Festivals and Annual Events in Huntsville, AL

If you're planning a trip to Huntsville, you can't go wrong by deciding to come during one of our festivals. Whether your interests are in the arts, craft beer, music, food, wine, science, or beyond, there’s a festival in Huntsville or Madison County for you! Some festivals or events may be rescheduled or altered. Please check with host organizations to confirm.

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Check out everything that Huntsville has to offer to festival-goers. To make the most of your visit, go to our things to do section or customize one of our group itineraries!

Upcoming Festivals
Oakwood Farmers Market
Oct 7

April through November there is a “Friday” Farmers Market event, held every...

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Rocket City Pride Festival
Oct 8

Rocket City Pride is excited to partner with Huntsville's newest...

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Bluegrass & BBQ Festival
Oct 15

Join South Huntsville Main and Commissioner Phil Riddick for an afternoon...

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ATO Auto Emporium
Oct 16

Mark your calendars for ATO Auto Emporium! The event is open to all makes,...

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Beer & Wine Fest
Oct 22

The Beer & Wine Festival is back at Toyota Field on Saturday, October...

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VBAS Astronomy Day
Oct 22

Von Braun Astronomical Society will celebrate Astronomy Day on October 22nd...

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Alabama Science Festival
Oct 28

Be sure to join us for STEAMfest 2022 for Alabama's best celebration of...

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Railyard BBQ Brawl & Music Fest
Oct 29

The inaugural Railyard BBQ Brawl and Music Festival is coming to Historic...

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2nd Annual Round Top Folk Festival
Nov 5

Where Traditional Art and Music Come Alive featuring Burritt Folk School...

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Huntsville enjoys mild winters, with typical temperatures rarely dipping below freezing. Outdoor recreation is possible with warm layers, and although we don't see much of the "white stuff," the occasional snow day is possible!

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Spring comes early for the Rocket City. Daytime temperatures loll around 60-75 degrees, while evenings are comfortably cool. Spring is when hikers hit the trails to see blooming wildflowers, and signature outdoor events like Huntsville Blooms, Panoply Arts Festival, guided historic district tours, and others return.




Summertime is action packed in Huntsville, with one of the widest varieties of activities to choose from. Whether you're looking to get outdoors, hit the water, enjoy a festival, see a show, or beyond, there's no doubt that summer in the Rocket City has something to offer everyone.




Autumn days in Huntsville are warm, sunny and exceedingly pleasant. It's a great time to bask in the burst of color as the leaves change, enjoy "hauntingly" fun events like seasonal Ghost Walks, or kid-friendly fun at the Huntsville Botanical Garden's Scarecrow Trail. Nights can get cool, but patio dining and outdoor events are still comfortable.