21 Family Events You Can’t Miss This June – Rocket City Mom

Summer is here and families are looking for ideas for things to do and especially for free or inexpensive things. Below are our 21 picks for can’t-miss family events happening in June (and 13 are completely FREE). The included events are some of our favorite ways to spend a summer day (or night) in northern Alabama, but certainly not all, so don’t stop there.

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Summer Movies in the Park: Encanto

Date hour: Fridays in June, 7:30 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Alabama Constitution Park
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Summer Movies in the Park, presented by Meta, will be presented at Constitution Hall Park. Each evening, themed entertainment will be organized before the screening of the film. Piper and Leaf will be open for moviegoers to purchase tea, coffee and other great products! In addition, a themed food vendor will be present at each performance!

Wally Vess Youth Fishing Rodeo

Time: June 4 @ 7:30
Cost: Free
Location: Brahan spring park
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The Wally Vess Youth Fishing Rodeo returns to Brahan Spring Park North Lagoon on Saturday, June 4, 2022. This free event is open to children ages 6-12. Schedule Registration takes place from 7:00 to 8:30 a.m. Fishing takes place from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Prizes will be awarded from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. Bring your own chairs, gear and bait. Thanks to the generous…

Celebration of the Cosmic Christ Mosaic

Time: June 4 @ 10:30
Cost: Free
Location: First Baptist Church
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Join First Baptist Church Huntsville for a FREE event celebrating the completion of the Cosmic Christ Mosaic restoration. Held in front of the mosaic, the Saturday mini-festival will feature local artists, free lunch, face painting, inflatables and tours of the historic shrine.

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cigar box guitar festival

Time: June 4 @ 12:00
Cost: Free
Location: Lowe Mill
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Did you know that Huntsville is proud to continue its reign as the home of the oldest Cigar Box guitar festival in the world? This free event features music and outdoor children’s activities at Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment, with proceeds going to the Microwave Dave Music Education Foundation and Arts Huntsville’s North Alabama Arts Education Collaborative.

United: A Citywide Worship Event

Time: June 5 @ 6:00 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Orion Amphitheater
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United: A City-Wide Worship Event invites all to join on Pentecost Sunday for a gathering of worship, integrated with times of prayer and words spoken by Lo The Poet. The North Alabama Pastors United for Change is a collective of nonpartisan leaders united by faith across racial and denominational lines.

Concerts in the park

Date hour : Mondays at 7 p.m. from June 6 to August 8
Cost: Free
Location: Grand Spring Park
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Concerts in the Park returns to the outdoor stage of the Huntsville Art Museum in Big Spring International Park on Monday, June 6. The concerts are FREE to the public, and food trucks and local vendors will be on hand, offering a wide range of local tastes.


Hike in the Garden of Fireflies

Date hour: Tuesdays in June & July, 6:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $15 – $20
Location: Huntsville Botanical Garden
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Lightning bugs, fireflies – whatever you call them, your kids will love these Firefly Hikes at HBG! Just bring a flashlight and a firefly jar and be sure to read the RCM review before you go.

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Rocket City Pride Family Night

Time: June 7 @ 6:00 p.m.
Cost: $15 – $30
Location: Stars and strikes
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Come and play arcade games or bowling for a good cause! This event is open to all ages and a portion of the proceeds from the event are donated to Rocket City Pride. It’s a great event for families or people who want to get out and have fun and play. All are welcome to this family event!

Friday night art walk

Time: June 10 @ 5:00 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Town center square
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Come stroll through historic downtown Huntsville, check out arts and crafts from over 30 local vendors, and enjoy beautiful evenings, an open entertainment district, and people and puppy watching. world class!

Army 247th Anniversary Celebration

Time: June 11 @ 5:00 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Redstone Gateway
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Do not miss the celebration of the 247th anniversary of the army! There will be a fireworks show, the US Army Golden Knights, a cake cutting ceremony, food and beverages, musical entertainment, a “Cruise In” car show, vendors and Market and MORE!

Minecraft Mania at Earlyworks

Time: June 11 @ 9:00
Cost: $5 – $12
Location: Museum of First Works
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Minecraft Mania takes over Earlyworks for this fun weekend with lots of hands-on activities, but watch out for creepers!

Flag Day Concert

Time: June 14 @ 7:30 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Latham United Methodist Church
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The Huntsville Concert Band invites the public to an evening of American and patriotic music by Huntsville’s original community band. Admission is free and it’s a great concert for families to enjoy together. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the sanctuary of Latham United Methodist Church (109 Weatherly Drive SE). The concert…

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3rd Thursday on Main

Time: June 16 @ 6:00 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Downtown Madison
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Explore Downtown Madison on the 3rd Thursday! There will be pop-up vendors and food trucks as well as many downtown businesses staying open late.

Free movies at the park: Encanto

Time: June 17 @ 7:30 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: The Village of Providence
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Come to the Village of Providence and watch a movie on the largest outdoor screen in the region. Films will begin at sunset.

Pesky Piranha Youth Triathlon

Time: June 18 @ 8:00
Cost: $20 – $30
Location: Piedmont swimming pool
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Pesky Piranha Youth Triathlon is a youth reverse triathlon (run, bike, swim) with short enough distances for a beginner to try, and for more experienced multi-sport athletes to test their speed!

Father’s Day train ride

Date hour: June 18, 10 a.m. & 1 p.m.
Cost: $10 – $25
Location: North Alabama Railroad Museum
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It’s dad’s big day and we’re celebrating dads and all they do for us by taking them on a train ride through northern Alabama! The whole family will enjoy this fun and relaxing train ride.

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Ben Rector: the joy of music

Time: June 23 @ 7:00 p.m.
Cost: $25 – $70
Location: VBC Mark C. Smith Concert Hall
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Nashville-based singer-songwriter Ben Rector (and father of 2) is bringing his Joy of Music Tour to Huntsville and it’s a gig we think the whole family will love.

Athens Children’s Carnival

Date hour : Thu/Fri/Sat, June 23-July 30
Cost: Free
Location: Athens Lions Club Children’s Carnival
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A carnival just for children? Yes, you heard us right and it’s NOT TO BE MISSED. Seriously, read our RCM review and you’ll be queuing. Ride-on tokens are only $0.50 each and all proceeds go to local charities. A North Alabama tradition that should become your family’s summertime tradition.

Hellen Keller-Festival

Appointment: June 23-26
Cost: Free
Location: Downtown Tuscumbia
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The annual Helen Keller Festival, one of northern Alabama’s largest festivals, begins Thursday with a 6 p.m. parade through downtown Tuscumbia. This festival honors America’s “First Lady of Courage” with four days of over 100 activities, including an outdoor market, Keller Kids educational activities, and various musical artists performing evening concerts. Be sure to bring lawn chairs! Note that coolers, alcohol, and dogs are not permitted inside Spring Park. Parking is very limited; take one of the free festival shuttles!


Appointment: June 25-26
Cost: $5 – $15
Location: Lake Guntersville State Park
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Lake Guntersville invites people of all ages to an extreme summer event where today’s fastest boats race an oval course at speeds of 200 mph. Enjoy two days of competitive racing plus on-land entertainment, including a kids’ area, sponsor giveaways, food vendors, and interactive US Army activities.

Independence Day Celebration at Ditto Landing

Time: June 25 @ 6:00 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Same as Landing
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Don’t miss the Independence Day celebration at Ditto Landing! There will be live music and fireworks. VIP passes (with toilets!) are available.


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