Auburn’s Summer Programs Return

Auburn won’t be holding its normal Fourth of July Festival due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, there are plenty of programs to look forward to this summer.

Many of the city programs that were cancelled last summer due to the COVID-19 pandemic will resume in this summer, said Daryl Faber, director of Parks, Arts and Recreation during the Town Hall meeting on June 10.

“We’re going to see a summer, especially starting in July, that looks a lot like the ones you remember,” Faber said. “We won’t be able to do things like kids day and Fourth of July, but we’ll be doing some car shows, movies, concerts and things like that.”

As more people get vaccinated and the state re-opens, residents of Auburn can look forward to a somewhat normal summer.

Programs that the Auburn Parks, Arts and Recreation is offering includes:

• Youth summer camps: The weeklong camps range in themes from arts and crafts to games and water play.

• Friday Night Flicks: Three movie nights at different parks throughout the city.

• Peanut Butter and Jam: Child concerts put on every Wednesday from July 14 through Aug. 18 at Les Gove park.

• Summer Sounds: Series of concerts held every Thursday, from July 15 through Aug. 19, at Les Gove Park. Concerts start at 6:30 p.m.

• Mary Olson Farm: The historic farm will be open to the public on 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays until Aug. 29.

• Farmers Market: The Auburn Farmers Market will be held 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Sunday through Sept. 19 at Les Gove Park.

For a full list of programs and recreational activities offered by the City of Auburn go to the Parks, Arts and Recreation page here.