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Events coordinated by entities other than the City of Auburn may require a Special Event Permit Application.

To sponsor an event, view the 2020 Event Sponsorship Package (PDF)

1:00PM - 5:00PM

Halloween Harvest Festival and Les Gove Park Trunk-or-Treat

The REC, 910 Ninth Street SE, Auburn, WA

Halloween FestivalSaturday, October 26, 2019

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Les Gove Park, The REC and Auburn Community & Event Center

910 Ninth Street SE 

Join us at our Halloween Harvest Festival and Les Gove Park Truck-or-Treat for kids ages 2-10 and their families. There will be games, crafts, a photo booth, Trunk-or-Treating around Les Gove Park's trail and lots more for your lil' goblin to enjoy!  Lots of fun for Auburn's Trick-or-Treaters!

Attendees are encouraged to bring canned & boxed food to support the Auburn Food Bank.

Looking to participate with a truck from your organization or businesses? Participating trunks must provide giveaways and/or treats for the youth participants visiting the event. Participants may also provide informational materials about their programs. Prizes will be awarded to the most creative (fun, not scary) trunk. Participating organizations are also encouraged to dress up in costumes appropriate for a 2-10 year-old audience. The youth attending the event will  Trunk-or-Treat around the path in Les Gove Park and enjoy outdoor music and fun. To become a participant, simply complete the Truck-or-Treat Participating Organization Application (PDF).

For more information email Jim Westhusing or call 253-931-3043.

8:00AM - 5:00PM

Gingerbread House Contest

Auburn Community & Event Center, 910 9th ST SE, Auburn, WA

Gingerbread houseFREE - There are two categories in this year's Gingerbread House Contest! Eight entries will be accepted in the child category, ages 12 and under. Ten entries will be accepted in the adult category, ages 13 and up. 

Those interested should apply today. This fun event celebrates the holidays and brings the community out to see what Auburn can build! Any structures real or imaginary, houses, igloos, spaceships, etc. will be accepted. This event is free and open to all groups and individuals. 

Application Deadline: November 4, 2019
Entries Delivered: December 2, 2019 between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM
Entries on Display Until: December 16, 2019 - voting ends at noon.
Location: Auburn Community & Event Center; 910 Ninth ST SE, Auburn WA 98002

Gingerbread House Contest Application (PDF)

The entries will be on display at the Community & Event Center from December 2nd until December 16th at noon. Stop by and vote on your favorite display. A winner from each category will be announced on Monday, December 16th after noon and will be awarded a $30 gift card.

Applicants must adhere to the contest rules listed on the application:

  • Entry must be appropriate for audiences of all ages
  • Entry must be original
  • Entry must have been built in 2019
  • Entry must be 90% edible on the exterior
  • Adult category is ages 13 and up
  • Adult category entries must be delivered in completed form attached to a solid base enabling it to be displayed on a table. Bases shall be no larger than 24"W x 24"L
  • Child category is ages 12 and under - if selecting the child category, the child must construct 100% of the structure. If an adult is helping then they must apply for the adult category
  • Child category entries must be delivered in completed form attached to a solid base enabling it to be displayed in a display case. Entries shall be no larger than 12"W x 12"L x 12"H

Questions? Contact Amanda Valdez or call 253-931-3043. 

11:00AM - 2:00PM

54th annual Veterans Day Parade & Observance

East Main ST, Auburn, WA

2019 PARADE LINE-UP (PDF)(as of 10/21/19)

Auburn, Washington is designated by the Veterans Day National Committee and the US Department of Veterans Affairs as a Regional Site for celebration of Veterans Day 2019. The City of Auburn is proud to be a Vietnam War Commemorative Partner. Auburn has hosted the Veterans Parade since 1965. Now in its 54th year, the parade has grown into one of the largest parades of its kind in the United States of America.            

Vets Day PhotoThe purpose of Auburn's Veterans Parade & Observance is to positively focus on honoring our country's veterans and active military personnel. Through our parade, we focus recognition on congressionally-recognized Veteran Service Organizations and their auxiliaries, the military and reserve military, National Guard and ROTC. The goals and purposes of Auburn's Veterans Parade & Observance are to give honor to our country's military personnel and veterans and to their military missions of defending freedom around the world.

The 54th annual Veterans Parade will be held in Auburn on Saturday, November 9 at 11:00 AM. The parade boasts over 200 units and nearly 6,000 parade participants, including 25+ high school marching bands, military vehicles, veterans' units, honor guards and more. 

The parade route travels along Main Street from E Street to A Street SW/NW. To participate in Auburn's Veterans Parade complete and return the official Parade Application Form or complete the on-line registration. The parade has more applicants than it can permit to participate, and thus must select among the applicants those who will be able to participate. Those applications who are approved will be those that most closely meet the goals and purpose of Auburn's Veterans Parade.

Other related activities include:

American Legion Auburn Post #78 Breakfast
Make reservations (PDF) early for this year's Veterans Day Breakfast on Saturday, November 9 from 7:00 AM to 9:30 AM, held at the Auburn Senior Activity Center, 808 Ninth Street SE. The breakfast is $8/person and includes pancakes, eggs, ham and juice or coffee.  The breakfast is co-sponsored by the American Legion Post #78 and the City of Auburn.

Static Display & Exhibit Showcase
Information booths and static displays will be located on South Division Street from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Take time to visit the displays and booths to view military equipment and vehicles and veterans and/or military information. To participate in the Static Display, your application (PDF) must be submitted and approved prior to the October 7 deadline.

Once again, we are also accepting commercial entries in the Static Display & Exhibit Showcase. Those commercial entities whose services/items directly relate to the event's purpose may be accepted. Booth spaces (12' x 12' unless otherwise pre-arranged) are $350/booth. Please complete and return the commercial application (PDF) by the October 7 deadline to be considered.

Curb Competition
The Curb Competition is for entries that want to honor veterans, but don't meet the requirements to participate in the parade. Those participating in the Curb Competition may set-up and decorate a 12' long x 5' deep section of curb to honor our veterans.  Participants must set-up along the parade route (Main Street) between Auburn Ave (A Street SE) to E Street NE.  Set-up is held from 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM Judging is held from 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM.  Awards will be given in three categories: Best Curb Appeal, Most Patriotic and Best Salute to Veterans.  The application (PDF) must be submitted and approved in order to be judged in the Curb Competition.  Stay for the parade to salute our Veterans and active military personnel - a great way to show your support!

Remembrance Ceremony and Lighting of the Flame
The flame is lit and guarded through the night at the Veterans Memorial at Veterans Memorial Park, 411 E Street NE. Wreath placement, rifle salute, prayers and taps encompass this ceremony, held from 9:45 AM - 10:15 AM on Saturday, November 9.

Parade BandVeterans Day Marching Band Competition
The state's largest marching band and field competition starts at 1:00 PM at the Auburn Memorial Stadium, 801 Fourth Street NE. The Marching Band Competition is hosted by the Auburn High School Band & Choir Parents. Over 30 bands compete in the field competition. Event admission is charged at the door. Visit the marching band competition's official website for more information.

Auburn Noon Lions Veterans Luncheon
Reserve (PDF) your spot early for this year's Veterans Luncheon, held on Saturday, November 9 from 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM (Doors open at 1:00 PM). The Veterans Luncheon will be held at Merrill Gardens at Auburn, 18 1st Street SE, located just two blocks from the end of the parade route. The luncheon is co-sponsored by the Auburn Noon Lions Club and the City of Auburn.

The lunch program honors our Veterans, with special recognition given to our dignitaries in attendance. The Governor's Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee's Outstanding Veterans will be honored at the lunch, along with other special presentations. For additional information or to reserve seats by phone, call 253-931-3043.

"Our Heroes Our Parade" Banner Program
This program was created to recognize and pay tribute to the brave men and women in Auburn who are serving, have served, or have given their life to our country in the United States Armed Forces.  It also provides an opportunity for individuals, businesses and Veteran Service Organizations to support those who served by sponsoring a banner in downtown Auburn. The tribute Banner application deadline is Monday, August 19, 2019.  Please complete and return the application (PDF) with applicable banner fee and supporting documents.

VFW Open House
Come mix, meet and mingle with fellow Veterans at the Auburn VFW Post #1741's Open House. The Open House will be held at their 1525 A Street NE #107 location, from 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM. Food and refreshments will be served. 

Official Forms and Helpful Information:

Auburn Hotel - 2019 Special Event Rate
Please note: to receive the special rate, you must call for reservations and tell the hotel you are in town for the Auburn Veterans Parade. For a full list of all Auburn hotels, visit www.exploreauburn.com

  • Best Western Plus Mountain View Auburn Inn | 253-887-7600 | $109/night
  • Clarion Hotel Auburn & RK Bar+Bistro | 253-833-7171 | $79/night (Single); $84/night (2 Queen Beds) plus tax. Check with hotel about other discounts during this event weekend.
  • Red Lion Inn | 253-735-9600 | $79/night (Single King or 2 Queens)

Leashed, licensed and well-behaved pets welcome.   

There is absolutely no parade parking in local business' parking lots. Please be courteous when parking in the areas surrounding the parade route. 

For dining information, please visit www.auburntourism.com.     

Contact Information:
Kristy Pachciarz, Special Events Coordinator
253-931-3043

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6:30AM - 9:00PM

Vote for Your Favorite Gingerbread House!

Auburn Community & Event Center, 910 Ninth ST SE, Auburn, WA

Gingerbread houseFREE - Entries will be on display at the Community & Event Center from December 2 until December 16. Stop by and vote on your favorite display in each category. Voting ends December 16 at noon!

A winner will be announced on Monday, December 16 after noon.

Questions? Contact Amanda Valdez or call 253-931-3043. 

4:30PM - 5:30PM

Santa Parade and Tree Lighting

Downtown Auburn

Parade at 4:30 PM

We are shaking things up downtown Auburn this winter with an improved lighted Santa Parade! A festive and fun parade that will now allow floats, tractors, horses, walking entries, and other motorized units that will light up Main Street! The parade will be followed by the lighting of the tree in front of City Hall with a visit from Santa! 

Be sure to stop by City Hall before the parade for pre-parade entertainment!Santa Parade Music

Parade Details
  • Parade line-up begins at 4:00 PM on E Street NE.
  • Free entry for families, scout troops, school groups, dance, cheer, drill, band and all other non-profit groups.
  • Commercial businesses must pay a $10 entry fee.
  • Groups must adhere to the Parade Rules & Regulations (PDF)
  • Pre-parade entertainment offered from 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM.       
  • Santa Parade Street Closures (PDF) before and during the parade.   
  • Check out the Parade Map (PDF)
  • Pre-register today by completing the online application, or download the registration form (PDF) and submit before December 
  • Pre-registration ends December 5, 2019 at 5:00 PM
  • On-site registration available December 7 at 4:00 PM
  • Leashed, licensed and well-behaved pets welcome at the Santa Parade & Tree Lighting.

Tree Lighter Nominations

Santa is looking for one special helper to help light the tree in front of City Hall! Nominate a well-deserving child between the ages of 5 and 9 to help Santa flip the switch! Click here to nominate a child today!

Other holiday activities include:

Cookies with Mrs. Claus at Washington Elementary, 20 E Street NE.
Event will be held on Saturday, December 7, from 2:30 - 4:00 PM. Mrs. Claus will be stopping by before the Santa Parade for a special afternoon of holiday cheer! Bring the little ones for stories read by Mrs. Claus, cookie decorating, hot cocoa and Christmas crafts. And, don't forget the camera for a photo op. It's sure to get you in the holiday spirit! Activities include: cookie decorating, story time, crafts, holiday face-painting. 

Pre-registration admission for children is $8 for residents and $10 for non-residents. On-site registration is $12 per child. Adults are free to enter!  Register ONLINE, over the phone by calling our Parks Front Desk at 253-931-3043, or in-person at the Auburn Community and Events Center (910 Ninth ST SE, Auburn WA 98002).

Contact Information
Auburn Parks, Arts and Recreation
253-931-3043
Amanda Valdez, Special Events and Farmers Market Specialist

6:30AM - 9:00PM

Vote for Your Favorite Gingerbread House!

Auburn Community & Event Center, 910 Ninth ST SE, Auburn, WA

Gingerbread houseFREE - Entries will be on display at the Community & Event Center from December 2 until December 16. Stop by and vote on your favorite display in each category. Voting ends December 16 at noon!

A winner will be announced on Monday, December 16 after noon.

Questions? Contact Amanda Valdez or call 253-931-3043. 

8:30AM - 1:00PM

Santa Breakfast

Auburn Community and Event Center, 910 9th ST SE, Auburn, WA

Image of child dressed as elf sitting on Santa's lapSaturday, December 14, 2019
Two separate seating's: 8:30 AM and 11:00 AM

A chance for your little one to tell Santa exactly what's on his/her list! You'll enjoy a yummy pancake breakfast and great entertainment.

Preregistration required. Space is limited.

Fee:
Adults: $8 (Auburn resident)/$10 (non-resident)
Child: $7 (Auburn resident)/$9 (non-resident

Tickets by calling: 
Auburn Parks, Arts and Recreation
253-931-3043

9:30AM - 11:00AM

Dog Trot

Game Farm Park, 3030 R ST SE, Auburn, WA

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Dog TrotSaturday, May 16, 2020, 9:30 AM
Game Farm Park, 3030 R Street SE
$18 Early registration (on or before April 17)
$23 Late registration (after April 17)
$25 On-Site registration (May 16)

*Sorry, no registrations available May 14 & 15.
*Packet pick-up and on-site registration begin at 8:00 AM on event day.

Dog Trot is a family-oriented Fun Run event that takes place in conjunction with Petpalooza. Participants will follow a 3K or 5K route. The 'chip-timed' course is flat, easy and enjoyable for all ages. 

Water will be available on the course for both dog and human participants. FIRST 100 people to register receive a FREE goodie bag. 

Registration includes T-shirts for early registrants and will be available on a first-come basis for late and on-site registrants.
Additional T-shirts may be purchased at the event (as available) for $10 each.

DOG TROT RULES OF PARTICIPATION

  • Dogs must be current on vaccinations
  • No aggressive dogs
  • No female dogs in heat
  • No more than two dogs per human
  • Keep your dog on a 7-foot leash of shorter at all times. Please, no retractable leashes
  • No dogs under the age of 6 months
  • Bring your dog only if he/she is well socialized
  • Clean up after your dog
  • Run or walk the course only if you and your pet are in adequate physical condition
  • Strollers are welcome on the course
  • Route will close after 90-minutes
  • All participants must have their race bib on the FRONT of their person
  • Participants must walk/run with a dog, to be eligible for awards
  • Participants may not switch distances or transfer participation to another person after May 13

DOG TROT START & FINISH

8:00 AM  -  Dog Trot Check-in and On-Site Registration opens

9:15 AM  -  Participants make their way to the start line at Game Farm Park

9:30 AM  -  Dog Trot starts; the race begins and ends in the same location

11:00 AM  - Dog Trot route closes

11:00 AM - 5:00 PM  -  Results posted at the Event Info Booth. Results are official by Tuesday, May 19 at 10:00 AM.

Awards will be distributed to the top participant in the following categories, for both the 3K and the 5K route:

  • Child (8 & Under)
  • Tween (9-12 years)
  • Teen (13-19 years)
  • Adult I (20-35 years)
  • Adult II (36-54 years)
  • Senior (55+)

HELPFUL INFORMATION 

For a full list of all Auburn hotels, visit www.exploreauburn.com

Petpalooza Contact Information
Auburn Parks, Arts and Recreation
253-931-3043
Kristy Pachciarz, Special Events Coordinator

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Petpalooza

Game Farm Park, 3030 R ST SE, Auburn, WA

Petpalooza logoSaturday, May 16, 2020, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Game Farm Park, 3030 R Street SE
Dog Trot 3K/5K Fun Run at 9:30 AM
(Onsite registration begins at 8:30 AM)
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PETPALOOZA is a FREE event for pet lovers and a special day for your four-legged family member or other furry friend. Petpalooza is kicked off with a Dog Trot 3K/5K Fun Run.  The event features an animal-related entertainment stage, flydog and agility demos, pony rides, the Northwest Pet Contest, an agility area, over 150 vendor booths, adoptions, low-cost animal services, giveaways and lots of activities to keep both humans and pets entertained.

HELPFUL INFORMATION:
On-line Dog Trot registration (opens November 18, 2019)
2020 Sponsorship Packages (PDF)

Leashed, licensed and well-behaved pets welcome.

For a full list of all Auburn hotels, visit www.exploreauburn.com

Contact Information
Auburn Parks, Arts and Recreation
253-931-3043
Kristy Pachciarz, Special Events Coordinator       
11:00AM - 4:00PM

Kids Day

Les Gove Park, 910 9th ST SE, Auburn, WA

Kids Day LogoFREE
Tuesday, June 19, 2020
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Les Gove Park, 910 Ninth Street SE

Kids Day
The perfect day for any child! Live entertainment, inflatable rides, face painting, over 120 activity/info booths, craft vendor sales, miniature golf, rock climbing wall, ArtRageous hands-on art experiences, large vehicle & equipment display, food concessions, and much more.  

HELPFUL INFORMATION:
2020 Sponsor Packages (PDF)

Leashed, licensed and well-behaved pets welcome.

Contact Information
Auburn Parks, Arts and Recreation
253-931-3043
Kristy Pachciarz, Special Events Coordinator

11:00AM - 4:00PM

4th of July Festival

Les Gove Park, 910 9th ST SE, Auburn, WA

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Saturday, July 4, 2020
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Les Gove Park, 910 Ninth Street SE
FREE (purchase wristband for $5 unlimited activities)

Celebrate our country's birthday at Les Gove Park. The event includes a noon bike parade (meet East of the Bocce Courts), various entertainment on two stages, an arts & craft area with over 50 artists, a car show, 19 inflatable rides, a rock wall, euro-bungee trampolines, train rides and other fun activities for children. The event also offers bingo, mini golf, bocce, a book sale, food concessions, and so much more! Come see for yourself, this naturally shaded park and spray park will keep you cool during the afternoon.

4th of JulyWristband sales begin at 10:00 AM.  You can purchase a wristband for $5 for unlimited activities which include 19 inflatable rides, tubs o' fun, bungee trampolines, rock wall, train rides, mini golf, two pony carousels, laser tag and balloon art.


HELPFUL INFORMATION:
2020 Sponsor Packages (PDF)

Leashed, licensed and well-behaved pets welcome.

Contact Information: 
Auburn Parks, Arts and Recreation
253-931-3043
Kristy Pachciarz, Special Events Coordinator

12:00PM - 1:00PM

Kids SummerStage

Les Gove Park - 910 Ninth ST SE

Wednesdays at noon
July 8, 2020 - August 12, 2020
FREE

*In the event of rain, the concerts will be held in the gym of the Auburn Community & Event Center, located at 910 9th Street SE. 

Kids SummerstageAn exciting children's outdoor concert series that includes music, live animals, magic and LOADS of fun! Spray park and playground located close by.  
Spend the day at Les Gove Park and make sure to check out the free Hooked on History at the White River Valley Museum before the concert from 10:30-11:30am and after the concert, take part in Get Outside & Climb from 1:00-3:00pm at the Les Gove Park Climbing Wall ($5 fee to participate in climbing activities).

2020 Line-up:
  • announced Winter 2020
Leashed, licensed and well-behaved pets welcome.

Contact Information:
Email Kristy Pachciarz, Special Events Coordinator
Auburn Parks, Arts and Recreation
253-931-3043

12:00PM - 1:00PM

Kids SummerStage

Les Gove Park - 910 Ninth ST SE

Wednesdays at noon
July 8, 2020 - August 12, 2020
FREE

*In the event of rain, the concerts will be held in the gym of the Auburn Community & Event Center, located at 910 9th Street SE. 

Kids SummerstageAn exciting children's outdoor concert series that includes music, live animals, magic and LOADS of fun! Spray park and playground located close by.  
Spend the day at Les Gove Park and make sure to check out the free Hooked on History at the White River Valley Museum before the concert from 10:30-11:30am and after the concert, take part in Get Outside & Climb from 1:00-3:00pm at the Les Gove Park Climbing Wall ($5 fee to participate in climbing activities).

2020 Line-up:
  • announced Winter 2020
Leashed, licensed and well-behaved pets welcome.

Contact Information:
Email Kristy Pachciarz, Special Events Coordinator
Auburn Parks, Arts and Recreation
253-931-3043

12:00PM - 1:00PM

Kids SummerStage

Les Gove Park - 910 Ninth ST SE

Wednesdays at noon
July 8, 2020 - August 12, 2020
FREE

*In the event of rain, the concerts will be held in the gym of the Auburn Community & Event Center, located at 910 9th Street SE. 

Kids SummerstageAn exciting children's outdoor concert series that includes music, live animals, magic and LOADS of fun! Spray park and playground located close by.  
Spend the day at Les Gove Park and make sure to check out the free Hooked on History at the White River Valley Museum before the concert from 10:30-11:30am and after the concert, take part in Get Outside & Climb from 1:00-3:00pm at the Les Gove Park Climbing Wall ($5 fee to participate in climbing activities).

2020 Line-up:
  • announced Winter 2020
Leashed, licensed and well-behaved pets welcome.

Contact Information:
Email Kristy Pachciarz, Special Events Coordinator
Auburn Parks, Arts and Recreation
253-931-3043

7:00PM - 11:00PM

Summer Sounds & Cinema

Lea Hill Park, 31693 124th Ave SE

FREE

Summer SoundsLive entertainment and blockbuster movies make Friday nights in Auburn a real treat for the whole family! All events will feature food concessions/food trucks, inflatable rides and an ArtRageous hands-on art activity.

Friday, July 24, 2020

  • Lea Hill Park, 31693 124th Ave SE
    • concert & movie announced Spring 2020

Friday, July 31, 2020

  • Sunset Park, 1420 69th Street SE
    • concert & movie announced Spring 2020

Friday, August 7, 2020

  • Les Gove Park, 910 9th ST SE               
    • concerts & movie announced in Spring 2020

Contact Information
Email: Kristy Pachciarz 
Auburn Parks, Arts and Recreation
253-931-3043

12:00PM - 1:00PM

Kids SummerStage

Les Gove Park - 910 Ninth ST SE

Wednesdays at noon
July 8, 2020 - August 12, 2020
FREE

*In the event of rain, the concerts will be held in the gym of the Auburn Community & Event Center, located at 910 9th Street SE. 

Kids SummerstageAn exciting children's outdoor concert series that includes music, live animals, magic and LOADS of fun! Spray park and playground located close by.  
Spend the day at Les Gove Park and make sure to check out the free Hooked on History at the White River Valley Museum before the concert from 10:30-11:30am and after the concert, take part in Get Outside & Climb from 1:00-3:00pm at the Les Gove Park Climbing Wall ($5 fee to participate in climbing activities).

2020 Line-up:
  • announced Winter 2020
Leashed, licensed and well-behaved pets welcome.

Contact Information:
Email Kristy Pachciarz, Special Events Coordinator
Auburn Parks, Arts and Recreation
253-931-3043

7:00PM - 11:00PM

Summer Sounds & Cinema

Sunset Park, 1420 69th Street SE

FREE

Summer SoundsLive entertainment and blockbuster movies make Friday nights in Auburn a real treat for the whole family! All events will feature food concessions/food trucks, inflatable rides and an ArtRageous hands-on art activity.

Friday, July 24, 2020

  • Lea Hill Park, 31693 124th Ave SE
    • concert & movie announced Spring 2020

Friday, July 31, 2020

  • Sunset Park, 1420 69th Street SE
    • concert & movie announced Spring 2020

Friday, August 7, 2020

  • Les Gove Park, 910 9th ST SE               
    • concerts & movie announced in Spring 2020

Contact Information
Email: Kristy Pachciarz 
Auburn Parks, Arts and Recreation
253-931-3043

12:00PM - 1:00PM

Kids SummerStage

Les Gove Park - 910 Ninth ST SE

Wednesdays at noon
July 8, 2020 - August 12, 2020
FREE

*In the event of rain, the concerts will be held in the gym of the Auburn Community & Event Center, located at 910 9th Street SE. 

Kids SummerstageAn exciting children's outdoor concert series that includes music, live animals, magic and LOADS of fun! Spray park and playground located close by.  
Spend the day at Les Gove Park and make sure to check out the free Hooked on History at the White River Valley Museum before the concert from 10:30-11:30am and after the concert, take part in Get Outside & Climb from 1:00-3:00pm at the Les Gove Park Climbing Wall ($5 fee to participate in climbing activities).

2020 Line-up:
  • announced Winter 2020
Leashed, licensed and well-behaved pets welcome.

Contact Information:
Email Kristy Pachciarz, Special Events Coordinator
Auburn Parks, Arts and Recreation
253-931-3043

7:00PM - 11:00PM

Summer Sounds & Cinema

Les Gove Park, 910 Ninth Street SE

FREE

Summer SoundsLive entertainment and blockbuster movies make Friday nights in Auburn a real treat for the whole family! All events will feature food concessions/food trucks, inflatable rides and an ArtRageous hands-on art activity.

Friday, July 24, 2020

  • Lea Hill Park, 31693 124th Ave SE
    • concert & movie announced Spring 2020

Friday, July 31, 2020

  • Sunset Park, 1420 69th Street SE
    • concert & movie announced Spring 2020

Friday, August 7, 2020

  • Les Gove Park, 910 9th ST SE               
    • concerts & movie announced in Spring 2020

Contact Information
Email: Kristy Pachciarz 
Auburn Parks, Arts and Recreation
253-931-3043

7:00PM - 9:00PM

AuburnFest Almost 5K Poker Fun Run & Walk

Les Gove Park - 910 9th ST SE, Auburn, WA

The Almost 5K Poker Fun Run & Walk is a new family-oriented event associated with AuburnFest.

Almost 5k Poker Fun Run IconThe race takes place prior to the Summer Sounds & Cinema concert and outdoor movie event at Les Gove Park. Food options will be available for purchase in the park after the race. 

Early Registration Fee (by July 26, 2020) - $15
Registration Fee (July 27 - August 5, 2020) - $18
On-Site Registration Fee - $20 (on site registration begins at 5:30 PM on Friday, August 7)
Sorry, no registrations accepted August 6, 2020.
 

Early registration includes a t-shirt. No registrations accepted August 6. Only one individual per registration form. Payment must accompany registration. T-shirts are not guaranteed for day-of registrants.

Register Online! Or download (PDF) and send in your registration!

ROUTE

The Almost 5K Poker Fun Run is a family-oriented fun run associated with AuburnFest. This fun run will utilize the new big loop at Les Gove Park. Five loops around is “almost” a 5K (short of a 5K by 1,138 feet). For each lap around the loop, participants will stop, draw a card, and try to get the best poker hand with the five cards drawn. Instead of prize awards based on time, prizes will be awarded for the top poker hand in each age category. Prizes will be award from the stage at 8:30 PM. All registrants will receive a t-shirt and will be treated to a fun night in the park.

RULES OF PARTICIPATION & AWARDS

  • Participants must run/walk and complete the course in its entirety to be eligible for awards, route will close after 90-minutes.
  • Participants must draw 5 cards total, one upon completion of each large loop at Les Gove Park, to create their final poker hand.    
  • Strollers are welcome on the course (please note, children not pushed in a stroller must be a paying participant in the race).
  • Awards will be distributed to the top poker hands in eight age categories:
    Child (8 & under); Tween (9-12 yrs.); Teen (13-19 yrs.); Adult I (20-29 yrs.);
    Adult II (30-39 yrs.); Adult III (40-49 yrs.); Adult IV (50-70 yrs.); Senior (71+ yrs.)
  • Awards will be presented at the entertainment stage prior to the start of the movie.
11:00AM - 12:00PM

Auburn Days Parade

Along Main St. in downtown Auburn

Auburn Days Parade - Saturday, August 8
ParadeThe Auburn Days Parade along Main St. in downtown Auburn. The Parade begins at 11:00 AM on Saturday, August 8. 

The Auburn Days Parade has been an Auburn tradition for decades and serves as the kick-off to Saturday festival activities. The Auburn Days Parade will feature a variety of drill teams, dancers, one-of-a-kind cars, plus so much more. The parade route travels west along Main St. from E St. NE to A St. NW. 

2020 Parade Application (PDF)
Online parade application coming soon...

2020 Parade Rules (PDF)
2020 Parade Map (PDF)

2019 Parade Award Winners:

Best of Show: Flight Club Foundation
Spirit of Auburn:  Vukich Family Classic Tractors
Mayor’s Award: Lao Women’s Association of Washington
Best Cheer/Drill Team Entry: Washington Diamonds Drill Team and Drumline
Best Dance/Gymnastic/Recreation Entry: Auburn Mountainview Dance Team
Best Children’s Entry: Auburn Ravens Youth Football
Best Animal/Equestrian Entry: Latin Dancing Horses
Best Vehicle Entry: 1993 Japanese Fire Engine

12:00PM - 6:00PM

AuburnFest

Les Gove Park - 1005 12th St SE

AuburnFest & Auburn Days Parade - Saturday, August 8

 

AuburnFest, held at Les Gove Park, the festivities kick off Friday, August 7, 2020 at 7:00 PM with the Almost 5K Poker Fun Run & Walk! Followed by the main festival, parade, entertainment, rides and more on Saturday, August 8, from 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Wrap up the weekend on Sunday, August 9 with a Cruise In from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

AuburnFestAuburnFest will include two entertainment stages, a beer garden, food vendors, craft and specialty vendors, community and non-profit vendors, a literary showcase & small press fair, as well as several free activities including Bocce, face painting, hands-on art activities, an indoor playground, the Discovery Playground, a spray playground, and much more!

Main Stage Entertainment:
TBA

Community Stage Entertainment:
TBA

Interested in becoming a vendor?
General Vendor Application (PDF)
Food Vendor Application (PDF)

AuburnFest Wristbands

Auburn Days Parade - Saturday, August 8, 11 AM

The Auburn Days Parade along Main St. in downtown Auburn. The Parade begins at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 8. The Auburn Days Parade has been an Auburn tradition for decades and serves as the kick-off to Saturday festival activities. The Auburn Days Parade will feature a variety of drill teams, dancers, one-of-a-kind cars, plus so much more. The parade route travels west along Main St. from E St. NE to A St. NW. The 

Parade

2020 Parade Application (PDF)
2020 Online Parade Application coming soon...
2020 Parade Rules (PDF)
2020 Parade Map (PDF)

Sunday Cruise In - Sunday, August 9

Cruise in at Les Gove Park - Sunday, August 9, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM. We will accommodate as many cars as safely possible.  The Cruise In will be held in the grass field adjacent to the Farmers Market at Les Gove park. Check-in begins at 8:00 AM. Cruise In participants must ONLY use the entrance at 12th Street SE & J Street SE. 

For additional details, please email us or call 253-931-3043.

10:00AM - 3:00PM

AuburnFest Cruise In

Les Gove Park - 1140 Auburn Way South, Auburn

AuburnFest CruiseImage of cars In

Continue the fun of AuburnFest and cruise on into Les Gove Park! The Cruise In will be held in conjunction with the Auburn Farmers Market Sunday, August 9 from 10 AM  - 3 PM. Pick up your favorite fresh fruits & veggies, jam out to live music and check out the classic cars, hot rods, trucks and more! 

There is no fee to attend, cruise on in starting at 8 AM.
12:00PM - 1:00PM

Kids SummerStage

Les Gove Park - 910 Ninth ST SE

Wednesdays at noon
July 8, 2020 - August 12, 2020
FREE

*In the event of rain, the concerts will be held in the gym of the Auburn Community & Event Center, located at 910 9th Street SE. 

Kids SummerstageAn exciting children's outdoor concert series that includes music, live animals, magic and LOADS of fun! Spray park and playground located close by.  
Spend the day at Les Gove Park and make sure to check out the free Hooked on History at the White River Valley Museum before the concert from 10:30-11:30am and after the concert, take part in Get Outside & Climb from 1:00-3:00pm at the Les Gove Park Climbing Wall ($5 fee to participate in climbing activities).

2020 Line-up:
  • announced Winter 2020
Leashed, licensed and well-behaved pets welcome.

Contact Information:
Email Kristy Pachciarz, Special Events Coordinator
Auburn Parks, Arts and Recreation
253-931-3043