13 August events in Huntsville you don’t want to miss, including Biergarten + more

Space and Rocket Center
Biergarten is back! (Hville Blast)

For many, August means back-to-school—but that doesn’t mean that fun summer events are over! Read on for the Huntsville events we’re putting on our calendar next month, including music, comedy + more.

BONUS: Get your school district’s 2022-2023 calendar here.

1. Biergarten

Biergarten at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center is back! Enjoy German cuisine, entertainment and more under the Saturn V at the Davidson Center, starting Thursday, August 4.

2. Sluice Fest 2022

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It’s almost time for Sluice Fest 2022. (Sluice Fanzine / Facebook)

Don’t miss Huntsville’s very own DIY music festival features three days full of great music at local venues. Don’t miss this opportunity to see the following artists:

  • Wanda Band
  • Spirited Decay
  • Carridale
  • Drop Diver
  • + more than a dozen others

Here’s where to find it:

3. Craft Beer Trail Fest 2022

Seal of approval from the Dark Side. (Innerspace Brewing on Facebook)

Downtown Huntsville, Inc. is partnering with MidCity + some of your favorite local brewers to put on the 3rd annual Craft Beer Trail Fest next month. Find brews from

  • Chandler’s Ford
  • Fractal Brewing
  • Green Bus
  • Innerspace
  • Mad Malts
  • Rocket Republic
  • Salty Nut
  • Straight to Ale
  • Yellowhammer

Don’t miss it!

BONUS: Get our complete guide to Huntsville’s breweries.

4. Movie Night in the Hangar

Airplane enthusiasts—and families looking for a night of free entertainment—this one’s for you! Avilution, LLC is partnering with FlyQuest to host a free movie night in an (air-conditioned) airplane hangar. Watch “Living in the Age of Airplanes” with your family, + enjoy snacks from What’s Popp’n.

5. Third Thursdays on Main

We just love Main Street in Madison. Celebrate the great shops by heading out on the third Thursday of the month—and, why not top off the night by stopping in to Old Black Bear for a drink?

BONUS: See our other favorite things to do in Madison.

6. “Weird Al” Yankovic at the VBC

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Get ready for a truly weird evening. (Von Braun Center)

Everyone’s favorite comedic musician is bringing “The Unfortunate Return of the Ridiculously Self-Indulgent Ill-Advised Vanity Tour” to Huntsville next month. Don’t miss your chance to see this “White & Nerdy” musician.

7. Leanne Morgan at the VBC

Get ready to laugh until you cry—Leanne Morgan is bringing her “Big Panty Tour” to Huntsville next month, and you don’t want to miss it!

8. Madison Mercantile Outdoor Market

If you’re into local goods, retro and vintage and one-of-a-kind finds, you’ll want to check out this month’s outdoor market hosted by Madison Mercantile. Let us know what treasures you find.

9. Beginner Sushi Class at Straight to Ale

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Time to roll up to Straight to Ale. (Jacob Blankenship / Hville Blast)

Get ready to roll. Straight to Ale is hosting a class for all aspiring sushi chefs—sounds like a great date night idea, if you ask me.

BONUS: Where to get the best sushi in town.

10. Downtown Huntsville Night Market

Downtown Huntsville Inc. hosts a market in Chandelier Alley every month, featuring local artists and vendors and drinks from Phat Sammy’s. Bask in the glow of one of Huntsville’s newest murals while you browse the unique wares all night long.

11. Jack White at the Orion

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See a show you won’t forget. (Orion Amphitheater / Facebook)

Enjoy a night of rock and roll under the stars when Jack White comes to the Orion next month. White’s show will be phone-free and features special guest Glove.

12. The Black Keys at the Orion

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Rock out this August. (Josh Weichman / Orion Amphitheater on Facebook)

From Jack White to the Black Keys—the last weekend of August will be full of great music at the Orion. Don’t miss The Black Keys on the Dropout Boogie Tour with Band of Horses and Early James.

13. BONUS: Summerlong events

Madison City Farmers Market
Strawberries, anyone? (Madison City Farmers Market / Facebook)

As always, Huntsville’s got plenty of events that occur on a regular basis all summer long. Check out these guides if you’re looking for something to do:

What August events are you hitting up? Share them with us by tagging @hvilleblast and using #hvilleblast.

Reviewed by Michael Seale.

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