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.
Let’s round ’em up!
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Festival of Cranes at Wheeler
Saturday & Sunday
Wheeler Wildlife Refuge | More Info
This is a pretty special event, and one that only happens once a year in North Alabama. There’s fun for the whole family, including an animal show, hiking, kid’s activities and an interactive presentation on some of the most endangered birds on the planet.
Art Market & ROC Day
Saturday from Noon – 4:00 PM
Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment | More Info
Every Saturday you can stroll through the historic Lowe Mill Artist Market as vendors occupy the spaces between the diverse and eclectic studios of Flying Monkey Arts. This Saturday you can also enjoy ROC Day, a community celebration of fiber arts, to see demonstrations of spinning, weaving, crocheting, and knitting with a chance to join in!
UAH Chargers Hockey
Friday and Saturday at 7:00 PM
Cost: Kids under 12 FREE
VBC Arena | More Info
Cheer on the home team from the moment the puck hits the ice! If you’ve never been to a Charger’s hockey game this is a great family outing.
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Science Fiction Science Future
Through March 6
Cost: Included in admission
U.S. Space & Rocket Center | More Info
The USSRC is a great place to spend a cold day and this interactive exhibit is only here for a few more weeks. Why not make a day of it and go see Star Wars: The Force Awakens in IMAX while you’re at it?
Seeds to Sprouts
Friday at 10:00 AM
Cost: $8 for first child, $5 for each additional sibling
Huntsville Botanical Garden | More Info
Enjoy exciting stories, crafts, learning activities, and walks (weather permitting) in the Garden with your little Sprout! Register in advance online.
Saturday at 7:30PM
Cost: $5 for Adults, $3 for Students, and free for children under 6
VBAS Planetarium | More Info
Bring that telescope you got for Christmas to tonight’s show and the enthusiasts at the VBAS Planetarium will show you how to use it! Tonight’s program is all about the Secrets of the Sun. Read our review before you go.
Harlem Globetrotters Visit Huntsville
Sunday at 3:00 PM
Cost: starts at $13
VBC Arena | More Info
The iconic Harlem Globetrotters are coming to Von Braun Center in Huntsville with their most epic tour in history, as the world famous team celebrates its 90th anniversary world tour.
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