Special to the
Opelika Observer

Keep Opelika Beautiful is excited to host the 14th annual Garden in the Park on May 4. Garden in the Park is Opelika’s annual festival featuring handmade and homegrown art. It will take place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Opelika Municipal Park.
Throughout the day, a variety of vendors, children’s activities and live entertainment will be showcased. Items for sale will include handmade jewelry, bags, paintings, plants, personalized items, children’s clothing and pottery. Children will be able to participate in activities such as inflatables, Rocky Brook Rocket rides, environmental education activities and Home Depot building kits. Farmer Brown’s Petting Zoo will have a camel, donkey, kangaroo, tortoise and more for children to enjoy. Don’t miss an introduction to the animals at 12:45 p.m.
The Lee County Extension Service’s Master Gardeners and Saugahatchee Bee Keepers Association will also be displaying their exhibits. Live entertainment will be provided by Jeter and Carver Singers, West Forest Singers, Southview Singers and Northside Singers. Also on stage will be Opelika High School Chamber Choir, Opelika Middle School Sensations, Make Your Move and Opelika Parks & Rec baton class.
Food vendors will be selling barbecue, hotdogs, fish, cakes, pies, smoothies and more.
“Garden in the Park is a wonderful family event in our lovely park. One asset to this event is that every item sold has been created, painted, planted or built by the person selling the item. Many of our artist come back year after year and people start developing a bond with the artist.” said Keep Opelika Beautiful Director Tipi Miller.
There is no charge for admissions into Garden in the Park. Food donations will be collected for the East Alabama Food Bank. Garden in the Park is a rain or shine event. Attendees are asked to leave their personal pets at home.
Keep Opelika Beautiful thanks the following sponsors for their support of Garden in the Park:
Opelika Auburn News, City of Opelika City Council Members, Glynn Smith Chevrolet, Buick & GMC, Alfa agent Drake Martin and ESG Operations.
For more information about Garden in the Park, contact Keep Opelika Beautiful at 334-749-4970 or send email to tipi@keepopelikabeautiful.com.