Weekend Roundup March 31 – April 2

It’s been a stormy week in North Alabama, but the weekend is looking milder and sunshiny in Huntsville! Why not take advantage of it and plan some fun things to do with your kids that won’t make your wallet cry? We’ve rounded up our favorite free and/or cheap events below, plus a couple more that are worth the splurge.

If you don’t find something that interests you in this list, be sure to click on over and check out our full Event Calendar and our Spring Activity Guide. Parents should also be reminded that it’s a very special Saturday and you should really plan ahead to make it EPIC!

Free & Cheap


4th Annual Free Family Farm Day and Market

Saturday from 9AM-3PM
Cost: FREE
A&M Agribition Center | More Info

The Tennessee Valley Women in Agriculture’s 4th Annual Free Family Farm Day and Market will feature variety of family fun, demonstrations, games, animals, vendors, silent auction benefitting Merrimack Hall, cook-offs, and more. Free kids games and activities all day!

Guided Walking Tour of Twickenham

Saturday from 10AM – 1PM
Cost: FREE
Alabama Constitution Village | More Info

Enjoy an hour or so walking by some of Alabama’s most beautiful antebellum mansions in Huntsville and hearing stories about the homes’ histories and distinctive architectural styles. Pro-tip: Our favorite Huntsville tour guide, Van Brown, will be leading this tour, so it’s sure to be awesome!


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Explore Instruments with Opus Tadpole

Saturday at 10:15 AM
Cost: FREE
VBC Concert Hall | More Info

Children and their families can have fun discovering the answers to these musical questions and more during twenty-minute Opus Tadpole presentations, entertaining and interactive ways for our youngest listeners to learn about the instruments of the orchestra. Grownups may also learn a thing or two!

Happy Birthday to the Iceplex

Saturday & Sunday
Cost: FREE
Huntsville Iceplex | More Info

Help wish one of Huntsville’s longest-standing recreation facilities a very happy 25th birthday with a weekend full of free skating lessons, demos, inflatables, prizes, and a special all-star hockey game! Get more details here.

Rocket City Championship Wrestling Match

Saturday at 7:00 PM
Cost: $5
Cosmos Fitness | More Info

Fans of WWF will be thrilled to know there is an amateur family-friendly league right here in Madison County! Read all about it in our Parent Review, then get thee to Hazel Green!


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Play at Pine Ridge

Sunday from 1-4 PM
Cost: FREE
Pine Ridge Day Camp & Equestrian Center | More Info

Come sample summer camp at Pine Ridge for free during this Open House event! Counselors will be giving camp tours via wagon ride and kids can participate in a few of the awesome activities available to campers like the 30-foot rock climbing wall, archery range, and the petting zoo!

Superhero 5K/1M & Fun Run and Free Family Block Party

Sunday from 2-5 PM
Cost: FREE admission to party
NCAC | More Info

The Superheroes 5K/1M & Fun Run is the National Children’s Advocacy Center’s annual event to raise funds and awareness to fight child abuse. More than 6 million children are affected in the US each year, with a report made every 10 seconds. The Superheroes 5K/ 1M & Fun Run provides funding for local programs and services and advocacy efforts that will improve the lives of children affected by child abuse.

Wildflower Trail Hike

Sunday from 2-4 PM
Cost: FREE, donations accepted
Wade Mountain Preserve | More Info

These free guided hikes offer natural beauty and exercise for the entire family! You don’t even need fancy equipment. Botanist Lynne Weninegar will lead you to Devil’s Racetrack and will provide fun facts about the many beautiful species native to this semi-arid microclimate. Read more details about this trail here.


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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.

AYB Presents “Sleeping Beauty”

Friday-Sunday
Cost: $12-18
VBC Playhouse | More Info

This performance of the timeless classic ballet is something your little ballerina will love! Alabama Youth Ballet presents, “Sleeping Beauty” and it is sure to delight.
* If you are family that encounters obstacles when attending theater events because some members in your family have special needs, Alabama Youth Ballet Theatre will be presenting a special performance on March 30 at 7PM that is free of charge for families with children with disabilities.

“Honk!” presented by Theatre Randolph

Friday-Sunday
Cost: $5-10
Thurber Arts Center | More Info

Join us for this family friendly musical retelling of The Ugly Duckling Story! Brought to life with colorful costumes, storybook set and catchy show tunes with a full orchestra, this toe-tapping show will have you singing along from the first downbeat.

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