Outdoor Weekend Events May 11 – 13


Temperatures really heat up this weekend for all of these outdoor events!

It’s Mardi Gras in May at the Frogtown Crawfish Festival! Listen to live music and eat some tasty Louisiana crawfish Friday and Saturday in Woodruff Park.

Run a half marathon, 10 or 5K at Auburn’s Running Festival….also known as ‘Finish on the Fifty’…Saturday morning starting in Toomer’s Corner! 

Picnic at the Hills and Dales Estate in LaGrange Saturday from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. edt. Admission is free to anyone with a picnic basket and blanket! 

And this weekend’s highlighted event is Oxbow Meadows’ Junior Beekeeper Workshop Saturday morning and afternoon from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. edt! Eight to twelve year-olds can learn all about bees and how to make candles from beeswax with the Columbus Wax Company and Chattahoochee Valley Beekeepers! 

Jim Ellis is the president of the Chattahoochee Valley Beekeepers Association and says it’s important to teach kids about bees and beekeeping.

“Children are our future, so we’ve got to show them how to do this because we won’t be here forever so they’re the ones that have got to learn how to do this,” says Ellis.

He adds that bees are more beneficial than meets the eye.

“Every third bite of food you eat comes from a honey bee. If they don’t go to the flower, you don’t have a fruit, nut, vegetable season of any kind. A lot of people just don’t realize the importance of it. If you have garden and put a beehive in it, it will actually double the yield that same garden without doing anything else,” says Ellis.

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