Happy Memorial Day weekend, Huntsville! Get ready to hang your flags and not only celebrate the start of summer, but remember all those who paid the ultimate sacrifice so our families can have the many freedoms we enjoy today. Talk to your kids about it. It’s important!
While you’re enjoying your weekend, why not do a little summer planning too? We’ve put together the biggest Summer Fun Guide yet, and it’s full of festivals, concerts, movies, camps, day trip ideas, kid’s activities and MUCH more!
Without further ado… on to the Weekend Roundup!
Rocket City Fair
Cost: $7 (adults), $5 (5-12), 4 and under FREE
Joe Davis Stadium (map)
In addition to the carnival rides and games, there will be a petting zoo and lots of various shows and attractions including a “Lady Houdini”, motorcycle acts and a “Stunt and Thrill Show”. Not to mention all the delicious fair food! The Rocket City Fair offers an unlimited ride pass and a Huntsville Stars baseball game all 5 days, with 1/2 price admission to fair with game stub!
Concert On the Dock
Friday from 6-9 PM
Cost: $2 to park
Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment (map)
Come on down to Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment for Concerts on the Dock – the free eclectic Friday night concert series! It is a family and pet friendly event so bring your dogs on leashes, lawn chairs, picnics, dancing shoes and hula hoops. This week Deering and Down are coming to the dock from Memphis, TN. Their music fuses a smoky Memphis flavor cast in a glow of shimmering northern light.
Alabama Jubilee Festival
Saturday & Sunday
Point Mallard Park, Decatur (map)
Looking for a way to kick-off your Memorial Day celebrations? Check out the 38th annual Alabama Jubilee Hot Air Balloon Classic – it’s an event that will leave your family breathless! Each year the Jubilee hosts about 60 local and national hot-air balloons, as well as live music, food vendors, and activities for families. Get more details & parent pro-tips about the festival HERE.
Stroll Through the Flowers
Saturday at 10:00 AM
Cost: FREE, donations accepted
Rainbow Mountain in Madison (map)
We love these guided hikes hosted by The Land Trust of North Alabama! Doug Horacek leads this slow mountain stroll that includes stops to learn more about the wildflowers and a visit to famous Balance Rock. Wear long pants with sturdy, close-toed shoes – dogs are welcome but must be on leads. The group will meet in the parking lot just south of the water tower.
Do Some Star Gazing
Saturday at 7:30 PM
Cost: $5 for Adults, $3 for Students, free for children under 6
VBAS Planetarium (map)
For centuries the concept of Gravity baffled many scientists like Newton, Einstein and several others. Join us in understanding the concept of Gravity and what is its importance.This topic is also a perfect companion to “Black Holes” since black holes are very clearly the gravity Hogs in our universe. Presented by Andrew Wilson. Read our VBAS review HERE.
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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.