7 cool Huntsville-area events to check out in May

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One of the historic events to check out in May is the first-ever home game for the Huntsville City Football Club. (HCFC via Facebook)

It’s hard to believe that April is almost over and we are about to get into May! Looking ahead to the next month in the Huntsville area, we found several cool events to check out in May — from a rodeo in Limestone County to the home opener for the Huntsville City Football Club.

Here are some of the Huntsville-area events to check out in May:

The Book of Mormon – May 12-14

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Broadway Theatre League presents “The Book of Mormom” at the VBC. (BTL)

Don’t miss the Broadway Theatre League’s presentation of “The Book of Mormom.” This outrageous musical comedy follows the adventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word.

  • When: May 12-14
  • Where: Mark C. Smith Concert Hall
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2nd Annual Camp to Amp Festival – May 13

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The Camp to Amp Festival is back for its second year! (MidCity District via Facebook)

This fun and free event features live music, food trucks galore, pop-up bars and just an amazing amount of fun! Last year’s festival was a huge success, so don’t miss this year’s event!

  • When: May 13, 12PM
  • Where: MidCity District
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2023 Limestone County Sheriff’s Rodeo

Those of you looking for thrilling events to check out in May need to head to this rodeo! (Limestone County Sheriff’s Rodeo Committee)

The 41st annual Limestone Sheriff’s Rodeo events are scheduled for May 19 and 20. Gates open at 6PM on both nights with competition starting at 8 p.m. Competitive events lined up for both nights include bareback bronc riding, calf roping, break-away roping, steer wrestling, saddle bronc riding, barrel racing, and bull riding.

  • When: May 19-20
  • Where: Alabama Highway 99, Athens
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HCFC first home game – May 19

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The Huntsville City Football Club plays its first-ever home game at Joe Davis Stadium in May. (Michael Seale/Hville Blast)

The long-awaited home opener for the Huntsville City Football Club kicks off May 19! This historic inaugural season for the HCFC not only signifies the first-ever home game for Huntsville new pro soccer team, but is the first event held at the newly renovated Joe Davis Stadium.

  • When: May 19, 7PM
  • Where: Joe Davis Stadium
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2023 Huntsville Classic Featuring Martina McBride

Martina McBride is performing at the Huntsville Hospital Foundation’s 2023 Huntsville Classic at the Orion. (Orion Amphitheater)

Here’s one of the musical events to check out in May: Huntsville Hospital Foundation’s 2022 Huntsville Classic made history as the first event in the Orion Amphitheater. Don’t miss out in 2023, as they continue to build on the momentum to have the biggest Classic concert ever, featuring Martina McBride! 

  • When: May 20, 8PM
  • Where: Orion Amphitheater
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Big Spring Water Lantern Festival

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Experience the magic of the Water Lantern Festival at Big Spring Park where you will enjoy tasty food trucks, fun music and an incredible sight as thousands of floating lanterns reflect unique messages of love, hope and happiness. This is perhaps the coolest of the events to check out in May!

  • When: May 20, 5:30PM
  • Where: Big Spring Park
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2023 Cotton Row Run

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One of the classic events to check out in May (as a spectator or as a participant) is the Cotton Row Run. (City of Huntsville)

For 43 years, the Cotton Row Run has been the premiere Memorial Day running event in the South, honoring fallen military members who sacrificed their lives for our freedom. Proceeds from the race benefit Gold Star Families, Snowball Express, Gold Star Moms, and other charities in the community.

  • When: May 29, 7AM
  • Where: Downtown Huntsville
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Michael Seale
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