If you are looking for a long list of free family fun happening this weekend in Huntsville you will NOT be disappointed! You’ve got it in spades – the hardest part will be trying to choose how much to do. We’ve even got lots of yummy Cinco de Mayo recipes you can serve up on Friday. #YUM
In addition to spending some time with your family this weekend, be sure to set aside a moment to plan out your summer using our annual Summer Camp Guide. And if you don’t find something you like below there are even more on our full Event Calendar including a consignment sale to help you kick off the summer season!
Let’s get on with the Roundup!
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Strawberry Festival in Cullman
Friday & Saturday
Downtown Cullman | More Info
Along with the outstanding music venue, classic car show, arts and crafts, and scrumptious food vendors, visitors can plan to spend the whole day shopping in the unique stores in Cullman’s downtown district, dancing to a variety of music playing at the Festhalle or visiting historic districts via guided tours provided by the Cullman County Museum.
Madison Food Truck Rally & Concert
Friday at 5:00 PM
Cost: FREE admission
Old Black Bear Brewing Co. | More Info
The first Downtown Madison Food Truck Rally of 2017 kicks off with a FREE concert from C.J. Harris, a former Top 6 American Idol alum, on the new outdoor stage at the Railyard at Old Black Bear Brewery. Over 20 Food and Dessert Trucks will be in attendance, seating will be limited, so bring your tailgate chairs and come enjoy the weather, food, and great music!
Concerts On the Dock
Friday from 6-9 PM
Cost: FREE admission, $5 parking
Lowe Mill | More Info
Grab your picnic dinners and the kids and head to Lowe Mill for our favorite Spring concerts that are also family-friendly! Our best advice: arrive a little early to claim your favorite spot. Get the full schedule here.
Farmer’s Market Day!
Saturday from 8 – Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Madison City Farmer’s Market | More Info
The strawberries are in! Head on over to Madison and check out this super fresh and delicious Farmer’s Market that’s been going on for over 10 years, rain or shine! Check out our full Farmer’s Market Guide for even more yummy local produce & goods on any given day.
MOPS Annual Yard Sale & Market
Saturday from 7AM – Noon
Cost: FREE admission
First Baptist Church Hsv | More Info
MOPS stands for Mothers of Preschoolers and this is going to be a mother of yard sales! Think of it as a trunk-or-treat, but the treats are yard sale items.
Saturday from 9AM – 1PM
VBC South Hall | More Info
First there’s the Bridal Show and then there’s Babypalooza! This expo will help you connect to all of the wonderful resources, services, and boutiques in your area to help you with the newest member of your family. It’s a big baby shower with raffles, complimentary samples, coupons, and interactive baby shower game stations. Giveaways will include car seats, diaper bags, strollers, and more. Come say hello to us at the Rocket City Mom booth!
International Drone Day
Saturday from 9AM – 2PM
U.S. Space & Rocket Center, near Aviation Challenge | More Info
Drone Heads, unite! This exciting, family-friendly event is the first event to take place at the USSRC’s new outdoor drone space. The day’s activities will include local drone companies demonstrating the latest in drone technology, public flight opportunities in the Center’s new expansive netted flight zone, educational sessions focusing on safety and flight requirements and Multi GP-sanctioned races.
Mayor’s Bike Ride
Saturday from 9-11 AM
Big Spring Park Hsv | More Info
Enjoy bike vendors teaching about safety, bike maintenance and more, then take a family friendly 4 mile ride around Downtown Huntsville with Mayor Battle leading the way! Bring your own bikes & helmets.
Safety Optimist Style
Saturday at 10:00 AM
Dublin Park, Madison | More Info
Learn all about our community’s first responders and enjoy refreshments, bouncy houses, games, face painting, magic, balloons and prizes. This is an annual event put on by the Madison Optimist Club. Come, bring your youngster and enjoy!
Free Comic Book Day
Saturday at various locations
Cost: FREE, while supplies last
The first Saturday in May is always Free Comic Book Day! Check out these local spots to visit with the kids!
- Haven Comics – Saturday from 10AM – 6PM | costume contest & food drive for Manna House
- The Deep Comics & Games – Saturday from 9AM – 6PM | character appearances throughout the day
- Main Library Downtown – Saturday from 9AM -5PM | free comics & make & take crafts
Castin’ & Catchin’
Saturday from Noon – 3PM
Cost: FREE admission
Goose Pond Marina | More Info
This fishing tournament will have some big family fun! All ages are invited to experience the free “Family Fun Zone” –
activities include music, bouncy houses, basketball games, a soccer dart game, a crazy course and a fishing tank.
Annual Car Show & Food Truck Rally
Saturday from 5-9 PM
Discovery Middle School | More Info
Discovery Middle Schools 2017 Annual Car Show and Food Truck Rally, Live Entertainment, Food Trucks, Craft Fair & Silent Auction! Proceeds benefit the DMS band.
Rocket City Championship Wrestling Match
Cosmos Fitness, Hazel Green | More Info
Our latest guilty pleasure hits the ring again tonight! Rocket City Championship Wrestling returns with a action packed card. Read our Rocket City Mom parent review right here!
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Friday – Sunday
Historic Huntsville Depot | More Info
Come have a toe-tappin, barbeque-eatin’ good time and best of all it’s all for a good cause. Activities include professional, amateur, and kids’ BBQ competitions, music, and the AL Corn Horn Championship! All proceeds benefit EarlyWorks Children’s Museum and educational programs for area children. Be sure to visit the Kid’s Zone, with lots of activities for the kids to enjoy! Ages 11+ $25-35; Ages 3-10 $5-$10; Under 3 FREE
Butterfly Release Day & Illusions in the Garden
Saturday & Sunday
Cost: Member $5, Non-member $6.50, Under 3 $0
Huntsville Botanical Garden
On Saturday at the Purdy Butterfly House you can help release brand new butterflies into their new habitat at 10:30 AM and again at 1:00 PM. Be sure to bring your camera – there are some really nice photo opps with the kids! Register in advance here.
Then on Sunday at 2:30 PM head back for a performance by Matt Adams, Master Illusionist. Matt’s family-oriented illusion show called Connections has been enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of people around the world! Matt performs impossible levitations and predictions, mind reading with an animated drawing, and even an illusion that takes place within the hands of the audience members themselves. Adult tickets $20; Children tickets $10.
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