Huntsville may be called the Rocket City, but don’t let that name fool you. Huntsville is a modern city that offers exciting attractions and events to please every interest. Visit Huntsville the weekend of September 27th to see for yourself.
Start the day with butterflies and brunch at the Huntsville Botanical Garden. Spend the afternoon at Big Spring Crush, Huntsville’s first wine festival, or enjoy free admission to two popular museums. Cap of the day with a haunted trolley tour.
Huntsville is the Rocket City, but it’s so much more!
Monarchs and Muffins at Huntsville Botanical Garden
Alabama’s state insect is the monarch butterfly, and on September 27, visitors to the Huntsville Botanical Garden can learn about the life and migration of this colorful bug.
The Huntsville Botanical Garden is offering two Monarchs and Muffins sessions to accommodate visitors. The first begins at 10 a.m. and the second one starts at 11 a.m. Brunch, including muffins, is included. Also, participants will be able to tag and release their very own monarch butterfly as they begin their migration to Mexico.
Tickets are $15 per person. Click here for more information.
Big Spring Crush, Huntsville’s first wine festival
Head to Big Spring Park in Downtown Huntsville to enjoy the city’s first wine festival sponsored by HomeGrown Huntsville. Tickets, available now, must be purchased by September 1.
Ashley Ryals, founder of HomeGrown Huntsville, says the event features more than 200 wines, live music, food from local restaurants and food trucks, and a grape stomping area -- of course! Tickets to Big Spring Crush include admission to the festival, a commemorative wine tasting glass and all the wine you want to taste.
Embassy Suites of Huntsville has specially priced room packages for people who purchase Big Spring Crush tickets. The hotel is located at 800 Monroe Street, in easy walking distance of the wine festival. Click here to book now or call the hotel directly at 256-539-7373 to learn more.
Free admission to the US Space & Rocket Center and Sci-Quest Hands-on Science Center
Celebrating its 10th Anniversary, Smithsonian Magazine is partnering with museums across the country to offer free admission (two tickets per household, per address) to museums across the country on September 27. Two Huntsville museums, the US Space & Rocket Center and Sci-Quest Hands-on Science Center are participating this year.
Tickets must be claimed in advance. CLICK HERE to get your tickets today. (If you can’t get to Huntsville, check out museums in your area!)
Spooky Fun with Haunted Tours
Close out the day with a haunted tour through downtown.
Whether you prefer to walk, bicycle or ride a trolley, Huntsville Ghost Walk tours will be sure to spook you! For the trolley tour, advance tickets are required, learn about the balck widow of Hazel Green’s second husband, the ghosts at the Georgia Graveyard and many more.
All tours depart from Harrison Brothers Hardware Store, located at 124 South Side Square. To learn more, click here.
It's happening in Huntsville
Whatever your interest, September is a great time to visit Huntsville. Visit the Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau to learn more about the region and for fabulous discounts. Plan your getaway today!