Exhibits & Annual Events

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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Attraction PRO Tips: Santa’s Village

Attraction PRO Tips: Santa’s Village

  ‘Tis the season! There’s tons shopping to do, festive lights around town to admire, copious amounts of tasty, tasty, food to consume, and of course, you have to lovingly place those traditional and sentimental decorations around your house in just the right spot. But wait, there’s still one more important task you absolutely must […]

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The Nutty Nutcracker: An Interview with Lily Flagg

The Nutty Nutcracker: An Interview with Lily Flagg

  It’s that time of year for the Huntsville Ballet Company to get everyone in the spirit for the holidays. This year, along with the traditional performances of The Nutcracker, the Ballet will be performing “The Nutty Nutcracker” to close this season’s shows. We’ve interviewed the guest star, Huntsville’s very own Lily Flagg, to give a […]

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Holiday Magic Pass

Holiday Magic Pass

It’s once again time for the Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau’s Holiday Pass! This is my favorite way to save on holiday events around Huntsville. This year the holiday pass includes discounts to seven attractions: Skating in the Park Visit the Huntsville Museum of Art each evening from November 18, 2016 – January 3, […]

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Four Reasons to Run the Rocket City Marathon

Four Reasons to Run the Rocket City Marathon

  Four Reasons to Run the Rocket City Marathon The Rocket City Marathon is, like any marathon, 26.2 miles. Or, to put it in “Rocket City” context, 381 Saturn V moon rockets laid end to end. Four miles farther than the Apollo 17 crew drove on the moon. It’s 0.0001 percent of the distance to […]

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Cartoons and Comics at the Huntsville Museum of Art

Cartoons and Comics at the Huntsville Museum of Art

Comic books and cartoons. The very essence of childhood; words that conjure up a much simpler time in life. Waking up on Saturday morning, eating a bowl of Honeycombs cereal while watching Roadrunner outsmart Wiley Coyote yet again. Not so patiently waiting for the latest issue of Superman to see how he defeats the bad guy. […]

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Where to Have Halloween Fun in Huntsville

Where to Have Halloween Fun in Huntsville

Where to Have Halloween Fun in Huntsville Pumpkin carving contests, hayrides, costume parties—Huntsville has everything you need to have a spooktacular Halloween. Several venues will be hosting events that bring together the community to celebrate fun, fall and family traditions. And the fun isn’t just for kids! You’ll be sure to find something frighteningly entertaining, […]

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4 Characters You’ll Meet at the Maple Hill Cemetery Stroll

4 Characters You’ll Meet at the Maple Hill Cemetery Stroll

4 Characters You’ll Meet at the Maple Hill Cemetery Stroll For more than a quarter of a century, the Huntsville Pilgrimage Association has organized the annual Maple Hill Cemetery Stroll, their biggest event each year to help fund raise and support their primary purpose: advancing the appreciation and education of Huntsville’s diverse cultural heritage and […]

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