Here’s a look at some of the special events coming to Auburn this summer

Here’s a look at some of the events Auburn has planned this summer.

Farmers market: From now until September 18, the Auburn Farmers Market will be held every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Les Gove Park. The market will feature goods from local farmers, artisans and other vendors.

Rec n Roll: From Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Auburn Parks Department will be pulling their new “Rec n Roll” van to different parks and schools around the city from now until August 26. Staff will set up games, activities and crafts for kids in order to encourage outdoor play. You can learn more about the Rec n Roll program online at

Summer Sounds: Every Thursday until August 18, at 6:30 p.m. different bands will perform at the Les Gove Park shelter near the Discovery Playground. Artists ranging from the Auburn Symphony Orchestra to Mariachi Mexico will be performing.

National Night Out: On Tuesday, August 2, during the evening several communities throughout Auburn will be hosting a variety of events including block parties, cookouts and activities for kids in order to get better acquainted with their neighbors and create a safer Auburn.

Friday Night Flicks: For three Fridays in a row beginning July 29, the City of Auburn will present movies in different parks across the city.

Almost 5k Poker Run: On August 12, at 7 p.m. at Les Gove Park Auburn will host its “Almost” 5k fun run and walk where participants will run laps around the biggest loop at the park, with each lap participants will receive a different playing card with the goal of getting the best poker hand at the end. Awards will be given to the top eight poker hands, participants must register in advance on the Auburn Parks Arts and Recreation website.

Family Concert in the Garden: 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, at Soos Creek Botanical Gardens. Join the Auburn Symphony String Quartet for a lovely afternoon in the garden with fun music the whole family will enjoy. This concert sold out last year, so get your tickets early. Tickets are available at and are $15 adults, $8 students, free for ages 12 and under. Visitors to the garden concert are encouraged to bring a picnic and enjoy the outdoor setting. Chairs will be available or you may bring your own seating. The garden opens at 1 p.m. before the concert. Soos Creek Botanical Garden and Heritage Center is located on the East Hill in Auburn. This 22-acre facility features flower gardens, woodland areas, a vegetable demonstration garden, an aviary and much more.