January weekends are usually pretty quiet in North Alabama, but this weekend still has some awesome things going on in the Huntsville area.
Each week we like to compile a list of free and fun Huntsville events to do with your family – there are even more in our full Event Calendar. Remember to click on the links to get more information about any event below. See something we missed? Leave the details in the comment section and share with your fellow Rocket City Parents.
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Cheer On the Chargers
Friday & Saturday at 7:00 PM
Cost: Free general admission for kids 12 and under
VBC Arena | More Info
The Chargers start the new year – and a WCHA playoff push – at home against Minnesota State! Friday there’s a team photo giveaway and Saturday will include a hockey trading card giveaway.
Do You Want to Build a Toolbox?
Saturday from 9AM – Noon
Cost: FREE, registration required here
Home Depot locations | More Info
You and your child can get to work on a wood toolbox they can use for keeping anything from art supplies to toys neat and portable. After you build it together you can paint it! Be sure to read our Parent Review before you go.
AYB Open House & Rummage Sale
Saturday from 10AM – 1PM
AYB Studios | More Info
Learn more, watch a class, and register for classes at the Alabama Youth Ballet. There will also be a free pilates class at 9:30am (bring your own mat) and a dancewear rummage sale from 9:30-12.
ABC’s of Success
Saturday at 11:30 AM
Alexander’s Martial Arts, 3 locations | More Info
Start your child’s new year off right with our ABC’s of Success Seminar! This is designed to teach your children the essential tools required to set and achieve goals as well as introduce them to some of the personal development staples provided at Alexander’s.
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Step Back in Time
Saturday from 1:30 – 2:30 PM
Burritt On the Mountain | More Info
Come to Huntsville’s oldest museum and park for a special demonstration of a historic craft or chore. You might be able to try your hand at splitting wood!
Science of Archimedes
Going on now
Cost: FREE for members, $15-23 for non-members
U.S. Space & Rocket Center | More Info
The whole family will enjoy spending time at the USSRC exploring this hands-on exhibit. It’s the perfect thing to do when you’re stir-crazy but cold out in Huntsville. Get the details before you go!
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