Home » Weekend Roundup June 15-18
The Huntsville Weekend Roundup is so full, we’re not even going to bother with a lengthy introduction this week. All we can say is, HOW ARE YOU GOING TO CHOOSE? Don’t find something that tickles your family’s fancy below? There are even more things to do in Huntsville and North Alabama in our full Event Calendar.
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Free Live Music
Thursday – Sunday
One of the best ways to enjoy the summer without breaking your wallet! These family-friendly concerts are happening all weekend, all over North Alabama.
- Biergarten at USSRC – Thursday from 4:30 – 7:30 PM
- Under the Lights Downtown – Thursday from 5-8 PM
- Madison Gazebo Concert – Thursday at 6:30 PM
- Athens Summer Concert series – Friday at 5:30 PM
- 3rd Fridays in Decatur – Friday from 5:30 – 9:00 PM
- Bridge Street’s Sounds of Summer – Friday from 6-8 PM
- Concerts In the Park – Monday at 6:30 PM
Meet Some Live Birds
Thursday at 4:00 PM
Madison Public Library | More Info
Start your weekend early with this awesome live bird show with Join Kurt from Rise Raptor! He’s bringing some of his feathered friends for an up-close encounter.
A Night of Enchantment
Friday from 5:30 – 7:30
Bailey Cove Library | More Info
This after hours, fun, family event features special guest star, Magician Dr. Osborn. Additionally, it will include games, crafts, music, and activities based on your favorite enchanted characters. Costumes are strongly encouraged at this event.
Climb Out of Darkness
Saturday from 8:30 – 10:00 AM
Cost: FREE, donations accepted
Madison Co. Nature Trail | More Info
This annual event includes a a potluck breakfast, followed by a family friendly hike around the lake. Held near the longest day of the year, Climb Out of the Darkness® is the world’s largest event raising awareness of maternal mental illnesses like postpartum depression, postpartum anxiety & OCD, postpartum PTSD, and pregnancy depression and anxiety.
Family Fun Fest & Expo
Saturday from 10AM – 5PM
VBC South Hall | More Info
Back again for the 4th year, this Huntsville Family Fun Fest is full of fun things to do – plus it’s indoors, and all under one big roof! The long list of activities include a trackless train, climbing rock wall, face painting, inflatables, music, demonstrations, costume characters, and the new Creative Corner by The ARTnasium! Get even more details in our full post about it here.
Imagination Place Family Expo
Saturday from 10AM – 2PM
210 At the Tracks, Gadsden | More Info
Food vendors will be on hand offering lots of delicious treats. There will be have activities, games, door prizes, performances, a live animal show, balloon animals, inflatables, and so much more!
Redstone in the Park
Big Spring Park, Huntsville | More Info
NASA and Redstone Arsenal will combine efforts to celebrate and showcase their latest endeavors and community contributions in a festive, family-friendly atmosphere. There will be exhibits, speakers, food trucks, music, and more.
Drop In & Create: A Chair Affair
Saturday from 11AM – 1PM
Huntsville Museum of Art | More Info
Design and decorate your own pop-up chair scene. Explore The Art of Seating: Two Hundred Years of American Design exhibition to see chairs that are not only functional, but works of art! We love this monthly series for families at HMA.
Saturday from 11AM – 8PM
Campus 805 | More Info
This year’s activities are more family-friendly than ever! The 2017 Rocket City Pride Community Festival will host activities, information, and entertainment for all ages. Face painting, relay races, chalk art contest, bouncing house, jousting, live music, caricature artists, giant Jenga, and much more! Animals are welcome (on leashes). Bring a picnic or indulge in the tasty offerings of Campus 805 restaurants and vendors. Families can read more about how to enjoy Pride Week with kids here.
Wheel Fix It Car & Bike Family Fest
Saturday from Noon – 5PM
Jaycee Fairgrounds | More Info
Real Fathers Making a Difference is celebrating eight years of impacting our community in positive ways. Moon bounces and inflatables, food trucks, resource activity booths, vendors, and of course cool cars, SUVs, bikes, and trucks will also keep you entertained. Enjoy flying kites or bike riding too! Bring a lawn chair and come enjoy good company and good fun!
Saturday from 1-6 PM
Alabama A&M University | More Info
On Saturday, June 17th, cities across the nation will observe Juneteenth, the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Juneteenth commemorates African American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement. In addition to this cookout there will be a DJ, a kids zone, and free food for everyone!
Rocket City Championship Wrestling
Saturday from 7-9 PM
Cosmos Fitness, Hazel Green | More Info
The body slams! The theatrics! The crazy characters! Rocket City Championship Wrestling returns with an action-packed card. Be sure to read our Rocket City Mom parent review before you go!
Dads Free at USSRC!
Sunday from 9AM – 5PM
Cost: FREE for all Dads!
U.S. Space & Rocket Center | More Info
What a great way to spend the day with Dad – under the Saturn V! Discover the forefathers of space exploration and build and launch your own air rocket. The USSRC is celebrating Father’s Day by giving dad FREE admission on Sunday with a paid guest or child.
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Father’s Day Special Train Ride
Saturday at 10AM and 1PM
Cost: $10-children ages 2-12; adults-$15
North AL Railroad Museum | More Info
Our favorite family activity for Father’s Day! Why not celebrate Dad and/or Grandad with a special train ride? An hour and twenty minute ride through beautiful North Alabama, rain or shine, so no weather back-up plan needed! Bring your camera and capture memories with dad. Get your tickets online here.
Roller Derby Double Header
Saturday from 4-9 PM
Cost: Adults $12 in Advance, $15 at the door | Kids 7-12, $3 | Kids under 7, FREE
NSS Conference Center | More Info
This hard-hitting double header will feature Huntsville’s own junior roller derby teams, the Rocket City Rebels vs Li’l Nemesisters @4:30pm. At 7:00 PM help cheer own the Dixie Derby Girls as they go head to head with long-time rivals from Birmingham, the Tragic City Rollers! A portion of bout proceeds will benefit Project Sweet Peas, and food trucks Fire & Spice and Chupper Time will be onsite if you get hungry. Doors open @4:00pm.
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