Auburn’s annual community celebration, Auburnfest, will be held this Saturday, August 10! The festival will be held at Les Gove Park from 11am-7pm with the Auburn Days Parade along Main Street in downtown Auburn at 11am. The weather is predicted to be in the low 70’s, so prepare and remember to stay cool!
A Community Festival
Saturday, August 10 | 11am-7pm
Les Gove Park | 910 9th Street SE
This family-oriented festival includes two entertainment stages, food vendors, a craft beer & wine garden, craft and specialty vendors, community and non-profit vendors, and a literary showcase & small press fair. Sponsored in part by Muckleshoot Casino.
The festival’s Main Stage Entertainment includes: Wally & the Beavs (50’s & 60’s Rock ‘n Roll), The Nate Botsford Band (Country Rock), Hook Me Up (Contemporary Jazz), and The Fabulous Murphtones (all the best Rock ‘n Roll).
The Community Stage will feature: Tweenland (Tween Cover Band), Just Plain Folk Band, Ian Dobson’s Pan Leggo (Steel Drum Party), GiggleWorks Magic Show, GiggleWorks Balloons and Rachel & The Rumors. For exact times of each performance, visit www.auburnwa.gov/auburnfest.
Free activities include bocce, face painting, four ArtRageous hands-on art activities, a Makers Space craft, an indoor & outdoor playground, and a spray playground.
Come hungry to Auburnfest, because there will be lots of great food options to choose from! While some vendors may accept credit, having cash on hand will help ensure you have all options available.
Auburn Noon Lions (BBQ pulled port sandwiches)
Flaming Flynn’s Woodfired Pizza
Fisher Fair Scones
Grandma Yummies (Gyros & Salads)
IAFF Local 1352 Benevolent Fund (Hot Dogs)
Mobile Mayan (Street Tacos & other Mexican food)
Mt. View #68 Ice Cream Booth
Northwest Tropical Sno
On The Grind (Coffee, Italian Soda, Tea & more)
Ray’s Food (Teriyaki and more)
Tastyz Kettle Corn
Craft Beer & Wine from Rain City Catering
A $10 wristband is available ($5 if purchased in advance) to play on all the rides and activities including 9 inflatables, a super slide, ballistic swing, swinging ship, pony rides, train rides, mini-golf, and rock wall! Customers can pre-purchase an AuburnFest wristband for just $5 using coupon code PLAY19 (coupon expires August 9th)! Purchase ONLINE today!
Getting to and Parking at the Festival
• Driving Directions & Parking Information
This year Auburnfest is introducing a new paid parking option. This option benefits the Specialized Recreation Program of Auburn. The paid parking is $5/car, with 100% of the proceeds supporting various specialized recreation programs. There are still lots of free parking options and numerous side streets within walking distance of the park.
Still not sure if you want to stop by the festival? Here is a list of the vendors and organizations who will be present at the festival:
Auburn Days Parade
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 is sponsored in part by Coordinated Care.
Here are the 2019 Auburn Days Parade participants:
Additional AuburnFest Weekend Activities
Almost 5K Poker Fun Run
Friday, August 9
Les Gove Park | 7pm
Register online or by calling 253-931-3043.
A fun night out for the entire family. Participants walk or run five loops on a paved trail in the park, picking up poker cards along the way. Instead of prize awards based on time, prizes will be awarded for the top poker hand in each age category. Registered runners will receive a t-shirt. The run is sponsored in part by Auburn Sports Physical Therapy, ProAmpac and the Auburn Reporter.
During the run, you’ll hear entertainment by Nate Botsford (country rock) and stick around after the run for the movie in the park featuring E.T. The Extra Terrestrial (PG)! And be sure to stop by ahead of time and enjoy the food, craft beer & wine beer garden, free inflatables, and art activity! Les Gove Park, 910 9th ST SE.