How to spend Labor Day weekend in the Rocket City

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Why not visit the U.S. Space & Rocket Center this Labor Day weekend? (Lacey Spear / Hville Blast)

Labor Day weekend is coming up, and while we know many of you will spend at least some of the weekend watching college football (I mean, we are in Alabama, after all), we have some suggestions for more stuff to do over the long weekend here in Huntsville.

Whether you are looking for indoor or outdoor activities, you’ll find plenty to do around town:

Check out some art, museums + parks

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Although closed on Mondays, Huntsville Museum Art is open the rest of Labor Day weekend. (Nathan Watson / Hville Blast)

Okay, we know being indoors might be preferable with the summer heat still a factor, so try checking out these spots during the weekend:

See some live music to kick off Huntsville Music Month

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Kick off Huntsville Music Month Labor Day weekend. (Michael Seale/Hville Blast)

September is Huntsville Music Month, so Labor Day weekend in Huntsville is also the kick-off to a month-long celebration of Huntsville music.

All weekend at Big Spring Park, you’ll get a chance to catch some free live music from fabulous artists:

Friday, Sept. 1
  • Deqn Sue + Kelvin Wooten
  • Common Man
  • Dante’ Pride
  • Special Performance by The Alabama A&M Maroon and White Marching Band
  • Vibes Courtesy of The DJ Kartel
Saturday, Sept. 2
  • Lamont Landers
  • Element XI
  • Microwave Dave
  • Special Performance by Huntsville Community Drumline Stickmasters
  • Vibes Courtesy of The DJ Kartel
Sunday, Sept. 3
Opening weekend of Jazz in the Park-Huntsville
  • Jessy J
  • Tr3ple Threat
  • Erisa Nicole

Eat some delicious local food

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Why not eat lunch or dinner at Domaine South during Labor Day weekend? (Michael Seale/Hville Blast)

Labor Day weekend is also a great time to go out to eat, and the Huntsville area has some great restaurants to check out. Here are some of our suggestions:

Sip on a local craft beer in Huntsville

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There are some awesome places to grab a craft beer in Huntsville. (Yellowhammer Brewing via Facebook)

The Huntsville area is home to some fabulous craft breweries. Why not visit one or more of these breweries during Labor Day weekend? In fact, you could even make a day of it. Here are some of the Huntsville area’s craft breweries:

Hike some of Huntsville’s gorgeous nature preserves

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Monte Sano has some fabulous trails to hike – but remember to stay hydrated! (Michael Seale/Hville Blast)

I know the heat has been unbearable lately, but hopefully by Labor Day weekend it won’t be quite as oppressive and will be cool enough to enjoy a hike at one of the Huntsville area’s beautiful hiking trails:

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