Not sure when to visit Huntsville? Hopefully this guide to some of our monthly highlights and recommend activities will pinpoint your perfect time of year to check out all our region has to offer.
January in Huntsville
Credit: Lindsey Harrison Photograph
January weather is usually in the 40s and 50s with frequent light rainfall and night frosts, and sometimes even snow. If the trails aren’t muddy it’s a great time for outdoor activities followed by warm dinners and local brews.
- year round – Huntsville Symphony Orchestra concert series
- early Jan – Wheeler Wildlife Refuge waterfowl watching and Festival of the Cranes
- late Jan – Art Tour of Homes by Arts Huntsville
February in Huntsville
February is much like January, but the early wildflowers know spring is coming and start popping up on the trails and at the Botanical Garden.
- year round – Comedy shows at Stand Up Live
- mid Jan through Feb – Beaks and Barks at the Huntsville Botanical Garden
- Feb - Mar – Spring Wildflower Hikes at any of the North Alabama Land Trust trails
March in Huntsville
March can be chilly or warm… often on successive days! And it’s one of the rainiest months of our year. Most visitors this month will want to take in the museums, sporting events or local food but hikers will find spring flowers in abundance.
- year round – Huntsville Space & Rocket Center museum
- Mar – Aug – Dixie Derby Girls Roller Derby games
- mid Oct – early April – Huntsville Havoc Hockey games
April in Huntsville
April is when warm days begin arriving with most days in the 70s. Pleasant and often dry, the mild weather appeals to most everyone.
- mid Mar – April – Huntsville Blooms at the Huntsville Botanical Garden
- last weekend in April – Panoply Arts Festival in Big Spring Park
- Apr and Oct – Guided History Tours arranged by the Huntsville Madison County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau
May in Huntsville
May brings temperatures in the 80s, rain showers, and gorgeous spring days. It’s one of the best months for outdoor adventures and festivals.
- year round – Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment artist studios, live music, local food and more
- early May – Whistle Stop BBQ Festival at the Huntsville Historic Rail Depot
- May – Sept – Purdy Butterfly House at the Huntsville Botanical Garden
June in Huntsville
June is warmer than May but still is balmy and perfect for being outdoors day or night. Nighttime temperatures usually stay in the 70s.
- Sundays in June – County Line Road Concert Series at Heritage Church Park
- early Jun – Rocket City Brewfest organized by Free the Hops
- mid Jun – Concert at Three Caves sponsored by the North Alabama Land Trust
July in Huntsville
July is hot and humid, and with temperatures in the 90s you’ll want to be indoors in the worst heat of the day. An evening stroll through the downtown Entertainment District is a great conclusion to any day.
- year round – Campus 805 Brewery and Entertainment Venue
- May – Sept – Tuesday Evening Concert Series at the Huntsville Madison County Central Library
- Jul – Aug – Concerts on the Dock at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment Center
August in Huntsville
August begins the dry season with temperatures still in the 90s, but early mornings and late evenings outdoors are warm and inviting. Campers and visitors to Monte Sano will escape most of the heat.
- year round – Monte Sano State Park hiking, mountain biking and camping
- early Aug – Huntsville Restaurant Week featuring locally owned and operated eateries
- Jun – Aug – Concerts in the Park presented by Arts Huntsville
September in Huntsville
September is still very warm and dry. Night owls and early birds will love the pleasant dawn and dusk temperatures.
- Sep – Oct – Scarecrow Trail at the Huntsville Botanical Garden
- Sep – Oct – Huntsville Ghost Walks bus and walking tours
- late Sep – Monte Sano Arts Festival in Monte Sano State Park
October in Huntsville
October brings warm dry days in the 70s and crisp fall evenings in the 50s. Pack a sweater! Fall wildflowers are rushing to show off their colors before cooler weather arrives.
- early Oct – Madison Street Festival cars, arts, crafts, parade, music and more
- early Oct – Crush Wine and Food Festival wine, whisky and food competition
- mid Oct – Maple Hill Cemetery Stroll celebrates our diverse heritage with living history, music and exhibits
November in Huntsville
November has cooler days and chilly evenings. With highs in the 60s, fall hiking and leaf peeping is at its best.
- year round – Stovehouse outdoor food garden and music, suitable for all ages
- mid Nov to mid Jan – Skating in the Park
- late Nov to early Jan – Galaxy of Lights at the Huntsville Botanical Garden
December in Huntsville
December is the rainiest month of the year but temperatures stay in the 50s most days with nighttime frosts common. Our last hurrah before “winter” arrives, many locals will be out and about enjoying holiday lights and evening activities.
- Dec – Santa’s Village at the Historic Huntsville Depot
- Dec – Tinsel Trail
- mid Dec – Spirit of Christmas Past Historic Homes Tour