Group of friends standing at a food truckBattle of the Food Truck All Stars 2018

Huntsville is home to some awesome food trucks. The fierce competition has created some true greats. They battle for the title of Best Brunch at Northside Square the first Saturday of every month. The 3rd Friday of each month, they’ll be on Church Street. Here, they’ll battle over the best dinner.This series is open to the public and free to attend. Come ready to buy from individual trucks and eat as much as you can.

WhistleStop FestivalBarbecue on a grill

A Huntsville classic, WhistleStop returns to the Historic Huntsville Depot on May 4th and 5th to benefit the EarlyWorks Family of Museums. This legendary event features tons of competitive barbecue groups and some incredible ribs, pork, chicken and more. The event also features live music, beer and competitive cornhole. The weekend pass is only $35 and well worth it.

Fisherman casting his reelReelin’ N Smokin’

Come celebrate National Marina Day June 8th-9th at Ditto Landing. This event, featuring live music, great food and a People’s Choice BBQ competition, is perfect for the outdoorsman. Come enjoy the water, float in or do some fishing. There’s no cost or need to RSVP. Just remember to bring money for food.

Cabaret Upstairs: Sing for AmericaCabaret theater

Not your usual food festival, this May 20th event features Independent Musical Productions, partnered with Amendment XXI. Tickets include admission to the showtime of your choosing with two small plates, an appetizer, a dessert and a cash bar. Check it out if you want dinner featuring IMP singing patriotic songs. This is great for someone looking to enjoy a meal in a different environment without all the fuss of a big food festival.

Huntsville skyline with a rocketRocket City Festival

This event is perfect for families with younger kids. Featuring live music, car displays, food trucks and family activities, it’s a great casual event. Check it out for lots of fun activities for all ages. Things kick off August 25th at 11:30-4:30. Admission is free. The only cost is for vendors.



Text by Cameron Sullivan