Things to do 5/4/2018-5/6/2018

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Whistle Stop Weekend! 

What: Held during the first weekend in May, WhistleStop is a unique and exciting community gathering. Annually more than 25,000 attendees converge on the ground of the Historic Huntsville Depot creating an incredibly diverse socioeconomic audience. True community spirit, combined with great food, live music, good friends and a “little” competition have helped create this award winning two day event.

Proceeds from this beloved event support the history education initiatives of the EarlyWorks Family of Museums.

When: FRIDAY May 4th from 4PM – 11PM AND SATURDAY, May 5, 10AM – 11PM

Where: Historic Huntsville Depot, 320 Church Street

Cost: For ticket information and to purchase tickets online at 


Rocket City Ukulele Festival!

What: The Rocket City Ukulele Festival will be held on   Saturday May 5 2018 on the grounds of the National Speleological Society (NSS) in Huntsville, Alabama and will be organized and conducted by the Tennessee Valley Ukulele Club.
The festival’s goal is to promote interest in and enjoyment of the Ukulele in and around the Tennessee Valley and to advance and share “Ukulele Love” and the “Hawaiian Spirit of Aloha”. The program will feature beginner sessions and classes on various aspect of the ukulele care and playing. Those not participating in the classes will be able to gather in small group to share music and expertise. Open-mic sessions will be available and the performances will be held on the stage.The festival will also offer opportunities for club performances and group participation  strum-along. Other ukulele and Hawaii-related activities and performances may be included as available.

When: Saturday May 5, 2018 from 8AM-6PM

Where: Nation Speleological Society, 6001 Pulaski Pike

Cost: Free