All Blog Posts Tagged 'Opelika' (43)

Santa Claus is coming to town, not once, but twice

Opelika and Auburn residents will have two opportunities to get into the Christmas spirit with the help of the annual Opelika and Auburn Christmas parades. The Opelika Christmas parade, hosted by the Opelika Chamber of Commerce, will take place Saturday, Dec. 6, at 11 a.m., and the Auburn Christmas parade, hosted by the Auburn Chamber of Commerce, will be held Thursday, Dec. 11, at 5 p.m. Both parades are open to the public and are expected to last an hour.



Added by Sarah Buck on November 17, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

‘Sister Act’ is singing its way to The Plains

Get your dancing shoes on and your singing voices ready because Broadway musical, Sister Act,” is coming to Opelika.

The national tour of “Sister Act,” hosted by East Alabama Arts, is performing at the Opelika Center for the Performing Arts on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014 at 7:30…


Added by Morgan Gamble on November 8, 2014 at 9:13pm — No Comments

Spook up your Halloween with haunted tour

A free “Haunted Auburn Downtown Walking Tour” is hosted by Alabama Spectral Investigations and begins outside of Toomer’s Corner in downtown Auburn on Oct. 30 at 7 and 9 p.m..

Because the tour was successful last year, the tour guides and founders, John Poe and Brandon…


Added by Susan Waggoner on October 29, 2014 at 4:11pm — No Comments

"On the Tracks" creates fun night out in downtown Opelika

On Friday, Oct. 10, food vendors, live music, entertainment, shopping and wine tastings will turn the downtown Opelika area into a festive night to kick off the start of fall. Eighth and Railroad Road streets will be the main location of the event. 

From 6 p.m. until 11 p.m., Opelika hosts…


Added by Whitney Suzanne Jones on September 29, 2014 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Studio 3:19 boutique opens downtown

Studio 3:19 is a new men and women’s clothing boutique in downtown Opelika on South 8th Street. It was opened by Molly Anderson, an Auburn alumna.

A few months after her graduation Anderson opened the first Studio 3:19 in Camden, Ala. in 2010. It is no longer open, but it gave her a starting point to…


Added by Caitlin Lea on September 29, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Luke Bryan 'Farm Tour' returning to the Plains

The Luke Bryan “Farm Tour” is making its way back to Auburn on Thursday, Oct. 2. The tour, which is in its sixth year, will be held at Ingram Farms, located off U.S. Highway 80 in Opelika. 

The “Play it Again” singer will be traveling throughout the Southeast from Oct. 1-11, making Auburn its second stop along…


Added by Laura Huddleston on September 24, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

First Fridays in Opelika - Shop Late and Eat Local the First Friday of Each Month

OPELIKA, Ala. - With live music playing on every street corner, a variety of restaurants to eat at and shops staying open late, there is something for everyone to enjoy at First Fridays in downtown Opelika. …


Added by Morgan McVay on September 17, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Newk's location to open in Opelika

Newk’s Eatery, located in the Tigertown Shopping Center at 2664 Enterprise Drive, will be bringing its fast casual dining concept to Opelika on Monday, March 24.

General Manager, Randy Griffin, said he believes the location will be great to serve both students and families in the community and surrounding…


Added by Caleigh Lentz on March 20, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Let's Go On The Tracks

The 18th biannual On The Tracks food and wine event is April 11. Do you have your ticket yet?

On The Tracks has become a fun event for those 21 and older in the Auburn/Opelika area. The Opelika Main Street organization's director, Pam Powers-Smith has hosts the event and makes sure hundreds of people who flock to downtown Opelika are having a good time.

"On The Tracks is a favorite event for many in the area because of the fun, relaxed atmosphere throughout downtown,"…


Added by Elizabeth Warren on March 7, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Adventures in Alabama

After Spring Break, there is always the lingering reminder of the adventures you could have had. Maybe you will see the pictures of your friend water skiing off the picturesque coast of Cancun or lounging on the beach by the Emerald Coast.

Or beginning on March 8, your Instagram will be full of snaps like your old lab partner’s idyllic view from a cabin in the mountains, or an insane video of your neighbor tackling a black diamond ski course.

Adventure can be found everywhere,…


Added by Rachel Marie Pipan on February 24, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Brews + Bites: The Overall Company hosts February Beer Tasting

Opelika’s very own Overall Company southern coffee shop and restaurant will hold a beer tasting on Friday, Feb. 28 beginning at 7 p.m. It is an upstairs event co-hosted and with food pairings by Hot Damn Jelly Co., a local company specializing in homemade jellies and jams.

The beer tasting will feature…


Added by Chandler Taylor on February 20, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Cottonseed Live presents The Lone Bellow

On Saturday, Feb. 22, Brooklyn-based band, The Lone Bellow will preform in its only southeastern show until May at the Lebanon Art District in Opelika. As part of the Cottonseed Live concert series, The Lone Bellow will play with special guests Jen Coates, and the Hedgerow Folk.

Richard Patton is a…


Added by Ann Howser on February 14, 2014 at 6:41pm — No Comments

A Different Kind of Friday Night

Sometimes doing the “same ole, same ole” every Friday night get’s extremely boring. Whether it’s frequenting the same watering hole or restaurant after each week, it can get mundane and old real quick. Opelika has a cure for that boredom; it’s called First Fridays.

Every first Friday of every month the Opelika Main…


Added by Elizabeth Warren on February 14, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Well-known Restaurants Making Their Way to the Auburn/Opelika Area

If you grew up in the Southeast, the restaurants Jim ‘N Nicks Bar-B-Q, Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe and Newk’s Eatery should all ring a bell. These three well-known franchises are opening new locations in Auburn and Opelika and provide different types of food for all locals to enjoy. 

Jim ‘N Nicks is the first…


Added by Erin Duff on February 12, 2014 at 5:43pm — No Comments

Well-known Restaurants Making Their Way to the Auburn/Opelika Area

If you grew up in the Southeast, the restaurants Jim ‘N Nicks Bar-B-Q, Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe and Newk’s Eatery should all ring a bell. These three well-known franchises are opening new locations in Auburn and Opelika and provide different types of food for all locals to enjoy. 

Jim ‘N Nicks is the first…


Added by Erin Duff on February 12, 2014 at 5:20pm — No Comments

City of Opelika hosts several Valentine’s Day dances

With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, many people are still trying to make plans and decide on how they want to celebrate the upcoming holiday.


Why not spend the night out dancing? Opelika Parks and Recreation is hosting three Valentine’s dances this week for people of all ages. Laura Leigh Chesser, public relations coordinator for Opelika Parks and Recreation, said they are happy to be able to provide something fun for the entire community.…


Added by Mary Beth Sellers on February 10, 2014 at 11:44am — No Comments

Jazz up your week on Tuesdays

Every Tuesday night Eighth & Rail in downtown Opelika, Ala., presents the Jane Drake Quartet. From 7 to 10 p.m. jazz fills the air. No entry fee required.

“The atmosphere is cozy and inviting,” Eighth & Rail owner Mike Patterson said, while motioning to velvet couches and candlelit tables.

Eighth & Rail is known for its sushi menu and live entertainment. Guests are welcome to…


Added by Kelsey Woodworth on February 7, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Volunteers provide creative outlet for special needs teens and young adults

The gift of self-expression is one we often take for granted.

Expressions of a Brave Heart gives this gift to teens and young adults with moderate to severe disabilities. Every other Monday, a group of student volunteers and young people ages 11 to 21 with special needs meet at the Opelika Sportsplex for classes in art, dance and music.

"The volunteers are just people who have a heart for service," says Angie Colvin Burque, associate clinical…


Added by Lillian Virginia Parker on November 4, 2013 at 10:14pm — No Comments

Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors will bring ‘Good Light’ to Opelika

Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors will perform at Opelika’s Cultural Arts Center of East Alabama Thursday, Oct. 24 as part of the concert series Cottonseed Live.

This show is the next stop on Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors’s headlining tour in support of their sixth and most recent album release…


Added by Allie Heckel on October 23, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Floating Pumpkin Patch

The Opelika SportsPlex pool turns into a floating pumpkin patch Friday, October 25.  Mandy Johnson, aquatics director at the Opelika SportsPlex Center, hosts “The Great Pumpkin Splash” from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. for children ages 6-12. Admission is $3.

This is Johnson’s first year hosting…


Added by Katie Esters on October 22, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments



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