Arts & Entertainment District

New and Coming Soon to Huntsville

Huntsville is growing, and with that growth comes even more options for visitors. From new restaurants and hotels, to entertainment and mixed-use developments, the list of reasons to plan your trip to the Rocket City just keeps getting longer!

New Projects

MidCity Huntsville 

Features:

  • Marriott Aloft Hotel will be the ideal getaway when visiting MidCity. Currently slated to open late 2019, Aloft will have six stories and offer 130 guest rooms
  • Outdoor lovers rejoice! REI Co-Op has plans to open a location in MidCity within the coming year. Inside, the store has everything one would need to camp, hike, climb, cycle, paddle, and run during every season
  • Restaurants coming to MidCity: Wahlburgers, Pies & Pints, and Dave & Busters 
  • Highpoint Climbing and Fitness 

CityCentre at Big Spring 

Visitors now get a stellar view of Big Spring International Park by staying at the new AC Hotel. The new 120-room hotel is within walking distance of the Von Braun Center, downtown restaurants, shopping, and events.

 Features:

  • Alabama's only AC Hotel with 120 rooms
  • Full service restaurant and bar, The Gemini Kitchen + Cocktails
  • 3,000 sq. ft. of meeting and event space
  • Artisanal food hall

Stovehouse 

Features:

  • Food Garden, including Kamado Ramen, Oh Crepe, Pourhouse wine and cocktail bar, and Mazzara's Italian Kitchen featuring Giustino's Gelato
  • Office and meeting/event space

Town Madison 

Features:

  • Rocket City Trash Pandas Minor League Baseball Stadium (April 2020)
  • Mixed-use retail and residential space
  • Home2 Suites Hotel - 107 rooms
  • Margaritaville Resort - 150 rooms, 3,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, lazy river and water park - anticipated in 2020

 

Expansions and Updates

Von Braun Center

  • The addition of a new ballroom/multi-purpose space of 35,000 sq. ft. that will include an outdoor terrace
  • Renovation of the existing North Hall
  • The addition of 14,000 sq. ft. of breakout meeting space
  • New pre-function/lobby of 15,000 sq. ft.
  • New concourse that will seamlessly connect the existing South Hall concourse and the Embassy Suites hotel
  • Extension of the existing concourse leading from the Concert Hall and Arena to the newly constructed facilities
  • The addition of a new full-service kitchen
  • The addition of a 1,200 capacity music hall and food and beverage venue

John Hunt Park

  • Updates to the park will take place over the next 10-15 years, including new features planned for a state-of-the-art 10K cross country course, 12 sand volleyball courts with a pavilion, walking and cycling paths, a disc golf course, and 15 acre festival area

New Hotels

New hotels announced for Huntsville/Madison County:

  • Hyatt Place at Bridge Street Town Centre - 110 rooms, opening 2019
  • Curio by Hilton in Downtown Huntsville - 117 rooms, opening 2020
  • Tru by Hilton in Village of Providence - 80 rooms, opening 2020
  • Hampton Inn & Suites in Downtown Huntsville - 150 rooms, opening 2020
  • Home2 Suites by Hilton at Town Madison - 107 rooms, opening 2019
  • Margaritaville Resort - 150 rooms, anticipated in 2020
  • Fairfield Inn - 80 rooms, opening 2020
Events
Alphonse Mucha: Master of Art Nouveau
Mar 24

The gorgeous Art Nouveau designs of Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939) are featured...

Apollo: When We Went to the Moon
Mar 24

To celebrate the Apollo 11 50th Anniversary, this exhibit will highlight...

Backyard Jams Free Sunday Concert Series
Mar 24

Bring your appetite and your instruments for a free concert in Downtown...

Burritt Backpack Explorers
Mar 24

Just in time to celebrate Alabama's Bicentennial, Burritt on the Mountain...

Chinese Lantern Festival: The Wild
Mar 24

Boasting more than 800 illuminated lantern displays, this festival will...