Weekend Roundup June 10-12

WOW – if you’re a fan of free family fun, you’ve come to the right place and this is going to be a fantastic weekend for you!

We’ve got several of our favorites listed below, but please note there are even more to be found in our full Event Calendar. Not to mention tons of awesome Farmer’s Markets going on this weekend, and all the events found beyond this weekend in our Summer Fun Guide!

Free & Cheap Events


Friday Night Downtown

Friday from 5PM – 9PM
Cost: FREE
Northside Square & Big Spring Park

Grab the family and kick the weekend off right! Start with a Friday Night Art Walk and discover 40 vendors with a wide variety of art forms. Then grab a bite of supper or pack a picnic and head to the park to watch The Goonies on the big screen under the stars.

Concert On the Dock – BonnaWHO?

Friday from 6-9 PM
Cost: FREE, $2 parking
Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment | More Info

Are you sick of the biggest festival of the year being only two hours away from your hometown but you can’t afford to go? Well here’s a free alternative! All local, all loud BonnaWHO festival will end the Spring Concerts on the Dock season at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. It’s family-friendly too – check out our Parent Pro Tips for this event right here!

Family Fun Fest

Saturday from 10AM – 5PM
Cost: FREE
VBC South Hall | More Info

With a host of activities, this indoor (and air conditioned!) family event is designed to entertain all ages from toddlers to preteens to adults. You’ll find a variety of free activities, interactive games, crafting classes, inflatables, a carousel, face painting, safety demonstrations and free health screenings.

Family Day & Petting Zoo

Saturday from 10AM – 4PM
Cost: FREE
A&M Agribition Center | More Info

Bring the entire family and neighborhood youth out for a day of fun educational interactive activities, including exhibits, outdoor games, vendors, a petting zoo, food, and music. The theme this year is “Celebrating Family Literacy!” and includes face painting, games, and storytimes.

Baby, Oh Baby!

Saturday from 10AM – 3PM
Cost: FREE
210 at the Tracks, Gadsden | More Info

Take a little road trip from Huntsville and head to Gadsden for fun, family-friendly atmosphere for children of all ages with a wide variety of vendors for families, food vendors, activities, door prizes, performances, live animal show, inflatables and more.

Marina Day at Ditto

Saturday from 11Am – 4PM
Cost: FREE
Ditto Landing | More Info

Hear performances by Amy McCarley, Stillwater Bluegrass, and Bluewater Road. There will be a BBQ competition, inflatables, craft painting, kid-friendly food trucks, a fire truck and a race car on display for the kids.

1864 Reenactment Baseball Game

Saturday at 1:00 PM
Cost: FREE, $2 parking
Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment | More Info

The Huntsville Vintage Base Ball Club presents a new home team for Huntsville to root for – The Redcaps! Each match will be a reenactment played by the rules of 1864, with our ballists in era-appropriate uniforms, using era-appropriate equipment. Bring your children or paw babies and a seat or a quilt, and come enjoy a hardy game of glove-free, wooden bat baseball!

Child Safety & Self Defense Seminars

Saturday at 9AM and at 1:30 PM
Cost: FREE
Alexanders Martial Arts | More Info

As summer approaches it’s getting closer to the time when kids are outside more often and play on their own. We understand the importance of knowing your children are prepared to stay safe and make good choices. This Free Kid Safe Seminar is happening at three locations today: Riverton, Hampton Cove, and Madison. RSVP online.

Grotto Lights Concert

Saturday from 6-9 PM
Cost: FREE
Big Spring Park East | More Info

The Grotto Lights Concert Series returns this summer in the grotto of the newly renovated Big Spring Park East. You can’t miss these big name concerts — every band in the series has played at SXSW. There will be food trucks as well. Tonight hear Thomas Wynn & The Believers and Walker Lukens Music.

Mary Poppins Preview

Saturday at 6:30 PM
Cost: FREE
Bridge Street | More Info

Enjoy a preview performance of songs and dance routines by the cast of the stage musical, “Mary Poppins” presented by Independent Musical Productions. Supercalifragilistic!

Worth the Money


SARTEC Annual Dog Wash

Saturday from 10AM – 4PM
Cost: $25 per dog
Space & Rocket Center | More Info

Bring your leashed four-legged friends for a spa treatment that includes a bath, pedicure, and minor grooming (if needed)! Sartec K-9 handlers will be offering expert advice and services to pamper your fur baby during their spa treatment. Just $25 for all, and you’d be supporting a great organization & community partner. Did you know SARTEC provides valuable search & rescue services as well as therapy to local families?

Saturday Scientists Makes Solar S’mores

Saturday at 11:30 AM
Cost: Free for members, or included in general admission
Space & Rocket Center | More Info

This monthly hands-on activity is included with museum membership or paid admission and emphasizes the development of “STEAM” (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics). This series includes exciting topics like solar energy, precipitation, geology of space and chemistry. Read our review before you go!

Kid’s Night Out

Saturday from 6-10 PM
Cost: $10 per kid
Southeast Huntsville YMCA | More Info

4 hours of fun, games and a pizza dinner for children ages 4-12 on the second Saturday of every month (dates may change to accommodate holidays or special events). Registration is required and encouraged in advance – it just makes drop off go more smoothly!

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