Don’t miss these 15 weekend events in the Huntsville area

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Catch some cool weekend events in Huntsville, like the preseason North Alabama War Dawgs game. (North Alabama War Dawgs)

This weekend should include some pleasant fall temperatures, so why not get out and about in the Rocket City for some weekend fun? Whether you’re into live music, a cool festival, fitness or markets — we have something for you to do in and around Huntsville.

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Check out these fun weekend events in the Huntsville area:

Live music

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There are some great weekend events featuring live music in the Huntsville area. (“Paul Cauthen” by dave_hensley is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

There’s plenty of live music to enjoy this weekend in and around Huntsville, including a few music festivals happening around town:

  • Throttle Fest: Oct. 13-14, Rocket Republic, 5PM. Bands include Them Dirty Roses, Conrad Moore, Jive Mother Mary and more.
  • Beasley Brothers: Oct. 13, Stovehouse, 7PM. Catch this Nashville-based country/rock duo for a free show at Stovehouse.
  • Bluegrass & BBQ Festival: Oct. 14, Southside Park, 2PM-8PM. Join South Huntsville Main and Commissioner Phil Riddick for an afternoon full of lively Bluegrass music at Southside Park on Chaney Thompson Road.
  • Gaither Vocal Band: Oct. 14, Mark C. Smith Concert Hall, 6PM. Known for their unprecedented, award-winning harmonies, the legendary Gaither Vocal Band bring to life their unique renditions of some of the most popular gospel songs.
  • Paul Cauthen: Oct. 14, Mars Music Hall, 7PM. This Texas-based songwriter puts on a great live show, so catch him at the Mars Music Hall this weekend.

Festivals, shows + markets

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Catch these weekend events, like the Records & Retro show at the Orion. (Orion Amphitheater)

You cannot mention weekend events in the Huntsville area without focusing on the cool festivals and markets we have here each weekend. This weekend is no exception:

  • DL Hughley: Oct. 13-15, Stand Up Live, Fri. 7PM, 9PM, Sat. 6:30PM, 8:45PM, Sun. 6PM. One of the most popular and highly recognized standup comedians on the road today comes to Huntsville for five performances.
  • Collectors & Shooters Gun Show: Oct. 14-15, Von Braun Center, 9AM-5PM. This Huntsville gun show is held at Von Braun Civic Center and hosted by Collectors and Shooters Company. All federal and local firearm laws and ordinances must be obeyed.
  • Clift Farm Fall Festival: Oct. 14, Clift Farm Green Space, 11AM-4PM. Gather your friends, family, and fellow community members for a day of fall fun at Clift Farm.
  • Records and Retro: Oct. 15, Orion Amphitheater, 11AM-5PM. And music lover will appreciate this event, featuring vendors selling old records, CDs and cassettes, among other music merch.
  • Henry Rollins – Good to See You: Oct. 15, Mars Music Hall, 7PM. The legendary musician, film maker and author talks about his career and tells some great stories about the road.

Sports + fitness

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The North Alabama War Dawgs play a preseason game this weekend. (North Alabama War Dawgs)

I know college football is well underway, but basketball season is gearing up, so the next few months should include a ton of hoops and football. In the meantime, enjoy these weekend events:

  • Huntsville High School Homecoming: Oct. 13, Milton Frank Stadium, 7PM. Huntsville High School celebrates homecoming as the Panthers take on Florence.
  • Monte Sano 15K: Oct. 14, Monte Sano United Methodist, 7:30AM. Take part in a 15K run or 1-mile fun run on the mountain.
  • Pink Lady 5K Walk & Run: Oct. 14, Big Spring Memorial Park (Athens), 8AM. The Pink Lady event raises awareness for breast cancer and funds for breast cancer research.
  • North Alabama War Dawgs Preseason Game: Oct. 14, Mae Jemison High School, 6PM. Your very own North Alabama War Dawgs are back for a new season, and are playing a preseason game this Saturday night against Calhoun Community College.
  • TAC/TVR Autocross Event: Oct. 15, Milton Frank Stadium, 9AM-5PM. Catch this exciting racing event — autocross is a timed competition through a road course marked with cones — this Sunday.

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Michael Seale
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