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Auburn to Celebrate 4th of July at Les Gove Park

  • When: Friday, July 4, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (wristband sales begin at 10 a.m.)
  • Where: Les Gove Park, 1005 12th Street SE
  • Information: complete event information and parking options are listed at www.auburnwa.gov/events. Call 253-931-3043 for additional information and questions.

4th of July Festival LogoAuburn’s 4th of July Festival is an old-fashioned, hometown celebration featuring a Kids’ Bike Parade, a variety of handcrafted artisan vendors, food concessions and activities for all ages. Two live entertainment stages will feature a variety of top-level bands offering exciting performances.

The Freedom Stage boasts the energetic party band ‘The Nines’, followed by the Radio Disney Rockin’ Road Show and the contagious sound of the Po’okela Street Band, who plays a unique style of island infused music. The 8th annual Apple Pie Eating Contest will be held at the stage at 2:30 p.m., followed by local favorite, The Fabulous Murphtones.

Across the park on the Independence Stage, the Washington National Guard’s ‘Brass Patriots’ will kick off the day, with a performance from 11 a.m. -noon, followed by the Opening Ceremony. The Anthem Rock Allstars will rock the stage, with favorites from the 70s and 80s, followed by the kid-approved Radio Disney Rockin’ Road Show. The Diamond Experience – the premier Neil Diamond tribute band – ends the day with the sound, look and memories of Neil Diamond.

Highlighting the festivities is the annual Kids’ Bike Parade. Children of all ages may line-up on their decorated bicycles, tricycles, strollers, wagons or unicycles beginning at 11:30 a.m. The parade begins at noon, lead by festively-decorated golf carts carrying Auburn Mayor Nancy Backus and City of Auburn Council members and other dignitaries from around the Auburn valley. Free festival activities include bocce ball, museum activities, face painting and much more. An event wristband can be purchased for $5 and is good for unlimited games of miniature golf, petting zoo visits, rides on the trackless train, pony carousel and Tubs O’ Fun, play on all inflatable rides, participation on the rock climbing wall and bungy trampolines and balloon art.

Over 50 craft vendors will offer an array of hand-crafted items, from jewelry and kids’ items to fine art and candles, the Auburn Golf Course will be offering mini golf, and festival goers can admire unique cars in the car show. The White River Valley Museum will offer free admission during the festival and the Auburn Bocce Club will provide free instruction and demos. This year’s event also features a Book Sale in the Les Gove Building, hosted by the Friends of the Auburn Library, bingo, an apple pie eating contest, a food court and much more. 

New at this year’s event is a Cyclone Swing – the big daddy of carnival rides! Located on the northeast side of the festival grounds, the 20-seat Cyclone Swing holds all ages, 40-200 lbs. This ride is perfect for those seeking an added thrill and is available for $5/ride.

The free Auburn Fourth of July Festival is presented by the City of Auburn and produced by the Auburn Parks, Arts and Recreation Department. Thank you to Radio Disney Seattle and 100.7 The Wolf for their media support of the festival. For information, visit www.auburnwa.gov/events or call 253-931-3043.