Memorial Day is an important time to remember the ultimate sacrifice made by so many. It's also the start of summer, of warmer weather, and (hopefully) some extra time to enjoy with friends and family over the holiday. If you're looking for ways to spend your Memorial Day weekend in Huntsville, we have plenty of ideas.

Explore our Military History

U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum

veterans museum

No place better than the U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum to learn about and appreciate military history. This museum also has a unique claim to fame - it's home to the oldest surviving jeep in the world - the Ford Pygmy, Serial Number 1!

Huntsville Madison County Veterans Memorial Park

Huntsville Veterans Memorial Park

Take a stroll in scenic Downtown Huntsville, where this open park takes you on a journey of U.S. military history. Read facts about each American war, as well as memorials to those who bravely fought.

Buffalo Soldiers Memorial

Buffalo Soldier Monument

This special memorial at Cavalry Hill is dedicated to the Buffalo Soldiers of the 10th Cavalry. Following their service in the Spanish-American War, the Buffalo Soldiers were encamped at Cavalry Hills in Huntsville and commanded by Army legend “Black Jack” Pershing. 

Events & Promotions 

Memorial Weekend Events & Promotions
Fireball Mail & Ironhorse

Memorial Day joint jam with Fireball Mail & Ironhorse at Stovehouse

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Veterans of Foreign Wars
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5162 Memorial Day Ceremony

Laying of wreaths and flowers on the graves of VFWs at Maple Hill Cemetery

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Cotton Row Run
Cotton Row Run

For 43 years, the Cotton Row Run has been the premiere Memorial Day running...

Huntsville Botanical Garden
Free Admission to Huntsville Botanical Garden

In celebration of Memorial Day and in appreciation of all U.S. service...

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Plan a Picnic

Nothing says "summer" like a picnic! There are plenty of beautiful parks and greenspaces to be found - as a bonus, why not order a specialty charcuterie platter to go? 

Outdoor Spots for Your Family Picnic

Fall or spring, a picnic is an affordable and fun way to get some family togetherness outdoors. Whether your picnic style is grilling out,...