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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 2024 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]

10:00AM - 3:00PM

Auburn Farmers Market

Les Gove Park - 1140 Auburn Way S

The Auburn Farmers Market hosts a variety of farm, food, and craft vendors every Sunday. Browse over 50 vendors in a beautiful park setting! View more information on the Auburn Farmers Market webpage.

Parrots

100 Free Kid Kits will be given away at the Info Booth on July 21. The kits include materials to add wheels and decorations to a veggie to make your own veggie vehicle. Vegetable not included in kit. Pick up your kit on Sunday July 21 and then return the following Sunday, July 28 to race your veggie vehicle at Auburn's first event Veggie Races! Prizes will be awarded for the top 3 fastest vehicles plus most creative!

Entertainment Schedule: 

EBT and SMMMany Market vendors accept EBT, SNAP Market Match, Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program, and WIC dollars. 

Email the Auburn Farmers Market
253-931-3043

12:00PM - 1:00PM

Kids Summerstage

Les Gove Park

Kids Summerstage
Wednesdays, July 10 - August 14
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 moved indoors, if possible.

2024 Line-up:
  • July 10 - Reptile Isle - an educational, interactive reptile performance everyone enjoys.
  • July 17 - Ian Dobson's Steel Drum Dance Party
  • July 24 - Kelli Welli - songs for kids and the people that love them
  • July 31 - Brian Vogan & His Good Buddies - fun, inclusive, interactive music for kids and families
  • August 7 - The Magic of Jeff Evans - a fun, unforgettable, interactive magic show
  • August 14 - Charlie Williams The Noiseguy - a vocal sound impressionist and kids' comedian 
Contact Information:
Email Kristy Pachciarz, Special Events Coordinator
Auburn Parks, Arts and Recreation
253-931-3043

6:30PM - 8:00PM

Summer Sounds

Les Gove Park - 910 9th St SE, Auburn, WA 98002

Summer Sounds

Summer SoundsThe perfect summer entertainment series the whole family will enjoy! Pack up a picnic blanket and dinner and enjoy the various performances. The series will be held at the parks shelter beside the Discovery Playground.

Wednesdays at 6:30PM from July 10 – August 14

Line-up:

  • July 10 – 80’s Ladies – The Best Rock n Roll from the Women of the 80’s
  • July 17 – Darren Motamedy – Contemporary Jazz Saxophonist
  • July 24 – The Fabulous Murphtones – Classic Rock N Roll and more
  • July 31 – Hook Me Up Band – Pop, Rock, Jazz & Blues
  • August 7 – Auburn Symphony Woodwind Quintet – Pops and Classical
  • August 14 – Army 1st Corps I-5 Rock Band – Rock N Roll
9:00PM - 9:00PM

Friday Night Flicks

Various Parks

Friday Night FlicksA FREE outdoor movie on a 50’ inflatable movie screen make Friday nights in Auburn a real treat for the whole family!

Movies start at dusk. 

Line up:

Friday, July 26, Lea Hill Park, 31693 124th AVE SE
Movie (approx. 9:10 PM): The Super Mario Bros Movie (PG)

Friday, August 2, Sunset Park, 1420 69th Street SE
Movie (approx. 9:00 PM): Elemental (PG)

Friday, August 9, Les Gove Park, 910 Ninth Street SE
6:30 - 8:30 PM: Concert: Prom Date Mixtape (The Greatest Tribute Band in the PNW!)
7:00PM: ‘Almost 5K’ Poker Fun Run
Movie (approx. 8:50 PM): The Wizard of Oz (G)

10:00AM - 3:00PM

Auburn Farmers Market

Les Gove Park - 1140 Auburn Way S

Veggie Races at noon!Veggies

Join us for Auburn's first ever Veggie Races! Bring your veggie vehicle and race for fun prizes! Top three fastest will win a prize plus the most creative!

Sound Credit Union LogoThis event is sponsored by Sound Credit Union! 

 

300 free Farmers Market t-shirts will be given away at the Info Booth. Get yours while supplies last. Adult sizes only.

The Auburn Farmers Market hosts a variety of farm, food, and craft vendors every Sunday. Browse over 50 vendors in a beautiful park setting! Entertainment changes weekly including live music, beekeeping, gardening talks, and more! View more information on the Auburn Farmers Market webpage.

Entertainment Schedule:

  • 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., ArtRageous, free art activity near the food court
  • 11 - 11:45 a.m., Daniel Morales, live music
  • 12 p.m. Veggie Races!

EBT and SMMMany Market vendors accept EBT, SNAP Market Match, Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program, and WIC dollars. 

Email the Auburn Farmers Market
253-931-3043

12:00PM - 1:00PM

Kids Summerstage

Les Gove Park

Kids Summerstage
Wednesdays, July 10 - August 14
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 moved indoors, if possible.

2024 Line-up:
  • July 10 - Reptile Isle - an educational, interactive reptile performance everyone enjoys.
  • July 17 - Ian Dobson's Steel Drum Dance Party
  • July 24 - Kelli Welli - songs for kids and the people that love them
  • July 31 - Brian Vogan & His Good Buddies - fun, inclusive, interactive music for kids and families
  • August 7 - The Magic of Jeff Evans - a fun, unforgettable, interactive magic show
  • August 14 - Charlie Williams The Noiseguy - a vocal sound impressionist and kids' comedian 
Contact Information:
Email Kristy Pachciarz, Special Events Coordinator
Auburn Parks, Arts and Recreation
253-931-3043

6:30PM - 8:00PM

Summer Sounds

Les Gove Park - 910 9th St SE, Auburn, WA 98002

Summer Sounds

Summer SoundsThe perfect summer entertainment series the whole family will enjoy! Pack up a picnic blanket and dinner and enjoy the various performances. The series will be held at the parks shelter beside the Discovery Playground.

Wednesdays at 6:30PM from July 10 – August 14

Line-up:

  • July 10 – 80’s Ladies – The Best Rock n Roll from the Women of the 80’s
  • July 17 – Darren Motamedy – Contemporary Jazz Saxophonist
  • July 24 – The Fabulous Murphtones – Classic Rock N Roll and more
  • July 31 – Hook Me Up Band – Pop, Rock, Jazz & Blues
  • August 7 – Auburn Symphony Woodwind Quintet – Pops and Classical
  • August 14 – Army 1st Corps I-5 Rock Band – Rock N Roll
9:00PM - 9:00PM

Friday Night Flicks

Various Parks

Friday Night FlicksA FREE outdoor movie on a 50’ inflatable movie screen make Friday nights in Auburn a real treat for the whole family!

Movies start at dusk. 

Line up:

Friday, July 26, Lea Hill Park, 31693 124th AVE SE
Movie (approx. 9:10 PM): The Super Mario Bros Movie (PG)

Friday, August 2, Sunset Park, 1420 69th Street SE
Movie (approx. 9:00 PM): Elemental (PG)

Friday, August 9, Les Gove Park, 910 Ninth Street SE
6:30 - 8:30 PM: Concert: Prom Date Mixtape (The Greatest Tribute Band in the PNW!)
7:00PM: ‘Almost 5K’ Poker Fun Run
Movie (approx. 8:50 PM): The Wizard of Oz (G)

10:00AM - 3:00PM

Auburn Farmers Market

Les Gove Park - 1140 Auburn Way S

Chili Cook-Off

 The Auburn Farmers Market hosts a variety of farm, food, and craft vendors every Sunday. Browse over 50 vendors in a beautiful park setting! View more information on the Auburn Farmers Market webpage

Entertainment Schedule:

  • 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Chili Cook-Off between Auburn Police Department and Valley Regional Fire Authority. Donations welcome. All proceeds benefit the Auburn Food Bank.

EBT and SMMMany Market vendors accept EBT, SNAP Market Match, Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program, and WIC dollars. 

Email the Auburn Farmers Market
253-931-3043

12:00PM - 1:00PM

Kids Summerstage

Les Gove Park

Kids Summerstage
Wednesdays, July 10 - August 14
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 moved indoors, if possible.

2024 Line-up:
  • July 10 - Reptile Isle - an educational, interactive reptile performance everyone enjoys.
  • July 17 - Ian Dobson's Steel Drum Dance Party
  • July 24 - Kelli Welli - songs for kids and the people that love them
  • July 31 - Brian Vogan & His Good Buddies - fun, inclusive, interactive music for kids and families
  • August 7 - The Magic of Jeff Evans - a fun, unforgettable, interactive magic show
  • August 14 - Charlie Williams The Noiseguy - a vocal sound impressionist and kids' comedian 
Contact Information:
Email Kristy Pachciarz, Special Events Coordinator
Auburn Parks, Arts and Recreation
253-931-3043

6:30PM - 8:00PM

Summer Sounds

Les Gove Park - 910 9th St SE, Auburn, WA 98002

Summer Sounds

Summer SoundsThe perfect summer entertainment series the whole family will enjoy! Pack up a picnic blanket and dinner and enjoy the various performances. The series will be held at the parks shelter beside the Discovery Playground.

Wednesdays at 6:30PM from July 10 – August 14

Line-up:

  • July 10 – 80’s Ladies – The Best Rock n Roll from the Women of the 80’s
  • July 17 – Darren Motamedy – Contemporary Jazz Saxophonist
  • July 24 – The Fabulous Murphtones – Classic Rock N Roll and more
  • July 31 – Hook Me Up Band – Pop, Rock, Jazz & Blues
  • August 7 – Auburn Symphony Woodwind Quintet – Pops and Classical
  • August 14 – Army 1st Corps I-5 Rock Band – Rock N Roll
7:00PM - 8:30PM

Almost 5K Poker Fun Run & Walk

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

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

REGISTRATION FEE
$12 Early Registration Fee on or before July 10, 2024.

$15 Registration Fee from July 11 - August 7, 2024.

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

Sorry, no registrations accepted August 8, 2024.

Register Online Today

$20 On-Site Registration Fee Onsite registrations accepted on Friday, August 9, 2024 beginning at 6:00 PM (includes event T-shirt while supplies last)

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. 

Almost 5K Poker Fun Run & Walk Route Map (PDF)

RULES OF PARTICIPATION & AWARDS

  • The route will be open  from 7:00 PM - 8:30 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 8 poker hands
  • Awards will be announced the following Monday via email and social media 
  • Parking information and more details will be emailed to participants the week of the event.
  • Participants should not attend the event if they 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.  

Friday, August 9 Schedule:

  • 6:00 PM - on-site participant check in opens
  • 7:00 PM - Poker Run begins
  • 8:30 PM - Poker Run closes 

Thanks to our 2024 sponsors

ProAmpac Logo 

 RET logo

Interested in Sponsoring? 

 For questions contact Amanda Valdez 253-931-3043
9:00PM - 9:00PM

Friday Night Flicks

Various Parks

Friday Night FlicksA FREE outdoor movie on a 50’ inflatable movie screen make Friday nights in Auburn a real treat for the whole family!

Movies start at dusk. 

Line up:

Friday, July 26, Lea Hill Park, 31693 124th AVE SE
Movie (approx. 9:10 PM): The Super Mario Bros Movie (PG)

Friday, August 2, Sunset Park, 1420 69th Street SE
Movie (approx. 9:00 PM): Elemental (PG)

Friday, August 9, Les Gove Park, 910 Ninth Street SE
6:30 - 8:30 PM: Concert: Prom Date Mixtape (The Greatest Tribute Band in the PNW!)
7:00PM: ‘Almost 5K’ Poker Fun Run
Movie (approx. 8:50 PM): The Wizard of Oz (G)

10:00AM - 3:00PM

Auburn Farmers Market

Les Gove Park - 1140 Auburn Way S

Farmers MarketThe Auburn Farmers Market hosts a variety of farm, food, and craft vendors every Sunday. Browse over 50 vendors in a beautiful park setting! Entertainment changes weekly including live music, beekeeping, gardening talks, and more! View more information on the Auburn Farmers Market webpage.

Entertainment Schedule:

EBT and SMM

 

Many Market vendors accept EBT, SNAP Market Match, Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program, and WIC dollars. 

Email the Auburn Farmers Market
253-931-3043

 

12:00PM - 1:00PM

Kids Summerstage

Les Gove Park

Kids Summerstage
Wednesdays, July 10 - August 14
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 moved indoors, if possible.

2024 Line-up:
  • July 10 - Reptile Isle - an educational, interactive reptile performance everyone enjoys.
  • July 17 - Ian Dobson's Steel Drum Dance Party
  • July 24 - Kelli Welli - songs for kids and the people that love them
  • July 31 - Brian Vogan & His Good Buddies - fun, inclusive, interactive music for kids and families
  • August 7 - The Magic of Jeff Evans - a fun, unforgettable, interactive magic show
  • August 14 - Charlie Williams The Noiseguy - a vocal sound impressionist and kids' comedian 
Contact Information:
Email Kristy Pachciarz, Special Events Coordinator
Auburn Parks, Arts and Recreation
253-931-3043

6:30PM - 8:00PM

Summer Sounds

Les Gove Park - 910 9th St SE, Auburn, WA 98002

Summer Sounds

Summer SoundsThe perfect summer entertainment series the whole family will enjoy! Pack up a picnic blanket and dinner and enjoy the various performances. The series will be held at the parks shelter beside the Discovery Playground.

Wednesdays at 6:30PM from July 10 – August 14

Line-up:

  • July 10 – 80’s Ladies – The Best Rock n Roll from the Women of the 80’s
  • July 17 – Darren Motamedy – Contemporary Jazz Saxophonist
  • July 24 – The Fabulous Murphtones – Classic Rock N Roll and more
  • July 31 – Hook Me Up Band – Pop, Rock, Jazz & Blues
  • August 7 – Auburn Symphony Woodwind Quintet – Pops and Classical
  • August 14 – Army 1st Corps I-5 Rock Band – Rock N Roll
10:00AM - 3:00PM

Auburn Farmers Market

Les Gove Park - 1140 Auburn Way S

Head on down to the Auburn Farmers Market! Over 50 farm, food, and craft vendors plus a live reptile presentation and 100 free kid kits at the info booth. Avaialble while supplies last. 

Reptile

The Market serves as a vibrant gathering place where visitors can learn about healthy food choices, and overall health and well-being. View more information on the Auburn Farmers Market webpage.

Entertainment Schedule: 

EBT and SMMMany Market vendors accept EBT, SNAP Market Match, Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program, and WIC dollars. 

Email the Auburn Farmers Market
253-931-3043

10:00AM - 3:00PM

Auburn Farmers Market

Les Gove Park - 1140 Auburn Way S

Berries at Famers MarketThe Auburn Farmers Market hosts a variety of farm, food, and craft vendors every Sunday. Browse over 50 vendors in a beautiful park setting!

View more information on the Auburn Farmers Market webpage.

Entertainment Schedule:

  • 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Daniel Najera Beekeeping Presentation

EBT and SMM

 

Many Market vendors accept EBT, SNAP Market Match, Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program, and WIC dollars. 

Email the Auburn Farmers Market
253-931-3043

10:00AM - 3:00PM

Auburn Farmers Market

Les Gove Park - 1140 Auburn Way S

Just a few Sundays left of the 2024 season! Visit over 50 vendorsHot sauce selling farm fresh produce, handmade crafts, a variety of foods plus p[lenty of lunch options!

 View more information on the Auburn Farmers Market webpage.

Entertainment Schedule:

  • 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Mastermind Pro DJ's Inc

EBT and SMM

 

Many Market vendors accept EBT, SNAP Market Match, Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program, and WIC dollars. 

Email the Auburn Farmers Market
253-931-3043

10:00AM - 3:00PM

Auburn Farmers Market

Les Gove Park - 1140 Auburn Way S

Only two markets left of the 2024 season! Shop your favorite bakery at market Washington grown fruits, veggies, foods, crafts and more.

The Market serves as a vibrant gathering place where visitors can learn about healthy food choices, and overall health and well-being. View more information on the Auburn Farmers Market webpage.

Entertainment Schedule:

 

EBT and SMMMany Market vendors accept EBT, SNAP Market Match, Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program, and WIC dollars. 

Email the Auburn Farmers Market
253-931-3043

10:00AM - 3:00PM

Auburn Farmers Market

Les Gove Park - 1140 Auburn Way S

flower vendorLast day of the 2024 season. Stock up for fall and say farewell to the farm, food, and craft vendors. 

Celebrate the last Sunday with Vendor Appreciation Day at the Auburn Farmers Market! Say thanks to your favorite vendor and stock up on goodies!

100 free kid kits will be given away at the Info booth. Available while supplies last. 

View more information on the Auburn Farmers Market webpage.

el Colonel

Entertainment Schedule:

  • 11:00AM - 1:00PM - El Colonel, live Flamenco music 

 

 

 

 

Many Market vendors accept EBT, SNAP Market Match, Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program, and WIC dollars.

EBT and SMM
 
 
Email the Auburn Farmers Market

253-931-3043

11:00AM - 5:00PM

Harvest Bazaar

Auburn Senior Activity Center - 808 9th Street SE, Auburn WA 98002

2024 Harvest BazaarBack by popular demand, our Harvest Bazaar returns for its second year! This time, it's a standalone event taking place on both Friday and Saturday. Expect a wide range of merchandise, from jewelry, to cheese, to candles, and home decor. There will be something for everyone. The Bazaar is free to attend. No tickets or registration required.

Now accepting vendors!

10:00AM - 4:00PM

Harvest Bazaar

Auburn Senior Activity Center - 808 9th Street SE, Auburn WA 98002

2024 Harvest BazaarBack by popular demand, our Harvest Bazaar returns for its second year! This time, it's a standalone event taking place on both Friday and Saturday. Expect a wide range of merchandise, from jewelry, to cheese, to candles, and home decor. There will be something for everyone. The Bazaar is free to attend. No tickets or registration required.

Now accepting vendors!

1:00PM - 5:00PM

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

Les Gove Park, 910 Ninth Street SE, Auburn, WA

Halloween image

Join us at our Halloween Harvest Festival and Les Gove Park Truck-or-Treat for kids ages 2-10 and their families.

This fun-filled fall afternoon will include games, crafts, inflatables, rides, BOO-seum, food vendors, and a fun Trunk-or-Treat experience around the trail at Les Gove Park. Your little goblin will not want to miss this event!

Bring a can of food for admission to support the Auburn Food Bank


Looking to participate as a Trunk-or-Treat vendor?

Trunk-or-Treat Vendor Application

Trunk-or-Treat Vendor Deadline: Wednesday, October 9 at 5:00 PM.

Trunk-or-Treat vendor types:

  • Non-Profit: $10 vendor fee
  • Childcare Provider: $10 vendor fee
  • Community Youth Recreation: $10 vendor fee
  • Youth Education: $10 vendor fee
  • Commercial/Retail:$25 vendor fee
  • Organized School Groups: $0 vendor fee (free) 

Participating trunks must provide giveaways and/or treats for at least 2,000 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 games, arts & crafts, and fun.

Trunk-or-Treat Vendor Application

Trunk-or-Treat Vendor Application deadline is Wednesday, October 9 at 5:00 PM. Any applications received after October 9 will be considered on a space available basis. 

Interested in bringing your food truck or prepared food to the event?

Food Vendor Application (PDF)

Please note we offer first-right-of-refusal to the previous years' food vendors. 

The Food Vendor Application deadline is Tuesday, October 1, 2024. 


Interested in Sponsoring?

2024 Sponsorship Opportunities (PDF)

For more information email Kjerstin Lange or call 253-931-3043.

11:00AM - 2:00PM

Auburn's 59th 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 59th 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.

The 59th annual Veterans Parade will be held in Auburn on Saturday, November 9, 2024 starting at 11:00 AM. The parade typically boasts over 200 units and nearly 5,000 parade participants, including 20+ 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 9
Community Breakfast
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Auburn Senior Activity Center, 808 Ninth Street SE

The breakfast is co-sponsored by the American Legion Auburn Post #78 and the City of Auburn. Join us for the annual Veteran's Parade Community Breakfast, held on Saturday, November 9 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. 

Saturday, November 9
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 9
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 20-25+ 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 9
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. This event has limited seating; we suggest making reservations early. 

 "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. Download the Banner Tribute Program Application Form (PDF).

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   


Veterans Parade 1

Veterans Parade 2

Veterans Parade 4

7:00AM - 7:00PM

Gingerbread Contest

Auburn Community & Events Center, 910 Ninth ST SE

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

2024 Gingerbread Application - closes November 29 at 5 PM

Gingerbread Contest Rules (PDF)

VOTING

  • Voting will be open December 4 - 18, 2024
  • Vote during Auburn Community & Events Center's normal business hours,
    • Monday through Thursday, 7 AM - 8 PM
    • Fridays, 7 AM - 7 PM
    • Saturdays, 9 AM  - 12 PM
    • Hours may vary the week of December 16
  • There are two categories to vote in, youth and adult.

Based on votes from the public, a winner will be announced on Thursday, December 19, 2024. 

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

4:30PM - 5:30PM

Lighted Santa Parade & Tree Lighting

Main Street, Auburn, WA

Saturday, December 7
Schedule of Events

  • 3:30 PM.........Parade line up begins at Auburn High School
  • 4:00 PM........Live music at City Hall
  • 4:30 PM.........Parade begins
  • After the parade ends
    • Tree Lighting & Visit from Santa
    • Live music at City Hall

City of 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 5 PM on Friday, November 29, 2024. 

Online Registration

All entries must have a lighted element.

  • All entries must adhere to the Parade Rules coming soon....
  • Parade Map (PDF)
  • Street Closures coming soon....
  • Parade line up will be available by December 4, 2024

Join us for live music before and after the City of Auburn 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

Santa is looking for a special helper to light the tree in front of City Hall. Nominate a well-deserving child, that lives within the Auburn City limits, and is between the ages of 5 and 9, to be Santa's Helper on December 7, 2023.

Only one nomination per child will be accepted.

Nominations will be accepted through 5 PM on Wednesday, November 6, 2024.  

Nomination form

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 & Events Center, 910 Ninth ST SE

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

2024 Gingerbread Application - closes November 29 at 5 PM

Gingerbread Contest Rules (PDF)

VOTING

  • Voting will be open December 4 - 18, 2024
  • Vote during Auburn Community & Events Center's normal business hours,
    • Monday through Thursday, 7 AM - 8 PM
    • Fridays, 7 AM - 7 PM
    • Saturdays, 9 AM  - 12 PM
    • Hours may vary the week of December 16
  • There are two categories to vote in, youth and adult.

Based on votes from the public, a winner will be announced on Thursday, December 19, 2024. 

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

7:00AM - 7:00PM

Gingerbread Contest

Auburn Community & Events Center, 910 Ninth ST SE

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

2024 Gingerbread Application - closes November 29 at 5 PM

Gingerbread Contest Rules (PDF)

VOTING

  • Voting will be open December 4 - 18, 2024
  • Vote during Auburn Community & Events Center's normal business hours,
    • Monday through Thursday, 7 AM - 8 PM
    • Fridays, 7 AM - 7 PM
    • Saturdays, 9 AM  - 12 PM
    • Hours may vary the week of December 16
  • There are two categories to vote in, youth and adult.

Based on votes from the public, a winner will be announced on Thursday, December 19, 2024. 

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

9:00AM - 12:00PM

Clean Sweep

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

Auburn’s 2025 Clean Sweep will be held Saturday, April 26. This event is held in honor of Earth Day. Projects will focus on clean-up, environmental restoration, and beautification efforts in and around Auburn. Volunteer groups will work on light clean-up and maintenance; landscaping, painting, weeding, and planting in and around downtown and at various park sites; and a handful of other projects as needed

Clean Sweep

Volunteers can either choose to participate in a specific project or can ask to be assigned to any project, in which case your group will be assigned where the most volunteer support is needed. Service clubs, social service agencies, faith-based groups, scouting troops, businesses, families, and individuals are being asked to come together and work on these projects. 

No plastic water bottles

In honor of Earth Day we are working towards reducing single-use plastics in Auburn. As such, we will not be providing plastic water bottles to our volunteers. Please plan accordingly to bring your own source of water for the 3-hour event. 

 The morning agenda for Saturday, April 26 is as follows: 

7:30 – 8:30 AM ……Check in – Auburn Community & Events Center
7:30 – 8:30 AM ……Welcome Breakfast – Auburn Community & Events Center
8:45 – 9:00 AM. ......Check in at project location – emailed in advance
***Be sure to bring your own water to your project***
9:00 – 12:00 PM ......Volunteers commence project tasks 

Online Registration closes Wednesday, April 23 at 5:00 PM. 

Registrations will not be accepted April 24 or 25. Volunteers interested in participating but have not registered, can register on-site at a park (TBA).

Online Registration

Registration Form (PDF)

Group Waiver (PDF)

2025 Fact Sheet (PDF) 


Tool Collection

South King Tool Library will be at a park (TBD) on event day from 9 AM – 12 PM collecting tool donations. They can take any manual or power handheld tools that are in working condition. South King Tool Library

Can Take:

  • Manual hand tools
    • Scrapers, hammers, wrenches, screwdrivers, ratchets, pliers, and sockets
  • Clamps
  • Tape measures
  • Levels and straight edges
  • Tool belts, tool bags
  • Toolboxes - must be able to stay closed and have a handle to carry, less than 10 pounds
  • Garden tools - please cover any sharp edges
    • Trowels, hatchets, hand hoes, hori horis
  • Garden gloves
  • Fasteners in original packaging
    • Nuts, screws, nails, bolts
  • Unopened glue, caulking, or epoxy
  • Manual blade or chain tools
  • Long handled items
    • rakes, shovels, pitchforks, hoes, spades
  • Large or free-standing power tools
  • Specialized and hobbyist tools
  • Craft tools

Cannot Take:

  • Broken or inoperable tools
  • Rusted tools
  • Gas powered tools
  • Fasteners not in original packaging
  • Partially used paint, caulking or glue
  • Tool chests and cabinets

For questions about tool donations, please contact South King Tool Library at [email protected]


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