Weekend Roundup June 9-11

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. And if you don’t stop in to one of the local Farmer’s Markets going on this weekend, you’ll miss out on fresh & yummy produce and that will be very sad.

If you haven’t taken 15 minutes out of our life to browse our 2017 Summer Fun Guide, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? Seriously, we did all the work for you – all you have to do is plan around your schedule and you have customized the perfect summer for your family. It includes, but is not limited to:

So let’s get to the Huntsville Weekend Roundup!

Free & Cheap Events


Friday Night Art Walk

Friday from 5-8 PM
Cost: FREE
Downtown Huntsville | More Info

There are dozens of vendors at this monthly event with a wide variety of arts and crafts as well as live music. It takes place during open entertainment district hours, so feel free to stroll with your family and/or favorite beverage while shopping and enjoying local art!

BonnaWHO? Festival

Friday from 6-9 PM
Cost: FREE, $5 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? The all local, all loud BonnaWHO? festival will end the Spring Concerts on the Dock season at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Several bands will come together on the dock stage for an outdoor extravaganza! There will also be a DIY roller rink in the First Floor Connector with a little help from the lovely ladies of Dixie Derby Girls Roller Derby League. Fun for the whole family!

Marina Day Celebration

Saturday from 10AM – 4PM
Ditto Landing | More Info

Join in a celebration of all that makes Ditto Landing great. The party includes the Reelin-N-Smokin Barbecue Competition, lots of music, family fun, and more!

Yoga in the Park

Saturday at 9:00 AM
Cost: FREE
Big Spring Park East | More Info

Parents and kids over the age of 12 can participate in this free yoga series hosted by Healthy Huntsville. Bring water, mat and towel and join Instructor Sheila Levenhagen as she leads Yoga on the grass! This class will be steady and strong, breath-centered movement. Modification suggestions and choices for full inclusion of all participants.

Family Storytime

Saturday at 10AM
Cost: FREE
Madison Library | More Info

Spend the morning with your family in the stacks! This story hour is perfect for parents that work during weekdays – do some crafts, read some stories, and check out some great books to take home.

Wet Felted Rug Stomp

Saturday 11AM – 3PM
Cost: FREE
Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment | More Info

By far the strangest event in the WERU… During this traditional wet felting collective project, lead by fiber artist Kami Watson, you can join in and learn how to turn raw wool fiber into a finished felted rug/tapestry. This is a wet, soapy, and a little dirty, family fun event for all ages. (Bare feet are recommended for this activity, but some people do prefer to wear rain boots. You may wish to bring an old towel to dry off.)

Butterfly Release

Saturday at 1PM
Cost: FREE – $6.50, RSVP required
Huntsville Botanical Garden | More Info

Help HBG repopulate the Purdy Butterfly House by releasing live butterflies! The program begins with a brief presentation in the Anderson Education Center classroom followed by time spent in the butterfly house enjoying an environmentally safe restoration of the indoor butterfly population. Don’t forget your cameras!

Celebrate Family Literacy

Saturday from Noon – 4PM
Cost: FREE
AAMU Agribition Center | More Info

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System’s Urban Affairs and New Nontraditional Programs unit will hold the second Parent-Child Reading Enhancement Program’s (PCREP) Family Day of Education and Fun! Come and bring the entire family and neighborhood youth out for a day of fun, educational, and interactive activities, including exhibits, outdoor games, a water slide, petting zoo, food, music, and more.

Rocket City Pride Parade

Saturday from 4:30 – 6:30 PM
Cost: FREE
Downtown Huntsville | More Info

Now, more than ever, it’s time for families to join together and show your support during the 6th annual Pride Week in Huntsville. Rainbow gear is encouraged at this annual family-friendly parade. Wondering what to expect? We love this post about attending with kids. (Note the CommUNITY Festival is next Saturday!)

Crazy Tie Guy Show in Scottsboro

Sunday at 5:00 PM
Cost: FREE, RSVP required
Calvary Baptist Church, Scottsboro | More Info

Youth groups and families all over North Alabama are invited to this entertaining juggling act. Previously featured in a 2017 Super Bowl ad, The Crazy Tie Guy can juggle just about anything! Call ahead to reserve your spot – large groups welcome.

Worth the Money


Parent’s Night Out

Friday from 5:30 – 8:30 PM
Cost: $25 per child
The Matrix Gym | More Info

Kids potty trained and up can attend an awesome night of fun at this monthly Parents’ Night Out! Drop the kids off for pizza, games, music, and activities and let The Matrix entertain them while you go do… whatever you want!

Con Kasterborous

Saturday
Cost: FREE – $30
The Westin at Bridge Street | More Info

North Alabama’s Doctor Who Convention is THE destination for all things sci-fi and geeky! If you love the sci-fi genre, horror, geeky and nerdy things, come join the fun. Costumes are encouraged, especially bow ties, and all cosplay is welcome. Allons-y!

Hike with the Dinosaurs

Saturday at 10AM and 1PM
Cost: $10-12, RSVP required
Huntsville Botanical Garden | More Info

Hike through the Garden grounds with a guide and see their new reptilian summer residents up close! After the hike there will be a hands-on activity and something cool for kids to take home. Learn all about the Garden’s dinosaur friends here.

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