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Summerfest – Auburn Hills Michigan Summer Festival

Posted by Lisa LaGrou June 20, 2013 Local Activities

altThe City of Auburn Hills has lined up a host of sights, sounds and flavors of summer for two days of fun at its annual Summerfest celebration. The “main street” Summerfest event will take place on Friday, June 21, from 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm and Saturday, June 22, from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm in the heart of downtown at Auburn and Squirrel Roads.

Auburn Hills Summerfest events kick off Friday afternoon with the opening of “Kidz Korner”, live music and a new Arts & Craft Fair centered downtown and featuring many unique and one-of-a-kind items created by artists from around the state. The Kids Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest runs from 4:00 to 6:00 pm and everyone is invited to the time-honored “Ice Cream Social” served by City Council members in the big tent from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Teams entered into the City’s renowned BBQ Cook-Off sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society will begin prepping and slow-cooking their barbecue favorites for a panel of judges to select winning recipes on Saturday.

Auburn Hills Summerfest will feature local restaurants and street vendors offering tasty food, snacks and beverages throughout the festival, in addition to activities in the Kidz Korner, including a giant obstacle course, moonwalk, inflatable bouncers, face painting, balloon artistry, clowns and more.

Auburn Hills Summerfest Schedule of Events:

Friday, June 21 (4p-10p)

  • Skate Park Competition (4pm)
  • BBQ Cook-Off begins
  • Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest (4-6pm)
  • Ice Cream Social (6-8pm)
  • FREE Photo Booth

Auburn Hills Summerfest Stage Acts:

  • 4:00pm    The Earth Angels
  • 6:00pm    Chautauqua Express w/Guy Louis
  • 8:00pm    Legend the Band    

Saturday, June 22 (10a-10p)         

  • Classic Car Show, “By the River” (10am-3pm for spectators)
  • Pet Parade (11am)
  • BBQ Cook-Off Judging @ 12pm, Awards @ 3pm
  • Canoe Rides on the River (4-8pm)

Auburn Hills Summerfest Stage Acts:

  • 10:30am  Amazing Clark Magic Show
  • 11:30am  Pet Parade Prizes & Awards
  • NOON     Kerry’s Dance Stage Performance
  • 1:00pm    Paint Creek Boys
  • 2:00pm    Kari Holmes
  • 3:00pm    BBQ Contest Awards
  • 3:30pm    Steve King & the Dittilies
  • 5:00pm    Karaoke Contest
  • 6:00pm    Chautauqua Express w/Guy Louis
  • 7:30pm    Dance Contest
  • 8:00pm    Fifty Amp Fuse

For more Auburn Hills Summerfest information about the schedule of events, places to park, and how to register for activities, visit auburnhills.org or call Auburn Hills Parks & Recreation at 248-370-9353.

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