April Activities in the Rocket City

April 14, 2017 Haley Clemons

Looking for fun, food, and festivities this April? You’re in luck! There’s always something new and exciting happening in the Rocket City.

Get ready for a month packed with food trucks, craft beer, live music, and much more! We’ve got the scoop on where you can find the most fun this month in the city of Huntsville.

Park It Like It’s Hot



Why have the same boring lunch break when you can Park It Like It’s Hot instead?

Starting Wednesday, April 12, foodies will unite under the iconic water tower at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment at 11 a.m. to sample some of the best food truck talent the city has to offer.

Members of the Huntsville Street Food Alliance—which includes crowd favorites like Fire & Spice, Earth and Stone Wood Fired Pizza, Rollin’ Lobstah, and more—will come together to serve mouth-watering meals and delicious local dishes.

So make Wednesdays your favorite day, and grab a bite while exploring the largest privately owned arts facility in the United States.

Now, doesn’t that sound better than the leftovers you were going to microwave?

Time: Every Wednesday – Beginning April 12th (11 a.m. – 2 p.m.)

Place: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment


Wine Down Huntsville



Wine connoisseurs rejoice! This year’s Wine Down Huntsville event will take place at the Round House in Downtown Huntsville. This event offers participants a chance to sample wines from around the world while surrounded by close friends and fun.

Wine Down Huntsville will also have live entertainment, giveaways, a beer garden, and more. Best of all, it benefits a great cause. Ticket sales will directly support Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Alabama, which gives children the opportunity to reach their full potential through professionally supported long-term, one-to-one relationships.

Time: Friday, April 14 (5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.) 

Place: The Round House

Cost: $55


Spring Fest 2017



Head over to Huntsville’s new entertainment district at Campus No. 805 to experience two days of outdoor music, food trucks, craft beer, and local vendors. Spring Fest 2017 has a stellar lineup of entertainment that you don’t want to miss.

Gates open at 5 p.m. on Friday and 2 p.m. on Saturday, and music will begin shortly after.  Come hear spinning from Echo Records and Vertical Records, and performances from bands local to Nashville, Tuscaloosa, Muscle Shoals and New Orleans.

Get more information and secure your VIP Pass here!

Time: Friday and Saturday, April 21-22

Place: Yellowhammer Brewery


Paddle the Canal



Paddle the Canal is Huntsville’s first-ever urban kayak race that will take place at Big Spring Park in Downtown Huntsville!

On April 22nd and 23rd, participants will be able to race down the canal between the Von Braun Center and Embassy Suites Hotel under an Expert, Novice, or Costume category entry. Experts will be the first to race, followed by Novice and Costume. Costume racers will complete an untimed run of the course and will be judged by a panel of third-party judges.

When they are done with the course, racers and spectators can enjoy plenty of choices from local food trucks, giveaways, and free entertainment and activities. Get more information and register for the event by clicking here.

Time: Saturday and Sunday, April 22-23

Place: Big Spring Park Canal

Cost: Individual – $30; Teams of two – $50; Teams of four – $95


Heads-N-Tails Crawfish Boil



Looking for a tasty event the whole family can enjoy? Mark your calendars for the 7th Annual Heads-N-Tails Crawfish Boil at the VBC. There will be an array of seafood and craft beers to choose from, and—of course—tons of crawfish!

Big fan of local brews? The event’s craft beer garden will open at 1 p.m. And don’t forget there will be great musical entertainment from Mambo Gris Gris and Rou du Bayou.

Kids will also be able to enjoy face painting and inflatables while you’re stuffing your face with some of the best seafood in town and chilling out to the sounds of Zydeco music.

The event is free to attend. Get more information here.

Time: Saturday, April 22 (3p.m. – 9p.m.)

Place: Von Braun Civic Center – South Hall





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Haley Clemons is a graduate of the University of Alabama with a degree in public relations. She spends most of her free time exploring local towns, trying new restaurants and planning her next international trip. Her favorite place on earth is Seaside, Florida on scenic highway 30A! She loves church, her family, friends and her fluffy white cat named Truman (after The Truman Show). She’s also a big Jim Carrey fan. She currently works as the marketing coordinator for a local commercial real estate company. She started her travel blog earlier this year and records her latest adventures for everyone to enjoy. Read more from Haley at www.life-in-between.com.



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