It’s the first day of March and (according to James Spann) the first day of meteorological spring—aka, the day that meteorologists recognize as the beginning of the spring season. In Huntsville, that means more daylight, warmer weather and plants blooming.
It also means that spring events are back. Read on for our roundup of 11 events you don’t want to miss this month.
1. Huntsville Museum of Art Gala
Date: Thursday, March 3
Time: Cocktails begin at 6PM. Dinner is served at 7, and live auction begins at 8
Details: Celebrate the 31st Gala Black Tie Dinner & Live Auction with the Huntsville Museum of Art. Dinner will be catered by Chef James Boyce, the mastermind behind Huntsville staples Cotton Row, Commerce Kitchen and Grille on Main.
Location: Huntsville Museum of Art, 300 Church St SW, Huntsville, AL 35801
2. Huntsville Comic Convention
Date: March 4-5
Time: 11AM-7PM both days
Details: Huntsville Comic Con 2022 will feature special guests like author Sherrilyn Kenyon, comic book legend Mike Grell and actor Michael Copon. Admission is free, but parking will be $10/vehicle.
Location: Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment, 2211 Seminole Dr SW, Huntsville, AL 35805
3. Elevate the Stage College Gymnastics Meet
Date: March 4-6
Time: Youth meets begin at 3:30 Friday; NCAA Meet is 1PM Sunday
Details: Elevate the Stage is a gymnastics meet featuring a youth competition and culminating in an NCAA Meet Sunday afternoon. See the Georgia Bulldogs, Alabama Crimson Tide, Auburn Tigers and Arkansas Razorbacks compete for the win.
Location: Propst Arena, 700 Monroe St SW, Huntsville, AL 35801
4. Community Kite Festival
Date: March 5
Details: “Soar for social justice” at the 2022 Community Kite Festival, sponsored by the City of Huntsville and the AshaKiran Foundation. Check out our full preview of the event and come ready to meet fellow community members.
Location: John Hunt Park, 2151 Airport Rd SW, Huntsville, AL 35801
5. Spring Home and Garden Show
Date: March 4-6
Time: Friday 1PM-5PM; Saturday 10AM-6PM; Sunday 12PM-5PM
Details: If you’re building, remodeling, or planning garden projects in 2022, you need to hit up the Spring Home and Garden Show. Find more than 200 vendors who want to help you make your home perfect.
Location: Von Braun Center South Hall, 700 Monroe St SW, Huntsville, AL 35801
6. UCP’s An Irish Evening
Date: March 11
Details: Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day while supporting a good cause in Huntsville. Tickets are $25 and support United Cerebral Palsy Huntsville, a nonprofit that provides services to families and individuals dealing with cerebral palsy.
Location: The Depot Roundhouse, 398 Monroe St NW, Huntsville, AL 35801
7. Huntsville St. Patrick’s Day Parade & After Party
Date: March 12
Time: Parade starts at 11AM; After party is 1:30PM-11PM
Details: We’ve covered all you need to know about the return of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The party continues at Straight to Ale all night, with specials on food and drinks and entertainment.
Parade Location: Downtown Huntsville—Map of parade route
After Party Location: Straight to Ale Brewing, 2610 Clinton Ave W, Huntsville, AL 35805
8. Persian Festival of Fire
Date: March 15
Details: The Persian Community in Huntsville is partnering with The Camp and MidCity District to celebrate Chaharshanbeh Suri, an Iranian festival preceding Norwuz, the Iranian New Year. Admission is $15/person.
Location: The Camp, 5909 University Dr NW, Huntsville, AL 35805
9. NEACA Craft Show
Date: March 18-20
Time: Friday-Saturday 9AM-6PM; Sunday 12PM-5PM
Details: The Northeast Alabama Craftsman’s Association has been hosting craft shows since the early 1970s, raising more than $1 million in charity donations. Find one-of-a-kind handmade items you’ll treasure.
Location: Location: Von Braun Center South Hall, 700 Monroe St SW, Huntsville, AL 35801
10. Lashay B’s Prom Dress Drive
Date: March 19
Details: Shenna “Lashay B” Townsend, DJ and radio host on 103.1, is accepting new and gently used prom dresses for teens in need. Hair services, jewelry, makeup and photo shoots will also be given away at the event.
Location: Hogan Family YMCA, 130 Park Square Ln, Madison, AL 35758
11. Family Campout in the Garden
Date: March 25-26
Time: Friday 5PM-Saturday 8AM
Details: Bring the whole family to the Huntsville Botanical Garden for a campout complete with a guided night hike, roasting s’mores and more. You’ll need to supply your own camping equipment, and admission costs vary by group size.
Location: Huntsville Botanical Garden, 4747 Bob Wallace Ave SW, Huntsville, AL 35805