It’s October and our calendar is SO jam-packed that we had a hard time picking just a few events to highlight. Please visit our calendar to see what else is happening this month.
October 1, 9 am – 4 pm
Free family fun in Downtown Madison with activities, entertainment and food.
2. 7th Annual Fall Plant Sale @ Huntsville Botanical Garden
October 7 – 9
Plants for sale, children’s activities, soil testing, gardening talks and demonstrations.
October 7, 14, 21
Bring lawn chairs or blankets, refreshments, friends, family, leashed dogs, and$ 2 for parking and enjoy great music.
October 7 – 9 & 14 – 16
Pinkalicious can’t stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Tickets $15.
October 8, 5:30 – 9 pm
Hands-on activities, DJ Shell, inflatable movie screen showing Home, lots of telescopes and much more.
6. Pop Up Parks
October 13 – 26
Parking spaces in Downtown Huntsville become unique, one-of-a-kind parks during Pop Up Parks.
October 14 – 16
An area favorite, this wonderful tale brings the stories of Arnold Lobel to life. Tickets $20 – $30.
October 17 – 31
This year, Arts Huntsville is engaging the community in the arts with the downtown Pumpkin Patch.
Mozart, DiLorenzo and Mahler performed by the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra. Tickets start at $15.
Benefits the Huntsville and Madison Hospital Breast Centers. Registration in advance.
Mad Scientist Bash @ U.S. Space & Rocket Center Cancelled
The Rocket Center is continuing the Sci-Quest, Hands-On Science Center’s popular event, which includes live music and a delicious spread of food. Tickets $35.
Over 70 characters ‘come alive’ as you visit their gravesites and hear their stories. One of Huntsville’s favorite events.
13. What’s Up, Doc? The Animation Art of Chuck Jones @ Huntsville Museum of Art
Opens October 16
“What’s Up, Doc? The Animation Art of Chuck Jones” is a new Smithsonian traveling exhibition that reveals the creative genius behind some of the most enduringly popular cartoons and animated films of all time.
The final Street Food Gathering of 2016 takes place on the Courthouse Square in Downtown Huntsville.
15. Pro Bono Brews
Benefiting the Madison County Volunteer Lawyers Program and Free the Hops, Pro Bono Brews is a casual event showcasing premier craft beers from over fifteen Alabama breweries.
Halloween Costume Party at the very unique venue, Three Caves, that benefits two local not-for-profit organizations. Tickets $30.
October 22 – 23
A celebration of all things nerdy, for all ages. If your fanaticism for pop culture, comics, movies, tv, books, games, collectibles, crafting, cosplay, LARPing, etc. borders on obsessively nerdy, this is the place for you!
18. Folklife Festival @ Burritt on the Mountain
A showcase of craftspeople, artists and presenters who will share their knowledge about the traditions, skills, handicrafts and arts of our region during the 1800s and early 1900s. Included in admission.
Stars from the community dancing with local ballroom instructors to raise funds for HEALS.
20. Bootanica @ Huntsville Botanical Garden
Put on frightening costumes and come out to the Garden for a ghoulish good time. Games, costumes, hay rides and more. Included in admission.
ICS sanctioned chili cook off supported by Free the Hops, includes corn hole, craft beer, kids zone and more. Tickets $15.