If you’re in central to north Alabama you are probably in the middle of some pretty serious cabin fever. To help you deal with the mental exhaustion check out the list of activities below happening this weekend:


Lowe’s Build and Grow

Monster Jam featuring Max-D Feb. 28 at 10 a.m.

Register here. If your location is full, you can still show up but be prepared to wait for cancellations.  They may not have an opening, so it’s a risk.



Montevallo Arbor Day 

Free 1,000 trees and tree seedlings giveaway at Orr Park

9 a.m. to noon

Go here to learn more. 



Birmingham Art Museum Chinese New Year celebration

Saturday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Admission: Free, parking is free

Open to all ages

Go here for details.


American Traditional Archery Pre-Spring Arrow Fling

Tannehill State Park

$4 for adults, $2 for children

Go here for details. Go here for directions and info about the park.


UAB Men’s Basketball game 

Versus Middle Tennessee

Saturday 2 p.m. at Bartow Arena

Tickets are $5 (rare discount)

Go here to order online. 


Discover the Dinosaurs

BJCC  Friday – Sunday

**Not cheap at all. There are some animatronic dino displays, then bounce houses, dino digs, coloring and rides.  Tickets are ridiculous in my opinion.

If you’re interested go here.

NOTE – This is a much cheaper investment: 


Hardin Center for Cultural Arts Dinosaurs Alive

Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission $8 for all ages

Go here details and directions.



Garden Giveback Day 

Huntsville Botanical Gardens

Saturday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Donate an item on the Huntsville Humane Society’s list and you will get free admission.

Each item equals a free admission.

Go here to learn more. 


Family Egg Drop Challenge  at Sci-Quest Hands On Science Center

Feb. 28, Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Included with general admission (Get free admission if you’re an ASTC passport member like McWane, SMOF etc.)

All materials will be provided to  you.  The egg will need to survive a 10 foot to 20 foot drop.

Go here for details.


Spring into Summer Activities Fair

Space & Rocket Center

Free admission

Features more than 30 members of the Arts Council who will share details about spring break and summer camps, free classes and more.

Go here to learn more. 



Montgomery – Alabama Horse Council Horse Fair

Feb. 28 – March 1 Garrett Coliseum

Parade of breeds, kids activities, entertainment, competitions and more.

Go here to learn more.

Go here to see fair schedule.


Tuscaloosa – Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Party 

Children’s Hands On Museum 

Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Stories, cake and more.

Go here for admission and direction details.

Monroe County Heritage Arts Festival 

Admission free


Old Courthouse Museum & Downtown Square

There will be children’s activities, booths, crafts, entertainment, food and more.

Go here for directions and more.


Birmingham-area events

Visit www.birmingham365.org for a massive list of options for Birmingham.

Mobile-area events: 

Lagniappe Mobile has a round-up of events happening in their area.

Go here.

Montgomery-area events

Go here to check out the city calendar.

North Alabama events:

Our Valley Events has a round-up of Huntsville area specific events for this weekend.

Go here.

Fresh Air Family events

Free to moderate cost outdoor events calendar.

Go here.


State travel calendar:

Go here for the official travel site of Alabama for calendar events happening across the state.