2024 is looking bright with this list of the best Huntsville Happenings throughout the year! This list will be updated as additional events and information become available! 

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March

CONFERENCE USA MEN’S & WOMEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

  • March 12 - March 16, at Propst Arena - Von Braun Center
  • Nine schools in Conference USA will be battling it out for an automatic bid to the Big Dance.

BIG OL’ BALLPARK FAIR 

  • Dates TBD 
  • Toyota Field’s parking lot is transformed into a fair with rides and entertainment.

April

PANOPLY ARTS FESTIVAL 

  • April 26 – 28, at Big Spring International Park
  • Big Spring Park becomes a stage for 100+ visual artists, local musicians, food trucks, and activities.

CONCERTS ON THE DOCK

  • Dates TBD
  • Free concert series at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment.

GUIDED HISTORY TOURS

  • Dates TBD
  • Free concert series at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment.

HUNTSVILLE COMIC & POP CULTURE EXPO

  • April 12-14
  • Alabama's largest celebration of ALL THINGS GEEK!

NASA HUMAN EXPLORATION ROVER CHALLENGE 

  • April 19-20
  • High-tech competition as student teams design, develop, build, and test human-powered rovers.

MAY

CAMP TO AMP FESTIVAL

  • Dates TBD
  • MidCity District celebrates with a community day of art, music, and more.

CIGAR BOX GUITAR FESTIVAL

  • May 31-June 2
  • World's longest-running CBG Festival. This multi-day event is free and raises funds for music education.

FOOD TRUCK RALLIES

  • May - October
  • On the 3rd Friday of every month, head to Big Spring Park to chow down with 15+ food trucks. 

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June

CONCERTS IN THE PARK

  • June - August, Monday Evenings
  • Free series showcases local music talent from a mix of genres in Huntsville's Big Spring Park. 

OAKWOOD FARMER'S MARKET 

  • March - October 
  • Each Friday, check out the open-air farmers market with food trucks, bakers, artisans, and more.

BIERGARTEN

  • March – October
  • On select Thursdays, join in the Germanic fun with cuisine, drinks, and music at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center.

BLACK RESTAURANT WEEK 

  • June 14th - 23rd, 2024
  • Enjoy the flavors of the movers and shakers in the food industry and support local entrepreneurs and restaurants. 

JULY

TENNESSEE VALLEY HUNTING & FISHING EXPO 

  • July 12th-14th
  • Join the experts to find out the latest in casting, shooting, and enjoying the outdoors 

August

HUNTSVILLE HAMFEST 

  • August 17 & 18
  • A fun event for amateur radio operators or anyone just curious about the hobby.

HUNTSVILLE CULINARY MONTH & RESTAURANT WEEK 

  • Dates TBD
  • Sink your teeth into great specials at local restaurants as we celebrate foodies and all things cuisine.

SMOKE IN THE OUTFIELD BBQ FESTIVAL 

  • Dates TBD
  • Held at Toyota Field, festivities include live music, entertainment, and activities.

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SEPTEMBER

FESTIFALL AT THE GARDEN

  • September - October 
  • A season filled with family fun includes Scarecrow Trail, Pumpkin Carving Contest, and fall floral displays.

HUNTSVILLE GHOST WALK

  • Every Friday and Saturday in September - October 
  • Hear stories from Huntsville's haunted past.

HUNTSVILLE MUSIC MONTH

  • All September long
  • Check our website for ways to enjoy live music performances throughout the month.

JAZZ IN THE PARK 

  • Sundays in September
  • A month of Sunday performances at Big Spring Park

CONCERTS ON THE DOCK

  • September and October Friday Nights
  • Concert series on the docks of Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment.

MONTE SANO ART FESTIVAL

  • September Dates TBD
  • Features 100+ visual artists, live music, and local food trucks.

CRUSH WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL

  • Dates TBD
  • Celebrity chefs, tastings for wine and spirits, demos, food, and entertainment.

REDSTONE ARSENAL OKTOBERFEST 

  • Dates TBD
  • Raise your stein for authentic German cuisine, beer, polka music, carnival rides, and dancing.

OCTOBER

HUNTSVILLE HISTORY MONTH

  • All October Long
  • Celebrate the past in the city that's building the future. 

GUIDED HISTORY TOURS

  • Dates TBD
  • Free walking tours in Huntsville and Madison are guided by local experts.

WHISTLESTOP BBQ FESTIVAL

  • Dates TBD
  • A beloved North Alabama tradition since 2001, held at MidCity. 

MADISON STREET FESTIVAL

  • First Saturday in October
  • Enjoy a fun fall day with a community parade, food vendors, exhibits, and entertainment. 

ROCKET CITY PRIDE PARADE

  • Dates TBD
  • Celebrate inclusion with the LGBTQ+ community and high-energy performances. 

MAPLE HILL CEMETERY STROLL

  • Third Sunday in October 
  • A living history event with costumed characters and traditional music.

RAILYARD BARBEQUE BRAWL & MUSIC FEST

  • Dates TBD
  • Madison, AL gets saucy with this KCBS-sanctioned event.

 

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DECEMBER

WINTER PARK AT ORION AMPHITHEATER 

  • November - January
  • Shop holiday markets, enjoy seasonal music, ice skating, and more at the award-winning Orion Amphitheater! 

SKATING IN THE PARK

  • November - January 
  • Lace up your skates to enjoy winter fun at Big Spring Park.

GALAXY OF LIGHTS

  • November & December
  • The Huntsville Botanical Garden is decked out for the holiday season. A frequent top pick by USA Today’s 10Best.

TINSEL TRAIL

  • November & December
  • Find your holiday cheer with a display of decorated Christmas trees in Big Spring Park.

CHRISTMAS ON THE RIVER AT DITTO LANDING

  • December
  • Stroll the lane of locally designed oversized Christmas cards.

CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS AT BURRITT ON THE MOUNTAIN

  • December
  • Enjoy the sights, sounds, and aromas of a traditional Christmas.

MADISON CHRISTMAS CAPERS 

  • December
  • a Depression-era tradition that takes place at Doc Hughes Drugstore on Main Street. The tradition involves throwing rubber chickens from the roof of the drugstore. 

VON BREWSKI BEER FESTIVAL 

  • January
  • Sample brews on tap from 50+ breweries.