Home » Weekend Roundup May 15-17
We love Thursdays here at Rocket City Mom!
It’s when we turn the corner into the weekend, and provide you with a list of the free family-friendly fun happening in Huntsville and Madison County. What you see below isn’t even ALL the activities – there are even more to be found on our full Event Calendar.
While you’re at it, why not do a little summer planning too? Our Summer Camp Guide has over 100 camps to choose from, pretty much guaranteeing a summer full of awesomeness for your kiddos.
Play Some Games
Friday & Saturday
Learning Express (map)
If you haven’t had an opportunity to check out the newest toy store in town you’ve got two this weekend… all while having some serious fun with your kids. An all-day Tenzi Tournament will happen at Learning Express on Friday, and it’s an addictive game kids of all ages can play! On Saturday from 11AM-3PM there will be a LEGO Block Party at the store, complete with visits from your favorite LEGO characters.
Friday at 6:00 PM & Saturday at 1PM
Point Mallard Park (map)
SoulStock is an annual outdoor Christian music and worship event in Decatur, Alabama. Completely free for the general public to attend, SoulStock is sponsored by churches, businesses, and individuals mostly in the surrounding communities. The ultimate goal of Soulstock is to reach out to all individuals though the ministry of music – get the full performance schedule here.
Frozen In the Park
Friday at 7:45 PM
Cost: FREE to attend
Providence Park (map)
RESCHEDULED FOR MAY 29-The inescapable siren’s song of Elsa & Anna will help kick off the Movies In the Park series this weekend at the Village of Providence! Our advice: arrive early to grab some delicious dinner from one of the many restaurants lining the park square, then head on over to claim your spot for the movie. Bring lawn chairs & blankets & settle in for some family fun!
Super Saturday & Bike Fest
Saturday from 9AM – 3PM
Big Spring Park (map)
“Super Saturday” is a free health and fitness-themed event with outdoor exercise classes, cooking demonstrations, health screenings, the annual Mayor’s Bicycle Ride through downtown, and more. Church Street will be closed in Big Spring Park from 11AM-3PM for BikeFest, a short-course bicycle drag race, slow race, kids, and adult trike obstacle courses.
Family Fun Day
Sunday from 2-6 PM
Valley Conservatory (map)
Spend your Sunday afternoon at this community event with tons of live music performances. The kids can try the violin, drums, bells, and other instruments at the various play stations, and even meet Max The MaxNificent Polka Dot Pyrenees Dog. Don’t forget about face painting & the arts & crafts stations!
Arts Alive! in Florence
Saturday & Sunday from 9AM-5PM
Wilson Park, Florence (map)
If you’re feeling like a little road trip, then point your car to the west and head to Florence, Alabama for the annual Arts Alive festival! Great art, music, kid’s activities, food, and performances will happen at this 29th annual event. We wrote all about it here.[box style=”lavender rounded” ]DISCLAIMER: We do our best at Rocket City Mom to provide accurate, useful information about events and activities. This information (such as times and locations) is gathered from user submissions, press releases, local newspapers, signs around town and word of mouth. While we always try to confirm details before they are posted here, sometimes details change or we are given inaccurate information. Whenever possible we link our write-ups to the source in which our information came from and strongly urge you to confirm details before you go, especially when it comes to outdoor events and weather. [/box]
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.