Weekend Roundup September 8-10
We’re living for weekends here at my house, and this one looks fantastic!
Huntsville area families have so many choices to get out and do something fun and we’ve listed our favorites for your consideration below. Of course, you can also browse our full Event Calendar if you need even more ideas.
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Free Live Music
Thursday through Saturday
One of the best ways to enjoy the summer without breaking your wallet! These family-friendly concerts are happening all weekend, all over North Alabama.
- Biergarten at USSRC – Thursday from 4:30 – 7:30 PM
- Fridays After Five in Athens – Friday from 5-8 PM
- Concerts on the Dock at Lowe Mill – Friday from 6-9 PM
- Jazz in Big Spring Park – Sunday at 6PM
Movie In the Park
Friday at 5:00 PM
Big Spring Park East | More Info
The Historic Huntsville Foundation hosts “The Secret Life of Pets” under the stars – bring your lawn chairs & blankets! The food trucks and kids corner will open at 5pm while the movie starts at sundown.
Score a Great Fall Consignment Deal!
Friday & Saturday
Cost: FREE admission
Fall means Consignment Season! Save some serious cash and grab cute clothes for your kiddos at the same time. Go ahead and take a look at our full list of Consignment Sales.
- MOMSMart Fall Sale – Friday & Saturday, get times here
- Klassy Kids Consignment Sale – Friday & Saturday, get times here
Saturday Story Hour
There are two opportunities to enjoy storytime with your Little One this weekend!
- Madison Library at 10:00 AM
- Barnes & Noble, Bridge Street at 11:00 AM
Superhero Day and Family Expo
Saturday from 10AM – 3PM
Big Spring Park, Athens | More Info
The Defenders of Hope, a troupe of realistic superheroes are helping host this community expo including activity booths for kids! Other guests include Real Heroes – a section of community heroes, including police, fire, and this year featuring farmers; Super Shear – a hair donation booth, hair is cut and donated to Wigs 4 Kids; plus market vendors, food, and live music. New for 2017 is a Comic Book Art contest; a Lego vehicle competition; a costume contest; a Super Vehicle parade competition; and a car show. All expo proceeds support the childhood cancer research.
9/11 Honor Walk
Sunday from 1-5 PM
U.S. Space & Rocket Center | More Info
On September 11th, our world changed in an instant. With enormous dedication and courage First Responders rushed into burning towers and into the Pentagon. Passengers took down a commercial jet to save others. Others too, bore an incredibly disproportionate share of our country’s response to the attacks. Our military and their families, with enormous heroism, absorbed the consequences for us all with costs we cannot imagine. To show our appreciation to the First Responders, their families, and our supportive community there will be Free Access to the USSRC with registration.
National Arts in Education Week Celebration
Sunday from 2:30 – 4 PM
Bridge Street Town Center | More Info
The Randolph School will preview National Arts in Education Week, September 11-15, with a series of student music performances and painting events at Bridge Street Town Centre, near Monaco Pictures.
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Scarecrow Breakfast & Festival
Saturday at 8:00 AM and 9:00 AM
Huntsville Botanical Garden | More Info
Scarecrow Festival starts with a fall themed pancake breakfast in the Atrium of the new Guest Center. Visit the scarecrows and enjoy a Hay Ride to the Sorghum Maze. Have your picture taken with Mr. Crow! Face painting, music and games for the kids. Breakfast seatings at 8am and 9am.
Honor Our Heroes Train Ride
Saturday at 10:00 AM
North AL Railroad Museum | More Info
The North Alabama Railroad Museum is beginning a fun, patriotic, and memorable excursion. They will be honoring our heroes, Madison County’s police officers, deputies, firefighters, EMTs, and other emergency personnel with a train ride. It’s a lovely way to remember First Responders with your family this weekend.
Suit Up at Saturday Scientist
Saturday at 11:30 AM
Cost: $16-24, FREE for members
U.S. Space & Rocket Center | More Info
We love this monthly hands-on opportunity at the USSRC that features activities for ages 6-9. Today you can discover the layers of an astronaut suit and how important they are for living and working in space. Read our Parent Review before you go!
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