May snuck up on us! Bring on the summer temps, pool openings and the end of school.
This list is just a tiny, teensy bit of what all is happening this month. We have a WHOLE LOT MORE on our calendar. You can find it here.
1. Star Wars Day @ U.S. Space & Rocket Center
Enjoy out-of-this-world NASA/International Space Station activities throughout the museum. Included in admission.
2. Huntsville Summer Gallery Tour
Huntsville celebrates the fine arts with a tour of local galleries, the Huntsville Museum of Art, and Lowe Mill A&E.
May 5 – 6
A toe-tappin, barbeque-eatin’ good time and best of all it’s all for a good cause. All proceeds benefit EarlyWorks Children’s Museum and educational programs for area children.
4. Concerts on the Dock @ Lowe Mill A&E
May 5, 12, 19, 26
Enjoy, in order, the Harlequin Jazz Band, AJ Ghent, Arts Fishing Club & Startingly Fresh Showcase.
5. Purdy Butterfly House Opens @ Huntsville Botanical Garden
This beautiful, soaring 9000 sq. ft. natural stone and steel beam structure overlooking the entrance pond is home to thousands of native butterflies, tadpoles, frogs, button quail, turtles and other critters.
Enjoy a family-friendly bike ride through Downtown Huntsville with Mayor Tommy Battle leading the way! There will be bike related vendors to share information such as the Zagster Bike Share program, bike maintenance, bike fittings, bike organizations and more!
7. Video Games Live! Bonus Round! presented by Huntsville Symphony Orchestra
Video Games Live is an immersive concert event featuring music from the most popular video games. The Huntsville Symphony Orchestra and guests will perform along with exclusive video footage to create an explosive entertainment experience.
There will be a wide variety of artists set up on all 4 sides of the Square.
May 12 & 13
The BEST craft beers available in the Alabama markets, paired with great local food vendors, and local and regional musical acts.
10. City Lights and Stars @ Burritt on the Mountain
May 12 & 26
Mambo Gris Gris brings the Latin loving crowds in droves on May 26! Smokey’s Farmland Band plays on May 26.
11. Dinosaur UpROAR Alive @ Huntsville Botanical Garden
Opens May 13
A different kind of animal has arrived at the Garden: dinosaurs. For a limited time, ferocious, magnificent creatures of the mighty Mesozoic era will be “unextinct”—brought “back to life” throughout the Garden.
12. Celtic Day @ Burritt on the Mountain
Celebrate the history and culture of Ireland, Scotland and Wales in an event you won’t want to miss.
13. Battle of the Food Truck All Stars Kick-Off in Big Spring Park
The first of 12 “Battles” throughout the season and after each one, you’ll be able to vote in an online Facebook poll for the “Food Truck You Most Enjoyed.”
14. Alabama Jubilee Hot Air Balloon Classic @ Point Mallard
May 27 & 28
Visitors are encouraged to come out for the day to see these magnificent flying machines in action and are allowed to freely walk amongst the balloons.
15. Our Living Past: A Platinum Portrait of Music Makers @ Huntsville Museum of Art
Our Living Past features 25 iconic images of living blues musicians, supplemented by an array of related musical instruments and ephemera.