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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

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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.

  • General Vendor Application (PDF)
  • Food Vendor Application (PDF)
  • 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! Spray park 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! Spray park 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! Spray park 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! Spray park 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! Spray park 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

    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 28, 2019) - $15
    Registration Fee (July 29 - August 7, 2019) - $18
    On-Site Registration Fee - $20 (on site registration begins at 5:30 PM on Friday, August 9)
    Sorry, no registrations accepted August 8, 2019.

    Online Registration Form
    Registration Form (PDF)

    Early registration includes a t-shirt. No registrations accepted August 8. Only one individual per registration form. Payment must accompany registration. T-shirts are not guaranteed for day-of registrants.

    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 - 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! Spray park 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

    11:00AM - 2:00PM

    54th annual Veterans Parade & Observance

    East Main ST, Auburn, WA

    2018 Award Winner Listing (PDF)

    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. 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 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 $7/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 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 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 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 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 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:

    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 additional lodging and dining information, please visit www.auburntourism.com.     

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

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