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
Mardi Gras at MidCity
Feb 3

Celebrate Mardi Gras at THE CAMP!!! Mardi Gras at MidCity is a popup party...

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Molten Mardi Gras
Feb 17

Let the good times roll this Mardi Gras season with the U.S. Space &...

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The Grand Parade
Feb 18

The Grand Parade is the place to be in Huntsville! BEADS, FLOATS, MUSIC,...

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Community Kite Festival
Mar 4

Celebrate diversity in our community and enjoy kite flying, demonstrations,...

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Battle of the Buffalo
Apr 15

Battle of the Buffalo is an annual chicken wing festival held at Big Spring...

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41st Annual Panoply Arts Festival
Apr 28

Panoply is the Southeast‘s premier arts weekend where Huntsville’s...

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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.