Auburn City Fest is this weekend + here is everything you need to know

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Auburn City Fest. Photo via Auburn City Fest Website

If you haven’t already heard, Auburn City Fest is this weekend on April 24th. This is the perfect time to get out there and have some fun in the sun with your community. Not sure what this means or what it entails? No worries. We have got you covered with everything you need to know about the 20th Annual Auburn City Fest.

What is Auburn City Fest?

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Kids love Auburn City Fest. Photo via Auburn City Fest Website

Auburn City Fest is a fun day full of activities that happens on the last Saturday in April each year. It’s a huge event that spans over Kiesel Park. And the best part? It’s free! There are unique things to do, many foods to eat, and even live music. It really is the perfect way to spend a Saturday with friends and family.

Come one, come all! Nobody is too young, too old, or too furry (yes please bring your pets) for Auburn City Fest.

What type of entertainment?

There will be absolutely no lack of entertainment at Auburn City Fest this year. The Bama Air Dogs will be making an appearance, which means cute dogs catching things. Todd Key, a cowboy on stilts with many tricks, is somebody you definitely don’t want to miss out on. Both of these acts will be giving multiple performances throughout the day.

Lew-E the clown will also be making another appearance at this year’s City Fest. If you’re scared of clowns like me, don’t worry. Lew-E is a fan favorite among the Auburn community who has been a festival staple for almost a decade. For the artsy folks, there will be an art tent to stop by and do various crafts all day long.

But wait, there’s more! Special guests such as the Kreher Preserve and Nature Center, Boy Scouts, Southeastern Raptor Center, and Aubie will all be there to add to your memory making.

Did someone say live music?

I have been itching for some live music performances recently, and I bet you are too. Luckily, Auburn City Fest will be hosting 3 live music performances under the pavilion. Here’s a look at who’s performing:

  • 8 Track Rewind @ 9AM + 12:30PM
  • Plainsmen Percussion @ 10:45AM
  • Auburn Community Orchestra @ 2:30PM

Our recommendations

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Vendors at Auburn City Fest. Photos via Auburn City Fest Website

First and foremost, we would suggest studying the event map for a little bit before you go so that you know what you are walking into. We also recommend that you bring chairs and blankets to sit on, so that you can enjoy this event to the maximum. The event is happening rain or shine, so check your weather app.

There is adequate parking available, but make sure you get there early enough to ensure a spot. If needed, there is a more wheelchair accessible entrance near the back of the pavilion. I’ve said this once, and I will say it again- watch out for snakes! I saw three right by the pond the last time I was at Kiesel Park.

Everyone should go take advantage of this free event put on by the community. I know we are all just looking for safe ways to be together, and this is a great outdoor opportunity for just that!

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Emilyn Hamn
Emilyn Hamn
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