It’s not every year Halloween falls on a weekend, and we’re here to help families in Huntsville and the Tennessee Valley take advantage of it! What you’ll find below is your definitive guide to all things kids & Halloween here in the Rocket City, and then all the free family-friendly fun to be had on into the weekend.
- Trick-or-treat alternatives & Halloween night in Huntsville – CLICK HERE
- Best Huntsville neighborhoods to trick-or-treat – CLICK HERE
- Rocket City Mom’s DIY Costume Tips – CLICK HERE
Village Halloween Bash
Thursday from 3-6 PM
Cost: $5 per child, adults are free
Alabama Constitution Village (map)
Calling all witches, monsters, and ghosts
Alabama Constitution Village will be your host
The goblins are haunting and the monsters will mash
It’s time to get ready for our first Halloween Bash!
Put on your costumes for Halloween games, crafts, and of course safe trick-or-treating. Be sure to bring your treat bags and enjoy some safe halloween fun for all ages. Call 256-564-8122 for more information.
Madison Library Halloween Party
Thursday at 6:00 PM
Madison Public Library (map)
Madison’s Youth Services Librarians have outdone themselves and are presenting a brand new, original story puppet show: “The Bravish Rabbit and the Not So Smart Raccoon”. Wear your Halloween costumes, and trick or treat throughout the library after the puppet show. For more information call 256-461-0046 or visit their website.
Not So Scary Glow Bounce
Thursday from 10-noon and 4-6PM
Friday 10AM – 3PM
Cost: $7 per child
Pump It Up (map)
Tree Planting Festival
Saturday from 8AM – Noon
John Hunt Park (map)
Join us for Huntsville’s first Tree Planting Festival. Help plant trees and enjoy face painting, inflatables, popcorn, cotton candy and leaf learning activities. The City Arborist will give tips on planting, placement and pruning trees. Each family can take home a free Japanese Maple! Event is rain or shine.
Book Swap at Earlyworks
Saturday from 10AM-2PM
Earlyworks Children’s Museum (map)
This Book Swap happens the first Saturday of every month. Dust off those books you no longer need and bring them to swap! For every two books you bring you get to pick out and take one new book home. You can also simply bring books to donate to United Way which will go to children and classrooms in need in the area. There is a wide selection of books for kids and adults.
RCM PRO-TIP: Just a friendly reminder, Saturday, Nov. 1st is also the day when Earlyworks ever-popular Supper with Santa tickets go on sale to the public! (I know, I know.)
Community Fall Festivals
There’s plenty of local post-Halloween fall festivals to be had this weekend in case you didn’t get a chance to attend one yet.
- Hope Presbyterian Church is from 10AM-3PM | Get details
- Hilltop Arts Festival from 9AM-6PM | Get details
- Hampton Cove Elementary Fall Fest from 10AM-2PM | Get details
- Blossomwood Elementary Fall Fest from 10AM-1PM | Get details
- Central School Fall Fest from 4-8PM | Get details
Dia De Los Muertos
Saturday from Noon-8PM
Cost: FREE, $2 parking
Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment (map)
This yearly celebration of Dia De Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead is appropriate for the whole family. Dia De Los Muertos is a traditional holiday in Mexico bringing family and friends together to celebrates the lives of passed loved ones. We will be carrying this celebration throughout the entire Lowe Mill community with a variety of activities that bring the color, flavor, and folk roots of Dia De Los Muertos to light. Located in Flying Monkey Theater, 2nd floor at Lowe Mill. Read more about Halloween at Lowe Mill.
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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 teens and two ridiculous dogs, spouse of one incredible guy, and eerily addicted to community volunteering. When she's not being the Executive Editor for RCM she likes to stalk her favorite authors online, cook with way too much butter, and conduct freelance marketing and SMM work.