Arts and acrobats take over CityFest 2016!

CityFest 2016, with the theme Arts and Acrobats, will be held on April 30 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Kiesel Park. CityFest is hosted by the City of Auburn and is one of the largest free outdoor festivals in the state. Admission, parking and all activities are free to guests. Guests will be able to enjoy arts and crafts, fine art vendors, children’s activities, food and live music.

“For the last 16 years, Auburn CityFest has become the largest outdoor arts and crafts festival in the area, bringing in the best in local and regional artists musicians year in and year out,” said CityFest Vendor Coordinator, Whitney Morris. “What I love the 12805859_10154028005126031_2737259508542821116_nmost about CityFest is that it has grown to embody everything that Auburn residents, myself included, love about Auburn. It is the quintessential springtime event; inviting our residents outside to enjoy good food, great weather, awesome music, amazing activities and a fantastic exhibition of artists and crafts persons.”

Guests also have the opportunity to enjoy some fantastic art at the Juried Art Preview Exhibition and Reception. The art show, held on Thursday, April 28 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Historic Nunn-Winston House, features works in a variety of mediums by local and regional artists. Like CityFest, the Juried Art show is free and open to the public. Guests will be able to view the Juried Art show works during CityFest.d27a09_8a8b56ad06b04b44869f60f4b2fccfd5

This year’s entertainment will include local artist such as Trace Pridgen, BB Palmer & Kudzu and Jive Mother Mary. Aside from just musical entertainment, guest have the opportunity to see the ZuZu African Acrobats, an acrobatic dance group who have performed on “America’s Got Talent.”

Because CityFest is designed to entertain the whole family, there is a special area just for children, known as The Children’s Imagination Station. This area includes bounce houses, laser tag, pony rides, a rock wall and even knocker balls. Also performing will be Auburn CityFest favorite, Lew-E the Clown, and Stilt Walker and Comedic Juggler, Todd Key. Be sure to stop by the Kreher Forest and Nature Preserve, the giant sandbox, sponsored by Home Depot, and ScoutFest, hosted by the Boy Scouts of America- Saugahatchee District.
“Cityfest is a true showcase of local and regional talent from every area you could possibly imagine,” Morris said. “The Auburn Community, especially members of the Auburn Business Community, really work hard to make, not only Auburn CityFest but the city itself a great place to live and work and it is because of this that I love helping put together this festival to give it back to the community.”

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