Bandy Park Ribbon Cutting Saturday, May 26

Bandy Park is named for former City Councilman and community leader, George C. Bandy. The park received a recent upgrade and improvements after years of neglect. City Councilperson Tiffany Gibson-Pitts spearheaded the revitalization of the park and the community will come together on May 26 to unveil the improvements. Billed as a Family Fun Day, the park will host a ribbon cutting and many activities including horseback riding, senior bingo, free food and live music. The improvements to the park included a lighted multi-use field, a press box, newly renovated…

Opelika Homes Featured in the Lee County Master Garden Tour

With roots as deep as the 1970’s the Master Gardeners have programs in all 50 states. The Lee County Master Gardeners Association began in 1990. The first garden tour was in 2006.  Each “even year” since, the Lee County Master Gardeners or Alabama open the gardens of 10 homes in Opelika and Auburn for tours and educational information. This weekend marks the 2018 Lee County Master Gardener Tour and tickets are on sale for this annual peek into some of the most coveted gardens in Lee County. You can purchase…

Weekend Roundup May 18-20

Opelika Weekend Events

The weekend roundup is here to help take the guess work out of your busy weekend! Friday Happy Hour kicks off at Wild Wing Cafe at Tiger Town with Skyler Saufley and The 99th Degree The weekend starts downtown at local favorite for live music, Eighth & Rail starts the weekend with the Krissy Andrews Band playing your favorite country and pop music hits. Eighth & Rail has been bringing the live music to downtown for well over 15 years and we love to head down with friends that know our…

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 the East Alabama Community Band.  The Rocky Brook Rocket will give free train rides…

O Grows Farmer’s Market Returns

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…

Sound Wall to Host Leon Majcen on his first tour

The Sound Wall is fulfilling its mission to hosts musicians and provide an opportunity for Opelika to discover new artists with this week’s performance by newcomer Leon Majcen. Leon is a 19 year old musician from Tampa, Florida. His first original song has received a lot of attention and with 300K streams on Spotify before he released his first album. He now has over 7K monthly Spotify listeners, as well as over 200K views on YouTube and remains in rotation on Sirius XM today. Come hear Leon’s unique voice and…

Weekend Roundup: It’s Mother’s Day in Opelika!

Opelika Weekend Events

Mother’s Day Weekend means there are plenty of activities for you and mom, including yoga, Irish dance and jam bands downtown. Let’s get into it! Friday 10,000 Hz Records will have a pop up shop at Side Track Coffee with some new releases on vinyl and a few re-releases. These pop ups are a perfect opportunity to discover new artists and add to your collection. Check it out! Mario Tory and Friends Comedy Show at the Bottling Plant Event Center. The Bottling Plant kicks off a comedy weekend on Friday…

Summer Swing at the Park

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 Lee-Scott Academy Jazz Band.  The Rocky Brook Rocket will give free train rides…

Mother! We love you!

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 13! We’re already corralling the family for Sunday brunch after church. We’ve got five moms in our family now and all of them have very high expectations of how we’re going to celebrate them this Sunday. So, let’s start today and we’ll spend the week celebrating our mom and yours, too! The bond between a mother and her southern son is legendary and it is mothers that teach their sons how to be gentlemen.  And, growing up surrounded by strong women, I realize that my heroes…

Weekend Roundup: Cinqo de Garden in the Park!

Opelika Weekend Events

Opelika is pulling out all the stops to get us out and about this week. The Summer Swing Tuesday night concerts at the Monkey Park started, the Noon Concerts at Courthouse Square on Wednesdays started, Garden in the Park is Saturday and it’s Cinqo de Mayo at La Cantina! Let’s see what’s on our calendar for the weekend in Opelika Friday Tequila Tasting Dinner at Niffers on the Tracks. Reservations required for this tasting menu featuring fajitas, tequila, dessert with live music and raffles. Make your reservations and get tickets…