2019 Armed Forces Celebration Week: June 23-29

Proclamation Signing
Monday, June 24 ■ 8:30 a.m. ■ Veterans Memorial, downtown Huntsville
(Rain location: Huntsville/Madison County Chamber)

AUSA “Iron Mike Golf Tournament”
Monday, June 24 ■ 10:30 a.m. Start ■ Valley Hill Country Club
Registration is Closed

AFC Concert in the Park
Monday, June 24 ■ 6:30 p.m. ■ Big Spring Park, downtown Huntsville (NEW Rain location: VBC Concert Hall)
Fort Benning | Maneuver Center of Excellence Band ■ Fireworks at dark (weather permitting)
Fireworks Sponsors – Presenting: Lockheed Martin Corporation; Gold: Brockwell Technologies, Huntsville International Airport
More information

Community Musical Performance
Tuesday, June 25 ■ 7 p.m. ■ Bob Jones High School, Madison ■ Fort Benning | Maneuver Center of Excellence Band
Concert is FREE, but you’re encouraged to pick up free tickets at one of these locations: Huntsville/Madison County Chamber, MWR office on Redstone Arsenal, Madison City Hall, or the Hogan Family YMCA on Park Square Lane. People with tickets will have first choice of seating.

Armed Forces Celebration Luncheon
Wednesday, June 26 ■ Noon ■ VBC North Hall
Featured Speaker: General Gus Perna
Presenting Sponsor: Northrop Grumman Corporation
Registration is Closed

Biergarten Event
Thursday, June 27 ■ 4:30 -7:30 p.m. ■ U.S. Space & Rocket Center
The German Biergarten is a weekly event through November 21 featuring authentic German cuisine. Enjoy a festive atmosphere in the Saturn V Hall at the Davidson Center for Space Exploration, featuring imported and domestic beers and delicious wines from the German region. The Biergarten event features a different nonprofit organization every week, and this week’s recipient is Forever Young Senior Veterans of Alabama, a wish granting organization for senior veterans (over 65). The Brass Band of Huntsville will perform, too!

Community Bike Ride
Saturday, June 29 ■ 9 a.m. ■ Redstone Arsenal
The community is invited to join in a 7-mile bike ride on Redstone Arsenal. Please come in Gate 9 and proceed to the intersection of Rideout Road and Martin Road — the ride will start and end there. Access to Arsenal will be granted from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and the bike ride starts at 9 a.m. Youth riders are welcome, but must ride ‘big bikes’ and be able to ride 7 miles. Helmets required – please fill out this mandatory waiver.

Schedule is subject to change. We will post updates on this page.

Information on military discounts:

  • Burritt on the Mountain – free admission for active soldiers
  • EarlyWorks Family of Museums – free admission for military members and families June 23-29
  • Huntsville Botanical Garden – free admission to retired and active military and their families with military ID, June 23-30.
  • U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum – free to active/retired military and their immediate family throughout the week
    2060 Airport Road SW, Huntsville AL 35801
  • Huntsville Futbol Club (Huntsville FC) will host a home game on Sunday, June 30th at 6:30 p.m. at the John Hunt Park Soccer Stadium. It’s Military Appreciation night and free admission will be offered to all veterans and active duty military. There will also be a fireworks show after the game.

Check for additions to this list – we’ll update it as we learn of other discounts.