It’s a somewhat quiet but long weekend here in Huntsville compared to the last few, which makes it a good time to work on that To Do list that never seems to get done around the house. But have no fear – you have several choice for free and/or cheap family fun, and we’ve listed our favorites below!
Be sure to take a moment and nominate your family’s favorite spots around town in our annual Family Favorite Awards. We’ll start the voting in March and it’s up to you to make sure your picks get included!
If you haven’t already started planing for Spring Break we’ve made it easy for you with this list of camps – reserve your kid’s spot ASAP!
Free & Cheap
Rocket City Consignment Spring Sale
Cost: FREE to shop
1008 Jordan Lane | More Info
One of the most popular consignment sales continues this weekend! Offering four sales each year where consignors and patrons can be responsible consumers through the reduction, reuse, and recycling of gently used household items and seasonal clothing. Come shop!
Saturday at 10:15 AM
VBC Concert Hall | More Info
What sound does a French horn make? What is the difference between a viola and a violin? How many strings are on a harp? Children (and their parents and grandparents) have fun discovering the answers to these musical questions and more during twenty-minute Opus Tadpole presentations, entertaining and interactive ways for our youngest listeners to learn about the instruments of the orchestra.
Black Inventors Craft & Storytime
Saturday at 10:30 AM
Bessie K. Russell Library | More Info
This fun and interactive Black History Month storytime will feature the book Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty. Bring the whole family and learn together!
Saturday from Noon-Midnight
UAH | More Info
A free gaming and technology expo, ChargerCon features video game and tabletop tournaments, cosplay contest, workshops, demos, a retro arcade, and free play areas for PC, console, tabletop, and handheld games. Several tournaments will be held throughout the day, including Melee, Mario Kart, Smash 4, Magic The Gathering, Overwatch (PC), and Pokemon Sun/Moon.
Free Day at Burritt
Sunday from Noon – 4:00 PM
Cost: FREE admission
Burritt On the Mountain | More Info
In an effort to give back to the community and celebrate Dr. Burritt’s birthday, you’re invites to explore the grounds for our Free Day at Burritt on the Mountain! Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy the views!
Young Inventor’s Day
Sunday from 2-4 PM
Huntsville Public Library | More Info
Young mad scientists can bring their inventions and showcase them today, while their family cheers them on! Mensa Kids Trek is free, open to the public, and geared for all ages. A full schedule of the event can be found here.
President’s Day Ranger-Guided Hike
Monday at 10:00 AM
Cost: FREE, donations to the park appreciated
Monte Sano State Park | More Info
This family-friendly hike will begin at the Hikers Parking area and will be approximately 2.5 miles. All pets must be leashed. Dress appropriately and bring your water bottles! For more information call the park office at 256-534-3757.
Worth the Money
Seeds to Sprouts
Friday at 10:00 AM
Cost: FREE for members, $5-8 for non-members
Huntsville Botanical Garden | More Info
Enjoy exciting stories, crafts, learning activities, and walks (weather permitting) in the Garden with your little Sprout! Each class explores a different topic to get your little one experiencing nature and all it has to offer. Bird eggs is today’s topic.
Valentine’s Parent’s Night Out
Friday from 6-10 PM
Pump It Up Huntsville | More Info
The perfect opportunity to have a date night with your significant other! Drop the kids off for an evening of bouncy fun, and when it’s time to pick them up they’ll be exhausted and happy.
Family Painting Class
Saturday at 2:00 PM
Spirited Art | More Info
Bring the family for some more Valentine’s fun in the studio! You can paint an adorable and colorful Heart Art Palette together. Ages 5 and up. Doors open at 1:45pm