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November 16, 2018 to January 06, 2019

Skating in the Park

Huntsville

Every November, the Huntsville Museum of Art constructs an ice skating rink on the back lawn in Big Spring Park (the heart of Downtown Huntsville, Alabama). Families, couples and friends are encouraged to lace up their skates and come out and experience this unique, holiday tradition in North Alabama!

November 23, 2018 to December 31, 2018

Galaxy of Lights 2018

Huntsville

A magnificent two-and-a-half-mile long holiday light extravaganza featuring larger-than-life animated light displays. Special exhibits include a holiday village, dinosaurs, wild animals, a magical twinkling icicle forest, garden scenes, animated snowmen and the twelve days of Christmas. 5:30-9 p.m.

November 23, 2018 to December 23, 2018

New Holiday Event

Huntsville

A brand new Holiday experience coming to Huntsville in 2018! Stay tuned to our facebook page: www.facebook.com/EarlyWorksMuseums and website: www.earlyworks.com for more info to come!

November 23, 2018 to January 03, 2019

Tinsel Trail 2018

Huntsville

The Tinsel Trail is a free display of live Christmas trees in downtown Huntsville’s Big Spring Park annually each December. www.tinseltrail.com

November 23, 2018 to December 23, 2018

Santa's Village

Huntsville

Visit the village that Santa calls home. Amid a nightly snowfall enjoy the decorated buildings, visit live reindeer, visit the North Pole Bakery, or see a train engine come to life with magical lights!

December 31, 2018 to January 01, 2019

Mars Masquerade

Huntsville

Ring in the New Year under the Saturn V moon rocket at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center’s Davidson Center for Space Exploration. The party starts Dec. 31, at 8 p.m., and the the band takes the stage at 8:30 p.m. Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be available from 8 until 10 p.m., and bars will be open until 1 a.m. Enjoy a celebratory complimentary champagne toast with us at midnight. Mars Masquerade is a black-tie optional event.

January 05, 2019

ROC DAY: A Community Celebration of Fiber Arts @ North Floor Classroom 2008

Huntsville

It’s KNIT IN PUBLIC, y’all! That means bring a project to work on and join us for a day of of all things fiber. Although the focus for this event is strongly on knitting and crocheting, all fiber artists, makers, and lovers, are encouraged to join. Enjoy making new friends with like minded people. The first 50 arrivals can claim a goodie bag, and we will be handing out door prizes through the event. Network with other attendees and vendors. And stick around for our fashion show where the incredible fiber artists in your community can show off the outfits they’ve made!

January 05, 2019

Artist Market @ Lowe Mill A&E

Huntsville

Local and homegrown since 2003, each Saturday you can stroll through our vibrant hall as Flying Monkey Artist Market vendors occupy the spaces between the diverse and eclectic studios of Flying Monkey resident artists on the second floor south of historic Lowe Mill A&E. Prepare to be amused, amazed, and delighted by Tennessee valley artists and craftsmen. Free to attend!

January 12, 2019 to February 28, 2019

Beaks & Barks Winter Festival

Huntsville

When the weather outside is wintery, that’s no reason to stay trapped inside. Come have fun in the Garden during Beaks and Barks. We’ve got lots of activities taking place mid January through the end of February for enjoying the Garden during the coldest months of the year. You’ll be able to explore the Lewis Birding Trail, included on the North Alabama Birding Trail Map, take some classes on birding and be part of the global Great Back Yard Bird Count. Bring your favorite four-legged friend to the Garden each day to stretch your legs and play some fetch in our “No Leash Zone.” Here, your dog can play off-leash with his pals while you make friends with other pet parents.

January 18, 2019

Huntsville Comic Con Day 1

Huntsville

Join us at Lowe Mill A&E for the Southeast’s most unique geek convention. We have dozens of great guests, including film and tv actors, comic-book artists, writers, and many more! We will have amazing events, including ongoing kid’s events, talks, panels, and two nights of Cosplay shows! Everything will take place throughout the 171,000+ sq. ft. Lowe Mill A&E historic cotton mill facility. During our con you can find exciting new comics, gaming, and pop culture merchandise throughout the Mill. Plus you’ll get to visit the many working artists studios consisting of 200+ artists, makers, and unique eateries. You will need time to see everything, we strongly recommend attending both days.

January 19, 2019

Mad Scientist Bash

Huntsville

The U.S. Space & Rocket Center Education Foundation’s Saturn Circle is hosting the 2018 Mad Scientist Bash this Saturday, Jan. 20, at the Davidson Center for Space Exploration. Come dressed as your favorite mad scientist or in geek chic for an evening of food, dancing and science under the Saturn V moon rocket. The Mad Scientist Bash benefits the Rocket Center’s STEM-based children’s programs and exhibits, Space Camp scholarships and the newly-created U.S. Cyber Camp. For tickets and more information, visit www.rocketcenter.com.

January 19, 2019

Huntsville Comic Con Day 2

Huntsville

Join us at Lowe Mill A&E for the Southeast’s most unique geek convention. We have dozens of great guests, including film and tv actors, comic-book artists, writers, and many more! We will have amazing events, including ongoing kid’s events, talks, panels, and two nights of Cosplay shows! Everything will take place throughout the 171,000+ sq. ft. Lowe Mill A&E historic cotton mill facility. During our con you can find exciting new comics, gaming, and pop culture merchandise throughout the Mill. Plus you’ll get to visit the many working artists studios consisting of 200+ artists, makers, and unique eateries. You will need time to see everything, we strongly recommend attending both days.

February 01, 2019 to March 07, 2019

Maria Howard Weeden Art Exhibition at the Weeden House Museum

Huntsville

During the exhibit, guided history tours will be offered:Thursday,Friday and Saturday: 10:00 am-12:00 pm 12:30 pm-3:30 pm Group tours available by appointment "Weeden Wednesdays" Complimentary self guided tours will be offered from 10:00 am-2:00 pm each Wednesday in February 2019. *Hours subject to change pending private event rentals.

February 09, 2019

Von Brewski Beer Festival

Huntsville

Experience North Alabama's premier winter beer fest at the Von Brewski Beer Festival! Von Brewski Beer Festival will take place at the Von Braun Center in the heart of Downtown Huntsville February 9, 2019 from 2pm-6pm. With over 150 different craft beers and over 50 different brewers you are sure to find something you like!

February 14, 2019

Pour Your Heart Out

Huntsville

The U.S. Space & Rocket Center invites you to the hottest Valentine ticket in town, our 5th annual "Pour Your Heart Out". Celebrate with an evening of food, drink and live music in the Davidson Center for Space Exploration under the Saturn V moon rocket, then step outside to Rocket Park where our partners from Sloss Furnaces of Birmingham will help you create your own Valentine keepsake.

February 15, 2019 to February 24, 2019
February 22, 2019

Serving Hope, Inc. Chocolate Championship & Tasting

Huntsville

Huntsville's premier chocolate-centric event! Enjoy delicious bites of Chocolate creations from sweet to savory from amateurs and professionals across the valley. Proceeds benefit 501(c)(3) nonprofit Serving Hope, Inc.

March 02, 2019
March 09, 2019 to March 10, 2019

Huntsville Comic & Pop Culture Expo

Huntsville

The Huntsville Comic & Pop Culture Expo returns for it's fourth year March 9th and 10th, 2019 and is bigger and better than ever moving to the South Hall where they will have three times the space for three times the awesome!

March 14, 2019 to October 31, 2019

Biergarten

Huntsville

Visit the U.S. Space & Rocket Center Saturn V Hall in the Davidson Center for Space Exploration* every Thursday at 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. beginning March 14, 2019, for the German Biergarten, featuring authentic German cuisine. Enjoy the festive atmosphere with imported and domestic beers and delicious wines from the German region. It’s family-friendly and leashed dogs are welcome on our Apollo Terrace and in Apollo Courtyard.* Admission is free, and food and beverages are available for purchase.

March 15, 2019 to March 17, 2019

Northeast Alabama Craftsmen Association Spring Show

Huntsville

Arts & crafts show with teddy bears, dolls, doll furniture, unusual pottery, special ornaments, wooden toys, hand crochet items, one-of-a-kind jewelry, clothes, room décor, wooden kitchen accessories, bird feeders, and much more.

March 16, 2019 to April 30, 2019

Huntsville Blooms

Huntsville

Huntsville Blooms. 256-830-4447. www.hsvbg.org. Admission charged. Huntsville Botanical Garden--After winter we are all ready for the first signs of spring. Visit the Garden as spring explodes into a colorful extravaganza as the Garden begins to showcase the beauty of the annuals and perennials that are in abundance.

March 16, 2019 to September 02, 2019
March 16, 2019 to September 02, 2019
March 20, 2019 to May 19, 2019

Chinese Lantern Festival

Huntsville

Chinese Lantern Festival. Enchanting by the sunlight and magical by the moonlight. Enter “The Wild,” a world of life-size (sometimes larger than life) illuminated panda bears, lions, flamingos and more fauna from the world’s seven continents. Each of the lanterns is made by masters of the craft in Zigong, China’s center of lantern heritage. The festival occurs nightly on Wednesday through Sunday evenings each week from 5:30 – 9:30 p.m.

April 06, 2019 to April 07, 2019

Spring Farm Days

Huntsville

Burritt's SPRING FARM DAYS is an exciting time to visit our barnyard animals, experience the historic skills and chores of our ancestors, and learn about life on the farm.

April 07, 2019 to October 13, 2019

Jazz in the Park

Jazz in the Park is a FREE and OPEN concert series that travel to various culturally underserved communities throughout the state of Alabama.

April 12, 2019 to April 13, 2019

NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge

Huntsville

NASA's engineering design challenge focuses on NASA’s current plans to explore planets, moons, asteroids and comets. The NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge will be held April 12-13, 2019, at the U. S. Space & Rocket Center.

April 13, 2019

Record Store Day

Huntsville

There are tons of great limited edition releases coming out this year! Record Store Day releases are first come, first serve. Only one copy of each title per customer. No holds or pre-sales. We suggest getting here early to get a good spot in line because it is our busiest day of the year! Check out the list of Record Store Day releases here! Keep an eye on our eye on our Facebook and Instragram accounts for pictures of the some of the releases that will be available!

April 19, 2019 to April 28, 2019
April 19, 2019 to June 07, 2019

Concerts on the Dock

Huntsville

More than a decade in the making, this free family friendly outdoor concert strives to bring the community the freshest sounds available without sacrificing quality for quantity. The mission is to bring all those who attend the best local, regional and national acts they simply would not see anywhere else with an emphasis on original content. Bring friends, picnics and pets on a leash to the city’s most accessible concert series Fridays during the Spring and Fall. $5.00 Parking fee is charged on the property.

April 20, 2019

Earth Day Festival

Huntsville

Focused around our growing community garden, the event will include a day filled with tree planting and landscaping. Volunteer to help plant a tree. Volunteers should wear work clothes they can get dirty, boots or sneakers, gloves, and sunscreen. We are asking attendees to bring plant donations to aid in the development of outdoor spaces at the Mill. Our next five year plan primarily focuses on the exterior of our facility. Gardens and parks, an outdoor classroom, a hammock tree garden, and much more are on our growing list of projects. Each development requires trees and plants. Provide some color and foster growth at Lowe Mill A&E by bringing plants and trees that we can plant around our facility.

April 26, 2019 to April 28, 2019

Panoply Arts Festival

Huntsville

Held every April at Big Spring Park, this premier arts festival features a broad range of exhibits, performances and hands-on activities.

May 03, 2019 to May 04, 2019

WhistleStop BBQ Festival

Huntsville

Come have a toe-tappin, barbeque-eatin' good time and best of all it's all for a good cause. All proceeds benefit EarlyWorks Children's Museum and educational programs for area children.

May 04, 2019 to September 30, 2019

Purdy Butterfly House Open

Huntsville

The largest open air butterfly house in the country features butterflies in a kaleidoscope of colors and is nothing short of magic. Along with butterflies, see turtles sunning in the pond or digging in the dirt. Box Turtles, and Red and Yellow Eared Sliders also call the tropical haven home.

May 10, 2019

City Lights & Stars Concert

Huntsville

City Lights & Stars concert series at Burritt on the Mountain provides an amazing evening of music with the best view of the city. Come watch the sun set over Huntsville, treat yourself to some local food truck fare, and experience an incredible concert! Bring a chair or blanket to set up on the lawn. Concerts go on rain or shine.

May 11, 2019

Good Day Kid’s Festival

Huntsville

The 12th Annual Good Day Kids’ Fest is presented in association with Rocket City Mom. Each year we up the ante with bigger and better fun and games. Always with a theme in mind attendees will stay active with scavenger hunts, Nerf battles, live music and performance by kids for kids and as always we will have more inflatables than ever before!

May 18, 2019 to November 16, 2019

Car Boot Sale

Huntsville

Come shop from a variety of vendors selling second hand, made by hand or made by the earth items out of the “boot” of their car. Based on the ridiculously popular British model, this event is a mobile outdoor flea market. Browse a huge selection of antiques, jewelry, vintage and casual clothing, 90’s CDs, cartoon lunch boxes, furniture, tools, and original artwork. Farmers and cottage industry makers welcome. If you are seeking a unique or one of a kind item you can’t seem to find anywhere else, chances are you will find it here. Come haggle with local sellers and get the deal you have been hunting for ages!

May 18, 2019

Heads-N-Tails Crawfish Boil

Huntsville

Admission is free! Food will be available for purchase. The event is May 18th from 3pm to 9pm in the VBC South Hall. Food choices include crawfish, various types of seafood, funnel cakes and more. There will be craft beer and full bar as well as live music. This is a family-friendly event! We will have activities for kids such as face painting, balloon art, inflatables and more. www.huntsvillecrawfishboil.com

May 31, 2019

City Lights & Stars Concert

Huntsville

City Lights & Stars concert series at Burritt on the Mountain provides an amazing evening of music with the best view of the city. Come watch the sun set over Huntsville, treat yourself to some local food truck fare, and experience an incredible concert! Bring a chair or blanket to set up on the lawn. Concerts go on rain or shine.

June 03, 2019 to August 05, 2019

Concerts in the Park

Huntsville

Arts Huntsville and the City of Huntsville Department of Parks & Recreation present Concerts in the Park, a 10-week FREE concert series in Big Spring Park.

June 07, 2019 to June 09, 2019

Alabama State Games

Huntsville

Alabama State Games is June 7-9, 2019. It is spread across the city of Huntsville and Madison County area. With over 20 sports to choose from and an Olympic-style Opening Ceremony to kick off the weekend, you will not want to miss this opportunity.

June 08, 2019

Family Fun Festival and Expo

Huntsville

A community event that offers face-to-face interactions with exhibitors that support families, fun, & learning!

June 08, 2019

Huntsville Worldwide Knit in Public Day

Huntsville

It’s KNIT IN PUBLIC, y’all! That means bring a project to work on and join us for a day of of all things fiber. Although the focus for this event is strongly on knitting and crocheting, all fiber artists, makers, and lovers, are encouraged to join. Enjoy making new friends with like minded people. The first 50 arrivals can claim a goodie bag, and we will be handing out door prizes through the event. Network with other attendees and vendors. And stick around for our first fashion show where the incredible fiber artists in your community can show off the outfits they’ve made!

June 21, 2019

City Lights & Stars Concert

Huntsville

City Lights & Stars concert series at Burritt on the Mountain provides an amazing evening of music with the best view of the city. Come watch the sun set over Huntsville, treat yourself to some local food truck fare, and experience an incredible concert! Bring a chair or blanket to set up on the lawn. Concerts go on rain or shine.

July 05, 2019

City Lights & Stars Concert

Huntsville

City Lights & Stars concert series at Burritt on the Mountain provides an amazing evening of music with the best view of the city. Come watch the sun set over Huntsville, treat yourself to some local food truck fare, and experience an incredible concert! Bring a chair or blanket to set up on the lawn. Concerts go on rain or shine.

July 16, 2019 to July 20, 2019

50th Anniversary of Apollo 11

Huntsville

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. Activities throughout the week! Check rocketcenter.com for details.

July 26, 2019

City Lights & Stars Concert

Huntsville

City Lights & Stars concert series at Burritt on the Mountain provides an amazing evening of music with the best view of the city. Come watch the sun set over Huntsville, treat yourself to some local food truck fare, and experience an incredible concert! Bring a chair or blanket to set up on the lawn. Concerts go on rain or shine.

August 16, 2019 to October 04, 2019

Concerts on the Dock

Huntsville

More than a decade in the making, this free family friendly outdoor concert strives to bring the community the freshest sounds available without sacrificing quality for quantity. The mission is to bring all those who attend the best local, regional and national acts they simply would not see anywhere else with an emphasis on original content. Bring friends, picnics and pets on a leash to the city’s most accessible concert series Fridays during the Spring and Fall. $5.00 Parking fee is charged on the property.

August 16, 2019

City Lights & Stars Concert

Huntsville

City Lights & Stars concert series at Burritt on the Mountain provides an amazing evening of music with the best view of the city. Come watch the sun set over Huntsville, treat yourself to some local food truck fare, and experience an incredible concert! Bring a chair or blanket to set up on the lawn. Concerts go on rain or shine.

August 17, 2019 to August 20, 2019

2019 Alabama Governor's Conference on Tourism

Huntsville

Alabama Governors Conference on Tourism. 334-271-0050. www.algovernorsconference.com. Tourism professionals gather to learn about the economic impact of the industry on the economy, learn new strategies for marketing local attractions and amenities to visitors, raise money for scholarships through silent auctions and to celebrate achievements. . .

September 01, 2019 to October 31, 2019

Fall Scarecrow Trail

Huntsville

Sept 1-Oct 31, Huntsville. Scarecrow Trail. 800-930-4447. www.hsvbg.org. Admission charged. Huntsville Botanical Garden--Scarecrows, hay bale art, hay rides, sorghum maze. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

September 06, 2019 to October 26, 2019

Huntsville Ghost Walk

Huntsville

The Huntsville Ghost Walk offers three separate walking tours and one trolley tour (October only) to choose from. Join us as we step into Huntsville's chilling past for history and hauntings. Don't believe in ghosts? Come anyway and enjoy the stories!

September 13, 2019

City Lights & Stars Concert

Huntsville

City Lights & Stars concert series at Burritt on the Mountain provides an amazing evening of music with the best view of the city. Come watch the sun set over Huntsville, treat yourself to some local food truck fare, and experience an incredible concert! Bring a chair or blanket to set up on the lawn. Concerts go on rain or shine.

September 14, 2019

Alabama Women in Jazz and Blues Festival 2019

Huntsville

Valley Arts and Entertainment presents year 5 of the Alabama Women in Jazz Festival, where we highlight the best of the best professional female musicians, both locally and touring who come to play on our stage.

September 21, 2019 to September 22, 2019

Monte Sano Art Festival

Huntsville

Featuring the regions finest artists, music, and food. Always the third weekend of September.

September 21, 2019

10th Annual International Festival of North Alabama (iFest)

Huntsville

One-day, family-friendly spectacular―Open to the Public―featuring a wealth of global performances; international foods and food trucks; FREE children’s activities; an Open Air Market; and cultural displays spotlighting multiple nations!

October 05, 2019 to October 12, 2019

2019 Huntsville Historic District Fall Walking Tours

Huntsville

256-551-2230. www.huntsville.org. ---Annual walking tour to view areas in Huntsville's historic neighborhoods. 10 a.m. Call or visit website for tour start location.

October 11, 2019 to October 13, 2019

2019 Huntsville Gem, Jewelry & Mineral Show

Huntsville

Huntsville Gem, Jewelry & Mineral Show. 256-603-3095. www.huntsvillegms.org. Show features gold/silver jewelry, opals, diamonds, loose gem stones, crystals, minerals, fossils, beads, carved gem stones, lapidary supplies, displays, demonstrations, children's gem dig, mining flume (panning), and more. Fri. & Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m.

October 20, 2019

2019 Maple Hill Cemetery Stroll

Huntsville

This annual tradition celebrates our diverse cultural heritage. The 2019 event portrays historic characters in the first person, & features special exhibits, traditional music, an antique auto display, a young persons scavenger hunt, & so much more. Maple Hill is on the National Register of Historic Places, & is beautifully manicured & in full fall color. All ages welcome & free to the public. Donations are accepted for historic preservation.

October 20, 2019

Maple Hill Cemetery Stroll

Huntsville

In 2019, the Annual Maple Hill Cemetery Stroll will take place on Sunday, October 20, 2-4:30pm. Over 70 actors portray notable historic residents of Huntsville. A free, family friendly event, and donations are accepted for cemetery restoration.

October 26, 2019

Trick-or-Treat @ Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment

Huntsville

Come trick-or-treat your way through the halls of historic and haunting Lowe Mill. Artists will have their studios open, handing out candy, treats, and other surprises to the swarm of little ones who visit during this exciting event. Due to the popularity of this event, we ask parents to donate a bag of candy to make sure everyone gets their fill of Halloween treats. This is a rain or shine event!

October 26, 2019

Halloween Party @ Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment

Huntsville

Celebrate Halloween with us at Lowe Mill A&E during The Most Hallowed Halloween IV. The party will be scattered, like so many remains, throughout the historically haunting hundred year old halls of Huntsville’s premiere arts facility. Theatrical vignettes, live music and walk through haunts are commonplace for there are many shadows to hide in and if you can’t stand the terror then tempt fate on the dance floor.

November 02, 2019 to November 03, 2019
November 28, 2019

2019 Thanksgiving Day Hike

Huntsville

Get started on Thanksgiving morning with a scenic hike with a family friendly 2 mile hike.

November 29, 2019 to December 31, 2019

Galaxy of Lights 2019

Huntsville

A magnificent two-and-a-half-mile long holiday light extravaganza featuring larger-than-life animated light displays. Special exhibits include a holiday village, dinosaurs, wild animals, a magical twinkling icicle forest, garden scenes, animated snowmen and the twelve days of Christmas. 5:30-9 p.m.

November 29, 2019 to January 05, 2020

Tinsel Trail 2019

Huntsville

The Tinsel Trail is a free display of live Christmas trees in downtown Huntsville’s Big Spring Park annually each December. www.tinseltrail.com

November 29, 2019 to December 23, 2019

Santa's Village 2019

Huntsville

Visit the village that Santa calls home. Amid a nightly snowfall enjoy the decorated buildings, visit live reindeer, visit the North Pole Bakery, or see a train engine come to life with magical lights!

December 06, 2019 to December 07, 2019
December 07, 2019

Yule Y’all: Holiday Market and Whiskey Tasting

Huntsville

Modeled after a European Christmas Market but with a southern twist. Santa and Krampus will be there and when you’re not in line for photos you can shop, sip, and stroll your way through Lowe Mill A&E. Holiday-themed contests, activities, and live music will make your shopping trip merry; be sure to check back with us on our website, Facebook, and Twitter for updates!

December 14, 2019

Spirit of Christmas Past Homes and Luminary Tour

Huntsville

Stroll through the luminary lit streets of historic Twickenham and enjoy special musicians while touring the Weeden House Museum,First United Methodist Church,The Helion Lodge and 4 private residences all decorated in holiday finery. The proceeds from the 41st annual Spirit of Christmas Past Homes and Luminary Tour benefit the Weeden House Museum, built in 1819, the same year Alabama became a state, and historic district projects.

December 14, 2019

Lowe Mill A&E Holiday Dance Party

Huntsville

Every year has a new pop culture theme. If you know what’s hot you’ll know what to wear to this party. Lowe Mill A&E will recreate the atmosphere and setting of one of your favorite Film or TV experiences to provide the best holiday party in town. Music provided by Vertical House Records.