Paddle the Canal and Pop Up Parks Return This Fall!

It’s hard to believe that September has almost arrived in Downtown Huntsville! We aren’t complaining though because Autumn in the Rocket City Center brings two of our favorite events each year.

It begins with a special Paddle the Canal presented by Redstone Federal Credit Union on Saturday September 21st. We say “special” because each of the last three years we’ve hosted Paddle the Canal in April. Unfortunately, this year’s April event was teeth-chattering cold—not exactly the weather forecast for getting in a kayak for a Downtown water experience! 

That’s why we’ve moved the event to the guaranteed warmer date in September. We’ll still have lots of kayaks thanks to our friends at Black Bear LLC Canoe and Kayak Rentals as well as live music courtesy of the Downtown Huntsville Embassy Suites as well as a DJ to fire up your “inner paddler”! Best of all, thanks to our sponsor, if you have any type of account with Redstone Federal Credit Union you get to paddle the canal for FREE (you just have to register on-line here). And, even if you don’t have a Redstone account, you can still paddle for just a small registration fee.

If you’ve never paddled the Big Spring Canal or would love to do so again, this event is the only opportunity each year to experience this unique and fun way to explore Downtown. So, mark your calendars for September 21 and register here before the event fills up!

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Downtown Huntsville Pop Up Parks!

Just one month later, the Downtown Huntsville Pop Up Parks return to the Courthouse Square with 10 temporary “parks” on each side of the Square. Each year, local companies and organizations create unique and engaging park experiences that you and your friends and family can enjoy for free between October 17-27. As you can see below, the park’s offer fun opportunities to enjoy Downtown throughout the day and evening.

What if your company or organization wants to participate by designing your own park for the event? Well, that’s fun and simple too! Just email to register for a space. It’s free to reserve your space, so it’s a great way to share your brand and creativity with the thousands of guests who “play” in the parks over 10 fun-filled days in the Rocket City Center. Remember though: just 10 spaces are available so if you want to take advantage of this incredible marketing and brand-awareness opportunity, don’t delay in contacting Karla to reserve your Pop-Up Park space.