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

October 2021 Events in Auburn and Opelika

We’ve waded into fall. And soon, we can dive in deep to a whole host of awesome autumn events. Pull up your calendar! You’ll want to add these October 2021 events in Auburn and Opelika to the mix.

Johnny Ray Century Ride for Parkinson’s Disease, Oct. 2

The Beach Boys in Concert, Oct. 5

  • What: Wouldn’t it be nice…to see The Beach Boys live? Soon, you can—at the Gogue Performing Arts Center. Get your tickets before they sell out!
  • Where: Gogue Performing Arts Center, 910 S. College St.
  • When: 7:30 p.m.
  • Website: Click here

Ziggy Marley: A Live Tribute to His Father, Oct. 6

  • What: Ziggy Marley, son of Bob Marley and an amazing performer in his own right, has earned an impressive eight Grammys. Share in his extraordinary musical stylings as he pays tribute to his father’s iconic career in this can’t-miss show.
  • Where: Gogue Performing Arts Center, 910 S. College St.
  • When: 7:30 p.m.
  • Website: Click here

Chalk Paint®️ by Annie Sloan Workshop, Oct. 6, 14, and 29

  • What: Up your artistic game at this cool workshop! You’ll come out of it knowing five new Chalk Paint techniques. Materials and the class itself cost $95 per person. Or, come as a pair for $150!
  • Where: Market Street Paint Shop, 1801 Market St.
  • When: 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 6 and 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Oct.14 and 29
  • Website: Click here

Pine Hill Cemetery Lantern Tour, Oct. 14 and 15

  • What: A creepily cool option on our list of October 2021 events in Auburn and Opelika: this historic tour. Ghostly characters will guide you as you explore, telling you bits of local lore. Tickets cost $10 at the gate, but students can get them for $5.
  • Where: Pine Hill Cemetery, 201 Armstrong St.
  • When: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Website: Click here

Opelika Songwriters Festival, Oct. 15 to 17

  • What: Traverse Historic Downtown Opelika in search of new—and showstopping—songwriters at the three-day Opelika Songwriters Festival. Two performances will go on at the same time in different spots, so you have options! Get your passes ASAP.
  • Where: Historic Downtown Opelika
  • Website: Click here

On the Tracks, Oct. 22

  • What: Join us in welcoming the return of a beloved—and tasty–tradition! At On the Tracks, you can enjoy food, wine, and the satisfaction of supporting local businesses. Don’t forget to buy your tickets!
  • Where: Historic Downtown Opelika
  • When: 6 to 10 p.m.
  • Website: Click here

Halloween Enchanted Forest, Oct. 22 and 23

  • What: Cool costumed characters await at Halloween Enchanted Forest. Celebrate Halloween at this kid-friendly event, complete with hot chocolate for those who make a food bank donation. You can get your tickets for $7, with kids aged 2 and younger welcome to attend for free.
  • Where: Kreher Preserve & Nature Center, 2222 North College St.
  • When: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Website: Click here

Pioneer Day, Oct. 23

  • What: Fall used to a look a whole lot different! Explore the olden days, along with live music, food, and demonstrations, at this local event.
  • Where: Pioneer Park, 6500 Stage Road, Loachapoka
  • Website: Click here

2021 Downtown Auburn Trick-or-Treat, Oct. 31

  • What: Who’s ready to eat way too much candy? Bring the kiddos for some exciting trick-or-treating this Halloween!
  • Where: Downtown Auburn
  • When: 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Website: Click here


Counting down the days ‘til Halloween? Want to take in a show? Hoping to try something tasty? You’re in for treat, after treat, after treat. See you at these exciting October 2021 events in Auburn and Opelika.

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