Tuesday, June 28, 2011

July 4th is finally around the corner!

The annual Freedom Celebration in Opelika will be held this Friday, July 1 at the Opelika High School Football practice field. Musical entertainment by MUSE. Fun and entertainment is guaranteed at this great event with Buddy Blue and the Opelika Sky Divers performances beginning at 7:30 pm. The fireworks show will begin at dark. Head out to Opelika to enjoy inflatable games and activities for the entire family, hamburgers and hot dogs,  music, entertainment, great food and The Ultimate Fireworks Show! This event is free to the public.

Following this celebration will be the Auburn 4th of July Celebration. On Monday the 4th, celebrate Independence Day with the entire Auburn Community, Auburn Parks and Recreation, and Briggs and Stratton beginning at 6 p.m. behind the home side of Duck Samford Football Stadium. Enjoy great food, live music, free goodies - courtesy of Briggs and Stratton, and THE best fireworks display in the area!
Don’t miss out on musical entertainment by The Weston Burt Band!  The band takes the stage for a FREE live performance beginning at 7 p.m. Admission to this event is FREE, so grab your picnic basket, blanket, and the family and join us for a fabulous night of entertainment and a chance to show your patriotic spirit! Gates open at 6 p.m. Entertainment begins at 7 p.m., followed by fireworks at 9 p.m. In the event of rain, the fireworks will be rescheduled on Tuesday, July 5 at 9 p.m.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Celebrate summer with these great area events!

The Alabama Blues Brothers Show
Friday, June 17 at the Event Center Downtown Opelika.- The Alabama Blues Brothers are Jamey and Justin Crisler, the nation's only "ACTUAL" Brothers performing as a Blues Brothers Tribute.
Tickets Available: $25 in advance by June 13 and $30 after June 13. Price includes concert and meal with featured caterer Byron's Smokehouse BBQ. Doors open at 6:00pm. Food will be available from 6:00pm-8:00pm. Entertainment starts at 7:30pm and plays until 10:30pm

5th Annual SummerNight Downtown Art Walk
The 5th Annual SummerNight Downtown Art Walk on Friday, June 17 from 6 – 9:30 p.m. SummerNight is a great event for the Auburn community to delight in what the City has to offer. Artists are invited to sell and display their work and downtown businesses are encouraged to offer specials and incentives for late-night shoppers.

For more information, please contact the Arts Center at 501-2963 or visit www.auburnalabama.org/arts.

Summer Swing
Every Tuesday evening the Opelika Parks and Recreation Department hosts a free outdoor concert at 7:00 p.m. at Municipal Park in Opelika Alabama. This 15-week concert series offers a wide variety of musical entertainment including Gospel, Jazz, R & B, Praise and Worship, Oldies, Country, Big Band Swing, Folk and Community Band music.

The Opelika Band Boosters will prepare hamburgers and hotdogs in the park for a nominal fee from 6:15-7:30 p.m. These are ideal for a family picnic and the home-made ice cream is delicious. RBC Bank of Opelika will provide complimentary lemonade during the concerts.
June Schedule
June 14- Route 66
June 21- The Fedoras
June 28- Bill J. Brooks- Elvis Lives Concert

All this information and more can be found at www.aotourism.com/calendar

Did you know... June is known for the large number of marriages that occur over the course of the month?