Spring has come super early to Huntsville and the Tennessee Valley! Everywhere you look trees are budding, birds are singing, and tulips and daffodils are sprouting up from the ground. We think it’s the PERFECT time to roll out our much-anticipated Spring Activity Guide! If you love festivals, parades, egg hunts, Easter events, concerts, farmer’s markets, and special performances, you’ll want to check it out. If you don’t enjoy any of those things please do not click the photo below. Just don’t do it.
But we know you’re also interested in our weekly list of fun things to do with your family in Huntsville that are free and/or easy on your wallet. So let’s take a look at the Weekend Roundup!
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Spring Consignment Sales
Cost: FREE admission & great prices!
You’ve got a couple of great chances to nab some Spring duds for your kids this weekend – consignment season has arrived in Huntsville! Click the links below to get hours & locations.
AL FIRST® LEGO® League Championship
Saturday from 8AM – 5PM
U.S. Space & Rocket Center | More Info
Teams of kids ages 9 to 14 are challenged to design their own solution to current scientific problems, then build LEGO®robots that perform autonomous “missions.” In the process, they develop valuable life skills and discover exciting career possibilities in science and technology. Come watch 36 advancing Alabama teams compete with their robots and research projects at the Alabama FIRST® LEGO® League Championship!
Build a Rain Gauge
Saturday from 9AM – Noon
Cost: FREE, register online
Home Depot locations | More Info
Join this hands-on workshop and you and your child can build a rain gauge house, so your budding scientist can measure the rain dropped by spring storms. Once the gauge is built, your child can paint their project to personalize it. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a certificate, apron, and pin!
Saturday from 8AM – Noon
Country Day School | More Info
Take a tour around the world without ever leaving home! This fun school festival is open to the public and will feature food and demonstrations from countries like Italy, the Philippines, Romania, India, Medieval Europe, and more! It’s also a great chance to see CDS and hear more about their Forest School program.
Cupcakes with Sleeping Beauty
Saturday at 10:15 AM
Cost: $5, RSVP in advance
Alabama Youth Ballet Theater | More Info
In honor of their next performance AYB is hosting a special event with a princess. Decorate a cupcake! Make a craft! Meet Sleeping Beauty! Watch excerpts from the ballet! You can make your reservation at here or call the studio office 256.881.5930.
Meet Chase from “Paw Patrol”
Saturday at 2:00 PM
Learning Express | More Info
Don’t forget your cameras – this special Meet & Greet with Chase from Nick Jr.’s “Paw Patrol” will delight your little one.
Community Kite Festival
Saturday from 11AM – 3PM
Jaycee Fairgrounds | More Info
This community-wide event celebrates diversity in our community where you can enjoy kite flying, demonstrations, food vendors, live entertainment, giveaways, kids activities and demonstrations from the kite specialist, Chicago Kite! This is such a fun Spring event that your whole family will love – bring your lawn chairs or blankets to sit and watch the kites and bring your own to fly too.
Spring Game Night
Friday from 5:30 – 8:00 PM
By the Numbers | More Info
Kick off spring right – try new games that secretly teach math skills or just some fun new board games! For more info, call 256-468-7163.
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Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella
Friday – Sunday
VBC Concert Hall | More Info
Broadway Theatre League brings the Tony Award® – winning Broadway musical from the creators of The Sound of Music and South Pacific to the Rocket City! Delighting audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale, this lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love — the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more — plus some surprising new twists!
Miss Nelson Is Missing!
Friday – Sunday
VBC Playhouse | More Info
Miss Nelson can’t control her crazy classroom because she’s just too nice. But when she disappears, her replacement is the hard-as-nails, detention-loving, recess-canceling, homework-overloading substitute teacher Viola Swamp! Fantasy Playhouse’s opening weekend of this popular children’s book should definitely be on your Must List.
Fire On the Mountain
Saturday at 10:00 AM
Burritt On the Mountain | More Info
Head to the historic park for Fire on the Mountain! With Open Hearth Cooking and Blacksmith Demonstrations throughout the day, this day will be a fun and informative way to connect with Huntsville’s historic, folklife traditions. Plus, the weather forecast looks wonderful!
Dixie Derby Girls Double Header Season Opener
Saturday at 4:30 and 7:00 PM
Cost: $12 in advance, $15 at door | $3 kids age 7-12 | under 7 free
NSS Conference Center | More Info
Two bouts for the price of one! Come cheer on Huntsville’s junior roller derby team (ages 8-18), the Rocket City Rebels as they play against Charleston’s Holy City Rollers. Then stay for more hard hitting action as the adult team, Dixie Derby Girls rumble against Evansville Indiana’s Demolition City. These bouts are very athletic and family-friendly.
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