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

Interested in Event Sponsorship? View our 2023 Event Sponsorship Brochure (PDF) for opportunities. Customized packages are available as well. Let us build a package that best suits your needs and budget! Contact us at: [email protected]

7:00AM - 7:00PM

Gingerbread Contest

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

FREE - This fun event celebrates the holidays and brings the community together to see what Auburn can build! 15 Gingerbread structures will be on display at the Auburn Community & Events Center!

The Contest is now full - all applications will be added to the waitlist. If, on December 1, there is a no-show, we will insert an entry from the waitlist into the Contest.  

Gingerbread Contest Application

Gingerbread Contest Rules (PDF)


Voting will be open December 1 - 17, 2022 during normal business hours at the Auburn Community & Events Center.

Open Monday - Friday, 7:00AM - 7:00 PM & Saturdays, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM.

There are two categories to vote in, youth and adult. The winner in each category will be selected by votes from the public.  

A winner will be announced on Monday, December 19, 2022.

Interested in Sponsoring?

Check out the sponsorship opportunities (PDF).

2021 Contest Winners

Adult Winner 2021 Child winner 2021 Auburn Police Department 2021

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

2:00PM - 6:00PM

Cookies & Crafts, Santa Parade, Tree Lighting

Main Street, Auburn, WA

Saturday December 3
Downtown Auburn

Schedule of Events

  • 2:00 PM........Cookies & Crafts opens
  • 2:00 PM.........Auburn Downtown Coop. Santa Workshop opens at 262 E Main Street
  • 3:45 PM..........Auburn Downtown Coop. Santa House closes
  • 3:30 PM.........Parade line up begins at Auburn High School
  • 4:00 PM........Live music at City Hall
  • 4:00 PM.........Cookies & Crafts ends
  • 4:30 PM.........Parade begins
  • After the parade ends
    • Tree Lighting & Visit from Santa
    • Live music at City Hall
  • 6:30 PM..........Auburn Downtown Coop Santa Workshop re-opens
  • 7:30 PM..........Auburn Downtown Coop Santa Workshop closes

Auburn's Lighted Santa Parade!

Parade entry
From Auburn High School to City Hall, lighted entries will fill Main Street with holiday joy!   

Beginning at 4:30 PM the parade will feature lighted vehicles, floats, cars, and walking entries. All community, families, non-profits, and businesses are welcome to participate.

All entries wishing to participate in the parade must register in advance by Wednesday, November 30, 2022. 

All entries must have a lighted element.

Join us for live music before and after the parade at City Hall. Then watch as the community brings out their lighted holiday parade entries! We'll wrap up the event with the annual tree lighting at City hall plus a visit from Santa. 


TREE LIGHTING

Santa is looking for a special helper to light the tree in front of City Hall. Nominate a well-deserving child between the ages of 5 and 9 to be Santa's Helper on December 3rd. Santa

Nomination Form

Nominations will be open until November 30 at midnight. 

Please note, multiple nominations for the same child will only be entered once into the drawing. The winner will be selected at random by Mayor Backus.  


COOKIES & CRAFTS

Supplies are limited!

Location: 1 East Main Street, Downtown Auburn
Time: 2 - 4 PM 
Participation Fee: $3 in advance / $6 at the door

Pre-registration ends December 1st at midnight

Get in the holiday spirit with an indoor fun family activity: cookie decorating, penguin ornaments, reindeer finger puppets! This event is held in conjunction with the Santa Parade downtown Auburn. Bring the family for sweet treats and a crafty good time.

Supplies are limited, pre-registration is highly encouraged.


Grocery Outlet

 

Thanks to our 2022 Sponsor!
Auburn Grocery Outlet!


For questions contact
Auburn Parks, Arts and Recreation
253-931-3043
Amanda Valdez, Special Events and Farmers Market Coordinator

7:00AM - 7:00PM

Gingerbread Contest

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

FREE - This fun event celebrates the holidays and brings the community together to see what Auburn can build! 15 Gingerbread structures will be on display at the Auburn Community & Events Center!

The Contest is now full - all applications will be added to the waitlist. If, on December 1, there is a no-show, we will insert an entry from the waitlist into the Contest.  

Gingerbread Contest Application

Gingerbread Contest Rules (PDF)


Voting will be open December 1 - 17, 2022 during normal business hours at the Auburn Community & Events Center.

Open Monday - Friday, 7:00AM - 7:00 PM & Saturdays, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM.

There are two categories to vote in, youth and adult. The winner in each category will be selected by votes from the public.  

A winner will be announced on Monday, December 19, 2022.

Interested in Sponsoring?

Check out the sponsorship opportunities (PDF).

2021 Contest Winners

Adult Winner 2021 Child winner 2021 Auburn Police Department 2021

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

8:30AM - 12:30PM

Breakfast with Santa

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

Image of child dressed as elf sitting on Santa's lapJoin us for a holiday Breakfast with Santa!  
Breakfast will be served by Santa elves at two breakfasts, one beginning at 8:30am and one beginning at 11am.  You will also enjoy special entertainment. 

All Ages.
Pre-registration is required.
Space is limited.

Location:  Auburn Community & Events Center

Children  $9/$12
Saturday, Dec 10, 8:30-10a (56775)
Saturday, Dec 10, 11a-12:30p (56776)

Adult   $10/$13
Saturday, Dec 10, 8:30-10a (56777)
Saturday, Dec 10, 11a-12:30p (56778)

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

7:00AM - 7:00PM

Gingerbread Contest

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

FREE - This fun event celebrates the holidays and brings the community together to see what Auburn can build! 15 Gingerbread structures will be on display at the Auburn Community & Events Center!

The Contest is now full - all applications will be added to the waitlist. If, on December 1, there is a no-show, we will insert an entry from the waitlist into the Contest.  

Gingerbread Contest Application

Gingerbread Contest Rules (PDF)


Voting will be open December 1 - 17, 2022 during normal business hours at the Auburn Community & Events Center.

Open Monday - Friday, 7:00AM - 7:00 PM & Saturdays, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM.

There are two categories to vote in, youth and adult. The winner in each category will be selected by votes from the public.  

A winner will be announced on Monday, December 19, 2022.

Interested in Sponsoring?

Check out the sponsorship opportunities (PDF).

2021 Contest Winners

Adult Winner 2021 Child winner 2021 Auburn Police Department 2021

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

8:00AM - 8:00PM

Peter Cotton Trail

various parks and trails - see below

Friday, April 7 - Monday, April 10, 2023

Hop around Auburn's parks and trails in search of the elusive bunny, who'll be hidden in various locations around Auburn. Find the bunny, have a chance to win prizes and have a blast doing it! This will be a fun and safe event for families, Seniors, our Specialized Recreation Community or anyone looking for an opportunity to get outside and get active in an outdoor setting.


Here's how it works:

  1. Print the Bunny Scorecard, if you wish, or bring something on your search to track your bunnies such as a notepad and pen, smartphone or tablet. Note: you do NOT need to email scorecards. Submit details on the On-line Scorecard Submission Form. Printed scorecards (for tracking purposes only) will also be available, beginning April 11 during normal business hours at: 
    • Auburn Community & Event Center, 910 Ninth Street SE, available 24/7 in a pamphlet holder April 11 - 18
    • White River Valley Museum, 918 H Street SE

  2. On Thursday, April 6 at 8:00 PM, we will release a list of parks where bunnies are hiding.  Note: for those of you with special needs two of the parks will have more accessible bunnies which are in view from the trail/path to accommodate wheelchairs, strollers and wagons. 

  3. ExampleAll bunnies will look like this example bunny image. Bunnies are approximately 12" tall. Each bunny has a unique number. Please don't take the bunnies so everyone can enjoy this activity. Please don't move the bunnies so we can keep them safe from mowers and other maintenance equipment.

  4. Search for bunnies during park hours, April 7 - 10. You will need to find a minimum of ten bunnies. In most cases, you may need to visit two or more parks to complete your scorecard. Print our scorecard or bring something to track your bunnies.

  5. Complete the On-line Bunny Scorecard Submission Form. The on-line scorecard will contain contact information and 10 spaces to indicate the bunnies that you found. There will also be the opportunity to share photos or comments with us. We enjoy hearing from you! The on-line scorecard will be available until 11:59 PM on Monday, April 10. Sorry, no late entries. 

  6. Each person who participates must submit their own scorecard. Adults are welcome to play too! Duplicate entries will be deleted. 

  7. Winners will be selected at random and emailed by April 13.

Prizes include the following items:

  • Four (4) Auburn Golf Course Gift Cards ($100 value each)
  • Eight (8) Make & Take Kits
  • Ten (10) Plush Animals
  • Check back for more prizes added to this list!

***Prizes must be picked up at the Auburn Community & Event Center, 910 Ninth Street SE.


Peter Cotton Trail Sponsorship Commitment Form (PDF)
Peter Cotton Trail Partnership Commitment Form (PDF)
Peter Cotton Trail Event Support Commitment Form (PDF)

Contact Information:
Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation
[email protected]
253-931-3043

8:00AM - 8:00PM

Peter Cotton Trail

various parks and trails - see below

Friday, April 7 - Monday, April 10, 2023

Hop around Auburn's parks and trails in search of the elusive bunny, who'll be hidden in various locations around Auburn. Find the bunny, have a chance to win prizes and have a blast doing it! This will be a fun and safe event for families, Seniors, our Specialized Recreation Community or anyone looking for an opportunity to get outside and get active in an outdoor setting.


Here's how it works:

  1. Print the Bunny Scorecard, if you wish, or bring something on your search to track your bunnies such as a notepad and pen, smartphone or tablet. Note: you do NOT need to email scorecards. Submit details on the On-line Scorecard Submission Form. Printed scorecards (for tracking purposes only) will also be available, beginning April 11 during normal business hours at: 
    • Auburn Community & Event Center, 910 Ninth Street SE, available 24/7 in a pamphlet holder April 11 - 18
    • White River Valley Museum, 918 H Street SE

  2. On Thursday, April 6 at 8:00 PM, we will release a list of parks where bunnies are hiding.  Note: for those of you with special needs two of the parks will have more accessible bunnies which are in view from the trail/path to accommodate wheelchairs, strollers and wagons. 

  3. ExampleAll bunnies will look like this example bunny image. Bunnies are approximately 12" tall. Each bunny has a unique number. Please don't take the bunnies so everyone can enjoy this activity. Please don't move the bunnies so we can keep them safe from mowers and other maintenance equipment.

  4. Search for bunnies during park hours, April 7 - 10. You will need to find a minimum of ten bunnies. In most cases, you may need to visit two or more parks to complete your scorecard. Print our scorecard or bring something to track your bunnies.

  5. Complete the On-line Bunny Scorecard Submission Form. The on-line scorecard will contain contact information and 10 spaces to indicate the bunnies that you found. There will also be the opportunity to share photos or comments with us. We enjoy hearing from you! The on-line scorecard will be available until 11:59 PM on Monday, April 10. Sorry, no late entries. 

  6. Each person who participates must submit their own scorecard. Adults are welcome to play too! Duplicate entries will be deleted. 

  7. Winners will be selected at random and emailed by April 13.

Prizes include the following items:

  • Four (4) Auburn Golf Course Gift Cards ($100 value each)
  • Eight (8) Make & Take Kits
  • Ten (10) Plush Animals
  • Check back for more prizes added to this list!

***Prizes must be picked up at the Auburn Community & Event Center, 910 Ninth Street SE.


Peter Cotton Trail Sponsorship Commitment Form (PDF)
Peter Cotton Trail Partnership Commitment Form (PDF)
Peter Cotton Trail Event Support Commitment Form (PDF)

Contact Information:
Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation
[email protected]
253-931-3043

8:00AM - 8:00PM

Peter Cotton Trail

various parks and trails - see below

Friday, April 7 - Monday, April 10, 2023

Hop around Auburn's parks and trails in search of the elusive bunny, who'll be hidden in various locations around Auburn. Find the bunny, have a chance to win prizes and have a blast doing it! This will be a fun and safe event for families, Seniors, our Specialized Recreation Community or anyone looking for an opportunity to get outside and get active in an outdoor setting.


Here's how it works:

  1. Print the Bunny Scorecard, if you wish, or bring something on your search to track your bunnies such as a notepad and pen, smartphone or tablet. Note: you do NOT need to email scorecards. Submit details on the On-line Scorecard Submission Form. Printed scorecards (for tracking purposes only) will also be available, beginning April 11 during normal business hours at: 
    • Auburn Community & Event Center, 910 Ninth Street SE, available 24/7 in a pamphlet holder April 11 - 18
    • White River Valley Museum, 918 H Street SE

  2. On Thursday, April 6 at 8:00 PM, we will release a list of parks where bunnies are hiding.  Note: for those of you with special needs two of the parks will have more accessible bunnies which are in view from the trail/path to accommodate wheelchairs, strollers and wagons. 

  3. ExampleAll bunnies will look like this example bunny image. Bunnies are approximately 12" tall. Each bunny has a unique number. Please don't take the bunnies so everyone can enjoy this activity. Please don't move the bunnies so we can keep them safe from mowers and other maintenance equipment.

  4. Search for bunnies during park hours, April 7 - 10. You will need to find a minimum of ten bunnies. In most cases, you may need to visit two or more parks to complete your scorecard. Print our scorecard or bring something to track your bunnies.

  5. Complete the On-line Bunny Scorecard Submission Form. The on-line scorecard will contain contact information and 10 spaces to indicate the bunnies that you found. There will also be the opportunity to share photos or comments with us. We enjoy hearing from you! The on-line scorecard will be available until 11:59 PM on Monday, April 10. Sorry, no late entries. 

  6. Each person who participates must submit their own scorecard. Adults are welcome to play too! Duplicate entries will be deleted. 

  7. Winners will be selected at random and emailed by April 13.

Prizes include the following items:

  • Four (4) Auburn Golf Course Gift Cards ($100 value each)
  • Eight (8) Make & Take Kits
  • Ten (10) Plush Animals
  • Check back for more prizes added to this list!

***Prizes must be picked up at the Auburn Community & Event Center, 910 Ninth Street SE.


Peter Cotton Trail Sponsorship Commitment Form (PDF)
Peter Cotton Trail Partnership Commitment Form (PDF)
Peter Cotton Trail Event Support Commitment Form (PDF)

Contact Information:
Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation
[email protected]
253-931-3043

8:00AM - 8:00PM

Peter Cotton Trail

various parks and trails - see below

Friday, April 7 - Monday, April 10, 2023

Hop around Auburn's parks and trails in search of the elusive bunny, who'll be hidden in various locations around Auburn. Find the bunny, have a chance to win prizes and have a blast doing it! This will be a fun and safe event for families, Seniors, our Specialized Recreation Community or anyone looking for an opportunity to get outside and get active in an outdoor setting.


Here's how it works:

  1. Print the Bunny Scorecard, if you wish, or bring something on your search to track your bunnies such as a notepad and pen, smartphone or tablet. Note: you do NOT need to email scorecards. Submit details on the On-line Scorecard Submission Form. Printed scorecards (for tracking purposes only) will also be available, beginning April 11 during normal business hours at: 
    • Auburn Community & Event Center, 910 Ninth Street SE, available 24/7 in a pamphlet holder April 11 - 18
    • White River Valley Museum, 918 H Street SE

  2. On Thursday, April 6 at 8:00 PM, we will release a list of parks where bunnies are hiding.  Note: for those of you with special needs two of the parks will have more accessible bunnies which are in view from the trail/path to accommodate wheelchairs, strollers and wagons. 

  3. ExampleAll bunnies will look like this example bunny image. Bunnies are approximately 12" tall. Each bunny has a unique number. Please don't take the bunnies so everyone can enjoy this activity. Please don't move the bunnies so we can keep them safe from mowers and other maintenance equipment.

  4. Search for bunnies during park hours, April 7 - 10. You will need to find a minimum of ten bunnies. In most cases, you may need to visit two or more parks to complete your scorecard. Print our scorecard or bring something to track your bunnies.

  5. Complete the On-line Bunny Scorecard Submission Form. The on-line scorecard will contain contact information and 10 spaces to indicate the bunnies that you found. There will also be the opportunity to share photos or comments with us. We enjoy hearing from you! The on-line scorecard will be available until 11:59 PM on Monday, April 10. Sorry, no late entries. 

  6. Each person who participates must submit their own scorecard. Adults are welcome to play too! Duplicate entries will be deleted. 

  7. Winners will be selected at random and emailed by April 13.

Prizes include the following items:

  • Four (4) Auburn Golf Course Gift Cards ($100 value each)
  • Eight (8) Make & Take Kits
  • Ten (10) Plush Animals
  • Check back for more prizes added to this list!

***Prizes must be picked up at the Auburn Community & Event Center, 910 Ninth Street SE.


Peter Cotton Trail Sponsorship Commitment Form (PDF)
Peter Cotton Trail Partnership Commitment Form (PDF)
Peter Cotton Trail Event Support Commitment Form (PDF)

Contact Information:
Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation
[email protected]
253-931-3043

9:30AM - 11:00PM

Dog Trot 3K/5K Fun Run

Game Farm Park, 3030 R Street SE

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Dog TrotSaturday, May 20, 2023
9:30 AM
G
ame Farm Park

A family-oriented fun run event that takes place prior to Auburn's Petpalooza festival. Participants will follow a 3K or 5K route. The course is flat, easy and enjoyable for all ages and ability levels. Water will be available on the course for both dogs and human participants. The race is 'chip-timed' by BuDu Racing. 

REGISTRATION FEE:

  • Early Registration (on or before March 31) - $20/person
  • Late Registration (April 1 - May 16) - $25/person
  • Sorry, no registrations May 17 - May 19
  • On-Site Registration on May 20 - $30/person
ON-LINE REGISTRATION

***First 100 to register receive a Petpalooza-logoed 17"x14" insulated picnic cooler!

Registration includes a limited-edition T-Shirt, full-color race bib and a participation medal. T-shirt sizes not guarantees for late registrations and avaialable while supplies last for on-site registrations. 

DOG TROT RULES OF PARTICIPATION:

  • All participants must have their race bib on the FRONT of their person
  • 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 or shorter at all times. 
  • No dogs under the age of six months
  • Bring your dog only if he/she is well socialized
  • Please, 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
  • Participants may not switch race distances after May 16
  • Participants must run/walk the course in its entirety with a dog to be eligible for awards
  • Route will close after 90-minutes

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

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 Street SE, Auburn, WA

Petpalooza LogoSaturday, May 20, 2023
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Game Farm Park, 3030 R Street SE
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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, the Northwest Pet Contest, an agility area, a large variety of vendor booths, adoptions, give-a-ways and lots of activities to keep both humans and pets entertained. 

Leashed, licensed and well-behaved pets welcome.

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

HELPFUL INFORMATION:

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

11:00AM - 4:00PM

KidsDay

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

Kids Day LogoKids Day

Auburn's KidsDay is the perfect day for any child and the best way to kick-start your summer! Live entertainment, inflatable rides, face painting, a variety of activity/info booths, craft vendor sales, miniature golf, rock climbing wall, ArtRageous hands-on art experiences, large vehicle & equipment display, a variety of food concessions, and much more.   

Leashed, licensed and well-behaved pets welcome.

HELPFUL INFORMATION:

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

FREE (purchase wristband for $10 unlimited activities)

Celebrate our country's birthday at Les Gove Park. The event includes entertainment on two stages, a variety of craft artists, a car show, inflatable rides, euro-bungee trampolines, train rides and other fun activities for children. The event also offers a rock climbing wall, mini golf, bocce, 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 July FestivalWristband sales begin at 10:00 AM.  You can purchase a wristband for $10 for unlimited activities which include all inflatable rides, cyclone swing, bungee trampolines, rock wall, train rides, mini golf, laser tag and balloon art.

Leashed, licensed and well-behaved pets welcome.

HELPFUL INFORMATION:

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

11:00AM - 4:00PM

4th of July Car Show

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

Car Show

Tuesday, July 4

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Les Gove Park

*****Car show participants: please use the entrance off 8th Street SE to enter the Car Show area.

$10 in advance or $20 on event day (if space permits). Advance registration by June 30. Sorry, no registration July 1-3. FREE dash plaque to first 200 paid participants. Awards in 15 categories (PDF).

The Car Show is held in conjunction with Auburn's 4th of July Festival. The event features live entertainment on two stages, children's activities (inflatable rides, train rides, rock wall and more!), food vendors, a variety of craft vendors, bocce, mini golf and much more. 

HELPFUL INFORMATION:

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

12:00PM - 1:00PM

Kids Summerstage

Les Gove Park

Kids Summerstage
Wednesdays, July 12 - August 16
12:00 PM
FREE!


Kids SummerstageAn exciting children's outdoor entertainment series that will be LOADS of fun for kiddos and the adults who bring them! Pack up a picnic lunch and enjoy the performances!

This entertainment series will be held at the park shelter beside the Discovery Playground. Bring swimsuits and towels and enjoy the Rotary Spraypark before/after the performances.

*In the event of rain, concerts will be rescheduled, if possible.

2023 Line-up:
  • July 12 - Reptile Isle - an educational, interactive reptile performance everyone enjoys.
  • July 19 - Louie Foxx's One Man Side Show - hilarious magic, mixed with goofy stunts.
  • July 26 - Eric Ode - award winning children's singer/songwriter and local favorite!
  • August 2 - Eric Herman & the Puppy Dogs - super cool tunes for kids!
  • August 9 -Matt Baker - hilarious comedy and amazing stunts!
  • August 16 - The Magic of Jeff Evans - a fun, unforgettable interactive magic show.
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

Kids Summerstage
Wednesdays, July 12 - August 16
12:00 PM
FREE!


Kids SummerstageAn exciting children's outdoor entertainment series that will be LOADS of fun for kiddos and the adults who bring them! Pack up a picnic lunch and enjoy the performances!

This entertainment series will be held at the park shelter beside the Discovery Playground. Bring swimsuits and towels and enjoy the Rotary Spraypark before/after the performances.

*In the event of rain, concerts will be rescheduled, if possible.

2023 Line-up:
  • July 12 - Reptile Isle - an educational, interactive reptile performance everyone enjoys.
  • July 19 - Louie Foxx's One Man Side Show - hilarious magic, mixed with goofy stunts.
  • July 26 - Eric Ode - award winning children's singer/songwriter and local favorite!
  • August 2 - Eric Herman & the Puppy Dogs - super cool tunes for kids!
  • August 9 -Matt Baker - hilarious comedy and amazing stunts!
  • August 16 - The Magic of Jeff Evans - a fun, unforgettable interactive magic show.
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

Kids Summerstage
Wednesdays, July 12 - August 16
12:00 PM
FREE!


Kids SummerstageAn exciting children's outdoor entertainment series that will be LOADS of fun for kiddos and the adults who bring them! Pack up a picnic lunch and enjoy the performances!

This entertainment series will be held at the park shelter beside the Discovery Playground. Bring swimsuits and towels and enjoy the Rotary Spraypark before/after the performances.

*In the event of rain, concerts will be rescheduled, if possible.

2023 Line-up:
  • July 12 - Reptile Isle - an educational, interactive reptile performance everyone enjoys.
  • July 19 - Louie Foxx's One Man Side Show - hilarious magic, mixed with goofy stunts.
  • July 26 - Eric Ode - award winning children's singer/songwriter and local favorite!
  • August 2 - Eric Herman & the Puppy Dogs - super cool tunes for kids!
  • August 9 -Matt Baker - hilarious comedy and amazing stunts!
  • August 16 - The Magic of Jeff Evans - a fun, unforgettable interactive magic show.
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

Kids Summerstage
Wednesdays, July 12 - August 16
12:00 PM
FREE!


Kids SummerstageAn exciting children's outdoor entertainment series that will be LOADS of fun for kiddos and the adults who bring them! Pack up a picnic lunch and enjoy the performances!

This entertainment series will be held at the park shelter beside the Discovery Playground. Bring swimsuits and towels and enjoy the Rotary Spraypark before/after the performances.

*In the event of rain, concerts will be rescheduled, if possible.

2023 Line-up:
  • July 12 - Reptile Isle - an educational, interactive reptile performance everyone enjoys.
  • July 19 - Louie Foxx's One Man Side Show - hilarious magic, mixed with goofy stunts.
  • July 26 - Eric Ode - award winning children's singer/songwriter and local favorite!
  • August 2 - Eric Herman & the Puppy Dogs - super cool tunes for kids!
  • August 9 -Matt Baker - hilarious comedy and amazing stunts!
  • August 16 - The Magic of Jeff Evans - a fun, unforgettable interactive magic show.
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

Kids Summerstage
Wednesdays, July 12 - August 16
12:00 PM
FREE!


Kids SummerstageAn exciting children's outdoor entertainment series that will be LOADS of fun for kiddos and the adults who bring them! Pack up a picnic lunch and enjoy the performances!

This entertainment series will be held at the park shelter beside the Discovery Playground. Bring swimsuits and towels and enjoy the Rotary Spraypark before/after the performances.

*In the event of rain, concerts will be rescheduled, if possible.

2023 Line-up:
  • July 12 - Reptile Isle - an educational, interactive reptile performance everyone enjoys.
  • July 19 - Louie Foxx's One Man Side Show - hilarious magic, mixed with goofy stunts.
  • July 26 - Eric Ode - award winning children's singer/songwriter and local favorite!
  • August 2 - Eric Herman & the Puppy Dogs - super cool tunes for kids!
  • August 9 -Matt Baker - hilarious comedy and amazing stunts!
  • August 16 - The Magic of Jeff Evans - a fun, unforgettable interactive magic show.
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

Kids Summerstage
Wednesdays, July 12 - August 16
12:00 PM
FREE!


Kids SummerstageAn exciting children's outdoor entertainment series that will be LOADS of fun for kiddos and the adults who bring them! Pack up a picnic lunch and enjoy the performances!

This entertainment series will be held at the park shelter beside the Discovery Playground. Bring swimsuits and towels and enjoy the Rotary Spraypark before/after the performances.

*In the event of rain, concerts will be rescheduled, if possible.

2023 Line-up:
  • July 12 - Reptile Isle - an educational, interactive reptile performance everyone enjoys.
  • July 19 - Louie Foxx's One Man Side Show - hilarious magic, mixed with goofy stunts.
  • July 26 - Eric Ode - award winning children's singer/songwriter and local favorite!
  • August 2 - Eric Herman & the Puppy Dogs - super cool tunes for kids!
  • August 9 -Matt Baker - hilarious comedy and amazing stunts!
  • August 16 - The Magic of Jeff Evans - a fun, unforgettable interactive magic show.
Contact Information:
Email Kristy Pachciarz, Special Events Coordinator
Auburn Parks, Arts and Recreation
253-931-3043

11:00AM - 2:00PM

Auburn's 58th Annual Veterans Parade & Observance

Main Street

Auburn, Washington is typically designated by the Veterans Day National Committee and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs as a Regional Site for the celebration of Veterans Day. The City of Auburn is proud to be a Vietnam War Commemorative Partner and considers it an honor and privilege to host this annual event. Auburn has hosted the Veterans Parade since 1965. Now in its 58th year, the parade has grown into one of the largest parades of its kind in the United States of America.

The 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 military reserve, National Guard and ROTC. The goals and purposes of Auburn's Veterans Parade & Observance are to give honor to our country's veterans and to their military missions of defending freedom around the world. 

We are currently planning for the 58th annual Veterans Parade to be held in Auburn on Saturday, November 11, 2023 starting at 11:00 AM. The parade typically boasts over 200 units and nearly 6,000 parade participants, including 25+ marching bands, military vehicles, veterans' units, honor guards and more.

The parade route travels along Main Street from E Street to A Street NW/SW.  

Other related activities include: 

Saturday, November 11
Community Breakfast
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Auburn Senior Activity Center, 808 Ninth Street SE

Purchase tickets early for this year's Veterans Parade Community Breakfast, held on Saturday, November 5 from 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM at the Auburn Senior Activity Center. The breakfast is $10/person and includes pancakes, eggs, ham, juice or coffee. The breakfast is co-sponsored by the American Legion Auburn Post #78 and the City of Auburn.

Saturday, November 11
Remembrance Ceremony and Lighting of the Flame
9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
Veterans Memorial Park, 411 E Street SE

The flame is lit and guarded through the night at the memorial at Veterans Memorial Park. Wreath placement, rifle salute, prayers and taps encompass this ceremony held prior to the parade. 

Saturday, November 11
Auburn VFW Post 1741 Open House
12:00 PM
Auburn VFW, 130 W Main Street

This Open House is exclusively for Veterans and Active Duty Personnel. Come mix, meet and mingle with fellow Veterans! Food and refreshments will be served. 

Saturday, November 11
Auburn Veterans Day Marching Band Competition
1:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Auburn Memorial Stadium, 801 Fourth Street NE

One of the most prestigious band competitions in the State! Watch the 25+ bands in the parade, then look on as they compete in the Field Competition later in the afternoon at Auburn Memorial Stadium. Admission charged for Field Competition. 

Saturday, November 11
Auburn Noon Lions Veterans Luncheon
1:30 PM (doors open at 1:00 PM)
Merrill Gardens of Auburn, 18 First Street SE

The lunch program honors our Veterans, with special recognition given to our Dignitaries in attendance. The Governor's Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee's Outstanding Service to Veterans Award Recipients will be honored at the lunch, along with other special presentations. The luncheon is co-sponsored by the Auburn Noon Lions and the City of Auburn.

 "Our Heroes | Our Parade" Banner Tribute 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 City will begin accepting applications in July of 2023.

Take some time to thank a Veteran for their service and sacrifice.

Official Forms and Helpful Information:

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 and lodging information, please visit www.exploreauburn.com.

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


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