It’s another MEGA Edition of the Huntsville Weekend Roundup, with an unusually large menu of fun and family-friendly events to choose from! Not to mention all the local Farmer’s Markets have Spring veggies in full swing right now – it’s the perfect time to pay one near you a visit.
And you’re in for a treat – our annual Summer Activity Guide is out! Each year we hunt down all the things that make Summer in Huntsville and North Alabama great:
- 2016 Summer Camp Guide
- Free summer movies
- Concert series
- Indoor Play for hot days
- Outdoor Play for summer fun
- Waterparks, pools, & splashpads
- Vacation Bible Schools
- Festivals & fairs
So get to planning your weekend… and your Summer!
Free & Cheap Events
Toddler-Friendly Symphony Concert
Friday from 4-5 PM
First United Methodist Church, Decatur | More Info
Did you read that correctly? You mean a place where your child can dance and sing and no one will give you dirty looks if your kid isn’t sitting pretty in her seat? That’s right! Expose your child to the orchestra and let him cut a rug – classical style to the music of the Decatur Youth Symphony Orchestra.
Movie Under the Stars
Friday at 7:30 PM
Village of Providence Park | More Info
This summer, Village of Providence is offering a summer of movies in their own park (the large green space on Providence Main Street right next to Mellow Mushroom). Movies are free and open to the public and begin at dusk – tonight’s showing: Minions!
Saturday from 8AM – Noon
Joe Wheeler State Park | More Info
Kids through age fourteen are invited to participate in this annual fishing rodeo, with trophies and prizes will be awarded in six categories. Registration begins at 7:00am and the rodeo will be from 8-11am. Weigh in begins at 11:00am with awards immediately after. Participants must be registered and pay a $1.00 fee to enter the rodeo. Adult supervision is required.
Saturday from 8:30-11:00 AM
Point Mallard Park | More Info
Dragon boat racing grows in popularity each year,and includes teams of 20 paddlers, a drummer and steerer race in authentic, 46-foot-long dragon boats. All ages, skill levels and physiques can paddle, making it the ultimate team building sport. Your family can cheer on the teams and have a picnic in the park afterward!
Super Saturday & Bike with Mayor Battle
Saturday from 9AM-Noon
Campus 805 | More Info
It’s a morning filled with family-friendly fun for a Healthy Huntsville! Free exercise classes from 9-12, and the Mayor’s 4-mile Bike Ride at 10:30 a.m. The morning includes children’s activities, healthy food, nutritionists and wellness counselors, and a host of fitness-related vendors.
Saturday from 10AM-2PM
VBC South Hall | More Info
First there’s the Bridal Show and then there’s Babypalooza! New moms and moms-to-be can connect to all of the wonderful resources, services, and boutiques in your area to help you with the newest member of your family. The event is FREE but registration is required. Skip the lines and register in advance here.
29th Annual Multicultural Native American Event
Saturday from 10AM-5Pm
Cost: FREE, $2 parking
Oakville Indian Mounds Park & Museum | More Info
Cherokee, Creek, and Chickasaw living history demonstrations will featured as well as Civil War reenactments, arts and crafts, free hand’s on children’s activities, live birds of prey and concessions. The dance arena will feature Native American drum groups, flute music, dance demonstrations, songs, and more.
United Way Squared
Saturday from 10AM-1PM
Downtown Huntsville Square | More Info
Featuring live music, family activities, a live volunteer opportunity, food trucks, give-aways, games, and more, you do not want to miss this event! Join the United Way of Madison County as they celebrate our community together – the first 100 guests will receive a free t-shirt!
Saturday from 11AM-3PM
Bridge Street Town Center | More Info
A celebration of dogs of all sizes and shapes benefitting the Greater Humane Society of Huntsville (GHSH). There will be dog adoptions, a Fido Marketplace, live entertainment, a silent auction of dog houses with all proceeds benefiting GHSH, pet photo contest and giveaways.
Pop Up Ballet
Saturday at 2PM
Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment | More Info
Works @ The Mill takes ballet performance out of the traditional theater setting and into one of Huntsville’s most unique performance spaces. The Huntsville Ballet Company presents two modern pieces choreographed by Principal Dancer Jayson Pescasio. Some chairs will be provided, but blankets and chairs for picnic style seating are welcome.
Huntsville Youth Orchestra Spring Concert
Sunday at 3:00 PM
Trinity Methodist Church | More Info
All HYO ensembles will perform; featuring The Music of Latin America: From Mexico to Argentina. This is a great family-friendly concert to introduce kids to classical music.
Worth the Money
Bluegrass, Classic Car and Tractor Jamboree
Cost: $5, kids under 12 FREE
Sharon Johnston Park | More Info
Bluegrass music and a classic car and tractor show make this annual family-friendly event a great afternoon.
Music begins at 11AM, and you can also enjoy food vendors and door prizes. Bring your lawn chair; alcohol-free event. Enter through Gate #5.
Saturday Scientist Workshop & Summer Smart Play
Saturday at 11:30 AM
Cost: General admission, FREE for members of USSRC or Sci-Quest
U.S. Space & Rocket Center | More Info
Ever wanted to know what asteroids are made of? Your 6-9 year-old can be a Saturday Scientist with our hands-on cosmic geology lab dissecting tasty examples of asteroids and meteorites. After that, explore the newest exhibit Summer Smart Play!
Miracle Milk Stroll
Saturday from 11Am-1PM
Indian Creek Greenway | More Info
This stroll will help raise awareness, funds, and appreciation of donor milk to save lives and spare the suffering of our most fragile population – preterm and compromised babies! The stroll will include giveaways and speakers and be followed by a playdate at the playground, and a picnic.
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