One of the things we love about living in Auburn is that there’s always something happening here, regardless of what your particular hobbies or interests might be, or even what age you are. To give you an overview of just how diverse our city is in terms of cultural and recreational activities here’s what you can look forward to in August 2015.
Auburn Tigers Exhibition:
On August 15th the Tigers will be playing an exhibition game against Mercer University Bears in the Auburn Soccer Complex. Soccer still isn’t as established as American football is in the mind of the American sports fan, but this is a fast-paced game the whole family can enjoy. Kickoff is at 7pm, and the entire event is being televised, so you might even get your 15 seconds of fame if you’re lucky.
Bartender of the Year Competition 2015:
Now here’s something a little different for you to check out – a “Bartender of the Year” competition. This event takes place on August 18th at 6.30pm at the Hotel at Auburn University. Watch the best bartenders in the state battle it out with each other to win the regional heat of this contest. There’s a prize of $200 for whoever takes first place, and a grand prize of $1,500 for the final. The event is open to competitors of all ages, but people attending must be aged 18 years of age, or over.
Come Home to The Corner:
No month in Auburn would be complete without an activity of some kind taking place on Toomer’s Corner, and August is no different. The “Corner” plays host to a Poker Run on August 21st, between 6pm and 9pm. There’ll be lots of live music to enjoy, courtesy of Joseph Young, and the sidewalk sales will keep you busy during the day. You can look forward to thousands of dollars in prizes being up for grabs, and this event is suitable for your entire family.
Comedy Night: Featuring James Gregory
A night of great comedy is like chicken soup for your soul. The fact that this comedy is provided by the dual talents of the “Funniest man in America” and the “Funniest Man in Opelika” is really just the icing on the cake. James Gregory is supported by the comedic talent of local comedian Jody Fuller, in a night of comedy suitable for people of almost any age – we do, however, advise parental discretion. The venue is August 21st at the Bottling Plant Centre, and tickets cost $25 on the door. Doors open at 6pm, and the show itself starts at 7pm.
The Market at Ag Heritage Park:
This isn’t really an event just for August because it takes place every Thursday from 3pm to 6pm. We’ve included it here because the last Market at Ag Heritage Park for 2015 takes place on August 27th. You’ll find lots of local produce on sale, including vegetables, fruit, plants, herbs, flowers, grains, canned foods, coffee and even handmade soaps. The market is open to the public, and you can be sure to find something here you’ll want to take home with you.
Tails & Trails 5K Run:
This is a fundraising 5k fun run to help raise money for research into, and awareness of, Alzheimer’s Disease. Dogs are more than welcome to join their owners in walking/jogging/running, but they need to be kept on their leash, and also be properly vaccinated. Adult registration costs $20 and kids can take part for $14.50. The run starts at 7:30am in Town Creek Park in Auburn, AL, so if you want to support a great cause, and get some exercise while you’re doing that, why not come along to take part?
Auburn University Volleyball Games:
On August 29th you have two opportunities to see the Auburn Tigers do their thing. The first game is at 12pm against Jacksonville, and the second game is at 7:30pm against Samford. Both events take place in the Auburn Arena, so if you’re volleyball fan this is the perfect chance for you to see some of the quickest Auburn movers do their thing on the volleyball court.
These are just a sampling of the major sporting and entertainment events taking place in Auburn this August, but it’s far from complete. There are lots of other sports and entertainment events to enjoy – we just wanted to share these ones with you.