EVENTS IN AUBURN
Population (2010): 53,380
Climate: Lots of precipitation influenced by the Gulf of Mexico, with average highs in summer in the upper 80s (F) and average lows in the winter in the upper 30s (F).
Time Zone: Central / Central Daylight
Auburn's Top Venues: Jordan-Hare Stadium, Auburn Arena
Teams in Auburn: Auburn Tigers Football, Auburn Tigers Basketball
Featured Events in Auburn:
This Alabama city is known as the region's college town, as it is home to Auburn University. This means that Auburn is steeped in tradition, especially since much of the local economy is dependent on the college, which employs 4,300 people. Anyone who's looking to get a taste of southern culture will surely find what they're looking for in the small city. Because of the strong college presence, Auburn is full of proud residents, including Nobel Prize winners, famous architects, artists, army generals and professional athletes.
Although the city has no professional sports teams, Auburn University's football team is the foundation of the area's culture. In fact, the team is so popular throughout the entire U.S. that fans will come in droves from various regions during the fall, especially during rival games - making this one of the nation's largest tailgating hubs. Other sports that are prevalent at Auburn include basketball, baseball and swimming.
Those who would rather enjoy the great outdoors and take in a little sun have six different golf courses to choose from, some of which were host to professional and amateur golf tournaments. Among these courses are Auburn Links and Grand National, which is renowned for being one of the most reputable public courses in the southeastern states.
Avid art enthusiasts can also get their fair share of kicks in this Alabama city, which is home to the Smith Museum. This facility features mid-20th century American artists like Georgia O'Keeffe, Jacob Lawrence, Ben Shahn and engravings by naturalist John James Audubon. Music lovers can experience some authentic jazz at Kiesel Park (which hosts outdoor concerts in the fall) or attend a popular music series like Auburn Knights Orchestra and the Sundilla Acoustic Concert Series. There is also a large theater presence in this region, including the Auburn Area Community Theater, which is a community-based group that produces three plays per year at the Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center.
Auburn has a unique location because it lies on the brink of the piedmont plateau of Appalachians and the coastal plain, providing some fascinating scenery for avid nature enthusiasts. The area's most popular natural wonder is Chewacla State Park, which is embellished with creeks, rapids, and beautiful rock formations.