Happy weekend, Huntsville! Every week you’ll find our favorite fun, free, and family-friendly picks for things to do in Huntsville and Madison County in the next four days. We’ve even included a BONUS pick for you with a discount code you don’t want to miss at the bottom!
Just be sure to look through our entire Event Calendar for even more fun to be had – it’s jam-packed with awesome events at all times. Also be sure to note all the Yard Sales and Farmer’s Markets going on this weekend too! And you’ll want to bookmark our Summer Activity Guide and refer back to that all summer long.
Get Sporty for Free!
Thursday – Friday
If you’ve ever considered getting your kids into tennis, this free Teddy Tennis class at the Huntsville Tennis Center could be just what you need. It works by combining music, pictures, and teddy bear characters into an interactive learning adventure for ages 3-6. This intro class is free, but if they love it you can sign up for the class series at $15 per session.
Rock Out in Madison
Thursday at 6:30 PM
Downtown Madison Gazebo (map)
This awesome concert series is back for the summer! Grab your lawn chairs & blankets and head to downtown Madison for some live music & fun at The Madison Arts Council’s Gazebo Concert series. Tonight’s The Zooks perform some classic rock covers – you can bring a picnic supper or grab a bite from one of the restaurants on Main Street! Read our full review of this event here.
Do You Want to Build a Snowman?
Friday at 8:00 PM
Sherwood Neighborhood Playground (map)
I have a feeling this will turn into a sing-along! Watch Disney’s FROZEN movie outdoors on a big screen with other Elsa lovers. Bring your chairs, blankets, and picnic dinner to enjoy the first movie in the park for the summer. There will be popcorn, drinks, and candy for sale. More information on the Facebook Event Page. You can read our Parks Review of Sherwood here.
BABYPALOOZA Baby & Maternity Expo
Saturday from 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Von Braun Center South Hall (map)
The second annual Babypalooza will connect you to all the wonderful resources, services, and boutiques in north Alabama to help you with the newest member of your family. From health services to child care centers you’ll be able to find everything you need under one roof in one day! There will be kid’s activities, prizes, and samples too. Be sure to find Rocket City Mom’s booth and walk our new red carpet!
Great Big Play Day
Sunday from Noon – 6:00 PM
Cost: FREE to members
Huntsville Botanical Garden (map)
You can spread a blanket in the shade of one of our dogwood trees or claim your spot by the lake. Take a walk along the shady nature trails, cool off in one of the many water features and stop by the Aquatic Garden to spot brightly colored fish. It’s up to you! With so many theme gardens, play areas, and open spaces to choose from, there are plenty of ways to enjoy this special summer Sunday. So pack up that picnic basket, put on some sunscreen, and get ready for a summer day of play that you and your family won’t forget!
Take Them Out to the Ballgame
Thursday & Friday
Cost: $4 per ticket if you show this post!
Joe Davis Stadium (map)
Root for the home team and enjoy America’s favorite past-time for just $4 a ticket! On the day of each Huntsville Stars home baseball game, print or show on your phone Rocket City Mom’s tweet or Facebook post about the game and you’ll get this cool discount![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. [/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.