of participants statewide in support of the mission and projects of the Autism Society.
Saturday Scientist Workshop
Saturday at 11:30 AM
U.S. Space & Rocket Center | More Info
This monthly hands-on activity is included with museum membership or paid admission and emphasizes the development of “STEAM” (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics). This series includes exciting topics like solar energy, precipitation, geology of space and chemistry. Recommended for ages 6-9. Read our review here.
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Do you know of any events/activities good for 4 year olds this coming week? My grandson is coming to visit, but will only be here Monday through Friday, April 11-15th? Thank you.
Hi Irene – There are several more in our full Event Calendar here: https://www.rocketcitymom.com/events/list/