Spring is in the air and as the warm weather approaches many students and residents of the Auburn-Opelika area are planning trips away from the Loveliest Village on the Plains. With spring break for Auburn University and the surrounding school systems just a week before Easter, many people are faced with the conflict of traveling out of town two weekends in a row. Many students that live out of state are planning on staying in town and with so many options of things to do in town there are many reasons to cut costs of traveling and stay in Auburn this Easter weekend! "I work at the Auburn Recreation and Wellness Center and have to stay in town for the weekend," said Senior at Auburn University Katherine Mullen. "It's nice to have fun options for Easter weekend to make home feel closer!"
Friday, March 25:
Every season is a great season for Auburn athletics but as the weather gets warmer, take advantage of the many outdoor games offered and cheer on the Auburn Tigers. Auburn Softball is hosting South Carolina at Jane B. Moore Field and 6 p.m. All this season, Auburn softball is hosting a food drive to support the community and Food Bank of East Alabama and will be collecting nonperishable goods at all games. Each person to donate a nonperishable good will receive a $1beverage coupon! Stay hydrated and give back to the community while supporting the Auburn Tigers!
Saturday, March 26:
Get festive! The 35th Annual Easter Egg Hunt is being hosted at Kiesel Park and sponsored by Wells Fargo and Auburn Parks and Recreation. The egg hunt starting at 10:30 a.m. is one of the largest in Lee County and will include four “hunting grounds” for various age groups. Three and under will “hunt” at 10:30 a.m., 4 – 6 at 10:45 a.m., 7-9 at 11 a.m. and 10-12 at 11:15 a.m. Food and beverages will be available to purchase and all proceeds raised will be donated to need families throughout the community.
For those feeling too old to Easter egg hunt, Auburn Women’s Tennis will be taking on Ole Miss at 1 p.m. and Alabama A&M at 5 p.m. Also, Auburn Softball will be hosting South Carolina at 6 p.m. at Jane B. Moore field.
Sunday, March 27:
Time to feast! Various brunches will be offered around Auburn for whatever you fancy this Easter weekend. The Hotel at Auburn University will be offering Easter Brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with photo opportunities with the Easter bunny, a kids corner and live jazz. Brunch is $45 for adults and $19 for children. Join The Marriot at Grand National in Opelika for an Easter Brunch for either an 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. seating time. There will be an Easter Egg Hunt at 12:15 p.m. and 1:15 p.m. and a photographer to take complimentary family photos. Brunch is $55 per person and $20 for children 12 and under.