The Panama Folklore group from Seattle performs as they move down Main Street during the AuburnFest parade Saturday morning. MARK KLAAS, Auburn Reporter

The Panama Folklore group from Seattle performs as they move down Main Street during the AuburnFest parade Saturday morning. MARK KLAAS, Auburn Reporter

Celebration for the community

Weekend includes entertainment, kids activities and car show | PHOTOS

  • Tuesday, August 13, 2019 9:15am
  • News

AuburnFest – a fun, family-friendly summer festival celebrating Auburn and its community – returned to the downtown streets and nearby park this past weekend.

Despite overcast skies, a colorful and spirited parade – featuring a variety of marching bands, drill teams, dancers, classic cars, fire trucks and tractors – moved through Main Street last Saturday.

The festival continued Saturday and concluded Sunday at Les Gove Park.

A classic car show rolled into the park Sunday.

The festival offered two entertainment stages; a beer garden; food vendors; craft, specialty, community and nonprofit vendors; a car show; a literary showcase and small press fair; a downtown parade; as well as several free activities including Bocce; face painting; hands-on art activities; an indoor playground; the Discovery Playground; and a spray playground.

AuburnFest’s entertainment last Saturday included performances from Wally & The Beavs; The Nate Botsford Band; The Fabulous Murphtons; and Folsom Prisim (Johnny Cash Tribute).

The festival – presented by Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation – was sponsored in part by the Muckleshoot Indian Casino and Coordinated Care.




Talk to us

Please share your story tips by emailing editor@auburn-reporter.com.

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website https://www.auburn-reporter.com/submit-letter/. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) Please keep letters to 300 words or less.

More in News

Thursday morning fire spares occupants, home sustains limited damage

No one was hurt and a two-story home sustained only limited damage… Continue reading

File photo of construction near North Bend on Aug. 16. Sound Publishing file photo
                                File photo of construction near North Bend on Aug. 16. Sound Publishing file photo
Rural King County mayors want state to let them enter Phase 2

Mayors cite heavy economic damage from prolonged shutdown.

New dashboard shows how far along King County is to meeting Phase II metrics

The county has met more than half its goals, but the ones it hasn’t met are critical in determining how many people are still being infected, and how quickly people are being tested.

As sales tax plummets in King County, mental health and drug program funding dries up

County will need to make severe cuts to MIDD program this year.

7 candidates in the running to represent 30th Legislative District

Current State Rep. Mike Pellicciotti not seeking re-election for Position 1; incumbent Jesse Johnson to face two opponents.

Auburn Mountain View Cemetery Manager Craig Hudson, center, confers with maintenance workers David Partridge, left, and Zach Hopper in March 2020. Sound Publishing file photo
State allows weddings, funerals, religious services to restart with restrictions

Gov. Inslee issues new rules during May 27 news conference.

File photo
YMCA dishes up its summer meal program

Meals available in Auburn, Federal Way

Most Read