11 spring events in Huntsville including Panoply Arts Festival—plan now

Battle of the Buffalo Festival
(ATΩ Battle of the Buffalo / Facebook)

Ready for spring? Us, too! Whether you’re interested in Margi Gras fun or arts festivals, plan now for these must-attend events coming up in Huntsville.

1. Mardi Gras at Midcity

Ring in Spring Mardi Gras style during this don’t-miss event. Held at The Camp, one of Huntsville’s coolest outdoor spots, this three-week event features all the live music you can handle alongside amazing food, incredible drinks and more.

When: Thursday, February 10-Tuesday, March 1 | Times vary
Where: The Camp, Downtown, Huntsville, AL 35801
Price: Free admission
More info.

2. Huntsville Blooms Festival

Watch Huntsville bloom before your eyes during this wowing festival. From March to April, Huntsville Botanical Garden bursts to life with stunning spring blooms in incredible colors. Discover everything from trees and shrubs to special flower displays, perennials and more.

When: March-April
Where: Huntsville Botanical Garden, 4747 Bob Wallace Avenue, Huntsville, AL 35805
Price: $12-$17 | Kids 2 + under – Free | Dogs – $4
: Available online + at the gate
More info.

3. 2022 Spring Home and Garden Show

Spring Home and Garden Show
Spring Home and Garden Show. (Huntsville Home Shows / Facebook)

Spring cleaning leads to spring remodeling! Make the most of your home—inside and out—during the 2022 Spring Home and Garden Show in Huntsville. There will be over 200 companies showing everything from appliances and flooring to landscaping and gardening.

When: Friday-Sunday, March 4-6 | Friday 1-5PM | Saturday 10AM-6PM  |  Sunday Noon-5PM
Where: Von Braun Center, 700 Monroe St SW, Huntsville, AL 35801
More info.

4. Ellen McAnelly Memorial St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Wear your green and head to the streets to cheer on the floats and performers during the Ellen McAnelly Memorial St. Patrick’s Day parade. In its 45th year you can expect an amazing show and good time for all.

When: Saturday, March 12 | 11AM
Where: Downtown Huntsville | Parade map
Price: Free
More info.

5. 2022 Huntsville Comic & Pop Culture Expo

Huntsville Comic & Pop Culture Expo
(Huntsville Comic & Pop Culture Expo / Facebook)

Head to the heart of Downtown Huntsville to celebrate all things comic and pop culture. This expo features tons of fun with cosplay contests, gaming rooms, celebrity guests, vendors and more!

When: Friday-Sunday, April 22-24
Where: Von Braun Center, 700 Monroe St SW, Huntsville, AL 35801
Price: Single Day – $25-$35 | Weekend Pass – $60 | Ultra VIP – $175
More info

6. Battle of the Buffalo Wing Festival

Battle of the Buffalo Festival
(ATΩ Battle of the Buffalo / Facebook)

Got chicken? Battle of the Buffalo sure does. The annual chicken wing festival held at Huntsville’s Big Spring Park features local restaurants and amateur cooks competing with their tastiest wings for the chance to be crowned best of the Tennessee Valley.

Details are still in the works, so check here for updates as they roll in.

When: Saturday, April 23 | Noon-5PM
Where: Big Spring International Park, 420 Church St SW, Huntsville, AL 35801
Price: $10-$15
Tickets: Coming soon
More info.

7. Panoply Arts Festival

Art Marketplace Panoply Festival
Art Marketplace Panoply Festival. (Arts Huntsville)

It’s the 40th celebration of art, music and more during the Panoply Arts Festival. Held in downtown Huntsville’s Big Spring Park, this event has it all, including:

  • 100+ visual artists from various mediums
  • Art Marketplace
  • Community art projects
  • Culinary artisan food trucks
  • Local + regional bands and musicians
  • Kid-friendly interactives
  • And more!

When: Friday-Sunday, April 29-May 1
Where: Big Spring International Park, 200 Church Street, Huntsville, AL 35801 
Price: Free admission
More info.

8. PorchFest

Live music your jam? Make plans to attend PorchFest—a community music festival that takes place on the porches of the Five Points neighborhood in Huntsville.

More details are coming soon! Find them here.

When: Saturday, May 7 | 6-10PM
Where: Five Points Neighborhood, Huntsville, AL 35801 

9. Huntsville Water Lantern Festival

Water Lantern Festival
Beauty on the water. (Water Lantern Festival / Facebook)

A magical time awaits you during Huntsville’s Water Lantern Festival this May. Attendees have the unique chance to write down their hopes and dreams, or a special message to a loved one then send it adrift into the water at Big Spring Park among a joyous glow of lanterns.

When: May 21 | 5-9PM
Where: Big Spring International Park, 420 Church St SW, Huntsville, AL 35801
Price: $25.99-$55.99
More info.

10. Alabama Jubilee Hot Air Balloon Classic

Alabama’s oldest and largest hot air balloon festival blows in this Memorial Day weekend, May 28-30, and it’s a must-attend. Located about 30 minutes from Huntsville in Decatur, the event features larger-than-life hot air balloons, live entertainment and more.

This year’s schedule is still pending, so check it here closer to the event.

When: Saturday-Sunday, May 28-29
Point Mallard Park, 2901 Point Mallard Dr SE, Decatur, AL 35601
Admission + Parking:
More info.

11. Concerts on the Dock

Lowe Mill A&E
Are you ready for Concerts on the Dock? (Lowe Mill A&E / Facebook)

Concerts on the Dock is back for its 15th year, and it’s sure to live up to the hype. Check it out to hear the best local, regional and national musical acts around. And, be sure to bring your friends, picnic essentials and pet on a leash—it’ll be a night to remember.

When: Friday, April 22 | 6-9PM
Lowe Mill A&E Water Tower, 2211 Seminole Dr SW, Huntsville, AL 35805
Price: Free admission | Parking – $5
More info.

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Patience Itson
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