Exhibits & Annual Events

Experience the Taste of Huntsville

Experience the Taste of Huntsville

  Experience the Taste of Huntsville Each year, the Huntsville/Madison County Hospitality Association hosts the Taste of Huntsville, an event with good food for a good cause! This year’s  theme is “Tailgate with the Taste of Huntsville.” Over 30 local restaurants will provide delicious samples for guests to enjoy, with the event’s proceeds benefiting Merrimack Hall […]

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Madison Street Festival

Madison Street Festival

Madison Street Festival Madison, Alabama’s, largest event – the Madison Street Festival – happens each year in early fall in Madison’s historic old town district.  The weather forecast calls for a gorgeous sunny day this October 7th!  Admission is free to this family-friendly event.     The Festival kicks off at 9 am with parade […]

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Spend Your Labor Day in Huntsville/Madison County

Spend Your Labor Day in Huntsville/Madison County

  It’s 4:30 p.m. on a work day. Your eyes glance at the clock. You slowly gaze over the pile of work sitting on your desk; you sigh. Then – a ray of light. You see a date circled on your calendar. It appears to be a holiday. But, could it be? Yes, it could […]

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Take a Ride on Huntsville’s Breakfast Trolley Tour

Take a Ride on Huntsville’s Breakfast Trolley Tour

Take a Ride on Huntsville’s Breakfast Trolley Tour There are several ways you can hear some great stories about Huntsville and its history, but only one of them involves both a trolley AND a muffin. And, really, why would anyone NOT want to do that? The EarlyWorks Family of Museums offers a breakfast trolley tour […]

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A billion (or so) reasons to be in Huntsville, Alabama for July 4th weekend

A billion (or so) reasons to be in Huntsville, Alabama for July 4th weekend

  *Editor’s note: Dates, times, and other relevant event information has been updated in this blog to accurately reflect 2018 activities.   Ok. Ok. We don’t really have ONE BILLION reasons, but we have a lot of reasons we think you would have a blast (we can’t help the space puns) in Huntsville, Alabama for […]

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10 Reasons to Attend Von Braun Center’s Family Fun Fest

10 Reasons to Attend Von Braun Center’s Family Fun Fest

10 Reasons to Attend Von Braun Center’s Family Fun Fest in 2018 We all love those feel good moments, don’t we? They’re even better when you can have fun while supporting a great cause. If you haven’t experienced the Von Braun Center’s Family Fun Festival and Expo, now is the time. We’ll give you ten […]

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Visit Neighborhood Earth at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center

Visit Neighborhood Earth at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center

    Visit Neighborhood Earth at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center Dearest fellow explorers and adventurers, Congratulations! You are standing in one of most amazing cites in the entire universe. In honor of this most glorious occasion, the U.S. Space & Rocket Center opened a brand new exhibit dedicated to exploration on the galactic […]

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Paddle the Canal in Downtown Huntsville

Paddle the Canal in Downtown Huntsville

Paddle the Canal in Downtown Huntsville Are you familiar with dragon boat races? They are popular festivals centered around teams of people racing each other in colorfully decorated boats. Surrounding cities in North Alabama are especially known for their dragon boat festivals because of the rivers running through their downtown areas.  Downtown Huntsville doesn’t have […]

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Between Imagination and Invention: The Art of NASA in the Space Age

Between Imagination and Invention: The Art of NASA in the Space Age

  Where can imagination take us? As we all know by now, Huntsville is known for its rockets. What you may not know is that behind the scientists and innovators who take us to space, are artists who bring their imagination and vision to life on canvas.     More than 20 of those artists’ […]

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[VLOG]: The Galaxy of Lights

[VLOG]: The Galaxy of Lights

  The Galaxy of Lights at the Huntsville Botanical Gardens is a “can’t miss” event around the holidays, and it’s easy to see why! For a few weeks every year, larger-than-life light displays take over the gardens to delight all who walk or drive through. The tradition started in 1996, meaning this is the 21st […]

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