Camp to Amp, Butterfly Release + 13 more exciting weekend events in the Rocket City

Check out all the cool stuff to do this weekend in Huntsville, including a butterfly release at Huntsville Botanical Garden. (Michael Seale / Hville Blast)

After a wet couple of days, we can now set our sights on a pleasant weekend weather-wise, and a perfect time to get out and about in the Huntsville area this weekend.

Whether you are looking for something cool to do for Mother’s Day (check out some brunch options here) or just an outing for you and your friends, there’s plenty going on in the Rocket City!

1. Space Monkeys: The Adventures of Baker + Able

Don’t miss this Fantasy Playhouse production this weekend at the VBC. (VBC)

A story of friendship, sacrifice, and dreaming big, this world premiere play will inspire all ages through a special Alabama story set at our very own U.S. Space and Rocket Center.

2. AHSAA State Soccer Championships

Who will walk away with the AHSAA championships this weekend? (Huntsville Sports Commission)

Girls and boys soccer teams from all over the state have come to Huntsville this weekend to capture a state championship. Head to John Hunt park and catch the action.

3. Concerts on the Dock featuring The Nerve

Head out to Lowe Mill Friday for a free live music show featuring The Nerve. This is part of Lowe Mill’s weekly Concerts on the Dock series.

4. Trash Pandas vs. Mississippi

You could be the 1 millionth fan at Toyota Field this weekend. (Will Harbison)

The Trash Pandas host the Mississippi Braves all weekend, and Trash Pandas officials predict Toyota Field’s 1 millionth fan will walk through the gates during this series. Will it be you?

5. ‘Pretty Woman’ the musical

Catch “Pretty Woman” at the VBC this weekend. (VBC)

Broadway Theatre League brings this beloved film to the stage with a powerhouse creative team led by two-time Tony Award®-winning director and choreographer Jerry Mitchell.

6. Huntsville City FC vs. Toronto

There’s some quality soccer happening this weekend in Huntsville, as the Huntsville City FC plays a home game Friday night, and invites high school soccer teams to come on out and be a part of the action.

7. Fitness in the Park

Get fit for free at Big Spring Park Saturday morning with a Pure Barre class starting at 9AM.

8. Madison City Farmers Market

Find some fresh produce, arts and crafts and more from local vendors at great prices at the Madison Farmers Market.

9. Butterfly Release at Huntsville Botanical Garden

Guests of all ages will enjoy sharing in the magic of safely releasing live butterflies into the Purdy Butterfly House. 

10. Guided Hike at Chapman Mountain

Take a hike through Chapman Mountain Preserve this weekend. (Land Trust of North Alabama)

Take this 3-mile guided hike through the Chapman Mountain Nature Preserve, where you’ll see the upper elevations of the preserve.

11. Athens Art Walk

Kimberly Morgan, a new artist at High Cotton Arts who uses a technique called marbling to make items such as silk scarves and hats. (Athens Arts League)

Athens Arts League and High Cotton Arts are kicking off two event series this weekend for art and music lovers, the Art Walk on The Square Summer Series and Art After Hours.

12. Camp to Amp Festival

This free, day-long event connects MidCity District’s The Camp to the Orion Amphitheater. Catch live music by Emily Joseph, 5 O Clock Charlie, Moontown Music and more.

13. Rocket City Kittypalooza

This is a day dedicated to our feline friends. Head out to Lowe Mill for this celebration featuring adoptions, cool information and — of course — cats.

14. ‘The Mountaintop’

Theatre Huntsville presents this gripping re-imagining of the night before the assassination of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

15. Ali Siddiq

Comedian Ali Siddiq comes to Huntsville this weekend. (VBC)

Comedian Ali Siddiq brings his “I got a story to tell” tour to Huntsville. This hilariously clever comedian has been selling out venues all over the country.

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