Veterans Museum

Each year, Team Redstone celebrates its partnership with Huntsville, Madison and Madison County with Armed Forces Week. The community is encouraged to take the week to honor the service and sacrifice of men and women who are a part of the military both past and present. 2024 marks 83 years of the partnership between North Alabama and Redstone Arsenal. This year the week will be June 8-15, 2024.

Below we've compiled a list of ways you can celebrate Armed Forces Week in Huntsville and Madison County this year. 

Events Happening

Panoply Fireworks

Concerts in the Park Monday Night with Fireworks

The Monday night June 10th concert is part of Huntsville’s Armed Forces Week celebrations. Arts Huntsville and the City of Huntsville Department of Parks & Recreation’s 2024 Military Appreciation Night Concert in the Park will feature the Maneuver Center of Excellence (MCOE) Band from Ft. Moore, Ga. Come join the fun in beautiful Big Spring Park as we honor our military, and don’t forget to stay through the fireworks show. The evening will end with a downtown fireworks display at 8:30 pm. With military and NASA displays, food trucks, and fireworks, you don't want to miss this event. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and learn more about the Concerts in the Park. 

Toyota Field

Community Softball Game at Toyota Field

Wednesday, June 12th, community leaders will host Redstone Arsenal leaders in this annual Community Softball Game at Toyota Field. Parking and admission are FREE – and the first 500 people through the gates get a free hot dog! Additional concessions will be available for purchase. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and first pitch is at 6 p.m. We invite everyone to come watch the game and enjoy a night at the ballpark. We’d love a big crowd — this game is a lot of fun!. Click here to learn more about their policies. 


Rocket to the Tropics

Rocket to the Tropics

Saturn V Hall at U.S. Space & Rocket Center’s Davidson Center, June 13, 5–7 p.m. Tickets here.

Army Birthday Celebration

249th U.S. Army Birthday Celebration

Saturday, June 15, Redstone Gateway (Outside Gate 9, Research Park Blvd.), 4–9 p.m.
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Free or Discounted Admission to Attractions

Earlyworks Children's Museum

EarlyWorks Children's Museum 

The South's largest hands-on history museum is offering free admission for all active and retired military as well as their immediate families from June 8-15. The museum provides opportunities for young children to discover, create, envision and explore and are just a splash, snap, push and smile away. Listen as the 16-foot talking tree tells folktales. Discover Alabama’s river life and waterways on the life-size floating keelboat. Try on costumes similar to those worn in the 19th century, and play in Biscuit's Backyard. They've also added a new Tinker Lab to explore STEM in the museum.

Huntsville Museum of Art - Josh Berry

Huntsville Museum of Art 

The Huntsville Museum of Art has a few special offers in store for veterans and active members of the military. Their active military discounted admission will be extended to all veterans from June 8-15.  

Heart of the Valley YMCA

Free admission is given to all active/retired military, with Military ID, and their immediate family members at all branches of the Y: Downtown Express YMCA, Southeast Family YMCA in Huntsville, and Hogan Family YMCA in Madison.

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