The Huntsville weekend is looking beautiful, and we’ve got a roundup packed with free and/or cheap family friendly fun for you to peruse.
It’s also the perfect time of year to explore your local farmer’s market, especially since there’s an abundance of sweet strawberries to be had! We count 15 local market, and you can find out more about each one in our Farmer’s Market Guide.
By the way, Mother’s Day is kind of a big deal around here, so we dedicated a whole post to it this week to help you prepare. You’ll find all the places moms get in free this Sunday, plus some great gift and brunch ideas!
Finally – if you live in the River City check out our new monthly post, Things To Do in Decatur With Kids! There’s some pretty great things happening this weekend your kids will love.
Free & Cheap Events
Good Day Kids Fest
Saturday from Noon – 4:00 PM
Cost: $5 parking
Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment | More Info
OK, so we’re kind of biased, but this is THE event to be at this weekend with your kids. We’re turning 5 years old, and you’re invited to our birthday party! Live music, games, kid’s activities, face painting, Nerf Wars, balloons, cupcakes – we’re going to have a GREAT Good Day!
Free Comic Book Day
Saturday from 9AM – 5PM
Cost: FREE comic books!
Various locations | More Info
Stock up on Spiderman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Iron Man and all your favorites on National Free Comic Book Day! Huntsville is celebrating at The Deep and Haven Comics with lots of cosplayers, demonstrations of board and card games, and great deals.
Cullman Strawberry Fest
Saturday from 8AM – 4PM
Downtown Cullman | More Info
Along with live music, a classic car show, arts and crafts, and scrumptious food vendors, visitors of this Spring festival can plan to spend the whole day in the downtown district, dancing to a variety of music playing at the Festhalle or taking guided tours provided by the Cullman County Museum. Be sure to visit the kid’s Jam Zone!
Saturday at 10AM and 1PM
Hays Nature Preserve | More Info
Take a walk with your kids and observe everything you hear, see, smell, and feel. Being extra observant in nature is what this Nature Explorers Club session is all about – each activity will include an adventure and a craft. Activities are geared toward children ages 3-9 years, but all are welcome. For info call 256-532-5326.
Monte Sano Yard Sale
Saturday from 8AM – Noon
Monte Sano United Methodist Church | More Info
This community wide yard sale is sure to turn up some amazing finds! Toys, clothes, household items, sports equipment, furniture and more can all be found at this much-anticipated annual yard sale. While you’re there, do a little giving yourself with a LifeSouth blood donation.
Saturday, May 7 from 10AM-2PM
Morgan County Fairgrounds, Decatur | More Info
What child doesn’t dream of getting behind the wheel of a fire truck, a race car, or a police car? PACT Touch-A-Truck will make your child’s wildest dreams come true by offering a hands-on opportunity to play, climb, explore, and touch trucks, emergency response vehicles, tractors, and even a helicopter! This event will also offer free car seat checks, children’s ID cards, and fire safety tips. There is even a “quiet time” (10AM-11AM) for children who may not enjoy noise or crowds.
Athens Car & Bike Show on the Square
Saturday from 2-5 PM
Downtown Athens Square | More Info
Dust off your vehicles, cars, trucks, motorcycles and head to the Square first Saturdays through October. it’s a great way to explore the Square with your family. More Athens fun can be found here.
Worth the Money
Parent’s Night Out
Friday & Saturday
Hooray for Date Night! These Parent’s Night Out opportunities are perfect for a dinner date, or just some quality time with a good book.
- The Matrix PNO – Friday from 5:30-8:30 PM
- Board Game PNO – Friday from 5:30-9:00 PM
- PNO at The Little Gym of Huntsville – Friday from 6:30-10:00 PM
- Japanese Culture PNO – Saturday from 5:30-9:30 PM
Friday & Saturday
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.
Mother’s Day Train Ride
Saturday at 10AM and 1PM
North AL Railroad Museum | More Info
Little and big train enthusiasts alike (including mom) will enjoy this leisurely ride through the spring countryside. Be sure to check out our RCM Review if you’ve never enjoyed this local gem and then book your tickets for the next NARM express!
Step Back in Time
Saturday & Sunday
Burritt On the Mountain | More Info
Head to the Historic Park for a special demonstration of a historic craft or chore. You might even be able to try your hand at it. Up this weekend – rope making and basket weaving.
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