On The Tracks: A downtown wine tour & cheese Event returns this Friday

Opelika Main Street presents its annual On The Tracks this Friday, October 18 in historic downtown Opelika. This annual event is a favorite for Opelika and with wines hand selected and curated by Nelson Marsh of Ampersand Wine, the event has become even more popular. Event tickets are on sale online through Friday. VIP tickets are $42 and Early Bird tickets are $30 each. Tickets include access to the event, a wine glass and tastings at each stop along the shops in historic downtown. This year, several new businesses are…

East Alabama Arts Announces 2019-2020 Season

East Alabama Arts have been delighting fans of the arts with their Performance Series for generations. This year proves to be one of their best with performers from around the globe. Season tickets are on sale now for the Performance Series and individual tickets are also available. Here’s a schedule of the performances this season: The Kingdom Choir – Oct. 20, 2019  After wowing the world with their riveting performance of Stand By Me at the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry & Meghan Markle , The Kingdom Choir is now coming…

Summer Swing

Join us at Monkey Park this summer for our Summer Swing Concert Series. Free train rides and concession sales begin at 6:15 p.m., music begins at 7 p.m. Visit www.opelikaparks.com for more information!M JJune 18: MuseJune 25: Route 66July 2: FedorasJuly 9: Martha’s TroubleJuly 16: Conner Lorre- Neil Diamond & FriendsJuly 23: James Brown TrioJuly 30: Back to School Bash

Opelika’s Library: More Than Books

Opelika’s Lewis Cooper Jr. Memorial Library opened in 1976 with the latest in library technology and amenities. Over forty years later, the library is continuing to grow and embrace its mission as a hub of education and research for the community.  Rosanna McGinnis, library director, took over in 2016 and implemented a plan to improve the library and modernize the collection and programs for the city. The City Council has approved a major investment in the library that will either nearly double the size of the current building or build…

Touch a Truck: More than trucks

Opelika Main Street‘s Annual Touch a Truck Event this Saturday, June 1 coincides with Burger Wars. While it is billed as a family friendly event where children can experience an up close look at big trucks, it’s so much more! Main Street brings a wide range of work vehicles, city trucks, emergency vehicles and, let’s face it, our favorites the big dump truck and the fire truck with the giant ladder to downtown. From school buses to delivery vans and cement trucks, the experience for families downtown is more than…

Garden in the Park returns May 4

Garden in the Park is the annual Keep Opelika Beautiful event at Municipal Park. Part education, craft market, art show, entertainment festival and fundraiser for Keep Opelika Beautiful, this event is a wonderful tradition that kicks off summertime in Opelika. We spoke with Tippi Miller, Excecutive Director of Keep Opelika Beautiful about this year’s event on Saturday, May 4 about what to look forward to this year. Garden in the Park is a free event and will feature vendors from throughout the South as well as food vendors in the…

Getting to Know Opelika’s Neighborhoods: Northside Historic District

We love Opelika and at OpelikaLife we are focused on showcasing all the city has to offer. Most folks that live in Opelika are familiar with the neighborhoods and where they are, but for folks moving to town or thinking about moving to Opelika, we thought we’d explore different neighborhoods and talk about how each are unique and contribute to Opelika being a great place to live and raise a family. First up on our regular feature is the Northside Historic District. This neighborhood, just north of downtown, is one…

The 7th Annual Taste of the Town

The 7th annual Taste of the Town will provide an entertaining evening at the Museum of East Alabama featuring food from area restaurants and assorted beverages on Tuesday, April 23, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. From appetizers to desserts, local chefs will showcase a tasting of their best dishes, while a silent auction will feature a variety of items and packages. The event is more than a chance to sample great food, it is also the only fundraiser the museum has each year. It’s a great chance to support…