Calendar of Events | July – August 2019

    Huntsville is partying like it’s 1969 with all of its upcoming Apollo 50th Anniversary celebrations. Not only is space the place to celebrate, but there are also many other ways to enjoy Rocket City this summer.

    Apollo 50th Anniversary Celebration | Rockets on Parade
    July 13-20
    Apollo Courtyard at U.S. Space & Rocket Center
    Included with general admission
    Rockets on Parade is a way to note Huntsville’s ongoing contributions to the American space program with designs specific to Rocket City, monumental achievements of the Apollo program and the future of space travel or through unique artistic expression. The rockets will be judged on impact, creativity, subject matter and historical storytelling. rocketcenter.com

    Rocket City Summer Fest — All Access Pass
    July 13-20
    The All Access Pass includes admission to the Town Hall Brunch, Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Dinner, unlimited access to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center for the week, unlimited shows in the National Geographic Theater and INTUITIVE® Planetarium, building and launching rockets, a night at Yellowhammer Brewing and Campus 805, Space Camp behind-the-scenes tour with Astronaut Unplugged, and the concert in the shadow of Saturn V replica. The 50th Anniversary Pass includes a seat at the Homecoming Celebration on Tuesday, July 16, plus all the other activities of the basic All Access Pass. Quantities are limited. rocketcenter.com.

    Concerts in the Park
    July 15
    6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
    Big Spring Park on the Huntsville Museum of Art outdoor stage
    Big Daddy Kingfish and JED Eye
    A night of 1960s music in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Lunar Landing. The event is free to the public. Picnics are welcome. Local food trucks and vendors will be on site. Handicap parking is available in the Huntsville Museum of Art parking lot and additional parking is available for free in the Monroe Street garage. artshuntsville.org/concerts-in-the-park/

    Guinness Book of World Record: Rocket Launch
    July 16
    8:30 a.m.
    Space Camp Launch Complex, east of the Huntsville Marriott.
    Join the U.S. Space & Rocket Center as it launches 5,000 Estes rockets on the exact launch time of the Apollo 11 mission, 8:32 a.m. CT. The Space & Rocket Center hopes to set a new Guinness World Record. Limited seating opens at 7 a.m. All rockets will be launched by Rocket Center staff. www.rocketcenter.com.

    Latham UMC Farmers Market
    July 16
    3 to 6 p.m.
    Latham United Methodist Church, 109 Weatherly Road
    The Farmers Market is each Tuesday during the summer. Enjoy fresh and local produce, meats, cheeses, coffee, teas and much more. lathamfarmersmarket.com.

    Biergarten | U.S. Space & Rocket Center
    July 18
    4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
    Stein and Dine during Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Launch Week. Enjoy the festive atmosphere with imported and domestic beers and delicious wines from the German region. It’s family-friendly and leashed dogs are welcome on the Apollo Terrace and in Apollo Courtyard. Admission is free. Food and beverages are available for purchase. rocketcenter.com/Biergarten

    Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Dancing in the Streets
    July 19
    5 to 9 p.m.
    Downtown Huntsville, 100 Northside Square
    On July 19, 1969, Huntsvillians gathered downtown to celebrate the Apollo 11 moon landing. Relive that glory day by joining space enthusiasts as they dance in the streets once again. Musical performances themed to the last five decades will take place on each side of the Historic Downtown Square. There will be a projection experience to end the evening and inspire the latest endeavor of space exploration. Downtown Exclusives signature cocktails will be available at many establishments. The Food Truck All-Stars event will move to the square for the occasion. www.huntsville.org/apollo50.

    Moon Landing Concert
    July 20
    7 p.m.
    Outside, Saturn V Hall
    Celebrate the anniversary of the day Neil Armstrong took his historic first step on the Moon at the Rocket City Summer Fest Concert at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. Huntsville will join with celebrations around the world to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Mission with a concert in the shadow of Huntsville’s iconic Saturn V replica. The Black Jacket Symphony presents “Party of the Year,” playing hits from the 1960s to today. This is Black Jacket Symphony’s answer to the party band, and the concert experience includes videos, full concert lighting, and a high-energy performance. www.rocketcenter.com.

    Concerts in the Park
    July 22
    6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
    Big Spring Park on the Huntsville Museum of Art outdoor stage
    Tres Locos and Dirt Circus (rock)
    The event is free to the public. Picnics are welcome. Local food trucks and vendors will be on site. Handicap parking is available in the Huntsville Museum of Art parking lot and additional parking is available for free in the Monroe Street garage. artshuntsville.org/concerts-in-the-park/

    Burritt’s City Lights & Stars
    July 26
    7:30 p.m.
    Henri’s Notions
    From soft finger-picked ballads to hard-driving jigs and reels, Henri’s Notions creates a musical mix of traditional Celtic and American music as well as their own compositions that have a rhythm and voice reflective of their Southern heritage. O’ Taste & See BBQ and Suzy’s Pops will be on site with food for purchase. burrittonthemountain.com.

    Concerts in the Park
    July 29
    6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
    Big Spring Park on the Huntsville Museum of Art outdoor stage
    Wanda Wesolowski and Alan Little (singer-songwriters)
    The event is free to the public. Picnics are welcome. Local food trucks and vendors will be on site. Handicap parking is available in the Huntsville Museum of Art parking lot and additional parking is available for free in the Monroe Street garage. artshuntsville.org/concerts-in-the-park/

    Concerts in the Park
    Aug. 5
    6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
    Big Spring Park on the Huntsville Museum of Art outdoor stage
    Unorthodocs and Milltowne (80’s rock/country and Americana)
    The event is free to the public. Picnics are welcome. Local food trucks and vendors will be on site. Handicap parking is available in the Huntsville Museum of Art parking lot and additional parking is available for free in the Monroe Street garage. www.artshuntsville.org/concerts-in-the-park/

    Friday Night Art Walk
    Aug. 9
    Downtown Huntsville Square
    Walk around the historic Downtown Square to see art and artisan goods from more than 60 local vendors. Enjoy live music and an open entertainment district. The event is sponsored by Amanda Howard Sotheby’s International Realty, and is free for the public to attend.

    Burritt’s City Lights & Stars
    Aug. 16
    Microwave Dave & The Nukes
    7:30 p.m.
    Microwave Dave & The Nukes is a three-piece band led by one of Huntsville’s most popular Blues/R&B improvisational performers. www.burrittonthemountain.com.

    Concert at Three Caves
    Aug. 10
    7 to 9 p.m.
    Kenny Neal; opening artist is Microwave Dave & The Nukes
    Kenny Neal is a second-generation southern Louisiana bluesman. Microwave Dave & The Nukes is a three-piece band led by one of Huntsville’s most popular Blues/R&B improvisational performers. landtrustnal.org/events.

    Lowe Mill Concerts on the Dock
    Aug. 30
    6 to 9 p.m.
    Huntsville’s own Actual Bombs live is a three-piece with three vocals, synthesizers, full drums, guitar and bass. The group’s tracks remind listeners how important it is to just get up and dance. $5 parking fee is charged on the property. lowemill.net/concerts-on-the-dock

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