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Spicer’s Music Looks to Create World’s Largest Band on June 21; Registration now open

Spicer’s Music Looks to Create World’s Largest Band on June 21; Registration now open

Cat Watson | Auburn-Opelika Tourism Bureau
Spicer’s Music is starting the first-ever Make Music Day celebration in Auburn on Tuesday, June 21, at the Gay Street Municipal Parking Lot in Auburn. Make Music Day is a one-day event where free, live musical performances, opportunities to make music and other musical events take place around the world on the longest day of the year – June 21. MORE »

Martha’s Trouble to rehab historical Opelika, AL house into studio/creative space

Martha’s Trouble to rehab historical Opelika, AL house into studio/creative space

Husband-and-wife folk/rock duo Martha’s Trouble (aka Rob and Jen Slocumb) have purchased a historical Victorian house, originally built in 1910, in downtown Opelika, AL, and have already begun work on rehabbing the abode into a creative studio space in their hometown. The renovation should take approximately five months. MORE »

Visitor spending in Auburn-Opelika increases by double digits

Visitor spending in Auburn-Opelika increases by double digits

Robyn Bridges | Auburn-Opelika Tourism Bureau
The Alabama Tourism Department recently published its annual Economic Impact Report for 2015, providing statistical evidence that the travel & tourism industry continues to be one of the most viable segments of the Auburn-Opelika economy. Visitors to the area spent $391 million in the area’s hotels, restaurants, and retail establishments last year, representing a 15.8% increase over the previous year. The tourism industry also employs 5888 individuals in Lee County, making it the area’s second largest employer behind Auburn University. MORE »

"OUT OF THE BOX: A JURIED OUTDOOR SCULPTURE EXHIBITION"

Friday, October 2nd 2015 - Sunday, October 2nd 2016

at Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art | Auburn, AL 36849

The second installment of JCSM’s biennial Out of the Box exhibition will open this fall with contemporary sculptor and visual artist Willie Cole serving as juror.

WINTER DENIZENS, THE SWEET BIRDS SING SELECTED WORKS FROM THE LOUISE HAUSS AND DAVID BRENT MILLER AU

Saturday, January 30th - Sunday, May 15th

at Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art | Auburn, AL 36849

Here in east-central Alabama, we are fortunate to be home to many feathered denizens of the winter landscape. This exhibition features twelve of John James Audubon’s prints from The Birds of America, including birds that inhabit our environs during the winter.

FACE TO FACE: ARTISTS’ SELF-PORTRAITS FROM THE COLLECTION OF JACKYE AND CURTIS FINCH JR.

Saturday, April 2nd - Sunday, August 7th

at Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art | Auburn, AL 36849

On loan from the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock, the state’s premier institution for visual and performing arts, Face to Face showcases 70 revelatory drawings by modern and contemporary artists that illustrate the probing activity of self-portraiture.

AU BASEBALL VS. KENTUCKY

Sunday, May 1st

at Plainsman Park | Auburn, AL 36849

Come cheer on your Auburn Tigers as they take on Kentucky!

DANA LOUISE AND THE GLORIOUS BIRDS PERFORM AT PERCH

Sunday, May 1st

at Perch | Auburn, Al

Join us in the back courtyard of Perch Jewelry Studio to enjoy the sweet sounds of Dana Louise and the Glorious Birds, with music beginning at 7 p.m!

AUBURN UNIVERSITY FINAL EXAM WEEK

Monday, May 2nd - Friday, May 6th

at Auburn University

Auburn University Final Exam Week will be May 2-6.

JAZZ! FOOD! ART!

Thursday, May 5th (occurs weekly on Thursday until 7/28/2016)

at Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art | Auburn, AL 36830

On Thursdays from 5 to 8 pm, Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art offers an evening of "Jazz! Food! Art!"

AUBURN SOFTBALL VS. TEXAS A&M

Friday, May 6th

at Jane B. Moore Field | Auburn, AL 36849

Come cheer on your Auburn Tigers as they take on Texas A&M on May 6 at 6 p.m.

AUBURN AREA COMMUNITY THEATRE PRESENTS "RED VELVET CAKE WAR"

Friday, May 6th - Sunday, May 15th

at Jan Dempsey Art Center | Auburn, AL 36830

Auburn ACT will conclude its 2015-2016 season with The Red Velvet Cake War, a "riotously funny" comedy revolving around the three Verdeen cousins who have picked the absolute worst time to host the family reunion! This production will open on Friday, May 6, at the Jan Dempsey Art

PIERCE PETTIS IN CONCERT AT SUNDILLA

Friday, May 6th - Friday, May 6th

at AUUF | Auburn, AL 36830

Alabama native Pierce Pettis returns to Sundilla on Friday, May 6. Showtime at the AUUF is 7:30; $12 advance tickets available at Spicer's Music, Blooming Colors, and online at www.sundillamusic.com.

LOVE LOCAL

Saturday, May 7th

at The Hoot Yard | Opelika, AL

Join us for The Hoot Yard's grand opening celebrating all things local sponsored by Trim Tab Brewery, Auburn Guitar Shoppe, Hornsby Farms, Mama Mocha's Coffee Emporium and Southern Foothills Farm.

RED VELVET BAKING BATTLE

Saturday, May 7th - Saturday, May 7th

at Jan Dempsey Art Center | Auburn, AL 36830

Enter to win or enter to eat red velvet cake items along with a raffle for great prizes!

GARDEN IN THE PARK

Saturday, May 7th - Saturday, May 7th

at Opelika Municipal Park | Opelika, AL 36801

Garden in the Park is an arts and craft festival for the whole family. There will be a variety of vendors, live entertainment, children activities and delicious food.

AUBURN UNIVERSITY GRADUATION

Saturday, May 7th - Sunday, May 8th

at Auburn Arena

Auburn University will hold their Spring Graduation ceremonies on May 7-8, 2016 in the Auburn Arena!

ARICCIA'S GRADUATION BRUNCH

Saturday, May 7th

at The Hotel at Auburn University | Auburn, AL 36830

Join us for brunch at celebrate the graduates on Mat 7 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

AUBURN SOFTBALL VS. TEXAS A&M

Saturday, May 7th

at Jane B. Moore Field | Auburn, AL 36849

Come cheer on your Auburn Tigers as they take on Texas A&M on May 7 at 12 p.m.

8TH ANNUAL KENTUCKY DERBY DINNER AND AUCTION

Saturday, May 7th

at Storybook Farm | Opelika, AL

Enjoy a mint julep reception, sample tasty cuisine, pick your favorite horses, and experience, on the big screen, the “Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports” at Churchill Downs. Ladies will be vying for the most spectacular Derby Hat Award. All of this is in preparation for the really big show, Coach Lashlee, after the running of the 142nd Kentucky Derby.

MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH AT MAESTRO 2300

Sunday, May 8th - Sunday, May 8th

at Maestro 2300 | Auburn, AL 36830

Celebrate your mom's special day by treating her to a delicious Mother's Day Brunch at Maestro 2300 on Sunday, May 8 from 11am to 2pm.

MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH AT THE MARRIOTT AT GRAND NATIONAL

Sunday, May 8th

at The Marriott at Grand National | Opelika, Al

The Marriott Auburn Opelika Hotel and Conference Center at Grand National is offering a Mother’s Day brunch on Sunday, May 8. Brunch will begin at 11 a.m. and end at 2 p.m. The price is $34.95 per person, $14.95 for kids 12 and under, and free for children 3 and under.

AUBURN SOFTBALL VS. TEXAS A&M

Sunday, May 8th

at Jane B. Moore Field | Auburn, AL 36849

Come cheer on your Auburn Tigers as they take on Texas A&M on May 8 at 1 p.m.

MOTHER'S DAY AT THE HOTEL AT AUBURN UNIVERSITY

Sunday, May 8th

at The Hotel at Auburn University | Auburn, AL 36830

Come join us for a special Mother's Day celebration at the Hotel at Auburn University on May 8, 2016!

DISCOVERY HIKE

Tuesday, May 10th

at Kreher Preserve & Nature Center | Auburn, AL 36830

Explore the preserve and learn something new each month about plants, wildlife and nature with a trained naturalist who will offer your family fun opportunities for hands-on learning, exploration, and exercise!

AU BASEBALL VS. TROY

Tuesday, May 10th

at Plainsman Park | Auburn, AL 36849

Come cheer on your Auburn Tigers as they take on Mississippi State!

SUMMER SWING CONCERT SERIES

Tuesday, May 10th (occurs weekly on Tuesday until 8/2/2016)

at Opelika Municipal Park | Opelika , AL

Every Tuesday evening beginning in May the Opelika Parks and Recreation Department hosts a free outdoor concert at 7:00 p.m. at Municipal Park in Opelika, Alabama. This 15-week concert series offers a wide variety of musical entertainment including Gospel, Jazz, R & B, Praise and Worship, Oldies, Country, Big Band Swing, Folk, and Community Band music.

BRING YOUR OWN BEEF & BREWS GRILLING DEMONSTRATION

Wednesday, May 11th - Wednesday, May 11th

at Watsons' Backyard Living | Auburn, AL 36830

Summer is almost here, and you know what that means-- it's grilling season! Enjoy a complete steak dinner with Watsons' Backyard Living at their free BYOB2: Bring Your Own Beef & Brews Grilling Demonstration on Wednesday, May 11, from 6-8 p.m. Space is limited, and registration is required!

NOON TUNES

Wednesday, May 11th (occurs weekly on Wednesday until 5/25/2016)

at Opelika's Courthouse Square | Opelika, AL

Celebrate the arrival of Spring with a free lunchtime concert every Wednesday in May at Opelika's Courthouse Square.

S'MORE FUN WITH MOM

Thursday, May 12th - Friday, May 13th

at Kreher Preserve & Nature Center | Auburn, AL 36830

Join us for S’more Fun with Mom, Lee County’s Mother/Son adventure, co-hosted by the Forest Ecology Preserve and the City of Auburn.

NATURE WALK

Thursday, May 12th

at Kreher Preserve & Nature Center | Auburn, AL 36830

Join our guides for a peaceful morning walk as you take in the many sights and sounds of the preserve.

SUNDOWN CONCERT SERIES AT TOWN CREEK PARK

Thursday, May 12th (occurs weekly on Thursday until 5/26/2016)

at Town Creek Park | Auburn, AL 36830

Enjoy a night (or several nights) of entertainment at Auburn’s newest park…Town Creek Park.

AU BASEBALL VS. MISSISSIPPI STATE

Friday, May 13th

at Plainsman Park | Auburn, AL 36849

Come cheer on your Auburn Tigers as they take on Mississippi State!

AUBURN WOMEN’S TENNIS HOST NCAA REGIONAL

Friday, May 13th - Saturday, May 14th

at Yarbrough Tennis Center | Auburn, AL

No. 10 Auburn women’s tennis will host an NCAA Regional for the first time in school history and will face off against Alcorn State in the first round on Friday, May 13. This is the fourth-straight year the Tigers have earned a bid to the NCAA Tournament.

MUSIC ON THE HILL

Saturday, May 14th

at University Station RV Resort | Auburn, AL 36832

On Saturday, May 14, 2016 Music on the Hill will be making its debut! The event will take place from 5 to 10 p.m. at the University Station RV Resort on Hwy. 14, just west of Chadwick Lane (site of Kiesel Park).

FIRST ANNUAL INSIDER-OUTSIDER ARTS FESTIVAL

Saturday, May 14th

at Southside Marketplace | Auburn, AL

First Annual Insider-Outsider Arts Festival that will be held on Saturday, May 14th at Southside Marketplace in Auburn, AL

AU BASEBALL VS. MISSISSIPPI STATE

Saturday, May 14th

at Plainsman Park | Auburn, AL 36849

Come cheer on your Auburn Tigers as they take on Mississippi State!

TIGER KIDS TRI

Saturday, May 14th

at James E. Martin Aquatics Center

Kick off the 2015 season with our Tiger Kids Tri and Tiger Tri Super Sprint events.

WANDERING THROUGH WONDROUS GARDENS 2016

Saturday, May 14th - Sunday, May 15th

You are invited to “Wandering Through Wondrous Gardens” in Lee County on May 14 & 15, 2016.

24TH ANNUAL FISHING RODEO

Saturday, May 14th - Saturday, May 14th

at Lake at Auburn Technology Park South | Auburn, AL 36830

Cast into summer with the 24th Annual Fishing Rodeo, sponsored by Auburn Parks and Recreation and Evans Realty!

TIGER TRI SPRINT TRIATHLON

Sunday, May 15th

Join us on the campus of Auburn University for our second annual Tiger Challenge Weekend!

NICA RACE CHEWACLA

Sunday, May 15th - Sunday, May 15th

at Chewacla State Park | Auburn, AL

The Alabama NICA league hosts the Alabama state championships at Chewacla State Park.

AU BASEBALL VS. MISSISSIPPI STATE

Sunday, May 15th

at Plainsman Park | Auburn, AL 36849

Come cheer on your Auburn Tigers as they take on Mississippi State!

AU BASEBALL VS. UAB

Tuesday, May 17th

at Plainsman Park | Auburn, AL 36849

Come cheer on your Auburn Tigers as they take on UAB!

USTA ALABAMA 40S ADULT TENNIS TOURNAMENT

Wednesday, May 18th - Sunday, May 22nd

at Various Tennis Courts

The USTA Alabama 40s Adult (3.0, 4.0 & 5.0) Tennis Tournament will be held May 18-22 in Auburn, Alabama.

"BEYOND RIOJA" SPANISH WINE DINNER

Wednesday, May 18th - Wednesday, May 18th

at Maestro 2300 | Auburn, AL 36830

"beyond Rioja" Spanish Wine Dinner

FIRST DAY OF CLASSES AT AUBURN UNIVERSITY

Thursday, May 19th

at Auburn University

Auburn University classes begin on May 19.

THE MARKET AT AG HERITAGE PARK

Thursday, May 19th (occurs weekly on Thursday until 8/25/2016)

at The Market at Ag Heritage Park | Auburn, AL

The Market is an open-air, growers-only farmers market that operates each Thursday, May-August, at Ag Heritage Park on the Auburn University campus.

NCAA SOFTBALL REGIONAL

Friday, May 20th - Sunday, May 22nd

at Jane B. Moore Field | Auburn, AL 36849

Due to the threat of inclement weather, the Auburn Regional will change the game times for Friday's opening action to:
11:00 a.m. - USC Upstate vs. Oregon State
1:30 p.m. - Jacksonville State vs. Auburn

INTO THE PAGES: DANCING THROUGH THE FAIRY'S TALES

Saturday, May 21st - Saturday, May 21st

at Foy Hall Auditorium | Auburn, AL 36849

Village Plains Tribal Fusion brings to life classic folk and fairy tales through the art of belly dance. Tickets are available in advance for $10 at www.vptfdance.com or $15 at the door ($10 with student ID).

STARTS AND TURNS ELITE CAMP

Saturday, May 21st - Sunday, May 22nd

at James E. Martin Aquatics Center | Auburn, AL 36849

Our Elite Camp will be dedicated to starts and turns only focusing on fine tuning these skills for a competitive advantage in the pool.

42ND ANNUAL OLD CAR SHOW

Saturday, May 21st

at USA Town Center | Opelika, AL

On Saturday, May 21, the East Alabama Old car Club will host its 42nd Annual Old Car Show in Opelika.

AUDITIONS! MAY 23 AND 24TH!

Monday, May 23rd - Tuesday, May 24th

at Jan Dempsey Art Center | Auburn, AL 36830

Auditions for One Acts!

OPELIKA FARMERS MARKET PRESENTED BY O GROWS

Tuesday, May 24th (occurs weekly on Tuesday until 8/30/2016)

at Opelika, AL 36801

The Opelika Farmers Market presented by O Grows will be every Tuesday beginning May 17, 2016 from 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM across the street from the Southside Center for the Arts at 1103 Glenn Street.

ACRE FARMERS MARKET

Wednesday, May 25th (occurs weekly on Wednesday until 9/28/2016)

at Acre | Auburn, AL

Join us for our weekly Wednesday farmers market! We'll be featuring crops from our own Acre Urban Farms. Enjoy complimentary tastings of pimento cheese and our featured cocktail. It's the perfect way to celebrate an afternoon! We can't wait to see you there! Admission to the Farmers Market is FREE!

AUBURN SOFTBALL HOSTS NCAA SUPER REGIONALS

Friday, May 27th - Sunday, May 29th

at Jane B. Moore Field | Auburn, AL

Auburn will host it’s second-consecutive Super Regionals with No. 18/22 Arizona coming to town May 27-29.

AUBURN POOL SEASON KICK-OFF CELEBRATION

Saturday, May 28th

at Samford Pool | Auburn, Al

The Auburn Parks and Recreation swim season kicks off May 28th with an opening-day celebration at Samford Pool from 1 – 6 p.m. The event is $2 per person or free with a Splash Pass. Come out to your local pool to celebrate the start of the summer season.

MOMS TELL THE TRUTH

Saturday, May 28th (occurs monthly on the 4th Saturday)

at Frank Brown Recreation Center | Auburn, AL 36830

Join us in person or virtually via Periscope for #MomsTellTheTruth as we focus on the realities of parenting.

AUBURN SWIM CAMP

Sunday, May 29th - Thursday, June 2nd

at James E. Martin Aquatics Center | Auburn, AL 36849

Prepare yourself for the 2016 Auburn Swim Camps ultimate training experience!

"BLUEGRASS ON THE PLAINS" BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL

Monday, May 30th - Sunday, June 5th

at University Station RV Resort | Auburn, AL

Annual Bluegrass Festival starting Memorial Day, May 30, through Sunday, June 5 at the University Station RV Resort in Auburn, AL.

SUMMER ECOLOGY CAMP, CAMP DISCOVERY

Tuesday, May 31st - Friday, June 3rd

at Kreher Preserve & Nature Center | Auburn, AL 36830

This year’s summer ecology camp theme is Water Wonders!

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