You might not believe this, but the Huntsville forecast is trending toward sunny and 55 degrees with 0% chance of rain on Saturday. We here at Rocket City Mom predict a 100% chance of Cabin Fever by then, so you’re going to need our list below!
Every Thursday we share our favorite free/cheap and family-friendly events in Huntsville so you can get in some quality time with your kids. Our motto is “making parenting in Huntsville easier”, and our 2015 Spring Activity Guide is one of the ways we do that.
Choose Your Own Adventure
RESCHEDULED – MARCH 14
Academy for Academics & Arts (map)
DUE TO WEATHER DELAYS AAA HAS DECIDED TO RESCHEDULE TO SATURDAY, MARCH 14TH. This annual Fine Arts Festival features make-and-take crafts, games, a silent auction, food and lots of fun! New this year: Bingo Hall and caricatures! Be sure to stop by and see the demonstration from Green Pea Press – it’s pretty cool to see a working letterpress do its thing!
Nature Explorer’s Club
Saturday at 10:00 AM & 2:00 PM
Hays Nature Preserve (map)
Almost always on the move, clouds fascinate us. Learn about the different types of clouds. Make a guide to take home to identify the types you will learn about. The Nature Explorers’ Club is a fun literacy-based nature experience for families using popular children’s books as the background. Two sessions are held on each day scheduled – 10-11am and 2-3pm. Geared for children in Preschool – 4th grade & be ready to get dirty!
Women of Aviation Fly-In
Saturday from 10-2
Huntsville Executive Airport (map)
Kids can channel their inner Earhart at the 2nd annual Women of Aviation Fly-In/Drive-In. There will be free airplane flights for young people 8-17 years old with the EAA Young Eagles courtesy of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 190. There will also be static aircraft displays along with booths with information on STEM education and aviation for everyone to enjoy. A series of speakers will feature the topic of careers in aviation.
Go Fly a Kite
Saturday from 11-3
John Hunt Park (map)
This free event is being organized by AshaKiran and the City of Huntsville along with over 30 co-sponsors to promote awareness, inclusiveness and to impact the total community. There will be over 60 booths participating as well as sales vendors and food vendors. In addition to kite flying, there will be children’s activities, entertainment and music for the whole family. Let’s Soar for Social Justice! Bring your own kite or purchase one at the event. Bring blankets or chairs to sit on. No pets. More info here.
Saturday at 7:00 PM
Downtown Huntsville Square (map)
The Arts Council and Downtown Huntsville Inc. are hosting the second annual LIT: Light + Innovation + Technology event. For one night only, live music, digital art projections, colorful light and designs will transform all four sides of the Downtown Square into a living work of art. Get there early to enjoy the variety of food trucks around the square and scout out your spot in the pedestrian-only space. Pop into Harrison Brothers Hardware at 6PM – if you’re lucky you’ll be one of the first 200 kids to get a free glow stick! (Or just bring your own from the dollar store!) More details.
Go See A Show!
No, they aren’t free, but if you’re in the mood for a good show this is the rare weekend when there are several in Huntsville to choose from! Click the links below for details & showtimes.
- Peter & the Star Catcher – VBC, Concert Hall
- Our Town – Lee High Theater
- Tarzan the Musical – Grissom Theater
- American Girl Fashion Show – A fundraiser for Junior League of Huntsville
- Monster Jam Truck Show – VBC, Arena
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Stephenie has worked with and around books and authors for over 12 years, both at retail booksellers and public libraries. She is a rare Huntsville native, mother of two high-energy boys, wife of one, and eerily addicted to community volunteering. When she's not being the Managing Editor for RCM she likes to stalk her favorite authors online, cook with way too much butter, and also manages to conduct freelance marketing and PR work.