Tradition, hospitality, and creativity: that's Auburn-Opelika. It's all here, from the bustling businesses in downtown Auburn to the cafes and shops on 8th Street in Opelika. However, it’s the passionate, dedicated, and brilliant-minded people who truly make Auburn and Opelika special.
With Valentine’s Day around the corner, the Auburn and Opelika area is the perfect destination for a romantic weekend getaway with your significant other, or spending quality time with your best friends. Whether in a long-term relationship or gearing up for a first date, it is a wonderful time to create memories filled with love.
We're making spirits bright here in Auburn-Opelika with a full list of holiday festivities for you and your family to enjoy! From parades to 5Ks to one of the largest gingerbread villages in the Southeast, there's something for every crew. Matching holiday jammies accepted. Cheers to the holidays and happy New Year!
As the new football season approaches, Auburn fans are excited to return to the Loveliest Village on the Plains. If you haven’t visited our spirited destination since last year, boy are you in for a treat! Check out this list of everything that’s changed since last football season - from pancakes to Publix, there’s always something new in Auburn-Opelika!
The Flower Store is a place that locals love and visitors never forget. Upon entering the shop, you're greeted by stunning table settings of fine china, ornate glassware, and high-end home décor. The store is beautifully and artistically decorated with home goods, luxury gifts, and gourmet food items.
Think fast - Father's Day is coming in hot! Treat your dear ol' dad to an experience you can only find in Auburn-Opelika! Make this Father’s Day one to remember by thinking out of the box and enjoying everything from breweries and brunch to the great outdoors and special events!
Experiencing food at the peak of freshness is a joy unlike any other, and in a world where we’re increasingly becoming more aware of the importance of understanding where our food comes from, knowing who your farmer seems like a no-brainer! In Auburn-Opelika, there are countless ways to support local farmers, connect with the community, and enjoy the benefits of feeding your family fresh food.
Is it a minivan with seats for the kids and the dog? Or a 2-seater convertible for a couple of hip empty-nesters? Grab your masks and buckle up because it doesn’t matter who you are, Auburn-Opelika is Road Trip Ready!

Auburn's Mardi Gras Parade & Krewe Krawl

by M. A. Hughes | Auburn-Opelika Tourism

The fourth annual “Krewe Krawl” and Mardi Gras parade will take place on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. The parade is organized by Krewe de Tigris and hosted by the Auburn Downtown Merchants Association. This year’s parade is dubbed “Mardi Gras and All that Jazz.”
1st Avenue in Opelika is quickly becoming the hippest block in town. North of the railroad tracks in historic downtown Opelika you'll find Mama Mochas Coffee Bodega, Griff Goods, Resting Pulse Brewery and more!

Opelika Main Street welcomes new Executive Director

by Staff Report Auburn-Opelika Tourism

Opelika Main Street is excited to announce Ken Ward as the new executive director. Ward brings a young perspective to the historic main street community. He is a recent graduate of Auburn University with undergraduate degrees in Journalism and Political Science and a Master of Public Administration.

Things to do this Valentine's Day in Auburn-Opelika

by Emma Raby Auburn-Opelika Tourism Bureau

It's that time of year again and Valentine's Day is just around the corner! Don't have your plans together just yet? Don't sweat it! Whether you're with your special Valentine or your best Galentines, Auburn-Opelika has plenty of ways to make the holiday one to remember.
Whether you’re the bride-to-be or a newbie maid of honor, the wedding planning process can intimidate even the most decisive among us. Save this list of lovely local vendors specializing in everything from whimsical flower arrangements to Aubie cake pops.
In a world where just about anything is an Add to Cart and 2-day shipping away, it’s easy to forget the joy of supporting small businesses. Artisans pour their heart and soul into their wares, and the care and attention to detail that each maker puts into their craft shows in the quality of the product they create.

Maker Spotlight: The LocAL Market

by Cat Bobo Auburn-Opelika Tourism Bureau

This eclectic retail space houses work by numerous artists, artisans, and farmers from all over the state. Each piece of art in the store is unique, telling a story about the area or the maker.

Maker Spotlight: Emma Jane Designs

by Brooke Peace Harris Auburn-Opelika Tourism Bureau

Jewelry from Emma Jane Designs is simple, elegant, and reasonably priced. Emma Jane Hunt, owner and creative director, has made a commitment to keep every piece under $100, but most are less than $50. In a world of over-sharing, over-buying, and overall “too much” -- we love the simplicity and clean lines of this handmade brand.


by Lexy Sedillo Auburn-Opelika Tourism Bureau

Chirpwood, located in Opelika, is the areas only gallery for regional artists. The scent of southern pine fills the shop, with local artwork filling the handcrafted niches in the walls.

On The Tracks in downtown Opelika

by Lexy Sedillo Auburn Opelika Tourism Bureau

On The Tracks, the biannual food and wine event in historic downtown Opelika will be hosted on April 21. On The Tracks takes you on a tasting trail of 25 stops, and offers a fun environment with live music and culinary treats.

locAL Market

by Lexy Sedillo Auburn-Opelika Tourism Bureau

The locAL market is a non-traditional retail space that gives local makers and artists a platform to show their work in the heart of downtown Auburn! The locAL market is hosted by artist, Lauren Duncan and sponsored by J&M.