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Events coordinated by entities other than the City of Auburn may require a Special Event Permit Application.

Interested in Event Sponsorship? View our 2024 Event Sponsorship Brochure (PDF) for opportunities. Customized packages are available as well. Let us build a package that best suits your needs and budget! Contact us at: [email protected]

8:00AM - 8:00PM

Peter Cotton Trail

various parks and trails - see below

Friday, March 29 - Monday, April 1, 2024

Hop around Auburn's parks and trails in search of the elusive bunny who'll be hidden in various locations around Auburn. Find the bunny, have a chance to win prizes and have a blast doing it! This will be a fun and safe event for families, seniors, our specialized recreation community or anyone looking for an opportunity to get outside and get active in an outdoor setting.

Here's how it works:

  1. Print the Bunny Scorecard,  if you wish, or bring something on your search to track your bunnies such as a notepad and pen, smartphone or tablet. Note: you do NOT need to email scorecards. Submit details on the On-line Scorecard Submission Form (available beginning March 29). Printed scorecards (for tracking purposes only) will also be available, beginning March 25 during normal business hours at: 
    • Auburn Community & Event Center, 910 Ninth Street SE, available 24/7 in a pamphlet holder March 25 - April 1
    • White River Valley Museum, 918 H Street SE
    • Auburn Grocery Outlet, 102 Cross Street
    • Red Canoe Credit Union, 1620 Lake Tapps Pkwy E #101
    • Downtown Auburn Cooperative, 262 East Main Street
    • Haggen, 1406 Lake Tapps Pkwy E

  2. On Thursday, March 28 at 8:00 PM, we will release a list of parks where bunnies are hiding.  Note: for those of you with special needs two of the parks will have more accessible bunnies which are in view from the trail/path to accommodate wheelchairs, strollers and wagons. 

  3. ExampleAll bunnies will look like this example bunny image. Bunnies are approximately 12" tall. Each bunny has a unique number. Please don't take the bunnies so everyone can enjoy this activity. Please don't move the bunnies so we can keep them safe from mowers and other maintenance equipment.

  4. Search for bunnies during park hours, March 29 - April 1. You will need to find a minimum of ten bunnies. In most cases, you may need to visit two or more parks to complete your scorecard. Print our scorecard or bring something to track your bunnies.

  5. Complete the On-line Bunny Scorecard Submission Form. The on-line scorecard will contain contact information and 10 spaces to indicate the bunnies that you found. There will also be the opportunity to share photos or comments with us. We enjoy hearing from you! The on-line scorecard will be available until 11:59 PM on Monday, April 1. Sorry, no late entries. 

  6. Each person who participates must submit their own scorecard. Adults are welcome to play too! Duplicate entries will be deleted. 

  7. Winners will be selected at random and emailed by April 5.

Prizes include the following items:

  • Four (4) Auburn Golf Course Gift Cards ($100 value each)
  • Four (4) $40 Auburn Grocery Outlet Gift Cards
  • Two (2) $25 Walmart Gift Card (compliments of Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation)
  • Eight (8) Squishmallows (green frog, grey goat, blue cat, brown fox)
  • Eight (8) Make & Take Kits (compliments of Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreations Makerspace)
  • Two (2) Banana Blast Board Games
  • Two (2) Catch Phrase Game Sets
  • Two (2) Banza Jr Duck, Duck, Splash set
  • Two (2) Family Four Packs of BRAVO tickets (compliments of Auburn Parks, Arts, & Recreation) 
  • Two (2) Jumbo/Outdoor Tic-Tac-Toe Sets
  • Two (2) Bocce ball sets 
  • Four (4) $40 Cow & Cod gift cards (compliments of Auburn Downtown Association) 
  • Eight (8) $50 Haggen Gift Cards

Check back as more prizes will be added! 

***Prizes must be picked up at the Auburn Community & Event Center, 910 Ninth Street SE.

Thank you to our 2024 event sponsors!

Peter Cotton Trail Sponsors

Peter Cotton Trail Sponsor Commitment Form (PDF)
Peter Cotton Trail Partnership Commitment Form (PDF)
Peter Cotton Trail Event Supporter Commitment Form (PDF)


Contact Information:
Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation
[email protected]
253-931-3043

8:00AM - 8:00PM

Peter Cotton Trail

various parks and trails - see below

Friday, March 29 - Monday, April 1, 2024

Hop around Auburn's parks and trails in search of the elusive bunny who'll be hidden in various locations around Auburn. Find the bunny, have a chance to win prizes and have a blast doing it! This will be a fun and safe event for families, seniors, our specialized recreation community or anyone looking for an opportunity to get outside and get active in an outdoor setting.

Here's how it works:

  1. Print the Bunny Scorecard,  if you wish, or bring something on your search to track your bunnies such as a notepad and pen, smartphone or tablet. Note: you do NOT need to email scorecards. Submit details on the On-line Scorecard Submission Form (available beginning March 29). Printed scorecards (for tracking purposes only) will also be available, beginning March 25 during normal business hours at: 
    • Auburn Community & Event Center, 910 Ninth Street SE, available 24/7 in a pamphlet holder March 25 - April 1
    • White River Valley Museum, 918 H Street SE
    • Auburn Grocery Outlet, 102 Cross Street
    • Red Canoe Credit Union, 1620 Lake Tapps Pkwy E #101
    • Downtown Auburn Cooperative, 262 East Main Street
    • Haggen, 1406 Lake Tapps Pkwy E

  2. On Thursday, March 28 at 8:00 PM, we will release a list of parks where bunnies are hiding.  Note: for those of you with special needs two of the parks will have more accessible bunnies which are in view from the trail/path to accommodate wheelchairs, strollers and wagons. 

  3. ExampleAll bunnies will look like this example bunny image. Bunnies are approximately 12" tall. Each bunny has a unique number. Please don't take the bunnies so everyone can enjoy this activity. Please don't move the bunnies so we can keep them safe from mowers and other maintenance equipment.

  4. Search for bunnies during park hours, March 29 - April 1. You will need to find a minimum of ten bunnies. In most cases, you may need to visit two or more parks to complete your scorecard. Print our scorecard or bring something to track your bunnies.

  5. Complete the On-line Bunny Scorecard Submission Form. The on-line scorecard will contain contact information and 10 spaces to indicate the bunnies that you found. There will also be the opportunity to share photos or comments with us. We enjoy hearing from you! The on-line scorecard will be available until 11:59 PM on Monday, April 1. Sorry, no late entries. 

  6. Each person who participates must submit their own scorecard. Adults are welcome to play too! Duplicate entries will be deleted. 

  7. Winners will be selected at random and emailed by April 5.

Prizes include the following items:

  • Four (4) Auburn Golf Course Gift Cards ($100 value each)
  • Four (4) $40 Auburn Grocery Outlet Gift Cards
  • Two (2) $25 Walmart Gift Card (compliments of Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation)
  • Eight (8) Squishmallows (green frog, grey goat, blue cat, brown fox)
  • Eight (8) Make & Take Kits (compliments of Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreations Makerspace)
  • Two (2) Banana Blast Board Games
  • Two (2) Catch Phrase Game Sets
  • Two (2) Banza Jr Duck, Duck, Splash set
  • Two (2) Family Four Packs of BRAVO tickets (compliments of Auburn Parks, Arts, & Recreation) 
  • Two (2) Jumbo/Outdoor Tic-Tac-Toe Sets
  • Two (2) Bocce ball sets 
  • Four (4) $40 Cow & Cod gift cards (compliments of Auburn Downtown Association) 
  • Eight (8) $50 Haggen Gift Cards

Check back as more prizes will be added! 

***Prizes must be picked up at the Auburn Community & Event Center, 910 Ninth Street SE.

Thank you to our 2024 event sponsors!

Peter Cotton Trail Sponsors

Peter Cotton Trail Sponsor Commitment Form (PDF)
Peter Cotton Trail Partnership Commitment Form (PDF)
Peter Cotton Trail Event Supporter Commitment Form (PDF)


Contact Information:
Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation
[email protected]
253-931-3043

8:00AM - 8:00PM

Peter Cotton Trail

various parks and trails - see below

Friday, March 29 - Monday, April 1, 2024

Hop around Auburn's parks and trails in search of the elusive bunny who'll be hidden in various locations around Auburn. Find the bunny, have a chance to win prizes and have a blast doing it! This will be a fun and safe event for families, seniors, our specialized recreation community or anyone looking for an opportunity to get outside and get active in an outdoor setting.

Here's how it works:

  1. Print the Bunny Scorecard,  if you wish, or bring something on your search to track your bunnies such as a notepad and pen, smartphone or tablet. Note: you do NOT need to email scorecards. Submit details on the On-line Scorecard Submission Form (available beginning March 29). Printed scorecards (for tracking purposes only) will also be available, beginning March 25 during normal business hours at: 
    • Auburn Community & Event Center, 910 Ninth Street SE, available 24/7 in a pamphlet holder March 25 - April 1
    • White River Valley Museum, 918 H Street SE
    • Auburn Grocery Outlet, 102 Cross Street
    • Red Canoe Credit Union, 1620 Lake Tapps Pkwy E #101
    • Downtown Auburn Cooperative, 262 East Main Street
    • Haggen, 1406 Lake Tapps Pkwy E

  2. On Thursday, March 28 at 8:00 PM, we will release a list of parks where bunnies are hiding.  Note: for those of you with special needs two of the parks will have more accessible bunnies which are in view from the trail/path to accommodate wheelchairs, strollers and wagons. 

  3. ExampleAll bunnies will look like this example bunny image. Bunnies are approximately 12" tall. Each bunny has a unique number. Please don't take the bunnies so everyone can enjoy this activity. Please don't move the bunnies so we can keep them safe from mowers and other maintenance equipment.

  4. Search for bunnies during park hours, March 29 - April 1. You will need to find a minimum of ten bunnies. In most cases, you may need to visit two or more parks to complete your scorecard. Print our scorecard or bring something to track your bunnies.

  5. Complete the On-line Bunny Scorecard Submission Form. The on-line scorecard will contain contact information and 10 spaces to indicate the bunnies that you found. There will also be the opportunity to share photos or comments with us. We enjoy hearing from you! The on-line scorecard will be available until 11:59 PM on Monday, April 1. Sorry, no late entries. 

  6. Each person who participates must submit their own scorecard. Adults are welcome to play too! Duplicate entries will be deleted. 

  7. Winners will be selected at random and emailed by April 5.

Prizes include the following items:

  • Four (4) Auburn Golf Course Gift Cards ($100 value each)
  • Four (4) $40 Auburn Grocery Outlet Gift Cards
  • Two (2) $25 Walmart Gift Card (compliments of Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation)
  • Eight (8) Squishmallows (green frog, grey goat, blue cat, brown fox)
  • Eight (8) Make & Take Kits (compliments of Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreations Makerspace)
  • Two (2) Banana Blast Board Games
  • Two (2) Catch Phrase Game Sets
  • Two (2) Banza Jr Duck, Duck, Splash set
  • Two (2) Family Four Packs of BRAVO tickets (compliments of Auburn Parks, Arts, & Recreation) 
  • Two (2) Jumbo/Outdoor Tic-Tac-Toe Sets
  • Two (2) Bocce ball sets 
  • Four (4) $40 Cow & Cod gift cards (compliments of Auburn Downtown Association) 
  • Eight (8) $50 Haggen Gift Cards

Check back as more prizes will be added! 

***Prizes must be picked up at the Auburn Community & Event Center, 910 Ninth Street SE.

Thank you to our 2024 event sponsors!

Peter Cotton Trail Sponsors

Peter Cotton Trail Sponsor Commitment Form (PDF)
Peter Cotton Trail Partnership Commitment Form (PDF)
Peter Cotton Trail Event Supporter Commitment Form (PDF)


Contact Information:
Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation
[email protected]
253-931-3043

8:00AM - 8:00PM

Peter Cotton Trail

various parks and trails - see below

Friday, March 29 - Monday, April 1, 2024

Hop around Auburn's parks and trails in search of the elusive bunny who'll be hidden in various locations around Auburn. Find the bunny, have a chance to win prizes and have a blast doing it! This will be a fun and safe event for families, seniors, our specialized recreation community or anyone looking for an opportunity to get outside and get active in an outdoor setting.

Here's how it works:

  1. Print the Bunny Scorecard,  if you wish, or bring something on your search to track your bunnies such as a notepad and pen, smartphone or tablet. Note: you do NOT need to email scorecards. Submit details on the On-line Scorecard Submission Form (available beginning March 29). Printed scorecards (for tracking purposes only) will also be available, beginning March 25 during normal business hours at: 
    • Auburn Community & Event Center, 910 Ninth Street SE, available 24/7 in a pamphlet holder March 25 - April 1
    • White River Valley Museum, 918 H Street SE
    • Auburn Grocery Outlet, 102 Cross Street
    • Red Canoe Credit Union, 1620 Lake Tapps Pkwy E #101
    • Downtown Auburn Cooperative, 262 East Main Street
    • Haggen, 1406 Lake Tapps Pkwy E

  2. On Thursday, March 28 at 8:00 PM, we will release a list of parks where bunnies are hiding.  Note: for those of you with special needs two of the parks will have more accessible bunnies which are in view from the trail/path to accommodate wheelchairs, strollers and wagons. 

  3. ExampleAll bunnies will look like this example bunny image. Bunnies are approximately 12" tall. Each bunny has a unique number. Please don't take the bunnies so everyone can enjoy this activity. Please don't move the bunnies so we can keep them safe from mowers and other maintenance equipment.

  4. Search for bunnies during park hours, March 29 - April 1. You will need to find a minimum of ten bunnies. In most cases, you may need to visit two or more parks to complete your scorecard. Print our scorecard or bring something to track your bunnies.

  5. Complete the On-line Bunny Scorecard Submission Form. The on-line scorecard will contain contact information and 10 spaces to indicate the bunnies that you found. There will also be the opportunity to share photos or comments with us. We enjoy hearing from you! The on-line scorecard will be available until 11:59 PM on Monday, April 1. Sorry, no late entries. 

  6. Each person who participates must submit their own scorecard. Adults are welcome to play too! Duplicate entries will be deleted. 

  7. Winners will be selected at random and emailed by April 5.

Prizes include the following items:

  • Four (4) Auburn Golf Course Gift Cards ($100 value each)
  • Four (4) $40 Auburn Grocery Outlet Gift Cards
  • Two (2) $25 Walmart Gift Card (compliments of Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation)
  • Eight (8) Squishmallows (green frog, grey goat, blue cat, brown fox)
  • Eight (8) Make & Take Kits (compliments of Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreations Makerspace)
  • Two (2) Banana Blast Board Games
  • Two (2) Catch Phrase Game Sets
  • Two (2) Banza Jr Duck, Duck, Splash set
  • Two (2) Family Four Packs of BRAVO tickets (compliments of Auburn Parks, Arts, & Recreation) 
  • Two (2) Jumbo/Outdoor Tic-Tac-Toe Sets
  • Two (2) Bocce ball sets 
  • Four (4) $40 Cow & Cod gift cards (compliments of Auburn Downtown Association) 
  • Eight (8) $50 Haggen Gift Cards

Check back as more prizes will be added! 

***Prizes must be picked up at the Auburn Community & Event Center, 910 Ninth Street SE.

Thank you to our 2024 event sponsors!

Peter Cotton Trail Sponsors

Peter Cotton Trail Sponsor Commitment Form (PDF)
Peter Cotton Trail Partnership Commitment Form (PDF)
Peter Cotton Trail Event Supporter Commitment Form (PDF)


Contact Information:
Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation
[email protected]
253-931-3043

9:00AM - 12:00PM

Clean Sweep

Auburn Community & Events Center, 910 Ninth ST SE, Auburn, WA

Auburn’s 2024 Clean Sweep will be held Saturday, April 20. This event is held in honor of Earth Day. Projects will focus on clean-up, environmental restoration, and beautification efforts in and around Auburn. Volunteer groups will work on light clean-up and maintenance; landscaping, painting, weeding, and planting in and around downtown and at various park sites; and a handful of other projects as needed.

Clean Sweep

Volunteers can either choose to participate in a specific project or can ask to be assigned to any project, in which case your group will be assigned where the most volunteer support is needed. Service clubs, social service agencies, faith-based groups, scouting troops, businesses, families, and individuals are being asked to come together and work on these projects. 

No plastic water bottles

In honor of Earth Day and support of Earthday.org, we are working towards reducing single-use plastics at the event. As such, we will not be providing plastic water bottles to our volunteers. Please plan accordingly to bring your own source of water for the 3-hour event. 

 The morning agenda for Saturday, April 20 is as follows: 

7:30 – 8:30 AM ……Check in – Auburn Community & Events Center
7:30 – 8:30 AM ……Welcome Breakfast – Auburn Community & Events Center
8:45 – 9:00 AM. ......Check in at project location – emailed in advance
***Be sure to bring your own water to your project***
9:00 – 12:00 PM ......Volunteers commence project tasks 

Online Registration closes Wednesday, April 17 at midnight. 

Registrations will not be accepted April 18 or 19. Volunteers interested in participating but have not registered, can register on-site at Les Gove Park.

Online Registration Form

Registration Form (PDF) 

Group Waiver (PDF)

2024 Fact Sheet (PDF) 

Contact Information
Auburn Parks, Arts and Recreation
253-931-3043
Email Us

9:30AM - 11:00PM

Dog Trot 3K/5K Fun Run

Game Farm Park, 3030 R Street SE

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Dog TrotSaturday, May 18, 2024
9:30 AM
G
ame Farm Park

A family-oriented fun run event that takes place prior to Auburn's Petpalooza festival. Participants will follow a 3K or 5K route. The course is flat, easy and enjoyable for all ages and ability levels. Water will be available on the course for both dogs and human participants. The race is 'chip-timed' by Bell Lap Productions. 

REGISTRATION FEE:

  • Early Registration (on or before March 31) - $20/person
  • Late Registration (April 1 - May 14) - $25/person
  • Sorry, no registrations May 15 - May 17
  • On-Site Registration on May 18 - $30/person
ON-LINE REGISTRATION

***First 100 to register receive a Petpalooza-logoed Clear Zippered Stadium Tote.

Registration includes a limited-edition T-Shirt, full-color race bib and a participation medal. T-shirt sizes not guaranteed for late registrations and available while supplies last for on-site registrations. 

DOG TROT RULES OF PARTICIPATION:

  • All participants must have their race bib on the FRONT of their person
  • Dogs must be current on vaccinations
  • No aggressive dogs
  • No female dogs in heat
  • No more than two dogs per human
  • Keep your dog on a 7-foot leash or shorter at all times. 
  • No dogs under the age of six months
  • Bring your dog only if he/she is well socialized
  • Please, clean up after your dog
  • Run or walk the course only if you and your pet are in adequate physical condition
  • Strollers are welcome on the course
  • Participants may not switch race distances after May 14
  • Participants must run/walk the course in its entirety with a dog to be eligible for awards
  • Route will close after 90-minutes

For a list of Auburn hotels, visit www.exploreauburn.com

HELPFUL INFORMATION:


Contact Information
Auburn Parks, Arts and Recreation
253-931-3043
Kristy Pachciarz, Special Events Coordinator

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Petpalooza

Game Farm Park, 3030 R Street SE, Auburn, WA

Petpalooza LogoSaturday, May 18, 2024
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Game Farm Park, 3030 R Street SE
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Petpalooza is a FREE event for pet lovers and a special day for your four-legged family member or other furry friend. Petpalooza is kicked off with a Dog Trot 3K/5K Fun Run. The event features an animal-related entertainment stage, flydog and agility demos, the 'Unleashed' Pet Contest, a free agility area, a large variety of vendor booths, adoptions, free and low-cost pet services, give-a-ways and lots of activities to keep both humans and pets entertained. 

Leashed, licensed and well-behaved pets welcome.

For a list of Auburn hotels, visit www.exploreauburn.com.

HELPFUL INFORMATION:

Contact Information
Auburn Parks, Arts and Recreation
253-931-3043
Kristy Pachciarz, Special Events Coordinator       

10:00AM - 3:00PM

Auburn Farmers Market

Les Gove Park - 1140 Auburn Way S

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The Auburn Farmers Market provides a convenient venue for local farmers and artisans to provide access to healthy, fresh, locally sourced food and products to area residents. The Market serves as a vibrant gathering place where visitors can learn about healthy food choices, and overall health and well-being. View more information on the Auburn Farmers Market Page

Join us on Opening Day with over 50 farm, food, and craft vendors plus live entertainment! Visit the information booth for a free Market tote.

Entertainment Schedule:

EBT and SMM

 

Many Market vendors accept EBT, SNAP Market Match, Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program, and WIC dollars. 

 

Email the Auburn Farmers Market
253-931-3043