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UPDATE: SummerNight Downtown Art Walk set for June 7

May 30 2024

UPDATE, May 30: The SummerNight Downtown Art Walk will be held Friday, June 7, from 6-10 p.m. in downtown Auburn. Along with musical entertainment from Sail On, the SummerNight stage will feature two performances by the Auburn University Steel Drum Band! Performing the traditional calypso music of Trinidad and Tobago, along with pop and Latin arrangements of contemporary tunes, the AU Steel Band will bring an unforgettable musical experience.

Thank you to all our sponsors, including:

  • Art Walk Salty Sponsors – Auburn-Opelika Tourism, Auburn Network, STAMP, Memories in Motion, I Heart Media and Graduate Hotels.
  • Art Walk Community Sponsors – Leaf Filter, Auburn Productions LLC, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Auburn University, Auburn Public Library Foundation, Tailgate Guys / Pre-Events, Kate 99.9 FM, Kathy Powell State Farm and Auburn Flower and Gifts.
  • Art Walk Business Partner – Little Italy, AuburnBank, East Alabama Community Ballet and Check It Out Balloons.

Summer Night Street Closure Map 2024:

May 7: AUBURN, Ala.- The SummerNight Downtown Art Walk will be held Friday, June 7, from 6-10 p.m. in downtown Auburn. Make plans to come downtown for an art-filled evening of fun!

An artist marketplace, live music, children's activities and late-night shopping and dining are just some of the fun features SummerNight has to offer. In addition to on-site activities, the community is invited to participate in a guacamole culinary contest. All culinary entries should be brought to the Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center (222 E. Drake Ave.) on Friday, June 7, between 8-11 a.m. Winners will be announced at 7:15 p.m. on the SummerNight stage at Toomer’s Corner.

This year, SummerNight is excited to welcome the band Sail On. The Beach Boys tribute band is ready to bring good vibrations to Auburn while paying homage to one of the greatest bands in history.

SummerNight is a FREE downtown entertainment district event and will be held rain or shine. The event is hosted by the City of Auburn's Parks and Recreation Department, Auburn Arts Association, the Auburn Downtown Merchants Association and St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church.

For more information or to become a sponsor, please contact the SummerNight Headquarters at 334-501-2963 or visit

STREET CLOSURES: Please note, College Street between Thach and Tichenor avenues and Magnolia Avenue between Wright and Gay streets will be closed to traffic from 5:15-10:30 p.m. for the event.