Outdoor Weekend Events July 29th – July 31st

The weather for the start of the weekend will be great from some really cool outdoor weekend events.

Enjoy savory food and drinks at restaurants across Auburn and live music at the first-ever Cheers on the Corner Friday night from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. cdt in Auburn.

Or come swim, enjoy a cook-out and music at Friday Night Splash from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. cdt tonight also in Auburn.

Saturday you can walk among oak, hickory and sweet gum trees 35-feet above the ground at the TreeTop Canaopy Trail at Oxbow Meadows. Call 706-507-8550 to register your tour if interested.

Sunday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. edt, you can put down a blanket on the lawn of Woodruff Park and hear the smooth sounds of local, regional and national jazz acts at Jazz on the River.

And this weekend’s highlighted event is Young Eagles Day where kids ages 8 to 17 can fly over Columbus with volunteer pilots! The free event is Saturday morning from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. edt at Flightways at the Columbus Airport.

“The kids love it. I know the pilots say they most enjoy the look on the kids faces when they see and experience flight for the first time or even if they’ve been up before, the kids are always excited about it,” says Chattahoochee Valley EAA Chapter 677 Volunteer and Board Member Allen Allnoch.

Young Eagles is a program apart of the national Experimental Aircraft Association. Local chapter pilots volunteer their time, planes and fuel to fly kids around Columbus every last Saturday of the month.

“The main purpose of Young Eagles is to introduce children to aviation – to get them involved, and if they’re really interested in it there’s a track they can follow. They can get a link to some free ground school lessons and really follow it all the way up to a private pilot certificate if they’re that interested in it. It’s designed to guide them along that path,” says Allnoch.

For more information on the local EAA chapter in Columbus or Young Eagles click here.

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