Christian Cordova does flips on the bungie trampoline at the 2019 Kids Day. File photo

Christian Cordova does flips on the bungie trampoline at the 2019 Kids Day. File photo

Kids Day in Auburn set for June 24 at Les Gove Park

Kids Day began in Auburn in 1986 to celebrate the kids among us, but it has evolved through the years into a grand event for young people from the entire area to kick off their shoes and celebrate the beginning of summer.

The event goes down from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, June 24, at Les Gove Park, 910 9th St. SE, Auburn.

The event includes inflatable rides, face painting, miniature golf, art activities, large vehicle and equipment displays, kids safety zone, indoor playground, a rock climbing wall, hands-on Artrageous activities and live entertainment.

“It’s really the perfect day for any kiddo,” said Kristi Pachciarz, events planner for Auburn Parks, Arts and Recreation. “We are excited to be offering these large-scale events again.”

Booths will be more spread out than they had been in prior years, the public restrooms cleaned out a little more often, and there will be hand sanitizer and such.

“For the most part it’s outdoors, so we feel confident kids will be safe at the event. Of course, if folks feel safer wearing their masks, they are welcome to do so, but they are not required,” said Pachciarz.

Most of the activities are free. Food and concessions will be available. To learn more or see a schedule, visit

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