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
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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.

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