Summer Kids Activities in AO


Summer Kids Activities in AO

Brooke Peace Harris
Auburn Opelika Tourism Bureau

Summertime brings an array of seasonal activities! We hope that you and your family soak up all that Auburn-Opelika has to offer! There are plenty of free and budget-friendly happenings for the whole family to enjoy. See below for a handful of our favorites!


Summer Swing at Municipal Park

Enjoy a free outdoor concert every Tuesday night during the summer at Municipal Park in Opelika. 

Free train rides on the rocky brook rocket from 6:15-7:00 p.m.

The Opelika Band Boosters prepare hamburgers & hot dogs from 6:15-7:30 p.m.


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Splash Park at the Opelika Sportsplex 

Whether you are visiting from out of town or a local resident, guests are always welcome at the Opelika SportsPlex. There are a wide variety of amenities and services that are sure to please all ages and fitness levels. The Splash Park and Pool cost $4 for a guest pass. Kids 2 and under get in FREE. 


The things boys do. ???

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Swim in Movies at Samford Pool

Join the aquatics staff for a “dive-in” movie at Samford Pool! Enjoy a movie under the stars while relaxing and floating on a tube or lounging on the pool deck. Participants are encouraged to bring their favorite inflatable from home, as none will be provided. Concessions will be available throughout the evening.

Doors Open: 8 p.m.

Movie Begins: 8:15 p.m.


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Movie Schedule  

June Float-N-Movie: "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" (PG)

Thursday, June 14

 July Float-N-Movie: "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" (PG-13)

Thursday, July 12

 The Auburn Public Library


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Lewis Cooper Jr. Memorial Library 


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Louise Kreher Forest Ecology Preserve

Whether you are looking for a shady place to relax, an exciting family activity, or an invigorating hike the Forest Ecology Preserve has a lot to offer. They are conveniently located on North College Street (across from the fisheries). 


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O Town Ice Cream

This ice cream shop is an adorable stop on Railroad Avenue in downtown Opelika. Fun for young and old and in between. Ice cream is delicious at any time of the year, but there is something extra special about ice cream in the summer. 


Strawberry Pickin' at Demsey Farms

You do not want to miss out on the fun of picking your own strawberries at Dempsey Farm. Excellent strawberries, pecans, and a beautiful drive out to the farm in Lafayette, AL.


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