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Auburn Parks prepares for KidsDay on June 21

Kids can explore trucks and other heavy equipment at KidsDdy. - Rachel Ciampi/Auburn Reporter
Kids can explore trucks and other heavy equipment at KidsDdy.
— image credit: Rachel Ciampi/Auburn Reporter

Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation gears up for its annual KidsDay event Friday, June 21 at Les Gove Park, 1005 12th St. SE.

The event runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and features a variety of inflatable rides, children's activities, live stage entertainment, mini golf, kids' arts and craft booths, food concessions, more than 80 information/activity vendors and a food court.

Back again are the popular electric Go-Karts, free face painting and a heavy equipment/vehicle display.

It is free to families.

KidsDay's primary audience is children ages 3-10 years of age; however there are many activity and entertainment options for younger and older participants.

The stage entertainment lineup kicks off with Brian Vogan and his Good Buddies and followed by Eric Herman's Cool Tunes for Kids, Radio Disney's Rockin' Road Show and more. The King County Library System presents Herman's performance at 12:15 p.m.

Auburn's KidsDay began in 1985 and has increased in popularity ever since. New entertainment and activities are added every year.

Les Gove Park features the popular Discovery Playground, a spray park, bocce courts and many more attractions. Parking is available in and around the park, with overflow parking at Grace Community Church and street parking surrounding the park.

New to this year's festival is a Dare Expo, which will feature a variety of police vehicles, equipment, activities and personnel.

KidsDay will also bring a new art component that invites attendees to work alongside professional artists to create their own masterpieces to take home. Featured artists are Nicole Appell, offering Mixed Media Art Dolls and Amaranta Ibarra making Clay Creatures.

Auburn's KidsDay is coordinated by the City of Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation, with help from Fred Meyer Stores, Valley Medical Center, Seattle Children's Federal Way Clinic and MultiCare Auburn Medical Center.Media support courtesy of Radio Disney AM 1250.

For more information, a festival map or entertainment schedule, go to www.auburnwa.gov/events or call 253-931-3043.

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