7 Can't-Miss Spring Events Happening in Auburn

March 2019
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7 Can't-Miss Spring Events Happening in Auburn

There’s always plenty of fun to be had in Old Town Auburn, and springtime is no exception!

This spring come out to enjoy these 7 sensational events in Old Town Auburn:

1. Gold Country Pro Rodeo on April 27th & 28th
2. Foothills Brewfest on May 4th
3. Cinco De Mayo on May 5th
4. Auburn Art Walk Kickoff on May 9th
5. Auburn Co-op on May 16th 
UPDATE: Due to the chance of heavy rain and thunderstorms, the May 16th Co-op has be rescheduled to May 23rd.
6. Antique and Vintage Street Fair on May 19th
7. Foothills Farmers Market on Saturday mornings

Learn more about these can’t miss events and mark your calendars for a spring full of fun in Old Town Auburn!

1. Gold Country Pro Rodeo

April 27th & 28th; 4pm to 8pm

Returning to Auburn this April – in it’s 86th year – the Gold Country Pro Rodeo continues it’s tradition of family-friendly fun!

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.

2. Foothills Brewfest

May 4th; 1pm to 5pm

This 21+ event is delicious community crowd pleaser, featuring beers from some of the regions most celebrated breweries, including:

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

Not only a fun and delicious event, the brewfest also benefits the community.

The Rotary Club of Auburn uses the proceeds they receive from the brewfest toward a variety of community projects in the greater Auburn area while the Gold Country Fair Heritage Foundation uses funds raised to enhance the Gold Country Fairgrounds.

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

3. Cinco De Mayo

May 5th; 5pm to 8pm

A time honored tradition, come celebrate Old Town Auburn’s annual Cinco de Mayo celebration!

This free, family-friendly event 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!

4. Auburn Art Walk

June 13th & September 12th; 5pm - 8pm

The 2019 Auburn Art Walk offers five different Art Walk events this year, moving around town from month to month. Each unique Thursday Night Art Walk event will promote a different Celebrity Artist curator.

Art Walk will be coming to Old Town Auburn on June 13th and September 12th.

This years Art Walk will be held from 5-8pm on the Second Thursday of each month from May through September in different areas of Auburn. The new format serves to make the Art Walk feel more like a festive community event while making easier for visitors to take in all the participating venues, businesses, and artists.

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 the month from May to September, because you won’t want to miss a single one!

Visit the Auburn Art Walk website to learn more about this year’s event.

5. Auburn Co-op

May - September; 5pm to 9pm

The Auburn Co-op returns to the streets of Old Town Auburn on May 16th to kick-off the 2019 season.
UPDATE: Due to the chance of heavy rain and thunderstorms, the May 16th Co-op has be rescheduled to May 23rd.

This hugely popular family-friendly community event is back by popular demand! Beginning in May and running every third Thursday through September, one thing you can expect from the Auburn Co-op is the unexpected.

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.

6. Antique and Vintage Street Fair

May 19th; 8am to 3pm

A free, family-friendly event, the Old Town Auburn Antique & Vintage Street Fair brings vendors from near and far, with items that are:

  • 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.

7. Foothills Farmers Market

Every Saturday; 8am to noon

Rain or shine, the Foothills Farmers Market sets up shop in the Old Town Auburn Courthouse parking lot on Saturday mornings, year-round.

The springtime bounty of local produce and other goodies from regional vendors promises that you won’t leave with an empty basket.

Local PlacerGrown farmers never disappoint, their booths well-stocked with everything from produce and flowers to eggs and honey, plus much more!

Bonus: Late spring, look for the Hillview Farms weekly local organic farm stand at the Alehouse Annex!

Wednesday evenings from 4 to 7pm, you will find the best locally grown and freshly harvested vegetables, fruits, and herbs.

Check back – opening date coming soon!

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.