Can't-Miss Spring Events Happening in Auburn

March 2018
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Can't-Miss Spring Events Happening in Auburn

St. Patrick's Day in Old Town

March 17th, 2018

You’re invited to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Old Town Auburn. Old Town Auburn merchants and restaurants will be open on St. Patrick’s Day, offering specials and happy hour deals throughout the historic district.

Looking for a traditional dinner on St. Patty’s Day? Join Old Town restaurant Edelweiss #2 for their “Let’s Eat, Drink, and Be Irish” event from 4-7pm. Enjoy a Corn Beef & Cabbage Dinner, Burger or Veggie Burger, as well as Green Beer or Wine. Call (530) 889-8123 for a reservation.

The California Club also offers a traditional St. Paddy's day dinner of corned beef, cabbage, and potatoes for a suggested donation of $5. And, of course, the bar will be offering green beer for a little extra. 

Throw on something green and see what shenanigans you can get into in Old Town Auburn.

St. Patrick's Day Parade

March 17, 2018

Old Town is also the place to be if you want to take in Auburn's St. Patrick's Day Parade. The parade begins at 5:17 p.m. Saturday in front of the Gold Rush Museum in Downtown Auburn on Lincoln Way and travels down city streets to Old Town Auburn.

Parade organizers warn that a hard rain could lead to a parade cancellation, but are hopeful that won't happen. The parade hasn't been cancelled due to weather for the last 42 years.

Did you know? St. Patrick’s Day had its start as a religious holiday in Ireland, an observance of the anniversary of day of St. Patrick’s death. Later, Irish Americans would take to the streets to parade in celebration of their cultural heritage.

While cultural traditions associated with St. Patrick’s Day are still prevalent across the country, the celebration has branched out to include all Americans, Irish and otherwise.

Easter Egg Hunt at Gold Country Fairgrounds

March 31st, 2018

The Auburn 20-30 Club #19 will be host to Auburn’s 75th Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt at the Gold Country Fairgrounds. This event is free to children of the Auburn community.

Separated into six areas for different age groups, ages 0 -12, as well as an area for children with special needs, everyone has a chance to find eggs that have been cleverly hidden by the Easter bunny.

Thousands of eggs filled with candy and prizes will be waiting at the Fairgrounds. Keep an eye out for the Easter Bunny, who loves to come to the egg hunt and take photos with participants. The event happens rain or shine.

Foothills Brewfest

May 5th, 2018

Celebrate the best craft beers in the region at Foothills Brewfest on May 5th at the Gold Country Fairgrounds. You’ll find beer, food, fun, and friends at Foothills Brewfest. The festivities begin at 1pm but VIP ticket holders get early entry at 11:30a. Get tickets here.

Breweries that are participating include:

  • River City Brewing Company
  • Auburn Alehouse
  • Lagunitas Brewing Company
  • Common Cider Company
  • Belching Beaver Brewery
  • And more!

Every dollar spent at the Foothills Brewfest not only buys you a sampling of the best beers in our area, it also goes back to your community.

Proceeds benefit:

Gold Country Fair Heritage Foundation utilizes the funds raised to improve and enhance the Gold Country Fairgrounds.
The Rotary Club of Auburn uses funds to support a variety of community projects in the greater Auburn area.

General admission to Brewfest will get you unlimited beer tastings (4 oz), a souvenir tasting glass, great music, and plenty of Foothills fun. Foodtrucks will be on site, so bring some extra money for your favorite regional food vendors. Food is not included in the entry price.

Foothills Brewfest is a 21 and older event, no children or minors allowed. Have your ID ready; everyone's will be checked at the door.

Gold Country Pro Rodeo

April 28th-29th, 2018

With professional bull and bronc riding, team roping, barrel racing, motocross freestyle daredevils FlyingU Flying Cowboys, Mutton Busting and more at the Gold Country Fairgrounds in Auburn, the Gold Country Pro Rodeo brings something fun for all ages!

With two days of Gold Country Pro Rodeo fun, you’ll have plenty of opportunity to join in. Hitch your horse to a post in Old Town, stop for a burger and a beer, then mosey on up to the Fairgrounds for some rodeo fun.

Foothills Farmers’ Market

Every Saturday Morning, Rain or Shine

Every weekend in spring, you can find the Foothills Farmers’ Market in the Old Town Auburn Courthouse parking lot. Come on down to Old Town and explore a variety of goods from regional vendors; fill your basket with fresh produce, flowers, bread, nuts, honey, eggs, seafood, and so much more.

PlacerGrown farmers set up their booths weekly, stocked with locally grown and harvested goods that ensure you’ll get the best in quality while also supporting the local economy.

Prepare yourself for some good times in Auburn this spring, and be sure to mark your calendars. You won’t want to miss out on any of the fun!