Weekend Roundup March 24-26

Spring has definitely sprung in Huntsville, and it looks like a rainy weekend in store. Lucky for you we have a whole list of fun things to do below, as well as our Guide to Indoor Play Places to keep the little ones occupied & busy.

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Don’t see something you love below? Check out our full Event Calendar for even more fun things to do!

Free & Cheap


Rocket City Regional FIRST Robotics Competition

Friday – Sunday
Cost: FREE
VBC South Hall | More Info

Join over fifty high school FIRST® teams from Alabama and eleven other states as they bring showcase their creativity, determination, enthusiasm and Gracious Professionalism. Demonstrations will be presented by students ages 6-18, along with hands-on activities in Technology Row for all ages This is the largest STEM stage in Alabama, so you won’t want to miss it! Cheer on the kids and see some cool robotic engineering.

Guided Tour of Historic Lowe Mill

Friday from 6-7 PM
Cost: FREE
Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment | More Info

If your kids are obsessed with Lowe Mill as mine are, they might love this guided tour with the director! The Mill’s story is fascinating, and it’s a great opportunity to learn some Huntsville history. You can grab a Suzy’s Pop or a delectable Pizzelle when you’re done.


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Easter Bunny Hop Party

Saturday from 9-10 AM
Cost: FREE
Parkway Place Mall | More Info

Help welcome the Easter Bunny to the mall at this fun free event! Decorate cookies, meet characters from Fantasy Playhouse, enjoy kid’s crafts, and hear Spring stories before the Bunny himself makes an appearance.

Spring Market & Craft Fair

Saturday from 9Am – 3PM
Cost: FREE admission
Jaycee Fairgrounds | More Info

If you’ve got some Spring shopping to do, come enjoy a fun day with over 60 LOCAL vendors, crafters, food trucks & more! Booths will be selling a variety of unique items for birthdays, Easter, Mothers Day, Graduations and then some.

Take a Ride on the Mars Experience Bus

Saturday from 9am – 6PM
Cost: FREE
VBC South Hall | More Info

Parents these days are literally raising the Mars Generation, and if your kids are all about space exploration, you must come see this very cool bus Lockeed Martin has put together to simulate the surface of Mars. The Mars Bus uses mobile virtual reality to show families what it’s like to drive on the Mars surface! You don’t see that every weekend.


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Family Weekend Storytime

Saturday at 10:00 AM
Cost: FREE
Madison Public Library | More Info

Start your day off right with stories, crafts, and a morning checking out books at the Madison Library. It’s the perfect storytime for parents who work during weekdays!

Madison Kite Festival

Saturday from 10AM – 2PM: Rescheduled to April 15th due to weather!
Cost: FREE
James Clemons High School | More Info

Ready yoUrself For the Future is teaming up with Madison City Schools and Greenpower USA to bring to you Rise Above: The 2nd Annual Madison City Kite Festival and The Second Annual Madison City Electric Vehicle Race. There will be lots of fun things to do: kite flying, children activities, entertainment, flight simulators, STEM demonstrations, vendors/ booths, and food trucks!

Fine Arts Festival

Saturday from 10AM -2PM
Cost: $1-2 admission
Academy for Academics & Arts | More Info

This is more than a school fundraiser – it’s a super fun event kids will really love! Food trucks, performances throughout the day, make & take crafts, kid’s activities, Bingo, karaoke, and more.

Drop In & Create a Color Wheel

Saturday from 11AM – 1PM
Cost: FREE
Huntsville Museum of Art | More Info

Kids will learn about color by creating a color wheel spin top at the March “Artsy Tots” event! Watch primary colors optically mix together to create secondary colors. We will also explore the “YAM 2017: Exhibition for Youth Art Month” exhibit.


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Holi Festival

Sunday from 11:30Am – 2:30PM
Cost: $5 for adults, kids under 7 are free
HCCNA | More Info

Huntsville India Association (HIA) invites you and your family to come celebrate Holi – Festival of Colors! Festival of Colors celebrates the beginning of the Spring season and is traditionally celebrated in India by people tossing colors and colored waters at each other. This event is open to everyone and is kid-friendly.

Worth the Money


Grissom Performing Arts Presents “Beauty and the Beast”

Friday-Sunday
Cost: $10-18
Grissom High School | More Info

Based on the Academy Award winning animated feature, this magical musical transports us to the heart of provincial life in a little French town. In this “tale as old as time”, the lovely Belle must tame the Beast to transform him back into a handsome prince. With its spectacular costumes and sets, Disney’s “Beauty & the Beast” is family entertainment at its best.

Empty Bowls Huntsville

Sunday from 1-3 PM
Cost: $15
Campus 805 | More Info

Empty Bowls Huntsville is a project benefiting First Stop, a local organization dedicated to eradicating homelessness in our community. During the event you will receive a handmade pottery bowl made by local potters and the community, a bowl of soup and a drink for your $15 donation. There will also be entertainment, door prizes, a slide show of sponsors and makers, information about First Stop and their mission and more. A fun date night or teen event that can make a huge impact in our neighborhood.

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