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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? Contact us at: events@auburnwa.gov

12:00PM - 1:00PM

Peanut Butter & JAM!

Les Gove Park

Peanut Butter & JAM
Wednesdays, July 14 - August 18
12:00 PM
FREE!


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

Unless we have a change in restrictions, the concert series will be held at the performance area beside the Discovery Playground. We encourage you to check back in case there are any event changes. 

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

2021 Line-up:
  • July 14 - Johnny Bregar - kids/family music that's sure to please!
  • July 21 - Ruth & Emelia - a mother-daughter duo with music, wacky characters and positive themes!
  • July 28 - Eric Herman and the Puppy Dogs - super cool tunes for kids!
  • August 4 - Eli Rosenblatt - deeply rooted rhythms; heart centered experience!
  • August 11 - Eric Ode - award winning children's singer/songwriter and local favorite!
  • August 18 - Dani & The Bee - Seattle based musical duo playing music for kids - and kids at heart!
Contact Information:
Email Kristy Pachciarz, Special Events Coordinator
Auburn Parks, Arts and Recreation
253-931-3043

6:30PM - 8:00PM

Summer Sounds - Danny Vernon Illusions of Elvis

Les Gove Park - Discovery Playground Covered Stage

Darren Motamedy

Danny brings his high energy Elvis Tribute shows that focus on connecting with his audience. He enjoys performing all three decades of Elvis’ career. This includes the “recklessly abandoned” hillbilly cat of the ‘50’s, the sleek 60’s movie years (including the “68 Comeback Special”), and the sexy 70’s jumpsuit era. His charismatic red- headed wife, Marcia “Ann-Margret”, performs alongside him adding a unique and enjoyable chemistry to the show.

2021 Line-up: 
July 29 – Danny Vernon Illusions of Elvis
August 5 – Rockfish & Friends
August 12 – The Dueling Crooners
August 19 – Wally & The Beavs

9:00PM - 11:00PM

Friday Night Flick

Lea Hill Park, 31693 124th Ave SE

Summer SoundsBlockbuster movies viewed outdoors on a 50' inflatable movie screen (either drive-in style or in-person) will make Friday nights in Auburn a real treat for the whole family!

***Check back - space may be limited and pre-registration may be required for attendance to this event.

2021 SCHEDULE:

Friday, July 30, 2021

  • Lea Hill Park, 31693 124th Ave SE
    • 9:10 PM movie: Onward (PG)

Friday, August 6, 2021

  • Sunset Park, 1420 69th Street SE
    • 9:00 PM movie: The Sandlot (PG)

Friday, August 13, 2021

  • Les Gove Park, 910 Ninth Street SE
    • 9:00 PM movie: The Goonies (PG)

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

12:00PM - 1:00PM

Peanut Butter & JAM!

Les Gove Park

Peanut Butter & JAM
Wednesdays, July 14 - August 18
12:00 PM
FREE!


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

Unless we have a change in restrictions, the concert series will be held at the performance area beside the Discovery Playground. We encourage you to check back in case there are any event changes. 

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

2021 Line-up:
  • July 14 - Johnny Bregar - kids/family music that's sure to please!
  • July 21 - Ruth & Emelia - a mother-daughter duo with music, wacky characters and positive themes!
  • July 28 - Eric Herman and the Puppy Dogs - super cool tunes for kids!
  • August 4 - Eli Rosenblatt - deeply rooted rhythms; heart centered experience!
  • August 11 - Eric Ode - award winning children's singer/songwriter and local favorite!
  • August 18 - Dani & The Bee - Seattle based musical duo playing music for kids - and kids at heart!
Contact Information:
Email Kristy Pachciarz, Special Events Coordinator
Auburn Parks, Arts and Recreation
253-931-3043

6:30PM - 8:00PM

Summer Sounds - Rockfish & Friends

Les Gove Park - Discovery Playground Covered Stage

Darren Motamedy

Rockfish And Friends will be bringing their "Classic Rock That Kicks Brass" to Les Gove Park in Auburn. WA. Rockfish And Friends is an eleven piece group fronted by former KISW/KZOK on air personality Rob "Rockfish" Oxford, and features a full horn section, percussion and a whole host of talented vocalists playing the music of Chicago, Blood Sweat & Tears, Steely Dan, Lighthouse, Doobie Brothers and many more!!!

2021 Line-up:
August 5 – Rockfish & Friends
August 12 – The Dueling Crooners
August 19 – Wally & The Beavs

9:00PM - 11:00PM

Friday Night Flick

Sunset Park, 1420 69th Street SE

Summer SoundsBlockbuster movies viewed outdoors on a 50' inflatable movie screen (either drive-in style or in-person) will make Friday nights in Auburn a real treat for the whole family!

***Check back - space may be limited and pre-registration may be required for attendance to this event.

2021 SCHEDULE:

Friday, July 30, 2021

  • Lea Hill Park, 31693 124th Ave SE
    • 9:10 PM movie: Onward (PG)

Friday, August 6, 2021

  • Sunset Park, 1420 69th Street SE
    • 9:00 PM movie: The Sandlot (PG)

Friday, August 13, 2021

  • Les Gove Park, 910 Ninth Street SE
    • 9:00 PM movie: The Goonies (PG)

Thank you event supporter:
Head and Malesis


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

12:00PM - 1:00PM

Peanut Butter & JAM!

Les Gove Park

Peanut Butter & JAM
Wednesdays, July 14 - August 18
12:00 PM
FREE!


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

Unless we have a change in restrictions, the concert series will be held at the performance area beside the Discovery Playground. We encourage you to check back in case there are any event changes. 

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

2021 Line-up:
  • July 14 - Johnny Bregar - kids/family music that's sure to please!
  • July 21 - Ruth & Emelia - a mother-daughter duo with music, wacky characters and positive themes!
  • July 28 - Eric Herman and the Puppy Dogs - super cool tunes for kids!
  • August 4 - Eli Rosenblatt - deeply rooted rhythms; heart centered experience!
  • August 11 - Eric Ode - award winning children's singer/songwriter and local favorite!
  • August 18 - Dani & The Bee - Seattle based musical duo playing music for kids - and kids at heart!
Contact Information:
Email Kristy Pachciarz, Special Events Coordinator
Auburn Parks, Arts and Recreation
253-931-3043

6:30PM - 8:00PM

Summer Sounds - The Dueling Crooners

Les Gove Park - Discovery Playground Covered Stage

Darren Motamedy

Chris Anderson and Joey Jewell’s "Dueling Crooners"is nothing short of a swingin' time trip back to the Las Vegas Strip. Their performance is true to the incomparable phrasing and vocal texture of Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin and Michael Buble. They evoke the swaggering spirit of Ol' Blue Eyes and Vegas in their heyday. And Wayne Ledbetter's band has the energy and excitement to keep you going all night, wonderfully smooth and sophisticated arrangements, and the musical chops and passion to play it all.
The show is smart, funny, and a wonderful tribute to the lost art of livin' it up. You'll feel like you're in "The Big Room" at the Sands and life is good.

2021 Line-up: 
August 12 – The Dueling Crooners
August 19 – Wally & The Beavs

9:00PM - 11:00PM

Friday Night Flick

Les Gove Park, 910 Ninth Street SE

Summer SoundsBlockbuster movies viewed outdoors on a 50' inflatable movie screen (either drive-in style or in-person) will make Friday nights in Auburn a real treat for the whole family!

***Check back - space may be limited and pre-registration may be required for attendance to this event.

2021 SCHEDULE:

Friday, July 30, 2021

  • Lea Hill Park, 31693 124th Ave SE
    • 9:10 PM movie: Onward (PG)

Friday, August 6, 2021

  • Sunset Park, 1420 69th Street SE
    • 9:00 PM movie: The Sandlot (PG)

Friday, August 13, 2021

  • Les Gove Park, 910 Ninth Street SE
    • 9:00 PM movie: The Goonies (PG)

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

9:00AM - 1:00PM

Almost 5K Poker Fun Run & Walk

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

The Almost 5K Poker Fun Run & Walk is an in-person fun run perfect for all ages and abilities!

Almost 5k Poker Fun Run Icon


REGISTRATION FEE

$12 Early Registration Fee by July 16, 2021

$15 Registration Fee from July 17 - August 12, 2021

Sorry, no registrations accepted August 13 - 14, 2021 

Early registration includes a t-shirt and participation medal. Payment must accompany registration.

Online registration

ROUTE

The Almost 5K Poker Fun Run & Walk is an easy run around Les Gove Park. This fun run will utilize the 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, choose a card, and try to get the best poker hand with the five cards drawn. To reduce contact with others, only Poker Run volunteers will touch the playing cards. Participants will select their card from a safe distance.

RULES OF PARTICIPATION & AWARDS

  • Those unvaccinated should wear a mask when social distance cannot be accommodated
  • The route will be open  from 9 AM - 1 PM
  • 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 announced the following Monday via email and social media 
  • Interval starts will be offered in groups of 50 participants, every 15 minutes from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM. Participants will select their preferred time at registration.
  • Participants will be released onto the course every few minutes in groups of 5 or less. Please don't arrive on-site until 15 minutes prior to your interval time.
  • Parking information and more details will be emailed to participants the week of the event.
  • Please maintain a minimum of 6-feet of distance when possible
  • Portable restrooms will not be available. 
  • Hand sanitizer will be available at all tables.
  • Participants should not attend the event if they have a temperature of 100.4F or greater, feel sick, or believe they may have been exposed to COVID-19. Should this be the case, you can make arrangements to pick-up your packet at a later time.
VIRTUAL Event Details
Folks are welcome to instead, participate in this fun run virtually. You will receive a t-shirt, medal, and score card but will NOT be eligible for prizes. 
Registration closes August 12 (T-Shirt sizes are guaranteed through July 16). Choose your route, choose the date and choose the time that's most convenient for you!
Packet pick-up times will be available in the weeks leading up to the in-person event date on August 14. We will offer a variety of date/time options for a contact-less pick-up prior to the event. Domestic shipping is available! Only $5 extra to ship your packet. It is our goal to have items to you by the event date. Unfortunately, we cannot be responsible for mailed packages that may be lost or damaged. 

For questions contact Amanda Valdez 253-931-3043
12:00PM - 1:00PM

Peanut Butter & JAM!

Les Gove Park

Peanut Butter & JAM
Wednesdays, July 14 - August 18
12:00 PM
FREE!


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

Unless we have a change in restrictions, the concert series will be held at the performance area beside the Discovery Playground. We encourage you to check back in case there are any event changes. 

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

2021 Line-up:
  • July 14 - Johnny Bregar - kids/family music that's sure to please!
  • July 21 - Ruth & Emelia - a mother-daughter duo with music, wacky characters and positive themes!
  • July 28 - Eric Herman and the Puppy Dogs - super cool tunes for kids!
  • August 4 - Eli Rosenblatt - deeply rooted rhythms; heart centered experience!
  • August 11 - Eric Ode - award winning children's singer/songwriter and local favorite!
  • August 18 - Dani & The Bee - Seattle based musical duo playing music for kids - and kids at heart!
Contact Information:
Email Kristy Pachciarz, Special Events Coordinator
Auburn Parks, Arts and Recreation
253-931-3043

6:30PM - 8:00PM

Summer Sounds - Wally & The Beavs

Les Gove Park - Discovery Playground Covered Stage

Darren Motamedy

Born out of a mutual love of the music and pop culture from the 50’s, 60’s, 70s & 80s, Wally & The Beaves formed in the spring of 2011 by six of the most respected artists and musicians in the Pacific Northwest. Their unique show has been gaining a loyal following ever since. Each member of the band brings a bit of humor by dressing like well-known iconic characters from the past. Audiences are encouraged to come dressed like their favorite character as well.
From The Beatles to Ray Charles and Ricky Nelson to Cyndi Lauper and The Cars, Wally & The Beaves are sure to put on an entertaining show.

Also on site that evening will be a Cruise-In hosted by the Solid Rock Cruisers located at the Auburn Farmers Market site. The Cruise-in will be held from 4-8pm. 

1:00PM - 5:00PM

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

The REC, 910 Ninth Street SE, Auburn, WA

Halloween Festival

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 events@auburnwa.gov or call 253-931-3043.

11:00AM - 2:00PM

Auburn's 56th annual Veterans Parade & Observance

Main Street

Auburn, Washington is typically designated by the Veterans Day National Committee and the US 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 56th 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 56th annual Veterans Parade to be held in Auburn on Saturday, November 6, 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. To participate in Auburn's Veterans Parade, complete and return the official Parade Application Form or complete the on-line registration

Check back as the event approaches, if we have any COVID-19 changes or restrictions.

Other related activities include: 

Saturday, November 6
Auburn American Legion Auburn Post #78 Community Breakfast
7:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Auburn Senior Activity Center, 808 Ninth Street SE
This component of the Observance is a partnership between the City of Auburn and Auburn American Legion Post #78. The breakfast is $8 per person and includes pancakes, eggs, ham and juice or coffee. 

Saturday, November 6
Remembrance Ceremony & Lighting of the Flame
9:45 AM
Veterans Memorial Park, 411 E Street SE
This 30-minute ceremony will include a presentation of colors, a live performance of the National Anthem, lighting of the flame, wreath placement, rifle salute and taps. This component of the Observance is a partnership between the City of Auburn and the Auburn American Legion Auburn Post #78.

Saturday, November 6
Veterans Day Marching Band Competition 
1:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Auburn Memorial Stadium, 801 Fourth Street NE
This is Washington's State's largest Marching Band and Field Competition! It is hosted by the Auburn High School Band & Choir Parents. Typically, over 25 marching bands participate in the parade and over 30 marching bands participate in the Field Competition. Event admission is charged at the door. Complete information at their official website

Saturday, November 6
Auburn Noon Lions Veterans Luncheon 
1:30 PM
Merrill Gardens at Auburn, 18 1st Street SE
This is always a popular component of our Observance, selling out the past several years. Doors open at 1:00 PM. Advance reservations are required. This location is just two blocks East of the end of the parade route. The Luncheon is co-sponsored by the City of Auburn and the Auburn Noon Lions. The lunch program honors our Veterans, with special recognition to our Dignitaries in attendance. The Governor's Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee's Outstanding Veterans Award winners will be recognized at the lunch and presented with their award, along with other special presentations. 

"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. Banner sales begin in July 2021. Application deadline is Friday, August 13, 2021. Please complete and return the application (PDF) with applicable banner fee and supporting documents .

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 procession route. 

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

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

Veterans Parade 1

Veterans Parade 2

Veterans Parade 4

8:00AM - 7:00PM

Gingerbread Contest

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

Gingerbread houseFREE - Gingerbread is back at the Auburn Community & Events Center! Gingerbread masterpieces will be on display from December 1 – 17. Everyone is welcome to view the displays at no cost. Vote on your favorite by December 17th. We have space for 10 adult entries and 10 youth entries. 

Entries must register in advance. Space is limited  to 20 entries

Registration link coming soon...

A winner will be announced on Monday, December 20, 2021.

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

8:00AM - 7:00PM

Gingerbread Contest

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

Gingerbread houseFREE - Gingerbread is back at the Auburn Community & Events Center! Gingerbread masterpieces will be on display from December 1 – 17. Everyone is welcome to view the displays at no cost. Vote on your favorite by December 17th. We have space for 10 adult entries and 10 youth entries. 

Entries must register in advance. Space is limited  to 20 entries

Registration link coming soon...

A winner will be announced on Monday, December 20, 2021.

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

8:00AM - 7:00PM

Gingerbread Contest

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

Gingerbread houseFREE - Gingerbread is back at the Auburn Community & Events Center! Gingerbread masterpieces will be on display from December 1 – 17. Everyone is welcome to view the displays at no cost. Vote on your favorite by December 17th. We have space for 10 adult entries and 10 youth entries. 

Entries must register in advance. Space is limited  to 20 entries

Registration link coming soon...

A winner will be announced on Monday, December 20, 2021.

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