History

What is On The Tracks?

On The Tracks draws hundreds to Historic Downtown Opelika to enjoy a fun night on the town enjoying all that Opelika has to offer. Food vendors line the streets as live music is performed from a stage in the middle of Railroad Avenue. There are also musicians on 8th and 9th streets, playing for all to enjoy.

“On The Tracks is a favorite event for many in the area because of the fun, relaxed atmosphere throughout downtown.” Pam Powers-Smith

A tasting trail takes participants through quaint shops and galleries throughout the square. There are also private group tables which allow friends and co-workers to mingle together for an unforgettable night.

On the Tracks was created by Pam Powers-Smith and Richard Patton as a way to get attendees exposed to all of the stores in downtown Opelika – even the shops attendees are less frequently exposed to.
The event hasn’t changed much over the years – mostly because people enjoy it the way it is! Each year, the same great atmosphere and social fun emerges in the spring and fall!

KL

About Downtown Opelika

Main Street is a nationally recognized program that uses a four point approach to revitalize downtown areas. These four points are organization, economic restructuring, design and promotion. Main Street’s approach is unique because its guiding principles are different from other redevelopment strategies. These principles include a comprehensive approach, incremental projects, community involvement and a strong public/private partnership.

Opelika’s Main Street program began in 1987. Prior to its creation, the Downtown Redevelopment Authority worked to revitalize downtown. The development of a Main Street program for Opelika has enabled Opelika to become more aggressive in marketing its downtown. The day-to-day operations are handled by a full-time director with guidance and input from a twelve-member Board of Directors. Opelika Main Street provides many services including business recruitment, financial incentive programs and a coordinated promotion program.

KL

Vino! Vino! Vino!

On The Tracks is entering it’s 12th year! That means we’ve responsibly served over 25,000 bottles of wine since we began in 2005. We love repeat and first time guests and work hard to ensure our wine selections over almost every palate.

Don't forget we serve food too!

At On The Tracks, you can be sure of three things:

A great time,

Great wine & beer, and

Great food!

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