Weekend Roundup January 15-17

January weekends in the Rocket City are pretty cold and quiet, but there’s still plenty to do if you need some ideas. Each week we list our favorite free and/or cheap events happening in Huntsville and there are several kids will love.

As always, be sure to check our full Event Calendar to find even more things to do!

Free & Cheap Events

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BOGO Ice Skating

Friday at 7:00 PM
Cost: BOGO $8
Huntsville Iceplex | More Info

Hit the ice with the whole family for this great buy-one-get-one free ice skating deal! Does not include skate rental.

Get Crafty

Saturday from 10:00 – Noon
Cost: $2
Michael’s Arts & Crafts | More Info

Drop in to Kid’s Club, where kids ages three and up can make a fun, 30 minute craft. Supplies included, and you can get some crafty shopping done!


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Teacher Appreciation Day at USSRC

Saturday – Monday
Cost: FREE for teachers + 1 guest
U.S. Space & Rocket Center| More Info

Our friends at the Space & Rocket Center are proud to salute teachers for all their hard work and dedication. Present your school identification throughout the weekend and receive free general admission for yourself and one guest to the museum.

MLK Day Parade

Saturday at 11:00 AM
Cost: FREE
Downtown Huntsville | More Info

This annual parade is all about “Keeping the Dream Alive” – come help celebrate and cheer on the floats, bands, and community groups participating as Dr. King’s memory and legacy are honored. Your family can also participate in the annual MLK Day of Service here.

Weekend Storytime

Saturday at 11:00 AM
Cost: FREE
Barnes & Noble, Jones Valley | More Info

If you’re out and about this weekend, why not make a day of it and head to storytime at Barnes & Noble? Great books and Mama can grab a coffee while the littles browse the train table!

Saturday Art Market

Saturday from Noon – 4:00
Cost: FREE
Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment | More Info

One of our favorite places to spend a chilly Saturday with the family – you can always find something interesting at Lowe Mill. Grab a bite at Happy Tummy, a treat at Pizzelle’s Confections, and ride the elevator to see the Art Market vendors & amazing installations.

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Worth the Money

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BLOW UP: Inflatable Contemporary Art

Through January 24th
Cost: Museum admission
Huntsville Museum of Art | More Info

Both young and old alike will enjoy this exhibit that explores the imaginative ways that artists use air as as tool for creating large-scale sculpture. Catch it with your family before it’s gone, but read this before you go.


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3 Words: Parent’s Night Out

Friday & Saturday
Cost: $10 – $25
Various places (see below)

Need a Date Night? There are a couple of opportunities for a PNO this weekend. The best part? The kids won’t even miss you because they’ll be having too much fun. The Little Gym of Huntsville and The Hogan YMCA are both up for the challenge.

African American Pioneers & Innovators

Monday from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Cost: General Admission
Sci-Quest Hands On Science Center | More Info

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, bring the entire family to learn about prominent African American scientists, engineers and inventors with science fair experiments and activities.

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