Aubie goes through the pregame Tiger Walk

Auburn fans can enjoy a weekend full of activities surrounding the A-Day game, which will have a 3 p.m. kickoff Saturday.

For those interested in some of the other Tiger sports, Auburn’s tennis and softball teams will host home games.

Auburn softball will host a three-game series against No. 8 Tennessee beginning on Friday at 5:30 p.m. The Tigers will play Tennessee again on Saturday and Sunday, each game starting at 2 p.m.

Auburn men’s tennis will also have three matches this weekend, one on Friday and two on Sunday. They will play Ole Miss on Friday at 6 p.m. On Sunday, they will play Arkansas and Alabama A&M at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., respectively.

Many other family-friendly events will help kick off the weekend.

The College of Veterinary Medicine’s Southeastern Raptor will have its Wing Fling on Friday at 5 p.m. There will be an educational presentation where visitors can see owls, hawks, falcons, vultures and an eagle. There will also be an opportunity to take photos with some of the raptors after the presentation. The cost of this event is $5 per person, and children three and younger get in free. 

Auburn’s Alpha Tau Omega will have a powderpuff football tournament at the indoor practice facility in Jordan-Hare Stadium on Friday at 2:30 p.m. The event is raising money for the Lutzie 43 Foundation, which honors the late Philip Lutzenkirchen, a former tight end for Auburn. To find out more information, visit lutzie43.org/events.

Country Rocks the Plains will be a free concert presented by The Hudson Family Foundation and Auburn University Athletics. Blane Rudd will kick off the concert at 7 p.m. Friday, and gates will open at 6 p.m. An Auburn University pep rally will follow, starting at 7:45 p.m. The band Brothers Osborne will begin at 8:20 p.m., and the concert will end at 10 p.m. 

Before the A-Day game on Saturday, kids will have the chance to participate in a Punt, Pass and Kick Contest and Kids Combine on Saturday at 10 a.m. The contest will be at the football practice fields, and admission is free.

Students can participate in a corn hole tournament on the campus green Saturday at 11 a.m. Preregistration is open online, and students register the day of if spots are open. Winners have a chance to receive prizes like gift cards, a cooler and Auburn gear. The championship round will be on the sidelines of Pat Dye Field during the A-Day game.

Also on Saturday morning, the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine will have a free open house with demonstrations and exhibits about animals from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Some of the scheduled events include a petting zoo, a teddy bear surgery demonstration and tours for prospective students. The events will be located at the college’s campus at 1130 Wire Road.

Gates will open for the A-Day game at 1 p.m., and the Tiger Walk will begin at 2 p.m. on South Donahue Drive. 

The football team and coach Gus Malzahn will remain in Jordan-Hare Stadium after the game for an autograph session.

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