Summerfest 2013


Summerfest 2013 Brings Weekend of Entertainment and Activities to Downtown Auburn Hills June 21 & 22

Downtown events include Ice Cream Social, BBQ Cook-Off, Classic Car Show, live music and kids activities

Media contacts: Brian Marzolf, City of Auburn Hills,, 248.364.6793; Mike Espejo, City of Auburn Hills,, 248.364.6726

May 13, 2013 – The City of Auburn Hills will transform its Downtown to kick-off summer with an exciting two days of fun during Summerfest 2013.  The event takes place Friday, June 21st – Saturday June 22nd at the corner of Squirrel and Auburn Roads and will host an array of attractions for all ages to enjoy.

Popular attractions include the sights and smells of the much-anticipated BBQ Cook-Off, shopping at the Arts & Crafts Fair, ice cream scooped by the Mayor and City Council and a Classic Car Show by the river. The event is family-friendly with live music performances and a Kidz Korner activity area that includes carnival games, inflatable obstacle courses and slides, face painting and much more.  Auburn Hills Mayor James McDonald says that two full days are needed to take in all the activities Summerfest 2013 has to offer.

“The City takes pride in offering Summerfest each year as an opportunity for families, businesses and the larger community to come together and actively participate in a variety of fun for all ages in the growing Downtown area,” acknowledges Mayor McDonald.  “Events like these let people become better acquainted with the strong civic pride that makes Auburn Hills a great place to live and work.”

Friday, June 21 ( 4:00 - 10:00pm)



Saturday, June 22 (10:00am - 10:00pm)

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



-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)

Stage Schedule (Friday)



Stage Schedule (Saturday)

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



10:30am  Amazing Clark Magic Show
11:30am  Pet Parade Prizes & Awards
NOON      Kerry’s Dance Stage Performance
1:00pm    The 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

Auburn Hills gratefully acknowledges its 2013 Summerfest sponsors including: Genisys Credit Union; Community Impact Church; The River Church; Engle & Associates, P.C.; Skate Hungry; Lake Trust Credit Union; Mayo Welding; DTE Energy; Serenity Hair Salon; Duffy’s Pub; Quality Inn; ITC.

For more information about the event visit or call Auburn Hills Parks & Recreation at 248-370-9353.

About Auburn Hills

Celebrating 30 years as a city in 2013, Auburn Hills is home to 21,000 residents and also serves as Michigan’s global business address, with 40 international corporations from 32 countries housed here, including Chrysler Group LLC and Borg Warner headquarters. Auburn Hills’ residents enjoy the amenities of city and suburban living with parks, a revitalized downtown district and a welcoming city complex with a library and community center. Additionally, the city has five colleges and universities, the award winning Palace of Auburn Hills entertainment complex and Great Lakes Crossing Outlets, one of the state’s largest destination shopping centers, providing a variety of cultural, social and educational opportunities to residents, workers and visitors. Learn more at