Auburn Dance Academy performs in the AuburnFest parade down Main Street last Saturday. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

Auburn Dance Academy performs in the AuburnFest parade down Main Street last Saturday. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

Community embraces summer festival

Parade, entertainment and fun light up AuburnFest | PHOTOS

  • Wednesday, August 15, 2018 3:49pm
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AuburnFest – a fun, family-friendly summer festival that celebrates Auburn and its community – made its annual appearance last Saturday at Les Gove Park.

The festival offered two entertainment stages, a beer garden, food vendors, craft, specialty, community and nonprofit vendors, a car show, a literary showcase and a small press fair. But there was also a downtown parade, a Friday night fun-run and walk, and free activities like bocce, face painting, hands-on art activities, an indoor playground, the Discovery Playground and a spray playground.

The festival, presented by the City of Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation Department, was sponsored in part by 98.9 The Bull, Coordinated Care, and MultiCare Health System – Center for Healthy Living.

The Panama Folklore Seattle group joins the parade down Main Street last Saturday.

The Panama Folklore Seattle group joins the parade down Main Street last Saturday.

Kolby Benson, 4, and his friend Ashley Lewis take in the classic makes at the car show. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

Kolby Benson, 4, and his friend Ashley Lewis take in the classic makes at the car show. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

Auburn Police marches in the AuburnFest parade down Main Street last Saturday. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

Auburn Police marches in the AuburnFest parade down Main Street last Saturday. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

The Veteran Band marches in the parade. Right, Kolby Benson, 4, and his friend, Ashley Lewis, take in the classic makes at the car show.

The Veteran Band marches in the parade. Right, Kolby Benson, 4, and his friend, Ashley Lewis, take in the classic makes at the car show.

Western horse group was part of the parade. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

Western horse group was part of the parade. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

Western horse group was part of the parade. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

Brian Silva, above, jumps on the inflatable in Les Gove Park at the AuburnFest. Right, Joycelyn, 10, and Lupe Gutierrez, 7, sail down the slide in the rain at the park.

Brian Silva, above, jumps on the inflatable in Les Gove Park at the AuburnFest. Right, Joycelyn, 10, and Lupe Gutierrez, 7, sail down the slide in the rain at the park.

Joycelyn, 10, and Lupe Gutierrez, 7, sail down the slide in the rain at AuburnFest in the park. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

Joycelyn, 10, and Lupe Gutierrez, 7, sail down the slide in the rain at AuburnFest in the park. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

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