Weekend Roundup January 6-8

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.

Free & Cheap


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.


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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
Cost: FREE
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.


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ABC’s of Success

Saturday at 11:30 AM
Cost: FREE
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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Worth the Money


Step Back in Time

Saturday from 1:30 – 2:30 PM
Cost: $8-10
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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DISCLAIMER: We do our best at Rocket City Mom to provide accurate, useful information about events and activities. This information (such as times and locations) is gathered from user submissions, press releases, local newspapers, signs around town and word of mouth. While we always try to confirm details in the Huntsville Weekend Roundup before they are posted here, sometimes details change or we are given inaccurate information. Whenever possible we link our write-ups to the source in which our information came from and strongly urge you to confirm details before you go, especially when it comes to outdoor events and weather.