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

To sponsor an event, view the 2020 Event Sponsorship Package (PDF)

6:30AM - 9:00PM

Vote for Your Favorite Gingerbread House!

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

Gingerbread houseFREE - Entries will be on display at the Community & Event Center from December 2 until December 16. Stop by and vote on your favorite display in each category. Voting ends December 16 at noon!

A winner will be announced on Monday, December 16 after noon.

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

8:30AM - 1:00PM

Santa Breakfast

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

Image of child dressed as elf sitting on Santa's lapSaturday, December 14, 2019
Two separate seating's: 8:30 AM and 11:00 AM

A chance for your little one to tell Santa exactly what's on his/her list! You'll enjoy a yummy pancake breakfast and great entertainment.

Preregistration required. Space is limited.

Fee:
Adults: $8 (Auburn resident)/$10 (non-resident)
Child: $7 (Auburn resident)/$9 (non-resident

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

3:30PM - 9:00PM

Daddy Daughter Princess Ball

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

Daddy DaughterSaturday, March 14, 2020
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! 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 Sweep

Saturday, April 18, 2020
7:30 AM - Check-in and Breakfast, Auburn City Hall
8:45 AM - Volunteers arrive at project locations

Ramp up the spring cleaning 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 2020 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.              

  • Clean Sweep online registration has now closed. You can still register on-site, Saturday, April 18 from 7:30 AM - 8:45 AM at City Hall. All registrations on-site will be directed to a project nearby with the most need.
  • Clean Sweep Registration form (PDF) download and bring with you to on-site registration
  • Clean Sweep Fact Sheet (PDF)
  • Clean Sweep Waiver Form (PDF)

Contact Information
Auburn Parks, Arts and Recreation
253-931-3043
Email Us

6:30PM - 8:30PM

Ladies & Lil Gents

The REC, 910 9th Street SE, Auburn, WA

This is event is for boys, 3-11 years of age.

Couples: $35/$44; additional siblings: $12/$15.
Space is limited. Pre-registration required.

To register call our Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043.
Or register in person at the Auburn Community and Event Center, 910 Ninth Street SE. 
**Sorry online registration is NOT available for this event.

A fun 'date night' for moms and their little boys! Enjoy light refreshments, dancing with a DJ, hands-on activity, and a few surprises. 

Bring your camera to capture your special night! Grandmothers and aunts are welcome. Pre-registration is required for all attendees.

9:30AM - 11:00AM

Dog Trot

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

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Dog TrotSaturday, May 16, 2020, 9:30 AM
Game Farm Park, 3030 R Street SE
$18 Early registration (on or before April 17)
$23 Late registration (after April 17)
$25 On-Site registration (May 16)

*Sorry, no registrations available May 14 & 15.
*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. Please, no retractable leashes
  • 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 13

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

11:00 AM - 5:00 PM  -  Results posted at the Event Info Booth. Results are official by Tuesday, May 19 at 10:00 AM.

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 

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

Petpalooza 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 16, 2020, 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, the Northwest Pet Contest, an agility area, over 150 vendor booths, adoptions, low-cost animal services, giveaways and lots of activities to keep both humans and pets entertained.

HELPFUL INFORMATION:
On-line Dog Trot registration
2020 General Vendor Application (PDF)
2020 Food Vendor Application (PDF)
2020 Dog Trot Registration Form (PDF)
2020 Sponsorship Packages (PDF)

Leashed, licensed and well-behaved pets welcome.

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

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
Tuesday, June 19, 2020
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Les Gove Park, 910 Ninth Street SE

Kids Day
The perfect day for any child! Live entertainment, inflatable rides, face painting, over 120 activity/info booths, craft vendor sales, miniature golf, rock climbing wall, ArtRageous hands-on art experiences, large vehicle & equipment display, food concessions, and much more.  

HELPFUL INFORMATION:
2020 General Vendor Application (PDF)
2020 Food Vendor Application (PDF)
2020 Sponsor Packages (PDF)

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

Saturday, July 4, 2020
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, 19 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 19 inflatable rides, tubs o' fun, bungee trampolines, rock wall, train rides, mini golf, two pony carousels, laser tag and balloon art.


HELPFUL INFORMATION:
General Vendor Application (PDF)
Food Vendor Application (PDF)
2020 Sponsor Packages (PDF)

Leashed, licensed and well-behaved pets welcome.

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 Ninth ST SE

Wednesdays at noon
July 8, 2020 - August 12, 2020
FREE

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

Kids SummerstageAn exciting children's outdoor concert series that includes music, live animals, magic and LOADS of fun! Spray park and playground located close by.  
Spend the day at Les Gove Park and make sure to check out the free Hooked on History at the White River Valley Museum before the concert from 10:30-11:30am and after the concert, take part in Get Outside & Climb from 1:00-3:00pm at the Les Gove Park Climbing Wall ($5 fee to participate in climbing activities).

2020 Line-up:
  • announced Winter 2020
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 Ninth ST SE

Wednesdays at noon
July 8, 2020 - August 12, 2020
FREE

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

Kids SummerstageAn exciting children's outdoor concert series that includes music, live animals, magic and LOADS of fun! Spray park and playground located close by.  
Spend the day at Les Gove Park and make sure to check out the free Hooked on History at the White River Valley Museum before the concert from 10:30-11:30am and after the concert, take part in Get Outside & Climb from 1:00-3:00pm at the Les Gove Park Climbing Wall ($5 fee to participate in climbing activities).

2020 Line-up:
  • announced Winter 2020
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 Ninth ST SE

Wednesdays at noon
July 8, 2020 - August 12, 2020
FREE

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

Kids SummerstageAn exciting children's outdoor concert series that includes music, live animals, magic and LOADS of fun! Spray park and playground located close by.  
Spend the day at Les Gove Park and make sure to check out the free Hooked on History at the White River Valley Museum before the concert from 10:30-11:30am and after the concert, take part in Get Outside & Climb from 1:00-3:00pm at the Les Gove Park Climbing Wall ($5 fee to participate in climbing activities).

2020 Line-up:
  • announced Winter 2020
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 24, 2020

  • Lea Hill Park, 31693 124th Ave SE
    • concert & movie announced Spring 2020

Friday, July 31, 2020

  • Sunset Park, 1420 69th Street SE
    • concert & movie announced Spring 2020

Friday, August 7, 2020

  • Les Gove Park, 910 9th ST SE               
    • concerts & movie announced in Spring 2020

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

12:00PM - 1:00PM

Kids SummerStage

Les Gove Park - 910 Ninth ST SE

Wednesdays at noon
July 8, 2020 - August 12, 2020
FREE

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

Kids SummerstageAn exciting children's outdoor concert series that includes music, live animals, magic and LOADS of fun! Spray park and playground located close by.  
Spend the day at Les Gove Park and make sure to check out the free Hooked on History at the White River Valley Museum before the concert from 10:30-11:30am and after the concert, take part in Get Outside & Climb from 1:00-3:00pm at the Les Gove Park Climbing Wall ($5 fee to participate in climbing activities).

2020 Line-up:
  • announced Winter 2020
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, July 24, 2020

  • Lea Hill Park, 31693 124th Ave SE
    • concert & movie announced Spring 2020

Friday, July 31, 2020

  • Sunset Park, 1420 69th Street SE
    • concert & movie announced Spring 2020

Friday, August 7, 2020

  • Les Gove Park, 910 9th ST SE               
    • concerts & movie announced in Spring 2020

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

12:00PM - 1:00PM

Kids SummerStage

Les Gove Park - 910 Ninth ST SE

Wednesdays at noon
July 8, 2020 - August 12, 2020
FREE

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

Kids SummerstageAn exciting children's outdoor concert series that includes music, live animals, magic and LOADS of fun! Spray park and playground located close by.  
Spend the day at Les Gove Park and make sure to check out the free Hooked on History at the White River Valley Museum before the concert from 10:30-11:30am and after the concert, take part in Get Outside & Climb from 1:00-3:00pm at the Les Gove Park Climbing Wall ($5 fee to participate in climbing activities).

2020 Line-up:
  • announced Winter 2020
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

Les Gove Park, 910 Ninth 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, July 24, 2020

  • Lea Hill Park, 31693 124th Ave SE
    • concert & movie announced Spring 2020

Friday, July 31, 2020

  • Sunset Park, 1420 69th Street SE
    • concert & movie announced Spring 2020

Friday, August 7, 2020

  • Les Gove Park, 910 9th ST SE               
    • concerts & movie announced in Spring 2020

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 26, 2020) - $15
Registration Fee (July 27 - August 5, 2020) - $18
On-Site Registration Fee - $20 (on site registration begins at 5:30 PM on Friday, August 7)
Sorry, no registrations accepted August 6, 2020.
 

Early registration includes a t-shirt. No registrations accepted August 6. Only one individual per registration form. Payment must accompany registration. T-shirts are not guaranteed for day-of registrants.

Register Online! Or download (PDF) and send in your registration!

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 - 12:00PM

Auburn Days Parade

Along Main St. in downtown Auburn

Auburn Days Parade - Saturday, August 8
ParadeThe Auburn Days Parade along Main St. in downtown Auburn. The Parade begins at 11:00 AM on Saturday, August 8. 

The Auburn Days Parade has been an Auburn tradition for decades and serves as the kick-off to Saturday festival activities. The Auburn Days Parade will feature a variety of drill teams, dancers, one-of-a-kind cars, plus so much more. The parade route travels west along Main St. from E St. NE to A St. NW. 

2020 Parade Application (PDF)
Online parade application coming soon...

2020 Parade Rules (PDF)
2020 Parade Map (PDF)

2019 Parade Award Winners:

Best of Show: Flight Club Foundation
Spirit of Auburn:  Vukich Family Classic Tractors
Mayor’s Award: Lao Women’s Association of Washington
Best Cheer/Drill Team Entry: Washington Diamonds Drill Team and Drumline
Best Dance/Gymnastic/Recreation Entry: Auburn Mountainview Dance Team
Best Children’s Entry: Auburn Ravens Youth Football
Best Animal/Equestrian Entry: Latin Dancing Horses
Best Vehicle Entry: 1993 Japanese Fire Engine

12:00PM - 6:00PM

AuburnFest

Les Gove Park - 1005 12th St SE

AuburnFest & Auburn Days Parade - Saturday, August 8

 

AuburnFest, held at Les Gove Park, the festivities kick off Friday, August 7, 2020 at 7:00 PM with the Almost 5K Poker Fun Run & Walk! Followed by the main festival, parade, entertainment, rides and more on Saturday, August 8, from 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Wrap up the weekend on Sunday, August 9 with a Cruise In from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

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

Main Stage Entertainment:
TBA

Community Stage Entertainment:
TBA

Interested in becoming a vendor?
General Vendor Application (PDF)
Food Vendor Application (PDF)

AuburnFest Wristbands

Auburn Days Parade - Saturday, August 8, 11 AM

The Auburn Days Parade along Main St. in downtown Auburn. The Parade begins at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 8. The Auburn Days Parade has been an Auburn tradition for decades and serves as the kick-off to Saturday festival activities. The Auburn Days Parade will feature a variety of drill teams, dancers, one-of-a-kind cars, plus so much more. The parade route travels west along Main St. from E St. NE to A St. NW. The 

Parade

2020 Parade Application (PDF)
2020 Online Parade Application coming soon...
2020 Parade Rules (PDF)
2020 Parade Map (PDF)

Sunday Cruise In - Sunday, August 9

Cruise in at Les Gove Park - Sunday, August 9, 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 Farmers Market 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. 

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

10:00AM - 3:00PM

AuburnFest Cruise In

Les Gove Park - 1140 Auburn Way South, Auburn

AuburnFest CruiseImage of cars In

Continue the fun of AuburnFest and cruise on into Les Gove Park! The Cruise In will be held in conjunction with the Auburn Farmers Market Sunday, August 9 from 10 AM  - 3 PM. Pick up your favorite fresh fruits & veggies, jam out to live music and check out the classic cars, hot rods, trucks and more! 

There is no fee to attend, cruise on in starting at 8 AM.
12:00PM - 1:00PM

Kids SummerStage

Les Gove Park - 910 Ninth ST SE

Wednesdays at noon
July 8, 2020 - August 12, 2020
FREE

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

Kids SummerstageAn exciting children's outdoor concert series that includes music, live animals, magic and LOADS of fun! Spray park and playground located close by.  
Spend the day at Les Gove Park and make sure to check out the free Hooked on History at the White River Valley Museum before the concert from 10:30-11:30am and after the concert, take part in Get Outside & Climb from 1:00-3:00pm at the Les Gove Park Climbing Wall ($5 fee to participate in climbing activities).

2020 Line-up:
  • announced Winter 2020
Leashed, licensed and well-behaved pets welcome.

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