Annual Festivals


Spring Celebration

This family-friendly event sponsored by Auburn's Parks and Recreation Department includes children's games and activities, as well as an egg hunt where every child is a winner. Website


Great Falls Balloon Festival

One of Maine's premier festivals, the Great Falls Balloon Festival happens every August and features dozens of hot air balloons.  It also includes live music, games, carnival rides and much more.  Website

Liberty Festival

Held on July 4 each year, the Liberty Festival is fun for the entire family.  It offers live music, a variety of food, and finishes the day with a fireworks display at 9:30pm.  Website

Summer Festival

Join the City of Auburn for our first annual Summer Festival on August 5, 6 & 7.  With live music, food trucks, trail runs, a lobster bake, and much more, SummerFest has something fun for the whole family. Website


The Dempsey Challenge

The Dempsey Challenge is a run/walk and cycling challenge which also serves to fundraise for The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing at Central Maine Medical Center.  Website

Fright Fest

For children Pre-k to 4th grade, this spooky, pre-Halloween event sponsored by Auburn's Parks and Recreation Department includes games, activities and face painting.  Website 


Tree Lighting

Auburn's annual downtown holiday celebration includes tree and menorah lighting, music and a visit from Santa Claus. 

New Year's Auburn

Kick off the new year in style at New Year's Auburn! Join us at Maine's biggest and BEST New Year's celebration.