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Ryan’s Top 10: August 2022 Events in Auburn and Opelika

August 2022 events in Auburn and Opelika

It’s almost time for back to school! Celebrate the last few weeks of summer with these August 2022 events in Auburn and Opelika. Don’t worry though. Even once school starts, there are still plenty of fun events to fill your weekends with.

Summer Swing Concert Series, Aug. 2

  • What: You don’t want to miss the last Summer Swing Concert of the year; it’s the back-to-school bash! Say farewell to summer while enjoying hotdogs and hamburgers and listening to great music.
  • Where: Municipal Park, Opelika
  • When: 6:15 p.m.
  • Website: Click here.

O Grows Farmers Market, Aug. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

  • What: Support your local farmers and shop local! Enjoy farm-fresh produce, baked goods and more from the vendors at the O Grows Farmers Market every Tuesday.
  • Where: 1103 Glenn St., Opelika
  • When: 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Website: Click here.

Black Panther at Gogue Performing Arts Center, Aug. 4

  • What: The Summer Film Series at The Gogue is showing Black Panther as its last film of the summer. Go watch T’challa as he leads Wakanda into its future! This event is free and will have concessions with all your favorite movie theater snacks.
  • Where: Gogue Performing Arts Center Amphitheatre
  • When: Gates open at 6 p.m.; the movie starts at 7 p.m.
  • Website: Click here.

Auburn Area Community Theatre Presents: Hands on a Hardbody, Aug. 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14

  • What: Kicking off their 19th season with a classic, the Auburn Area Community Theatre is putting on a performance of Hands on a Hardbody based on the real-life documentary! Prepare for a musical masterpiece full of melodies soon to be stuck in your head.
  • Where: Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center
  • When: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday performances are at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday performances are at 2 p.m.
  • Website: Click here.

The Sound Wall Presents an Evening With The Wildwoods, Aug. 12 

  • What: Enjoy enchanting music by the Folk/Americana duo The Wildwoods at the Sound Wall. Be prepared to be amazed by their vocals.
  • Where: The Sound Wall, 605 Ave. B, Opelika
  • When: 7:30 p.m.
  • Website: Click here.

Family Art Fun, Aug. 13 

  • What: Create amazing art while enjoying nature at the Kreher Preserve and Nature Center. Learn about different watercolor techniques and paint what inspires you!
  • Where: Kreher Preserve and Nature Center
  • When: 10 a.m. to noon
  • Website: Click here.

 Summer in the Park, Aug. 20

  • What: Put your sunscreen on and come hungry– Summer in the Park is back! Benefiting the United Way of Lee County, Summer in the Park will have tons of fun events with a special guest appearance from everyone’s favorite tiger, Aubie!
  • Where: Municipal Park, Opelika
  • When: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Website: Click here.

Sundilla Presents The Close In Concert, Aug. 26

  • What: Shut the summer down with The Close, a musical trio known for its harmony. Buy tickets for $25 online or from Spicer’s Music or Ross House Coffee; door admission is $25.
  • Where: Pebble Hill, Auburn
  • When: 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Website: Click here.

Walk like MADD, Aug. 27 

  • What: Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is hosting its signature fundraiser! This event raises awareness and funds to eliminate driving under the influence.
  • Where: Auburn Public Safety Complex, 141 N. Ross St.
  • When: 9 a.m.
  • Website: Click here.

Paint with Perry Austin, Aug. 27 

  • What: Wrap up your August 2022 events in Auburn and Opelika with Perry Austin. Learn how to create a landscape with either oil or acrylic paint from a local artist and Auburn alum.
  • Where: Opelika Art Haus, 500 N. Railroad Ave.
  • When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Website: Click here.


Summer is coming to an end, but the events certainly aren’t! There are plenty of August 2022 events in Auburn and Opelika to choose from to keep you busy before school starts as well as after. Looking to join the community? Contact Ryan Roberts today. Keep reading our blogs to keep up with more events, community news, and local spotlights.