Weekend Roundup August 19-21
I can’t believe I’m saying this, but it looks to be a quiet weekend, or at least it is compared to others this month! Don’t get me wrong, there is still plenty of free and/or cheap family fun to be had in Huntsville and North Alabama, but not the usual frenzy of things to choose from.
I think it’s the calm before the Fall Special Events Storm however, and it’s a good opportunity for you to check out the huge variety of local Farmer’s Markets and Consignment Sales. Don’t forget you can always find something in our full Event Calendar as well!
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3rd Fridays in Decatur
Friday from 5:30-9:00
Downtown Decatur | More Info
The mother of all block parties is back and better than ever! Bring the whole family to stroll, laugh, play, dine, and shop until the sun sets and the moon rises over the River City. Look for special children’s activities at every turn!
Whiz Kids Open Gym
Saturday at 8:30AM and 9:30AM
The Matrix Gym | More Info
Run off all that energy in the sweet, sweet air conditioning. Whiz Kids Open Gyms are a great way for children under age 11 to get extra time in our facilities for some FUN! Read our review before you go.
Saturday from 11AM-1PM
Huntsville Museum of Art | More Info
Use your imaginations to transform a blob of ink into a one-of-a-kind animal, monster, or alien! We love HMA’s Drop In & Create program for families.
Family Painting Class
Saturday at 2:00 PM
Madison Public Library | More Info
Beat the heat and tap into your family’s inner Picasso with these free & fun painting session at the library. Call 256-461-0046 to reserve your supplies.
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Parent’s Night Out
Hooray for PNO’s! We love these opportunities to catch up with your significant other while the kids have a blast!
- PNO at Grace UMC – Friday from 5:30-9:30 PM
- Sidewalk Carnival at Alexander’s – Friday from 6-9 PM
Slow Roll on Saturday
Saturday from 7:30-10:00 AM
Cost: Free – $30
Raytheon | More Info
This fundraiser to support the North Alabama Boys & Girls Club is a family oriented, slow rolling bicycle rally. Participants ages 5 through 99 years old are encouraged to bring their bicycles and helmets to the starting location and set out on eith an 8-mile or 2-mile pre-set route.
New Dad Bootcamp
Saturday from 9AM-Noon
Huntsville Hospital | More Info
This men-only workshop for guys expecting their first baby. During the workshop, veteran (new) dads (with their 2- to 9-month-old babies) address rookie dad-to-be concerns and questions by showing and sharing how they navigated the first months of parenthood. Get more details here before you go!
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