Auburn community calendar: Summer concerts, Polynesian fest and more

Lots of family fun at Les Gove Park.

Bike safety

Free mountain bike instruction and rides are available 1-4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 11 through Aug. 17, at Cedar Lanes Bike Park, 1002 25th St. SE. This free program brings mountain biking instruction and rides to kids this summer. Join instructors for games and activities that teach bike safety and riding skills. Ability to ride a bike is not required; we can teach children. Bikes and helmets are available for check-out at this program. Helmets and a participant waiver are required. Children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Kids Summerstage

Exciting performances designed just for kids will take place at noon Wednesdays through Aug. 16 at Les Gove Park, 910 9th St. SE.

This “kid-approved” series is enjoyable for wee ones through tweens. Pack a lunch and enjoy the amenities Les Gove Park, including a playground and a spray park, a paved walking trail, the White River Valley Museum, the Auburn Library and more. This entertainment series will be held at the park shelter beside the Discovery Playground. Here’s the lineup:

July 19: Louie Foxx’s One Man Side Show

July 26: Eric Ode

Aug. 2: Eric Herman and the Puppy Dogs

Aug. 9: Matt Baker’s Comedy Stunt Show

Aug. 16: The Magic of Jeff Evans

Summer Sounds

It’s a summer entertainment series the whole family can enjoy. Music begins at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 17 at Les Gove Park, 910 9th St. SE. Pack a picnic, blanket and chairs. The series will be held at the park’s picnic shelter beside the Discovery Playground. Here’s the lineup:

July 20: Ranger & The Re-Arrangers (“Hot Club Swing”)

July 27: Michal Powers (contemporary jazz guitarists and more)

Aug. 3: Auburn Symphony Brass Quintet (pops music)

Aug. 10: The Kim Archer Band (singer-songwriter)

Aug. 17: Wally & The Beaves (rock n’ roll classics)

PolyFest 2023

On Aug. 5, The Outlet Collection Seattle in partnership with Emerald Dynasty Entertainment will host PolyFest 2023. Enjoy the most popular Polynesian artists, performers, food and local small businesses all in one place.

This PolyFest 2023 will be bigger then ever, sporting two stages. A main stage will include highly anticipated artists while a secondary stage will provide space for up-and-comers. This event is known to host artist that go on to become big names, like Iam Tongi, who won season 21 of “American Idol.”

The event will take place in the southeast parking lot between the mall’s Ulta entrance and the exterior restaurant, Red Robin, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 5. Stage schedules will be released a week before the event. Make sure to follow the PolyFest Facebook and Instagram as well as The Outlet Collection Seattle’s social channels to stay up to date on expected vendors. Tickets are on sale at

Sounder station

Sounder riders may need to use West Main Street crossing to access platforms.

The west side stairs and the pedestrian bridge at the Auburn Sounder station require some final work and waterproofing to complete the project that began last October. At that time, work was curtailed by winter weather. To close out this project crews will be shutting down the west stairs July 17 through Aug. 3. During this time, elevator access to the pedestrian bridge will be preserved except for two days, July 17 and 18.

Most trains use the track adjacent to the parking garage. Passengers using the parking garage will not be impacted unless there is a last-minute track change. The eastside stairs and elevator will remain open throughout construction.