50 Things to do this Summer in Huntsville

50 Things to do this Summer in Huntsville

Editor’s Note: this blog has been updated to accurately reflect 2018 events and activities.

Summertime in the Rocket City is a magic, special time full of tasty food, outdoor adventures, stellar sights, and fun all the way around. Here are 50 events taking place in Huntsville to make your summer the most amazing one ever. Happy exploring!

  1. Biergarten; U.S. Space & Rocket Center- Thursdays from 4:30-7:30
  2. Gardens of the Myth; Huntsville Botanical Gardens- until October 31
  3. Green Street Market at Nativity; Downtown Huntsville- Thursday from 4:00-8:00
  4. Family Fun Festival and Expo; Von Braun Center June 9 from 10am – 5pm
  5. Alabama State Games; Huntsville; June 8-10
  6. Tangled String Music Festival; Big Spring Park June 23 at 3pm
  7. Madison Gazebo Concerts: Village Green Gazebo in Madison at 6:30pm- Thursday June 7 until July 27
  8. MathAlive!; U.S. Space & Rocket Center; daily May 26 – September 3
  9. Rocket City Brewfest; Campus 805; June 8-9
  10. Purdy Butterfly House; Huntsville Botanical Garden; daily
  11. Folk Family Fun; Burritt on the Mountain
  12. Cocktails at The View; Burritt on the Mountain; Wednesday Nights
  13. City Lights and Stars; Burritt on the Mountain; First and Fourth Fridays in June and July.
  14. Buskerfest; Downtown Arts & Entertainment district; June 1-June 3 from 5:00 TO 8:00
  15. Open Air Market; Lowe Mill- Saturdays- 10:00 to 2:00
  16. Planetarium Show; Von Braun Astronomical Society- Saturdays at 7:30
  17. Saturday Artist Market; Lowe Mill- Saturdays from 12:00 to 4:00
  18. Car Boot Sale; Lowe Mill – Third Saturday of the Month June until November
  19. Concerts in the Park; Big Spring Park- Mondays through August 7 from 6:30 to 8:00
  20. Arts on Eustis; Thursday at Green Street Market 4pm – 8pm until July 26th (Excluding July 5th)
  21. Dog Days of Summer; EarlyWorks Children’s Museum- June 5-August 5
  22. Tuesday Evening Concerts at the Library; Downtown Huntsville Library Branch- Tuesdays through August 24 at 6:00
  23. Under the Lights; Outside U.C. White/Pints & Pixels- Thursdays through August 31 from 5:00 to 8:00
  24. Concerts on the Dock; Lowe Mill- Fridays at 6:00
  25. Friday Night Art Walk; Downtown Huntsville Square- June 9-August 1 from 5:00 to 8:00
  26. Lunch with an Astronaut; U.S. Space & Rocket Center- Fridays through August 18
  27. Movie in the Park; Big Spring Park- 2nd and 4th Fridays through August 25 at 6:00
  28. Sounds of Summer Concerts; Bridge Street- Fridays June 2 through June 25 from 6:00 to 8:00
  29. Car Boot Sale; Lowe Mill- June 10 from 12:00 to 4:00
  30. Breakfast Trolley Tours; Alabama Constitution Village- Saturdays at 10:00
  31. Downtown Open; Downtown Huntsville- June 15 through June 25
  32. Battle of the Food Truck All-Stars; Church Street- 3rd Friday of the month from 5:00 to 9:00
  33. Dinner and a Movie; Cyn Shea’s- 3rd Friday of the month at 7:00
  34. Palette Pitstop; Huntsville Museum of Art- 3rd Friday of the month from 5:30 TO 9:00
  35. NASA in the Park; Big Spring Park- June 16 from 10:00 to 3:00
  36. Jazz-‘N-June Festival– June 16 through June 25
  37. ; Von Braun Center- June 23 from 7:30 to 9:30
  38. Firefly Night Hike; Huntsville Botanical Garden- Fridays June 12 & 26 and  July 10th & 24th from 7:30-9:30
  39. Play Days at Hays; Hays Nature Preserve; Tuesdays until end of July from 10am – 1pm
  40. Sip and Shop; Homegrown Huntsville- June 2, July 14, August 4
  41. 4th of July Fireworks; US Space and Rocket Center, Village of Providence, Dublin Park in Madison
  42. Drive Through Concert Series: Regions Building Drive Through- 1st Friday of the Month from 5:00-8:00
  43. Old Black Bear Live Music; Old Black Bear’s Railyard Outdoor Beer Garden; Friday Nights at 6pm until August 3
  44. Doctor Who Convention; Westin Hotel at Bridge Street Town Center  – June 9-10
  45. Dine and Dash; Homegrown Huntsville- 2nd Wednesday of the month at 5:30
  46. Rocket City Summer Fest; U.S. Space & Rocket Center- July 15
  47. Stand Up Comedy; Stand Up Live; Catch a comic or mystery Thurdsay – Sunday
  48. Geeks who Drink Trivia; Campus 805 Straight to Ale Speakeasy; Monday Nights until August 20
  49.  Sounds of Summer Concert Series; Campus 805; July 7, July 21, August 4 and August 18
  50. Backyard Jams Concert Series; A.M. Booth’s Lumberyard- Sundays at 7pm
  51. Roller Derby: Insanity Skate Park – June 23rd, July 21st
  52. $5 After 5; Huntsville Museum of Art; Every Thursday
  53.  Fight Club with Food Trucks; Yellowhammer Brewery Lost Highway Bierhall, June 3, July 8, August 5
  54. Tuesdays on the Trail with Landtrust; Tuesdays in June and July (except July 3rd)
  55. Concert at Three Caves with Edwin McCain and Amy McCarley; Land Trust’s Three Caves; August 18
  56. Farmers Markets; Tuesday, Thursday, Saturdays until August 30th
  57. Float the Flint River; Tuesdays 6pm – 10:30pm
  58. Cool off with Splashads or Public Pools ; All across Huntsville all days of the week




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Although not raised in Huntsville, Rebecca high-tailed it here as quickly as she could. There is no place she would rather call home. Most of her waking hours involve working for the U.S. Space and Rocket Center. An avid storyteller, she loves nothing better than to share Huntsville’s tales whether during Huntsville Ghost Walks, conducting tours of the Huntsville Depot, or bringing history to life during the Cemetery Stroll.

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