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Upcoming Events from Auburn Parks & Rec

Mark your calendar for these fun Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation events through the end of the year

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

Saturday, October 26
1:00-5:00pm | Les Gove Park

This fun event 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, a Boo-seum at the White River Valley Museum and lots more for your lil’ goblin to enjoy!

Halloween Harvest

Gingerbread House Contest
Entries on display from December 2-16
Application Deadline: November 4
Auburn Community & Event Center

There are two categories in the 2019 Gingerbread House Contest! Eight entries will be accepted in the child category, ages 12 and under. Ten entries will be accepted in the adult category, ages 13 and up. Those interested in creating a gingerbread house can apply now. This fun event celebrates the holidays and brings the community out to see what Auburn can build! Any structures real or imaginary, houses, igloos, spaceships, etc. will be accepted. This event is free and open to all groups and individuals. Application Deadline: November 4, 2019

The entries will be on display at the Community & Event Center from December 2nd until December 16th at noon. Stop by and vote on your favorite display. A winner from each category will be announced on Monday, December 16th.

Gingerbread Treehouse

Veterans Parade
Saturday, November 9
11:00am | Main Street in downtown Auburn

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 or complete the on-line registration. The application deadline is Monday, October 7, 2019.
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. Full details at www.auburnwa.gov/vetsday.

Vet Parade

Cookies with Mrs. Claus
Saturday, December 7
2:30-4:00pm | Washington Elementary

Mrs. Claus will be stopping by before the Santa Parade for a special afternoon of holiday cheer! Bring the little ones for stories read by Mrs. Claus, cookie decorating, hot cocoa and Christmas crafts. And, don’t forget the camera for a photo op. It’s sure to get you in the holiday spirit! Activities include: cookie decorating, story time, crafts, holiday face-painting. Preregistration admission is $8 for residents and $10 for non-residents. On-site registration is $12 at the door for children. Adults are free! Register ONLINE, over the phone by calling our Parks Front Desk at 253-931-3043, or in-person at the Auburn Community and Events Center (910 Ninth ST SE, Auburn WA 98002).

cookies with mrs claus

Santa Parade & Tree Lighting
Saturday, December 7
4:30pm | Main Street in downtown Auburn

We are shaking things up downtown Auburn this winter with an improved lighted Santa Parade! A festive and fun parade that will now allow floats, tractors, horses, walking entries, and other motorized units that will light up Main Street! The parade will be followed by the lighting of the tree in front of City Hall with a visit from Santa! Be sure to stop by City Hall before the parade for pre-parade entertainment!

Register now: Online Parade Application

Santa Parade

Breakfast with Santa
Saturday, December 14
Auburn Community & Event Center

Two Seatings: 8:30am & 11am

HO! HO! HO! It’s not too early to think about registering for the popular Breakfast with Santa. The event features a special breakfast served by Santa’s elves, musical entertainment and a special visit from Santa.

Auburn resident fee: $7 child/$8 adult
Non-resident fee: $9 child/$10 adult

Pre-registration is required. Register online through the link below or by calling 253-931-3043.

8:30 a.m. seating | CHILD: #54365
8:30 a.m. seating | ADULT: #54367

11 a.m. seating | CHILD: #54366
11 a.m. seating | ADULT: #54368

Santa Breakfast

The above is an announcement from the City of Auburn.  The Auburn Examiner has not independently verified its contents. 

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