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Things To Do Huntsville: Celebrate Armed Forces Week

By: Huntsville Real Estate Expert Mike Manosky On July 29, 2014

Armed Forces Week which begins August 2 and runs through August 9 is hosted by Chamber Of Commerce Huntsville/Madison County and the Association of the U.S. Army and honors the brave men and women of our armed services.

armed forces weekIt will be a great week…get out and have fun!!

Saturday, August 2

6:30 p.m.: AUSA Military Appreciation night at the Huntsville Stars Joe Davis Stadium


Monday, August 4

9 a.m.: Armed Forces Celebration proclamation at the Huntsville/Madison County Veterans Memorial on Monroe Street near Washington Street. (The Chamber auditorium at 225 Church Street is the rain site.)

6:30 p.m.: Army Materiel Command Band performs in Big Spring Park. Weather-permitting, there will be a fireworks display at 9 p.m. This event is free of charge.


Tuesday, Aug. 5 & Wednesday, Aug. 6

7 p.m.: The U.S. Army Soldier Show in the Von Braun Center Concert Hall. Tickets for both shows are no longer available. Doors of the VBC Concert Hall will open 10 minutes prior to show time.  If there are available seats at this time we will let people in without a ticket.


Wednesday, August 6

12 p.m.: Armed Forces Celebration Salute Luncheon featuring AMC’s Gen. Dennis Via in the Von Braun North Hall. (Must register in advance. click here for registration.)


Thursday, August 7

10 a.m.: Purple Heart Day Awards program at the Huntsville/Madison County Veterans Memorial. The community is invited.


Friday, August 8

8 a.m.: “Iron Mike Golf Tournament” by AUSA Redstone at The Links at Redstone Course on Redstone Arsenal. For more information/registration, click here.

5 p.m. – 9 p.m.: Armed Forces Celebration softball games at the Huntsville Metro Kiwanis Sportsplex Field #2 at 3590 Patton Road. There is no charge to attend.

5 p.m.: Game 1 – Team Redstone Leadership vs. Team AUSA.7 p.m.: Game 2 – Huntsville/Madison County Leadership vs. Senior Rec League All Stars.


Saturday, Aug. 9

10 a.m.: F16 Red Tail dedication at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center’s Aviation Challenge to honor the legacy squadron. This event is open to the public.

Also during Armed Forces Celebration, free or discounted admissions to attractions for active or retired military I.D. card holders (and military families) are offered by:

  • Huntsville Museum of Art
  • U.S. Space and Rocket Center
  • Burritt on the Mountain
  • EarlyWorks Museum Complex
  • Sci-Quest, Hands-on Science Center
  • Huntsville Botanical Garden

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Information provided by Huntsville Alabama Realtor Mike Manosky.

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