‘Tis a gorgeous St. Patrick’s Day weekend in Huntsville, fueled by Spring Break fever!
Lucky you – we included some St. Pat’s Day events in our list of fun, free, and family-friendly things to do in Huntsville. In addition to those, be sure to check out our Spring Break for $7 or Less list and our awesome annual Spring Activity Guide.
Free & Cheap Events
Special Needs Eggstravaganza
Saturday from 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Dublin Park, Madison | More Info
Easter Egg Hunt and fun for those with Special Needs and their Families. All ages welcome at Dublin Park. Egg Hunt, fun games, blow up houses, and more. Register in advance online.
Drop In & Create!
Saturday from 11AM – 1PM
Huntsville Museum of Art | More Info
Learn about the primary colors (red, yellow & blue) to create a whimsical work of art. This fun, interactive art making activity for families with children ages 3 and up will be sure to spark one’s creativity! It’s also a great opportunity to discover the artwork by area school K-12 students in the YAM 2016: Exhibition for Youth Art.
Family Fun Day in Guntersville
Saturday from Noon-4 PM
Lake Guntersville State Park | More Info
In Conjunction with the Alabama Bass Trail, the Marshall County CVB is hosting a Family Fun Day at Lake Guntersville State Park. Events will be at the beach area of the State Park. Bring a lawn chair and let the kids enjoy the arts, crafts, and inflatables.
Free Play Basketball
Saturday from 12:30 – 4:30 PM
Showers Center | More Info
Have fun with other kids your age and your parent or guardian! For kids ages 12 and under. Enjoy basketball free play at the Rec Center.
Ginger Jam & Woodchopping Festival
Saturday from 4-9 PM
Cost: FREE admission
Pinhook Provisions Street Food Park | More Info
The inaugural Pinhook GINGER JAM and Woodchopping Festival will benefit The Land Trust of North Alabama. Live music and Irish feats of strength such as a Woodchopping & Wrestling Contest, and Jeep Pull, plus a coloring station for kids, and lots of food trucks.
Take a Hike!
Sunday at 2:00 PM
Blossomwood Trail | More Info
This hike is 1 hour. Easy with moderate incline; roots and rocks on trail. Walk with botanist Lynne Weninegar on the Land Trust trail named for its claim to fame: beautiful wildflowers.
Worth the Money
Thursday from 11AM – 1PM
Huntsville Botanical Garden | More Info
Bring your little leprechauns to the O’Herb Garden this St. Patrick’s Day. Look for hidden shamrocks, some with magically awesome prizes! Green lemonade, goodies, crafts and face painting for all the wee ones. Pat the Leprechaun will visit with gold coins. Cost is regular admission plus $2.
Irish Biergarten Under the Rocket
Thursday from 4:30 – 7:30
Cost: Plates $10-15, free admission
U.S. Space & Rocket Center | More Info
There will be Irish music and dancers into the usual Biergarten festivities! This family- and dog-friendly event returns to Huntsville. You can enjoy authentic German food and beer under the Saturn V Moon Rocket in the Davidson Center for Space Exploration.
Parent’s Night Out
Huntsville Comic & Pop Culture Expo
Saturday from 10AM – 5PM
Jaycee Community Building | More Info
North Alabama’s biggest one day comic and pop culture expo! This will be a family friendly event with proceeds going to the Kids to Love organization. Vendors, artists, authors, special vehicles, live music, cosplayers, prizes and more!
Mason Dixon Eggstravaganza
Saturday from 1-4PM
Cost: $6 per child/2 for $10
2358 Whitesburg Drive | More Info
Looking to get your egg hunting on a little early and beat the crowds? Mason Dixon’s inaugural Eggstravaganza might be just what you’re looking for. This will be a fun-filled afternoon with Easter egg dying, relay races, pictures with the Easter bunny and a Grand Easter Egg Hunt at 2PM! Perfect for kids of all ages (and grown ups too!) Stop by and pre-register the little ones, or just *hop* in the day of.