Weekend Roundup October 14-16

Congrats! If you’ve made it this far in the week you’ve got an action-packed weekend ahead of you! Fall festivals, live music, cool artifacts, and tons more fun is in store for you and your family.

Not to mention some stellar Consignment Sales – it’s the perfect time to beef up your kid’s Fall & Winter wardrobes! And if you don’t find something awesome below be sure to check out our full Event Calendar.

And if you feel up to running or walking for a GREAT cause over the weekend, there’s still time to sign up the annual Liz Hurley Ribbon Run taking place this Saturday. It would be pretty awesome to do this as a family!

Free & Cheap


Concerts On the Dock

Friday at 6:00 PM
Cost: FREE, $2 parking
Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment | More Info

Sol Vibes is tonight’s band, and it looks like a gorgeous evening for a family-friendly concert! It’s one of our favorites at one of our favorite places in Huntsville. Don’t forget to pack a picnic, a blanket in case you get chilly, and the kids of course!


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Mentone Colorfest

Saturday & Sunday
Cost: FREE
Brow Park, Mentone | More Info

This annual festival filled with arts, crafts, great food, live entertainment and much more. It is held at the scenic Mentone Brow Park Saturday and Sunday. Visit the tent stage at the former Mentone Springs Hotel property for cloggers, storytelling and more.

Sparkman Arts Fest

Saturday from 10AM – 2PM
Cost: $5, Children 10 and under FREE
Sparkman High School | More Info

Billed as an art festival meets music festival meets book festival meets craft fair, this event is sure to be fun. Food trucks, Local artists, musicians, authors, and crafters will be selling their handmade products.

14th Annual Buddy Walk

Saturday from 10AM – 2PM
Cost: FREE
Huntsville Jaycee’s | More Info

Bringing Up Down Syndrome (BUDS) will be hosting the 14th annual Buddy Walk with inflatables, music, sno-cones, a photo booth, free lunch and much more!


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Punkin Chunkin Festival

Saturday from 11AM – 3PM
Cost: FREE
Big Spring Park East | More Info

The Make-A-Wish Alabama Punkin Chunkin Fall Festival will feature a group and individual punkin chunkin (pumpkin toss) contest, food trucks, beer vendors, live music, pumpkins decorated by wish kids, and a kids area full of pumpkin-inspired carnvial games. All proceeds will benefit Make-A-Wish Alabama. Free to attend; $20 to participate in the contest.

International Archaeology Day Fair

Saturday from 1-4 PM
Cost: FREE
Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment | More Info

It’s your chance to see some really cool artifacts! Learn about archaeology being done right here in north Alabama and learn how you can help! Try your hand at some primitive skills like flint-knapping, spear-throwing, and Native American games.

Maple Hill Cemetery Stroll

Sunday 2-4:30 PM
Cost: FREE
Maple Hill Cemetery Stroll | More Info

If you’ve never been to this annual Huntsville event stop whatever you had planned and go. As you stroll through beautiful Maple Hill Cemetery on Sunday afternoon, you’ll ‘meet’ some of Huntsville’s dearly departed citizens from its earliest days up to the days you remember. Now in its 39th year, the Stroll has been one of Huntsville’s favorite events for learning more about our city’s rich history.


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Worth the Money


Seeds to Sprouts

Friday from 10-11 AM
Cost: $5-8
Huntsville Botanical Garden Butterfly House | More Info

Enjoy exciting stories, crafts, learning activities, and walks (weather permitting) in the Garden with your little Sprout! Each class explores a different topic to get your little one experiencing nature and all it has to offer. This week is all about spiders – eek!

See a Show

Friday – Sunday
Cost: $14-30
Various locations

  • A Year with Frog & Toad – Independent Musical Production’s classic performance is funny, sweet, and a great story about friendship.
  • Pinkalicious the Musical – catch the last weekend of Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theater’s show!
  • The Jungle Book – M.E.T. hosts this classic tale of Mowgli, Baloo and Bagheera and their adventures.
Punkin’ Pickin’ Extravaganza Train Ride

Saturday at 9AM, 11AM, 1PM, and 3PM
Cost: $20
North AL Railroad Museum | More Info

This train ride to the pumpkin patch is a Must for Fall and includes a pumpkin for kids and a 30-40 minute train ride through the Alabama countryside.

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