Weekend Roundup May 7-10
Ahhhh… Mother’s Day Weekend. It’s a big deal to us here at RCM.
It’s also a good time to send dads and grandparents everywhere a list of things they can do with kids while you’re sleeping in, enjoying a spa day, or a day with friends. That’s where we come in – just send them the link to the Weekend Roundup!
Hey Dads – there are even more options in our Event Calendar, and we’ve made it SUPER easy for you to put your DIY gift skills to good use before Sunday.
Or you might just want to spend some quality time with your whole family together. If so, here are some places in Huntsville where Mom gets in free with a paid guest this Sunday:
- U.S. Space & Rocket Center
- Burritt On the Mountain
- Sci-Quest Hands On Science Center
We also highly recommend a Mother’s Day Weekend train ride as an activity the whole family can enjoy and the North Alabama Railroad Museum offers two this Saturday. Get your tickets before they sell out!
Whatever your plans are, we hope you are able to celebrate Mother’s Day in some way with your loved ones. Moms rock.
Ride a Bike to Green Street Market
Thursday from 4-8 PM
The Greene Street Market at Nativity (map)
Did you know it’s FREE to borrow a green bike at Greene Street Market and ride around with your family downtown? Couple that with some fresh, locally grown produce from the market and a Suzy’s Pop and your weekend just got started early! Don’t miss out on this great outdoor event!
Disc Dog Days in Madison
Saturday & Sunday
Cost: FREE to attend
Dublin Park in Madison (map)
If you love watching dogs perform amazing feats of strength and agility, don’t miss this state competition! Frisbee throwing, costumes, pet look-alike contests and more are in the lineup – you can even bring your dog to compete in the lighter-hearted competitive categories! Click for more details.
Healthy Kids Day at the Y
Saturday from 9AM-Noon
Southeast, Hogan, & Blue Spring YMCA (map)
If your kid has been playing waaaay too much Minecraft lately this will be a great family outing. Healthy Kids Day is the Y’s national initiative to improve health and well-being for kids and families, and features activities such as children’s games, health and safety demonstrations, kids’ ZUMBA and yoga, an Open House, and more to motivate families to develop a healthy routine. If you’ve ever wondered about getting a YMCA membership, it’s a fun day and you can try out all the activities for free before you join.
Good Day Kid’s Fest
Saturday from Noon-4 PM
Cost: suggested $7 donation per family, includes parking
Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment (map)
This is THE place to be this weekend (but we might be a bit biased). Rocket City Mom has joined forces with Lowe Mill for another awesome year to raise funds for an epic playground. This year’s festival theme is “Good Day Gets the Blues” – so put on your blue jeans and blue suede shoes and get ready for some serious fun. Microwave Dave will perform, and so will the kids from the Alabama Blues Project. There will be puppet shows, scavenger hunts, wonderful community vendors with hands-on activities & demos, your favorite costume characters, and bouncy inflatables. It’s always a Good Day – come join us!
Mother’s Day Baby Fair
Saturday from 1-4 PM
Babies”R”Us at Bridgestreet (map)
Moms and Moms-To-Be can win maternity gift baskets full of special baby items! Visit with nurses from Women & Children and Madison Hospital maternity services, as well as certified lactation specialists from Women & Children and Madison Hospital breastfeeding support services. Get information about safe sleep for babies and meet staff from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). You can also get information on expectant family classes information, car seat safety information and the Kids Care Ambulance will be there.
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