Weekend Roundup for July 20-22

Opelika Weekend Events

The Weekend Roundup is here and there’s plenty to do in the ‘dog days of summer’ in downtown Opelika! Thursday Brittany Grimes brings her acoustic styles to the patio at Jefferson’s. Grab a bucket of beer and some wings and hang out with some good local, live music. Cruise and Brews with James Bros. Bikes. This Tour de France themed ride is a great way to end the work week and bike into the weekend…with a beer! Ballet Academy for Adults. If you think you can dance, find out more…

Summer Swing Tonight with the Fedoras

Each year, the Opelika Parks and Recreation present the Summer Swing concert series at the Monkey Park (That’s Municipal Park for anyone born after 1982) and we’re excited for these free concerts on the lawn! Local sponsors, the Opelika Chamber of Commerce, WKKR FM, Opelika Observer, and the Opelika-Auburn News bring these free concerts to the community every year and we look forward them as a time to enjoy friends and family at the park. This week it’s the Fedoras!  The Rocky Brook Rocket will give free train rides from 6:15 to…

Opelika Announces Construction of New Police HQ and Municipal Court Building

Opelika is undergoing major investments and improvements in their public buildings. In May of this year the Opelika Fire Department moved into their state of the art new headquarters and the city council has approved an $18 million proposal for a new police headquarters and municipal court building. The Opelika City Council released a 3-D architectural rendering of the new Opelika Police Station and Municipal Court during their July 9 council meeting. The 3-D model presents a new and modern 37,000 sq ft facility with an enhanced parking lot. Construction…

Weekend Roundup Friday the 13th Edition

Opelika Weekend Events

We believe Friday the 13th is a lucky day, especially if you like live music. Check out what’s hot in Opelika besides the weather this weekend! Friday Clay Barker at Jefferson’s on the Patio. Local singer/songwriter Clay will ease you into the weekend with some a great acoustic set. Damn Skippy will turn up the party at Eighth & Rail Friday night as they shoot a music video. Make your Friday go down in history as part of the crowd supporting these local favorites! Atomic Boogie at Wild Wing Cafe…

O Grows Farmer’s Market, Tuesdays this Summer

O Grows is a community organization committed to providing access to local food grown by local farmers for the local community. This year, O Grows has assumed responsibility for the Opelika Farmer’s Market and the season opens this Tuesday and will be open every Tuesday from 3-6 for the season. Located in a convenient spot close to downtown and residential neighborhoods at the Southside Center for the Performing Arts, the farmer’s market sources food from 15 local farmers in a 100 mile radius to Opelika. Support your community and your…

Summer Swing with Martha’s Trouble Tuesday Night

Each year, the Opelika Parks and Recreation present the Summer Swing concert series at the Monkey Park (That’s Municipal Park for anyone born after 1982) and we’re excited for these free concerts on the lawn! Local sponsors, the Opelika Chamber of Commerce, WKKR FM, Opelika Observer, and the Opelika-Auburn News bring these free concerts to the community every year and we look forward them as a time to enjoy friends and family at the park. This week it’s our favorite, Martha’s Trouble!  The Rocky Brook Rocket will give free train rides from…

Weekend Roundup for the last days of June

Opelika Weekend Events

It’s the last weekend of June and before we get to the holiday, let’s see what’s in store for the weekend! Be sure to head out to Bandy Park and see all the latest improvements and celebrate Family Day on Saturday! Friday Kenny on the Keys at Eighth & Rail Opelika Theatre Company presents, Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple Skyler Saufley & the 99th Degree at Wild Wing Cafe Roadhouse Atlanta at Wild Wing Cafe Saturday Family Day at Bandy Park Live in-store painting demonstration at Kirkland’s Tiger Town Mark…

Opelika Schools Offer Free Lunch Program During Summer Months

The Opelika City School System participates in a USDA program to provide free lunch to children 18 and younger Monday-Friday at three area schools. Carver and Jeter provide lunches Monday-Friday and Opelika High School serves lunch from 11-1 Monday-Thursday. “Opelika joined the program in 2016 and has served more children each year the program has been in place. Children do not need to be enrolled in an Opelika City School or be a resident of Opelika to receive lunch,” Becky Brown, Public Relations Coordinator for Opelika City Schools said. Summer…

Opelika’s 66th Annual Freedom Celebration is July 3

The Opelika Parks and Recreation Department coordinates the annual Freedom Celebration at Opelika High School. This is the 66th year of the annual event that has evolved from the Kiwanis Club shooting off fireworks at the Monkey Park to a family friendly event that we all look forward to every year. The Orthopaedic Clinic sponsorship covers a portion of the fireworks display and the Kiwanis Club of Opelika sponsor’s a children’s play area. Several city departments play an essential role in ensuring this annual gift to the city is a…

Summer Swing is tonight!

Each year, the Opelika Parks and Recreation present the Summer Swing concert series at the Monkey Park (That’s Municipal Park for anyone born after 1982) and we’re excited for these free concerts on the lawn! Local sponsors, the Opelika Chamber of Commerce, WKKR FM, Opelika Observer, and the Opelika-Auburn News bring these free concerts to the community every year and we look forward them as a time to enjoy friends and family at the park. This week it’s Muse on the main stage!  The Rocky Brook Rocket will give free train rides…