5 creative, unique Huntsville date night ideas

💖 CREATIVE DATE NIGHTS: From dance to pottery classes, here are 5
Add these fun ideas to your date night ideas list. (Elizabeth Hobbs / Hville Blast)

If you’re on the hunt for fun, unique date nights that aren’t dinner and a movie, this one’s for you! These ideas can be fun first dates, special occasion dates, or even friend dates.

Keep reading to discover your next artsy, unique date outing.

Salsa/Swing/Tango Dancing

Channel your inner dancers for the night. (Elizabeth Hobbs / Hville Blast)

Don’t be intimidated: dance lessons are an exciting, fun way to loosen up and learn a little something new! It’s a unique social activity and great way to bond with your partner. I am not a dancer but have had the most fun, memorable nights at free dance classes like these.

  • Wine and Salsa Socials at Baila Huntsville: Learn from the best in a proper dance community environment
    • 2nd and 4th Thursdays
  • Latin Night Summer Series at Stella’s Elixir Lounge: Enjoy drink specials and a short complementary salsa class before you dance the night away
    • July 28
  • Free West Coast Swing Dance Lesson in The Royal: Grab dinner at Stovehouse and loosen up with West Coast Swing lessons afterward
    • Tuesdays
  • Free Argentine Tango Dance Lesson in The Electric Belle: Stroll the shops in Stovehouse’s Glaslight Alley before spicing up the night with a night of Tango
    • Thursdays

Pottery Making + Painting

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Give your creative side a try together and add a unique piece to your home. (Elizabeth Hobbs / Hville Blast)

Try your hand at pottery making—whether it’s hand-built, wheel-thrown or just painting. You can create a one-of-a-kind piece (imagine a matching set—how cute) plus make a sweet memory.

  • The Vessel at Stovehouse offers beginner friendly classes and in-depth courses in addition to their open studio hours.
  • If you’re not into crafting, try painting! At Color Me Mine, just select the read-made piece you want and add your own personal touch.
  • Enjoy a mix of crafting and painting at Designbyart Pottery Studio at Lowe Mill with hand-building and wheel classes, pottery painting and themed events.

Downtown Craft, Art + Artemis Trailing

Explore downtown Huntsville together and find new favorite spots with a variety of downtown trails. (Elizabeth Hobbs / Hville Blast)

If you and your partner like a good adventure, challenge or scavenger hunt, try one of the Downtown Trails!

To participate in the Craft Trails, get a passport/trail guide at a participating shop and stamp your way through Huntsville’s local bars, pubs, coffee shops and cafés. My personal favorite is the Craft Coffee Trail—it’s like perpetual coffee date with a prize at the end.

Local Live Music Listening

Gold Sprint’s Open Mics and shows are always a blast. (Elizabeth Hobbs / Hville Blast)

There is a never-ending line up of live music in Huntsville. You can enjoy anything from small artsy venues to dinner and show to huge concerts at the Orion Amphitheater.

Check out 8 small local Huntsville venues to follow for unique, fun live music events to make a date night out of. And (of course) keep your eye out for shows happening at the Orion and Mars Music Hall.

Art Observing

Lowe Mill and the Huntsville Museum of Art make perfect, affordable date night destinations. (Elizabeth Hobbs / Hville Blast)

One of my personal favorite date nights is getting lost in Huntsville’s art scene. Feel like the main characters strolling the galleries and maybe purchase an artwork that speaks to you.

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Elizabeth Hobbs
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