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Events coordinated by entities other than the City of Auburn may need to fill out a Special Event Permit Application.

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

3:30PM - 9:00PM

Daddy Daughter Sock Hop

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

Daddy DaughterSaturday, February 23, 2019
Auburn Community and Event Center,
910 Ninth Street SE, Auburn

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM (Girls ages 3-6)
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (Girls ages 7-13)

$38/$48 per couple
$12/$15 each additional daughter

Register by calling the Auburn Community and Event Center at 253-931-3043 or visit us in person. Pre-registration is required for all attendees.
Please note, online registration is not available for this event.

An event to create special memories with your little girl. Grandpas, uncles, and big brothers are welcome. Includes light refreshments and dancing with music provided by a disc jockey. Plus other fun activities and a special cosmic ice cream treat! Each couple gets a  memory photo and girls leave with a party favor.

A night that will be more than you imagined!

Contact Information:
Auburn Parks, Arts and Recreation
Pam Gallion
253-931-3043

7:30AM - 3:00PM

Clean Sweep

Auburn City Hall, 25 W Main ST, Auburn, WA

Clean SweepRegister online today!

Saturday, April 20, 2019
7:30 AM - Check-in and Breakfast, Auburn City Hall
8:45 AM - Volunteers arrive at project locations

Help us Celebrate Earth Day in Auburn and participate in Auburn's largest community volunteer effort! Clean Sweep is a chance to work together on projects to benefit the entire community. We will kick off the 2019 Clean Sweep together at 7:30 AM at City Hall with breakfast and registration. Then we will all come together for a ceremonial sweep down the sidewalks along Main Street at 8:30 AM, followed by our projects beginning around 8:45 AM.              

Contact Information
Auburn Parks, Arts and Recreation
253-931-3043
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9:30AM - 11:00AM

Dog Trot

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

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Dog TrotSaturday, May 18, 2019, 9:30 AM
Game Farm Park, 3030 R Street SE
$18 Early registration (on or before April 19)
$23 Late registration (after April 19)
$25 On-Site registration (May 18)

On-line Dog Trot Registration

*Sorry, no registrations available May 16 & 17.
*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
  • 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 15

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

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM  -  Awards available to pick-up at the Event Info Booth 

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 

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 18, 2019, 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, a variety of pet contests, an agility area, over 150 vendor booths, adoptions, low-cost animal services, giveaways and lots of activities to keep both humans and pets entertained.

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

Kids Day

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

Kids Day LogoFREE
Friday, June 21, 2019
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Les Gove Park, 910 Ninth Street SE

Kids DayThe perfect day for any child! Live entertainment, inflatable rides, face painting, over 100 activity/info booths, craft vendor sales, miniature golf, ArtRageous hands-on art experiences, large vehicle & equipment display, food concessions, and much more.

Attendees can enjoy Ballistic Swing Rides, bungee trampolines and a Paintball Target Range for a nominal fee. 

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

4th of July Festival Logo

Thursday, July 4, 2019
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, 17 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 17 inflatable rides, tubs o' fun, bungee trampolines, rock wall, train rides, mini golf, two pony carousels, laser tag and balloon art.

Leashed, licensed and well-behaved pets welcome.

  • Public Driving Directions & Parking Info (PDF)
  • 4th of July Festival Sponsorship Packages (PDF)
  • 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 9th ST SE, Auburn, WA

    Kids Summer StageFREE

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

    An exciting children's outdoor concert series that includes music, live animals, magic and LOADS of fun! Spraypark and playground located close by - pack your lunch, swimsuit and towels and spend the afternoon at Les Gove Park! Hands-on ArtRageous art activities offered at all events throughout the series. 

    2019 Line-up:

    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 9th ST SE, Auburn, WA

    Kids Summer StageFREE

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

    An exciting children's outdoor concert series that includes music, live animals, magic and LOADS of fun! Spraypark and playground located close by - pack your lunch, swimsuit and towels and spend the afternoon at Les Gove Park! Hands-on ArtRageous art activities offered at all events throughout the series. 

    2019 Line-up:

    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 9th ST SE, Auburn, WA

    Kids Summer StageFREE

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

    An exciting children's outdoor concert series that includes music, live animals, magic and LOADS of fun! Spraypark and playground located close by - pack your lunch, swimsuit and towels and spend the afternoon at Les Gove Park! Hands-on ArtRageous art activities offered at all events throughout the series. 

    2019 Line-up:

    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 26, 2019

    Friday, August 2, 2019

    • Sunset Park, 1420 69th Street SE
      • 7:00 PM - Live Band
      • Dusk - Movie

    Friday, August 9, 2019

    • Les Gove Park, 910 9th ST SE               
      • 6:00 PM - Family Friendly Entertainment
      • 7:00 PM - Live Band
      • Dusk - Movie

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

    12:00PM - 1:00PM

    Kids SummerStage

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

    Kids Summer StageFREE

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

    An exciting children's outdoor concert series that includes music, live animals, magic and LOADS of fun! Spraypark and playground located close by - pack your lunch, swimsuit and towels and spend the afternoon at Les Gove Park! Hands-on ArtRageous art activities offered at all events throughout the series. 

    2019 Line-up:

    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, August 2, 2019

    • Sunset Park, 1420 69th Street SE
      • 7:00 PM - Live Band
      • Dusk - Movie

    Friday, August 9, 2019 

    • Les Gove Park, 910 9th ST SE
      • 6:00 PM - Family Friendly Entertainment
      • 7:00 PM - Live Band
      • Dusk - Movie

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

    12:00PM - 1:00PM

    Kids SummerStage

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

    Kids Summer StageFREE

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

    An exciting children's outdoor concert series that includes music, live animals, magic and LOADS of fun! Spraypark and playground located close by - pack your lunch, swimsuit and towels and spend the afternoon at Les Gove Park! Hands-on ArtRageous art activities offered at all events throughout the series. 

    2019 Line-up:

    Leashed, licensed and well-behaved pets welcome.

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

    6:00PM - 11:00PM

    Summer Sounds & Cinema

    Les Gove Park, 910 9th ST 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, August 9, 2019 

    • Les Gove Park, 910 9th ST SE
      • 6:00 PM - Family Friendly Entertainment
      • 7:00 PM - Live Band
      • Dusk - Movie

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

    11:00AM - 7:00PM

    AuburnFest

    Les Gove Park - 1005 12th St SE

    We are excited to announce AuburnFest, a summer time family-fun festival held on Saturday, August 10, 2019 in Les Gove Park from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM.

    AuburnFest inflatable icon

    AuburnFest will include two entertainment stages, a beer garden, food vendors, craft and specialty vendors, community and non-profit vendors, a car show, 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!

    Purchase a wristband for access to inflatables, a super slide, ballistic swing, pony rides, train rides, mini golf, and rock wall! Purchase your wrist band by August before August 9th and receive 50% off using coupon code PLAY19. Wristbands are $10 on event day.

    2019 Entertainment Line-Up:

    Main Stage
    TBA

    Community Stage
    TBA


    AuburnFest 2019 Sponsorship Packages (PDF)


    Almost 5K Poker Fun Run & Walk

    AuburnFest's Almost 5K Poker Fun Run & Walk at Les Gove Park - Friday, August 9, 7:00 PM. On-site registration begins at 5:30 PM at Les Gove Park.

    Register Online or mail in or drop off your registration form (PDF). 
    The early registration fee of $15 ends July 28th. Regular registration fee of $18 from July 29-August 7. On-site registration is $20, August 9 starting at 5:30 p.m.
    Sorry no registrations August 8. 

    Auburn Days Parade

    The Auburn Days Parade along Main St. in downtown Auburn. The Parade begins at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 10. 

    Online Registration coming soon...
    Download the registration form (PDF)
    Parade Rules (PDF)
    Parade Route Map (PDF)

    Cruise In

    Cruise In at Les Gove Park - Sunday, August 11, 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 Big Daddy's site 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. Reference Driving Directions (PDF).

    The Farmers Market will be held in conjunction with the Cruise In offering a variety of vendors including craft, farm fresh products, food and live entertainment.

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

    12:00PM - 1:00PM

    Kids SummerStage

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

    Kids Summer StageFREE

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

    An exciting children's outdoor concert series that includes music, live animals, magic and LOADS of fun! Spraypark and playground located close by - pack your lunch, swimsuit and towels and spend the afternoon at Les Gove Park! Hands-on ArtRageous art activities offered at all events throughout the series. 

    2019 Line-up:

    Leashed, licensed and well-behaved pets welcome.

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