The Arts Season Starts October 3

The Arts Association of East Alabama kicks off its 32nd season with Yekwon Sunwoo, the most recent, and only Korean Gold Medalist of the quadrennial Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Sunwoo’s March 2018 appearance in Opelika, performing Rachmanioff’s  Theme and Variations of a Theme of Paganini with the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba garnered such acclaim he was immediately reengaged to open the 2018-2019 Performance Series season in his first solo concert on stage at the Opelika Center for the Performing Arts. Since its founding in 1965, the Arts Association has been a…

Weekend Roundup for September 21-23

Opelika Weekend Events

Football weekends start on Thursday in downtown and this week includes a Cottonseed Studios presented show at the Distillery on Thursday night, trivia at Niffer’s and the Clovers Drag Cabaret at Irish Bred Pub all before Friday hits! Friday The John Bull Band at Eighth & Rail Songwriter’s night at the Listening Room at the Bottling Plant Event Center. Saturday Karaoke on the patio at La Cantina Sunday Gravel Sunday with James Bros. Bikes. These monthly rides are a great way to join the cycling community in Opelika with a…

Lee County Fair is October 2-6

The fair is coming! Since we were kids, the arrival of the Lee County Fair has made us downright giddy. From the rides to the funnel cakes to the Miss Lee County Pageant and the Livestock show, the fair is a highlight of the fall around here. Check out the full schedule on the AO Tourism page to find out when you’ll be making your annual pilgrimage to the Lee County Fairgrounds.  

Weekend Roundup September 14-16 AU/LSU Weekend

Opelika Weekend Events

Football season means home games and tailgating and nightlife in Opelika. Let’s see what’s happening around town this weekend. In addition to some great live music, local restaurants are serving great meals with music and drink specials every weekend. Don’t forget that while close to the stadium is becoming one of the state’s ‘largest cities on game weekend’ Opelika is just 7 miles from campus…and a world away from the chaos. As usual, the weekend starts on Thursday with the The Clovers Drag Cabaret at The Corner Bar above Irish…

Opelika Life is…

Opelika Alabama

Opelika is more than just a historic downtown, it’s a vibrant community that is growing and deliberately working to be a place that retains its charm and character and its support of locally owned businesses and live music. Our downtown core is one of the largest and most well preserved historic districts in the I-85 corridor and the city has worked to keep the downtown alive with a great shopping, dining and entertainment district. Whether you are visiting for the day, in town for a game or live here…downtown Opelika…

Weekend Roundup for September 7-9

Opelika Weekend Events

The weekends aren’t cooling down yet, but they are heating up with plenty of live music and events to get you out and about. Let’s see what’s happening around town this weekend! Thursday night starts the weekend with trivia at Niffer’s on the Tracks and Drag Cabaret at the Irish Bred Pub Corner Bar. For a full rundown of events in Opelika visit our calendar page. Friday If you are a Harley fan, then Bike Night at Big Swamp Harley-Davidson is right up your alley. Karaoke with Michael Dean at…

Weekend Roundup for Labor Day

Opelika Weekend Events

Summer officially comes to a close and Football Season (and Pumpkin Spice season) begins this weekend. For those of you not headed to Atlanta, let’s take a look at what’s happening around town. The weekends officially start on Thursday with trivia at Niffer’s, Karaoke at Jefferson’s and Drag Cabaret at Irish Bred Pub and as that eases you into Friday, let’s get ready for a three day weekend! Friday Ella Langley performs on the patio at Jefferson’s Blackberry Possum is back at Wild Wing Cafe in Tiger Town Tony Brooks…

O Grows Farmer’s Market ends its season

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 assumed responsibility for the Opelika Farmer’s Market. This year’s season ends August 28 and your last chance to support the community non-profit this year will be from 3-6. 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. We have enjoyed…

Weekend Roundup: Opelika lives up to its live music reputation this weekend!

Opelika Weekend Events

The students are back and we’re almost done with the dog days of summer so you know what that means, lots of things happening in Opelika again! The weekend kicks off on Thursday night with the weekly trivia at Niffer’s on the Tracks and Drag Cabaret at Irish Bred Pub and this Thursday, Marcus Frazier is at Grand National. But, there’s a lot happening this weekend so let’s get to it! Friday Welcome to downtown, 10,000Hz Records. The grand opening of the new record store and music space is Friday…

Opelika City Schools Embraces Technology in Curriculum

Opelika City Schools are making big investments in technology for K-12 students. This year, all Opelika City Schools students in grades 3-12 receive in classroom Google Chromebooks. Exposing students to technology at a young age sets the stage for expanding education opportunities beyond the classroom and preparing students for college and real world experience with a deeper understanding of how to use technology. Just four years ago, Opelika launched the program with one Google Expedition Kit at a cost of $10,000. Since then, the district has purchased a total of…