Monday, April 18, 2011

April Events in Auburn-Opelika

April Fest at Auburn University Hotel
All the beers of Oktoberfest with the delightful weather of spring at the first ever AprilFest Friday, April 22, 2011 from 5- 9pm in the Terrace Room. There will be a selection of craft brewers with small bite pairings by Executive Chef Andrew Litherland and Catering and Special Event Chef Leonardo Maurelli. There will also be LIVE music on the pool deck!

Tickets are $35 and are available at The Hotel at Auburn University Monday-Friday(also at the door day of the event based on availability).

For more information visit The Hotel at Auburn University Facebook Page (

Earth Day Celebration at the Forest Ecology Preserve
Friday, April 22, join the Forest Eco Preserve for a children’s program at 4:30 pm and a raptor release by the Southeastern Raptor Rehabilitation Center at 5:30 pm. No admission charged

30th Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Kiesel Park in Auburn
The Easter Egg Hunt is for children ages 12 and younger and will be held at Auburn's beautiful Kiesel Park. Bring your family out, along with the biggest Easter Basket you can find, to participate in Auburn's largest Easter Egg Hunt with more than 25,000 eggs hidden over a four-acre area. The event will include live musical entertainment, free sodas, balloons and more. This event is free!

Flashlight Egg Hunt in Opelika on Thursday, April 21
Hunt for Eggs in the Dark!  Bring a flashlight and a basket! Look for special prizes and "rock' eggs!
Age: 3rd - 5th grade. 
Location: Moore Stadium
Time: 7:30 p.m.

Easter on the Square in Opelika Saturday, April 23rd
  • 10:00-10:45 a.m.-Egg-tivities
Children second grade and under will enjoy Easter arts and crafts on the Square! Make bonnets, hats and bunny ears to wear in the Easter Parade, create a sidewalk chalk masterpiece and ride the Easter Express. There will be cotton candy from the Cotton Patch, balloons, face painting, lemonade, visits with the Easter Bunny and more. Great time for all.
  • 10:45 a.m. The Ultimate Parade
Led by The Easter Bunny, The Easter Egg and The Easter Chicken.
  • 11:00 a.m. Super Spectacular Egg Hunt
Ages 2nd grade and under. Prize eggs in each area. Over 25,000 eggs to be gathered! Bring your basket!

Auburn CityFest Saturday, April 30 at 9am
The arts & crafts festival is not only known for the spectacular artists and exhibitors, but also for delicious food, family oriented entertainment and a variety of interactive activities for the entire family to enjoy. In year's past, a variety of activities were offered, including a National Guard Rock Climbing Wall, more than 15 inflatables for kids of all ages, the Auburn Fire Department Smoke House, a Children's Art Exhibition, Meet and Greet with the Auburn University SEC Sports Teams, the Story Maker, Gamma Phi Beta Carnival, Cartoon Network Characters, Martial Arts Show, the Charter Communications Trailer and much more. Come to Kiesel Park to enjoy spectacular scenery, exceptional musical entertainment, fine, funky, and hip art in a casual, relaxing atmosphere. Stretch out on the lawn and enjoy non-stop entertainment, or dance to the irresistible sounds, while savoring tasty treats from a variety of our food vendors!

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