#MyOpelikaChristmas: Events all season for the whole family!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…in Opelika! Every year, Opelika packs the calendar with holiday events for the whole family. Here’s a rundown with links to the events to find out more information. Make your holidays memorable with these great events throughout the city all season. Be sure to take plenty of photos and share with the hashtag #MyOpelikaChristmas Nov 24 – Shop Small Saturday Support small businesses in Opelika by shopping local. Historic Downtown shops will be open to help you find the perfect gifts on your…

Weekend Roundup Nov 16-18

Opelika Weekend Events

It’s the week before Thanksgiving and before we settle into binge eating and football, we need to find out what we’re doing this weekend! Thursday night is team trivia at Niffer’s, Broadway Tour of Something Rotten! and the Drag Cabaret at Irish Bred Pub’s Corner Bar. Friday Blackberry Possum at Eighth & Rail Saturday Meet Santa at Courthouse Square Muse at Eighth & Rail The holiday season is fast approaching. Check out our event calendar page as we add in more of what makes Opelika extra special during this time…

Weekend Roundup for Veterans Day Weekend

Opelika Weekend Events

This weekend is Veterans Day and there are plenty of things to do in town! Let’s take a look. Thursday night is Trivia Night at Niffers and the Clovers Drag Cabaret at Irish Bred Pub’s Corner Bar. It’s also Thirsty Thursday at La Cantina! Friday John Bull Band at Eighth & Rail Saturday Veterans Day Celebration at Courthouse Square. This year includes a special event to honor WWI veterans. There will be live music and more, followed by a reception at the Museum of East Alabama. The program starts at…

Something Rotten! Broadway’s Smash Hit Tour Comes to Opelika

The East Alabama Arts Performance Series is full swing and next Thursday, November 15, the National Tour of Something Rotten! arrives in Opelika for a one night only performance. Something Rotten! Brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rockstar known as “The Bard.” When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first MUSICAL! Something Rotten! wowed…

Veterans Day Celebration is Saturday, Nov 10

Opelika’s annual Veterans Day event is scheduled for Saturday, November 10 at Courthouse Square. This year’s event includes a special WWI Celebration with additional entertainment and appearances. Dr. Marty Olliff will speak about the origins of Armistice Day and the commemoration of “The Great War” followed by performances by the Opelika Ovations and the New American Freedom Train Band. We’ll also be treated to a special guest appearance by Golden Eagle, “Aurea” from the Auburn University Southeastern Raptor Center. After the Courthouse Square celebration a special Veterans Reception at the…

Opelika Votes!

Tomorrow, November 6 is election day! It is a general election for a number of statewide races, including governor, and congressional races. There are also a few amendments to the state constitution on the ballot. Voting is not only our right as citizens, it’s our duty. Here are a few resources for you to make election day easier. Sample Ballot. Take a look at who is running for what and plan your vote before you go. Amendments. The State of Alabama has the longest constitution of any state, find out…

Weekend Roundup for November 2-4

Opelika Weekend Events

November is here and you know what that means? The Weekend Roundup is going to start talking about how quickly the holidays will be here and cliches about how fast this year went by! But, as we celebrate the beginning of true Fall for Opelika, let’s see what’s happening this weekend! Friday Red Clay Fall Bash. Red Clay Brewery celebrates their relationship with 1% for the Planet with great live music, food and brews. Head downtown and show them some love! Live Music Friday! Brittany Grimes is at Jefferson’s until…

Weekend Roundup: Halloween Edition

Opelika Weekend Events

The Weekend Roundup has some great ways to spend your Halloween Weekend in Opelika. There’s plenty of things for the family fun and lots of options for the adults, too! Thursday night kicks off with trivia at Niffer’s on the Tracks and a special Halloween Bash Drag Show at the Corner Bar above Irish Bred Pub Friday The Great Pumpkin Splash at the Opelika Sportsplex.  Long Distance Lovers Album Release Concert at John Emerald Distillery (Free!) Groove Monkey at Eighth & Rail Saturday The Hallows at Lewis Cooper Jr Memorial…

Weekend Roundup: On The Tracks is back!

Opelika Weekend Events

The Weekend Roundup is here and this weekend’s big event is the annual On The Tracks presented by Opelika’s Main Street. Plus, there’s a lot more happening in Opelika this weekend. Let’s start with Thursday because the weekend is jam packed and starts today! Thursday Pet Portraits and Pints at Red Clay Brewery. This fundraising event is a ticketed event at the brewery, bring a picture of your pet and get a portrait while you have a pint! The Clovers Drag Cabaret performs at Irish Bred Pub every Thursday. Niffer’s…

On The Tracks Returns to Downtown October 19

Our favorite downtown event, On The Tracks, returns October 19. This annual event is a ‘wine trail’ through Historic Downtown Opelika. Opelika’s Main Street Chapter presents this annual event and director Dana Gafford says there will be some exciting changes this year to refresh the event.  “We are really excited about On The Tracks this year. We have looked back over the history of the event and have tried to incorporate all of the elements that people have really liked in the past,” Gafford said. Opelika Main Street is part…