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Ryan’s Top 10: May 2021 Events in Auburn and Opelika

Posted by Hanna Selman on May 4, 2021
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May 2021 Events in Auburn and Opelika

Spring is in full swing! And, with summer on the way, the fun has started heating up all around town. So, if you want something to do, check out any one of these May 2021 events in Auburn and Opelika.

Spring Sundown Concert Series, May 6, 13, 20, and 27

  • What: Jammin’ tunes. Inflatables. Tasty concessions. They’re all waiting for you at the free Spring Sundown Concert Series. So, don your masks and don’t forget your chairs and blankets!
  • Where: Kiesel Park, 520 Chadwick Lane
  • When: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Website: Click here

S’more Fun with Mom, May 6 and 7

  • What: An early Mother’s Day present everyone will love! Moms and their sons can bond over s’mores, a hike, and a cookout. Get your tickets for $30 per duo, with additional kiddos costing $10 each. This event is open to moms with sons aged 4 to 12 and includes photography and a crafted souvenir.
  • Where: Kreher Preserve and Nature Center, 2222 N. College St.
  • When: 6 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Website: Click here

Mother-Daughter Tea Party 2021, May 8

  • What: We can’t forget about mothers and daughters! Celebrate mom over tea and munchies. Plus, you can do crafts too. Tickets are $10 per daughter!
  • Where: Opelika SportsPlex, 1001 SportsPlex Parkway
  • When: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Website: Click here

Slam Dunk the Junk Cleanup and Fun Day, May 8

  • What: Together, we can keep our town beautiful and litter-free. Join the City of Opelika in cleaning up trash—and then reward yourself with a free throw competition, slam dunk competition, prizes, food, and more. You can register to compete online!
  • Where: Covington Recreation Center, 213 Carter Ave.
  • When: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Website: Click here

Opelika Main Street on Tap, May 8

  • What: Who’s ready to try some craft beer? For $35, your ticket will include 50 beer tastings and a special souvenir glass. Plus, the earnings will help Opelika Main Street, a local non-profit!
  • Where: Downtown Opelika, Main Street
  • When: 1 to 6 p.m.
  • Website: Click here

47th Annual East Alabama Car Show and Swap Meet, May 15

  • What: Rev up your engines for this addition to our list of May 2021 events in Auburn and Opelika. Got a vintage car to show off? Looking to buy? Or do you want to see a ton of cool vehicles? Either way, you’ll love the 47th Annual East Alabama Car Show and Swap Meet!
  • Where: USA Town Center, 1220 Fox Run Ave.
  • When: 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Website: Click here

Run it to Win it 5K!, May 15

  • What: The Run it to Win it 5K! won’t just help your health! It will also generate proceeds for the SLAAM AAU, a group of youth basketball teams. Runners aged 13 and older can sign up for $30, while runners aged 12 and younger can join for $15.
  • Where: Courthouse Square, 215 S. Ninth St.
  • When: 8 to 10 a.m.
  • Website: Click here

Garden Tour: Spring Stroll 2021, May 15 and 16

  • What: Thanks to the Lee County Master Gardeners of Alabama, you can appreciate the gorgeous blooms of spring. Let them take you on a tour of local private gardens! You can purchase your tickets for $30. Or, visit the President’s Home Gardens for free!
  • When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Website: Click here

Baseball: Auburn vs. North Alabama, May 18

  • What: Hit a terrific Tuesday out of the park! This month, you can watch Auburn University take the field against North Alabama in an evening baseball game.
  • Where: Plainsman Park, 351 South Donahue Drive
  • When: 6 p.m.
  • Website: Click here

City Market, May 29

  • What: The return of fresh, locally-grown produce! Support local farmers and artisans—and fill up your fridge and cupboards—when you visit Auburn’s City Market.
  • Where: Town Creek Park, 1150 S. Gay St.
  • When: 8 to 11 a.m.
  • Website: Click here


Filling up the calendar? You “May” just take us up on that offer with all the incredible May 2021 events in Auburn and Opelika on the horizon. Just remember: check on their respective safety guidelines ahead of time, so you can prepare accordingly!

Staying prepared for anything? Ryan Roberts has that covered. Contact him here to get started on buying, selling, or both in the Auburn, Opelika, and Lake Martin area. Finally, for more on local events and spotlights, visit our blog!