Weekend Roundup August 12-14
This weekend kicks off one of my favorite times of year – Huntsville Restaurant Week!
It’s the perfect excuse to get out of the kitchen and into some of the wonderful locally-owned restaurants in Huntsville & Madison County. But what about the kids? We put together a list of participating restaurants and their HRW Specials that also have a kid’s menu to make it easy for you to #DineHsv as a family.
But wait, there’s more! It’s prime Farmer’s Market season in Alabama and there’s something fresh waiting for you in one of the many markets going on now. Don’t see something that you like in our list below? Check out the full Event Calendar for more options.
Who’s ready to look at some free and cheap fun to be had in Huntsville this weekend?
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Free Live Concerts This Weekend
Thursday – Saturday
There are tons of chances to catch a free concert in Huntsville over the weekend!
- Biergarten at USSRC on Thursday
- Acoustic Squared on Thursday
- Under the Lights Thursday & Friday
- Fridays After Five in Athens
- Grotto Lights on Saturday (see more below)
Friday Night Art Walk
Friday from 5-9 PM
Courthouse Square, Huntsville | More Info
There are over 40 vendors with a wide variety of art forms arranged around the Square. The event takes place during open entertainment district hours, so feel free to stroll with your favorite beverage while shopping and enjoying local art. Want to make it a full night? Head to the next event on this list afterward.
Movie in the Park
Friday from 6-10 PM
Big Spring Park | More Info
This family-friendly movie on the Big Screen in Big Spring Park East will happen at sundown. Local food trucks will provide delicious treats starting at 6PM along with fun activities. Tonight’s movie is Disney’s Aladdin.
Saturday from 9-11 AM
Grissom High | More Info
See the shiny new BookMobile and watch a special back-to-school themed puppet show with the awesome librarians from HMCPL.
Community Day 2016
Saturday from 10AM – 2PM
Calhoun Community College, Hsv | More Info
The day will consist of family-friendly activities for the kids as well as free hot dogs and ice cream. Come meet and greet police officers as various law enforcement, city, and community agencies will have expo-style meet & greets.
Last Grotto Lights Concert
Saturday from 4-9 PM
Big Spring Park East | More Info
Pack a picnic or grab some grub at one of the food trucks – the picnic starts at 4:00 PM with BYO yard games, food and drinks, or visit one of the many food trucks. The concert starts at 6:00 PM with New Madrid and The Wolves of Chernobyl.
5 Points Blok Party
Saturday from 5:30 – 9:30 PM
Lincoln Mill | More Info
The 2016 Blok Festival features diversity in music, fashion, and art! This family-friendly event features food, vendors, apparel, performances, and live art.
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Super Saturdays On the Mountain
Saturday from 10Am – 4PM
Cost: $8-10, free for members
Burritt On the Mountain | More Info
Folks have always been drawn to share their histories and feelings through songs, stories, plays and other artistic means. Head up the mountain for a day of storytelling, music, and other expressions of celebration, challenge and humor.
Touch a Truck!
Saturday from 10AM – 2PM
AT&T Call Center | More Info
Kids of all ages are invited to turn imagination into real-life with a chance to climb into fire engines, police cars, mobile communication trailers, ambulances and more! $20 family pack (admission up to 5 people); $5 admission (2 yr and younger FREE)
Be a Saturday Scientist
Saturday at 11:30 AM
Cost: $15-23, free for members
U.S. Space & Rocket Center | More Info
This educational series features activities recommended for ages 6-9 and will focus on the Science of Sundials! Track the sun and tell the time, and you can build and discover the science behind the sundial. Read our review before you go.
Take a Night Off
Friday & Saturday
Everybody needs a break sometimes. Parents and kids get two chances to do just that this weekend!
- Up A Creek Kids Night In Friday from 6-10 PM
- Southeast YMCA Parent’s Night Out Saturday from 6-10
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