Family-friendly activities to do in September


Happening all September

Pick Your Own Apples

  • Happening at Scott’s Orchard
    • 2163 Scott Road, Hazel Green, AL 35750
  • Cost: Starting at $10

Have you always wanted to see behind-the-scenes on a working farm? Scott’s Orchard provides guided wagon tours that let you hop off to pick apples in the commercial orchard, then walk through the coolers and packing line.

Happening Every First and Third Friday

Trucks vs Trailers food truck rally

  • Happening on the streets around Big Spring International Park
    • Downtown Huntsville
  • Time: 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Food Truck rallies have returned this year for two food-filled nights a month.  Food trailers will set up on first Fridays, food trucks on third Fridays. There is plenty of space to roam the park and dine, plus food tents and music.

Happening Every Saturday

Pokemon Kid’s Club

  • Happening at Lucky Dice Cafe in Huntsville
    • Located at 7914 Memorial Parkway Huntsville
  • Cost: $10

Kids can train to be Pokémon masters and build their card collections by trading with others. Each child will be paired up to play two matches, teaching them social skills, problem-solving, reasoning, cooperation and math skills. Everyone that participates goes home with a special prize including Pokémon products, toys, candy, and plushies.

September 10 – 11

17th Annual Cigar Box Guitar Festival

The longest-running Cigar Box Guitar Festival in the world will kick-off with a concert on the Lowe Mill dock Friday night. There will be free music all day Saturday with plenty of family-friendly activities, like building your very own Cigar Box Guitar.

Local artists Pat Nickel, John Savage and Microwave Dave are scheduled to appear at the festival along with children’s entertainer and Alabama PBS TV personality, Steve Trash; The Cigar Box Serenaders; Johnny Lowe; 1 Trick Pony and One Hand Dan.

September 11

Music on the Mountain Day

  • Happening at Burritt on the Mountain
    • Located at 3101 Burritt Dr Huntsville, Ala.
  • Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Cost: Free for Burritt Members
    • Adults – $12
    • Children & Students – $8
    • Children 2 and under – Free

Enjoy the day at a historic park listening to groups of musicians making music the old-fashioned way. 

September 15

Depot Days Youth Glow Night

  • Happening during Depot Days in Hartselle, Ala.
    • Cost: Free

Students are invited to come together a neon glow party at the Depot Days main stage in downtown Hartselle.

(Photo: Hartselle Chamber of Commerce)

September 18

Depot Days Festival

  • Happening in Downtown Hartselle
    • Cost: Free

The Depot Days Festival is Hartselle’s biggest event of the year and filled with community events. On Saturday, there will be a tractor show, car show, live entertainment, vendors, and an art competition.

September 24

325 Block Party

  • Happening at Urban Cookhouse at Bridge Street Town Center
    • 325 The Bridge Street Suite 105, Huntsville, Ala.

The 325 Block Party is back! There will be food, fun, live entertainment, and sidewalk shopping.

September 26

Conquer the Cave 5K

Conquer the Cave 5K runners start in a the valley before entering Cathedral Caverns for a racing experience unlike any other.

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