7 Can't-Miss Spring Events Happening in Auburn

February 2020
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7 Can't-Miss Spring Events Happening in Auburn

Spring has arrived in Auburn and with it comes a bounty of family-friendly events you won't want to miss. Mark your calendars, because these annual spring events in Auburn are returning for the 2020 season.

  1. St. Patrick's Day: March 17, 2020
  2. Gold Country Pro Rodeo: April 25 - 26, 2020
  3. Auburn Art Walk: April 9, 2020
  4. Cinco De Mayo: May 5, 2020
  5. Foothills Brewfest: May 9, 2020
  6. Antique and Vintage Street Fair: June 28, 2020
  7. Auburn Co-op: Summer, 2020

St. Patrick's Day in Old Town Auburn

March 17, 2020

Looking for a place to celebrate St. Patty's Day? Old Town Auburn is the perfect place to play. Come get a pint of your favorite brew at Auburn Alehouse, Alehouse Annex, the Pour Choice taproom, or your favorite restaurant or bar.

Many of your favorite Old Town Auburn restaurants and merchants will be offering St. Patrick's Day specials and authentic meals, so make your way to Old Town to celebrate on Tuesday, March 17, 2020.

Learn more about St. Patrick's Day in Old Town Auburn at our event page.

Gold Country Pro Rodeo

April 25-26, 2020

The Gold Country Pro Rodeo is a spring-time event that's been thrilling spectators in Auburn for generations!

For two nights, the Gold Country Pro Rodeo brings all the excitement with thrilling events, including:

  • Pro bull riding
  • Bronc riding
  • Roping contests
  • Kid "mutton busting"
  • Flying Cowboyz - freestyle motocross

And plenty of pre-parties, after-parties, and live music fun!

The Gold Country Pro Rodeo takes place at the Gold Country Fairgrounds. Visit the official Gold Country Pro Rodeo website for more info about event schedules, ticketing, and parking.

Auburn Art Walk in Downtown Auburn

April 9, 2020

The Auburn Art Walk will return for the 2020 season.

The 2020 Auburn Art Walk series will be held on the Second Thursdays of April, June, August, and October, and will be focussed in the Downtown Auburn area.

With live music, food vendors, fun kids activities, and plenty of artistic inspiration, this event is perfect for the whole family! Every Art Walk event will be different, so mark your calendars for the second Thursday of these months because you won’t want to miss a single one.

Visit the Auburn Art Walk website to learn more about this year’s event and register as an artist/ venue.

Cinco De Mayo in Old Town Auburn

May 5, 2020

Cinco De Mayo is a time-honored tradition in Old Town Auburn. This free, family-friendly celebration includes:

  • Music
  • Food
  • Folklorico Dancers
  • Pinatas
  • Face Painters
  • Dancing Horses

Old Town Auburn merchants and restaurants will be open for business, so bring the whole family for an unforgettable Cinco De Mayo celebration!

Foothills Brewfest

May 9, 2020

Celebrate the region's finest brews at Foothills Brewfest. This 21+ event takes place on May 9, 2020 at the Gold Country Fairgrounds from 1pm - 5pm. Sip your way through regional favorites, including:

The Brewfest will also feature some great local food vendors, such as:

This fun and delicious event is brought to you by the Rotary Club of Auburn and the Gold Country Fair Heritage Foundation.

Foothills Brewfest takes place at the Gold Country Fairgrounds. For more information about the event, ticketing, and pricing, visit the Foothills Brewfest website.

Antique and Vintage Street Fair

June 28, 2020

The Old Town Auburn Antique & Vintage Street Fair brings an incredible collection of collectibles, antiques, unusual finds, and hidden treasures to the streets of Old Town Auburn. 

  • Antique
  • Vintage
  • Reclaimed
  • Upcycled
  • Collectible

Enjoy local vendors, food, and shopping as you look upon their gypsy treasures. This rain-or-shine event is a can’t-miss Old Town Auburn tradition.

For more information on street closures and parking, see the Antique and Vintage Street Fair event page.

Auburn Co-op

Summer 2020

Auburn Co-op is the ultimate community gathering event! The Co-op showcases the best that Auburn and its surrounding areas have to offer, with food, craft beer and wine, entertainment, and activities the entire family will enjoy.

Each event brings a new line-up of entertainment, music, activities, and attractions, such as:

  • Entertainment
  • Music
  • Pop-up activities (like climbing walls and skate-parks)
  • Regional wines
  • Local brews
  • Food trucks
  • OTA restaurant booths
  • Sweets
  • Seasonal farm fresh offerings
  • One-of-a-kind handcrafted goods

Part street-fair and part street-party, the Auburn Co-op is the most celebrated, anticipated event series of the season! Don’t miss a single one.

Old Town is Open During Events!

Just because an event is happening doesn’t mean our district is closed for business. Old Town Auburn businesses and restaurants are always open for business during special events, and many may extend their business hours even longer to welcome you!

Enjoy an artisanal coffee drink at The Pour Choice, an authentic Chinese meal at Liu Mandarin Kitchen, or a cold beer on tap at the Auburn Alehouse Annex. Stop into Sierra Moon Goldsmiths to see their latest designs, peruse the unique creations of local artists at the Auburn Old Town Gallery, and stop into MARQUIS ETC. to see their carefully curated selection of antiques, collectibles, and good junque. Shop through all of our wonderful shops, stores, and galleries as you enjoy the festivities around you.

With so many to choose from, which Old Town Auburn springtime events are you going to enjoy?

Featured photo courtesy of Don Chaddock.