Weekend Rundown: May 3 – May 5

The TN Valley Events You Should Know About!

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Moulton Strawberry Festival

This year’s event features country, gospel and oldies performers, school bands and line dancers on two stages. While the strawberry takes center stage, the Strawberry Festival features a diverse mix of musical acts and showcases the talents of local school bands and line dancers. Music gets underway on Friday, May 3rd at 11 a.m. and runs all day. On Saturday, May 4th, the entertainment fires up at 9 a.m. and lasts until 6 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Jesse Owens Runners’ Club and local schools. The 2019 Strawberry Festival is set for May 3-4, and along with great music, the family-friendly event offers fresh strawberries, free inflatable activities for kids, the Lawrence County Fire Fighters and Rapid Response Volunteers display, arts and crafts and contests and games.

Date:

  • May 3, 2019 –  11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  •  May 4, 2019 –  9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Location: Downtown Moulton

Addmission: Free

First Fridays on Main

Join the South Huntsville Business Association on the first Friday of the month for live music, an Art Walk, great food, and kid-friendly activities at Main Street South!

Date: May 3, 2019

Location: Main Street South
7500 Memorial Parkway SW
Huntsville, AL 35802

 

 

 

Whistlestop

Held during the first weekend in May, WhistleStop is a unique and exciting community gathering. Annually more than 25,000 attendees converge on the ground of the Historic Huntsville Depot creating an incredibly diverse socioeconomic audience. True community spirit, combined with great food, live music, good friends and a “little” competition has helped create this award-winning two-day event. Proceeds from this beloved event support the history education initiatives of the EarlyWorks Family of Museums.

Date:

May 3, 2019 – 4:00 PM – 11:00 PM

May 4, 2019 –  10:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Location: Huntsville Depot Museum

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Friday Night Live 2019 in Downtown Huntsville

Friday Night Live presented by Buffalo Rock Company will be every Friday night from 5 to 8 pm May – October on Northside Square! Come enjoy free music in #DowntownHSV and kick off your weekend right! We will announce performers each week in the discussion!

Date: May 3, 2019

Time: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Location: Downtown Huntsville

Franklin Co. Community Picnic and Cancer Walk

The American Cancer Society of Franklin County is proud to present our annual community event. Our 2019 Event is in Memory of Mr. Joey Oden. A long-time, dedicated Event Leader and Team Captain. We invite all of Franklin County to gather at 1 table May 3rd and join in fellowship in the fight against cancer. Teams and Community members are encouraged to bring food and drink as we gather to our first Community Picnic! Imagine tables lined end to end, filled with Franklin County residents from all walks of life. All gathered for 1 purpose to Fight Cancer.

Date: May 3, 2019

Time:  6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Location: Russellville High School

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Meet the Filmmaker: Chasing the Moon

The new PBS documentary CHASING THE MOON recasts the Space Age as a fascinating stew of scientific innovation, political calculation, media spectacle, visionary impulses, and personal drama, utilizing a feast of previously overlooked and lost archival material. Please join us on May 3 at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville for a preview screening of excerpts from CHASING THE MOON, followed by a panel discussion which includes filmmaker Robert Stone. Admission is free, but seating is limited.

Date: May 3, 2019

Time: 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Location: U.S. Space & Rocket Center

Cinco De Mayo Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre

Buffet style dinner with Chips and Salsa, Taco Bar and Mexican Brownies Directed by David Schulte, Cast: Wayne & Tanja Miller, Jeremy Woods, Jonathan Bain, Duncan Watkins, Adam Roberts, Daphne Noble, Melissa Braswell, and Michelle Huguley. It was one year ago tonight, at the very stroke of midnight, under a full harvest moon, that a fire broke out at the Bates Mansion situated next to the historic cemetery at the edge of town Witnesses to the fire say they saw the mansion spontaneously combust into a terrifying ball of fire and, as it burned, they saw distraught ghostlike beings fly out of every window, wailing in terror Today the Bates mansion still lies in ruin at the top of that hill – an eerie reminder of that tragic night and of the curse that seems to hover over this town …

Date: May 3, 2019

Time: 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Location: The Historic Lowry House

Fixin' Pets Charity Car Show

Fun for the whole family! All proceeds benefit Spay-Neuter Jackson County Alabama. Raffles, door prizes, food, vendors, entertainment, games for kids and adults, ladies’ oasis Goose Pond Colony Resort Amphitheatre.

Date: May 4, 2019

Time: 8:00 AM

Location: Goose Pond Marina & Amphitheatre

Contact: Stephanie at 256-273-9565

Madison County Youth Fishing Rodeo

Sponsored by the Madison County Commission, the Youth Fishing Rodeo allows area youth to come to Sharon Johnston Park for a morning of fishing and fun. Prizes awarded.

Date: May 4, 2019

Time: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location:

Sharon Johnston Park
783 Coleman Road
New Market, AL 35761

 

Fitness in the Park: Zumba 1

Free fitness class in Big Spring Park East! Open to all experience levels and ages 16+ years old! Zumba with Kandy, Heart of the Valley YMCA Instructor Zumba involves dance and aerobic movements performed to energetic music.

Date: May 4, 2019

Time: 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Location: Big Spring Park

Babypalooza

New and expectant parents don’t miss the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama Babypalooza LIVE! Baby & Maternity Experience. Babypalooza is a FREE one-day baby and maternity expo and mini parenting conference giving parents the opportunity to interact with pre and postnatal health providers, attend parenting workshops, demonstrate the latest baby gear and gadgets, and visit with maternity and baby themed exhibitors. Exhibitors include health and fitness, preschools, financial services, photographers, and baby and maternity boutiques. Admission is free but parents are asked to pre-register and download the Babypalooza APP (available from the Apple and Google stores). Parents will be able to use the Babypalooza APP at the show to get detailed vendor information, start their baby registry, and add items to their registry and play the Babypalooza Scavenger hunt for prizes.

Date: May 4, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Location: The Westin Huntsville

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Food Truck All Stars 2019

Food Truck Season in Downtown Huntsville starts back on May 4th!! The Food Truck All-Stars 2019 presented by valleymls.com features two amazing food-centric events every month! The first Saturday of every month from 10 am to 2 pm the All-Stars will be on Southside and Eastside Square serving Brunch. The 3rd Friday of each month from 5 to 9 pm they will be on Church Street for dinner. The All Stars are coming better than ever this year with top-notch ingredients, delicious and creative menus, and superb customer service! We will be announcing vendors on the event page so stay tuned for that. The Food Truck All Stars is open to the public and free to attend.

Date: May 4, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Location: Downtown Huntsville

Vintage Pickin' at White Oaks Farm

Join us for our one-of-a-kind Fall home decor, antique & vintage shopping event in Fyffe, Alabama! Shop from 55+ hand-selected artisans & pickers from across the southeast. These vendors have done the hunting for you! They bring truckloads of vintage, one-of-a-kind antiques, repurposed, specialty “finds” & vintage-inspired handmade goods that will be unique to you. Browse through quality staged booths so you can really get a feel for how the items would look displayed in your own home. Experience a variety of food trucks and LIVE music while you shop. This is a one-of-a-kind shopping experience.

Date: May 4, 2019

Time: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Location: White Oak Farm

May the Fourth Be With You!

Star Wars Night for our local scruffy looking nerf herders! Come on out for a great night of nerdy cocktails and epic space adventure.

Date: May 4, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Location: Rocket City Craft Beer

LiveLonger HaPPyFest..Country & Bluegrass Jam!

Come HELP us SUPPORT our Local Veterans and Rescue Shelters. This is a CHARITABLE EVENT and the proceeds will go to HELP our Local Veterans at the American Legion Post 114 and Second Chance Shelter in Boaz. It will be a BEAUTIFUL Happy-filled, BLUEGRASS-filled, FuN-filled, Healthy Food-filled, DAY OF LEARNIN’ NEW THINGS and an AMAZING Day to remember! You can come and have your blood sugar checked for free or blood pressure etc. We will also have a HUGE ADOPTION EVENT so join the excitement of being one of the originals at the FIRST EVER, LiveLonger HAPPYFest!

Date: May 4, 2019

Time: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Location: Civitan Park Pier

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Pi Day Celebration

Moved to May 4 due to severe weather on March 13th. Come join us in celebration of the beauty and wonder of π! Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world. Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159. Pi Day is an annual opportunity for math enthusiasts to recite the infinite digits of Pi, talk to their friends about math, and to eat Pie. Events will take place throughout the mill from 4-6, and the party continues at our marketplace until 8 as we extend the celebration through Thing Thursday! – Pi Recitation Contests – Pie Eating Contest – Pi Baking Contest – Pie/Pi Art Contest – STEAM Activities hosted by your friends from Huntsville STEAM Works! Sponsored by AdTran.

Date: May 4, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Location: Lowe Mill – Piper and Leaf

Huntsville AL Exotic Pet Expo

We have all the regular vendors plus new ones! From face painting, mini pigs, sugar gliders, food, kids toys, handmade soap, animal cages, reptile supplies, finches, canaries, lovebirds, macaws, cockatoos, monkeys, ball pythons, scorpions, spiders, frogs, bird seed and pellets, and so much more! You’re bound to find something at the Huntsville AL exotic pet expo! Hours are: Saturday 9-5 Sunday 10-4 We will be giving away c.f. bucks again randomly throughout the expo! Admission is staying at $2 per adult and kids 12 and under are still FREE! We hope to see everyone once again!

Date: May 4, 2019

Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Date: May 5, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Location: Huntsville Jaycees Building

Cinco de Tucko Pop-Up Class

What better way to celebrate May 5th than with a pop-up Cinco de Tucko Pure Barre class! Join us at 2pm on the lawn outside of Belk (Bridge Street location) for a Pure Barre class followed by post-class drinks and food at Kona Grill. This pop-up class is completely free! We just ask that you register online so that we can have an accurate headcount for Bridge Street (our co-host) as well as Kona Grill. Remember to bring a friend, mat, water, towel, and sunglasses.

Date: May 4, 2019

Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Location: Belk
445 The Bridge Street NW
Huntsville, AL 35806

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Fiesta! at Rocket Republic

Festivities include live music by The Snake Oil String Benders. Delicious eats by Fire & Spice.

Date: May 5, 2019

Time: 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Location: Rocket Republic Brewing Company

Cinco De Mayo feat. ETER4 the LATIN ROCK Xperience

The Camp Presents Cinco De Mayo with ETER4 The Latin Rock Xperience Come get your Drinko on for Cinco De Mayo at The Campo de MidCity! We’re rocking out to a bilingual Latin Rock Band ETER4 and serving up drink specials til 9PM this Sunday! $4 Original, Strawberry, and Mango Margaritas $3 Corona Light, Modelo Especial, and Pacifico Clara $5 House Wine Co. Sangria Come for the jams, stay for food from FEED Fried Chicken and Mucha Lucha, caffeine needs from Alchemy Coffee, and drinks flowing all night from The Camp Bar (21+). Pups and kids are welcome! Tell your friends you’re GOING by RSVPing here! TIPS & DEETS –ADMISSION: FREE to all & all ages are welcome! –ARRIVE EARLY: Seats & parking at The Camp fill up fast! — WEATHER DEPENDENT: As an all outdoor venue, if the weather forecasts call for heavy rain, we will send updates HERE and on our Instagram story. You can also sign up for our text alerts by texting “thecamphsv” to 84483. — PARKING: Limited parking is available at The Camp – more reason to come early! Additional parking is available at the North end of the Topgolf parking lot. DO NOT PARK at the Holiday Inn! — RIDE SHARING: Strongly suggested. Don’t drink and drive!

Date: May 5, 2019

Time: 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Location: The Camp at Mid City

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