It’s looking to be a gorgeous weekend here in Huntsville, and there’s no shortage of things to do and see! As we do every week, we’ve created a list of fun, free, family-friendly events to give you some great opportunities to spend QT with your family.
Not included in our picks but a great choice nonetheless are all the pumpkin patches and corn mazes that open this weekend including 2014 Fall Activity Guide sponsor Lyon Family Farms. As always, if you don’t see something you like on this list, be sure to check out our full Event Calendar. Consignment season is in full swing, and Farmer’s Markets are starting to bring in the Fall produce. Our lists for both come in pretty handy!
Huntsville Hospital Fun Run
Thursday at 3:30 PM
Huntsville Jaycee’s Building (map)
Calling all strong, steady, fast, fearless RUNNERS! All kids preschool through 8th grade are invited to participate in this exciting and FREE afternoon of fun for the entire family. The Huntsville Hospital Fun Run is a tradition that spans generations for many North Alabama families. Moms and dads who remember running as a child now cheer on their own kids or even run alongside them. Everyone is a winner in this non-competitive race that promotes healthy lifestyles by highlighting the importance of exercise. Race day registration begins at 3:30 p.m. and continues through race time.
Street Food, Cornhole, & Ducks
Downtown Huntsville (map)
The nice people at Downtown Huntsville Inc. are hosting the Back to School Street Food Challenge on Church Street Friday night, along with the Downtown Cornhole Trail all weekend. Local organizations have designed their own unique cornhole boards and have set all 20 of them up around the Square, for this weekend only! Make a full day out of it by taking the family on the ongoing Lucky Duck Scavenger Hunt – be sure to stop by the Huntsville Visitor Center to pick up a clue card (or download one here). PRO-TIP: Younger kids might not have the patience to wait in long lines during the food truck rally Friday night. If you go pack a snack, or maybe just bring the older kids.
Titans & R.O.U.S.’s
The very last of the outdoor movie series are coming to an end this weekend, but you can get a double dose if you decide to go to BOTH this weekend! Start Friday night with “Remember the Titans” in Providence Park, and finish the season out on Saturday with the Dread Pirate Roberts and Buttercup in “The Princess Bride”. Watch out for Rodents Of Unusual Size – bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and the kiddos!
Talk Like a Pirate Day
Friday, all day
Cost: FREE if you participate
Krispy Kreme Donuts (map)
Ahoy There Mateys! Any buccaneer to enter a participating Krispy Kreme and talk like a pirate gets one free Original Glazed® doughnut. To the landlubber who dares to wear full pirate attire goes a bounty of one FREE dozen Original Glazed doughnuts. Offer good on International Talk Like a Pirate Day, September 19th, only. KK actually gets pretty clear on the rules… To claim yer bounty ye must: • Come in to a participating Krispy Kreme shop and Talk like a pirate for one FREE Original Glazed doughnut. • Come in to a participating Krispy Kreme location in full pirate costume for one FREE dozen Original Glazed doughnuts. Qualifying pirate costumes must include three or more of the following items:
- Eye Patch
- Pirate Hat
- Peg Leg
- Parrot on Shoulder
- Pirate Shirt / Loose white shirt
- Leather Belt
- Silver and gold necklaces and earrings
- Pirate Hook
- Pointy black boots or ragged brown sandals
Saturday from 8AM-9PM
Cost: FREE (donations encouraged)
Moon Town Airport (map)
Nestled between beautiful rolling hills is one of the greatest grass “turf” runways you will find in the South. For decades, pilots have made the flights to Moontown to land on the smooth field and to put to add 3M5 to their logbook. The annual Moontown Fly-In is fun for the whole family! There will be aviation demos, plane rides, aircraft displays, speakers, food trucks, and more. Get the full schedule HERE. [box style=”lavender rounded” ]DISCLAIMER: We do our best at Rocket City Mom to provide accurate, useful information about events and activities. This information (such as times and locations) is gathered from user submissions, press releases, local newspapers, signs around town and word of mouth. While we always try to confirm details before they are posted here, sometimes details change or we are given inaccurate information. Whenever possible we link our write-ups to the source in which our information came from and strongly urge you to confirm details before you go, especially when it comes to outdoor events and weather. [/box]
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 boys, wife of one, and eerily addicted to community volunteering. When she's not being the Managing Editor for RCM she likes to stalk her favorite authors online, cook with way too much butter, and also manages to conduct freelance marketing and PR work.