Aren’t you glad it’s Thursday? Because that means Rocket City Mom gets to give you the inside scoop on what’s happening in Huntsville that’s free, family-friendly, and fun for your whole family! It’s been a strikingly beautiful week in the Rocket City weather-wise, but I’m afraid we will probably be seeing some rain this Saturday. Good thing you can sort both indoor and outdoor events accordingly in our Event Calendar!
A few notes before the Roundup:
- Check our list of Farmer’s Markets for some fresh local produce
- We’ve got a cool new Giveaway going on that you don’t want to miss!
- Get your swim on with our handy list of local pools & water fun
- Be sure to celebrate National Ice Cream Month before July flies by! We make it easy with this delicious local list.
Alrighty then… let’s ROUND ‘EM UP!
Take Them Out to the Ballgame
Thursday – Sunday
Cost: $4 each with RCM discount
Joe Davis Stadium, Huntsville (map)
There’s only a few more chances to see the Huntsville Stars play in the Rocket City, and I think the weather will be perfect, at least up through this Saturday. Sunday’s game is at 4PM while the other three start at 6:30. Would you like $4 tickets? Show this post at the box office, ask for the Rocket City Mom reader discount, & it’s yours!
Thursday Night Downtown
Thursday from 4-9 PM
Downtown Huntsville (map)
Downtown Huntsville is THE place to be this Thursday! Kick your weekend off early with a triple-header lineup: start with the Greene Street Market at 4:00, move on to the Sidewalk Arts Stroll anytime after 4:30, and grab dinner at one of the 20 food trucks & street vendors at the Beach Street Food Gathering. Be sure to stop by the kid’s area at the Sidewalk Arts Stroll, HulaHoops & HopScotch. All that and it’s not even Friday yet!
Movie In Providence Park
Friday at 8PMish – RESCHEDULED due to rain
Village of Providence (map)
I hope the weather holds out for the Village of Providence‘s next movie under the stars, especially because it features a classic creature FROM the stars! Treat your kids to a favorite from your childhood – “E.T.” will be showing on the big outdoor screen, so bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and bug spray and grab some dinner from one of the many restaurants surrounding the park.
PRO-TIP: If you’ve got little ones, you can run out some wiggles before the movie over at the Little Gym of Providence’s Open Play Night – members are free and non-members are just $1!
Saturday from 11 AM-1 PM
Huntsville Museum of Art (map)
This Drop In & Create program at HMA is especially great for kids ages 3 and up. This weekend kids can make a fish sculpture drawing inspiration from the “Buccellati Silver Animals” exhibition. The art activities will be held in the Stender Family Interactive Education Galleries and are appropriate for the entire family.
Challenge Your Brain
Saturday from 2-4 PM
Huntsville Library Auditorium (map)
It looks like it could be a rainy day, so you might already have plans to head to the library for a day of reading and relaxing. Be sure to stop by and play some Brain Games with Mensa Kids Trek – all are welcome to participate in the logic games, puzzles, and word challenges! They’re tons of fun and a great challenge for any age. Kids must be accompanied by an adult.
Athens Kiddie Carnival
Thursday – Saturday from 6:30-9:30 PM
Downtown Athens (map)
There’s only three more weekends left for the public to enjoy the Athen’s Lions Club Kiddie Carnival. The Kiddie Carnival is perfect for your wee ones and has 10 rides for toddlers and younger kids, along with Bingo and concessions including funnel cakes, cotton candy, snocones, popcorn, sandwiches and drinks. Read our full review here, and be sure to get there before the season is over!
Stephenie has worked with and around books and authors for over 12 years, both at retail booksellers and public libraries. She is a rare Huntsville native, mother of two high-energy boys, wife of one, and eerily addicted to community volunteering. When she's not being the Managing Editor for RCM she likes to stalk her favorite authors online, cook with way too much butter, and also manages to conduct freelance marketing and PR work.