Exhibits & Annual Events

Celebrating Alabama’s Big Birthday – The Bicentennial

Celebrating Alabama’s Big Birthday – The Bicentennial

Party Like It’s 1819! There are birthdays, and then there are big birthdays, the kind you plan ahead for – like the ones that have zeroes at the end.  And then there are really big birthdays, like the ones that have two zeroes on the end. Alabama’s gearing up for a really big birthday next […]

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Huntsville Aiming to Launch Thousands of Rockets, Dance in the Streets to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11

Huntsville Aiming to Launch Thousands of Rockets, Dance in the Streets to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11

Huntsville Aiming to Launch Thousands of Rockets, Dance in the Streets to celebrate 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 On July 16, 1969 at 9:32 a.m. at NASA’s Launch Pad 39A, Apollo 11’s five F1 engines on Nasa’s Saturn-V AS-506 rocket ignited to slowly lift three Americans and humankind’s dreams aboard the historic mission to the […]

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The Scoop on Rocket City Summer Fest

The Scoop on Rocket City Summer Fest

Rocket City Summer Fest 2018 Folks, summer is upon us and so the Rocket City Summer Fest! Rocket City Summer Fest is the annual event at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center that brings together the Huntsville community, alumni from Space Camp, Aviation Challenge, Robotics Camp, and the newly formed Cyber Camp, as well as […]

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Huntsville Hosts Alabama State Games

Huntsville Hosts Alabama State Games

Huntsville Hosts Alabama State Games Is that even a sport? I was walking away from the clang-clang-clang symphony at the horseshoe pit at Brahan Spring Park, where the incredible number of ringers would lead an observer to believe that close indeed not count in this brand of horseshoes. Three men in their 20s strolled past, […]

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Huntsville’s Big Spring Crush Expands to Weekend Long Wine and Food Festival

Huntsville’s Big Spring Crush Expands to Weekend Long Wine and Food Festival

Big Spring Crush Expands to a Weekend Long Wine & Food Festival Huntsville’s fifth annual Big Spring Crush, a wine a food festival, has grown into a weekend long event from September 28 – 30th in downtown’s Big Spring Park East. Homegrown Huntsville works to make the event a success every year. The festival has sold out the […]

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Huntsville Botanical Garden: An Exhibit You Don’t Want to Myth

Huntsville Botanical Garden: An Exhibit You Don’t Want to Myth

  An Exhibit You Don’t Want to Myth Or, A Review of the New Exhibit at the Huntsville Botanical Garden By Rhah’ghur, A Troll of the Third Realm   Look, trolls get a bad reputation these days. Back in the day, we’d just mind our own business, protecting bridges from errant gruff billy goats. Not […]

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Cheers to 10 Years of Craft Beers at Rocket City Brewfest

Cheers to 10 Years of Craft Beers at Rocket City Brewfest

To celebrate 10 years, the Rocket City Brewfest is starting fresh with this year’s craft beer festival. In 2008, Free the Hops created a fundraiser the craft beer community loved. As the breweries in the Huntsville/Madison County area grew, so did the festival.  Fast forward 10-years, and the festival has a new date and location […]

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50 Things to do this Summer in Huntsville

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 […]

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LEGO to Huntsville Botanical Garden’s Nature Connects

LEGO to Huntsville Botanical Garden’s Nature Connects

What do you get when you take a lot of creativity and over half a million Lego bricks? The Huntsville Botanical Garden’s guest exhibit Nature Connects, Art with LEGO® Bricks. Designed by New York artist Sean Kenney, this award-winning traveling exhibit features 27 garden-inspired sculptures set in 14 scenes. You’ll have to explore the garden […]

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April Activities in the Rocket City

April Activities in the Rocket City

Looking for fun, food, and festivities this April? You’re in luck! There’s always something new and exciting happening in the Rocket City in 2018. Get ready for a month packed with food festivals, craft beer, live music, and much more! We’ve got the scoop on where you can find the most fun this month in […]

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