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Ryan’s Top 10: June 2024 Events in Auburn and Opelika

June 2024 events in Auburn and Opelika

The gateway to summer is officially here! Make your schedule for this month with the help of these June 2024 events in Auburn and Opelika.

Miss Alabama USA & Miss Alabama Teen USA Pageant, May 31, June 1

  • What: Contestants from all over Alabama will compete in interview, gown and other competitions, vying for scholarships, prizes and the chance to travel the state, promoting the pageant and charities. The preliminary competition is on Friday, May 31, and the final competition is on Saturday, June 1, when the next Miss Alabama USA will be crowned.
  • Where: Gogue Performing Arts Center, 910 S. College St.
  • When: 7 p.m.
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Tuesday Night Ride and Grill at Chewacla, June 4

  • What: Join CAMP for their weekly mountain bike ride with a post-ride cookout! Plus, you can sign up to become a member of CAMP, which supports local trail efforts.
  • Where: Chewacla State Park, Auburn
  • When: 5:30 to 7 p.m.
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Local Author Festival at Auburn Oil Co., June 7, 8, 9

  • What: Auburn Oil Co. presents “Homegrown Words,” their second annual Local Author Festival! Here, local authors from the area will participate in book signings, author panels and children’s story time.
  • Where: Auburn Oil Co., 149 E. Magnolia Ave., Suite A
  • When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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SummerNight Downtown Art Walk, June 7 

  • What: The downtown streets will come alive with creativity. Don’t miss this free, entertainment district event featuring local artists, vendors, street performers, children’s activities, live music, downtown merchants and restaurants offering special hours and more!
  • Where: Downtown Auburn
  • When: 6 to 10 p.m.
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Burger Wars, June 8

  • What: The Opelika Rotary Club is hosting its 10th annual Burger Wars, where professionals and backyard grill masters alike are welcome to put their skills to the test. This is a family-friendly event, and all funds generated support the Opelika Rotary Charitable Foundation, primarily the Food Bank of East Alabama Backpack Program.
  • Where: Downtown Opelika
  • When: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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Touch-A-Truck, June 8

  • What: At this family event, vehicles of all types will line the streets of Downtown Opelika. Kids of all ages are welcome to come and explore military vehicles, race cars, dump trucks and more–plus they are allowed to touch and go inside them! Admission is free.
  • Where: South Railroad Avenue, Downtown Opelika
  • When: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
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Page Pairings, June 13

  • What: The June 2024 events in Auburn and Opelika don’t stop there. Attend the Auburn Oil Co. Booksellers book-inspired wine tasting! Pairing the qualities of each wine with a book that shares the same spirit, your ticket to this event includes your tastes and choice of one of the featured books.
  • Where: Auburn Oil Co., 149 E. Magnolia Ave., Suite A
  • When: 7:30 to 9 p.m.
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Family Splash, June 15

  • What: Sponsored by Auburn Parks and Recreation, cool down at the Samford Pool for Family Splash on June 15 and enjoy free admission all day! There will be swimming, cannonball and belly-flop contests, music, games and more!
  • Where: Samford Pool, 465 Wrights Mill Rd.
  • When: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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Come From Away at the Gogue Performing Arts Center, June 18, 20 

  • What: From Broadway comes the Best Musical winner, Come From Away! A New York Times Critics’ Pick, this musical takes you through the journey of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures will clash, nerves will run high and uneasiness will turn to trust, all while music soars and friendships grow.
  • Where: Gogue Performing Arts Center, 910 S. College St.
  • When: 7 p.m.
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Battle of the Bands, June 22

  • What: Visit Botanic for Battle of the Bands, where 12 bands will battle it out for your vote. The last band standing will receive $5,000 cash and a recorded song produced at The Sound Wall with Grammy-nominated artist Justin Rivers. There will be three stages, vendors, cash bars and a shrimp boil!
  • Where: Botanic, 1702 Frederick Rd.
  • When: 11 a.m.
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From tastes and adventures to music and books, these fun-filled June 2024 events in Auburn and Opelika are sure to kick off an exciting summer season! For more community news and events, continue reading our blogs.