There are so many things to do in the summer! Check out this awesome list and add a few things to the calendar now!
Celebrate the 4th of July!
This year there are a bunch of different celebrations, including Independence Day Celebration at Ditto Landing (June 26), Spirit of America Fireworks Show (Point Mallard, July 3 & 4), Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular (Toyota Field, July 4), 4th of July Weekend at MidCity (July 2-4), 4th of July Fireworks @ Lake Wheeler KOA (July 4) and Red, White & Boom (Athens Football Stadium, July 4)
Attend Concerts at Three Caves benefiting Landtrust of North Alabama
These concerts sell out quickly, buy your tickets now!
Support local comedy at Shenanigans Comedy Theatre
Take an improv class, participate in Family Game Night or watch a drag show!
Go to an outdoor festival!
Enjoy an outdoor movie!
Enjoy a drink at a local brewery
Most are kid/dog friendly and have outdoor seating/AC options!
Check out cool cars!
Try out stand-up paddling!
Forrest Stand Up Paddling includes rentals and lessons
Splish splash at a splash pad
Participate in the City of Huntsville Parks & Rec Month
Nationwide July is recognized as Parks & Rec Month, follow along with Huntsville as they highlight all the department has to offer. Share your photos using #GoPlayHsv.
Alabama Residents can fish from the bank in their county of residence with hook and line (live bait only) without purchasing a license. Resident must be able to provide reasonable proof of residency (driver’s license) while fishing.
Visit Wheeler Wildlife Refuge
All buildings are still close due to COVID-19, don’t let that stop you from going there to hike, bike, fish, hunt, bird watch, kayak and more
Check out a local museum
We have tons of them in the area!
Huntsville Museum of Art, The Earlyworks Family of Museums, U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum, North Alabama Railroad Museum, State Black Archives Research Center and Museum, U.S. Space & Rocket Center, Burritt on the Mountain, Alabama Veterans Museum, Cook Museum of Natural Science, Carnegie Visual Arts Center, Historic Depot & Railroad Museum
Take a selfie!
We know, you can do that anywhere, but did you know Huntsville has its own indoor selfie museum? Head to A Complete Vibe Museum!
Go kayaking or canoeing
If you don’t have your own kayak/canoe or you’re looking for a service that will make going out on the water easy, try these places.
Book a professional fishing guide service
Try out hiking
Hike, camp, or tour a cave at Cathedral Caverns!
Do you believe in ghosts?
The Southern Ghost Girls are hosting two nights at the Lowry House to look for paranormal activity!
We’re lucky to be close to so much hiking- for the summer time try out trails with waterfalls!
The Rocket City Trash Pandas will be playing all summer long!
Stop and smell the sunflowers
Ashley Polesak has spent the last 10 years living her best life in Huntsville, Alabama. She loves to explore all of the things that Huntsville and the surrounding areas have to offer and is a big proponent for scouting out local experiences. Ashley lives and breathes the outdoors and recreation opportunities in the area, you are very likely to run into her at a park or on a hiking trail. If she has her two rescue dogs with her, Oba and Twyla, please excuse their over-excitement, they are currently being trained and it’s a work in progress! If she had to describe herself in television characters she would choose 1/4 Eleanor Shellstrop, 1/4 Leslie Knope, 1/4 April Ludgate and 1/4 Margaery Tyrell.