Labor Day Weekend is here! This weekend is all about rest and no stress so let us help you plan how you'll be spending the holiday. 
 
Before we begin, here's a full list of activities happening all weekend long! 

 

GET ARTSY WITH A TRIP TO THE HUNTSVILLE MUSEUM OF ART 

This is an exhibition that you do not want to miss. A Beautiful Mess: Weavers and Knotters of the Vanguard is a vibrant contemporary textile exhibition showcasing twisted, tied, and braided works made from tactile and utilitarian materials like rope, yarn, clay, and wire. Made by an all-female roster of conceptual artists, these pieces push the boundaries of fiber art and elevate the status of weaving and knotting from craft to fine art. The artists infuse their works with personal stories and socio-political concerns to further revolutionize the previously marginalized genre of fiber arts.
 

While touring the Huntsville Museum of Art you can check out some of the other amazing exhibits including "Encounters" by Vadis Turner and the ever-so-popular "Buccellati: A Silver Menagerie" featuring animals crafted from 925 sterling silver. Don't forget the kiddos! There are PLENTY of pieces they can touch at the ART LAB and "A Walk Through Time."  


 

Showcasing an art exhibit from A Beautiful Mess
A Beautiful Mess: Weavers and Knotters of the Vanguard - Huntsville Museum of Art 

 
 

TAKE A WALK WITH THE BUTTERFLIES OR HOP ON A SWING AT THE HUNTSVILLE BOTANICAL GARDEN

Peak Butterfly Season ranges from May to the end of September so this weekend is the perfect time to see fluttering butterflies in the nation's largest open-air butterfly house. The Purdy Butterfly House at the Huntsville Botanical Garden is home to over 1,000 brightly-colored native butterflies.

If butterflies aren't your thing, then maybe try a swing. In Full Swing is the garden's newest exhibit featuring over 40 swings throughout the grounds. From porch swings to hammocks to swings the size of a twin bed, each area offers a new way to experience some of the garden’s best views for all ages. 
 

View of the inside of the Purdy Butterfly House
Purdy Butterfly House - Huntsville Botanical Garden 
 

ROCK OUT DURING HUNTSVILLE MUSIC MONTH 

The stage has been set and Huntsville Music Month has begun. All September long, enjoy the sounds of "Alabama's Music Launchpad," with over 100 events throughout the city.

Show your love of Huntsville music by going to concerts and events, buying music and instruments at a local record or music store, or supporting one of the many music-related businesses and nonprofits that serve Huntsville musicians and fans. You can also participate by sharing your photos on social with the hashtag #hsvmusicmonth.

Check out the full listing of events, here. 
 

View of Concert Goers at the Mars Music Hall
Mars Music Hall 

 

ENJOY ALL THE HUNSTVILLE VIEWS 

VIEWS BY DAY 

By day, Huntsville and Madison have some incredible trails that offer picture-perfect views. Check out our blog and find your next Instagram-worthy photo.
 

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Monte Sano State Park 

VIEWS BY NIGHT

By night, see the city in a different light with a drink and some dinner on a rooftop bar. This blog has just a few of our favorites.

 
Bird's Eye View of the Pourhouse Rooftop Bar at Stovehouse
Pourhouse Rooftop Bar at Stovehouse
 


CAN'T FORGET THE KIDDOS 

Yes, EVERYONE is off on Labor Day including those kiddos. We've got a few ideas for activities your kids will be running to tell their friends about on Tuesday. 

Arcade all day at Main Event Huntsville, test your space survival skills with Planet Pioneers at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center or travel back in time at the EarlyWorks Children's Museum, the South's largest hands-on history museum. 

Two Kids Climbing at the Main Event Bridge Street
Main Event Huntsville 
 


People enjoying an interactive exhibit at the Planet Pioneers
Planet Pioneers at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center 
 


Two children talking next to the EarlyWorks talking tree
EarlyWorks Children's Museum 

 


 

Don't see something you'd like to do? Visit our page to discover all there is to explore. No matter how you choose to spend your weekend off, we know you'll have a blast here in Rocket City! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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