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The Huntsville/Madison area is host to hundreds of events each year! Join us for parades, art fairs, national entertainment, motorcycle rallies, band festivals, jazz and blues, sporting events and more. You will enjoy events filled with celebration, family and fun every season.

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06/28/2015 - 07/04/2015

Ongoing Events

EXHIBIT: 101 ROCKET CITY INVENTIONS
  • Recurring daily
  • 06/01/2015 - 06/30/2015
  • Times: 9 am-5 pm
  • Address: One Tranquility Base Huntsville, AL 35805
  • Phone: (256) 837-3400
  • Admission: Admission charged, PASSPORT DISCOUNT COUPON AVAILABLE AT DOWNTOWN VISITORS CENTER

101 Rocketcity InventionsThe Center has developed a Huntsville component that showcases the ingenuity of the community that sent man to the Moon.  Includes local patents that track the history of a cotton town turned Rocket City. This exhibit runs through December 31, 2015.

EXHIBIT: NATURE CONNECTS ART WITH LEGO® BRICKS
  • Recurring daily
  • 06/01/2015 - 06/30/2015
  • Times: 9 am-6 pm
  • Location: Huntsville Botanical Garden
  • Address: 4747 Bob Wallace Avenue Huntsville, AL
  • Phone: (256) 830-4447
  • Admission: Admission charged

EXHIBIT: THE ROBOT ZOO
  • Recurring daily
  • 06/01/2015 - 06/30/2015
  • Times: 9 am-5 pm
  • Location: US Space & Rocket Center
  • Admission: Admission charged.
  • Venue: U.S. Space & Rocket Center

The Robot ZooThe 5,000 square foot exhibit reveals the magic of nature as a master engineer. Eight robot animals and more than a dozen hands-on activities illustrate fascinating real-life characteristics, such as how a chameleon changes colors, a giant squid propels itself and a fly walks on the ceiling.

This exhibit is on display March 28 - September 13, 2015. 

 

THE PURDY BUTTERFLY HOUSE AT BOTANICAL GARDEN
  • Recurring daily
  • 06/01/2015 - 06/30/2015
  • Times: Mon-Sat 9-6 , Thu 9 am-8 pm, Sun Noon-6 pm
  • Location: Huntsville Botanical Garden
  • Address: 4747 Bob Wallace Avenue ,
  • Phone: (256) 830-4447
  • Admission: Admission charged, PASSPORT DISCOUNT COUPON AVAILABLE AT DOWNTOWN VISITORS CENTER

Be entertained by our turtles, stunning floral displays, and, of course, twelve native species of colorful butterflies.

The Butterfly House is open May through September.

YEAR OF ALABAMA BBQ
  • Recurring daily
  • 06/01/2015 - 06/30/2015
  • Location: Across the state of Alabama

YOA BBQ-colorThe Alabama Tourism Department has designated this the "Year of Alabama BBQ"! Indulge in a Southern culinary delight by sampling BBQ from restaurants across the state from January 1- December 31, 2015.

For more information, visit: http://www.ilovealabamafood.com/bbq/

BURRITT ON THE MOUNTAIN'S TIME TRAVEL ADVENTURE
  • Recurring daily
  • 06/02/2015 - 06/30/2015
  • Times: Closed Mon, Tue-Sat 10 am-4 pm, Sun Noon-4 pm.
  • Location: Burritt on the Mountain
  • Phone: (256) 536-2882
  • Admission: Admission charged, PASSPORT DISCOUNT COUPON AVAILABLE AT DOWNTOWN VISITORS CENTER
  • Venue: Burritt on the Mountain

Travel Adventure - Burritt MuseumJourney back to the 1800s on an exciting, scavenger hunt as you become an apprentice time traveler. Play with toys and games of the time, find your way through the Underground Railroad maze, race handcrafted boats and rafts down the kid-sized Alabama River. Along the way, learn facts about the United States, Alabama, Huntsville and the surrounding area.

EXHIBIT: FROM COTTON TO THE COSMOS, A HUNTSVILLE RETROSPECTIVE
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • 06/02/2015 - 06/30/2015
  • Times: Tue-Sat 9 am-5 pm, Sun Noon-5 am
  • Location: Burritt on the Mountain
  • Phone: (256) 536-2882
  • Admission: Admission charged, PASSPORT DISCOUNT COUPON AVAILABLE AT DOWNTOWN VISITORS CENTER

This exhibit takes a look back at over 200 years of this remarkable city. From humble beginnings as a trade city, to the Rocket City USA, Huntsville is currently home to defense, technology, space and Fortune 500 companies.

"From Cotton to the Cosmos" will run April 1 through September 6. 

CONNECTIONS: DIANE FOX | BEAUVAIS LYONS
  • Recurring daily
  • 06/27/2015 - 06/30/2015
  • Location: Huntsville Museum of Art
  • Address: 300 Church Street Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Admission: Admission Charged
  • Venue: Huntsville Museum of Art

  series is focused on regional contemporary artists with shared sensibilities.

This exhibit showcases critically acclaimed husband and wife artists Diane Fox and Beauvais Lyons from Knoxville, Tennessee, whose lithographs and photographs use animals as the key protagonists in their works. Fox's black and white and color photographs document the artificial displays and stuffed animal specimens found in natural history museums worldwide, emphasizing their removal from the natural world. Lyons creates exquisitely crafted lithographs that parody the pedantic scientific prints of the nineteenth century and hint at new truths. 

EXHIBIT: WILL LAWLER - RECENT PAINTINGS
  • Recurring every week day
  • 06/29/2015 - 06/30/2015
  • Times: Mon-Fri 9 am to 5 pm
  • Location: Wilson Hall Gallery
  • Address: UAH Campus HUNTSVILLE, AL 35899
  • Admission: No Admission Charged

View abstract expressionist delights by a popular Lowe Mill artist, on view through July 31.

TUESDAY EVENING CONCERTS AT THE LIBRARY
  • 06/30/2015 - 06/30/2015
  • Times: 6 pm
  • Location: Main library first floor atrium
  • Address: 915 Monroe Street Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Phone: (256) 532-5975
  • Admission: No admission charged
  • Venue: Huntsville Public Library

This concert series explores Huntsville's musical heritage. Roland Gresham performs.

BURRITT ON THE MOUNTAIN'S TIME TRAVEL ADVENTURE
  • Recurring daily
  • 07/01/2015 - 07/31/2015
  • Times: Closed Mon, Tues-Sat 10 am-4 pm, Sun Noon-4 pm.
  • Location: Burritt on the Mountain
  • Phone: (256) 536-2882
  • Admission: Admission charged, PASSPORT DISCOUNT COUPON AVAILABLE AT DOWNTOWN VISITORS CENTER
  • Venue: Burritt on the Mountain

Travel Adventure - Burritt MuseumJourney back to the 1800s on an exciting, scavenger hunts as you become an apprentice time traveler. Play with toys and games of the time, find your way through the Underground Railroad maze, race handcrafted boats and rafts down the kid-sized Alabama River. Along the way, learn facts about the United States, Alabama, Huntsville and the surrounding area.

CONNECTIONS: DIANE FOX | BEAUVAIS LYONS
  • Recurring daily
  • 07/01/2015 - 07/31/2015
  • Location: Huntsville Museum of Art
  • Address: 300 Church Street Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Admission: Admission Charged
  • Venue: Huntsville Museum of Art

  ew series is focused on regional contemporary artists with shared sensibilities.

This exhibit showcases critically acclaimed husband and wife artists Diane Fox and Beauvais Lyons from Knoxville, Tennessee, whose lithographs and photographs use animals as the key protagonists in their works. Fox's black and white and color photographs document the artificial displays and stuffed animal specimens found in natural history museums worldwide, emphasizing their removal from the natural world. Lyons creates exquisitely crafted lithographs that parody the pedantic scientific prints of the nineteenth century and hint at new truths. 

EXHIBIT: 101 ROCKET CITY INVENTIONS
  • Recurring daily
  • 07/01/2015 - 07/31/2015
  • Times: 9 am - 5 pm
  • Address: One Tranquility Base Huntsville, AL 35805
  • Phone: (256) 837-3400
  • Admission: Admission charged, PASSPORT DISCOUNT COUPON AVAILABLE AT DOWNTOWN VISITORS CENTER
  • Venue: U.S. Space & Rocket Center

101 Rocketcity InventionsThe Center has developed a Huntsville component that showcases the ingenuity of the community that sent man to the Moon.  Includes local patents that track the history of a cotton town turned Rocket City. This exhibit runs through December 31, 2015.

EXHIBIT: FROM COTTON TO THE COSMOS, A HUNTSVILLE RETROSPECTIVE
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • 07/01/2015 - 07/31/2015
  • Times: Tue-Sat 9 am-5 pm, Sun Noon-5 pm
  • Location: Burritt on the Mountain
  • Phone: (256) 536-2882
  • Admission: Admission charged, PASSPORT DISCOUNT COUPON AVAILABLE AT DOWNTOWN VISITORS CENTER

This exhibit takes a look back at over 200 years of this remarkable city. From humble beginnings as a trade city, to the Rocket City USA, Huntsville is currently home to defense, technology, space and Fortune 500 companies.

"From Cotton to the Cosmos" will run April 1 through September 6. 

EXHIBIT: NATURE CONNECTS ART WITH LEGO® BRICKS
  • Recurring daily
  • 07/01/2015 - 07/26/2015
  • Times: 9 am - 6 pm
  • Location: Huntsville Botanical Garden
  • Address: 4747 Bob Wallace Avenue Huntsville, AL
  • Phone: (256) 830-4447
  • Admission: Admission charged

27 garden-inspired sculptures designed by LEGO® Certified Professional, Sean Kenney are on display throughout the garden through July 26.

EXHIBIT: THE ROBOT ZOO
  • Recurring daily
  • 07/01/2015 - 07/31/2015
  • Times: 9 am-5 pm
  • Location: US Space & Rocket Center
  • Admission: Admission charged.
  • Venue: U.S. Space & Rocket Center

The Robot ZooThe 5,000 square foot exhibit reveals the magic of nature as a master engineer. Eight robot animals and more than a dozen hands-on activities illustrate fascinating real-life characteristics, such as how a chameleon changes colors, a giant squid propels itself and a fly walks on the ceiling.

This exhibit is on display March 28 - September 13, 2015. 

 

EXHIBIT: WILL LAWLER - RECENT PAINTINGS
  • Recurring every week day
  • 07/01/2015 - 07/31/2015
  • Times: Mon-Fri 9 am to 5 pm
  • Location: Wilson Hall Gallery
  • Address: UAH Campus HUNTSVILLE, AL 35899
  • Admission: No Admission Charged

View Abstract Expressionist delights by a popular Lowe Mill artist, on view through July 31.

THE PURDY BUTTERFLY HOUSE AT BOTANICAL GARDEN
  • Recurring daily
  • 07/01/2015 - 07/31/2015
  • Times: Mon-Sat 9 am-6 pm, Thu 9 am-8 pm, Sun Noon-6 pm
  • Location: Huntsville Botanical Garden
  • Address: 4747 Bob Wallace Avenue ,
  • Phone: (256) 830-4447
  • Admission: Admission charged, PASSPORT DISCOUNT COUPON AVAILABLE AT DOWNTOWN VISITORS CENTER

Be entertained by our turtles, stunning floral displays, and, of course, twelve native species of colorful butterflies.

The Butterfly House is open May through September.

YEAR OF ALABAMA BBQ
  • Recurring daily
  • 07/01/2015 - 07/31/2015
  • Location: Statewide

YOA BBQ-colorThe Alabama Tourism Department has designated this the "Year of Alabama BBQ"! Indulge in a Southern culinary delight by sampling BBQ from restaurants across the state from January 1- December 31, 2015.

For more information, visit: http://www.ilovealabamafood.com/bbq/

BIERGARTEN
  • Recurring weekly on Thursday
  • 07/02/2015 - 07/30/2015
  • Times: 4:30 - 7:30 pm
  • Location: U.S. Space & Rocket Center
  • Address: One Tranquility Base Huntsville, AL 35805
  • Admission: No Admission Charged
  • Venue: U.S. Space & Rocket Center

biergarten _SRCStein and Dine! 

Visit the U.S. Space & Rocket Center Saturn V Hall in the Davidson Center for Space Exploration* for the German Biergarten, featuring authentic German cuisine crafted by renowned chefs David Oreskovich and Jason Williams. 

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, rain or shine!

Admission is free, and food and beverages are available for purchase.

 

CONCERT: SUMMER SOUNDS
  • 07/02/2015 - 07/02/2015
  • Times: 6-8 pm
  • Location: Huntsville Botanical Garden
  • Phone: (256) 830-4447
  • Admission: Admission charged, PASSPORT DISCOUNT COUPON AVAILABLE AT DOWNTOWN VISITORS CENTER

Enjoy an eclectic blend of musicians each Thursday evening in June as they perform their own unique genre of music. Bring your own picnic or pre-order from Clementine's at the Garden.

GREENE STREET MARKET AT NATIVITY
  • 07/02/2015 - 07/02/2015
  • Times: 4-8 pm
  • Address: Corner of Greene Street & Eustis Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Phone: (256) 682-4429
  • Admission: No admission charged

Visit this downtown open-air market to find locally-grown fruits and vegetables, freshly-prepared meals, traditionally-made relishes and jams plus breads, teas and artwork. Listen to live music as you browse or borrow a bike to cruise around the historic districts.

 

JAM SESSION ON THE SQUARE
  • 07/02/2015 - 07/02/2015
  • Times: 5-8 pm
  • Location: Westside Square
  • Address: Westside Square, Madison County Courthouse Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Admission: No Admission Charged

Tres Locos performs in Downtown Huntsville.

MADISON GAZEBO CONCERTS
  • 07/02/2015 - 07/02/2015
  • Times: 6:30 pm
  • Location: Historic Downtown Madison
  • Address: Village Green along Front Street Madison, AL 35758
  • Admission: No admission charged

Madison City Youth Orchestra with Madison Community Orchestra and Musicology School of Music will perform.  Pack a picnic or purchase something from a vendor. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Madison Arts Council partners will host a free kids' activity each week. Leashed dogs are welcome!

THURSDAY NIGHT BIKES
  • Recurring weekly on Thursday
  • 07/02/2015 - 07/30/2015
  • Times: 4-8 pm
  • Location: Green Street Market Downtown Huntsville
  • Address: 208 Eustis Ave Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Admission: No Admission Charged

Ten bikes free to borrow every Thursday night from May to October. Borrow a bike and take a spin downtown!

CITY LIGHTS AND STARS CONCERT SERIES: KUSH
  • 07/03/2015 - 07/03/2015
  • Times: Gates open at 6:30 pm, music at 7:30 pm
  • Location: Burritt on the Mountain
  • Phone: (256) 536-2882
  • Admission: Admission Charged

Pack a picnic, dress casually, bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy a spectacular view of the city while listening to great music.

FRIDAY NIGHT ART WALK
  • 07/03/2015 - 07/03/2015
  • Times: 5-8 pm
  • Location: Downtown Square
  • Admission: No admission charged

This open-air art market with live music will take place the first and fourth Fridays of June, July and August.

 

CITY OF MADISON STARS & STRIPES FOREVER JULY 4TH CELEBRATION AND FIREWORKS DISPLAY
  • 07/04/2015 - 07/04/2015
  • Times: 2-7 pm games and activities, 2 - closing food trucks/vendors, 8 pm concert followed by fireworks
  • Location: Dublin Park
  • Address: 8324 Madison Pike Madison,
  • Phone: (256) 772-9300
  • Admission: No admission charged

Enjoy activities, music and food vendors throughout the afternoon and evening. Special guest, Jonathan Wyndham from the Voice will perform before a fireworks display closes the festivities around 9 pm.  Additional parking at Bob Jones High School. Shuttle service is available from 1:45 - 8:45 pm and following the fireworks.

CONCERT: VILLAGE OF PROVIDENCE MUSIC IN THE PARK
  • 07/04/2015 - 07/04/2015
  • Times: 7:30 pm
  • Address: Village of Providence Park, off of highway 72 & 7 Town Center Drive Huntsville, AL 35806
  • Phone: (256) 683-5866
  • Admission: No admission charged

Bring blankets & chairs.  Some of the dining establishments will provide delivery service and other specials.

The Scott Boyer Trio will perform followed by fireworks. 

 

DOWNTOWN DISH HUNTSVILLE FOOD TOUR
  • Recurring weekly on Saturday
  • 07/04/2015 - 07/25/2015
  • Times: 11 am-1:30 pm
  • Location: Downtown Historic District
  • Admission: Admission Charged

This guided walking tour winds through Huntsville's historic downtown streets and parks, visiting six unique food tasting locations. You will get an inside look at the restaurants, specialty shops, and "mom and pop" establishments that make this a truly special place to visit. Stops include Huntsville's premier gastro-pub, a delectable European inspired eatery, and the coffeehouse that introduced the city to the delights of gourmet roasting over 30 years ago.

FOOD TRUCK RALLY - BREAKFAST EDITION
  • 07/04/2015 - 07/04/2015
  • Times: 7 - 10 am
  • Location: Northside Square

HEALTHY HUNTSVILLE: SUMMER SATURDAY CLASSES
  • 07/04/2015 - 07/04/2015
  • Times: 10-11 am
  • Location: Big Spring Park East (rain location: Pavilion in front of Huntsville Utilities entrance
  • Admission: No admission charged

Susan Gilbert will lead a balance class.

HUNTSVILLE GHOST WALK
  • 07/04/2015 - 07/04/2015
  • Times: 6 pm
  • Location: Tour begins at Harrison Bros. Hardware
  • Address: 124 South Side Square, Downtown Huntsville Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Phone: (256) 509-3940
  • Admission: Admission charged
  • Venue: Harrison Brothers Hardware

Who is the angry ghost in the courthouse? What is the story behind the haunting tune phantom children sing while playing on Walker Street? Learn the answers to these questions and many more.

MADISON CITY FARMERS MARKET
  • 07/04/2015 - 07/04/2015
  • Times: 8 am-Noon
  • Location: Trinity Baptist Church parking lot
  • Address: 1088 Hughes Road Madison, AL 35758
  • Phone: (256) 656-7841
  • Admission: No admission charged

Come early for the best selection of local produce, eggs, meats, home-baked goods, fresh herbs, honey and goat cheese.  Come see creations from local artisans including hand-made cards, soaps, lotions and other items.

PLANETARIUM SATURDAY NIGHT PUBLIC PROGRAM
  • Recurring weekly on Saturday
  • 07/04/2015 - 07/25/2015
  • Times: 7:30 pm
  • Location: Planetarium - Monte Sano Park
  • Phone: (256) 539-0316
  • Admission: Admission charged

Observation of the night sky through the telescope at our Star parties will follow specified programs.

RED WHITE AND FUN AT SCIQUEST
  • 07/04/2015 - 07/04/2015
  • Times: 10 am to 4 pm
  • Location: Sci-Quest Science Center
  • Address: 1435 Paramount Drive Huntsville, AL 35806
  • Admission: Admission Charged
  • Venue: Sci-Quest Science Center

Before rockets glare and fireworks are in the air, declare your right to have some science fun with red, white and blue experiments and activities at Sci-Quest! Learn why fireworks are different colors and make an explosive fireworks hat. See an eruption of patriotic foam in red, white and blue!

Free admission all day to military personnel – active and retired – and their families!

SPOOKS AND SPOKES BICYCLE TOUR
  • 07/04/2015 - 07/04/2015
  • Times: Begins promptly at 6 pm
  • Location: Starts at Harrison Brothers Hardware
  • Phone: (256) 509-3940
  • Admission: Admission charged

Hear stories from Huntsville's haunted past and learn why the spirits remain. Riders must be over 12, and provide bike and helmet.

U.S. SPACE & ROCKET CENTER'S 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA
  • 07/04/2015 - 07/04/2015
  • Times: 6 - 10 pm
  • Location: U.S. Space & Rocket Center
  • Phone: (256) 837-3400
  • Admission: Admission charged, limited number of passes sold before 4:30 pm

Arrive early to enjoy all of the on-site activities and music. Fireworks are scheduled to start at 9 PM.


 

 

 

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