What's Happening in Huntsville
May 13th - 15th, 2022

The First Waltz

When: Friday, May 13th through Sunday, May 15th

Where: The Orion Amphitheater, Huntsville

Cost: Tickets Required

The Orion Amphitheater, Huntsville’s newest live entertainment destination, will celebrate its opening weekend with a landmark event featuring many beloved musicians who have deep ties to the North Alabama region.

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Camp to Amp

When: 12PM - 6PM | Saturday, May 14th

Where: The Camp at MidCity, Huntsville

Cost: Admission Not Charged

MidCity District is celebrating The Orion Amphitheater’s opening weekend with a huge community festival! Amazing food, 3 stages with 20 performers, over 60 local non-profits and vendors, art, kids…

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What's Happening in Huntsville
May 6th - 8th, 2022

City Lights & Stars Concert Series: Calypso Vision

When: 7:30PM | Friday, May 6th

Where: Burritt on the Mountain, Huntsville

Cost: Admission Charged

Enjoy being entertained under the stars of Alabama over a breathtaking view of the City of Huntsville only Burritt can provide. A casual atmosphere encourages attendees to bring chairs, blankets and picnic food to enjoy a relaxed musical experience. Food trucks will be onsite and beverages are sold at every concert.

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Food Truck vs. Trailer Rallies

When: 5PM-9PM | Friday, May 6th

Where: Big Spring International Park, Huntsville

Cost: Prices Vary

 May through October enjoy Food Trucks vs. Trailers!…

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What's Happening in Huntsville
April 22nd - 24th, 2022

Huntsville Comic & Pop Culture Expo

When: Friday, April 22nd through Sunday, April 24th 

Where: Von Braun Center South Hall in Huntsville

Cost: Tickets Required

The Huntsville Comic & Pop Culture Expo is Alabama's largest celebration of ALL THINGS GEEK! The 7th year of this family friendly event will have 100+ Vendors, Cosplay Contests, Gaming Rooms, Celebrity Guests and Much more!

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Concerts on the Dock

When: 6PM - 9PM | Friday, April 22nd 

Where: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment in Huntsville

Cost: FREE

It's the first of 'Concerts on the Dock' of 2022 to kick off the weekend! Enjoy the stylings of Alabama based Sylvia Rose…

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What's Happening in Huntsville
April 15th - 17th, 2022

Huntsville Eggstravaganza

When: 9AM - 11AM | Saturday, April 16th 

Where: John Hunt Park in Huntsville

Cost: FREE

This inaugural Eggstravaganza at John Hunt Park in Huntsville will feature free egg hunts, designed for children ages 2-12, with City crews hiding more than 10,000 eggs. The Easter Bunny will hop on by for appearances and Food Trucks will be present during the event. 

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Madison Easter Eggstravaganza

When: 9AM - 11AM | Saturday, April 16th 

Where: Dublin Park in Madison

Cost: FREE

Three egg hunts will take place at Dublin Park in Madison on Saturday, April 16th. The first two egg hunts will be at Soccer Field 1; kids 1-5 years…

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Relocating to the Rocket City

Huntsville, Alabama - affectionately known as the Rocket City - is a technological town with a large presence of both engineers and creatives. The area has started rapidly growing over recent years and a large percentage of the population has relocated to the area from different states. This has given an eclectic and diverse feel to the expanding region.

The Rocket City is made up of two main cities, Huntsville (population of 193,079) and Madison (population of 47,959), with a number of surrounding smaller cities that make up the greater Rocket City region. Harvest, Athens, Meridianville, Hampton Cove, and Athens are small cities surrounding the metro area.

What’s there to do?

One of the best parts of the…

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In addition to Decatur’s Point Mallard Park, this week we’re looking at another place to beat the heat and keep the kids busy close to the Rocket City. Blountsville’s 25-acre Spring Valley Beach sits just off Highway 231, about an hour south of Huntsville.

Per their website, SVB is the only waterpark in the Southeast to allow visitors to bring their own food and grills. They also offer free sunblock and free parking! Nifty.

SVB has several waterslides for the thrill seekers, such as “Sidewinder” and “Blackout”, which promises a pitch black tunnel filled with twists and turns. There’s also a gentler, family style curvy slide, and four traditional slides into the big pool.

Featured on Travel Channel on a list of extreme waterparks, Spring…

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Summer time is a great time to be in Alabama, and there are a few north Alabama water amusement parks that are easily accessible from the Rocket City.

Decatur is home to one of those, Point Mallard Park, most famous for its wave pool, which it claims is the first of its kind in the country. The water park has a variety of activities that will appeal to a wide range of children. For smaller children, there are shallow pool areas and shorter slides. Older children will enjoy planning in the large pool and wave pool area. There are also multiple rides and a lazy river.

A lot else besides swimming happens at Point Mallard, by the way. There is the annual Alabama Jubilee Hot Air Balloon Classic, which happens on Memorial Day weekend. The…

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Ladies, if you’re looking for an exercise program focused on permanent results and without all the tough guy bluster we all imagine when we hear the words “boot camp”, look no further than Huntsville Adventure Boot Camp for Women!

ABC, run by program director and coach Joe Martin, has facilities in Huntsville and Madison. They also operate in the Harvest/Monrovia area, with their own head coach Deborah Thomason.

The boot camp is billed as “a four-week outdoor program of fitness instruction, nutritional counseling, and motivational training”. Each week most groups meet Monday-Friday, with each day’s session lasts one hour, however there are 3- and 4-day a week alternatives as well. Participants can expect to engage in core conditioning, short…

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Swimming has often been touted as one of the best forms of exercise. It’s really not surprising when you think about it. Swimming requires the use of the whole body so you are getting at least some exercise to each part of your body that would otherwise require a specific exercise. livestrong.com has an excellent article on the benefits of swimming. Plus… it’s just really fun.

The Huntsville Aquatic Center, formerly known as the Brahan Spring Park Natatorium, has had some big changes. The facility offers two new pools; a 50 meter Olympic-sized competition pool and a smaller therapy pool. Theses pools and facilities were built around the existing 50 meter pool that is now known as the “legacy pool”. Each pool offers something different for the…

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Continuing our series of pieces on easy, outdoorsy day trips from the Huntsville area, this week I’m having a mixed bag of feelings on sharing Stephens Gap. Somewhat like a teenager who thinks their favorite band is cooler the fewer people that know them, there can be a twinge of guilt letting people in on a place like this, and I suppose I could rationalize it by wondering if someone wound up going and leaving garbage on the trail because they heard about someplace from me.

But, it’s a bummer to feel that way and much nicer to excitedly urge the sure footed among you to check out the natural wonder of Jackson County’s Stephens Gap cave. Protected by the Southeastern Cave Conservancy, and located a little over half an hour from Huntsville, Stephens Gap…

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