4 fun ways to celebrate Independence Day in Auburn & Opelika

Boy Wearing American Flag Print Eyeglasses Sticking His Mouth Open
Patriotic little boy. Photo by Frank McKenna

The 4th of July (one of our very favorite holidays) is quickly approaching, this Saturday to be exact! It can be so much fun to celebrate the independence of our great American country in the Auburn-Opelika area. So, we have found and highlighted 4 things you can do to celebrate Independence Day all weekend long.

1. Heart of Waverly BBQ

Heart Of Waverly Bbq
Heart of Waverly BBQ poster. Photo via standarddelux.com
  • When: July 3rd, gates open at 11 AM & music starts at 12:30 PM
  • Where: The Standard Deluxe yard | 1015 Mayberry Ave, Waverly AL 36879
  • Cost: $50 for adults (but hey, kids under 14 get in for free!)
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Nothing says celebrating our Independence more to me than eating some good old fashion BBQ with friends or family. Luckily, The Heart of Waverly BBQ will be held on July 3rd at the Standard Deluxe. There will be amazing live music and yummy local BBQ from Butcher Paper, but make sure to BYOC (bring your own chair, to clarify).

2. Annual Freedom Celebration

Silver Wings
Silver Wings at Freedom Celebration. Photo via Auburn Parks & Rec Facebook
  • When: July 3rd starting at 6:30 PM
  • Where: Opelika High School Track | 1700 Lafayette Pkwy, Opelika AL 36801
  • Cost: Free!
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The 69th Annual Freedom Celebration is the perfect way to start your 4th of July weekend. This is an event for the whole family with fun games, classic patriotic foods, live music, and fireworks of course. I am personally most excited about watching the Silver Wings Parachute Team, who come on at 7:30 PM.

3. Auburn Independence Day Celebration

Auburn Independence Celebration
4th of July Celebration behind Duck Samford Stadium. Photo via City of Auburn Facebook
  • When: July 4th, gates open at 5 PM
  • Where: Duck Samford Stadium | 1840 E Glenn Ave, Auburn AL 36830
  • Cost: Free
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The Auburn Independence Day Celebration is going to be a huge hit this year. Bring the whole family and all of your friends to Duck Samford for fun, food trucks, and free live music. What could be better than that trio of things? The firework show starts at 8:30 PM, and you won’t want to miss it.

4. Backyard Mud Fest at Boggin’ On The Plains

  • When: July 2nd- July 4th,
  • Where: Boggin’ On The Plains | 3935 U.S. 29 South, Auburn AL 36830
  • Cost: Fri-Sat $40, Sat-Sun $30, Sat only $20
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This one is for all of you party animals out there: Boggin’ On The Plains is having a Backyard Mud Fest with a foam party and DJ. There will be top-notch fireworks to follow the foam party on Saturday at 10 PM, naturally. Hey, go all out to celebrate our independence and this great country!

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Emilyn Hamn
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