Celebrate summer’s start with local fun

-A +A
Don’t let the clouds and less-than-sizzling temperatures of the past few days fool you — summer is on its way. Celebrate the changing season with some serious fun this month. Auburn Movie Nights Auburn Movie Nights presents a summer of film favorites starting June 15. Film fans of all ages can expect nine free screening opportunities between June 15 and Aug. 10. Film viewing locations include Central Square, Recreation Park, Old Town and Regional Park. June films include “Secretariat” on June 15 in Central Square, “E.T.” June 22 at Recreation Park, and “American Graffiti” June 29 in Old Town. Movies begin at dusk, around 8:45 p.m. Bring your snacks, low-back chairs and blankets and enjoy the free shows. Call (530) 885-8461 for more information. Confluence Festival This year marks the 20th anniversary of the American River Confluence Festival, which takes place June 12 at Overlook Park, 855 Pacific Ave. Highlights include nature, art, and canyon recreational activities, as well as a rock-climbing wall, live music, information booths, vendors, food and more. See or call (530)?887-9314 for more information. Chillin’ & Grillin’ The Boys & Girls Club of Auburn hosts its third annual summer fundraiser, Chillin’ & Grillin’ BBQ, Band & Auction, starting at 6 p.m. June 11. The 21-and-over fun happens at the Mullin & McAdams Clubhouse, 679 Lincoln Way. Tickets are $25 in advance or $35 at the door and include a barbecue dinner, live music by A Stones Throw and more. Call (530) 889-2273 or visit for more information. Auburn Art Walk The second Auburn Art Walk of 2011 takes place 6-9 p.m. June 9 at more than two dozen locations throughout Downtown and Old Town Auburn. Businesses and other venues open their walls to display the creations of local artists, and then welcome the community to come check it out. See or call (530) 885-5670 for more information. You can also swing by the Arts Building, 808 Lincoln Way, to pick up an Art Walk map. Party in the Park Mumbo Gumbo and Great American Taxi take the stage at this year’s Party in the Park. This annual free concert kicks off at 5:30 p.m. June 17 at Regional Park, 3770 Richardson Drive. Learn more at Wednesday Night Live Wednesday Night Live starts up June 15 and features six consecutive weeks of entertainment and more from 6-9 p.m. each week on High Street in Downtown Auburn. See for information. Auburn Family Night Out The 12th annual Auburn Family Night Out takes place 5-9 p.m. June 18, promising nearly a mile of family fun between Downtown and Old Town Auburn. Check out a petting zoo, bounce house, bumper cars, entertainment, pony rides, face painting, games and more. The Chalk-A-Lot art contest has, for the first time, includes teen and adult entries. Be sure to keep an ear out for live music in celebration of World Music Day. Learn more by calling (530) 888-1585 or visiting