It’s a brand new year and a brand new decade! Our goal is to help you find your fun in Huntsville, Alabama. Whether you’re brand new in town or a life-long resident, our 2020 Huntsville bucket list is full of fun things to do and explore in the rocket city.
2020 Huntsville Bucket List
We challenge you to complete our Huntsville bucket list before the end of 2020. This list is in no particular order, so choose your favorites and head out!
1. Soak in the Arts
Channel your inner creative side by taking a local art class!
You can find classes at:
2. Take in a Show
Huntsville is a great theater community – have you experienced it?
Grab tickets to one of the shows with:
- Fantasy Playhouse
- Broadway Theatre League
- Theatre Huntsville
- Independent Musical Productions
- Lyrique Music Productions
3. Get High
Maybe it’s time to get a new perspective!
You can grab a real “view” from any of these locations:
4. Chase Waterfalls
5. Hit the Tees
Whether you are a pro or want to take some lessons, take a swing this year at a local golf course or range!
Local courses and ranges to try:
6. Shop Consignment
Living the reuse and recycle lifestyle or cleaning out your closet after binging “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo” – consign your items or find new additions
7. Find Hidden Art
Arts Huntsville has done an amazing job promoting public art.
Everyone should experience the “Secret Art Trail” at least once! There are lots of hidden pieces in Downtown Huntsville.
8. Give Back
Wanting to give back to the community? Donate your time and volunteer! Here is our list of Non-Profit Partners, who would love to get you set up with the perfect project.
9. Experiment with Flavors
Sign up for a cooking class at The Boot Pizzeria. Classes are offered throughout the year for things like homemade ravioli and holiday cookie decorating.
10. Pamper Yourself
2020 is the year of you! Don’t forget to pamper yourself a little.
Try a “stay-cation” and grab a hotel room – the AC Hotel has an amazing view of Big Spring Park!
11. Cruise at Sunset
Blevins Bicycle Company hosts a speedway sunset cruise from March to September each year. It’s a great ride for new cyclists and for experienced cyclists looking for an enjoyable social ride.
12. Tour Attractions
Huntsville has no shortage of amazing attractions for tourists – and locals!
Looking for a few places to get started?
- Space and Rocket Center
- Early Works
- Constitution Village
- Huntsville Botanical Garden
- Burritt on the Mountain
13. Taste the Trail
14. Hang at a Festival
If your looking for art, music, food, – there is a festival for you!
A few local festivals to put on your list:
- February 8, 2020: Von Brewski Beer Festival
- April 24-26, 2020: Panoply
- May 1-2, 2020: WhistleStop Barbecue Weekend
- June 6, 2020: Family Fun Festival & Expo
- September12-13, 2020: Monte Sano Art Festival
Find even more regional festivals here.
15. Float Away
Get out on the water!
16. Learn a New Craft
Sign up for blacksmithing, stained glass, watercolor, and leather work!
17. Buy Something Handmade
Crafters and makers! Find handcrafted, handmade items at Lowe Mill, North East Alabama Craftsmen’s Association Craft Shows, and Hunt + Gather Makers Market.
18. See a Movie in Style
Take a break from Netflix and watch a movie somewhere new!
19. Hike Somewhere New
Find a greenway near you on our local trails and greenway directory here.
20. Join a League
Soccer, axe throwing, kickball, softball, and hockey!
Check out our list of Adult Rec Leagues and find the perfect fit for you!