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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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07/26/2015 - 08/01/2015

Ongoing Events

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 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.

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 daily
  • 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: 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 - 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.

 

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

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

DOWNTOWN WALKING TOUR
  • Recurring weekly on Friday
  • 07/03/2015 - 07/31/2015
  • Times: 9 - 9:30 am
  • Location: Alabama Constitution Village
  • Address: 109 Gates Avenue Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Admission: Admission Charged
  • Venue: Alabama Constitution Village

Stroll through Downtown Huntsville with an historic interpreter, Friday mornings from July 3 - August 28.

SCIENCE OF IMAGINATION
  • Recurring weekly on Thursday
  • 07/23/2015 - 08/27/2015
  • Times: 1 - 2 pm
  • Location: U.S. Space & Rocket Center
  • Address: One Tranquility Base Huntsville, AL 35805
  • Phone: (256) 837-3400
  • Admission: Admission Charged
  • Venue: U.S. Space & Rocket Center

Join us for our Science of Imagination series every Thursday. This weekly hands-on activity is included with museum membership or paid admission. Science of Imagination activities are recommended for ages 4-6 and emphasize the development of “STEAM” (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics). Seating is limited. Please reserve your seat at the main ticket desk upon your arrival. 

CONCERT: SUMMER SOUNDS AT THE GARDEN
  • 07/30/2015 - 07/30/2015
  • 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 July 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
  • 07/30/2015 - 07/30/2015
  • 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.

 

HUNTSVILLE RESTAURANT WEEK EVENT: BEER HOP
  • 07/30/2015 - 07/30/2015
  • Times: 5:30 pm, early arrival suggested
  • Location: Various breweries
  • Admission: Admission charged, reservations required.

hrwReserve your spot early for a seat on the trolley bus that takes craft beer enthusiasts to local breweries for samples. This event is held the last Thursday of each month through October. Check the website for a list of scheduled gathering spots and planned stops.

Beer Hop

JAM SESSION ON THE SQUARE
  • Recurring weekly on Thursday
  • 07/30/2015 - 07/30/2015
  • Times: 5 - 8 pm
  • Location: Westside Square
  • Address: Westside Square, Madison County Courthouse Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Admission: No Admission Charged

Liquid Caravan performs in Downtown Huntsville.

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

Fender Bender 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 kid's activity each week. Leashed dogs are welcome!

PLAY DAYS AT HAYS (NATURE PRESERVE)
  • 07/30/2015 - 07/30/2015
  • Producer: Operation Green Team
  • Times: 9 - 11 am
  • Location: Hays Nature Preserve
  • Address: Located off Hwy 431 S. Huntsville ,
  • Phone: (256) 532-5326
  • Admission: No admission charged

Kindergarteners through 6th graders are invited to learn how human actions affect wildlife.  Get close up with a bald eagle, falcon, owls and more during this exciting time with the Coosa River Science Center.

EXHIBIT: DISCOVER THE DINOSAURS
  • 07/31/2015 - 07/31/2015
  • Times: Noon - 9 pm
  • Location: Von Braun Center South Hall
  • Phone: (256) 533-1953
  • Admission: Admission charged

BREAKFAST TROLLEY TOUR AT ALABAMA CONSTITUTION VILLAGE
  • 08/01/2015 - 08/01/2015
  • Times: 10 am
  • Location: Alabama Constitution Village
  • Address: 109 Gates Avenue Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Phone: (256) 535-6564
  • Admission: Admission Charged
  • Venue: Alabama Constitution Village

Enjoy a muffin and coffee while touring downtown Huntsville and the Twickenham Historic District on Saturdays in June, July, August, and September. This is a 60-minute narrated tour on a trolley-inspired bus.

BURRITT ON THE MOUNTAIN'S TIME TRAVEL ADVENTURE
  • Recurring daily
  • 08/01/2015 - 08/30/2015
  • Times: Tue - Sat 10 am - 4 pm, Sun Noon - 4 pm. Closed on Mon
  • 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.

CONCERT: VILLAGE OF PROVIDENCE MUSIC IN THE PARK
  • 08/01/2015 - 08/01/2015
  • Times: 8 pm
  • Location: Village of Providence Park
  • Address: Off Highway 72 & 7 Town Center Drive Huntsville, AL 35806
  • Phone: (256) 683-5866
  • Admission: No admission charged

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

Unknown Lyric will perform. 

 

CONNECTIONS: DIANE FOX | BEAUVAIS LYONS
  • Recurring daily
  • 08/01/2015 - 08/30/2015
  • 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 Beauvais Lyons and Diane Fox 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
  • 08/01/2015 - 08/31/2015
  • Times: 9 am - 5 pm
  • Location: U.S. Space & Rocket Center
  • Address: One Tranquility Base Huntsville, AL 35805
  • Phone: (256) 837-3400
  • Admission: Admission charged, PASSPORT DISCOUNT COUPON AVAILABLE AT DOWNTOWN VISITORS CENTER

The 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 daily
  • 08/01/2015 - 08/30/2015
  • 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: THE ROBOT ZOO
  • Recurring daily
  • 08/01/2015 - 08/31/2015
  • 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. 

 

HEALTHY HUNTSVILLE: SUMMER SATURDAY CLASSES
  • 08/01/2015 - 08/01/2015
  • Times: 10 - 11 am
  • Location: Big Spring Park East (rain location: Pavilion in front of Huntsville Utilities entrance
  • Admission: No admission charged

Jessica Shultz will lead power yoga.

HUNTSVILLE GHOST WALK
  • 08/01/2015 - 08/01/2015
  • 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.

HUNTSVILLE RESTAURANT WEEK EVENT: DOWNTOWN DISH HUNTSVILLE FOOD TOUR
  • Recurring weekly on Saturday
  • 08/01/2015 - 08/29/2015
  • Times: 11 am - 1:30 pm
  • Location: Downtown Historic District
  • Admission: Admission Charged

hrwThis 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.

 

MADISON CITY FARMERS MARKET
  • 08/01/2015 - 08/01/2015
  • 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
  • 08/01/2015 - 08/29/2015
  • 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.

THE PURDY BUTTERFLY HOUSE AT BOTANICAL GARDEN
  • Recurring daily
  • 08/01/2015 - 08/31/2015
  • 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
  • 08/01/2015 - 08/31/2015
  • Location: 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/


 

 

 

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